Strasbourg 1752 - 1825 Paris
An amorous advance in an interior
signed lower left: F:Schall
oil on canvas
33 x 24.5 cm.; 13 x 9⅝ in
The canvas is lined, the paint surface is very slightly dirty and the varnish is thick and slightly discoloured. There are some slight, superficial scuffs along the lower margin. Inspection under ultraviolet light is impeded by the varnish, which fluoresces opaquely, but there appears to be an absence of any intervention and the painting is in seemingly overall very good condition.
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