A Celtic Tragedy

Artist:John Hemming Fry
Medium:Oil on Canvas
Dimensions:Sight Size 23" x 57" Framed 26" x 60 1/2"
Original Use:Fine Art
Price: SOLD

Full view of artwork

Verso inkstamp

Detail of central characters

This 1920s original oil on canvas painting by noted New York artist and muralist John Hemming Fry features a flowing, lyrical, sometimes abstracted composition that also incorporates elements of the contemporaneous Dada and Surrealist movements. Like his fellow muralists Eugene Savage and Edwin H. Blashfield, Fry created epic imagery in a dreamscape romanticized style, borrowing freely from classical Greek, Celtic, and Roman folklore and imagery. This mythological trilogy on death and dying features three separate vignettes painted in subdued blue and steel gray tones against a background of ancient Northern European hills. An inventive and decorative large antique oil painting that retains its original handsome gesso frame, and is verso inkstamped by the artist.


Framed view in original antique carved wood frame


Original frame detail


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