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"Nude Male with Hand to Chest," Drawing by Raoul du Bois

$1,250

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Powerful and eloquent, this drawing by Raoul Pene du Bois showcases his mastery of the human figure, expressed with his usual Mannerist approach -- all elongated limbs and stylized poses influenced by the Renaissance masters. Famed as a scenic and costume designer for dozens of Broadway productions beginning in the 1930s, du Bois was one of a distinguished family of artists and designers going back to his grandfather, the art critic Henri Pene du Bois, and his father, the famed painter Guy Pene du Bois. He won Tony awards for scenic design (Wonderful Town), and for costume design (No, No Nanette); among the many other shows he designed were the Ziegfeld Follies (1934), Jumbo (1935), Du Barry was a Lady (1939), and Charley's Aunt (1953). The painting is marked with du Bois' estate stamp on the reverse.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 12.5 in. (31.75 cm)Width: 11.5 in. (29.21 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 1940s
  • Condition
    One small tear along the margin, outside of image area.
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU8651735507

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