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Lot 358

Doris Clare Zinkeisen Portrait Oil Painting

Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000

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Doris Clare Zinkeisen (Scottish, 1898-1991). Oil on canvas portrait painting of a woman in a elegantly draped pink gown. Signed along the lower right.

Provenance: From the Estate of Horst Rechelbacher, Osceola, Wisconsin.

Horst Rechelbacher, the founder of Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients, was a pioneer in the field of safe and eco-friendly cosmetics. The same curiosity that led him to explore ways to improve the beauty industry led him to travel the world, collecting rare and beautiful objects as he went.

The prolific artist and painter Doris Clare Zinkeisen was born in Scotland in 1898. In 1909, Zinkeisen enrolled at the Harrow School of Art. Upon graduation, the gifted artist won a scholarship to the Royal Academy Schools in London. Early in her career, she met the esteemed actor and theater manager Nigel Playfair, leading to her interest in this sphere of the arts. Zinkeisen created portraits of several actors, and she designed the scenery and costumes for Noel Coward's musical, "On with the Dance." In addition to her portrait paintings, her artwork often depicts the famous parks of London and Paris. Zinkeisen illustrated several commercial posters for railways and the London Underground. She was famously known for painting the murals on the luxury ocean liner, the RMS Queen Mary.

Sight; height: 38 in x width: 29 1/2 in. Framed; height: 45 in x width: 35 1/4 in.


The painting is in good condition with no visible tears, creases, or losses. The surface is stable, and the color is bold and bright. There is a light undulation to the upper right corner. There is a white paint accretion to the face, most likely original. No visible sign of restoration. Along the verso, the canvas has toning and soiling; a few missing stretcher keys. Heavy wear to the frame. Please contact us for a detailed condition report. Please note that the lack of a condition statement does not imply perfect condition. Email with any condition questions.

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