Feb 16, 2023 - Sale 2626

Sale 2626 - Lot 78

Price Realized: $ 6,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000

MOSES SOYER (1899-1974)

Study for the Lover of Books.
Oil on canvas, 1934. Signed, M. Soyer, lower right. 610x305 mm; 24x12 inches.

The Lover of Books, for which this painting is a study, is in the collection of the Jewish Museum, and is considered one of Moses Soyer's most important paintings from the New Deal era. The Lover of Books is published in Norman Kleeblatt and Susan Chevlowe's, Painting a Place in America: Jewish Artists in New York 1900-1945, p. 81; and Ori Z. Soltes', Fixing the World: Jewish American Painters in the Twentieth Century, pp. 34-35.