It caught my eye from across the room, as she has beautiful sparkling eyes, and the colors are delicious. Joseph Clark is known for his charming and beautiful paintings of children family's and friends.This is an interior scene with a figure of a young girl in a fine white lace dress, with blue silk sleeves, belt, and bow. She is sitting on a red lounge chair with sunlight streaming through the glass panes in the windows. She has beautiful red hair and sparkling eyes. There is a second small landscape painting in the upper right background. This is still in it's original old gold gilt frame with a fancy decoration. This is signed on the stretcher "Joseph Clark", and titled "Sweet Thoughts". There is writing on the lower center of the gold gilt frame. This was added later with his name, birth, and death dates. Joseph Clarke 1834 - 1926. Below is the artist's biography as found on askart. Joseph Clark is known for capturing the spirit of Victorian England such as household games happily played by friends and family. Such works are The Draught Players, The Chess Players and Checkmate painted in 1874. The Chess Players was one of the 2 works that he showed in 1860 at the Royal Academy, where he exhibited regularly from 1857 through 1904.
Another notable work which hung at the academy was a religious subject, Hagar and Ishmael. Clark is also known to have sent many of his paintings to America, which may be the case for The Chess Players which resides in a private collection in the USA. In 1876 he was awarded a medal in Philadelphia for two of his works, The Sick Child and The Bird's Nest. This measures with the frame about 34 1/4" high and 30 1/4" wide.
Without the frame it measures about 24" high and 20" wide. Above photo writing on the front that reads: Joseph Clarke 1834 - 1926. This has cracks in the molding around the painting and a press mark on the lower part of the painting. This weighs about 22 lbs. Please wait for your invoice before paying.On expensive fragile items, we may need to double box them. This will require additional labor and material costs. EVERY ITEM IS GUARANTEED TO BE THE ONE SHOWN IN MY IMAGES. I sell mostly antiques and collectibles, which will usually have the normal wear that you would expect to occur from normal use and age. I will mention anything I find objectionable in the condition report above.
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