Unknown (French,19th century)
(French artist, 2nd half of the 19th century)
“Trumpet Player reading a Letter from Home“
Unclear signed lower right and dated ‘1878’
Oil on canvas, 33 x 24 cm
Looking at the very high quality of this small piece of art, we can assume that this painting was painted by one of the better French artists, who at the end of the 19th century mainly focused on painting scenes from the French-Prussian War of 1870 – 1971.
The clothing of the trumpet player and the attributes in this small canvas are shown in a prefect way, up to the smallest details. The high qualities and atmosphere immediately remind us of the trumpet player in the works of the famous 17th century Dutch painter Gerard ter Borch (II).
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