Francis Owen Salisbury Original Rare Fine Hand Signed Graphite Drawing Female Portrait

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Francis Owen Salisbury Original Rare Fine Hand Signed Graphite Drawing Female Portrait.

Signed by the artist.

This is an exceptional opportunity to acquire an extraordinary and rare original work of art.

Graphite/charcoal onto stock card mounted on board; image to verso. The artwork measures approximately 27 x 34cm (10.6 x 13.3in) inside the mount.

The drawing is hand signed lower right, it is in very good condition with age-related wear.

This finely executed drawing by Salisbury is hand signed. It is an ORIGINAL WORK and NOT a lithograph or print of any kind.

Private Collection UK.

Price On Application

 

 

Francis (“Frank”) Owen Salisbury (18 December 1874 – 31 August 1962) was an English artist who specialised in portraits, large canvases of historical and ceremonial events, stained glass and book illustration. In his heyday he made a fortune on both sides of the Atlantic and was known as “Britain’s Painter Laureate”. His art was steadfastly conservative and he was a vitriolic critic of Modern Art – particularly of his contemporaries Picasso, Chagall and Mondrian. His father, Henry Salisbury, described himself as a “plumber, decorator and ironmonger” (his mother was Susan Hawes),[1] yet his son Frank would become one of the greatest society artists of his generation.

 

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