Modjeska as Lady Macbeth (oil painting)

Ivanowski, Sigismund de

Published by NP, NP, 1910
Condition: vg Soft cover

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Framed oil on canvas. 28.5 x 43 inches (image size: 24.5" x 39"). Full-length portrait of Helena Modjeska as Lady Macbeth, a role for which she was renowned. Cloaked in blue and brick red wearing gold jewerly, Lady MacBeth, head turned with troubled gaze, stands with open arms--the palms of her hands exposed. Ivanowski, known for portraits and nude figures, studied under James Whistler and Jean Paul Laurens at the Adademie Julian-Student, the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and at the Academy of Fine Arts in his native Russia. His work resides in the National Portrait Gallery and the Museum of the City of New York. In addition to painting many stage and opera stars, his illustrations were published in all the periodicals of the time, such as Harper's, Century and the Ladies Home Journal. (1875-1944). Handwritten on verso of canvas: 23313 Modjeska as Lady Macbeth. Attached to verso: a yellowed paper with letterhead:"The Century Co. 35 E. 17th St., New York City / Art Department, A. W. Drake, Director" on which is printed and handwritten: Article: Modjeska, Title: Modjeska as Lady Macbeth, Artist: S. de Ivanowski. A unique painting of a preeminent actress in one of her most celebrated roles. Helena Modjeska [Modrzjewska](1840-1909), acclaimed for stage roles across Europe, was Poland's most prominent actress. Her reputation is primarily as a Shakespearean, although she also had starring roles in plays such as "A Doll's House" and "Marion Delorne" and "Tisbé" among others. After moving to the United States, she had several locations in California named after her, including the city of Modjeska, Modjeska Canyon and Modjeska Peak. She was godmother to Ethel Barrymore and the subject of Susan Sontag's novel "In America.". Bookseller Inventory # 22780

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Title: Modjeska as Lady Macbeth (oil painting)

Publisher: NP, NP

Publication Date: 1910

Binding: Framed

Book Condition:vg

Edition: Original artwork.

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