A painting, oil on canvas depicting a still life with grapes on an entablature.
White, black and rosé grapes are arranged in 2 wicker baskets, with vine leaves.
In the center an inkwell with a feather, on a paper unrolled on which is written the following poem:
"Good French when I drink my glass
Full of its fire-colored wine
I think in thanking God
that they (do not do ) in England "
signed Pierre Dupont, French singer, poet born in 1821 and died in 1870 in Lyon
The painting is signed lower right on the entablature
«CL Pizzetty, 1866
Born in Belley in 1832, died in 1899 in the same city.
Painter of still lifes and flowers, teacher trained in Lyon.
He exhibited from 1858 to 1894 still lifes of extreme precision.
(see the" Painters of Still Life in France in the 19th century by Elizabeth Hardouin-Bugie, Les Editions de l'Amateur
The painting reproduced on the cover of this book is a work of this painter.
Some restorations but good general state, original frame and canvas.
19th century Louis XV style frame
102 X 87 cm with frame
(The painter can also sign the name of Pizzeta, or Pizzetta.
His name "Jean Claude" could become Claudius)