This is a large fine early 1900s portrait of a ‘Girl in a Red Kimono’ by the distinguished artist and illustrator Arthur John Balliol Salmon (1869-1953). Like his contemporary Ambrose McEvoy, Balliol Salmon was a gifted portrayer of English society beauties. This beautiful watercolour captures one such fashionable young debutante dressed in the height of 1920’s chic; a Japanese silk kimono. This fine work is signed by the artist.
Balliol Salmon studied art under Frederick Brown at Westminster School and afterwards at the Académie Julian in Paris. By 1901 he had become one of Britain’s best known illustrators at The Graphic magazine and a watercolourist much in demand for his pictures of aristocratic English beauties.
The new owners will want to have the picture re-glazed but we are selling it here without glass to avoid any damages during shipping.
Dimensions: (framed) 91cm x 72cm (35¾” x 28¼”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 74cm x 54cm (29” x 21¼”)
Medium: Watercolour on Whatman’s artist board.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Early 20th century Louis XIV gilt frame.
Condition: Very good. Newly professionally conserved. Ready to hang.