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Item Details

Lot #271
DepartmentPaintings
Sold For$10,000.00(hammer price)
 $12,000.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedAugust 2, 2017

Description

ANTON OTTO FISCHER
New York/Germany, 1882-1962

Original illustration for Moby Dick: 'To chase that White Whale over all sides of the earth, is what ye have shipped for', shouted Captain Ahab". Signed lower left "Anton Otto Fischer". Reproduced in color in the John C. Winston Company 1931 first children's edition of Moby Dick and the White Whale by Herman Melville, p. 108.
Provenance:
Private Collection, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Eldred's, November 20, 2010, Lot #1003.
Private Collection, Massachusetts.



Oil on canvas, 28" x 22". Framed 34" x 28"."

Condition

Relined. Minor retouch to upper left. Estimated at less the 3% inpaint overall.

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