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Charles Goeller (1901 – 1955)

Updated: Nov 30, 2023



46. Paradise Lost (These Bad Angels), c. 1940s


Crayon on paper, signed lower right, 17 ½ x 12 ½ inches (image), 22 x 15 inches (sheet), Signed lower right, inscribed in the artist’s hand on a tab attached to the sheet: “As when the potent Rod/ Of Amram’s Son in Egypt’s evil day/ Wav’d round the coast, up call’d a pitchy cloud/ Of Locusts, warping on the Eastern Wind; That ore the Realm of impious Pharoah hung/ Like Night and darken’d all of the Land of Nile;/ So numberless were these bad Angels seen . . .” (John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book I)


$20,000 (set of four, catalog numbers 43, 44, 45 and 46)


Exhibited:

Emotion Expressed Through Precision: The Art of Charles Goeller, Franklin Riehlman Fine Art and Megan Moynihan Fine Art, New York, 2003

Literature:

 Stavitsky, Gail, Emotion Expressed Through Precision: The Art of Charles Goeller, Franklin Riehlman Fine Art and Megan Moynihan Fine Art, New York, 2003, unpaginated (illustrated) (see Catalog 43 for more details)


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