A beautiful still life depicting what appears to be a mandolin or saz laying across an old open book. It’s a fine work and the artist, Emile Bussier, has rendered the light particularly well as it falls across the pages.
The painting is signed in the lower left and housed within a frame that could be its original.
Medium: Oil on canvas Overall size: 29” x 25” / 73cm x 63cm Year of creation: c. 1900 Provenance: Germany Condition: Very presentable. A minor blemish in the top right. Frame with some age-related wear. Artist’s auction highlight: £2,000 achieved for ‘Rowing out to the Rescue’ at Bonhams in 2004.