Frank Howland Nude - Little Mermaid - The Siren
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Frank Howland
Little Mermaid - The Siren

ca 1900

About

Everybody needs a little mermaid or siren in their lives, and I was enchanted when I found this one! I was impressed with the quality - it is so rare and interesting in art to see a depiction of a human being swimming/ immersed in water. And there is a lot of positive energy from the smile of the subject matter. Acquired in France, it is pure art nouveau, dating to the 1890s-1900s. A watercolour/mixed media, the colours a wonderfully fresh. The artist, Frank Howland, is well listed - his works have sold at auction on several continents. and yet, no biographical information is available. I am wondering if "Frank Howland' may not simply be a pseudonym. On paper, the painting measures 12 x 27,5 cm at sight. Beautifully framed, the overall size is 34 x 48,5 cm. This would make a beautiful gift for a swimmer or a Venetian blonde, if not for yourself.

Details

  • Artist
    Frank Howland (American)
  • Creation Year
    ca 1900
  • Condition
    Good
  • Dimensions
    H 4.73 in. x W 10.83 in. x D 0.4 in.H 12 cm x W 27.5 cm x D 1 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Norwich, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU99133204181
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