This is genre scene in interior with noble lady and her servant by collecting a bouquet. It was executed by listed French genre and landscape painter Eugène François (Eugène) Fines (1826 - Paris - 1884). Studied since 1855 at the Fine Art school in Paris by Auguste Hesse und Léon Cogniet. Exhibited at the exhibitions of Paris Salon with historical and peasant genre scenes, including in Bretany, Normandy. And Italy.
Works by him are in Museum of Jacobins in MORLAIX, La fontaine miraculeuse, Oil.Exhibitions: 1859-80, Paris, Salon and Union of French artists.
BIBLIOGRAPHY lexiconsby Saur; Thieme/Becker ; Schurr/Cabanne I, 1996; A.Roussard, Dict. des peintres à Montmartre, P. 1999; Bénézit V, 1999. – Schurr V, 1981; D.Yonnet/A.Cariou, Le Finistère des peintres ..., Rennes 1993.
Inscription: signed lower left.
Technique: oil on canvas. Original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 18 1/3 " x h 21 3/4 " (46,5 x 55,5 cm), framed w 26" x h 29 1/8 " (66,3 x 74 cm)
Condition: in good condition, slightly crackled.