Antique Continental School Oil Painting with Fishermen(485 views)
Description: This antique oil painting features a luminous sky above a bucolic country landscape with a thatched-roof cottage and tranquil lake. Two women chat on the shore while fishermen pull a net into their small boat out on the lake. It is a charming example of Continental School (France, Belgium, Holland) paintings and was made in the late 1800's. As with many paintings of this genre, it is unsigned.
Condition Report: The canvas has extensive craquelure, which shows its age. At some time in the past, it was conserved by wax lining, and retouched. We gently cleaned off the yellowed varnish and coated it with non-yellowing varnish to bring out the colors and details.
Provenance: A Massachusetts Estate
Dimensions: 21"x24" frame