Hungarian Landscape "National Export Stamp"

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Hungarian Landscape "National Export Stamp"

875.00

23.5 x 30.75 inches (framed)
Oil on Canvas
Signed Illegibly

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Up for sale is an outstanding mid century oil painting depicting two women gathering hay in a European landscape with two tall nice tress running up the left side. This oil painting has is illegibly signed in the lower right corner as seen in the 8th image provided and dated 1960. This does have a rather interesting stamp on the reverse photograph in the last photo which is the National Gallery Export stamp of Hungary and reads "Kiviterle Engedelyezve M.N.G.". The reverse side also has a paper label on the top stretcher from the well documented American art dealer John Nighland from Montclair New Jersey. John Nighland had many high end pieces that went through his hands and whose pieces are in countless private collections and institutions around the world. The fact that this was owned and sold by John Nighland attests to its quality and the fact that the artist may be highly collectible and valued.

This original oil painting is well executed and really attests to the talent of the artist. The use of color is impressive with faint pinks in the sky that are just above the mountains in the background and wonderful purple and blues seen in the haystacks. Painted in a nice impressionist style the brushstrokes are thick and visible showing the artists every move giving it a more personal and "inside" feel. Not only do the brushstrokes allow you to see how the artist worked but also gives this normally static landscape to feel dynamic and have a lot of motion. The two female subjects in the lower left both have no facial features which may symbolize that all woman from this part of the world work similar hard labor jobs. The size of the canvas measures approximately 20 x 26 inches while the gold wood frame measures 23.5 x 30.75 inches.

The condition of the painting is very good with just a couple of minor impressions in the right side above the mountain and some minor yellowing in the center sky just left of the trees as seen in the 3rd photo provided. These couple imperfections are extremely minor and do not detract from the aesthetic beauty or collectibility and it was unable to even be photographed it was that minor. This is an absolutely stellar painting with a very interesting and mysterious past.