Offering a gorgeous 1920s near life size portrait of a young woman, by Karl Anderson (1874-1956). Signed and dated 1924. Pastel and Charcoal on natural coloured paper. Framed in mahogany with the original wavy glass present. Karl Anderson used a very simple palette in most of his drawings, consisting of black, red and white. His works can be found around the world in museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art & the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The artwork has been examined inside the frame with a loupe. For more details, click here.
Large portrait painting by Aiden Lassell Ripley (American, 1896-1969) of Lexington, Massachusetts. Untitled. Watercolour signed and dated 1935. The portrait painting displays an attractive young lady in outdoor or riding attire. It has not been examined outside the frame, but it’s possible there’s a name or title on the rear. This painting was acquired in Western Massachusetts, so it’s likely the background scenery is of the Berkshires. Painted in late autumn or winter of 1935. The colours are vibrant for a watercolour of this age, with no age related issues. Fantastic details and composition. No damage to the watercolour. The mat has some spotting and a small light stain on the bottom right side corner. The portrait is framed in a large intricate gilded frame. Some minor water damage to the plaster of the gilded frame along the bottom portion, with a few small pieces of missing plaster. The portrait painting can hang as it is, or the watercolour can be re-matted and the gilded frame repaired.
Dimensions: 32.5″ x 38.5″ (window 19.5″ x 24″)
Aiden Lassell Ripley was an American artist and conservationist, known for his outdoor scenery and commissioned paintings. He worked in both watercolour and oil paint. Many of his works reside in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Metropolitan Museum and other prominent American museums.
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Offering an exceptionally beautiful early 20th century portrait of a seated young lady in traditional 19th century Dutch dress. The oil painting is rather large at 38″ x 38.25″ framed. Unframed it measures approximately 31″ x 31″. The signature is unknown, with the initials “MW” visible. The painter was very skilled, with excellent knowledge of composition, shadow, colour and proportion. The subject is painted with a fairly tight style, with looser brush strokes in the background.
The painting is in excellent antique condition, with a couple of very small minor scratches to the upper left of her head. There is a small hole in the middle of the orange necklace, which is approximately .25″ in diameter and only noticeable on close inspection. The overall paint surface is free of any major cracks, with only minor craquelure on the lefthand side in the white painted sleeve. A very old repair is present on the rear righthand side upper corner, with a small patch done properly. Only on very close inspection can you see a slight inconsistency of the paint texture and colour around the old repair. As for the frame, there is plaster loss at the corners and some minor scratches. Overall excellent antique condition.