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19th Century Swedish School Portrait Of Maria Birgitta, Oil Painting
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A provincial mid-19th-century portrait of a seated lady wearing a black dome-shaped dressed with a white collar. Her right arm is resting on a table with several red books, which indicates her literacy. Her style fits perfectly alongside other portraits from the 1840s. It was a decade whereby dome-shaped dresses became increasingly more voluminous and hair was parted perfectly in the centre. Women also often wore pendants or cameos attached to long necklaces - as we see here. An inscription on the reverse refers to ‘Maria Birgitta’ who died in 1906 and there’s potentially also a reference to the artist. The portrait is housed within a black lacquered frame that’s probably the original. Medium: Oil on canvas laid on board then laid on wood Overall size: 15½” x 19½” / 42cm x 49cm Year of creation: c. 1845 Provenance: Sweden Condition: Craquelure throughout including a vertical line towards the bottom. Scattered paint losses. Frame with age-related wear. The style suggests that there's a photographic base under the oils.
Brave Fine Art has clarified that the 19th Century Swedish School Portrait Of Maria Birgitta, Oil Painting (LA315163) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c. 1845
Craquelure throughout including a vertical line towards the bottom. Scattered paint losses. Frame with age-related wear.
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This 19th Century Swedish School Portrait Of Maria Birgitta, Oil Painting is located in Malvern, United Kingdom