Portrait of a Lady


An alluring early 20th Century pencil sketch Portrait of a Lady, in a 19thc Gilt wood frame.

Although unsigned, the portrait was obtained from an estate sale in Adelaide of a friend of the Australian artist Leslie Wilkie (1879-1935) who had gifted it directly to the vendor.

Leslie Wilkie was curator and director of the Art Gallery of South Australia (1920’s) and a wonderful Australian artist who is well known for his portrait & still life paintings which adhere to the traditional school of painting; a feature of his work being his free broad brushstrokes upon a dark ground.

Hi works are held in state & regional galleries such as Art Gallery NSW, AGSA Art Gallery South Australia, National Library Canberra, State Library of Victoria, Australian War Memorial Canberra.
Pencil on paper behind art acrylic. The portrait sits in a 19thc Gilt wood & gesso frame.
Measures including frame: 40.5cm wide x 59cm high.
Weight 4 kg
Dimensions 50 × 10 × 60 cm
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