William Strutt, 19th century British painter
Beauty with Flowers
20 x 16 inches (approximately)
Monogrammed lower left
in a mid-20th century frame, outer size 26 x 22 inches
We date this oil circa 1880 to 1890. A refined young lady
in a glistening blouse and velvet jacket is surrounded by masses of peonies.
She is in a connoisseur's home, featuring
paintings, antique swords, fine furniture, and an Orientalia vase.
The canvas is in all-original condition. There is a small clean tear upper right, shown
verso. The painting appears to have been cleaned in the past 15 years,
there is some surface dirt only. We do not see any dirt embedded in the paint,
nor are there restorations under black light.