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Charles Goeller (1901 – 1955)

Updated: Dec 2, 2023




34. Passionate Shepherd-Christopher Marlowe, by 1941


Crayon on paper, 17 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches, 18 x 12 inches (sheet), Signed lower right, hand lettered inscription from Marlowe’s Passionate Shepherd


$3,000


Literature:

1) Goeller, Charles, Coral Clasps and Amber Suds, Dun’s Review, August 1941, p. 18 (used as an illustration), and 2) Stavitsky, Gail, Emotion Expressed Through Precision: The Art of Charles Goeller, Franklin Reihlman Fine Art and Megan Moynihan Fine Art, New York, 2003, unpaginated (“Goeller’s interest in earlier cultures is underscored by his 1941 article on English Renaissance fashions and a 1944 article about art education in the post-war world in which he refers to the positive aspects of wartime work for draftsmen and graphic illustrators, instilling a discipline akin to Giotto and Durer.”)



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