A very atmospheric oil on canvas from the Italian School painted with beautiful use of colours and tones which capture the light on a late summer early autumn evening. Semi-classical within it's general theme the artists captures a timeless moment and figures linger perhaps after watching a magnificent sunset as the ships sail by on a lake with hillside background, and with a sense of intrigue within an historical Italian landscape.
We love this painting for it's historical notation and for the splendid colours used to capture the scene almost to perfection.
It appears that the canvas has been professionally cleaned at some point and relined, most likely 50-60 years ago. The splendid original frame has also undergone coeval restoration and has been nicely blended to retain the patina of the frame all in keeping with the period of this lovely painting. The canvas is in excellent tension and the stretchers and frame have absolutely no sign of woodworm. There are signs of craquelure as one would expect from a painting of this antiquity but it is only evident in a few places and overall the painting is in very good clean order and is ready to hang. We have fitted new stretcher to frame brackets and removed the nails which is something we like to do on most of the paintings that we sell.
The painting will be fully insured for shipping by ourselves as is the case on all paintings we auction through Catawiki. The painting will be packaged to a high standard within a bespoke made reinforced box and with good level of protective wrapping etc. A certificate of authenticity will be issued free of charge with the painting .
- Title of artwork
- Pastoral scene of lake and hillside historical building with figures in foreground and sailing ships
- Italian School Early 19th Century
- 1800- 1840
- Oil on canvas
- Not signed
- Sold with frame
- Overall in good condition with traces of ageing
- Image size
- 29×24 cm
- Total dimensions
- 40×36×5 cm