This piece is accompanied by a certificate issued by Mr. Alexander Richard Joya Baldovino confirming the authenticity of this lot


The directness of National Artist Jose Joya’s spontaneous nude drawings are engaging in its raw, provocative nature. This sketch of his model Nellie which he produced in just minutes has a fresh visual impact due to its subtle sensual qualities that are not overtly erotic. Instead, Joya depicts the grace and elegance of the nude figure. Joya’s intimate approach to figure drawings is definitely at work. In the process of capturing the model’s individuality, the timelessness of form is also achieved.