Very Fine Large Antique Early 20th Century Full Length Nude Oil Painting WATELET
Very Fine Large Antique Early 20th Century Full Length Nude Oil Painting WATELET. A sublime painting, executed on a large scale depicting a full length nude. A painting which exuberates charm, it is especailly sweet to see the sitter smiling. This oil painting is painted in superb proportion and the flesh tones are very accurate and natural - A very beautiful painting. We have had this painting professionally restored - cleaned / re-varnished and keyed out (making the painting competely taught) so the oil painting is now in lovely condition and ready to hang. We have had the oil painting recently professionally restored. The oil painting is on a fine weave canvas which is unlined. The canvas has been keyed out, before it was slightly rucked / slack to the top right corner but is now taught and has been fixed. The years of thick yellow cigarette smoke which previously effected and laid on to the varnish have been removed / cleaned and a new layer of varnish has been applied. Some previous overpaint to the right part of the oil painting. The frame is in good condition, there are a few chips and losses at the edges.
Briefly, he rebelled against family tradition and took up painting in his early twenties. For financial reasons he eventually had to leave Paris and return to Belgium where he gradually built his reputation, eventually moving to Brussels and winning awards. His most interesting period was the 1920s and 30s when he painted women dressed and undressed. He worked for many years as a portrait painter for primarily the wealthy.
For Watelet, women were an important subject for his work, often challenging and mostly lost deep in thought. He often painted women with hats and beautiful dresses.
The works of Watelet are elegant and charming because of their presence, but also because of the key features of Watelet's paintings; loose, impressionistic and with a beautiful colour palette. X H: 128 cm 50. Apologies for the glare in some of the images. _gsrx_vers_1155 GS 8.0.12 (1155). The item "Very Fine Large Antique Early 20th Century Full Length Nude Oil Painting WATELET" is in sale since Thursday, December 3, 2020.
This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "newton_art_2010" and is located in United Kingdom. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
- Style: Traditional
- Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
- Medium: Oil
- Date of Creation: Antique (Pre-1900)
- Subject: Portrait
- Originality: Original