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Charles Goeller (1901 – 1955)

Updated: Nov 30, 2023



45. Paradise Lost (Plumb Down He Drops), c. 1940s


Crayon on paper, 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 in a cloudy chair ascending rides/ Audacious, but that seat soon failing, meets/ A vast vacuitie; all unawares/ Fluttering his pennons vain plumb down he drops/ Then thousand fadom deep, . . .” (John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book II)


$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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