This is an original antique oil painting on canvas depicting a genre scene - praying mantis. This is not a print, this is a hand-painted antique copy of a famous Painting  "Praying Mantis" by Nicolaes Maes (1634-1693). He was a Dutch painter known for his genre scenes, portraits. 

Painting in antique condition - has heavy craquelures due to age, has two repaired tears. Canvas was glued on a board to avoid further canvas damage. Please see the pictures, they are part of the description.
Presented in a nice carved gold frame. 

Signed in a lower-left corner: L.Smits  Nick Maes

Framed measures 28" x 32", painting measures 29" x 24".
 Please note that the physical colors of the item may vary from the pictures in the listing, given the quality of the camera, the lighting, and the background used

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Antique Oil Painting on canvas by L.Smits after Nicolaes Maes "Praying mantis".

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