Orientalist antique painting of a woman signed by listed artist MARTIN GOTTSDANKER
Oil on canvas painting, 30" by 23", 35" by 28" as framed, signed upper right in red "Martin Gottsdanker", no date but circa 1890's to early twentieth century, the subject a bejeweled, draped woman of the Middle East, staring blankly towards the viewer, a smoking incense pot at lower right and pharaonic head (part of a harp she's playing) at left serving as props. There is a small listing for an apparently American artist of this name, and I see at least one other painting, again, after art of previous centuries, by his hand. The painting is NOT in pristine condition; it clearly shows its over 100 years of age, and at this point it could use a cleaning and restoration of abrasions, overpainting and inpainting (especially an old repair to her left) and small cuts. This could be very accurately described as an ANTIQUE painting, from the standpoints of its age as well as its subject matter. Orientalist art subject matter is currently very popular, with works by the most important artists soaring at auction to previously unimaginable heights. Shipping wizard figures are guesstimates. SEE HUNDREDS OF OTHER WORKS NOW IN MY SHOP.