Toon Kelder (Dutch 1894-1973),"Musicians and Figures in Landscape". Oil on wood panel painting depicting figures in an outdoor setting including a group of abstracted loosely rendered female nudes at right, a seated dog, a minstrel musician playing a stringed instrument wearing blue crouched at center, a figure wearing black riding on a brown horse on right above a dog or other animal standing on all fours and another musician playing a violin wearing a red outfit with matching red pointed hat. Figures in a lush brightly colored environment marked with patches of brown, green, blue, white, and orange. Signed lower left. Framed 15 inches x 17.125 inches. Unframed 5.8 inches x 7.8 inches. For an auction sale of similar work, please see Sotheby's Amsterdam sale on June 14, 2010 of Toon Kelder, "Musicians" as Lot 68. Accompanied with copy of Packers Camard receipt documenting that the item came from Galerie Eric Lhoste, Pau, France. Provenance: Galerie Eric Lhoste, Pau, France. Acquired by Mr. Thomas V. and Mrs. Marie B. Patton, Atlanta, Georgia.
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