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Jozsef Koszta (Hungarian, 1861-1949) oil on canvas bust-length portrait of a girl, seated in a chair and leaning slightly backwards, casting the right side of her face into shadows. The subject is attired in a white dress with red bow in her short brown hair. Signed "Koszta" lower right. Sight – 17 3/4" H x 14 1/4" W. Framed – 28" H x 24 1/2" W. Biography: Joszef Koszta studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and was a member of the Szolnok Art Colony. He specialized in images of peasant life, focusing on light and shadow. He was awarded Hungary's Kossuth Prize in 1948. Provenance: Private collection, Knoxville, TN. CONDITION: Wax lining. Old, possibly original frame, regilded. Nose, cheek, hair and shoulder areas possibly have some retouch when viewed under black light, a couple of small spots of inpaint to dress.