January 26, 2017, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Lot 64: ETHEL REED (1876-1912). FOLLY OR SAINTLINESS. 1895. 19x14 inches, 49x36 cm. Heliotype Ptg. Co., Boston.(66 views)
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ETHEL REED (1876-1912) FOLLY OR SAINTLINESS. 1895.
19 1/2x14 1/4 inches, 49 1/2x36 1/4 cm. Heliotype Ptg. Co., Boston.
Condition A-: crease in left margin into image; pin holes in corners. Matted and framed. Unexamined out of frame.
"The work of Ethel Reed stands out for notice and high appreciation, not only because of its great artistic qualities, but because she . . . looks at the world as a gracious moving surface, infinitely shaded; she leaves success to itself, as if the world were a theatre of fairies, an adorable procession of passing impressions" (S.C. de Soissons, The Poster, November 1898). "There is a happy balance between the abstract elements of the pattern and representational details of the design" (The American Poster p. 19). Kiehl 239, DFP-I 421, Reims 1284, Virginia p. 87, Margolin p. 169, Keay p. 18, American Style 38, Art Nouveau p. 200.