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    Lee Brown Coye (American, 1907-1981)
    Dog's Misery, Knickerbocker: History of New York unpublished interior illustration, 1945
    Ink on board
    9-1/2 x 6-3/4 inches (24.1 x 17.1 cm) (image)
    Not signed

    PROVENANCE:
    The artist;
    Private collection, acquired from the above;
    By descent to the present owner.

    This illustration depicts the punishment "Dog's Misery" described in Washington Irving's Knickerbocker History of New York. According to the Luis Ortiz in Arts Unknown: The Life and Art of Lee Brown Coye, Coye was inspired by Irving's faux history of New York and in 1945 completed several illustrations with the intention of publishing his own artistic interpretation. Unfortunately, the work was never completed or published, but these illustrations show "a stylistic shift and new attention to satirical details" (NonStop Press, 2005).


    Condition Report*: 12-1/4 x 9-3/4 inches (31.1 x 24.7 cm) (board); Three small tack holes in upper margin else very good condition.
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    Auction Dates
    October, 2020
    16th Friday
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