Late 19th Century French Oil Painting
A wonderful antique oil painting of a coastal scene from the end of the 19th century, France. Two manned sailboats can be seen returning to dock, while a boy waits to greet them. Great attention to detail was taken by the artist to create the reflections on the rippling water, shadows on the sails, and throughout producing a realistic representation of this lovely afternoon the artist was witnessing before his eyes. This bay scene is simply delightful, and makes one long to be on the water. A fitting work for both sailing enthusiasts and land dwellers alike! Signed by the artist. Oil on canvas.