This genre scene with baby aking first steps in the presence of numerous relatives was executed by listed Neapolitan genre painter Francesco Peluso ((1836 - 1918). The artist worked in Naples and recieved acknowledge for his bourgeois and folk genre scenes.
Literature: General Artist´s Lexicons by Thieme/Becker, Leipzig, 1999 (in German); by Benezit (in French) and by Gianelli "Art. napolitan. viv.", 1916 (in Italian).
Inscription: antique bronze plaque on the original frame with the inscription in Italian with the artist´s name and the title of the painting.
Technique: Oil on canvas, original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 46 1/8" x h 29 7/8" (117 x 76 cm), framed w 55 1/8" x h 39 1/3" (140 x 100 cm).
Condition: very good, original canvas, professionally cleaned, the work is ready to hang on the wall.