Lester J. Ambrose (American; 1879-1949)
Sunday, circa 1947
Oil painting on canvas
Signed to the lower left
Presented in a wooden Cassetta style frame with veneer surface, woodgrain texture panel molding, and floral corner brackets
Show label to verso with artwork information from “Painting in the United States, 1947” at the Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh PA
Painter and illustrator Lester J. Ambrose studied at the Art Students League and the Chase School with William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri. A member of the Society of Independent Artists, he was known for his figural interior scenes, and exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago and the National Academy of Design, among other institutions.
- discoloration to painting; minor craquelure throughout paint; frame rub to canvas edges; scattered, pin head sized areas of overpainting present throughout; signature appears clean under UV light; chips, cracks, and scratches to frame veneer on all sides; accretion to surfaces; canvas is slightly smaller than frame window, with upper and lower edges of canvas visible.
- measures frame; visible area measures 29" W x 24" H.