Portrait of an Old Belfast Woman in Glasses, 1920s



  • £350.00
  • €393 Euro
  • $423 US Dollar

United Kingdom

Hoarde Vintage Member since 2016
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Original Antique Oil on Canvas Painting. Signed ‘M. Knowles' 1921’. Depicting a slightly bug-eyed old woman with glasses. I can’t work out if she is slightly creepy or adorable. Maybe she was both! There is a fairly extensive book collection in the background with a posy of flowers. There is also a ball of red wool on the side under the window which has spilt onto the floor. More than likely this woman was also a knitting bookworm. In original bronzed frame. Unusual proportions with long and thin canvas. It is in good vintage condition, there is some minor wear and tear as you would expect but nothing too serious.

Overall measurements: 90 cm high x 61cm wide x 4cm deep.

Delivery is £10 to Mainland UK. If you live elsewhere please get in touch for an accurate quote.

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  • H: 90cm (35.43in)
  • W: 61cm (24.02in)
  • D: 4cm (1.57in)



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