William Sommer (American, 1867-1949) Psyche ...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionWilliam Sommer (American, 1867-1949)
Psyche and Moonlight Sonata study (two works, one double-sided), circa 1916
(double-sided) Oil on board (recto); Charcoal on board (verso)
21 x 12-1/2 inches (53.3 x 31.8 cm)
Estate stamp lower right: Wm Sommer
Moonlight Sonata study
Watercolor on paper laid on board
7-7/8 x 5-1/2 inches (20.0 x 14.0 cm) (sheet)
Titled lower right: Moonlight Sonata
The Wainwright Collection of American Modernism
Estate of the artist:
Joseph M. Erdelac, Lakewood, Ohio;
Collection of Constance Erdelac, Cleveland, Ohio;
The Wainwright Collection, Fort Myers, Florida, acquired from the above.
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, "Transformations in Cleveland Art, 1746-1946: Community and Diversity in Early Modern America," May 19-July 21, 1996 (on loan from the Joseph M. Erdelac Collection).
W.H. Robinson, et al, Transformations in Cleveland Art, 1746-1946: Community and Diversity in Early Modern America, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, 1996, pp. 81-82, 250, fig. 77, no. 187, illustrated.
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000.
Moonlight Sonata: Framed under acrylic. Scattered foxing. 1/4 inch tear on the right edge. Several hard creases on the right side noticeable in natural light.
Framed Dimensions 29 X 20.5 Inches
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