Feb 16, 2023 - Sale 2626

Sale 2626 - Lot 184

Price Realized: $ 750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 800

ERNEST FIENE (1894-1965)

Man at a Sewing Machine.
Conte crayon on paper. Signed, Ernest Fiene, lower right. 482x635 mm; 19x25 inches.

This drawing is a study for the mural Victory of Light Over Darkness, completed in 1940, which commemorates the Labor Movement following the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911. The mural survives and is located at The High School of Fashion Industries (formerly the Central High School of Needle Trades), NY. The building was constructed under the New Deal.