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Antique impressionist oil painting of a woman sewing or embroidering by Spanish artist, Augustin Carrera (1878-1952), initialed in the bottom right corner.  This is an unusual jewel of a painting in its original frame.  A woman sits on a wooden chair, she is dressed in a long blue coat perhaps it has a fur collar and she stitches away on a piece of white fabric, her green hat perched on her head.  It's atmospheric and very delightful on a thick wood board with the artist's stamp on the back.  The board is textured to the touch, particularly on the woman.

MORE ABOUT THIS PAINTING:

Medium: Oil on thick wood

Overall size: 10.5ins x 12ins or 26cms x 31.5cms (Approx)

Date: 1920's

Provenance: France.  

Signed:  Augustin Carrera (1878-1952)Born 3 April 1878, in Madrid; died 1952, in Paris.

Carrera was a pupil of Bonnat and Martin. He painted the ceiling of the Opera in Marseille. He executed nudes, portraits, landscapes and flowers, in daring but harmonious combinations of tones. He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris, beginning in 1904, and won a gold medal in 1937. Carrera sometimes participated in the Salon des Artistes Indépendants and Salon des Tuileries between 1927 and 1933. He was named an officer in the Légion d'Honneur.

Condition:  This painting is in good condition, however expect imperfections associated with age, nothing onerous.  It's in what looks to be the original frame.  Expect many imperfections, wear and tear associated with age, missing paint, missing moulding and indentations, old woodworm (carefully treated with a 20 year solution),  renovations.

This painting is sent fully insured, track and trace with Colissimo.

Portrait by Augustin Carrera

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