Original John Knowles Hare pastel. A beautiful red haired lady. 11"x15"
The frame is very old. The label on the back says Hobbs & Sutphen 32 E. Adams Street Chicago. My research shows this to be a framing company that existed in the early 1900's and this was one of there earlier locations
Condition: The painting is in good condition for age. The frame is sturdy but shows a lot of age.
Please examine photos for condition.
Biography John Knowles Hare
Known for his drypoint etching portraits and his magazine cover illustrations, John Knowles Hare was born in Montclair, New Jersey. He was a member of the Society of Illustrators in New York. In the early 1900s he had many magazine covers, and he also did drypoint etchings, one of the more famous being "Sympathy."
He was a frequent contributor of saccharine portraits of 1920s-type young women for the covers of "The Saturday Evening Post" and "The Country Gentleman". magazines.
Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"
Andrea Bennett, great niece of the artist