Sep 17, 2020 - Sale 2542

Sale 2542 - Lot 99

Price Realized: $ 4,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
Two gouaches on paper.

Summer Bouquet, 1926. 215x235 mm; 8 1/2x9 1/4 inches. Signed and dated in gouache, lower left recto * Tree in Garden, circa 1925. 215x280 mm; 8 1/2x11 inches. Signed in gouache, lower left recto.

Both acquired Weyhe Gallery, New York, by current owner, private collection, New York.

Gág (1893-1946) was primarily a printmaker; paintings and gouaches are scarce among her works. She trained at the Art Students League, New York. Along with her haunting lithographs of scenes in and around New York from the 1920s and 1930s, she is most remembered for her innovative and modern children's books, consisting of stories she told her younger siblings when growing up and illustrated herself, including Millions of Cats, Gone is Gone and The ABC Bunny.