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Antique French fish oil painting by French artist, Ernest Gaston Amas (1869-1959) see photo.  A soft golden palette rendered with exquisite expertise by this well known French artist.  A fresh herring lies on paper, ready to be cooked for supper.  A slightly textured to the touch canvas, raised to give a textured effect to the scales sits in an old gilt frame. Very atmospheric!


Medium: Oil on canvas board

Overall size: 23ins x 20ins or 58cms x 50cms

Date: 1890's

Condition: This oil on canvas painting has been attached to a wood board.  The signature is barely visible at the bottom right.  There are imperfections throughout as you would expect from a painting of this age, but on the whole the painting is in good condition for the age.  The frame is of the same era.  It is delicate with imperfections losses and renovations throughout, including losses of moulding, losses at the corners (wood and plaster), indentations etc.  Please ask for more photos. Although it is very attractive and authentic, if you like perfect things then please do not buy.

Signed: Ernest Gaston Amas (1869-1959) A painter from Landrecies, France, portraits, landscapes, genre scenes and flowers.  He was a pupil of Gustave Moreau (1826-1898), William Bouguereau and Luc-Olivier Merson at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français from 1889 onwards, became a Salon member, received an honourable mention in 1897, and was awarded a silver medal and the Rosa Bonheur prize in 1921.  Ernest has his own museum in Landrecies and his works are exhibited in museums throughout France.  He is listed in Akoun with an average price of 2,400€ for a larger sized painting. (P15)

This painting is shipped by Colissimo track and trace and fully insured

Antique oil painting of a herring by Ernest Gaston Amas (1869-1959)


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