1950s portrait of seated woman on canvas

1950s portrait of seated woman on canvas

£345.00Price

An interesting mid-century portrait of a woman seated in an interior painted in the late 1950s, this portrait is reminiscent of the pared back style of artist such as Cedric Morris, Edward Wolfe and John Minton.  The woman is seated in an unremarkable outfit - a grey jumper and yellow and brown tartan skirt - in a very domestic setting - an upholstered armchair with a sideboard and picture behind - in  away to emphasise the realism and everyday nature of the choice of subject.  This would have been in contrast to many portraits of the pre-war era where there was a tendency to make both the sitter and interior aspirational or socially elevated by using elegant clothing or a classical background.  The picture appears never to have been framed and may have only been on a stretcher for a relatively short time.  Indistinctly signed and dated bottom right, 1958 (signature undecipherable).

  • Canvas

    • Height approx. 61cm 
    • Width approx. 46cm