Dec 14, 2017 - Sale 2465

Sale 2465 - Lot 10

Price Realized: $ 4,940
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
FREDERICK DUNCAN (Attributed to).
Ovaltine Tennis Match Maiden. Likely calander image for Ovaltine, circa 1915-20. Oil on canvas, relined. 684x572 mm; 34x22 1/2 inches. Not signed. Framed. Professionally restored.

Additional Details

A bright, colorful portrait of a female player in her tennis whites. The architecture and figures in the background suggest she is in India. The sport was introduced there by British Army and Civilian officers in the 1880s and grew to become, and remains, a major sport in the country, producing numerous top players. They dominated the Davis Cup in the 1920s, around the time this image was painted.