Jan 22, 2015 - Sale 2372

Sale 2372 - Lot 244

Price Realized: $ 5,460
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,500 - $ 5,000
The Mutineers. Oil on canvas. 700x400 mm; 27 3/4x15 1/2 inches. Signed lower right. Over original stretcher bars in later frame. Circa 1920s.

Additional Details

Still in his twenties, Schaeffer was hired by the publisher Dodd-Mead to illustrate a series of books much like N.C. Wyeth had done for Scribner's Classics. Among the titles were Moby Dick, Typee, and Omoo by Herman Melville. The present was likely executed as a book illustration for one of these commissions.