Here is a marvelous antique oil on canvas portrait of a woman with way too much jewelry on. It is oil on canvas, laid to board and framed in a period gold gilt frame.The entire piece measures 19 1/2 x 22 1/2 ins. Canvas alone measures 15 x 18 ins. The painting is signed J. Stiles 1875 at the bottom right. There is more script, but I cannot make it out. The painting depicts a woman leaning forward on a red chair, she has a black outfit on, a red bow at her collar and gobs of jewelry on. She must have been very wealthy to have this much jewelry, looks like a large scarab necklace, heavy gold earrings and three large rings. The painting is in FAIR as is condition with old repairs, most likely when it was affixed to the board many decades ago.
The painting has some torn areas of canvas at the top area, on the edge, surface scrapes, on her face, on other areas too. The frame is very heavy, it is an insert to a larger frame and has compo loss. Please look at all pictures. This is a antique painting and frame. There is a couple of listed American artists with that last name, unsure if this is one of those but very possible.
I was intrigued by this portrait with her expression, her jewelry, and you can see to the left a Renaissance touch of showing a seascape background through a window to her left. Perfect for Victorian, Edwardian, Civil War, and 1800s decors. Many Thanks, Gina AntiqueARTGarden Check out my other items. Please add me to your favorites list.
The item "Antique Oil Portrait WOMAN Gobs of Jewelry SCARAB Necklace by STILES c1875 Art" is in sale since Wednesday, March 23, 2016. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "antique-art-garden" and is located in Columbia, South Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.