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    ROBERT FREDERICK BLUM (American 1957-1903)
    Woman In A Shawl Holding A Fan, circa 1878-80
    Watercolor on paper
    17 x 11 inches (43.2 x 27.9 cm)
    Unsigned

    Blum's watercolors of from the late 1870s are generally characterized by an emphasis on texture and brushwork, exaggerated effects of light and dark, and an application of fluid washes which merely hint or suggest the shape and character of forms. To achieve these results, Blum regularly worked on grained paper which broke up the brushwork and gave it an extremely fluid appearance .Both in subject and style Woman in Shawl Holding a Fanreflects the strong influence of the Spaniard Mariano Fortuny. In certain passages, however, Blum went beyond his mentor in his daringly expressive application of the watercolor medium, seen here in his treatment of the woman's shadow.


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    May, 2007
    24th-25th Thursday-Friday
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