Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts

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OLD MAN WARMING HIMSELF

Soyer, Raphael. OLD MAN WARMING HIMSELF. Etching, 1937 (Cole 45). 9 7/8" x 5 7/8." Signed and titled in pencil, and with the stamp "Federal Arts Project NYC WPA." Edition of about 25 (See Gettings, Raphael Soyer, Sixty Five Years of Printmaking, Hirshhorn Museum, 1982, #36); Cole states edition is of unknown size. Rare. "I did these etchings from pen and ink drawings. In those days you would see people standing around doing nothing. I would sketch them all the time. Sometimes I would ask them to hold a pose and give them twenty-five or fifty cents. The man with his hands in front is warming his hands over the sidewalk grate." (Soyer, quoted in Gettings). 

Inv num: 2602

$4500.00

Keywords ARTWORK, WPA