This is a fantastic pastel on paper painting by the International listed Canadian artist Alice Des Clayes. The horse portrait is so beautifully done, she did capture the perfect expression, just look at the details, especially the eyes. The amazing work of art is sealed professionally between two glasses for extra protection. It is pencil signed by the artist at the bottom right. The dimensions with the original wood frame are 12" by 14", the pastel is 11" by 13". This is a highly collectible painting. She is very well listed in all Professional Art sites.
About the artist : ( From the Canadian Women Artists History Initiative)
"Best known for her animal and rural genre scenes, the youngest of the Des Clayes sisters came to Montreal in 1914, after studying at the Bushey School of Art and the Newland School of Art in England. A regular exhibitor in the Royal Canadian Academy and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts spring shows between 1914 and 1940, Alice was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy in 1920. Other distinctions include a reproduction of her work "Remounts" in Newton MacTavish's book "The Fine Arts in Canada" in 1925. Experimenting with a variety of media, she worked in watercolors, oils, pastels and coloured chalks. She returned to England in 1938. In Canada, her work can be found in several galleries, including the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario."
She was a member of :
Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, 1920 Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, 1926