Rural genre scene with Norman characters in conversation. The young woman wears the typical Calvados headdress. Oil on canvas, similar to others of the same theme found in a number of museums in France (including the Museum of Fine Arts in Bordeaux) and produced between 1833 and 1837 by the same artist. An old label on the frame with a handwritten inscription indicates the artist’s name and that the work belonged to the collection of a certain Captain Duplessy.
Artist: Hippolyte Bellangé (1800-1866).
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Condition: Very good condition.
Dimensions: 27.5 x 37.5 cm. / 10 ¾ x 14 ¾ in.
Frame: 39 x 47 cm. / 15 ¼ x 18 ½ in. Original gild wood, repainted. Restoration period.