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Art Nouveau Female [Gaston Bouy]
A dramatic portrait of a stylish female from the Art Nouveau period by notable artist, Gaston Bouy (1866-1943). Art Nouveau came to the fore in the 1890s and is characterised by the use of organic shapes from the natural world. In this particular piece, the artist has blended the subject seamlessly with nature. She emerges as if part of the Earth itself.
Gaston Bouy studied in Paris at the Académie Julian (John Singer Sargent, Edouard Vuillard, Henri Matisse, Marcel Duchamp) and at the Beaux Arts School. His formal training led to his inclusion at the Salon des Artistes Francais and the Nationale.
He worked primarily in pastels and is highly regarded for his portraits of females. A Wordsworth Classics edition of Jane Austin’s Emma features one of his works on the front cover.
Size including frame
17½” x 13½” / 44.5cm x 34.5cm
Year of creation
c. 1890 - c. 1910
Artwork in good overall condition. The frame has a few losses and is probably the original.
Artist’s auction highlight
£3,614 at Christie’s in 1991.
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