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"Allegory of Life," Art Deco Mezzotint with Nude Figures by Peter

$3,600

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This rare, velvety mezzotint entitled "Allegory of Life" by Robert Charles Peter, a British artist, depicts three nude figures -- two male figures to the left, clasping hands, and female figure to the right, attempting to escape her bonds -- that are clearly immersed in a timeless struggle. The artist's mastery of the human figure, in all its beauty and pathos, is evident here, and he made this print in a black ink with a rich brown overtone. Although the print has a modern, Art Deco quality, it also has clear antecedents in Renaissance and Baroque painting and printmaking. Peter was a painter and printmaker born in Southwark, London, and was a member of various graphic institutions in London. It is signed on the lower left in pencil. This print was also published in a portfolio of images by Arthur Tooth and Sons in 1925. Media is ink on heavy paper. (Dimensions are for the full print, including margin.)

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 16 in. (40.64 cm)Width: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Depth: .1 in. (2.54 mm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1925
  • Condition
    Overall excellent; upper edge has remnant of paper tape, well outside image area. Minor bending of corners.
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU865123226532

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    Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
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