Signed Antique English Oil on Canvas in Giltwood Frame, 19th Century

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$4,600.00

Signed Antique English Oil on Canvas in Giltwood Frame, 19th Century

SKU: 921-29 Category: Tag:

$4,600.00

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This antique oil painting on canvas is estimated to be from the mid or late 1800’s and has been signed in the lower right corner by the artist (possibly “P.H. Newman”). The painting is an interior scene depicting a nobleman presenting his ring for inspection.

The vibrantly colored painting makes great use of red, green, and gold to offset the brown hued interior scene. The nobleman can be seen in the center of the canvas, with a flat cap on his head and wearing white hose beneath a red doublet and brown fur-lined mantelet. This was very much the style of dress for upper class men during the European Renaissance and the Elizabethan Era of England.

What appears to be a jeweler or appraiser stands on the other side of a table with a magnifying glass in hand, examining the nobleman’s pinky (signet) ring. Behind the jeweler, a young woman sits in an X-shaped chair, known during the Renaissance as a Savonarola chair. The woman wears a tiara on her head. On the floor is a large wooden trunk filled with valuables such as a crystal chandelier and a lidded urn. Several onlookers have gathered in the entrance to observe as a cat and dog can be seen amongst the patrons. Visible from the open doorway and windows, colorful buildings can be seen in the background, situated amongst plush greenery.

A gilded frame surrounds the canvas and is festooned with rinceaux, curled leaves and lozenge-patterned background. The verso (or back side of the canvas) has been stamped “John B Smith, 117 Hampstead Rd, N.W. London”. The roots of the John Bryce Smith company can be traced back to 1848, when John Smith (the father) opened a paint brush manufacturing factory at 117 Hampstead Road. When John Bryce succeeded his dad in 1882, the company began to specialize in frame making. The company changed names in 1922, indicating that the work they did on this painting occurred in the late 19th/early 20th century.

CONDITION:  Good antique condition with slight age separations to frame and minor nicks. Minor old repairs to frame and canvas. Light craquelure in some sections, with varnish inconsistency.  A picture light (not shown) sells with the painting. Presents well.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

England

Age

19th Century

Dimensions

H - 37, W - 57 3/8, D - 3 1/2

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Description

This antique oil painting on canvas is estimated to be from the mid or late 1800’s and has been signed in the lower right corner by the artist (possibly “P.H. Newman”). The painting is an interior scene depicting a nobleman presenting his ring for inspection.

The vibrantly colored painting makes great use of red, green, and gold to offset the brown hued interior scene. The nobleman can be seen in the center of the canvas, with a flat cap on his head and wearing white hose beneath a red doublet and brown fur-lined mantelet. This was very much the style of dress for upper class men during the European Renaissance and the Elizabethan Era of England.

What appears to be a jeweler or appraiser stands on the other side of a table with a magnifying glass in hand, examining the nobleman’s pinky (signet) ring. Behind the jeweler, a young woman sits in an X-shaped chair, known during the Renaissance as a Savonarola chair. The woman wears a tiara on her head. On the floor is a large wooden trunk filled with valuables such as a crystal chandelier and a lidded urn. Several onlookers have gathered in the entrance to observe as a cat and dog can be seen amongst the patrons. Visible from the open doorway and windows, colorful buildings can be seen in the background, situated amongst plush greenery.

A gilded frame surrounds the canvas and is festooned with rinceaux, curled leaves and lozenge-patterned background. The verso (or back side of the canvas) has been stamped “John B Smith, 117 Hampstead Rd, N.W. London”. The roots of the John Bryce Smith company can be traced back to 1848, when John Smith (the father) opened a paint brush manufacturing factory at 117 Hampstead Road. When John Bryce succeeded his dad in 1882, the company began to specialize in frame making. The company changed names in 1922, indicating that the work they did on this painting occurred in the late 19th/early 20th century.

CONDITION:  Good antique condition with slight age separations to frame and minor nicks. Minor old repairs to frame and canvas. Light craquelure in some sections, with varnish inconsistency.  A picture light (not shown) sells with the painting. Presents well.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

England

Age

19th Century

Dimensions

H - 37, W - 57 3/8, D - 3 1/2

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