English School Portrait Of A Woman

English School Portrait Of A Woman

An early 20th-century portrait of a woman wearing a large pendant and chain with her hair in fashionable waves. It’s a sensitive portrayal, which perhaps suggests that the artist knew the sitter.

During the 1930s, women often wore their hair in waves as they moved away from the sleek bobs of the 1920s. Film stars, such as Katharine Hepburn and Loretta Young were influential in a young lady’s fashion decisions.

Oil on canvas
Overall size
10” x 14” / 25cm x 36cm
Year of creation
c. 1935
A few scuffs/losses here and there particularly around the edges due to its previous frame.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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