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Prestige Collection: Modern & Impressionist

Wed, Nov 8, 2023 05:30PM EST
Lot 16

Reinhold H. Palenske : Pretty Soft

Estimate: $150 - $200

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Reinhold H. Palenske (American, 1884 - 1954) : Pretty Soft. Gravure on paper, signed in plate, framed, illegible names in pencil verso, verso dated 1953.

When he was only a lad of 10, R. H. Palenske knew he was going to be an artist. Fascinated by the graceful lines and movements of his fathers horses, the boy spent long hours trying to capture their beauty with his pencil and sketch pad. By the time he was 17 he had mastered his trade and was launched on a career as a newspaper illustrator. Twenty years later he found his second career- as one of the worlds fine etchers.

12.5 x 15.5 inches framed; 8 x 10.5 inches plate.

Private collection, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.


Excellent well preserved condition.

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