Portrait Of A Gentleman With A Green Book

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A portrait of a smart mid-19th century gentleman with a green waistcoat, white shirt, and dark necktie. If you squint a little, he bears a passing resemblance to the actor, Jude Law...

It's interesting that he's holding a green book as perhaps this is a clue as to his profession. Or maybe it simply signifies that he’s a keen reader. Either way, this dashing gentleman is nicely presented and would make a fine addition to the right wall.

The portrait is housed within a beautiful gilt foliate frame with corner ornamentation.

Oil on canvas
Size including frame
21” x 18½” / 53cm x 47cm
Year of creation
c. 1920
Artwork with areas of craquelure and minor scuffs around the periphery. Frame with light abrasions.