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Lovely Antique European Cathedral Garden Oil Painting, Unsigned, ca 1920

ca 1920

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Although seemingly unsigned, this European Cathedral setting was painted by a well-trained artist. It dates to around 1920, about one hundred years ago. The summer scene is a back garden to a large cathedral and probably in Italy. Often, European churches and cathedrals have contemplative gardens that are off to the side or behind the grand edifices that are usually busy with people. This seems to be the case in this painting. A single statue with a backdrop of cypress trees provides a calm respite along a winding path to the historic church beyond. The artist chose this space to paint a reflective scene while still showing off some of the grandeur of the church and likely cathedral beyond. The Renaissance or Baroque buildings are very nicely rendered in a somewhat Impressionist manner. The overall composition with its vertical format is quite unique and alluring. It could certainly remind the viewer of similar scenes that were witnessed on past trips to Europe. The painting is oil on canvas and measures 12 1/2” x 18”. It has a wood gold frame with simple architectural lines that seem to frame it nicely, without being fancy or overbearing. Overall framed dimensions are 16” x 21 1/2”. The painting is in very good condition with no apparent repairs or damage. There is a small vertical mark below the statue, but that isn’t too noticeable, as is the vague vertical streak in the bottom lower right on the paint surface. That may be a thin varnish drip from years ago. The frame is generally in good condition with very minor discolorations in a few spots. All in all, the paintIng presents very well as an antique from Europe and is ready to hang on the wall or location of your choice. In spite of its antique vintage, it’s bright, colorful and timeless all at once.
  • Creation Year:
    ca 1920
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 18 in (45.72 cm)Width: 12 in (30.48 cm)Depth: 2 in (5.08 cm)
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  • Gallery Location:
    Baltimore, MD
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU2396214465142

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