Adolphe Charles Marais (French, 1856-1940)
Cows and Calf in a Field in Late Afternoon Sun
Signed "Ad. Marais" l.r.
Oil on canvas, 25 3/4 x 32 in. (65.0 x 81.0 cm),framed.
Condition: Lined, scattered retouch more concentrated on the white cow on the right, minor paint loss to u.c. edge, craquelure, drying cracks.
Framed dimensions are 30 1/4 x 36 1/2 x 2 in.
In addition to the retouch by the head of the white cow which looks like a repaired puncture or tear, there is also an area in the sky beneath the extended branches of the tree on the right. The back of the canvas has a paperboard backing screwed to the stretcher. The lining shows some minor discoloration on the reverse, perhaps foxing or mold.
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