Wonderful Antique Portrait of Woman in Green on Tin

Regular price $175.00

I have no information about the subject of this painting, but I think it's a wonderful portrait, and personally I like the craquelure and paint loss revealing the mirror like surface of the shiny tin underneath, making it feel at the more atmospheric. Between her dress and her hair I think mid 19th c., and it seems the black neck ribbon and pink bow with brooch may be signifiers/identifiers of some sort, but I'm not entirely certain what they tell us if so--though the wedding ring on her visible hand certainly tells us she's married!  To me she's quite beautiful and also looks as if made of strong stuff, seeming a bit as if steeling herself to get through whatever's next. 

11 9/16" x 9 1/2" framed as found, in period lemon gold frame. Paint loss as evident, stable now. Frame is in good shape with minor loss to upper left edge and seems likely original to the painting. Wood backing and wired for hanging.