MARGUERITE DOWNING SAVAGE (1879-1976) is known for her fine portraits and landscape paintings. She was an illustrator for "Harper's" magazine from 1902 to 1911, and a resident on both coasts (known to have lived in Encino, California; Worcester, Massachusetts [where she was the wife of a Unitarian minister]; and Prouts Neck, Maine, where, when very young, she may have known Winslow Homer). Savage studied in Europe and at the Art Students League in New York, and was a member of the Worcester Art Club. This refined watercolor drawing of an unidentified young man of apparent comfortable beginnings, signed at upper left and dated there 1915, was acquired near Santa Barbara, California. Carved, gilded frame is quite beautiful and exhibits only minor wear. Measurements 21 1/2" by 17 1/4 (frame), 16 1/4" by 12 1/4" (drawing itself). Allow for reflections in some of the images.
MARGUERITE DOWNING SAVAGE (1879-1976) fine illustration portrait drawing in fine gold frame