Signed, but signature is illegible. It is NOT J. Caraud! 🙂 . It is common for talented artists to copy masters. In most cases the signature on oils is either illegible or unknown. Paying to find out would be expensive, and i do not feel it is sensible unless you think a work is worth thousands or hundreds of thousands. This one is not…. but the artist is VERY talented. The vast majority of artists do not receive the credit they deserve. That does not need to stop you from enjoying a hand made work of art by a very talented artist. I leave it to you to research if you wish.
I framed this myself in solid maple, with walnut accents. Find out why I make my own frames here.