Origin: British Period: Early/Mid Twentieth Century Provenance: Unknown Date: c.1936 Canvas Height: 16 inches Canvas Width: 14 inches
The unframed oil on canvas in the classical style depicting the head and upper torso of a nude male the subject with a downcast gaze, dated ’36 for 1936 and indistinctly signed with a monogram (MD?)
In entirely untouched and original condition the canvas does have one flaw, which is, a surface gauge mark running to the lower part but it doesn’t detract from the whole in a major way. The picture has not been cleaned or restored in any way and as such is decorative.
The palette used here is unusual, being made of entirely of a spectrum of greens, browns and yellows, giving the picture an earthy feel. The angular brush strokes are reminiscent of the art deco period which is when the picture was painted. The use of shadow is especially important here.