Feb 16 at 12:00 PM - Sale 2626 -

Sale 2626 - Lot 6

Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000

RAPHAEL SOYER (1899-1987)


The Mission.
Lithograph. 309x449 mm; 12 1/8x17 5/8 inches, full margins. Edition of only 25. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin. 1933.

A very good impression of this scarce lithograph. Cole 27.

Among Soyer's most celebrated lithographs, The Mission is a Depression-era view of homeless men in a New York soup kitchen (it is also commonly seen as a companion print to the equally important Bowery Nocturne, lithograph, from the same year, see Cole 28). Soyer was an avid printmaker throughout his career, creating more than 250 lithographs and etchings over the span of some 65 years.