PAIR of watercolor on paper paintings, each 14 1/2" by 10 3/4" inside the satin mat, 23" by 19" as identically framed in goldish vintage frames with ornate tops, each signed by the California artist and fashion illustrator ESTHER WYNN, who passed away in 1990 according to recent information acquired from relatives. So far there is no askart listing for this artist but I imagine that will change. She was a talented illustrator, often, of fashion design, and created designs for cards as well. A web search reveals other watercolor drawings, generally of figures. I have seen a number of her works in recent years (always in Southern California) and they generally focus on women's fashions and clothing. From the web I note that she exhibited in a 1955 exhibition of the California Art Club, which seems to confirm my suspicion that she was a California-based artist. These two drawings would make a fine addition to a lady's collection, and would look very fine together in a dressing area or bedroom. One of the pair has been exposed to moisture, which ruined the satin mat; the other is ready to hang on the wall. The mat damage appears to be confined pretty much just to that---there might be a little rippling at the bottom of that drawing, and small browned area, but it's not major. Don't let the dirty soiled satin mat influence your view of this pair of drawings. Once the mat is replaced, everything will look just fine. Allow for reflections in the glass. .
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