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Lot 5161
This lot consists of an Fine Art print on paper, HAND SIGNED "Egon Schiele" inside a neat little box at the bottom right of the frame. This disarming composition describes a fleeting moment: a dozy, red-cheeked baby sits enthroned in soft textiles on his mother's lap. Each figure casts a look in the viewer's direction, with varying levels of intensity. The mother's beautiful face is framed by auburn hair and accentuated by darkly encircled eyes. The child looks captivated, fascinated by something he sees in our direction.The artist's linework is so fine, the execution so gestural - almost casual - that one could imagine this mother and child have been caught mid-glance, perhaps from their seat on a park bench, or from across a crowded metropolitan street. Soft, uncontrived, and utterly masterful, this magnificent little study has been done in the Modern Expressionist style of Egon Schiele (Austrian, 1890-1918). Overall measures 8.5" x 11.5".
PROVENANCE:
Private Collection

DIMENSIONS:
Overall: 11.5"H x 8.5"W

Finger Lakes Auction has been commissioned to liquidate several important collections of fine art. The pieces in this auction come from established collectors both in the United States and Overseas. This is one of the pieces from those collections. This item is being sold 'as is'. Unless otherwise noted, authenticity has not been firmly established.

Please use photos as part of the description. The absence of condition report does not guarantee excellent condition. Please contact us for an in-hand evaluation or for additional photos.

Finger Lakes Estate and Auction Company, Upstate New York's Finest Auction Gallery.

Condition

Paper is nicely toned throughout with age-related discoloration. Paper has staining and displays some smudging, creases and bumps particularly around the edges. Image and signature are crisp, clear and show well.

Buyer's Premium

  • 23%

Egon Schiele (Austrian, 1890-1918) -- Hand Signed Fine

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000Aug 11, 2018