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Václav Brozik

Portrait Study for Tu Felix Austria, Nube (Portrait of a Girl with Chestnut Hair), 1896

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Václav Brozik

Václav Brozik

Portrait Study for Tu Felix Austria, Nube (Portrait of a Girl with Chestnut Hair), 1896

Portrait Study for Tu Felix Austria, Nube (Portrait of a Girl with Chestnut Hair), 1896

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Václav Brozik

Czech

1851 - 1901

Portrait Study for Tu Felix Austria, Nube (Portrait of a Girl with Chestnut Hair), 1896


signed V. Brozik (lower left)

oil on canvas

canvas: 18 1/2 by 12 3/4 in.; 47 by 32.5 cm

framed: 29 1/4 by 24 1/4 in.; 74.5 by 62 cm

The canvas is unlined. The paint surface is stable and in good condition but lightly soiled. Upon close inspection, patterns of craquelure throughout. Minor frame abrasions to edges. Under UV light, areas of retouching to the figure's cheek, hair, and underneath her chin; retouching to repair under her eye with corresponding patch on the reverse; retouching to curved tear repair of approximately three inches in front of the figure in the lower right quadrant with corresponding patch on the reverse; retouching to repair in her dress with corresponding patch on the reverse; retouching to aforementioned abrasions and to the background in the lower left corner and center of left edge..
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Artist's estate (red wax seal on reverse)
John Wanamaker, Philadelphia (1902)
Private collection, Piedmont, North Carolina
Sale: Mebane Antique Auction, North Carolina, 5 December 2014, lot 80
John Wanamaker Gallery, New York, 1902, no. 211 (as Imperial Princess), p. 41.
New York, John Wanamaker Gallery, 1902, no. 211 (as Imperial Princess)