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    Nathalie Newking (American, 1904-1954)
    Woman at a Desk
    Oil on canvas
    32 x 28 inches (81.3 x 71.1 cm)
    Signed center right: Newking

    Private collection, New York;
    Private collection, Mesquite, Texas.

    California Commission for the Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco, California.

    American Modernist Nathalie Newking trained initially with Robert Henri, and then following her marriage to painter Lorser Feitelson moved in a new direction artistically. During the 1920s, the couple settled in Paris and there developed a decorative figurative "neoclassical" style influenced by early Italian Renaissance masters. They exhibited regularly in New York at the Daniel Gallery before moving to California in 1927 when their daughter was born. When she and Feitelson split up, Nathalie Newking moved in a more sculptural direction with her art, which is apparent in the two works by her hand in the present auction dating to the later 1930s.

    Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800.

    Condition Report*: Unlined canvas; canvas is slack; one pinhole to each upper corner; one approximate 1 x 1-1/2 inch accretion to the lower right corner; one linear indention approximately 2-1/2 inches long to the upper right quadrant; two small abrasions center right where pigment is lifting. Framed Dimensions 38.25 X 34 Inches
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