Antique Oil Painting Beautiful Girl By Jas Wilson 1866

Antique Oil Painting Beautiful Girl By Jas Wilson 1866


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Superb oil on canvas portrait of a beautifully and meticulously rendered girl wearing a silk dress with a light blue wrap around her waist, dated 1866.

This beautiful bust length portrait of a young girl is set in a striking carved gilded scrolling foliate and reeded frame and is signed and dated on the verso by the artist, Jas Wilson Pinxit 1866.

The painting depicts a young girl gazing into the distance holding a bouquet of flowers.


In really excellent condition having been professionally cleaned, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 112 x Width 91 x Depth 7 - frame

Height 89 x Width 70 - Painting

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 8 inches x Width 3 feet x Depth 3 inches - frame

Height 2 feet, 11 inches x Width 2 feet, 4 inches - Painting

Pinxit (from Latin: "one painted") is a stylized amendment added to the signature depiction of the name of the person responsible for a work of art.

The purpose of gilding is to give the appearance of solid gold, a practice that began over 4,000 years ago in Egypt. Paintings from Egyptian tombs from around 2000 B.C. show workers pounding gold into thin sheets to apply to pieces of furniture and coffins. The Greeks applied gilding to statues in around 400 B.C.E., and gilding techniques have continued to be used in Europe, South America, Spain, Britain and the United States.

During the 18th century, Louis XIV of France flaunted his wealth with gilded furnishings, framed artwork and architectural detailing, marking France as a leader in the decorative arts.

There are two methods of true gilding: oil gilding and water gilding.
Oil gilding uses an oil-based product on a prepared surface, and the leaf is gently pressed onto the surface.
Water gilding uses a water-based adhesive that causes the gold leaf to adhere to the surface.


W91.0 x H112.0 x D7.0 cm



Wear condition


Date of manufacture



19th Century




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