Composition by Frank Rubin (1918-1990)

Composition – an etching by the important Danish artist Frank Rubin. Signed and annotated in pencil by the artist, this work appears to be numbered 5 from a run of 5. In good condition in its original frame and mount. Postage in the UK free. If posting abroad, contact Bill for price for delivery which will be at cost.

Measures 26 cm wide by 6 cm deep (42.5 cm by 54 cm in its frame).

 

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A Biblical Scene with Jesus And An Angel – Indistinctly Signed

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A striking lithograph showing an image of a somewhat pensive,  if not downcast, Jesus figure sitting on rocks with an angel to his left. In the background are minarets.  Indistinctly signed, right, and numbered 4 from a run of five. In good condition, acquired unframed and now framed and mounted.

Measures 56 cm wide by 39.5cm deep (77.5 cm by 62 cm in its frame).

 

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A Surrealist Bullfighting Scene – Indistinctly Signed – Jurgen?

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A striking and strange lithograph showing   a bull with its front legs crossed and head resting on its left leg in a pensive manner with a dog howling at the moon and a matador (left, inset). Indistinctly signed,  possibly “Jurgen” and dated 1957 with an inscription below. Possibly German. In good condition, acquired unframed and recently framed and mounted.

Measures 52 cm wide by 41.5 cm deep (56 cm by 46 cm in is frame).

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Le Liseuse by Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (1884-1887)

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An exquisite bronze and ivory figure of a young woman reading, dressed in a headdress and elaborately embroidered costume in the pre-Rapheite  style, holding the pages of her book in two hands. By the French artist Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, who numbered Rodin amongst his students. Made circa 1880-1900, this figure can be found in a  number of sizes, either  as a solid bronze figure or in and bronze with ivory head and hands, as can be seen in this present work. In fine condition.

Measures 61 cm high.

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Planet Sun- Abstract Oil on Canvas by Norman Carton (1908-1980)

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A vibrant oil on canvas entitled “Planet Sun” signed by the American abstract expressionist artist Norman Carton and dated 1959. Signed by the artist, lower right, this work comes with a note of provenance indicating that it was purchased by a named  lady at an American  gallery (name indistinct)  in 1961. The writer, possibly the woman’s husband who initialled his comments, notes that the picture was …..”bloody awful, I think, but I may be wrong”.  There is no doubt that he was right that he was wrong The painting is super.

Measures 43.5 cm by 39 cm in its frame.

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