1920's, Swiss, Oil Portrait of a Lady


First quarter 20th Century

United Kingdom

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1920's, Swiss, Oil Portrait of a Lady

Exquisite, 1920's, Swiss, oil portrait of a young lady.

The most sensational composition, the sitter being at the lower right hand corner of the canvas. She sports short, bobbed brown hair and a dress of the period with a smattering of green leaves. It is hard to tell from the photos the lovely wide craquelure over the entire painting.

Red stamp, 'Atelier Conrad' in the lower right and back, dating from 1920.

Painting; 65 cm x 54 cm
Frame; 74 cm x 63 cm
Condition; Good with craquelure, frame; chips, bumps and scratches commensurate with age.
Provenance; Swiss


First quarter 20th Century

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BARNSTAR is run by Mark Greenwood and Kitty Hope, who source beautiful mid-century paintings from around the world, they are happy to take on sourcing commissions.

Mark began trading in the antiques and salvage world in 1985 with three London strores selling furniture, decorative and architectural antiques.  Mark was head hunted by Chesney's to buy and sell 18th and 19th century chimneypieces, including opening the Chesney's Atlanta showroom in the ADAC Centre.

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