Konstantin Egorovich Makovsky
- Konstantin Makovsky
- Portrait of a Lady
- signed in Latin l.r.
- oil on canvas
- 141.5 by 80cm, 55 3/4 by 31 1/2 in.
Makovsky is especially renowned for his elegant female salon portraits. As Dr Elena Nesterova writes, 'his canvases...combined the formal and the intimate, the majestic and the sentimental... [They] were remarkable for their superb technique, excellent detail (...) rich and decorative colours, the freedom and energy of the brushwork' (K.Makovsky, St Petersburg, 2003, p.268).
We would like to thank Dr Elena Nesterova for providing additional catalogue information.