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    Sale 2423 | Lot 3
    Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
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    • Sale 2423 Lot 3

      JAMES BARKLEY.
      "The Collector." Illustration published in the novel "The Estuary Pilgrim" by Douglas Skeggs, 1989. Acrylic and watercolor on board. 457x635 mm; 18x25 inches. Signed in image, lower right. Taped to window matte along verso edges.

      Estimate $2,500 - 3,500

      A finely executed depiction of the dealer/expert John Napier's gallery from Skeggs's novel about a violent and mysterious international art fraud involving a painting by Monet (titled "The Estuary Pilgrim") thought destroyed, but discovered among other Nazi-appropriated masterpieces in a Resistance ambush in 1944.


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