Lot 35: HENRY KOEHLER, (AMERICAN B. 1927), JOCKEYS
December 14, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
(american b. 1927)
Signed ''Henry Koehler'' bottom center, crayon and mixed media on thick paper
29 3/4 x 19 1/2 in. (75.6 x 49.5cm)
Palm Beach Galleries, Palm Beach, Florida.
Acquired from the above in 1963.
Frame: 30 3/4 x 20 11/16 x 1 in.
With two tack holes at top and bottom right corner, three at bottom left and none at top left. With slight wear to extreme edges, especially at corners, i.e., the bottom left corner is bent slightly. With a 1 1/2 inch moisture stain present at the bottom right corner. With various brown stains throughout- some could possible be part of the medium and original to working method of the artist. For example, there is a cluster at bottom center where the larger jockey's feet would be and two brownish dots to the left of the same figure's left leg. Also, a cluster of lighter brown dots at the top right that appear to be original to the working method. With a three inch thin diagonal line, brown in color, extending from the left hand edge of the sheet downwards into the image by the jockey's left elbow. Verso exhibits skinning around the perimeter of the sheet, most likely from previous tape/adhesive. With general surface soiling present verso, specifically fingerprint smudges and residue around all four sheet edges but concentrated in the middle of each edge. Some of these could possible be from the artist himself. With other various sodt stains, smudges and scuffs, for example, there is one approx 1 inche long scuff/pencil mark extending from the top center of the sheet downwards into the middle and one pen mark, approx 1 inch at the left vertical edge of the sheet above center.
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