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2840B Boston
September 11, 2015 12:00 PMCalender

Robert Sargent Austin (British, 1895-1973) The Puppet Master

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2840B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 11, 2015 12:00PM


Robert Sargent Austin (British, 1895-1973)

The Puppet Master, 1926, probably an edition of 50. Signed and dated "RobertAustin.1926." in pencil l.c., initialed within the plate, identified on labels including one from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, affixed to the backing. Engraving on paper, plate size 6 7/8 x 6 3/8 in. (17.4 x 16.2 cm), framed.
Condition: Toning, not examined out of frame.

Provenance: Descendants of the Lanier family of Indiana and New York.

N.B. The puppeter may be a self-portrait.
Estimate $300-500

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Robert Sargent Austin