Portrait Of A Young Girl, by Harriet Frances Osborne (American), Signed & Dated 1887, Oil on Canvas. Portrait of a Young Girl (bust) with lovely red hair and blue eyes. Dressed in a pure white sleeping gown. Captured with a treasured innocent expression. Signed and dated upper right hand corner.
In red by artist own hand H. Canvas dimensions: w 36 x h 46 cm (w 14 x h 18 inches). This painting was professionally cleaned and some very minor in-painting was performed by the restorer.
The cleaning brought back to life a beautiful vibrant work, delicate and moving. Revealing the signature that had been obscured by dirt and smoke residue over the century.There are some smaller faults which are pictured. There is some age craquelure over the painting, as well as the usual slight abrasion of paint around the edges of the canvas due to framing.
The painting was relined quite some time ago, perhaps within the mid 20th century as indicated by the heavily textured appearance of the canvas verso. On the Verso of the canvas there is handwriting by another hand that refers to an older attribution. It may be that these personal notations were originally inscribed on the verso by the original owner. When the painting was relined the original hand written notations were transcribed onto the verso of the new lining.
This is valuable additional information as the painting is most importantly signed and dated by the artist. Frame is made of wood with ornate composition, (may not be original to the painting, but of an early period). The frame shows some flaws, with scratches, nicks along the border.
Painted and retouch at some point. Frame dimension: w 47 x h 58 cm, (w 18.5 x h 22.75 inches). Property of private Massachusetts collector. The item "Portrait Of A Young Girl, H.
Osborne Signed & Dated 1887 American, Oil Canvas" is in sale since Friday, February 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "frankandson1" and is located in Miami, Florida.
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