Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta (1841-1920)

Artist Name Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta (1841-1920)
Title Portrait of a Lady in a Fur Lined Gown
Description This fine oil on canvas full length portrait painting is attributed to Spanish artist Raimundo de Madrazo Y Garreta. Painted in 1910 the sitter is a beautiful woman in a fur lined gown. The brushwork and detail are exquisite and Garreta was particularly known for his depiction of material such as satin and fur, bathed in light, as is our painting. Signed and dated 1910 top right.  
Provenance Essex estate. Roberson London label verso.
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 25 x 44 inches
Frame Housed in an ornate gilt frame 46 inches by 31 inches and in excellent condition.
Condition Excellent condition
Biography Garreta was famous during his lifetime and painted portraits for wealthy French, American, British, and Argentine patrons. He was also known for his skilful and often flirtatious genre scenes, such as this painting in the Lehman Collection. In this scene, a couple dressed in extravagant costumes share drinks in a quiet conservatory after a ball. The male leans across the table, gazing at the coquettish blonde female whose face is hidden behind a black mask. She drapes her fingers across her chest, one of many gestures and details in the painting that Garreta uses to evoke a playfully suggestive subject. The artist further entices the viewer with his beautiful painterly effects seen in the way that he conveys extraordinary material satin, fur, porcelain, glass, feather, and velvet, all bathed in light.
Price £8750
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