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2022 Fall Fine Art & Interiors

Sat, Oct 8, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 392

2 American Watercolor Paintings, incl. Max Fernekes, Syd Browne

Estimate: $300 - $350

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1st item: Max Fernekes (American, 1905-1984) watercolor and charcoal on paper maritime painting depicting a wooden shack situated on the shore of a lake; a boat out in the water with the opposite shore line, visible left background. Signed "Max Fernekes" lower right. J.O. Krumbholz, Milwaukee, WI gallery label, en verso. Housed and matted under glass in an ebonized wooden frame with gilt trim. Sight: 10 1/4" H x 13 5/8" W. Framed: 17 1/2" H x 21" W. 2nd item: Syd J. Browne (New York, 1907-1991) watercolor on paper landscape painting, titled "Old Street, Rockport", depicting a a figure in a peach dress walking down a wide street partially shaded by trees with two white buildings having green shutters and roofs. Two additional, shaded figures beside a utility pole and a large body of water are visible in the background beneath a pale blue sky. Signed "Syd Browne" lower right. Titled in pencil, en verso of matte. Young Fine Arts 1993 sticker label and pencil inscription with title, en verso of frame; additional Young Fine Arts label to glass below image. Housed and matted under glass in a wooden frame. Sight: 14 1/4" H x 17 1/4" W. Framed: 23" H x 25 7/8" W.

The Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, Tennessee.


1st item: Light toning, otherwise very good condition. Not examined outside of frame. Frame with minor abrasions, areas of loss. 2nd item: Overall very good condition with minute warping and toning of paper. Not examined outside of frame.

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