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Large Vintage Spanish Oil On Canvas Signed & Dated 20th Century

Large Vintage Spanish Oil On Canvas Signed & Dated 20th Century

Large Vintage Spanish Oil On Canvas Signed & Dated 20th Century


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Large Vintage Spanish Oil on Canvas painting, signed & dated 1990, titled verso 'embroidery apprentice'.

The impressionist style painting features an interiorscape with a mother and daughter partaking in embroidery.

Housed in its original gilt frame decorated with fluting bands.

Add some bright colour to your home with this beautiful painting.



In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 93 x Width 78 x Depth 5

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 1 inch x Width 2 feet, 7 inches x Depth 2 inches

Painting is a portrait of a lady smiling subtly with her hands crossed. She has smooth, white skin and is centred against a landscape background.
Oil painting is the process of painting with pigments with a medium of drying oil as the binder. Commonly used drying oils include linseed oil, poppy seed oil, walnut oil, and safflower oil. The choice of oil imparts a range of properties to the oil paint, such as the amount of yellowing or drying time. Certain differences, depending on the oil, are also visible in the sheen of the paints. An artist might use several different oils in the same painting depending on specific pigments and effects desired. The paints themselves also develop a particular consistency depending on the medium. The oil may be boiled with a resin, such as pine resin or frankincense, to create a varnish prized for its body and gloss.
Although oil paint was first used for Buddhist paintings by Indian and Chinese painters in western Afghanistan sometime between the fifth and tenth centuries, it did not gain popularity until the 15th century. Its practice may have migrated westward during the Middle Ages. Oil paint eventually became the principal medium used for creating artworks as its advantages became widely known. The transition began with Early Netherlandish painting in Northern Europe, and by the height of the Renaissance, oil painting techniques had almost completely replaced the use of tempera paints in the majority of Europe.
In recent years, water miscible oil paint has become available. Water-soluble paints are either engineered or an emulsifier has been added that allows them to be thinned with water rather than paint thinner, and allows, when sufficiently diluted, very fast drying times 1–3 days when compared with traditional oils 1–3 weeks.


W78.0 x H93.0 x D5.0 cm



Wear condition


Date of manufacture



Late 20th Century


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