TURQUOISE CRAB | HETEROMALLA DUBIA | BLUE CRUSTACEAN | PURPLE CRUSTACEAN
GEORGE ALAN SWANSON
TURQUOISE CRAB ; HETEROMALLA DUBIA ; BLUE CRUSTACEAN ; PURPLE CRUSTACEAN
watercolor, pencil and gouache on paper
Each approximately 14 ⅜ x 11 ¼ in.
the first inscribed in pencil upper right natural size / August 7, 1935 and signed in pencil lower right George Swanson, the reverse inscribed Turquoise Crab, cat no. 25.338 / Aug 27 35 ; the second inscribed in pencil purple-eyed red / Heteromalla dubia / transparent yellow and signed in pencil lower right G. Swanson ; the third inscribed in pencil upper left 1535 / 7-22-35 and signed lower left G. SWANSON ; the last example inscribed in pencil upper left 1537 / 7-23-35 and signed lower right G. SWANSON.
Each retains rich and vibrant coloration. There are areas of discoloration to the background with visible browning to edges and corner. Some of the corners of the sheets are slightly compressed.