Very Fine Huge Antique Late 19th Century Portrait Oil On Canvas Painting Millais
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Very Fine Huge Antique Late 19th Century Portrait Oil On Canvas Painting Millais:
Portrait of Mrs Charles Wertheimer
BySir John Everettt Millais (1829-1896)A very finely executed late 19th Century oil on canvas painting which depicts a portrait of Mrs Charles Wertheimer who wears a red dress and aluxurious necklace andearring This painting is by the major listed artist Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896).
This painting is the mostsuperior work that we have ever owned by a longdistance. It is guarenteed to be by Sir John Everett Millais, a major artist of the 19th Century. This piece will make astatement in almost all settings and is certainly a very imposing piece!
A huge scale painting which has superbattention to detail to every part of thiswork, please see as an example of this, the face, necklace andtheearring.
A portrait of the upmost quality by a important 19th Century artist with immense presence!
Signed & dated "1891". Housed in a very good quality has a three haze areas two very minor and the third being the mostprominent which is above the sitter's hair. Minor paint loss to mid left side of the painting. Faint stretcher bar marks. Otherwise the painting is in good condition,especially considering the huge size of W: 120 cm (47") x H: 160 cm (63") approx.
Literature:Times, 29 April 1891, p. 10.
Times, 8 May 1891, p. 13.
The Athenaeum, no. 3314, 2 May 1891, p. 580.
M.H. Spielmann, Millais and His Works, Edinburgh and London, 1898, p. 177. J.G. Millais, The Life and Letters of Sir John Everett Millais, 1899, II,
pp. 286, 289 & 485.
J. Mordaunt Crook, The Rise of the Nouveaux Riches, London, 1999, pl. XIV. J. Rosenfeld, John Everett Millais, London, 2012, p.228
Provenance:Originally commissioned by Charles J. Wertheimer, the husband of the sitter.Multiple Christie's sales.
Exhibited:London, New Gallery, Summer Exhibition, 1891, no. 156, as 'Portrait of a Lady'. London, Society of Portrait Painters, 1894, no. 138.London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, St Jude's Schoolhouse,
Commercial Road, Annual Exhibition, 1898, no. 43.
London, Royal Academy, Works of the late Sir John Everett Millais, Winter 1898, no. 178.
Othernotes / postage andpackaging:Unfortunately, we cannot sendthe painting to Russia due to the large size of this painting.