SMALL PAINTING OF DUTCH INTERIOR WITH TWO FIGURES IN A HALLWAY
Signed lower right C.C.C. 1864, executed in oil on canvas laid on artist board
Item # 611DXR13P
A somber work depicting two Dutch women sitting together in the streams of light pouring through an open door, both engaged in conversation while the foremost figure appears to be knitting or otherwise engaged with her hands. The interior is stark and bare. Shadows dominate the scene and lend seriousness to the setting, the drawn face of the first figure suggesting a sober topic. The initials lower right of C.C.C. and date of 1864 could perhaps refer to Charles Caryl Coleman (American, 1840-1928), though it would be rather early for his work and the later body of his work is distinctly different than the style of this work. Further research would be necessary to attribute the work with any accuracy. Finely preserved in excellent original condition and a most interesting scene.
Measurements: 12" H x 9 1/4" W x 1 1/4" D [frame]; 8" H x 5" W [canvas]
Exceptional original condition, small chip in lower area of door; frame with minor wear.