The Autumn Bride (Portrait of Marguerite Moreno)
- Art Funded
- 21.5 x 34.2 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £5,000 (Total: £18,000)
- Peter Nahum at the Leicester Galleries
The whole is a highly-skilled representation of woman both as beauty, but with an element of decay hinted at in her beauty, very much in line with the spirit of much 'fin-de-siecle' painting. The artist used a powdered gold background which was current in ceramics at the time. The painting thus represents a cross-over or link between the fine and decorative arts in 19th century France. The work relates beautifully to a ceramic plaque by Helleu in the collection which was ArtFunded in 2005.
Peter Nahum; Capes Dunn, Manchester, 2007 (unsold).