Sir Peter Lely’s Portrait and Jason Woodside’s Abstract Optical Illusion Highlight Showplace Antiques’ Upcoming SaleDec 18, 2022 12:00 EST
Born in the Netherlands, Sir Peter Lely spent most of his life in England, where he became a significant portrait painter to the court. Lely is well known for his skillful and sensuous portraits of royal women. When he was appointed as Charles II’s Principal Painter in Ordinary, the demand for his work grew exponentially. Lely would often paint a sitter’s head and his pupils would complete the remaining painting, especially for series-based works. A portrait of a noblewoman, attributed to Lely, is a key highlight of the upcoming sale by Showplace Antiques. This oil on canvas depicts a sitter dressed in a silky burnt orange and blue colored outfit with a big flower pot in the background. The frame bears a plaque with artist’s name at the bottom. Another very interesting artwork is Jason Woodside’s acrylic and aerosol on canvas. It portrays abstract trompe-l’œil painting of vibrant and contrasting geometric patterns. The image has a three-dimensional optical illusion on a two-dimensional surface.
James Mont’s Asian mid-century modern set of five dining chairs also leads the listing. Designed circa 1955, the chairs are fashioned in walnut with Asian-inspired upholstered seats and back rests. Visit Bidsquare to view the complete catalog and other online auctions.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (53), Decorative Arts (79), Furniture (53), Jewelry (41)
# of Lots:280
Price Range:$100 - $1,500
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Sir Peter Lely Attributed Portrait of a Noblewoman|| Estimate: |
|Jason Woodside Large Acrylic & Aerosol on Canvas|| Estimate: |
|James Mont Asian Modern Walnut Dining Chairs, 5|| Estimate: |
|James Mont Asian Modern Dining Table|| Estimate: |
|James Mont Asian Manner Ebonized Console Table|| Estimate: |
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