The painting is in good condition bearing usual signs of age. The surface shows craquelure in places as well as slight abrasion along the edges. One small thin spot can be seen at the lower left border. Some time ago the canvas was mounted on hardboard, whereby c. 2 cm of the left edge was folded over. In the course of this the varnish has also been renewed.
Lucien Frank (1857-1920)
As a pupil of Charles-François Daubigny, Frank studied in Paris and additionally received artistic advice from Edouard Manet. Based in Brussels and Paris, he painted mainly Impressionist-Pointilistic, small-scale landscapes and marines of France and the Flemish coast. In addition, there were flower and fruit still life as well as character scenes with the representation of the festive festivals in the spirit of the Belle Époque. Frank also worked as a pastel and watercolor painter. He often worked in the Brussels area. Frank honored Hippolyte Boulenger and Joseph-Théodore Coosemans, and was therefore often in Tervuren, where he belonged to the second generation of the local school. His works include, for example, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Brussels, the New Modern Art Museum in Liège and the Museum of Fine Arts in Tournai. (nlu)