This charming gilt framed oil painting on board depicts a couple dining on a restaurant’s outside terrace, with the waiter standing beside them. The scene takes place at the end of the meal, as the gentleman has his spectacles out and is reading the bill. The background shows trees with lush foliage, and rooftops of other chateaux in the distance. The painting has been signed in the lower right-hand corner, with what we believe to read Arthur Destadleur. The frame’s decoration consists of scrolls, shells, patterned grounds, and foliate motifs. From France, this charming framed painting on board will be an asset to any area it is placed.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with minor losses, thin split to board (upper right), small exposed nailhead. Small losses to gilding on frame.