.” “In from a stroll” (estimate: $400,000-$600,000) depicts a well-dressed young woman, who has seemingly just returned from collecting roses. At a glance it is readily clear that the artist is less interested in capturing the psychology and minute details of the figure than in conveying the idealized beauty of the figure and a general sense of calm in the atmosphere. Makovsky’s dynamic brushstrokes and emphasis on light are evidence of the influence that Impressionist paintings and artists had on his technique following his visit to Paris earlier in his life. The painting seems to disassociate the enchanting young woman from reality. Perhaps Konstantin Makovsky’s son Sergei Makovsky, aptly described his father’s approach to reality and his working method when he wrote: “. . . he would lay his hands upon the brushes and immediately settle on the task—he would find the composition and color spectrum, and transfer to canvas that which he saw or that which he wanted to see in nature.” I could not find the price realized on this painting, it may not have sold. It was for sale at Christies. Beautiful!