Early 20th century, art deco period c. 1915 - 20's watercolor painting of a stylish, demure young lady in the manner of Harrison Fisher. The shy college co-ed or librarian painting has excellent details and professional use of color . The painting has light pencil under the painting, which has been executed on artist paper. Great piece for display in the professional and beautiful baroque style, decorative gold gesso gilt frame. More vintage and antique Paintings and Illustrations
CONDITION: The condition is excellent with only minor fading, which is appropriate to age and watercolor medium. The image is excellent and the minor discoloration does not distract. There is a small piece of gilt gesso that has come away but I have it and it can be put back on without ever knowing it was missing.
SIZE: The overall size including the frame is 21 inches x 17 1/4 inches. The image measures 7 7/8 inches x 5 1/2 inches.
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My collecting story starts after watching Astaire and Rogers float across a dance floor as a young girl, I have loved art deco design, art, fashion and jewelry. So bold and beautiful, and so different from anything that came before it. Art deco changed social and design sensibilities forever. A lifetime collector of high quality antiques and vintage, I started by making contacts, researching and learning. Picking the best of the best, I live with art deco and vintage decor and used to wear the fashions of the day. To say that I feel in love is an understatement. I reveled in the fact that I was able to reflect my unique style and sensibilities with a marriage of old and new.
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