Mid 19thC Italian Clock Painting
An Italian early 19thC clock painting indistinctly signed on the lower right corner of the painting and set in a period Empire gilt frame. The painting depicts a bucolic mountain scene with a pair of musicians; one playing a mandolin or a lute and the another the tambourine. The are amid the company of a seated lady and a gentlemen resting on a cane in front of a niche of the Virgin Mary. The clock dial is housed in a church steeple. The twin barrel clock movement activates two separate gongs ringing the hours and quarters. The canvas has been relined. Italian circa 1840.
Dimensions: 38″W (97cm) x 32″H (81cm)
Ref. MP BB4098