Fine portrait oil painting of a lady carrying a basket of fruits
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A large oil on canvas of a lady carrying a basket of fruits on her head, representing Autumn, Summer or abundance etc. The painting would date to the nineteenth century but this type of work was also painted in the eighteenth century and earlier, indeed a very similar painting is hanging at the National Trust property Middlethorpe Hall, York. The painting does not appear to be signed as is often the case with this type of painting but the quality of the work is very good, particularly the face and skin and the folds of the dress. The work has been professionally cleaned and had a couple of small holes repaired and is in excellent condition. The painting interestingly is mounted in an early eighteenth century carved giltwood frame, which is a rare and desirable item alone. The frame would have originally been silvered which was popular with early frames from the late Seventeenth century. It has been later gilded but is in very good untouched condition. The frame gives the whole a really impressive country house look and it has a dramatic decorative impact. Painting dates to C.1850 or earlier and frame to C.1700.
Overall sizes in inches, including frame: 32 by 37
|Dimensions||6.5 × 81 × 94 cm|