Original Antique portrait: 19th-century Italian school brown monochrome oil painting on canvas.
The surface of the canvas has a few profound textures from a broad brushstroke, specifically on the sitter's outfit and in her hair. The movement of the brush varies subtly creating a sort of blended overall effect, with deep shadows, a light on the face and a gentle erasure of features. The work was created in only a few earth tones, and resembles more primitive works, but seems to be a poetic style choice by this painter from the early 1900's. In different lights the painting color changes from red to clay to a cooler brown.
- Overall size: 18.1" x 14.9" / 46cm x 38cm.
- Provenance: Italy.
- Signed: No.
- Date: Circa 1900.
- Condition: The canvas bears traces of restoration on the back and marks on the edges due to past framing.
- Materials: Oil on stretched canvas.
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