.A large portrait of a lady by Swedish artist Birger Simonsson.
Unframed the subject a handsome woman half smiling and pensive sits in a blue dress against a leafy background.
The artist died in 1938, was known for portraits and landscape work.
He studied in the early c20th in both Sweden and in Paris France under Matisse.
After the First World War spent long periods in paris where he got inspired by Bonnards colour art.
He painted portraits , figure compositions & landscapes with a motifs from west coast Norway and France.