19th Century Watercolor Portrait European School Circa 1830 Exceptional Quality
This is an exceptional 19th century watercolour on card that although unsigned was obviously painted by a master talent. The subject is not titled but we have called it A Mother's Love - a timeless subject for portrait painters throughout the centuries from Raphael to David to Reynolds.
This three quarter length family portrait depicts a mother probably Italian who is dressed in her very fashionable 1830's period attire. Her gaze is absolutely mesmerizing and her ringlet hairstyle so appealing and absolutely of the period. This is a wealthy family using the portrait opportunity to impress. See their luxurious voided velvet drapes and of course this lady is showing off her vast array of fine gold and sapphire jewelry. She sits with her young son (we have called him Lorenzo) beside her. He gazes lovingly at his mother. He is dressed in fine apparel of Tudor style (to dress in attire from previous centuries a fashionable gimmick). Young Lorenzo wears a black and gold velvet tunic with silk hose and is also adorned with a thick gold chain. Interestingly the gold jewelry and gold decoration on both sitters is painted in actual gold paint. Housed within a period rosewood frame with top metal suspension loop.
Size: Frame 13.75" by 11.5". Visible watercolor approx 10" by 8".
Condition: If we had to be picky to the very tip of the top left corner of the painting is a tiny crease. There is slight fading and crazing to the watercolor. There is one small area above her head, to the fold of the curtain of missing paint. The old glass has at some point been replaced. The edge of the card ground does show a little to the right side, we have tried to align this better but the old frame has moved a little over the years. The frame is perfectly strong and stable with very minor surface wear to the rosewood veneer.
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