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‘Dame au Bouquet’ by R. Fres
Art Deco era oil on board of a young woman taking her bath and being offered a large towel by a smiling young white robed assistant.
She appears to have been been relaxing in the tub with a book or perhaps her diary, and her shoes, jewellery and assorted other accoutrements are strewn on the floor beside her.
In the background is a splendidly ornate table set with yet more bottles and pots together with a large bouquet of pink roses.
Signed lower right R. Fres and with a note on the back that includes a date that looks to read either 1923 or 1928.
Simply framed in a choice of colour that closely matches the proffered towel.
The overall size is 27 by 26 cm with the visible image measuring 23.5 by 23 cm.
A few minor age related scratches can be seen on the painted surface but these really don’t detract from what is an eyecatching image.