This is a fine original oil on canvas painting by French impressionist artist Adolphe J.T. Monticelli (1824-1886) The subject is A fine family setting at the Beach. The painting is signed Monticelli lower right, the painting measures 12 1/4X10 1/4 inches. This work is in fine condition, cleaned and lined in the past, it is very presentable, it is currently unframed. "Monticelli was born in Marseille in humble circumstances. He attended the École Municipale de Dessin in Marseille from 1842 to 1846, and continued his artistic training in Paris, where he studied under Paul Delaroche at the École des Beaux-Arts. In Paris In 1855 he met Narcisse Diaz, a member of the Barbizon school, and the two often painted together in the Fontainebleau Forest. Monticelli frequently adopted Diaz's practice of introducing nudes or elegantly costumed figures into his landscapes."
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