A French oil on canvas country scene from the late 18th century, set inside a pine frame. Born in France during the later years of Louis XVI’s reign, this charming scene depicts a farmer feeding her chickens. The subtle use of curving lines leads our eye towards the center the composition, highlighted by the red touch of the farmer’s dress. The naive depiction of the settings, marked by the house, trees and hay, is perfectly accented by the use of blue, red, brown and green tones, as well as the simple yet elegant pine frame in which the painting is set. With its unpretentious subject and naive facture, this unsigned French oil on canvas painting circa 1790 will bring a touch of authenticity to any home.
H 29.25 in. x W 33.5 in. x D 3 in.
H 74.3 cm x W 85.09 cm x D 7.62 cm