Howard Chandler CHRISTY (1873 - 1952)

An Elegant Woman in a Fur-Trimmed Coat Sold

Charcoal, pastel and watercolour.
Signed and dated HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY. 1902 at the lower right.
894 x 445 mm. (35 1/4 x 17 1/2 in.) [sight]

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This large drawing, executed in 1902, is a splendid example of the depictions of young American women with which Christy established his reputation. This ideal of feminine youth and beauty, which came to be known simply as the ‘Christy Girl’ - and for which hats, shoes and dresses were also named – was a type described by the artist as ‘high bred, aristocratic and dainty though not always silken-skirted; a woman with tremendous self-respect.’

Provenance:
Brooke Astor, New York
Thence by descent until 2012.

Howard Chandler CHRISTY

An Elegant Woman in a Fur-Trimmed Coat

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