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Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
MICHAEL RUDOLF WENING (1893-1970)
SIAM / BEAUTIFUL BANGKOK / THE JEWEL CITY OF ASIA. Circa 1920s.
40 3/4x29 1/2 inches, 103 1/2x75 cm. Cornille & Serre, Paris. Condition B+: replaced losses, creases and abrasions in margins; repaired tears at edges, some into lower text and image; minor restoration along vertical and horizontal folds.
An atmospheric, nocturnal, serene, Art Deco image of the Wat Pho temple. Wening was a Swiss artist, sculptor, illustrator and designer who moved to Southeast Asia in 1919. He became the court sculptor for the King of Siam, King Vajiravudh, a position he held until 1929. Among his other graphic works were posters he designed for the Zurich Zoo. On June 23, 1939, the country of Siam was renamed Thailand. Rare.