Continental school oil on canvas painting depicting well-dressed money changers at a table with scale and coins. An elderly bearded man holds a coin and empty purse in the right foreground, while a figure behind him with a blue robe points an accusing figure towards one of the money changers. Unsigned. Housed in a later giltwood Rococo style frame. Continental, early 19th century. Sight: 13"H x 17"W. Frame - 19" H x 23"W.
Collection of a Nashville Physician.
Canvas appears to have been cut down from a larger painting. Relined and reframed, with top edge of old canvas visible at upper edge, with upper and lower margins having a later augmentation visible under UV light. 8 3/4" scratch across subject in right foreground. 3 1/2" diagonal scratch lower left. 1" repaired tear with some inpainting upper right corner. Area of paint loss to right edge, approximately 1" visible outside of frame. Scattered spots of white mold. White plaster filling material to edges visible outside of frame. Several shrinkage cracks and some small chips to frame.