Offered by: Robert Funk Fine Art
1581 Brickell Ave., Suite 2303 Miami, FL 33129 , United States Call Seller 305.857.0521


Arabian Nights - Guard and Sitting King - Islamic Golden Age - Gustaf Tenggren

$ 8,000
  • Description
    One Thousand and One Nights - It is often known in English as the Arabian Nights. What is notable about this work is how magnificently composed, designed, and rendered it is. Its light-filled formal composition is based on a vertical and horizontal axis. It features in the foreground, a cropped close-up of a guard at attention with spear and shield at the ready. Behind him, we see a king sitting on a pedestal flanked by two servants. The work is unsigned and was commissioned by Random House in 1957. It is possible that it was for international distribution. We are assigning it as Gustaf Tenggren attributed. Tenggren was a versatile artist who worked in several different styles— Gouache on heavy illustration board, Printer marks in margin, unframed. Board measures, 9.5 x 10.5
  • More Information
    Notes: Attributed to: Gustaf Tenggren
    Origin: United States
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Gouache on Heavy Board
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 1957
    Styles / Movements: Modernism, Surrealism, Illustration
    Incollect Reference #: 672944
  • Dimensions
    W. 8 in; H. 5.4 in;
    W. 20.32 cm; H. 13.72 cm;
Message from Seller:

You'll find an eclectic group of art works at Robert Funk Fine Art. 45 years of experience has shaped Director Robert Funk's multi-perspective approach to presenting art. As an undergrad in painting, he studied with great teachers such as first-generation abstract expressionist Robert Richenburg and hyper-realist painter Janet Fish. In Graduate School he worked with famed critic E.C. Goossen and went on to work as a Photographer, New York Advertising Art Director, and Art Collector.

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