The Betrothal Ring, 1906

by Warren B. Davis (1865–1928)
Oil on canvas
16⅛ x 12 inches
Signed and dated lower left: WARREN B. DAVIS 06


Salmagundi Club, New York, New York

Private collection, Allenhurst, New Jersey

Sale, Heritage, Dallas, Texas, November 10, 2022, lot 27023

Private collection, New York, New York, acquired from above

Note: With its soft strokes of color, this painting exemplifies Warren B. Davis’s elegant portrayal of women.

Artist Biography

Early in his career, Warren B. Davis established himself as a painter of graceful and poetic female figures. Trained at the Art Students League in New York, Davis painted both nude and classically draped idealized women, depicting them as dancing nymphs and stoic goddesses. He was recognized by critics for the fluidity of his delicately painted drapery, and his work was published in Vanity Fair both as covers and interior illustrations. A diligent pianist in his youth, Davis’s musical background led to compositions known for rhythm, balance, and beauty. Davis was a member of the Allied Artists of America and

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