Stunning art deco era nude female drawing by listed Arthur Royce Bradbury (1892-1977). This is one of three that I am offering by Mr. Bradbury, who is a listed artist. These exquisite nudes are a departure from his landscapes and nautical themes. His main studio was situated in Sark in the Channel Islands and I believe it is one of his ships that adorn the Cutty Sark Whiskey bottle label. Mr. Bradbury was great friends with Sir William Russell Flint. These figures studies may well have been influence by the friendship with Russell-Flint. This graphite drawing expertly depicts a seated nude #1 (looking to her left). There is another nude drawing on the verso, which makes for a unique opportunity to display both paintings. This and the other drawings come from the Mr. Bradbury's studio estate sale and a certificate of authenticity will accompany each fine drawing. More vintage and antique Paintings and Illustrations
CONDITION: The drawing is in excellent condition and ready to frame.
SIZE: The size of the work is 12x8 inches and dates circa 1940s.
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My collecting story starts after watching Astaire and Rogers float across a dance floor as a young girl, I have loved art deco design, art, fashion and jewelry. So bold and beautiful, and so different from anything that came before it. Art deco changed social and design sensibilities forever. A lifetime collector of high quality antiques and vintage, I started by making contacts, researching and learning. Picking the best of the best, I live with art deco and vintage decor and used to wear the fashions of the day. To say that I feel in love is an understatement. I reveled in the fact that I was able to reflect my unique style and sensibilities with a marriage of old and new.
Since I was in my teens I have bought what pleases me, what I find beautiful and unique, and the things that speak to me on a creative level. I hope that you can see and feel the passion and love that I feel for antiques and vintage pieces and share with you. You will find art deco, collectible and vintage fine art paintings, original illustrations and magazine covers, home decor, marble, alabaster and metal lamps, nude flapper table lamps, sterling silver decorative accents and tableware for the home and entertaining, designer and estate jewelry and fine vintage watches in my shop.