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2023 Summer Fine Art & Antiques (Day 2)

Sun, Jul 9, 2023 01:00PM EDT
Lot 955

2 Alexander Ross Watercolors: Couture & NYC Skyline

Estimate: $400 - $500

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Two (2) watercolor paintings by illustration artist Alexander Ross (Scottish/American, 1909-1990). 1st item: Late 1960s / early 1970s watercolor depicting four ladies in couture clothing standing in a room; one appears to be walking in from a fashion show catwalk, while another, wearing a red evening gown, is reflected in a nearby mirror. Signed lower right. Framed under plexiglass in a heavy, custom painted wood frame. Sight - 25"H x 36"W. Frame - 33 1/2"H x 44 1/2"W. Framed weight - approx. 33 lbs. 2nd item: Small watercolor painting titled en verso "Skyline," depicting the Manhattan skyline. Signed lower right and inscribed en verso. Framed behind plexiglass in a handmade shadowbox style frame with mirrored sides. Sight - 7"H x 6"W. Frame: 8 1/2"H x 7 1/2"W. Biography: Alexander Ross was born in Scotland and emigrated to Pennsylvania, as a youth. He was largely self-taught, although he had one year of night school at Carnegie Tech. He found success in illustration art, and his work appeared in Saturday Evening Post, McCall's, Cosmopolitan, and Colliers. As photography began to dominate commercial art, he switched to fine arts painting, becoming known in his later career for expressionist works that often involved brilliantly colored floral themes. His work has been exhibited widely including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Academy of Design, and the Society of Illustrators in New York.


1st item: Excellent condition; painting is backed with a heavy backing board and has not been examined out of frame. There is some wear to frame and binding securing the glass to the frame. 2nd item: Condition appears excellent. Not examined out of frame.

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