Inscribed lower right: "Gerbéviller incendie pour les Allemands Le 24 Aout 1914 Bataile de Grand Couronné de Nancy Aout-Septembre". Artist signed and dated 1915 lower left, In a period wood, gesso and gold leaf period frame H 35", W 42.5". The Battle of Grand-Couronné was the first major battle to start WWI. Provenance: Property from a Bloomfield Township, MI private collection.
Original canvas, stretcher, and frame. No damage to canvas. There appears to be overpaint (over the varnish in the clouds center left. Original varnish. Craquelure is stable. This work appears to be in a virtually untouched condition since the day it was painted. | Please note all lots show signs of wear commensurate with age and use, and the lack of a statement regarding condition does not imply the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from defects or the effects of aging. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of DuMouchelles' specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the “Request Condition Report” or “Ask a Question” buttons or email firstname.lastname@example.org.