Title/subject: Late 18th Century Domestic Scene. Children feeding a bird in a cage with their 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 a 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.
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