Armand Rassenfosse (Belgian, 1862-1934). Oil painting on board depicting a nursing mother and child. There is a small plaque with the artists name affixed to the lower center of the frame. He is most well known for his 160 color etching illustrations of Charles Baudelaire's poems "Les Fleurs du mal," of which only 130 copies were published.Sight; height: 28 1/2 in x width: 23 1/4 in. Framed; height: 38 in x width: 33 in.
The piece shows no visible losses, creases or tears. The surface appears to be stable. To the center of the mother's face, there is a small area that fluoresces under UV light. In the upper left margin, there is a black circular accretion. Throughout the recto, there are light accretions, possibly original to the artistic process; please see the listing image. Due to the thick and uneven varnish throughout it is difficult to discern whether there are restorations. Along the verso, the board is toned and has soiling and light paint accretions that do not affect the recto, possibly original to the artistic process. Light wear to the frame.
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