Oil on canvas;
Signed and dated lower right;
25,6 x 39,4 in inch Flat profiled silver frame;
Viktor Lederer was a master of intense and expressive painting, where he created sensual - almost physically tangible - nudes in one go. This is also the case with the present work, which dates from his best period, in which the artist worked directly on the canvas with palette knife and brush, thus achieving an immediacy that one can literally feel. The reclining nude shows a sunk-in but sublime person whose white cloth brings a playfulness with it. The red background and expressive colouring of the face heighten the effect of this masterly nude.
Provenance: Private collection Spain