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Item #0000101177

Portrait of Older Man (c.2007)

from Fedoskino by Bakunov
6.75" x 5.00" x 2.50"(17.15 x 12.70 x 6.35 cm)
Gallery Price: $ 1095.00
Internet Price: $ 995.00
None currently available
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The deep lines and gray hair of the sitter tell of a long life, while the mischievous sparkle and portly build attest to a life enjoyed in this traditional style portrait. The deep earth tones of the subtle background and draped costume suggest sensibility and understatement; contrasting beautifully with the playful crimson scarf. The subject's expression is one of contentment, tinged with the heaviness of a lifetime of knowledge, but determined to appreciate the joys in life. The soft brushstrokes and painterly style imbue the seemingly simple portrait with a complex balance of sentimentality and realism. This handsome box is made of high quality papier mache and is signed on the lid with the artist's name. There is a hinge on the left, and the interior is red lacquer. The base of the piece is flush.

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