Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas (lined), inscribed on the verso "Lilla / Daughter of / E. M. Maclaurin, Esquire. / Married / N. H. Signor Sacra De Jordanow / Painted 1930 / By / F. Cadogan Cowper A.R.A.," presented in a period carved and gilt composition frame.
SS 49.5 x 39 in.; DOA 57 x 46.5 in.Estate of the Late Richard Rivoire of Charles County, Maryland and Raleigh, North Carolina.
A noted historical architect, J. Richard Rivoire was a native of Charles County, Maryland and the first to do extensive documentation of historic structures in that county. He moved to Raleigh in 2005 and was actively engaged in the research and documenting of historic structure in this region.
An arresting portrait of a fashionable young woman confidently posed in a green patterned dress accessorized by a long strand of pearls and luxurious fur. In one elegant hand she holds a closed fan featuring a gilt crown of nobility emblazoned above an unidentified cipher.
The 1929 edition of The Year's Art
published by Macmillan & Co. in London references a painting by Cowper of Madame de Jordanow.
Lined and on new stretchers; scattered spot touch-ups visible under UV light; vertical scratch to left of figure.
$1,000 - 3,000