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Eric L. (Frederic) Pape (American, 1870-1938) Itzlil' Staggered

Auction:
2609B
Lot:
491
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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2609B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 07, 2012 12:00PM

Description:

Eric L. (Frederic) Pape (American, 1870-1938)

Itzlil' Staggered, 1898
Signed and dated "Eric Pape 98" in pencil l.r., estate stamped "Eric Pape" and
identified on a label affixed to the backing.
Watercolor on paper, sight size 18 3/4 x 12 3/4 in. (47.6 x 32.4 cm), framed.
Condition: Not examined out of frame.

Literature: Lew Wallace, The Fair God: A Tale of the Conquest of Mexico (Houghton Mifflin, 1898), pp. 231-2 (illus.).

N.B. The present work depicts the following scene in The Fair God: "For the 'tzin!' shouted the hunter, striking back before the other half recovered. The shield was dashed aside; a groan acknowledged a wound in the breast, and Iztil' staggered; another blow stretched him on the pavement. A stream of blood, black in the night, stole slowly over the flags. The fight was over."
Estimate $600-800


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Eric L. (Frederic) Pape, Mexico, Forfeda

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