60 x 40 cm, oil on canvas
A portrait commission from a husband to his new wife, as a wedding gift. The subject stands in the window of her bedroom, her attention caught by something beyond the pictorial frame as she buttons her cuff. She gazes out onto a park, not seen in the picture, but known to the sitter as the place where her husband made his marriage proposal.
The closeness of the tones in the painting serve to emphasise the subject’s vivid shoes and hint at her flamboyant nature.