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Alexei Harlamoff | The Arrangement, 1880 | Christie's

"The Arrangement" was painted in the mid-1880s, during the best period of Harlamoff's🎨 life, when he was popular and admired.
'Straightforward of subject, superlative of execution, and true to beauty...All is simple, there is no mendacious elegance' - these are the words of Emile Zola describing another of Harlamoff's works and which can also be applied with perfection to "The Arrangement".

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Salvador Dali | Fleurs, 1948

Artist: Salvador Dalí (Spanish Surrealist painter, 1904-1989);
Title: Fleurs;
Date: Signed and dated 'Dalí 1948' (lower right);
Medium: Watercolor and pen and brush and colored inks on board;
Dimensions: 12 ½ x 9 ½ in. (31.7 x 24 cm.);
Current location: Christie's;
Provenance: Mary Woodard Lasker, New York (acquired from the artist), Acquired by the late owner, by circa 1995.

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Pierre-Albert Marquet (1875-1947)

Albert Marquet was a French painter🎨, associated with the Fauvist movement.
He initially became one of the Fauve painters and a lifelong friend of Henri Matisse🎨.
Marquet subsequently painted in a more naturalistic style, primarily landscapes, but also several portraits and, between 1910-1914, several female figure paintings.

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Shen Hanwu 沈漢武, 1950 | Genre painter

Shen Hanwu was born in Wuhan, Hubei province.
In the 1980s, he became famous as a book illustrator. In 1986, Shen entered Wuhan Art Academy and became a professional artist.
Throughout the 1990s his oil paintings were frequently exhibited in national fine art exhibitions and in 1995, Shen became a member of the Chinese National Artists Association.

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Alexandre Cabanel | Samson and Delilah, 1878

Delilah, also spelled Dalila, in the Old Testament, the central figure of Samson’s last love story (Judges 16).
She was a Philistine who, bribed to entrap Samson, coaxed him into revealing that the secret of his strength was his long hair, whereupon she took advantage of his confidence to betray him to his enemies. Her name has since become synonymous with a voluptuous, treacherous woman.

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Alexandre Cabanel | Ophelia, 1883

Christie's | Remaining faithful to historical and literary subjects as themes for his paintings, this work depicts perhaps the most complex and vivid of characters immortalised in Shakespeare's Hamlet, Ophelia.
Such a captivating character, she has held the fascination of artists for centuries, widely portrayed by Victorian masters in particular, such as Sir Thomas Francis Dicksee, John Everett Millais and John William Waterhouse among others.

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Paul Gauguin | Young Man with a Flower behind his Ear, 1891

Originally in the collection of the great modern master Henri Matisse, Paul Gauguin's striking and evocative portrait of a young man, clad in a pink European blouse and loose cravat, with the native adornment of a small white tiaré blossom tucked over his left ear, is among the first paintings the artist completed after arriving in Tahiti in 1891.
The forthright charm of this painting stems from Gauguin's sensitive characterization of his sitter, a handsome and thoughtful man of whom the artist was clearly quite fond.

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Samuel Peploe (1871-1935) | Colourist painter

Samuel John Peploe, RSA is one of the group of four artists known as the "Scottish Colourists".
The other colourists were John Duncan Fergusson, Francis Cadell🎨 and Leslie Hunter.
Born in Edinburgh, he studied art in Paris and lived there from 1910-1912.
It was through painting holidays in Northern France that he was introduced to the use of bold colour, inspired by the bright sunlight.