Master Paintings

Master Paintings

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 67. Portrait of a Woman in Red.

Sold Without Reserve

Circle of Margaret Carpenter

Portrait of a Woman in Red

No reserve

Auction Closed

May 22, 04:23 PM GMT

Estimate

6,000 - 8,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

Sold Without Reserve

Circle of Margaret Carpenter

Portrait of a Woman in Red


oil on canvas

canvas: 36 by 28 in.; 91.4 by 71.1 cm.

framed: 43 ½ by 35 ¼ in.; 110.5 by 89.5 cm.

This elegantly attired raven-haired sitter wears a crimson velvet gown and wide-brimmed black hat decorated with a matching red tassel. A gold cross hangs around her neck and a large ruby jewel peeks out from beneath her chapeau. Margaret Carpenter drew artistic inspiration from Sir Thomas Lawrence, from whose pictorial tradition this stylish portrait clearly derives.