Lot 190

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Stevan Dohanos (American 1907-1995)
Walking the Tightrope*
Signed Stevan Dohanos l.l.
Oil on canvas
39 x 30 in (99 x 76.2 cm)

  • 39 x 30 in (99 x 76.2 cm)
  • Notes:
  • Literature:
    This work was featured on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post, June 11, 1949, vol. 221, no. 50.

    An original copy of the magazine will accompany this work.

    The Post described the cover as follows: "Having found the setting he wanted for his circus-theme cover painting- on the Brotherton farm near Westport, Connecticut- Stevan Dohanos began rigging up a beam for the farm boy to do his tightwire act on. While working, he noticed a hen hanging around...when he returned three days later with a borrowed farm boy to pose for him- Sandy Frey of Westport- he found that two fresh eggs had been deposited in the hayloft at one end of the beam. Dohanos deposited the eggs gently in his picture, reasoning that the hen...wanted to get on the cover of the Post, but was too bashful to pose, and had done it with eggs."

    *Walking the Tightrope illustration © SEPS licensed by Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN
    . This work is sold exclusive of copyright.
  • Condition:
  • Under black light: no apparent restoration; overall with surface dirt and some yellowing to varnish; some blooming to black pigment on underside of the umbrella; scattered areas of minor craquleure; few scattered abraisons and very minor losses to pigment.

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December 11, 2020 10:00 AM EST
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