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Antique nude portrait painting by French artist, Julian Tavernier ((1879-1939).  This impressive and distinctive oil painting of a nude looking into and reflected by a mirror is beautifully rendered.  The tonal hues of the woman's body is second to none.  Oils are thinly layered both by brush and couteau by this artist who evidently loves the female form.  Notice the careful tonal work on the torso, here the artist applied his trade to an exacting standard, reminiscent of a carved statue.  The auburn hair of the model, cut in a typical 1920's style reflects the beautiful skin tones which stand out from a darker, but slight suggestion of colourful bedding or clothes that surround the model.  

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Medium: Oil on thick cardboard.

Overall size: 25.5ins x 29ins or 65cms x 75cms (approx)

Date: 1920's

Signed: Julian Tavernier (1879-1939) French, born 22 August 1879, in Paris.  Julian was a painter of figures, nudes, scenes with figures, landscapes and seascapes. Julien studied under Leon Bonnat. He painted numerous scenes of beaches and women bathing. He became a member of the Société des Artistes Français in 1909 and exhibited at the Society's Salons, receiving a commendation in 1909, a silver medal, the Marie Bashkirtseff prize in 1925 and a gold medal in 1928.   Julian is listed in AKOUN with an average price of 3,600€ for a 15P 65cm x 50cm size painting.

Condition:  This painting is in good condition, expect imperfections associated with age.  The board is undulating.  It's in a Montparnasse Vintage frame, not the original, again expect imperfections, additionally losses of paint throughout.

This painting is sent fully insured, track and trace with Colissimo.

Portrait of a woman by Julian Tavernier

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