Herbert F. Denman (1855-1903), painter and decorator, was born in Brooklyn, New York into a wealthy family and was exposed to the types of cultural events he would go on to paint. He studied at the Art Students League in New York City and with Charles Emile Carolus-Duran in Paris. He returned to New York in 1877 and was commissioned to decorate Fred Vanderbilt’s house at Dobbs Ferry, the Manhattan Hotel, and the Waldorf Astoria ballroom. He was a member of the Society of American Artists and the American Fine Arts Society, both of New York City. Denman’s exhibitions included the National Academy of Design in NYC, the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, the Paris Salon, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Paris Exposition, and the Boston Art Club.
This painting of a woman with mandolin, titled Mandolinata, was exhibited in the Paris Salon in 1885.
Oil on canvas, signed and dated 188? upper left, and housed in a beautiful giltwood frame. Good to excellent overall conserved condition.
Dimensions: 64 in h x 44 in w, actual; 68 in h x 49 in w, framed.
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