Exceptional, large, Swedish oil on canvas depicting a young girl wearing the traditional dress of Leksand, Dalarna Sweden. Soft and ethereal this painting is signed top right and dated 1909. The girls name ' Hoysen's Maria age 16' is detailed top left.
Maria, sits gently her hands crossed in her orange-aproned lap, her eyes closed. Her face with its soft, rose pink cheeks is defined by her white headscarf. The painting is soft and hazy and frankly breathtaking.
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Provenance: Swedish School, signed indistinctly top right. Inscribed ' Hoysen's Maria age 16 ' top left.
Date; early 20th Century possibly 1909
Condition; Very Good, knocks and bumps to frame commensurate with age
Frame: Width X Height CM: 77.5 x 94.5 Inches: 30 1/2 x 37 1/4 Painting: CM: 59 x 76 Inches: 23 x 30