Pastel on paper laid on thick paperboard, 22" by 18", unframed, signed at lower left and dated 1921 by the artist, DAVID COMBA ADAMSON (1859-1926). In this drawing the artist shows his skill with the pastel medium. This is a sensitive portrait of an attractive young lady against an interesting striped pattern background, a red rose before her. There's no indication as to who she might have been (no writing/labels on reverse). The artist studied in Paris and lived and worked there for a time; his works are now included in the collections of Scottish museums, and examples have been offered at auction in the British Isles. Condition is excellent with the exception of two or three small digs in the paper, and a 3/4" drip of foreign material on her shoulder. The board is slightly bowed. Considering that this extremely delicate piece has evidently traveled for some time without a frame, it's rather miraculous that these are the only flaws it has acquired in its journey. Frame the lady and protect her behind the glass she deserves. SEE HUNDREDS OF WORKS NOW IN MY RUBY LANE SHOP.
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