Jan 27, 2022 - Sale 2593

Sale 2593 - Lot 247

Price Realized: $ 3,640
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200


Southampton Bay.
Oil on canvas. 514x660 mm; 20 1/4x26 inches. Signed, N. Cikovsky, lower right. Circa 1960.

Provenance: Dr. Martin H. Bush, Endowment Association Art Collection; Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, gifted from above, accession number 73.27.1.

Nicolai Cikovsky was awareded three mural projects. In 1937, he created a large oil on canvas for the Silver Spring Post Office, Silver Spring, MD. He completed four murals for The Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, Washington, DC, 1938. In 1939, he completed five tempera panels for the Post Office in Townsend, MD. All of these works survive, yet the Silver Springs canvas was moved to a new post office in 1981.