RESERVED - Portrait Of A Victorian Couple

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An unusual, dark, and highly worn Victorian portrait of a husband and wife. The gentleman is standing with his right hand resting on his wife’s shoulder. He carries a top hat in his left hand and wears a neat bow tie, white shirt and black coat. His wife is seated and has her hands resting on her lap.

Oil on canvas
23⅔” x 18” / 60cm x 46cm
Year of creation
c. 1870
As you can see, the canvas has several areas of paint loss, craquelure, and a few repairs. However, thankfully, it appears that the original canvas has either been relined or attached to new stretchers.