Victorian Gentleman

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F. Luis Mora (1874-1940)

Victorian Gentleman, ca. 1898-1900

charcoal on paper, 11 x 8 inches (sight), 11 1/2 x 9 inches total size.

registered signature stamp, lower left

registered estate stamp on backing, verso

In new oval gilded frame with carvings and beading,

new archival mat in parchment-color

outer size 18 x 14 1/2 inches

Condition:  Slight tanning of paper from age.

Provenance:  the estate of F. Luis Mora

This is a strong portrait study of a handsome Victorian gent, which we date to the very end of the 19th Century.  F. Luis Mora was a skilled portraitist, who enjoyed making sketches of interesting people in his everyday life. This man is very handsome indeed, with a high forehead, straight nose, strong chin, and excellent facial bone structure.  His hair is cut in the fashion of the period, and his starched collar indicates that he is a member of the professional or upper social strata.

Note:  The middle image is closest to the color of the paper. It is in remarkably good condition for a work on paper of this age. The charcoal has not smudged, and the paper is only somewhat tanned.

 

 

 

below, estate stamp on paper backing, verso

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