Early 20th-Century, Portrait Of A Woman

Early 20th-Century, Portrait Of A Woman

A beautiful impressionistic portrait of a young lady in a wrap. It’s an extraordinary piece that gives you a little more every time you look at it.

The artist is unknown but it’s clearly by a well-trained hand. Note how they’ve layered the colours under the wrap to create an interesting glow. You can see some of these colours in the bottom right.

The light is also exquisitely observed, particularly on the chin, nose and eyes. And the eyebrows are simply a few confidently applied continuous marks.

The portrait is signed illegibly in the upper right and housed within a later frame.

Medium: Oil on canvas laid on board
Overall size: 18” x 25½” / 45cm x 65cm
Year of creation: c. 1915
Provenance: Sweden
Condition: Craquelure, partially due to the way the canvas has been laid on board. The paint seems stable. One raised area with slight discolouration. Frame with some light age-related wear.

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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