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JOHN STEUART CURRY | UNTITLED (TOUCHDOWN HERO)

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 USD

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JOHN STEUART CURRY | UNTITLED (TOUCHDOWN HERO)

JOHN STEUART CURRY | UNTITLED (TOUCHDOWN HERO)

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 USD

JOHN STEUART CURRY

1897 - 1946

UNTITLED (TOUCHDOWN HERO)


signed with initials JSC (lower right)

charcoal and conté crayon on paper laid down on paperboard

image: 20 ½ by 15 ¼ inches (52.1 by 38.7 cm)

sheet: 24 ½ by 19 ¼ inches (61.5 by 48.9 cm)

Executed in 1940.

The sheet is held in place with photo corners and appears to be toned. There is staining along the extreme outer edges. There are scattered creases and repaired tears extending from the outer edges, but the work appears to be stable. There are scattered pindots of foxing throughout.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

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The artist

Private collection, Madison, Wisconsin, 1941 (gift from the above)

By descent to the present owner, 2007

This work is one of five drawings John Steuart Curry executed for the 1941 University of Wisconsin, Madison yearbook. Curry served as an artist-in-residence at the university between 1936 and 1946.