Modernism and other Twentieth Century

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Guy Pene du Bois
Lawyers, c. 1945
Oil on paper mounted on canvas
24 x 17 9/16 inches
61 x 44.6 cm

The artist; to
His estate; to
[James Graham & Sons, New York]; to
Private collection, until 2007

In writing about Pene du Bois’s later paintings, Betsy Fahlman observed: Some of Pene du Bois’s strongest works from the forties are part of a series of remarkable courtroom scenes. Loose in style and infused with mysterious colors, they continue the exploration of a type he began decades earlier, when he was a police reporter [Guy Pene du Bois: Painter of Modern Life (New York: 2004), p. 62].

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