Full Length Life Size ‘Portrait of Sunčana’ dated 1958.

 Very unusual full length life size portrait of a woman dated 1958. Painted in oil on a large single canvas measuring 75″ x 36″ on a simple wooden stretcher. Subject is shown full length in traditional dress with her hair covered, eyes closed and hands clasped before her. Painted in a flat graphic style and muted colours typical of mid century British art. Titled on the reverse ‘Portrait of Sunčana’ together with a large signature (John Laurey perhaps?) and dated 1958.  Though the origin of the work is lost it is interesting to note, given the cold war era of the piece, that the č accent is Eastern European. With some obvious surface damage, mostly away from the face and figure.

Details

Dimensions: width 36″, height 75″.
Year: c.1958
Price: £795
Stock Number: 32868