Portrait Of A Leathery Cowboy

Portrait Of A Leathery Cowboy

An unusual French portrait of a leathery-skinned gentleman wearing a soft-brimmed hat. He feels like he should be in a Western movie as a maverick gunslinger - rolling into town and getting thrown out of a bar.

The top of the portrait has some wear that makes it seem as if his hat has a bullet hole through it. And the overall aged appearance adds another dimension to the character of the piece.

At certain angles, you can barely see him and it’s an interesting surprise when he finally comes into view.

Certainly a talking point.

Oil on board
Overall size
9½” x 11¾” / 24cm x 30cm
Year of creation
c. 1960
Very dark with various paint losses and scuffs.

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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