I bought this painting a few months ago. It was painted by a Dutch artist named Evert Van Ligtelijn (1893-1975.) This is probably my favorite painting right now, the brushwork and impasto is so juicy! This cell phone picture does not do the painting justice.
It is a painting of the town Telde in the Canary Islands and was painted in 1932. The city is the oldest and the first capital of the island of Gran Canaria, founded by papal decree in 1351. Those are banana leaves in the foreground, honestly, I had no idea there were bananas even growing in Spain.
The painting has an exhibition label verso from a show in Berlin in 2003. Honestly, I haven't even looked up the artist, I love the work so much it wasn't even important to me.
There was just one problem, I hated the frame. The interior mat area was horrible and muddy and took away from the painting. The "faux patrician" themed victorian decoration was definitely not right for a painting executed in 1932.
|Victor at work|
Phil and his partner Victor have been making frames for over thirty years the right way. With skill and craftsmanship, by hand.
Biscuit joints and constructed the old world way, with proper gesso and ground. Real gold leaf.
I went up to get the frame yesterday and finish paying for it. Took about ten days, start to finish. I could not be any happier.
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