This vintage decoupage framed picture measures approximately 16 3/4 inches high and 13 1/2 inches wide.
This style of decoupage originated in France in the 17th Century. This skillful decorative art of re-designing cut-outs from recent or antique prints makes for this beautiful picture. Each piece is shaped entirely by hand. The method of application directly to the flat or convex glass and the blending of the gold metal leaf or other colors depict an interesting work of art. There is a sticker on the back of the picture that describes this decoupage process. The sticker is from "Sungott Art Studios New York", and the Style No. is 749.
There is also a J.B. VanSciver Co. sticker on the back of the picture.
Because of the way the picture is made with the amount of crackled gold leafing, it was difficult to photograph in a way that you could see the actual picture.
The picture looks like a depiction of an Italian or perhaps Roman city with beautiful tall columns, and people are looking at what looks like some sort of stone ruins.
The picture is framed with a goldtone frame and the picture is completely covered with a domed piece of glass. There is no damage to the art work, however the paper backing is slightly torn in some areas. It also has an attached round hanger in the back