Thursday, November 8, 2012
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This is Fine Art as scanned from a Christie's East auction catalogue.
Joseph Schippers (Belgian, 1868-1950) Le Vieux Politique, painted 1900, oil on panel.
"La Vieux Politique" is French for "The Old Politics"
Is that a map on the top left? It vaguely looks like Austria-Hungary.
I don't know much about Joseph Schippers other than he seemed to spend more time than your average painter painting monkeys acting like people.