09-12-2008 09-13-2008
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2422 Boston
September 12, 2008 12:00 PMCalender

David Wu Ject-Key (Chinese/American, 1890-1968) Dockside Scene

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2422 Location: Boston Date / Time: September 12, 2008 12:00PM


David Wu Ject-Key (Chinese/American, 1890-1968)

Dockside Scene
Signed and sealed "... D. WU JECT-KEY" in Chinese and English l.l.
Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm), framed.
Condition: Surface grime, small canvas deformations, craquelure.

Provenance: The estate of Sir Edwin A.G. Manton.

N.B. Ject-Key was born in Chung-shan, China, and immigrated to the United States before 1931. A resident of New York City for most of his adult life, he studied at the Art Students League and the Grand Central School of Art. He exhibited extensively between the mid-1950s to early 1960s, including at the National Academy of Design, The American Watercolor Society, and the Grand Central Art Galleries.
Estimate $600-800

Two small dents to the canvas in the l.l. quadrant, largest approx. 1/2 x 1/2 in., vertical cracking predominant to u.r. and u.l. quadrants.


N.B. Ject-Key, David Wu Ject-Key, Edwin A.G. Manton, Chung-shan, China, United States, New York City, Art Students League, Grand Central School of Art, American Watercolor Society, National Academy of Design