Our captivating and large oil painting in a giltwood frame (49.5 inches) is a snapshot of life in France during the 1800s. The artist (St Aubin, signed in the lower right corner) successfully depicts the bustling town. A peaceful portrayal of a bygone era, the cityscape is set beneath a light blue sky adorned with scattered gray clouds.
In this picturesque village, you’ll find large, multi-story residences lining both sides of the plaza. The unpaved street, with its sandy appearance, is partially veiled in shadows cast by the towering houses with distinctive blue and red roofs. As your gaze wanders further, you’ll notice a grand castle rising majestically above the lush green trees in the background, surrounded by charming white buildings in the forefront. This stunning painting is beautifully framed in giltwood with intricate foliate motifs, featuring olive branch husks. It captures a moment in history that is frozen in time and would be a wonderful addition to any living space. Own a piece of French history with this captivating work of art.
Based on a very similar work of art, signed St Aubin, currently on the market in Paris, this could be Alejandro ST AUBIN Y BONNEFON, a Spanish painter born in Madrid on January 20, 1857 and died in the same city on May 24, 1916. He was a student of LIZCANO, he mainly painted characters and genre scenes, views of lively towns or villages, and was also an art critic. A painting by him is kept at the Galerie Moderna museum in Madrid.
CONDITION: Good condition with minor craquelure to the canvas. Very light age separations to the giltwood frame, with some losses and faded motifs. Rigged for hanging purposes. Signed in the lower right corner.