A beautiful Edwardian portrait of a lady wearing a peach dress with a white wrap, rose, and lavish jewellery. The artist, Eleanor Stewart Wood (act.1876-1910), has worked with a degree of freedom and expression to capture the subject’s character.
Wood was an interesting painter who adapted her style over the years. Her early work tended to be finer with influence being drawn from the old masters. Several of her works from the late 19th-century depict abundant bouquets, which are reminiscent of 18th-century continental still lifes.
Whereas her portraits from the early 20th-century are somewhat looser and more characterful - with this being a good example.
The painting is signed in the lower right and housed within a vintage frame.
Medium: Oil on canvas Overall size: 23½” x 29½” / 60cm x 75cm Year of creation: c. 1905 Provenance: England Condition: Good presentable condition. Craquelure. Historic professional repairs. Frame with some light age-related wear. Artist’s auction highlight: £1,500 achieved for ‘In Parkam Woods, Sussex’ at an auction in 2004.