A very finished, beautifully executed pastel of a middle-aged lady, she nicely coiffed and elegant in appearance, the work signed at lower right "CARLES". I have researched the work, (including contacting an acknowledged expert on well-known Pennsylvania artist Arthur Carles Jr. 1882-1952) and she does not feel it has the characteristics to enable it to be called the work of that noted American painter. It is offered as a nicely executed portrait drawing. Measurements are 6" by 5" (17 1/2" by 15 1/2" nicely framed). Condition of frame and drawing generally excellent, there is one small chip on the framing.
Fine vintage pastel portrait of a lady signed Carles