Portrait of a Lady with a Letter

Antonín Machek

Antonín Machek - Portrait of a Lady with a Letter
Machek's art has given us many portraits of outstanding personalities, showing the atmosphere and life-style of society in Prague and in other Czech towns in the period of middle-class Biedermeier, an idyllic style in both life and art. One of the best examples of Machek's art is this Portrait of a lady with a letter. Her face is modelled with subtle values of pink, all the details very accurately drawn, while colours are used to faithfully distinguish the different fabrics of her dress. Only the lace is chiefly painted with pastose colours.
measurements: height 93 cm
width 68,5 cm
material: canvas
technique: oil
inventory number: O 10814
gallery collection: Collection of 19th Century Art and Classical Modernism

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