Peasant Girl on Bonhams London sale on 20 March at 2pm

Wald produced many individualised commissioned portraits, but the current lot, 'Peasant Girl' (Russian Girl), is an evocation of an idealised 'heroic' female worker-type: a materialisation of the artist's memories of his early training in Budapest when his teachers there were responding to the ideological demands of Hungary's post-war communist regime. by Louis Wald - 18/03/2013