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Rare Antique Boston School Violin Player Portrait Oil Painting, ca 1890’s

ca 1890

About the Item

Although unsigned, this is a very well executed portrait of a violin player seated in a hushed setting. It is surely Boston School in style and dating to the very end of the 19th century. The woman, portrayed in a somewhat melancholy manner, rests her violin and bow. She is dressed in a light blue flowing gown with lace collar and cuffs of the Victorian period. A burgundy scarf is draped from her left shoulder, there to rest her violin upon when playing. The darkened interior shows hints of furniture behind her. Peaking from beyond a wall is a gilt framed landscape painting that adds visual interest and depth to the work. The overall scene is beautifully painted and exudes elegant style and taste of the 19th century. The attention to detail, such as the folds in her dress, her facial features or body position is expertly represented. Perhaps she was a member of a small concert group in a private home or museum space. The oil on canvas measures 15” x 18” and is in very good condition with possible professional restoration repair, none visible from the front. It is housed in a quality late 19th century wood and gesso ornate frame that adds depth and sophistication to the overall presentation. The frame and the painting contrast somewhat in style, but seemingly in a complementary manner. The frame is in very good condition with only very minor issues, here and there, expected with its age. The antique gold finish to the frame appears to be original. The overall framed dimensions are 20” x 23”. The painting would be a fine addition to any historic home setting or fine arts collection.
  • Creation Year:
    ca 1890
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 23 in (58.42 cm)Width: 20 in (50.8 cm)Depth: 4 in (10.16 cm)
  • Medium:
  • Movement & Style:
  • Period:
  • Condition:
    The painting is somewhat heavy, mainly due to the construction methods used for the period frame.
  • Gallery Location:
    Baltimore, MD
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU2396214133242
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