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Kenneth Hayes Miller
The Coral Necklace Figure Composition - ( Nude fantasizing in a chair )

1926

$14,000

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Kenneth Hayes Miller paints his iconic wide eye female sitting nude in a traditional formal pose. Her left leg is partially draped. She looks up and out pondering. Her index finger penetrates a circular loop formed in her orange coral necklace. In the background, Miller uses conventional perspective to lead the viewer into a deeper space, thru an open door, into a bedroom with an awaiting empty bed and two pillows. In prudish 1920's America, Miller is subtlety suggesting the thought of intercourse. He presents us with a daydreaming voluptuous unashamed nude, a bed, and a finger going into a hole. Work is signed and dated lower left. Provenance: Bonhams & Butterfields, ACA Galleries, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery - The painting is best viewed with a key light from the top to bring out the rich browns and ochres.

Details

  • Creator
    Kenneth Hayes Miller (1876-1952, American)
  • Creation Year
    1926
  • Dimensions
    Height: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Width: 28.5 in. (72.39 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Condition good: small puncture 1/18 " above signature. Some yellowing and low contrast from old varnish Best viewed with direct key light to bring out colors.
  • Gallery Location
    Miami, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU38538184012

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