Description & Technical information

The painting which depicts a dark-haired beauty wearing a crown of holly – is signed by the artist and hangs in a superb quality carved and gilded frame.

In Celtic mythology holly is the ruler of the darker half of the calendar year known as the White Realm, in other words winter. The holly berry is also a potent Pagan symbol of feminine sexuality.

Dimensions: (framed) 77cm x 102cm (30¼” x 40¼”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 55cm x 73cm (21½” x 28¾”)

Presentation: Fine quality carved and gilded Orientalist frame.

Date:  Circa 1880
Period:  late 19th century, 1850-1900
Signature: Signed by the artist.
Dimensions: 77 x 102 x 7.62 cm (30³/₈ x 40¹/₈ x 3 inches)
Provenance: Private European collection.
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints