Continental school oil on canvas painting depicting a Cherub or Putti floating above the clouds with a blue garment surrounding his legs, and several more angels hovering above in a hazy pink sky. Unsigned. Pencil inscription reading "S. Orcull, L. Orcril, or L. Orelli" en verso. Housed in a gilt and gesso frame with acanthus leaf decoration. Sight: 18" H x 14 3/4". Framed: 25 1/4" H x 21 33/4" W. Late 18th-early 19th Century. Note: This work is possibly by Vincenzo Angelo Orelli (Italy, c 1755-1813) and may have been a study for the ceiling of the Santa Maria Annunciata in Serina, Italy painted between 1800 and 1810.
The Estate of Margaret Harold Roberts, Lookout Mountain, Georgia.
Overall heavy craquelure and grime expected with age. Some scattered paint loss in the lower and middle right quadrant, the lower-left corner, upper left corner, and center of the work, largest area approximately 1/2" long, Frame with scattered gilt loss along outer and inner perimeter.