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Lot #393: ALBERT PINKHAM RYDER - Merlin & Vivien - Oil on canvas

Lot #393: ALBERT PINKHAM RYDER - Merlin & Vivien - Oil on canvas

Pre-auction estimates:  $30000/40000
Sale price: $29,880.00


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Artist: Albert Pinkham Ryder (American, 1847-1917).
Title: "Merlin & Vivien".
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Date: Composed c1886-1892.
Dimensions: Frame size: 27 1/4 x 23 3/8 in. (692 x 594 mm). Image size: 24 x 20 in. (610 x 508 mm).
Lot Note(s): Signed and titled, verso. Good condition save for a small hole, upper right, about 1/4" diameter. Comment(s): A very large painting for Ryder and a masterful composition, where the two standing figures merge into the oak and become part of the tree itself. The inspiration for this work came from Tennyson: "A storm was coming, but the winds were still, And in the wild woods of Broceliande, Before an oak, so hollow, huge and old It looked a tower of ivied masonwork, At Merlin's feet the wily Vivien lay". From "Merlin and Vivien," the sixth poem in Alfred, Lord Tennyson's "Idylls of the King.". [27887-10-24000]


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