Oil Painting of Catholic Cardinal in His Red Robes By Artist Alfred L Grace (1899-1954)  Frame 33.5 x 29.5 Inches (1 of 4)
Oil Painting of Catholic Cardinal in His Red Robes By Artist Alfred L Grace (1899-1954)  Frame 33.5 x 29.5 Inches (2 of 4) Oil Painting of Catholic Cardinal in His Red Robes By Artist Alfred L Grace (1899-1954)  Frame 33.5 x 29.5 Inches (3 of 4) Oil Painting of Catholic Cardinal in His Red Robes By Artist Alfred L Grace (1899-1954)  Frame 33.5 x 29.5 Inches (4 of 4)

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Oil Painting of Catholic Cardinal in His Red Robes By Artist Alfred L Grace (1899-1954) Frame 33.5 x 29.5 Inches

Ref: 0663 / LA31226

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We are offering this expertly executed oil painting on canvas by the artist Alfred L. Grace, who has signed the painting A. L. Grace, as he always did, in the lower left hand corner. The artist very rarely dated his work, so we are estimating it to be early to mid 20th Century. It is just possible to read the title of the work on the back of the canvas which is 'The Cardinal in his Study'. The artist has also numbered the work on the top edge of the stretcher G274.

The painting depicts an elderly red-robed Cardinal in his study, seated in a leather covered and studded chair, with his feet on a round footstool, attending to the business of the Church. His assistant or secretary is a brown robed monk, who is pointing to something on a document with the end of a quill pen. The study has wood panelling and stone framed arched windows with leaded lights and some panes of bullseye glass. There is a shield shaped armorial panel near the top of the window and to the right of the large windows there are two cupboards, one with the door partially open showing that it contains books or ledgers, some of which may be on the table. There is also an hour glass on the table, as well as a candlestick and a pot with another quill pen.
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ABOUT THE ARTIST

ALFRED L GRACE
Was born in Bournemouth on the 16th February 1899. He appears to be known on some auction sites and on google as Alfred Lyndon Grace, 1867-1949, but we cannot confirm his second Christian name in any of the official documents, nor have we been able to find any people with the birth and death dates of 1867-1949. Unfortunately, inaccurate dates are very common in the auction world and once they have appeared somewhere, they are copied and recopied as if they are accurate and official.

We have found evidence of Alfred L. Grace, who appeared in 1911 as a boarder at a school in Bournemouth, in the 1939 National Register which has just become available online, listed as a Commercial Artist, living at 1 Stratford Studios, Kensington, London W.8. with his wife Kathleen M (nee Weeple), who has married that year. He was previously married in Chelsea in 1920 to Catherine L.(nee Dale) and, in fact, went on a cruise with her to Tangier in 1931. All of this ties up with the fact that we found an oil painting by this artist, which was sold at auction, of an original Players cigarette advertisement. He may have funded his painting by his commercial art or turned to it in later years. He died in London in the first quarter of 1954 at the early age of 54.

(It is an interesting fact that his address at 1 Stratford Studios, which was the only detached house in this little formerly artists' enclave where all the houses and flats had studios, is now worth almost £5,000,000.)

He was a painter in oils of figurative subjects, genre paintings, portraits and floral still life. Many of his paintings include cardinals, huntsmen, cavaliers, old soldiers etc. and all are painted with great attention to detail.

His paintings often command high prices and the record that we have found in recent years is £4,851 plus premium in the USA, where his work is very popular.

PROVENANCE

The painting was formerly with the Lotinga Fine Art Galleries, 57 New Bond Street, London W.1.

The painting was purchased without its original frame, so has been newly framed in a 5" bronzed gilt frame to suit. It will be supplied wired and ready to hang.

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Measurements

Height : 850.9 mm - 33.5 in

Width : 749.3 mm - 29.5 in

Declaration

Mansion House Antiques & Fine Art has clarified that the Oil Painting of Catholic Cardinal in His Red Robes By Artist Alfred L Grace (1899-1954) Frame 33.5 x 29.5 Inches (0663 / LA31226) is antique and it's date/period of manufacture between 1900-1920

Condition

The painting is in good order with the surface of the canvas being clean and taut. There are two tiny old repairs to the canvas,although this is not obvious from the frontal view you would not know,and there is no craquelure or stretcher marks. The frame is new.

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