Vincent Jean Baptiste Chevilliard (French, 1841-1904), "Election Time," small oil on panel painting depicting a priest in black frock reading a series of political broadsides pasted to the side of a building, with an expression of amusement on his face. Trees and sky are partially visible in the background. Signed "V. Chevilliard" lower left. Housed in a period giltwood frame with anthemion and ribbon molded edges. Titled lower left sight edge of frame with artist name printed lower right. Label for Maxwell Galleries, San Francisco, en verso. Sight: 6" H x 4" W. Frame: 14" H x 13" W. Biography: Vincent Jean Baptiste Chevilliard was admitted to the Ecole Des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1865 and presented his first work to the Paris Salon the same year. His teachers included Francois Edouard Picot and Alexandre Cabanel. Chevilliard was known for his paintings depicting humorous scenes from the daily lives of religious figures. His works are held at various museums in France, Stockholm, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. (Source: E. Benezit Dictionary of Artists, vol.)
The collection of Dr. Andrew Wilkerson, by descent from the estate of Vernon and Vicki Meche, Iron City, Tennessee.
Excellent condition. Frame with two losses to molding up to 4 1/2" wide with some re-gilding at areas of loss; other scattered small areas of loss, abrasion and wear.