'Reclining Nude Sketch' by Guillaume Dulac (1921)
'Reclining Nude Sketch', pencil on paper, by French artist, Guillaume Dulac (1921). An artist known for his exquisite drawings - many are sketches for his larger oil paintings or other works - this piece is compelling because its image emerges from just a few graceful lines, curves and shading. Its beauty lies in its simplicity. This work is in fair vintage condition. Given its nearly 100 years, it is notable for its state of preservation yet the paper does present some very slight, characterful blemishing - please see the photos accompanying this listing. The artwork has been newly framed and glazed with anti-reflective glass. Upon request, a video of the artwork may be provided. Although many of his drawings are unsigned, this one is very special as it is both signed and dated in the lower right hand. Our gallery holds virtually the entire remaining collection of this artist's sketches and memorabilia and therefore, its provenance is impeccable. A series of Dulac's sketches may be acquired from our gallery on this platform to create a set to enhance a corridor or stairway of your home or workplace.
About the Artist: Guillaume Dulac (1883-1929). This is a historical piece from a French artist born in the 19th century. He was a close associate of other well known artists, Charles Camoin and Albert Marquet. He exhibited his works in Paris' Salon des Indépendents in 1905, in the Salon de l'Union Artistique of Toulouse in 1908-1910 and had an artistic presence in the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. His last exhibit was in the Salon des Tuileries in June of 1929. In December of that same year, his body was recovered having drowned in the Seine river and was interred in the famous Père-Lachaise cemetery. Because of the evident quality of his art, his works have been sold at auction and collected internationally. In La Ciotat, France, near Marseille, there is a street named after the artist: l'Avenue Guillaume Dulac.
Dimensions with frame:
H 29 cm / 11.4"
W 33.5 cm / 13.2"
Dimensions without frame:
H 18 cm / 7.1"
W 23 cm / 9.1"