Sunday, 29 May 2016
Unidentified artist working in the style of the Pre-Raphaelites
“Angel Study”, late 19th century (?)
Chalk on reddish-brown tinted paper
Framed with a simple natural/unvarnished wood edge and an ivory/cream archival mount under a Perspex/acrylic sheet
Size: (frame) 59.5 x 49 cm; (image) 28.5 x 21 cm
Condition: the drawing appears to be in very good condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds or foxing) based on examining it in its frame only. The frame is untreated natural wood with minor signs of age.
I am selling this framed magnificent drawing by an unidentified master in the manner of the Pre-Raphaelites for AU$550 AUD (currently US$395.18/EUR355,52/GBP270.26 at the time of posting this drawing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.
If you are interested in purchasing this stunning original drawing, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
This very beautiful drawing is a mystery to me and the dealer from whom I purchased it with regard to who drew it and when it was executed. The drawing is clearly by a highly skilled, technically aware and sensitive artist. At a guess the drawing exhibits some of stylistic attributes (i.e. the choice of subject, medium and colour) of the Pre-Raphaelites. I am not proposing that this drawing was made by one of this brotherhood of artists—such an attribution is as likely as finding a Rembrandt in the attic—rather, I wish suggest that the drawing is by a follower/admirer of this group and executed around the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.