Nude washing, ca.1922
Painted enamel on copper
9 x 6 inches
Signed and dated at lower left and lower right : ‘[illegible – Allege?] ‘.
Few media shine and glow as much as enamel. This small [unattributed] : Nude washing explores the classical theme of a nude bathing in a lake. It’s impressionist style and subject matter evoke the early Art Nouveau style. The frame is hand-carved and looks like it was part of the artist’s original presentation.
2017 ( David Smernoff, New Haven, CT and New York, NY ) ;
before 2017 Private collector [withheld], Philadelphia PA ;
ca.1920s [Unattributed], the artist .
2021 David Smernoff, New Haven, CT and New York, NY “Radically traditionally modern : the rise of Art Nouveau an exhibition designed by JON x NY”, January 18 – February 14.