Arabian Nights.

AUCTION 75 | Thursday, March 08th, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Auction of Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Antiquities, Ceremonial Objects & Graphic Art

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Lot 51

Arabian Nights.

Gouache on board. Framed. 4.5 x 5.5 inches (11.4 x 13.9 cm).

(New Canaan, Conn. c. 1948):

Est: $8,000 - $10,000
Szyk created this artwork in relation to the illustrations he was commissioned to execute for the Limited Editions Club “Arabian Nights Entertainment” (1954) Vol. II, p. 647. “The brushstrokes are separate and visible, almost like threads in a tapestry; however, in every other way [this miniature painting is] typical of Szyk’s mature style, with elaborate decorative borders and a multitude of rich colors and patterns.” See J.P. Ansell, Arthur Szyk, Life and Work in: I. Ungar, Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur Szyk (1998) p.88.