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    Raphael Soyer (American, 1899-1987)
    Portrait of Marsden Hartley, 1943
    Watercolor on paper
    12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm) (sheet)
    Signed and dated lower right: Raphael / Soyer
    Dated and titled center left and right: Marsden Hartley / 1943

    The artist;
    Private collection, New York, gift from the above;
    By descent to the present owner.

    Forum Gallery, New York, "Artists by Artists," 1965.

    When Portrait of Marsden Hartley was gifted to the mother of the present owner, the artist explained that Hartley did not wear his dentures while sitting for his portrait, hence the subject's tight-lipped smile and sunken cheeks.

    Condition Report*: Sheet is hinged to board via upper edge verso; toning to edges of the mount; small areas of loss to the left unfished edge of the sheet; slight overall yellowing to the paper; light creasing to the extreme upper left corner.
    Framed Dimensions 16.5 X 13.5 Inches
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2019
    1st Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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