8 ¼" Height x 6" Width. Offered for your careful review and consideration is this very nice and recently discovered mid to late 19th century unsigned European (most likely Ita li an) continental oil painting on board (pressed mill board) of a seated old man holding what appears to be an Ita li an Chianti wine bottle with woven straw hanging holder in his hands, while he appears to be either reading its label or admiring its contents. The depiction of the old man is very ably realized. He's bald, with single strands of wispy white hair on the top of his head, which is very sensitively and artistically realized. The salt and pepper and platinum colored hair on the back of his head is brushed forward toward his temples.He looks down at the bottle propped up in both of his open hands. He wears a traditional country wool jacket with white cotton shirt and traditional short loose neck tie. This is not a Sunday painting but a period European and most likely Ita li an figurative oil painting that has academic sensibilities and evidence of formal training, due to its clearly capable realization. It doesn't suffer from abrasions, scuffs or loss. It's untouched, undisturbed and remains as it always was.
It was discovered out of frame and is being offered as such. Good to Very Good overall antique condition. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "modsanctuary" and is located in this country: US.
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