Attributed to Jacques Antoine Vallin (Paris, 1760-1831) oil on canvas classical landscape painting titled en verso "Telemaque et Mentor dans l'ile de Calypso" (Telemachus and Mentor in the island of Calypso) and "Telemaque instruisant les bergers" (Telemachus Instructing the Shepherds). Depicting a teacher seated and attired in a red robe with his student who is seated on the ground with his dog and books, listening intently while holding a staff to the center, with classical ruins, trees, and a flock of sheep in the background. Housed in a gilt wood frame with oval spandrel with applied corner elements. Brass artist plaque to lower edge. Old French paper label en verso with artist's information and titles en verso. Sight – 23" H x 19" W. Framed – 29 5/8 " H x 26 1/4" W. 2 1/4" D. Artist's Biography (Adapted from the National Gallery, London): Jacques Vallin entered the school of the French Academy in Paris in about 1775 where he was instructed by Drevet, Callet and Renou. He subsequently exhibited at the Salon between 1791 and 1827. Note: Both Telemachus and Mentor are characters from Greek poem "The Odyssey", attributed to Homer. CONDITION: Painting with overall light craquelure. Losses to beaded frame liner, frame likely with older re-gilding.
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