Jan 25, 2024 - Sale 2657

Sale 2657 - Lot 166

Price Realized: $ 10,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000

DOUGLAS DUER (1887-1964)

Group of 3 paintings - Coney Island Boxing Match.
Group of three illustrations published in "The Goofy Guy," Hearst's International magazine, April 1923. Oil on canvas. Each canvas measures approximately 559x508 mm; 22" x 20" inches. Signed in upper left image of first canvas.

1) The boxer in his robe is demonstrating punches while his manager ducks under his fist. Caption: "One hundred berries is my price..."

2) Two men are talking in front of the boxing ring, one gestures expressively towards the fight taking place behind them. Caption: "'Holy smokes!' cries old man Warren...'"

3) The two men in the foreground bet against each-other, one man holds a stickpin fashioned in an upside down horseshoe. Caption: "I unscrewed my diamond pin..."