Oil on canvas portrait of a standing child in lace dress with wide blue sash, signed "G. Holthaus", and additionally notated below, "Pinxt", lower right, housed in an elaborate Aesthetic Movement gesso frame with basketweave and floral molding, having projecting corners with applied gilt flowers. Circa 1880. Sight – 29 1/2" x 24 5/8". Framed – 40" x 34 1/2". Private Nashville collection. CONDITION: Frame: A few spots of missing molding to lower right corner, up to 2", scattered small cracks and minor losses, overall good condition with possibly original gilding. Painting: Tenting/blistering to upper surface varnish layer, light craquelure and grime.
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