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Premier Auction | May 19, 2023

Fri, May 19, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 751

Ellen Wetherald Ahrens

Estimate: $500 - $700

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(Pennsylvania/Maryland, 1859-1938)

Soldier on a Break, 1897, signed and dated lower right "EWA 1897", oil on panel, 18-1/2 x 12-1/4 in.; fine reproduction gilt wood and composition frame, 24-1/2 x 18-1/2 in.


Note: When Ahrens painted this work in 1997 she was a student at the Drexel Institute, studying under Howard Pyle, whose favorite subject was, arguably, the uniformed soldier and his travails.



wear at edges of panel, crackle, surface dirt layer; frame with abrasions and losses to gilding

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Mrs. S. Leonard Kent, Jr., Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (label verso); Martha Kent (her daughter); Mystic Fine Arts, April 2, 1998: Schoonover Studios Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware; The American Illustrator Collection of Sarah S. Harrison, Wilmington, Delaware