Oil on canvas depicting figures in a Parisian park, watching the languorous ascent of two striped balloons. The old Impressionist-style of loose brushstrokes used for painting the trees as well as the soft pastel palette of mint, pink, and blue evoke a sense of airiness and serenity. Daumier’s choice of subject matter and brushstroke are reminiscent of paintings by Andre Gisson. Signed LR.

Provenance: Paul Robinson Fine Arts, Atlanta, Georgia, verso. Numbered 10453. Canvas size: 20 x 24 Frame dimensions: 27 1/4 x 31 1/4 x 1 1/2. $575.

Jean Daumier was born in Marseilles in 1948. He is known for his Impressionist-style of painting, especially the subject of Paris.