Lucian Freud, ‘Reclining Figure (H. 50)’, 1994, Sotheby's

Property from the Estate of an Important Collector, Chicago, Illinois

Initialed in pencil and inscribed 'A.P 7/14', an artist's proof aside from the numbered edition of 30, on Arches wove paper, published by Matthew Marks, New York, framed.

plate: 170 by 246 mm 6 3/4 by 9 3/4 in
sheet: 350 by 417 mm 13 3/4 by 16 3/8 in

About Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud is considered one of the most important figurative painters of the 20th and 21st centuries. The son of architect Ernst Freud and grandson of Sigmund Freud, Lucian Freud’s early artistic practice was characterized by a meticulously realistic approach to painting. In the mid-1950s, however, Freud diverged from this previous approach in favor of looser brushwork and richer application of color. Freud directed his modified technique and deeply probing gaze toward the discipline of portraiture, which has come to be the core of his oeuvre. Though his style continued to evolve throughout his 70 years of painting, Freud consistently focused on translating his direct perceptions, however subjective, onto the canvas, resulting in portraits that are honest, tender, and psychologically complex.

British, 1922-2011, Berlin, Germany, based in London, United Kingdom