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Benjamin Albert Stahl (American, 1910-1987), "Circus Miss", 1970, oil on masonite, signed and dated

Benjamin Albert Stahl (American, 1910-1987), "Circus Miss", 1970, oil on masonite, signed and dated

Product Description:

Signed and dated in red paint "Stahl 1970" lower left, framed, bearing a label on reverse from Waller's, Tampa, Florida

Dimensions:

Sight: Height 29.5 in. x Width 19.5 in.
Frame: Height 39.25 in. x Width 29.25 in.

Condition:

Appears fine. Please contact cataloging@lofty.com for specific condition questions. Not examined out of the frame. Lofty does not guarantee the condition or authenticity of frames.

Provenance:

Waller's, Tampa, Florida
Private collection

About The Artist:

Stahl's Circus Miss depicts a voluptuous young woman, presumably from a circus side show. Though side shows were basically made defunct by the advent of the television, Stahl painted this woman with a bluish tint, similar to those with argyria, an excess of silver in the body causing the skin to turn a blue-gray tint. In reality, this disease would be extremely unlikely in 1970 when the work was painted and it is perhaps more probable that Stahl was taking his inspiration from the portraits of Diego Velazquez and Edouard Manet. Both artists, though separated by more than 200 years, painted frontal portraits of sitters against a dimly lit background of a solid dark color. The skin tones of the sitters appear discolored and sometimes unnatural against their stark backgrounds, as in Manet's Young Lady in 1866 (Young Lady with a Parrot).

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Benjamin Albert Stahl (American, 1910-1987), "Circus Miss", 1970, oil on masonite, signed and dated

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