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Rebecca – Backlit Nude

Early full- length nude of young woman sitting reading against strong backlight from south facing window. Painted thinly in a watercolour like manner and showing off a range of skin tones created by the sunlight reflecting off the interior walls. Counter balanced by the decorative effect of a primitive style woodblock printed curtain.


An early oil, this is David’s first female nude painting. 1977.

Size: 76 x 43 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas