Sep 29, 2016 - Sale 2423

Sale 2423 - Lot 3

Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
"The Collector." Illustration published in the novel "The Estuary Pilgrim" by Douglas Skeggs, 1989. Acrylic and watercolor on board. 457x635 mm; 18x25 inches. Signed in image, lower right. Taped to window matte along verso edges.

Additional Details

A finely executed depiction of the dealer/expert John Napier's gallery from Skeggs's novel about a violent and mysterious international art fraud involving a painting by Monet (titled "The Estuary Pilgrim") thought destroyed, but discovered among other Nazi-appropriated masterpieces in a Resistance ambush in 1944.