At nine feet wide, our large oil on canvas landscape painting makes an attractive statement piece for any wall of the house. The painting is reminiscent of Delft pottery, with cobalt blue images over a white background with gray undertones. A more recent giltwood frame, with ornamentation known as à décor Bérain (foliate ornamentation from the period of Louis XIV by Jean Berain), surrounds the large coastal scene.
A small inlet is the subject of the painting, with the focal point being a stone house with a wooden roof on the shore. The quaint house is surrounded by a forest on one side and remnants of derelict architecture, such as an enormous stone arch and a wooden retaining wall along the water. Small bushes and several trees line the shore on the other side. In the distance is an atoll with the faint trace of another building behind a rocky shore. Several birds can also be seen flying above the water. Painted in Italy during the 1700’s, this large oil on canvas landscape is a rare find and would serve as a fantastic statement piece for collectors of antique blue and white faience or Delft.
CONDITION: Very good antique condition with wear commensurate to age and handling, including fleabites to canvas with a very light craquelure. The frame is not original to the painting. Two old vertical crease marks can be seen along close inspection, but does not detract from appearance. Please see photos for details.