DONG KINGMAN (1911-2000) ink drawing entertainment memorabilia by important American watercolor artist

Ink on paper sketchy drawing measuring 8" by 11", unframed, showing entertainer Robert Morse, inscribed at top right "To my friend Robert Morse Best Wishes 63", and at bottom right signed "Kingman Oct 31.61" at D.T. Club". Kingman was one of the most important American watercolor artists of the twentieth century. California born of Chinese ancestry, Kingman traveled widely both in and outside the US, and today his works are coveted from Hong Kong to New York and beyond, bringing many thousands at major auctions. This unusual, spontaneous sketch of a well known entertainer is a window into his interesting long life. If you're not already familiar with Morse, you might check him out on google. The drawing is in reasonably good condition, with light mat burn, two rather parallel diagonal creases at upper right, the result of more pronounced creasing of the brittle backing, which cause the photos to show a shadowed area which is in fact only visible when viewed in angled light, and short 1/2" edge tears in two places. The paper on which the drawing is executed has been laid on another stiffer piece of paper/paperboard. Call for more detailed description of the creases etc. .

Item ID: JB01042

$150 USD

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