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BLACK-SPOT GOATFISH | CLARION ANGELFISH

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Estimate:

1,500 - 2,500 USD

LOT SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

BLACK-SPOT GOATFISH | CLARION ANGELFISH

BLACK-SPOT GOATFISH | CLARION ANGELFISH

Estimate:

1,500 - 2,500 USD

Lot sold:

625

USD

GEORGE ALAN SWANSON

1906-1968

BLACK-SPOT GOATFISH ; CLARION ANGELFISH


watercolor and pencil on paper

circa 1935

11 ½ x 14 ½ in. ; 15 ¼ x 11 ¼ in.

the first inscribed on the reverse in pencil Upeneus ... / Habitat - Celebes, Amboina & New Guinea ; the second signed in pencil G. Swanson, lower right, and inscribed Holacanthus clarioneses / 362 / Clarion / 11-V-36

Each retains rich, vibrant coloration throughout. There is browning to the edges of each and wear to the edges consistent with age and handling. Otherwise, there are few areas of light discoloration in the background.