English School, 19th Century, Blossom and Decay

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English School, 19th Century.

Blossom and Decay.
Oil on canvas.

Titled lower center.

Height: 31 cm (12-1/4 in.) - Width: 24 cm (9-1/4 in.).

Older restorations, networks of cracks, and minor losses.

This enigmatic painting, a variation on the vanitas theme, is an optical illusion which invites one to discover two smiling children or a skull.

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  • Expertissim Reference: 2011020463