1844 - 1910
signed and dated Henri Rousseau 33 lower left
oil on canvas
Unframed: 60 by 81cm., 23½ by 32in.
Framed: 74.5 by 95.5cm., 29¼ by 37½in.
The canvas has not been lined and providing a strong and stable support to the paint surface. There is good impasto and the work is in good overall condition ready to hang. Examination under UV light reveals some fluorescing around the figure far right and also to the sky, although this appears to be artist's pigment.
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