59. Adolph Kronengold
59. Adolph Kronengold

59. Adolph Kronengold

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Adolph Kronengold (1900-1986)

Standing gent with match and firecracker.

Unpublished cover intended for The New Yorker, ca. 1928.

Tempera, 13.5 x 9.8" signed lower right. 
Condition is very good: the paperboard shows some toning with age. Archivally matted and has a narrow stained-wood moulding.

Provenance: The family of the artist.

The artist is playing two tropes against each other: the “Eustice Tilley”-type of the proper aristocratic gentleman, and the bomb-throwing anarchist. We don't know if this toff is just reliving a mischievious childhood, or has something more subversive in mind.

(Entry and authentication by Roger T. Reed)