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  • Design Credit: Samantha Todhunter Design Ltd., Photo Credit: Oliver Clarke. Dimensions: H 34 in. x W 28.5 in.
  • Design Credit: Lucy Harris Studio, Photo Credit: Francesco Bertocci. Dimensions: H 34 in. x W 28.5 in.
  • Design Credit: Timothy Godbold, Photo Credit: Karl Simone. Dimensions: H 34 in. x W 28.5 in.
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Kenneth Hayes Miller
The Coral Necklace Figure Composition - ( Nude fantasizing in a chair )

1926

$14,000

About the Item

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 has a darker lowe contrast quality and it is best viewed with a key light from the top to bring out the rich browns and ochres.
  • 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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