Undoubtedly Rare and unusual This lovely Portrait of a well to do Mexican woman posing in front of her estate garden Is in the Mexican School. This Piece has been relined expertly with minimal restoration to surface. Oil on early hand woven Canvas it still uses its original stretchers to hold its subject. Hard to date as Fashion and Jewelry styles rarely changed for the well to do women of rural Mexico During the 18th and early 19th century. Given more than a once over by Noted experts in the Mexican Colonial Field. This painting is unsigned. Reframed in the 20th Century with a Rare Newcomb-Maklin frame and would be a lovely addition to any Rancho, Mexican or Spanish Interior.
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Rare Newcomb frame.
Price on request.
Many talented artisans’ hands shine on the beauty of the frames of the prolific Newcomb- Macklin company, originally from Evanston Illinois, which opened its doors in 1871, founded by S.H. McElswain. In 1883 McElwain’s bookkeepers Charles Macklin and John Newcomb became partners and took over the company.
They were very prolific in the east coast and were the frame-makers of painters such as Maxfield Parrish, George Bellows, John Singer Sargent, as well as many artists in the Taos community of New Mexico where they incorporated Native American motifs. They were mostly active in the 20th century with showrooms in Chicago and New York and even had a crew traveling salesman.