This large scale elegant work is a perfect example of an art deco nude. I love the curtain texture and the colored fabrics she is sitting on as well as her thoughtful pose. Because of its incredibly large size it would need to be hung in a room that could handle the drama that this work brings but it would literally make a room. This stunning piece is an oil on canvas signed and dated by the artist in the bottom right.
This painting was exhibited in France in 1938 and Bears a stamp from ” Societe des Artistes Francais ” ” Salon de 1938 ” referring to the 1938 exhibition.
A 1937 Paul Audfray nude is currently part of the collection of the Angers Museum in Angers, France. Audfray died in Angers in 1957.