MATERIALS: Oil on Board
DIMENSIONS: 8″ x 6″ (20.5 cm x 15.3 cm)
FRAME DIMENSIONS: 12″ x 10″ (30.5 cm x 25.5 cm)
PROVENANCE: Portrait of Archer’s wife, part of the private family collection, UK.
INSCRIPTIONS: Inscribed with signature left bottom and on the back of board “Beatrice 1924” is written
CONDITION: At the present time,this painting is in need of restoration. Small cracks are starting to appear and it has yellowed and is quite dirty. The original black painted wooden frame has several chips.
Archer, at the age of 43 married Beatrice Nellie Sleigh age 36 Dec 1922 at the Wesleyan Church Hodford Golders Green Hendon Middlesex.
Beatrice has featured in several of his paintings and a portrait of her was sold in 2013 titled ‘Study of a lady wearing blue’ at auction house Woolley & Wallis of Salisbury.
It is anticipated that some of Archer's paintings will be available to purchase as limited edition prints in the future. In the meantime permission has been granted to Paradis Terrestre Greeting Cards to produce high quality greeting cards from some of Archer's paintings.