Caroline Burnett, born in the United States, and living in Paris in the early part of her career which supposedly was late 19th and early 20th century. She was a member of the Societe des Beaux-Arts in Paris and exhibited with the Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts in Paris in 1898.
This society was founded in the 1880s as a rival to the well-established group sponsoring the 'oficial' Salon. The SNBA held their exhibitions at the Palais des Beaux Arts on the Champs-de-Mars. - from, Peter Hastings Falk, Editor, 'Who Was Who in American Art, Volume One'
The best of her works are when she has pulled one building or subject into focus. There are other paintings that are just general street scenes with a general movement of people moving around, coupled with less attention to detail that appear to be copies of the better works.
The people here, in this painting, are carefully placed on the street and a tremendous nostalgia has settled in like a morning mist, somewhere in Paris.
It's a corner store in the depths of Paris and has nothing to do with the famous landmarks that are these ghostly figures in the background. This corner store and the apartments above it, are painted as if they are more important than the landmarks, museums and churches that people came to see.
For me, it does capture a feeling of a real neighborhood in Paris.
Vintage frame with small scrapes, not distracting though. Painting in good condition, ready to hang.
Frame: 27" x 31" Image: 20" x 24"