item 45 - Untitled (Nude bust of woman), 1944

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US NNFIT SC.187.1.45


Untitled (Nude bust of woman), 1944


  • 1944 (Creation)

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9 1/2 x 13 inches. Portrait. Ink.

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René Bouché was born in Prague September 20, 1905. While in school, Bouché began drawing fashion illustrations for French Vogue, and would continue to do so for most of his life. Bouché is best known for his portraits. Truman Capote, Jean Cocteau, Mrs. William Paley, Lady Astor, and the Duchess of Windsor all sat for him. In addition to painting, Bouché designed stage sets. Bouché passed away in 1963 at the age of 57.

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Liberman, Alexander

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Nude bust of woman, inscribed "XLIV A Tatiana et Alex;" Black and white: brush and ink; Signed

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  • English

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  • Latin

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