Fine antique 19th century or earlier, ovular original oil on canvas painting. Artwork depicts the image of a man dressed in black. Note extensive writing on verso as well as the date 1899. Work measures 10 1/2" x 8 1/4". Housed in elaborate gold gilt frame. Measures 16" x 13 1/4". Fair overall condition with wear and losses to paint and frame, housed loosely framed. In house, Hill Auction Gallery, continental USA shipping $100 plus insurance.