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Signed & Dated Oil on Canvas Portrait of an Elderly Woman by Angela Trindade (India) 1940

Signed & Dated Oil on Canvas Portrait of an Elderly Woman by Angela Trindade (India) 1940
Signed & Dated Oil on Canvas Portrait of an Elderly Woman by Angela Trindade (India) 1940

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Height: 22.5cm. Width: 29.5cm. Artist: Angela Trindade (India, 1909-1980) (signed bottom right). Title: Untitled Portrait. Date: 1940 (Indistinct, bottom right). Medium: Watercolour on Canvas. Condition: The painting is in superb condition commensurate with age. The frame shows signs of wear and a little damage to the top inner border (all as photographed).

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Item No: A22336
About this item:

Height: 22.5cm
Width: 29.5cm
Artist: Angela Trindade (India, 1909-1980) (signed bottom right)
Title: Untitled Portrait
Date: 1940 (Indistinct, bottom right)
Medium: Oil on Canvas

This is a masterful oil on canvas portrait by Goan artist Angela Trindade, daughter of Antonio Xavier Trindade; the “Remrandt of The East”. The portrait depicts an elderly woman in floral dress with gold hoop earrings. The painting is typical of much or Trindade’s earlier work with thoughtful, controlled brushwork, subdued hues and muted background with meticulous detailing and blending of colour within the portrait itself. However, it also shows signs of her progression into a more expressionistic style of painting which developed from the 1940’s onwards. Although she loved painting Indian subjects, she did travel extensively during her career working with many European, American and South American sitters, of which the current work is an example.

Condition: The painting is in superb condition commensurate with age. The frame shows signs of wear and a little damage to the top inner border (all as photographed).

About The Artist:

Angela Trindade (1909-1980) was the daughter of Antonio Xavier Trindade (1870-1935). She trained as a painter with her father and at the Sir J. J. School of Art, Bombay, where she learnt the Western Academic mode of oil painting as well as the traditional aesthetics of Indian painting, excelling in both.

Her early work was much inspired by her father’s paintings, when she rendered still-life’s and portraits and she was the recipient of the Gold Medal in the All-India Women Artists’ Exhibition in 1936. Though she received numerous awards and recognitions in her life, her highest honour was receiving the ‘Pro Ecclesia Et Pontifice’, The Gold Cross from the late Holy Father Pope Pious XII for her contribution to the field of religious art. Examples of her work have been exhibited and sold posthumously worldwide and sales results for similar works can be viewed at Bonhams online and live auctioneers.

A large work, commissioned by the Government of Portugal, hangs in the Mall of Justice in Lisbon.

She died in 1980 in Brazil.