ARTS & THE UNEXPECTED

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antique art & unexpected

18th Century Portrait of a Gentleman.
Signed monogram C W and dated 1886.

Oil on canvas.

Canvas. 25" W x 30" H.
Frame. 34" W x 38.5" H x 4.75"D

$2000

antique art & unexpected

Although while photography was in use at this time, it was still common to have your portrait painted by a local or itinerant artist. The artist uses a very detailed brushstroke to render the facial features of the sitter.

antique art & unexpected

A spectacular period frame! The giltwood and gesso molding is decorated  with corner spandrels centering floral bouquets, and framed within cylindrical pilasters ending with pointed conical finials.  Fantastic ornamental frame.