Nov 03, 2015 - Sale 2396

Sale 2396 - Lot 43

Price Realized: $ 2,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
Hell Hole.

Etching and aquatint, 1917. 204x253 mm; 8x10 inches, full margins. Second state (of 2). Edition of 110. Signed in pencil, lower right. A very good impression.

This represents the back room of Wallace's, a bar popular with the actors and artists of Greenwich Village, at Sixth Avenue and West 4th Street. Notable figures pictured in the etching are Eugene O'Neill (background upper right), Peggy O'Neill, no relation to the former (seated at the table beside Eugene O'Neill), René Lacoste (right center) and Charles Ellis (left foreground). Morse 186.