Artist: Franz Von Stuck (German, 1863 - 1928).
Title: "Bildnis der Tochter Mary mit grünen Bändern".
Medium: Pastel and pencil chalk on paper.
Date: Composed c1912.
Dimensions: Overall size: 12 3/16 x 8 3/16 in. (310 x 208 mm).
Lot Note(s): Signed middle right. Drawn on cream wove paper. Good condition; some staining in the upper right of the sheet, well away from the image, more noticeable verso than recto; minor creasing; handwriting verso; minor foxing; imperfections do not detract from the work. Comment(s): This study of the artist's daughter Mary can be compared to a large number of similar works by Franz von Stuck. One of his favorite models, Mary posed for her father in works such as this one, which are personal in nature and notable for their candor, and other more finished works, in which she served as a traditional model, typically dressed in elaborate Spanish or Greek costume. Franz Stuck was a German painter, sculptor, printmaker, and architect. In 1906 he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Bavarian Crown and was henceforth known as Franz Ritter von Stuck. The present drawing being offered in our auction is no longer under copyright and the image is in the public domain. [29906-2-6000]