09-24-2010 09-25-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2517B Boston
September 24, 2010 12:00 PMCalender

Leonard Baskin (American, 1922-2000) The Strabismic Jew

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2517B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 24, 2010 12:00PM


Leonard Baskin (American, 1922-2000)

The Strabismic Jew, 1955 (Fern & O'Sullivan, 259). Signed and dated "Leonard Baskin 1955" in pencil l.r., titled in pencil l.l., dedicated "for Florence + Sam-" in pencil l.c. Woodcut in black and red on paper, image size 40 3/4 x 24 in. (103.4 x 60.8 cm), framed.
Condition: Toning, foxing, cockling, not examined out of frame.

Provenance: Gift from Baskin to Sam Lockshin, Northampton, Massachusetts, then to the present owner.
Estimate $400-600

The toning is the color of cappuccino. The foxing is prevalent. There is a 1/4 inch paper loss to the background near the figure's right hand. Although it has not been removed from its frame, there are no additional visible issues to report.


Leonard Baskin, Sam Lockshin, Northampton, Massachusetts