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    Sale 2250

    The Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Greenfield Collection of Porcelain, Russian Enamels and 19th Century Decorative Art

    20 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 65

    A BERLIN (K.P.M.) RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, VENUS BINDING HER HAIR

    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, IMPRESSED MONOGRAM AND SCEPTRE MARK, H, H AND A, 330 200, RETAILER'S PARTIAL PAPER LABEL, SIGNED F. REIS

    Price Realised  

    A BERLIN (K.P.M.) RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, VENUS BINDING HER HAIR
    Late 19th/20th century, impressed monogram and sceptre mark, h, h and A, 330 200, retailer's partial paper label, signed F. Reis
    Finely painted after Godward with a full-length potrait of a fair-haired classical nude beauty standing before a marble archway leading to a bath and tying a blue ribbon in her hair, the foreground and a klismos chair strewn with furs and drapery
    13 x 7¾ in. (33.2 x 20 cm.), within an elaborately carved giltwood frame


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    John William Godward R.B.A. (1858-1922)

    The present subject is based on a painting formerly in the Forbes Collection. See Christie's, London, 5 June 2008, lot 37. Literature on this work by Henry Blackburn states that the canvas, no. 664, was exhibited in the 'place of honour' Gallery VII at the Royal Academy. See his Royal Academy Notes 1897, London, 1897, p. 21.