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Framed Continental School 19th Century Oil - Portrait of an Old Woman



A superb late 19th century Continental school portrait painted on panel. The artist has masterfully captured the sitter's character. She wears a modest dress and cap, which frames her lined, sun worn face. In this way the artist tells us the story of her long, hard life - she may be a peasant who has worked in the fields all her life. The portrait is excellently presented in a solid wood carved frame. Unsigned. On board.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration and surface dirt as shown. This would be resolves with surface cleaning and re-varnishing. Inspection under UV light shows small, scattered retouching. The frame has some wear and small losses to the gilding. Overall the appearance is very good.


34.2 x 25.3cm (13.5" x 10")
Framed Size: 48.8 x 40.8cm (19.2" x 16.1")

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Code kj274
Date 19th Century
Dimensions 34.2 x 25.3cm
Framed Yes
Medium Oil
Style Realism
Subject Portrait
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