A pair of "Fixés sous verre" representing a group of horse riders in front of an hostel, hunting, on a countryside landscape background with plains and hills, in the taste of Blarenberghe. The gilt wood frame is carved with floral patterns.
The painting under glass invented in the mid 18th century by Arnaud Vincent de Montpetit. These small oil paintings on fine canvas are glued and fixed under a protective glass.Louis-Nicolas and Henri-Joseph van Blarenberghe were two French brothers born in Lille, painting usually in gouache during the 18th century. Their style was similar, and often they worked on the same painting together. They specialised in seascapes and scenes of military encampments and battles. Miniatures by the brothers often decorated snuff boxes and small objects d'art. Their style is near from flamish painting.
Dim: W: 7,5 in - D: ,8in - H: 5,1in.
Dim: L:19cm, P:2cm, H:13cm.