Portrait study of Chinese mother and baby, oil on canvas, signed Lee. c1950. SOLD
Oil painting on canvas, signed Lee. 20th Century Chinese School. Dimensions : 460mm x 352mm x 16mm. Weight : 0.350kg net. Condition : Quite good.
Portrait study of Chinese mother and baby, oil on canvas, signed Lee. c1950. Canvas on stretcher. Unframed.
Dimensions : 460mm x 352mm x 16mm.
Condition/Notes : The oil on canvas study of a Chinese mother and baby is in quite good condition. The painting captures the universal bond between mother and child in a simple and very effective manner. The colour is good and the canvas is in good condition within the portrait study area. There are some light scratch marks in places and there are some areas of dusting to the paint surface especially around the baby's head but this is not noticeable in normal viewing conditions. There are a few small areas where the canvas shows slightly but this is not due to paint loss but to the style of painting where the medium has been applied very lightly. The painting is signed by the artist in the lower lh corner below the baby's hand. The signature is more a scratching away of the paint rather than a painted signature. There is wear to the edges of the canvas in places where it has torn away from the retaining nails, particularly along the lower horizontal. The plain wooden stretcher is in quite good condition and there is no sign of deterioration. The back of the canvas is in quite good condition with marking in places. The painting will benefit from framing. Do not mistake this for a contemporary "Chinese" product. This is a work prior to the current wave of "mass-produced" Chinese art. Please view the images below :