09-21-2018 09-21-2018
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3140B Boston
September 21, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Paul Wonner (American, 1920-2008) Jacob Wrestling with an Angel

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3140B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 21, 2018 10:00AM


Paul Wonner (American, 1920-2008)

Jacob Wrestling with an Angel
Signed "Paul Wonner" on the frame backing, signed or inscribed, titled, and dated "Paul Wonner/.../1965 (?)" on the frame backing.
Oil on pressed paperboard, 12 1/8 x 6 7/8 in. (30.7 x 17.3 cm), framed (in a liner).
Condition: Fine craquelure, minor surface grime.

Provenance: Collection of Dory Previn, Massachusetts.

N.B. Jacob is a self-portrait, and the model for the strawberry blond angel is Dory.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

The craquelure is most evident at upper center, center right, and lower left. There is some flaking and paint loss at center right.

Framed dimensions: 14 1/4 x 9 1/4 in.

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