This peaceful painting depicts a winter’s scene of a couple walking with clogs on their feet down a snowy path. A blanket drapes both of them for warmth. Under her arm is a basket, and their outfits are brightly colored, giving warmth to the painting that is otherwise a cold winter day. In addition, both of them are smiling as they walk, indicating it is a pleasant stroll, regardless of the weather.
The painting has been framed in a stepped out giltwood frame having various foliate motifs. Large acanthus leaves are at the inner corners, and on the back is an old Parisian frame maker/gilders shop tag: “GUERNIER DOREUR SUR BOIS”. On the lower right corner of the painting, is a tree trunk with largely indecipherable writing, a signature, and a date of 1881. On the back is an art gallery sticker that says, “Art Gallery, di Sapienza Giuseppe, 53042 . Chianciano Terme . Viale Roma, 17, Littore J. BCHSC 1881
CONDITION: Frame has old restorations to corners and minor rubs to gold paint, age separations at corners. Painting is in very good condition with only small rubs to outer edges.