Oriental School (19th Century) Sweet and Tender Love
Medium: Oil on Panel
Measurements: 41cm x 42cm Framed 40cmx33cm Unframed
It is believed that the artist of this painting comes from the Oriental School (a group of artists known as the orientalists that travelled to North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia in search of new and exotic cultural experiences). The artist demonstrates an academic and skilled hand in portraiture and genre painting.
The painting ‘Sweet and Tender’ is a portrayal of a Chinese man and woman through tender interaction. The artist captures a young woman playing a Chinese moon guitar to the loving ears of her admirer. The couple is dressed in lavish clothing and jewellery, surrounded by a circle of plants under a blue and slightly cloudy sky. Through the artist’s muses, one is reminded of love and affection between two people.
£3,450 (exc. VAT)