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This wonderful antique picture is by the reknown artist and is highly sought after for her artwork ~ BESSIE PEASE GUTMANN.
This is a very UNCOMMON print titled: THE MESSAGE OF THE ROSES. (Title is under the frame lip at the bottom.) It depicts a beautiful flapper girl sitting on the floor with a box full of red long stemmed roses. She is gorgeous, ruby red lips, rosy color cheeks, short bobbed wavy reddish brown hair, under that lovely cap made of lace and yellow gold satin. She is wear a long yellow gold satin dress as well with lace applique flowing from her shoulder straps. Matching yellow gold shoes.
No. 641 @ GUTMANN & GUTMANN N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A. (There is a calendar on the back that the previous owner had taped to the kraft paper dating the year 1925.
Print is in NEAR - EXCELLENT CONDITION. The coloring is still very vibrant and rich. (Photos were hard to take to show likeness.) Surrounding the woman is printed on a buff color background, a nice thicker paper stock. Along the right edge there is some minor handling/slight crease wear. Then is two small areas ~ to the left of the roses on the floor and a spot nearer the right bottom area ~ the buff surface is slightly whiter, rubbing of surface.
Its original antique, slightly ornate gold gesso frame is also a show stopper! Very nice half circles or half loops and has swirls or waves on the outside edge border and the inner border of frame. We did respray the frame a newer gold paint as it was VERY sad and dull looking. The frame does show issues on the outer border of the wave details. There is missing gesso on all sides, (please view photos), as the left edge is the best intact. Since the frame is very ornate, it is really not as noticible, unless you might be a perfectionist in details. Since this is approximately 90 Plus years old, it had weathered some, but that is why we love antiques and vintage items.
Overall the frame measures 12-1/2 inches wide by 15-1/2 inches high. The back print measurement is 11 inches wide by 14 inches high.
In our reference book of American Prints by Michael Ivankovich, the value of this print was mentioned at $350.00. We have reduced the price from all we mentioned above. A SUPER GREAT COLLECTIBLE PIECE OF ARTWORK!
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