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The February 2023 Auctions: Day 2

Fri, Feb 17, 2023 11:00AM EST
Lot 1009

John Steuart Curry (American, 1897-1946) Charcoal And Ink Drawing On Paper, Drum Taps, H 10'' W 13.5''

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000

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John Steuart Curry (American, 1897-1946) Charcoal And Ink Drawing On Paper, Drum Taps, H 10'' W 13.5'' | Signed "John Steuart Curry" lower left. Titled and inscribed lower right. Paper watermarked "J. Whatman 1937" Paper size: H 13.75", W 17". This drawing was a trial illustration done for Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" (Peter Pauper Press). Provenance: The artist. Gifted to Laurence Eli Schmeckebier upon completion of Dr. Schmeckebier's biography of John Stuart Curry: "John Steuart Curry's Pageant of America". By descent to his son, Peter Schmeckebier. Laurence Schmeckebier (1906-1984) was an art historian, educator, administrator, and sculptor in Syracuse, New York and Cleveland, Ohio. His archives are currently held in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Condition

Hinge mounted in the upper corners with remnants of a previous mounting on the verso. Vertical and horizontal creases through the center of the image. Pin holes in the corners of the paper (hidden by the matting). Overall very good condition. Please note all lots show signs of wear commensurate with age and use, and the lack of a statement regarding condition does not imply the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from defects or the effects of aging. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of DuMouchellesĂ­ specialists. Should you have any additional questions regarding the condition of this lot, please email conditions@dumouchelles.com.