Oreste Costa (Italian, 1851-1901) oil on canvas trompe l'oeil nature morte painting; oval still life with goose and raven strung together and hanging against a trompe l'oeil paneled wall, above a marble surface with apples, orange and nut at left and two smaller dead birds at right. Signed O. Costa and dated 1871 lower left. Oval giltwood and patinated molded frame with carved shells at each end. 25 1/2" x 20" sight, 35" x 28" framed. Provenance: Private Tullahoma, TN collection. CONDITION: Painting – very good condition with some fine, light cracquelure. Area of inpainting, 1/2" L. to right side of duck's chest, and scattered inpainting to apples on left side. Frame with later gilding and painting, very good condition.
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