Archibald Knox Gold Pendant for Liberty
Gold pendant with an openwork entrelac design from the drawing board of Archibald Knox and dating from circa 1905. Set with a central blister pearl drop and with a turquoise matrix lower drop, this pendant…
‘Lady on The Seine’ by Dietz Edzard*
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Loetz ‘Candia’ Vase with Silver Overlay
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WMF Flower Dish
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Portrait of a Young Girl by Édouard Sain
Quite delightful oil on canvas portrait of a young girl, perhaps no older than seven or eight years of age, painted by the French artist Édouard Alexandre Sain (1830-1910).
Dressed in her Sunday best clothes and with a little blue ribbon in her auburn hair, she is directly facing the viewer with a somewhat serious expression on her young face.
Very well executed with lovely skin tones that perfectly capture her youthfulness, and superb detail to her curly hair and her lacy collar.
Sain won every possible medal while at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts after his admission in 1847. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1853, winning two further medals, and was awarded the Légion d’Honneur, the highest French order of merit, in 1877. From the late 1870’s onwards he turned his attention more exclusively towards portraiture.
The framed picture measures 53.5 X 45.5 cms. overall, with the visible canvas area at 44.5 by a fraction over 36.5 cms.
Signed top left and dated 1903 with a further signature verso.