Antique Nativity Scene Oil Painting on Board from FranceSKU: by Aeology
Antique Nativity Scene Oil Painting on Board from France
Circa Date : 1900
Materials : Oil Painting
Country of Origin : France (South)
An unusual Oil Painting on a shield shaped wooden board which came from a Chapel in northern France.
The impressionistic painting depicts a seated woman holding a book and rocking a baby in its cradle while angels hover above.
The surface has interestingly faded and worn patination, but the woman and child have a very real empathetic quality.
The painted and shaped shield with its 'bitten out' corners appears to date from between 1890 and 1920 and must have been made to fit into a specific frame or wood panel or perhaps an alcove. Measures 33 inches wide by 32 high.
The wooden board in firm condition with absense of any defects.