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A Reclining Female Nude By Fyffe Christie (1918 - 1979)


£2,750 | $3,834 USD | €3,180 EUR
Item Number: SA739143
Date of manufacture: 1960
Current Status: For sale
Seller: The Sitter Stalker
This antique has been viewed 13 times in the past month with the most views from France.


A large scale and sensitively rendered modern British oil on board study of a reclining nude by the celebrated British artist Fyffe William George Christie.
The elegant female subject is nestled naked amidst drapery with her sinuous limbs outstretched. She wears her dark hair fashionably bobbed, and a fringe frames her gaze which is averted away from the viewer, upwards and to the left.
This fine painting displays the artists signature use of brushwork as well as his skill as a colourist. It is in an excellent state of conservation and is ready to hang and enjoy in its original black wooden frame with white slip.
Fyffe William George Christie (1918 - 1979)
The celebrated British figurative artist and mural painter Fyffe Christie began painting during World War II and attended the Glasgow School of Art from 1946 to 1951.
Christie loved the art of the early Italian Renaissance, especially Giotto and Piero Della Francesca and after two years of general studies he began to specialise studying stained glass and mural painting under Walter Pritchard (Christie exhibited a mural stained glass window at the Edinburgh Festival titled The Last Supper in 1951).
After his graduation he began painting murals, including Christ Feeding the People (1950-1951) and various others in Glasgow, including one in the Glasgow University Union. Christie then moved to London, where he taught at various schools and continued painting.
Christie won the Newbery Medal in 1950 for the most distinguished student of his year.
In 1951 father George Christie died and Fyffe undertook a postgraduate's study year and a six-month travelling scholarship to France, Germany and Italy. He had also begun teaching evening classes at the School of Art and there he met his wife, student Eleanor Munro, the couple marrying on Fyffe's return to Scotland in 1952.
As well as religious subjects Christie had a lifelong love of music and this was also recurring theme in his work. He dies in 1979.
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Board: 20 x 25 / 51 cm x 64cm.
Framed: 25 x 29 / 64 cm x 74 cm
Internal Ref: SS00022
Internal Ref: SS00022


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1960.


Height = 64 cm (25.2")
Width = 74 cm (29.1")
Depth = 4 cm (1.6")

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