19th Century American “Portrait of A Woman Wearing a Brooch” Pastel on Canvas


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19th Century American “Portrait of A Woman Wearing a Brooch” Pastel on Canvas. The back of the canvas has an inscription “Bertha Frey-Freer” who may be the artist or woman in the painting. With smooth light brushwork and a somewhat moody color palette playing with light to emphasize the lady’s delicate decolletage. This painting creates an aura of elegance. Perfect for a hallway or above a fireplace. The painting itself is protected in a glass frame. This piece weighs approximately 8 lbs.

Dimensions with the gilt wooden frame: H= 23.5 in. W= 19.25 in. D= 2.5 in.
Dimensions of canvas only: H: 19 in. and W: 15.5 in.

Additional information

Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions L 2.5 x W 19.25 x H 23.5 in
Style / Period


Year / Century

19th Century

Place of Origin

North America


Canvas / Gold Leaf

Additional Dimensions

Canvas only:
H: 19'' W: 15.5''


Pastel is in good condition, with no repairs to the canvas. Glass is in perfect condition. Age is visible on the frame as well as having some chips and scratches. The gold leaf on the wooden frame has been worn down over time due to its antiqueness. There is also a rich patina on the frame which is normal and happens over time.

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