DescriptionCORNEILLE PETIT (Belgian, 19th Century)
Return from the Market
Oil on canvas
22-3/4 x 18 inches (57.8 x 45.7 cm)
Signed and inscribed lower right: C. Petit / Bruxelles
Private collection, New York.
A handwritten label by the artist in French attached verso reads (in translation): I, the undersigned, certify that this painting (Return from the Market) is original and painted by me. C. Petit Rue Robiano.
Original unlined canvas, stretcher and frame. Under UV examination there is an old varnish making a clear assessment of anything beneath it hard to read. There appear to be a few areas of strenthening or inpaint in the tablecloth, in the foreground plane, and possibly in the rafters. There are some small areas of inpaint to address tiny losses to left of the mirror on the right, on the gentleman's lower legs, and in the standing woman's head wrap. Framed Dimensions 29.5 X 25.5 Inches
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