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Desiree: Pett, 1951, Oil on Board, Sylvia Sleigh

Desirée, 1951, Oil on Academy Board, Framed, 24 1/2 in x 18 1/2 in

Title: Desirée
Artist: Sylvia Sleigh
Year: 1951                  
Painting: Oil on Academy Board
Size: 24 1/2" x 18 1/2"    
Framed

This portrait depicts a local teenager who lived in the village of Pett and frequently visited the Rectory Lodge, where Sylvia Sleigh resided for several years. Desirée’s head and neck are solidly rendered, as are the glass beads of her necklace. The sitter’s arms were left unfinished.

Essay provided by Andrew Hottle © 2016-17
A letter of authenticity will be issued for each work by
Dr. Andrew D. Hottle.
© Estate of Sylvia Sleigh

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