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Low Estimate$400.00
High Estimate$500.00
Last UpdatedFebruary 4, 2020


New York/Germany, 1894-1965

Study for portrait mural: Thomas Jefferson. Signed lower right Ernest Fiene". Titled verso: "Study for portrait mural. Auditorium Abraham Lincoln Highschool [sic] Brooklyn. Thomas Jefferson signing the Declaration of Independence. Artist Ernest Fiene. Medium, Casein. Size 4 x 12 feet. The British flag is brown because the color scale has been limited to three colors: burnt sienna, yellow ochre, ultramarine blue and white".

Descended in the consignor's family through Jeannette Fiene, Ernest Fiene's wife from 1921-1945.

Casein on cold pressed board, image 26 1/8" x 9.5". 33.25" x 15.5" overall. Unframed."


Strong colors with only slight mars.

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