Eric B. George

British (1881-1961)

The Bathers (1927)

Price Realized: $13,750
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oil on canvas
30 x 39 inches
signed lower left
XVII International Art Exhibition, Venice, 1930
Additional Info
inscribed 'Dino and Aeneas No.2' verso XVII International Art Exhibition, Venice label verso
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Frame Information
frame dimensions: 38 1/8 x 47 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches, giltwood frame
Property from the Collection of Seymour Stein
Purchased from Sotheby's '19th Century Paintings & Watercolours,' London, 13 February 2002, lot 310
Purchased from Phillips 'Modern British Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture,' London, 13 June 1989, lot 128
overall good condition, medium is well attached to support, puncture with flaking to upper left corner (1 1/8 x 3/4 inches), two patch repairs lower right, canvas would benefit from tightening and cleaning, minor losses, particularly to upper edges, minor stretcher impressions to center

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Seymour Stein

Title: Seymour Stein / Collection

Legendary Sire Records co-founder, Seymour Stein, kick-started the era of punk and new wave music in the 1970s and ‘80s, by signing to the label such iconic artists as the Ramones, The Smiths, Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, Ice-T, and famously, in 1982, Madonna. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

Beginning in the early 1970s, while traveling as a young businessman throughout Europe, Stein developed an enthusiasm for early 20th-century art. Wherever he went, he sought out antique stores, art fairs, and major auction houses — ultimately forging a vast collection.

The Collecting Eye of Seymour Stein, Sotheby’s 2003 auction showcased Stein’s interest in Art Deco furniture and porcelain, metalwork and glassware, European Symbolist and Pre-Raphaelite paintings. Works from the distinguished collection were also included in Sotheby’s 2018, Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art, auction.

Ceramics from Stein’s Asian art collection were the highlights of Capsule’s 2021, Asian Art, auction and upcoming sales will feature additional fine art, furniture, ceramics, and many more from his extensive holdings.  

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