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Still life painting of jonquils and daffodil in glass vase on a table top signed G. FREEMAN
Oil on board still life of jonquils and a lone daffodil in a glass vase placed on a blue cloth, a plate with fruit at right, all reflected off a polished background wall. The sensitive handling shows that the artist was quite talented. The work, 20" by 16" (25" by 21" framed) is signed at lower right "G FREEMAN". The artist could possibly be Gertrude Savageau Freeman (1891-1992), but I cannot be certain of that. The signature does not seem to be a match with those I see online for that painter, who was most closely associated with Colorado. That artist studied with George Luks and William Merritt Chase, who in fact painted a portrait of her in 1915. Further research could perhaps establish whether this Colorado artist painted this work (which was found in Connecticut). Condition is very good overall. I note some matte looking areas that might be a result of chemical oxidation of the paints in certain portions, or an interaction between the pigment and varnish. The "flat" dull areas are really only visible when viewed at an angle.
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