"Nudes & Deer at Riverbank" Gouache Painting, Artist Unknown

This Surrealist landscape painting was painted around the Mid-20th Century, though it could have been created earlier. The materials are gouache on masonite board with a custom, painted hardwood frame. The artist is unknown, although hand-written on the back of the board is "Miss Queen," perhaps a title or a moniker for the artist. The landscape and its subject feel Biblical and a correlation can be made between European Medieval Christian subject matter and 20th Century Surrealist imagery, as well as how the paint is applied and how the figures have been modeled. No matter the influence or period, the painting portrays an enigmatic, compelling scene of two figures wearing skirts by the riverbank in a lush, colorful landscape.

Sight: 29 ½ in. x 19 ½ in
Framed: 36 ½ in. x 26½ in. x 2 ¼ in.

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