A delightful late 1800s oil painting on stretched linen canvas, Impressionist in style and delightful in theme, she reminds me a bit of works by Toulouse Lautrec. She's a bit risque in her attitude, celebratory and casual in her pose. She raises a perpetual toast and has a cigar/cheroot in her beautiful pouty lips. Suffragette comes to mind, though in France perhaps not so much. A real beauty and oh so appealing. Seated atop a lovely old French side table makes her feel even more joyful, doesn't it. A subtle palette makes it feel like the interior of a cabaret, bar, don't you agree? Very strong composition on this one, as well.
Very good to excellent, but unsigned. The photos show a tiny bit of white specs, but that's what happens with a digital flash and tiny dust on the canvas. There are no white spots at all on the painting. There are 2 very small spots in the old oil painting which have had a restoration long ago. You can see the two small patches from backside, but not anything really from the front of the painting - but do search to be sure you are happy with her throughout. A unique and charming young woman, unframed, ready to display as you will either framed to your choice or just as you see her. I am a bit in love with this one. Outer measurement: 21 1/2" x 18 1/4" and 3/4" depth on the wooden stretcher forms. Frame as you please.
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