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César Fernández Ardavín
César Fernández Ardavín, Portrait Of A Girl Before A Mirror

c. 1940

About the Item

This early 20th-century oil painting by Spanish artist César Fernández Ardavín (1883-1974) depicts a cheerful young woman before a mirror. Buoyant and playful, she sits casually on a chaise lounge. Her effervescent smile reflected in a mirror. She could be an actress looking out from the screen - portrayed as we see her. It’s an unusual and rather witty piece, full of life and joviality. An inscription in the lower right translates as ‘For Frances, from your _(illegible)_ and friend César Fernández Ardavín’, which is intriguing as Ardavín worked among numerous celebrities due to his familiarity with the film industry. Both of his brothers had connections and his son became a well-known director. A charming piece from one friend to another. Labels & Inscriptions: ‘For Frances, from your _(illegible)_ and friend César Fernández Ardavín’. Provenance: Private collection, Spain. Established in 2017, Brave Fine Art is a premier English art dealership based in Cheltenham with clients including national galleries and country estates. Our team includes a conservator, logistics specialist and art historian. Over 1,000 paintings have been transported to the US and Canada safely with hundreds of glowing reviews. We set our prices fairly from the start as we prefer to sell quickly and continually evolve the collection. Around 40 new discoveries are added every month. If you have any questions at all, we’d love to hear from you.
  • Creator:
    César Fernández Ardavín (1883 - 1974, Spanish)
  • Creation Year:
    c. 1940
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 37.5 in (95.25 cm)Width: 31.5 in (80.01 cm)
  • Medium:
  • Period:
  • Condition:
    Artwork presents well. Craquelure but the paint is stable. Frame with some light wear.
  • Gallery Location:
    Cheltenham, GB
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU2328213390652
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