R.H. Ives Gammell
American (1893-1981)
Classical Study, 1917
Oil on paper
12×10 IN.

Gammell Trust #W126. Signed and dated in pencil lower right: "R.H. Ives Gammell, Paris, 1917". This is a very early work and despite the fact that it is squared off for enlargement, there is no evidence that it was ever enlarged and finished. When Gammell began working towards his vision of possible allegories he used classical references in both the titles and the dress of the figures. Later, he realized that classical references served to obscure rather than to enhance his meaning. This study was done by Gammell when he was in the U.S. Army, serving with Allied Intelligence in Paris.

$ 5,500