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This auction is for a stunning original nude study, ‘Sepia Nude’, depicting an elegantly drawn woman’s figure, superbly framed under glass in a magnificent and very substantial gilt frame. This highly regarded original Pastel on Paper artwork (circa 1996) is beautifully and tastefully executed with excellent scale, proportion, musculature and shading. Signed by the Artist in the bottom right corner: MERTHYR RUXTON. Merthyr Ruxton is a NZ artist born in 1954. She completed a Diploma of Visual Communications in Wellington in 1975, studying graphics, print-making, photography and life drawing. In 1976 and 1977 she worked as a freelance illustrator in Europe. She then went on to sell fabric artworks in Soho Gallery in London for the next couple of years. Ruxton returned to New Zealand in 1978 and worked as an art director in advertising. Between 1989 and 1992 she began etching at A.S.A and started design on ceramics. She continued to create fine art works on paper, mainly in gouache, and to work on ceramics, with an informal exhibition at the New Zealand Embassy in Santiago, Chile. Ruxton is currently painting in oil on canvas nudes in landscape and flowers in a semi abstract through to straight abstract style. Ruxton has taken part in a number of solo and group exhibitions in Auckland, Wellington and Melbourne. Her work is highly collectible and is sold throughout Australia and New Zealand and beyond. Impressive heavily gilded wooden frame with a gilt edge on the slip. Excellent condition. Written valuation for insurance purposes (dated 1996) ex Studio of Contemporary Art supplied to the winner of this auction. Dimensions (approx.): Frame: 81 W x 102.5 H cm Picture: 50.3 W x 70.2 H cm

I have moved house and I need to reduce the number of quality art works which we have collected over the years. You might like to look at my other listings which include similar and/or related items.

Pick up is from Pakuranga, Auckland or courier by arrangement.



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