Lot 59 of 210:
Ink drawings by Heinrich Kley  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$900
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
Two ink sketches of centaur figures
Author:
Kley, Heinrich
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Date:
[Early 20th century]
Description:

Two ink sketches, on opposite sides of a single sheet. Approximately 14x21 cm (5½x8¼"), matted and framed (both sides of sheet viewable). Overall 37x52 cm (10¾x20½").

A great pair of images, one showing a centaur figure at a fast gallop, the other side showing a more aged figure an iron and envelope in hand. Heinrich Kley (1863–1945?) was a German illustrator, editorial illustrator and painter. Kley studied "practical arts" at the Karlsruhe Akademie and finished his studies in Munich. His early works were conventional portraits, landscapes, still-life, city scenes and historical paintings. Kley attained greater notoriety with his sometimes darkly humorous pen drawings, many appearing in periodical such as Jugend and Simplicissimus. Provenance: Butterfield & Butterfield Sale 3774P, March 12, 1987. Small label of the S.F.M.A. at lower right on rear of frame.

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Condition:
Light wear and spotting to paper; very good.
 
Item number:
274000
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