Sad Clown by James Lawrence Isherwood
A fantastically detailed portrait of a melancholy soaked clown. Painted in a bold colour palette, the mood of the clown captured is in striking contrast to the vibrant joyous colours applied by Isherwood. A hauntingly powerful image which draws in the viewer to the character of the sitter.
Titled and dated to the reverse, the painting is also dedicated to the artist’s mother as is the case with his best examples. A truly rare collectors painting.
Although Isherwood tackled the subject matter of clowns on several occasions, they rarely come to market and attract strong attention from collectors when they do. Offered signed on the front and titled verso in excellent condition and beautifully framed.