William Oliver the Younger (France/United Kingdom, 1823-1901) oil on canvas painting depicting a smiling, dark haired young beauty, seated upon a bench and attired in a white dress with an elaborate black lace wrap, with a pink rose behind her left ear and a holding a fan in her left hand; a man attired in a black hat and brown cloak leans on the edge of the bench behind her, gazing attentively. Signed and dated "W. Oliver 1878" lower left. Housed in an elaborate and possibly original gilt carved and gesso rococo style frame. Sight – 17 3/4" H x 14 1/2" W. Framed – 24 3/4" H x 21 1/2" W. CONDITION: Painting in overall good condition with an old wax relining, scattered craquelure. Circular shaped fiber in varnish layer, top right quadrant. Frame with minor gilt losses to the upper right corner and losses with gilt touch up and losses to all of the rear corners.
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