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Lu Kimmel Narrative Oil Painting of Couple, Circa 1929

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Lu Kimmel (American, 1905 – 1973)
She Gazed Upon Crow With Eyes That Tears had Washed to a More Translucent Blue, circa 1929
Oil painting on canvas
Signed to the upper right
Includes the Saturday Evening Post’s illustration from Black Sheep’s Wool by Harris Dickson.

Lu Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1905, As he matured, he was exposed to turn of the century changing scene of events. He studied with William Merritt Chase, and also studied illustration.

As an illustrator, he dealt with a variety of themes and subjects. Specializing in figure and genre subjects, his work ran the gauntlet from western adventure to pin ups.
- biography from

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- abrasions and scratches to the frame; painting is insecurely attached to the frame; paint chipping, stains, and scratches throughout; examined under UV light, minimal inpainting throughout; crackle and craquelure present; stretcher abrasions and warping of the canvas; patches to the canvas; three punctures present to the lower portion.


50.5" W x 33.25" H x 0.75" D

- measures the frame; sight measures 47.5" W x 30.25" H.

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