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    FROM THE ESTATE OF DR. EDMUND P. PILLSBURY

    MOYNA FLANNIGAN (Scottish, b. 1963)
    Sherbert Lad, 2003
    Oil on linen
    25-1/2 x 21-3/4 inches (64.8 x 55.2 cm)
    Signed, titled and dated on the reverse

    PROVENANCE:
    Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, April 2003

    NOTE:
    Originally from Edinburgh, Moyna Flannigan is currently regarded as one of Scotland's leading figurative painters. Her shrewd and ironic observations of modern humanity and society take the form of portraits of fictitious figures in oil paints and watercolors. Some of her characters appear to be more or less everyday people, but others are disturbing or ambiguous in appearance, while still others are highly alluring. Instead of working from models or photographs, Flannigan's fictitious characters arise from her imagination. The process of painting a portrait extends over many months, because, like a novelist, she carefully defines her character's many facets--their social status, class, family life, sex, personality and temperament--and establishes a notional context for him or her. Flannigan studied at the Edinburgh College of Art, UK and at Yale.


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