Young girl before a blue background signed in Latin (lower right) oil on canvas 49.5 x 39.5cm (19 1/2 x 15 9/16in).
PROVENANCE: With William Rodman & Co. Ltd, Belfast; Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner Thence by descent, private collection, England
The young girl in the offered lot would appear to be of the 'Omsk' type, so-called because the portrait bears resemblance to a young beauty painted by Harlamoff in the M.A. Vroubel Musuem of Fine Arts, Omsk (Inv. Zh.R-355). The impressionistic brush strokes of the background complement the lightness with which the hair and clothing of the sitter are rendered.