Salon portrait of a lady from high society was executed in 1927 by Nikola Michailow, important Bulgarian-German portrait artist of great personalities, born 1876 Schumla /Bulgaria, died 1961 Hamburg. Impressionistic, subtle characterizing salonportrait by Mikhailov, who resided in Berlin and Hamburg since 1911. There, the artist quickly gained a great reputation as one of the most asked portraitists of high society in Germany and the U.S., the politicians, aristocrats, celebrities and film stars such as Kaiser Wilhelm II, Hindenburg, Stresemann and Anna May Wong.
Literature: "General Artist´s Lexicon " by Thieme/Becker, Leipzig, 1999; " In the footsteps of the Munich School: Nicola Mikhailov and the New Bulgarian Painting 1878-1944" by Snegi Dobrianova-Bauer (in German", Frankfurt on Main-New York, 1999; "Nikola Mikhailov = Nicolas Michailow" (in Bilgarian) by Nicola Michailow and Veliko Jordanov, Sofia, 1928; " Nikola Mikhailov", French Gallery (London, England), 1931.
Inscription: signed and dated 1927 lower left.
Technique: oil on canvas, magnificent original period hand-crafted gilt frame.
Measurements: unframed w 29 3/4" h 36 1/2" (75,5 x 92,7 cm); framed w 39 1/4" x h 45 5/8" (99,5 x 116,5 cm).
Condition: very good condition.