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Early 19th Century Full Length Double Portrait Watercolor

Woman in a Blue Dress and Portly Gentleman with a Top Hat

Circa 1830: The use of watercolor for portraiture in the early 1800s marked a unique time when art and life crossed like it will never again, when potraiture was still the only way of keeping an imagistic family record. Watercolor is a wonderful medium, fluid, quick and easy to use. Temperamental and unforgiving, though, watercolors take a master painter to capture characters. Here, an unknown itinerant artist makes use of his talent in this interesting tale of a tall, portly gentleman holding his hat and making eye contact with a petite, educated, slightly older lady, book in hand, in an amazingly vivid blue dress as they stand on a boldly decorated carpet. Each gazing forward with their own purpose and past, this unlikely duo is captured in this charming early watercolor. Exhuberant colors, fresh and bright and bold strokes, along with a pleasingly larger size, make this unique portrait a charming example. Measures 8"H x 12 1/2"W x 8 1/2"D

Early 19th Century Watercolor Portrait Woman in Blue Dress Man with Top Hat and Watch Fob

Early 19th Century Watercolor Portrait Woman in Blue Dress Man with Top Hat and Watch Fob

Early 19th Century Watercolor Portrait Woman in Blue Dress Man with Top Hat and Watch Fob

Early 19th Century Watercolor Portrait Woman in Blue Dress Man with Top Hat and Watch Fob

Early 19th Century Watercolor Portrait Woman in Blue Dress Man with Top Hat and Watch Fob

Early 19th Century Watercolor Portrait Woman in Blue Dress Man with Top Hat and Watch Fob

Early 19th Century Watercolor Portrait Woman in Blue Dress Man with Top Hat and Watch Fob

Early 19th Century Watercolor Portrait of Woman in Blue Dress and Man with Top Hat
For Sale: $2350

 

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