Jan 28, 2021 - Sale 2556

Sale 2556 - Lot 207

Price Realized: $ 5,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
FREDERICK DUNCAN (Attributed to) (1881-unknown)
Ovaltine Tennis Match Maiden. Likely calendar image for Ovaltine, circa 1915-20. Oil on canvas, relined. 684x572 mm; 34x22 1/2 inches. Unsigned. Framed. Professionally restored.

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.