Nude Girl Reading. Howard Chandler Christy (American, 1873-1952).
Christy studied at the Art Students League with William Merritt Chase. Later in his career, after a successful stint in book and magazine illustration, Christy specialized in portraiture. Nudes were an important subject throughout his working life, and represent some of the most accomplished and detailed images the artist ever painted.
The Woman, the Man and the Serpent by John Byam Shaw (1872-1919)
oil on canvas, 1911