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January 26, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Virginia True (American, 1900-1989) Reclining Nude

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Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3072BLocation: BostonDate / Time: January 26, 2018 10:00AM


Virginia True (American, 1900-1989)

Reclining Nude
Unsigned, with the artist's estate stamp applied to the stretcher.
Oil on canvas, 32 x 28 in. (81.3 x 71.1 cm),in a signed Paul Carter Goodnow frame.
Condition: Craquelure, surface grime.

Provenance: Estate of the artist; Lepore Fine Arts, Newburyport, Massachusetts; a private Massachusetts collection.

N.B. An instructor of fine art at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Virginia True traveled frequently to New Mexico where she worked on landscapes and figure studies like this one, in which the peaks of Santa Fe appear through the window behind the female figure. In 1936, she joined the faculty of Cornell University, eventually becoming the chair of the Department of Housing and Design before retiring to Cape Cod.

A dossier of information about Virginia True accompanies the lot.
Estimate $800-1,200

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Paul Carter Goodnow, Virginia True, Newburyport