Friday, April 11, 2008

One Hundred Years Old

Sybil R. Marshall
Beatrice Sawyer
Melrose, Mass. 1908

This is my favorite portrait painting. I bought it 15 years ago in Nyack, New York from an art dealer. I paid $50.00 - which was a real stretch for me. The canvas is scratched up pretty bad and in desperate need of repair, but I love the big red bows, the red beads and the red dress. All this simple glamour and the placid expression on her face. Poor Sybil - she probably sat for hours and hours while Beatrice painted her portrait.

1 comment:

Christina said...

I love this, and I love how weathered it looks. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for all your great, interesting posts. They've been making my days!