9 1/2" x 7 1/2" original oil painting in 12 1/2" x 14 1/2" antique frame. Paperwork is temporarily lost - still looking, bought in Europe by deceased father, provenance unknown at this time
Still looking for paperwork
There is quite a large number of paintings being offered on the market that have this somewhat ambiguous (no company name or address) label affixed to the backside in the same style with ''carvers & gilders picture makers and restorers - England - bevelled glass, old frames re-gilded" on it. These works were actually painting factory produced in the 20th century and the backing is distressed to give the work an appearance of considerable age. The frame itself, though Louis in style, is molded and 20th century. The works are usually painted in oil on wood. This one is a male half portrait and is attempting to depict a Dutch man from the 17th century. In an original period painting, a the portrait would show the man wearing a hat, which indicated their position and the collar would be lace or ruffle. The estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparables.