Portrait Of A Lady Holding Glasses

Regular price £395.00

DESCRIPTION

A large mid-19th-century Victorian oil on canvas depicting a stern looking seated lady wearing a black dress and a white bonnet. She’s holding a pair of thin-rimmed spectacles in her right hand with her right arm resting on the armchair.

The style of her bonnet is synonymous with the fashion of the 1840s/1850s, as its open and sits slightly back on the head. During the early part of the 19th century, bonnets tended to have a wide brim that covered the front of the head. And by the time we reach the 1860s, bonnets are often little more than a light shell worn towards the back of the head.

The painting is housed within a black contemporary wooden frame and would make a great statement piece in the right room.

Medium Oil on canvas
Size including frame 40¾” x 34¾” / 103.5 x 88.5cm
Year of creation c. 1840 - c. 1859
Condition The painting arrived here as a loose canvas that had unfortunately been folded down the middle. As such, there’s some paint loss along a line through the centre of the canvas. It also has two historic repairs. We’ve since attached the painting to new stretcher bars and housed it within a solid wooden frame.

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Framing

If the images display the artwork framed, then the frame is included in the price. For those that are unframed, we can handle the framing for you should you wish. We always try to source frames that are appropriate for the age of the painting but can also provide contemporary alternatives if you prefer. You only pay for the cost of the actual frame (usually £30 - £50) as we include the labour for free.