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A rare and expertly executed oil painting by known illustrator Douglas Duer.
This painting is signed "DD 23".
The date of 1923 places this boxing scene in New York City, where Duer kept a studio from 1920 -1925. The two men in the foreground bet against each-other, one man holds a stickpin fashioned in an upside down horseshoe. A boxer sits in his chair at the rings corner while his Coach Fans him with a towel and his assistant tends to the boxer's leg.
"Douglas Duer (1887 - 1964) Lived / Active in Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland. Duer is known for his Book & Magazine Illustrations. Duer Studied with the renowned Artist-Teacher William Merritt Chase at the Pennsylvania Fine arts Academy from 1908 to 1909, and Howard Pyle in Wilmington Delaware from 1909 to 1917.
In 1916, he exhibited his work at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC. He had a studio in Willmington from 1909-1917. Duer later, established a studio in New York City from 1920 to 1925 and in Brooklyn N.Y. in 1926. He moved to Philadelphia after 1929 and continued to his final home in Huntington Valley PA in the 1940's. Duer lived in Huntington Valley PA until his death in 1964.
Duer's work is represented in the collections of the University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson; six oils and one gouache at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, DE; the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, WY; the Great Plains Art Museum in Lincoln, NE; and the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, PA." Duer's work is represented in the collections of the University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson; six oils and one gouache at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, DE; the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, WY; the Great Plains Art Museum in Lincoln, NE; and the
Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, PA."
Peter Falk, Who Was Who in American Art, 1999, page 973
Davenport's Art Reference, 2006/2007 Edition, page 632
Glenn Opitz, Editor, Mantle Fielding, 1986, page 240
Daniel Trowbridge Mallett, Mallett Supplement, page 76
Smithsonian Institution Research Information System.
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22" x 20"
This painting is in fine age related condition with no punctures or tears. It has recently been lightly surface cleaned by a quality professional.
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