RESERVED - Portrait Of An Artist With Palette

Regular price £395.00

DESCRIPTION

A dark half-length portrait of an artist and his palette, which has degraded over the years to become an atmospheric shadow of its former self. The subject is wearing a ushanka and stands with his head turned as he looks over his left shoulder. A faint light source is vaguely visible behind him.

This is one of those rare occasions whereby the deterioration of an artwork has actually enhanced its overall decorative appeal and this truly is one of a kind.

It’s been created using egg tempera, which is an ancient medium that dates back to the 1st century and reached its peak popularity during the middle ages. Traditionally, it’s applied to a wooden panel and it’s unusual to find egg tempera applied to canvas as we see in this painting.

The reverse displays several illegible inscriptions, a French supplier’s stamp, and a date of 1906.

Medium
Egg tempera on canvas
Size
24” x 18” / 61cm x 46cm
Year of creation
c. 1906
Condition
Craquelure, age-related darkening, and several losses.

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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.