It’s unusual to find these early works retaining period frames. In this case a wonderful faux marble molding is held by the old hand wrought nails (these were forged individually).
In his 16th -17th century work, a shepherd in a waist coat sporting a shirt with striped sleeves watches his flock including sheep, a cow, and a goat.
Likely an Italian countryside view, details of mountains and villages are distant. Strong colors and contrasts highlight this bucolic view.
Professionally cleaned and restored. Now ready to place and enjoy.
H. 27″, w. 36.5″. $1600.