EUROPEAN SCHOOL (19th century) "Portrait of Mother with her Children" Oil on canvas. 44 x 34 inches; Frame: 49 x 39 inches. Signed and dated left edge on the back of the sketch book: Josef Gishop 1842 or 1892 (the signature and date are faded and hard to read accurately). Condition: In overall good condition for age. The canvas has been relined, there is a small hole in the upper left quadrant of the canvas in the drapes. This is a 1 1/2 inch scratch in the lower left corner with white surface residue on the canvas across the bottom and right edge (it can be wiped off and does not affect the oil). The canvas is dry and the whole painting would benefit from a cleaning and being re-varnished. *was not examined under black light.