Chantry Fine Art Collection
Subject: Portrait of a Young Girl with her Dog
Artist: Catherine (Kate) Wylie -
Provenance: See below
Date: c 1900
Size: Picture 35.5” x 26.5” see below
Frame: Not original -
When we first viewed this portrait we though that it was by Millais, having many of the characteristics of that great artist.
However, it is in fact by a distinguished lady artist, Catherine (Kate) Wylie, a Scottish artist and portrait painter who lived and worked from Homecraig, Skelmorlie, Ayrshire.
She studied at the Glasgow School of Art and exhibited 47 works at the Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, 19 at the Royal Scottish Academy and 4 at the Royal Academy.
The portrait is contained within a fine Art Deco frame which is not the original, but which suits the subject perfectly.
However, it was too small for the original portrait size and whoever reframed it folded the canvas by about 2 inches to fit the frame, but in so doing not only damaged it, but isolated the original signature within the damaged portion of canvas. Regrettably we had no alternative but to reline the canvas, and have had to remove the signature, “C.Wylie” which is now appended to the reverse of the frame. It has also been cleaned and in now in excellent condition.
It would grace any home as a fine example of Art Deco portraiture, with the additional attraction of her little dog wearing a blue bow.
The subject is not known.
The portrait size is 35 1/2” x 26 1/2”
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