Martin Osler Antiques

 1880 Pastel Of Hunting Scene By 12 Yr Old Girl


MartyMartin Osler Antiques is located in Toronto, Ontario

There is notation at the back of this pastel that indicates that it was drawn by a then 12 year old Alma Shain in 1880.  It also states that it was cleaned and reframed on May 29, 1974 by Cass Karl.  There is also a turn of the century label for a London, Ontario framer.  It was found in Middlesex county, so it would appear that when Cass Karl cleaned it she put it back in it's original frame and backed it with Christmas paper, so obviously not acid free.  That being said it is in excellent original condition and does not appear to have faded.  24" x 31" framed. Alma was a talented 12 year old.