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Elsie Palmer Payne - Roma 23" x 28"

Elsie Palmer Payne - Roma 23" x 28"

Regular price $14,500.00 USD
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Elsie Palmer Payne (American, 1884-1971)
Roma, n. d.

Oil on canvas
Canvas: 23” x 28”
Frame: 30” x 25.5”

Signed lower right: Elsie Palmer Payne
Verso: Titled: “ROMA”

Elsie Palmer Payne was an American painter known for her landscape and genre paintings. Her work resembles the style of American Illustration at the turn of the century and relies on lines and strong bold colors that focus on emotional appeal and decoration. In this portrait titled “Roma,” a woman exudes an enigmatic aura, captured in a moment of serene contemplation. Payne’s vibrant use of colors is evident in the subject's blouse, each hue of the carefully rendered stripes dancing harmoniously with the next. With arms gracefully folded upon a sleek, reflective table, the woman leans slightly away, inviting curiosity about her inner musings.

John Moran Auctioneers, California and American Fine Art Auction, Monrovia, CA, November 14, 2023, Lot 152
Private Collection, Utah

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