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Price Realized: $10,625 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
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Sale 2423 Lot 253
Death at the Races. Pen and ink on paper. 146x311 mm; 5 3/4x12 1/4 inches, on 9 1/2x15 1/2-inch board. Signed in lower right image. Matte burn to margins and extreme edges. Nd, circa 1910.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000
For this work, McCay was heavily inspired by Albert Pinkham Ryder's painting, "The Race Track (Death on a Pale Horse)," circa 1896-1908 and Edward Muybridge's groundbreaking series of motion study photographs, "Sallie Gardner at a Gallop (The Horse in Motion)," 1878. Using the subject matter of Pinkham Ryder's painting and the results of Muybridge's experiment, McCay's image accurately portrays a horse at full stride. Later, in 1914 McCay used Muybridge's innovative process to help create "Gertie the Dinosaur," one of the first animated films ever made.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $10,625