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Antique Oil Painting "The New Gown" C. F. Lowcock

Antique Oil Painting " The New Gown" C. F. Lowcock
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  • Antique Oil Painting " The New Gown" C. F. Lowcock
  • Antique Oil Painting " The New Gown" C. F. Lowcock
  • Antique Oil Painting " The New Gown" C. F. Lowcock
  • Antique Oil Painting " The New Gown" C. F. Lowcock
  • Antique Oil Painting " The New Gown" C. F. Lowcock
  • Antique Oil Painting " The New Gown" C. F. Lowcock
  • Antique Oil Painting " The New Gown" C. F. Lowcock
  • Antique Oil Painting " The New Gown" C. F. Lowcock
  • Antique Oil Painting " The New Gown" C. F. Lowcock
  • Antique Oil Painting " The New Gown" C. F. Lowcock
  • Antique Oil Painting " The New Gown" C. F. Lowcock
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This is a superb oil on panel painting titled "The New Gown" and signed bottom left by the artist., Charles Frederick Lowcock , circa 1880 in date.

Beautifully painted this sensitive and penetrating character study of a young woman shows her dressed in  the Victorian style popular in the early 1880's, and seated in a Gothic Revival armchair. The painting is handsomely presented in a delicate gilt-gesso frame of the period
 

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 42 x Width 32 x Depth 2.5 - With frame

Height 29 x Width 19 - Without frame

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 4 inches x Width 1 foot, 1 inch x Depth 1 inch - With frame

Height 11 inches x Width 7 inches - Without frame

Charles Frederick Lowcock

This notable British genre, history and figural painter exhibited at  the Royal Academy from 1878 to 1904. Titles include “In the Temple”, “The Lost Cord”, “A Love Letter”. He also exhibited at Suffolk Street and elsewhere. Lowcock painted a number of very interesting interiors. He also painted on wood panels a great many paintings of prettily dressed young women in interiors or gardens and maidens in classical settings

Lowcock’s paintings are very fine in quality and on  well prepared Gesso surfaces.



Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).

Satinwood

is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: 07312

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