Sulis Fine Art is proud to present this exquisite French school interior with figures, by the artist Jules Dufour (1812-1871). Central to the dark interior scene is an elderly female figure, in early 19th Century French dress, surrounded by three young children.
Dufour has been influenced by the Dutch Old Masters, with regards to lighting and mood. The positioning of the figures, and elements of still life in the composition, join to create an expressive and eye-catching work. This is a truly engaging painting, emanating the humanism of both the artist and subject.
This artwork is handsomely presented in a substantial late 19th Century gilt wooden frame, with highly ornate leaf-and-berry running pattern.