An unusual French provincial scene of a grandmother and her grandson walking with sacks and branches. The grandmother has a walking stick, sun hat and a red scarf and the boy has a checked shirt, shorts and a sunhat - we sympathize with him!
Early twentieth-century, oil on canvas by Emile Victor Barthelemy (1885-1964).
This painting has been cleaned and re-varnished.
Barthelemy's work has been exhibited in the Marseille gallery.
An extract from Wikipedia
(translated from French):
Emilien [ 1 ] Victor Barthélemy , born in Marseille on February 3 , 1885 and died in the same town on February 4 , 1964, is a French painter.
A pupil of Fernand Cormon , he is best known for his portraits, his nudes in the open air and his representations of children at the sea. He exhibits continuously at the Salon des Artistes Français from 1910, is put in Hors-Concours and obtained a gold medal there, as well as at the Salon des Artistes Provincial in Marseille, at the Salons of the Colonial Exhibition or at the Salon of mutilated artists (1928).
His works are kept, among others, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Marseille and at the town hall of Châteaurenard .
Knight of the Legion of Honor (June 10, 1918), Croix de guerre (with three citations), member of the committee of the Friendly Society of French Painters and Sculptors and of the Society of French Landscapers, he received many prizes including the James-Bertrand, Roux, Chavard, Piot, Legeay -Lebrun and the 1914 Rome Grand Prix .
Approx. overall including frame 30¼" x 26½"
Approx. overall including frame 77cm x 67cm