Archibald Knox Gold Pendant for Liberty
Gold pendant with an openwork entrelac design from the drawing board of Archibald Knox and dating from circa 1905. Set with a central blister pearl drop and with a turquoise matrix lower drop, this pendant…
‘Lady on The Seine’ by Dietz Edzard*
Ornately framed oil on canvas by the German born artist Dietz Edzard (1893-1963). This is an atmospheric half length portrait of an elegantly dressed young woman taking refreshment whilst seated on a verandah raised above…
Loetz ‘Candia’ Vase with Silver Overlay
Little cabinet vase from Loetz in opaque ‘Candia’ glass with a trefoil rim, further decorated with an applied Art Nouveau ‘Silberiris’ design in pure silver. Loetz collaborated with a company in the US known as…
WMF Flower Dish
Pewter flower dish from WMF with the original green cut glass removable liner. So Art Nouveau, with its flowing outline, featuring an openwork whiplash design framing leaves and berries of ivy. Originally electro-plated but most…
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‘Nude with White Veil’ by Fernand Le Quesne
Oil painting on canvas of a nude young woman laying back languidly amongst flowers and foliage in a wild garden with a blue sky above.
She looks to be a tiny sprite or fairy figure living in a normal sized world and is painted reclining on an outsized ripe apple with a white veil partially covering her body, while holding one end of the veil above her head allowing it to blow in the wind.
This is a striking and somewhat stylised Art Nouveau image, with the subject dwarfed by the plant life all around and the symbolic fruit on which she rests.
Fernand Le Quesne was born in Paris in 1856, the son of noted sculptor Eugene Louis Le Quesne, and he studied painting under both Paul Gervais and Albert Maignon.
Painted in the late 1800's, signed lower right and still in its orignal mirrored frame which does show some age related foxing to the glass here and there.
The painting has at some stage in the past had a small professional repair which is not visible other than on the back.
The image measures approximately 40 X 49 cm inside the slip with the overall framed size being around 58 X 69 cm.