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Excerpt from Catalogue of Early English and French Portraits, Barbizon and Dutch Pictures, Antique Furniture and Other Art Property: Belonging to Mr. David H. King, Jr., To Be Sold at Unrestricted Public Sale, on the Date Herein Stated; The Sale Will Be Conducted by Mr. Thomas E. Kirby of the American Art Association
The introduction of the attributes of a mythological charac ter in portraits of women gave to the artists of the eighteenth century the opportunity and the excuse for ﬂesh painting which the costume of the time did not offer, and in this study of a young girl, with a few leaves in her hair and a leopard skin around her shoulders, Opie has been able to display the richness of his palette in ﬂesh tones and to prove his mastery of the effect of strong light and shadow. The figure, which is seen to the waist only, is in three-quarters View to the left, and the light falls strongly from the upper right, casting deep but luminous shadows on the face and neck, and bringing out the ﬂesh in strong relief against the deep-toned background, the dark auburn hair and the leopard skin. A corner of thin white drapery is thrown across the bosom, accentuating the form and giving value to the adjacent tones.
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bound: 128 pages
publisher: Forgotten Books (May 22, 2017)
isbn: 0259901873, 978-0259901877,
weight: 6.4 ounces (