RESERVED - Folk Art Portrait Of A Boy With Riding Crop & Rose

DESCRIPTION

A charming mid-19th-century folk art portrait of a boy holding a riding crop and a rose. It’s a little tricky to ascertain the gender of this child from the painting as Victorian boys and girls both wore dresses in their early years. The rose doesn’t give the game away either as flowers can appear with both genders.

The only real clue is in the way the child’s hair is parted, as boys tended to have side partings whereas girls had centre partings.

This is a good example of the type of 19th-century folk art portraiture that was created by itinerant artists as they moved from town to town.

Medium
Oil on board
Size including frame
13½” x 12¼” / 34.5cm x 31cm
Year of creation
c. 1850 - c. 1900
Condition
Artwork with one or two minor paint losses and board with a slight curve. Frame with age-related wear.

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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.