Oct 18, 2012 - Sale 2290

Sale 2290 - Lot 8

Price Realized: $ 84,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 60,000 - $ 90,000
Flight Into Egypt.

Oil on wood panel, circa 1916-22. 280x222 mm; 11x8 3/4 inches. Signed in oil, lower left recto. With the artist's estate ink stamp, and signed by the artist's son Jesse O. Tanner in ink, verso. Also numbered 86 in ink on verso.

Provenance: estate of the artist; Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, with the gallery label; private New York collection.

This richly layered oil is an excellent example of Tanner's many nocturnal scenes of Biblical subjects. Tanner united an experimentation of material with the murkiness and intimacy of his moonlit scenes. There is another oil on wood panel painting of the same subject in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, that shares this highly textural, almost sculptural, quality. Marley p. 250.