Girl in a Kimono - 19th Century Portrait Oil Painting of Redhead


This is a fine 19th century full-length oil on canvas portrait of a red-headed ‘Girl in a Kimono’ by the Royal Academy painter Clara Murray Hawkes (1861-1930). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1896. It is presented in a newly commissioned fine quality bespoke gold metal leaf frame.

As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in excellent condition, having just been professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

The girl in the painting is modelling a furisode – or ‘swinging sleeve’ – kimono, a traditionally style of formal attire for young Japanese women. The furisode is customarily worn on a girl’s ‘seijin shiki’ or Coming of Age Day, or at a wedding by the bride herself or by an unmarried younger relative. Clara Hawkes exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in the 1890s.

Dimensions: (framed) 74cm x 54cm (29” x 21¼”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 61cm x 41cm (24” x 16”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Superb quality gilt metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.


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