A watercolor painting of three sprigs of gladioli in a vase, unfinished, dated at lower right 1931 and signed there by listed London-born artist VIOLET CITRON (1901-1995). Citron's biography is sketchy but she apparently spent much of her life in Israel, passing away there in 1995. Landscapes of Holy Land scenes are known, appearing occasionally at auction, usually in Israel (sometimes signed in Hebrew). This work measures 24" by 18" inside the present mat opening and 32" by 25" framed. The painting projects a somewhat modernist feeling considering the relatively early date. Colors are subtle and muted. The paper is toned, some areas not quite evenly----there is some unexplained discoloration for example at lower left field, but they do not significantly diminish the work.
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