Five portraits of women
Added Saturday 14th March 2015 at 12:09
- Lot 272 is by William Clarke Wontner and is a 19th
century oil on canvas painting of a young woman in a blue dress. This is signed and dated 1889. It is in a gilt frame that is in need of
restoration. The painting is 50cm by
40cm. Wontner is best known for painting in the “oriental” style
which was popular in the early 20th century ie portraits of women in
languorous poses against exotic backdrops.
The painting offered for sale is an earlier work in which the subject is
wearing Victorian dress. The estimate is
£10,000-£12,000. This painting is
beautiful and we are delighted to offer it for sale.
- In 1896, Leighton painted Lot 328, a watercolour and gouache
shoulder length portrait of a woman.
This is signed and dated in a gilt frame and is 47cm by 36.5cm. The estimate is £300-£500.
Two elderly women gaze confidently (and somewhat
disapprovingly?) at the viewer in Lot 327 in this 41x59cm painting in a gilt
frame estimated at £50-80.
Lots 662 and 663 are 19th century miniatures in gilt
frames. Each is a half length portrait of a
woman. One in a white dress; the other
in blue. Both portraits are unsigned.