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Watercolor Gouache, Artist Signed, Leda and the Swan

US$4,20029% Off


Artist signed Reuben Nakian in black and gray tones of Leda and the Swan. Created around 1965 on paper in a simple off white matt, no frame. The Gouache is currently protected in a large clear vinyl sleeve and ready to frame. The art alone measures 20" high, 26" wide. With the matt 29" high, 35" wide Leda and the Swan is a story and subject in art from Greek mythology in which the god Zeus, in the form of a swan, seduces Leda. According to later Greek mythology, Leda bore Helen and Polydeuces, children of Zeus. Reuben Nakian was born on August 10, 1897 in College Point, New York. In 1915, Nakian studied at the Independent School of Art in New York City as well as the Robert Henri School with Homer Boss and A.S. Baylinson. Later he studied at the Art Students League of New York and was apprenticed to Paul Manship.


  • Creator
    Reuben Nakian (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29 in. (73.66 cm)Width: 35 in. (88.9 cm)Depth: 0.07 in. (1.78 mm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. some slight discoloration on edges.
  • Seller Location
    Lambertville, NJ
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 10011stDibs: LU130823815072

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    Ships From: Lambertville, NJ
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