AUCTION 57 | Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts Autograph Letters, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

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Lot 295


Oil on canvas. Signed upper right. Signed and titled on label in artist’s hand on verso. Elaborate gilt frame, produced by the artist(?) 16 x 14 inches.

Austrian, 1868-1938:

Est: $6,000 - $8,000
Kovno-born Lazar Krestin was one of the most prominent students of the Isidor Kaufman, and like his mentor, painted many portraits and genre scenes of European Jewish life. The great French Impressionists were very influential as can be seen in the present portrait. Like Renoir, Krestin’s execution of his subject freely utilizes brushed strokes of color, whereby the painted figure softly fuses with its surroundings.