Incredibly beautiful and rare, matching pair of antique original oil on canvas paintings by listed artist, Louis Doret (Swiss 18thC-19thC) in gorgeous period gilt gesso frames! Each depicts a finely done courtyard scene with figures amidst a wooded background and flanking seated musical (lute & flute) genre figures. Two of the figures, a man and woman courting couple? Matching antique gilt frames measure 35 3/4" by 27 3/4" by 2 3/4" with a sight of approximately 29 3/8" by 21 1/2 each. Little is known about this artist other than he was of Swiss or French origin and active in the very late 18th Century (1790's) and into the early-mid decades of the 19th Century.Would guess that the antique frames date to the early-mid 19thC and appear to be original to these paintings. Very nice antique condition with age related wear. Paintings demonstrate some possible yellowing/toning (see pics) and may benefit from a light cleaning; Colors still vibrant.
Two small flakes of paint loss (as pictured) in the area of the flute player (blue jacket). Areas of minor, stable craquelure throughout; Some minor separation at the corners of the frames. Overall, in excellent antique condition considering age. Beautiful, finely detailed artwork by a listed, well accomplished artist that's ready to hang on your wall!
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The item "Louis Doret Beautiful & Rare Matching Pair 19thC Finely Done Oil Paintings" is in sale since Monday, December 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "2ndparlourantiques" and is located in Corning, New York.This item can be shipped to United States.