French flags decorate all poles and even the horse rider has one in hand waving. Brothers Circus had an adaptation of this act called "The Balloon Horse, Jupiter" of which a google search will pull up an advertising poster.
This work is dated 1850 and signed F. Guillet as seen in the lower right corner measuring 7 x 11.75 inches while the period burl wood frame measures 11.5 x 16 inches.
The balloon is decorated with what appears to be a couple fish, cherub, two animals and the scales of justice. I love all the small but unique figures from small children pointing in awe to well dressed men wearing top hats and women in.Colored dresses and even a little dog in the low right corner. Hand painted this with great brushwork and use of color which is now dimmed by 170 years of surface dirt / grime. A good cleaning would greatly brighten up the painting and bring it to its fullest aesthetic beauty. The condition is good but their is a small spot of loss just under the second to farthest right French flag and some craquelure present on the lower edge. The images provided accurately represent the quality, condition and aesthetic beauty of this stunning mid 19th. Oil painting but if you have any questions please feel free to ask prior to purchasing! We specialize in fine art from the Renaissance to Modern and even offer easy appraisal services. With thousands of happy customers over the last five years we guarantee your satisfaction with superior customer service and overall experience (check out our feedback). All works of art and valuable items are professionally packed to ensure safe arrival to you, thank you for your interest! The item "Stunning Antique French Oil Painting of Circus with Hot Air Balloon Signed 1850" is in sale since Thursday, April 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "henningfineart" and is located in Orlando, Florida.
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