Young Beauty in a Black Gown

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This is a very large fine original 19th century oil on canvas depicting a young beauty in a black lace gown by the eminent Hungarian portrait painter Lajos Márk (1867-1942). The painting is signed by the artist and hangs in a superb fine Louis XV style scrolled and swept frame.

 

As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in the very finest condition it can be for its age, having just been professionally cleaned and re-varnished.

 

In the 1880’s Lajos Márk trained under the famous French artist William Bouguereau at the prestigious Académie Julian in Paris. From 1890 he established himself as a successful portrait painter in both Europe and America. Márk exhibited portraits at the Paris Salon and was awarded a gold medal at the 1915 World Exposition in San Francisco. Lajos Márk exhibited at the Venice Biennale between 1901 and 1932. He died in New York in 1942.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 120cm x 100cm (47¼” x 39¼”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 96cm x 71cm (37¾” x 28”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Fine 20th century Louis XV scrolled and swept frame.

Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang. We do not sell dirty, damaged or unframed works of art.

Conservation: The oil paintings well sell are where necessary cleaned and restored by John Malcolm of Fine Art Restorations (est.1974), a third-generation picture restorer with 40 years’ experience.

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