I have a painting that I know nothing about and would love to find more information. It belonged to my great great uncle who lived in Manhattan who led a wonderfully sordid and colorful past. Family lore says it came from his partner who was a “Duchess”. They spend their later years together traveling. My great great uncle was a stock broker on Wall Street who made his fortune before the Wall Street Crash in the 1929. He retired in his early 30’s to live off his wealth in a modest fashion while traveling and collecting interesting things. I guess the Duchess was one of those things.
With a degree in art history, I am curious about the painting. The artist is Arthur B. Long and the subject is a well dressed woman and leopards that surround her in a kind of circus like scene. The stretched canvas measures 24 inches tall and 40 inches wide. I would estimate the time it was painted to be the 1950’s but no firm evidence to confirm. Any help would be great!
|Painting from my great great uncle|
|Signature of the artist Arthur B. Long|