The Duel

Artist:Henry Soulen
Date:1920s
Medium:Oil on Canvas
Dimensions:Sight Size 30" x 32 1/2" Framed 33 1/2" x 36"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Interior Magazine Illustration
Price:$6500.00
Full view of oil painting

Full view of oil painting

The artist's signature lower right

The artist's signature lower right

Framed in original antique frame

Framed in original antique frame

Using an inventive pointillism technique, Henry J. Soulen creates a moody and evocative artwork in an American impressionist style in this dramatic painting. This was likely featured as an interior illustration for The Saturday Evening Post. Known for his Orientalist exotic aesthetic, Soulen was an early student of Howard Pyle, he utilized a heavy expressive brush strokes and impasto oil paint technique. The scene features a masked bandit readying himself to duel for the honor of the lovely Edwardian attired maiden. Classic 1920s romantic and nostalgic imagery from the Golden Age of illustration.

The maiden fair

The maiden fair

Detail of masked bandit with 2 pistols

Detail of masked bandit with 2 pistols

Work retains the original antique frame, and is signed lower right, in a fine state of original conservation on original pine stretchers.

Verso view of stretched canvas

Verso view of stretched canvas

Verso view of untouched old canvas and pine stretchers

Verso view of untouched old canvas and pine stretchers



 

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