A Gossamer Goddess

Artist:Robert Reid MacGuire
Date:1925
Medium:Gouache on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 12 1/2" x18" Framed 21" x 26 1/2"
Condition:Good
Original Use:Interior Illustration of Unknown Usage
Price:Sold
Full view

Full view

The artist's signature and date lower right

The artist's signature and date lower right

Framed and matted behind glass in lovely gold frame

Framed and matted behind glass in lovely gold frame

A stylized and well conceived gouache illustration painting dated 1925 by New York City artist and illustrator Robert Reid MacGuire. This art deco erotic offering features a nearly nude goddess in a gossamer long dress with a train attended to by 2 blackamoor servants. We are unsure of the exact usage of this illustration it likely was published as a full color bookplate in an unidentified pulication. The artist was active in New York City as both a designer and an artist and had his first exhibition in 1928 in Manhattan.

Detail of blackamoor attendants

Detail of blackamoor attendants

Detail

Detail

An expressive work that is nicely framed and matted behind glass and ready to enjoy.

Frame corner detail

Frame corner detail

Above: View of verso before framing


 

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