Nicholas de Grandmaison, RCA, OC

UNTITLED - PORTRAIT   CIRCA 1940'S

UNTITLED - PORTRAIT CIRCA 1940'S
NDG003
oil, canvas
28 x 22 in.
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"YOU HAVE HERE A SERIES OF FORMAL CEREMONIAL PORTRAITS OF PEOPLE THAT CAPTURE THE ESSENCE OF THE SITTERS. IT'S LIKE HE COULD SEE RIGHT THROUGH THEM. ONE OF HIS SUBJECTS SAID THAT DE GRANDMAISON HAD TAKEN ALL THE CONCEIT OUT OF HIM IN THE PROCESS OF PAINTING HIS PORTRAIT, AND THEN IN TWO STROKES PUT IT ALL BACK IN." GORDON SNYDER
CIRCA 1940'S / CONSERVED IN 2011 BY FRASER/SPAFFORD RICCI. LAB #1379; DATE: JUNE 3, 2011. CONSERVATOR: EMILY MIN / SARAH SPAFFORD RICCI. DOCUMENTATION GIVEN TO SONIA DE GRANDMAISON.