'Pictures at an Exhibition' - Oil on Canvas - attributed to U.M. Samaran
Attributed to U.M. Samaran (French, 19th century), oil on canvas painting of an art exhibition; an elderly man views a painting on an easel as presented to him by a younger man while three fashionably dressed women are behind them, also viewing art, with a folding painted screen partially visible at the right side of the painting. Illegibly signed lower right:" __ M S—–."
Hardy Alan backstamp to canvas, en verso. At lower left and lower right corners are the remnants of 2 old paper labels.
Titled: 'Pictures at an Exhibition'
Artist: Illegibly signed lower right" __ M S—–."
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Period: 19th Century
Condition: Cracquelure throughout. Alligatoring to back of chair near older man's hand. Repaired tears upper right, 1 1/2" L and 1/2"L, background. 1" repaired tear lower right, about 4" above signature. Scattered small flakes and inclusions throughout, including an area of flaking upper left, along frame edge. Light grime. Frame re-gilt with scattered small losses.
Overall Dimensions: 45 1/2"W x 59"H