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    Posted 2 years ago

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    Anyone recognize this portrait? (Someone suggested it might be Lucy Hicks Anderson, 1886–1954.)
    ~ 20"L x 16"W
    Original artwork.
    Oil on canvas.
    Nailed to stretcher.
    Possible canvas supplier mark found under canvas: 6097
    Possible Date: circa 1940s
    I'd love your help, opinion and feedback.

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    1. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      The loose style of brushwork could suggest a later date than 19th century...but perhaps it was a study (a painted sketch) for a more finished version. And may I suggest that the person portrayed may have been gender non conforming?
    2. sunnynature22 sunnynature22, 2 years ago
      Thank you, IronLace, for your interesting and enlightening comments!

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