For sale is a fabulous oil on canvas painting by listed French painter J. Almeida. There are few records about this artist other than he exhibited at the Salon de Paris in 1881 and 1882. Perhaps this was one of his salon paintings. It is a pastoral/impressionistic/Barbizon scene of sheep and their herders which have dismounted their horses in a storm. You can imagine the winds strength by looking at how the trees are bending.
This painting is a little dark for some people; however, was very appealing to me and why I bought it several years ago. It is very large and would require a large wall space. It measures framed, 41.5" tall X 58" wide in it's original French giltwood composite frame. There are minor separations at the corners of the frame, which is typical and repairable, and small amounts of gesso loss to the lower left corner, also repairable. It may need a light cleaning; however, displays beautifully as is. No holes, tears, losses, stains, etc.
The painting was appraised in 2008 where a low end value(within the antique trade) of $3500 and a high end value(at auction or in an upscale gallery) of $5500. The asking price is lower than the lowest price.