Jun 20, 2019 - Sale 2514

Sale 2514 - Lot 18

Price Realized: $ 9,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
HENRY SCOTT TUKE (1858-1929)

Two Boys Rowing.

Color pastels on tan wove paper. 13 1/4x8 1/4 inches, 34x21 cm. Signed and dated in pastel, lower left recto. 1915.

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Tuke was an English artist who showed artistic acumen from a young age; some of his drawings were published when he was just 5 years old. He became friends with Oscar Wilde and other prominent gay writers and poets. He tested his skill as a poet with Sonnet to Youth, which he published anonymously. He is most well-known for his maritime paintings, though his paintings of youthful men were rediscovered by the gay community in the 1970s.