19th Century, French
Mother and Child
This is a beautiful 19th century French painting, oil on canvas, measuring 12 3/4 x 10 3/8 inches. It is dated and initialed in the lower right corner, "HD 1864". After some research we believe it to be the work of Henry Dagneau, a 19th century French painter known for his genre and figure paintings. This is a sweet image of a mother knitting in the shade outside the house, while her baby naps peacefully in the cradle beside her. It is quite well painted, with nice tonal and textural range and subtle yet quite rich colors. It comes in what appears to be the original frame.