John Bratby, R.A. (British, 1928-1992), " Reclining nude # 1 " oil on canvas
John Bratby, R.A. (British, 1928-1992), " Reclining nude # 1 " oil on canvas, signed 'JOHN BRATBY MAY 1991' lower right, in antiqued gilt frame 36 x 48in. (91.5 x 122cm.)
Provenance: Private collection. One of a group of three paintings titled 'Holiday Spirit', painted in 1991 by Bratby as a private commission through Albemarle Gallery, London W1X. Painted from an artist's model life photography session with John and Patti Bratby at Brown's Hotel, Albemarle Street, London. With copy correspondence between Bratby and the subject, a letter of provenance from the purchaser, copy of the purchase invoice dated 20th Dec. 1991 and photographs of the painting during its creation and once complete taken by Bratby in his studio with accompanying letter.