Continental school gouache on paper genre scene depicting two figures seated at a table, 19th century. Painted in a dusty blue, brown, with hints of the red preparatory drawing beneath.
Provenance: From the collection of Frederick and Catherine Asher, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Frederick M. Asher and Catherine E. Asher were prominent scholars in the field of Art History. Both dedicated their lives to the education of students, teaching for many years as professors at the University of Minnesota. They both had a passion for South Asian art, traveling extensively throughout India, Asia, and the Middle East. Selections from their travels and careers as avid art historians are offered in this auction. Their collection includes Indian jewelry, Japanese woodblock prints, an incredible slide collection, and much more.Sight; height: 7 1/2 in x width: 9 3/4 in. Framed; height: 15 in x width: 17 1/2 in.
There is extensive craquelure throughout the painting. Undulation to the sheet throughout. It is likely that the colors have faded somewhat. Abrasion to the surface throughout, especially the upper left corner along the man's face. Some small paint losses throughout. Light wear to the frame; framed under plexiglass; not inspected out of frame.
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