Late 18th Century Domestic scene with children feeding a bird in a cage with mother and maid.
An exquisitely painted interior scene that is highly typical of the period. Domestic scenes such as this were highly popular paintings, displaying the quiet intimacy of family life. The style is reminiscent of Antoine Watteau and William Hogarth.
There is an exceptional delicacy in these painting to details and texture, such as the mother's silk dress and the textile that hangs over the table.
This masterpiece was likely painted sometime between 1740 and 1790 by a French or Flemish artist.
Medium: Oil painting on panel
Size approx.: Small
Framed: W 45.5 x H 37.0 cm
Panel: W 35.0 x H 26.0 cm
Weight: 1.5 kg
Condition: Good for its age
Frame condition: Reasonable but in need of some work