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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW YORK

Nikolai Fechin
PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN IN BLUE
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW YORK

Nikolai Fechin
PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN IN BLUE
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Details & Cataloguing

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Nikolai Fechin
1881-1955
PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN IN BLUE
signed in Latin l.r.
oil on canvas
61.5 by 51.5cm, 24 1/4 by 20 1/4 in.
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Provenance

ABA Gallery, New York

Exhibited

Included in the US tour of the Nicolai Fechin 1881-1955 travelling exhibition, organized by the Foundation for International Arts & Education, visiting several cities including Minneapolis and Seattle through March 2013

Literature

Supplement exhibition catalogue for Nicolai Fechin 1881-1955, Maryland: Gray Graphics Corporation, 2011, p. 46, illustrated

Catalogue Note

Portraiture makes up a significant part of Nicolai Fechin’s diverse oeuvre, and these intimate depictions of the human face were especially meaningful to the artist. He preferred painting the faces of people he knew, capturing their innate spirit with spontaneous brushwork and bright, vivid colours. In the present lot Fechin chooses a monochromatic background so that the brilliant blue of the sitter’s dress and the matching blue of her eyes pop from the canvas. The portrait is an exquisite example of Fechin’s work during his American period.

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