WPA Era Painting of Boxing Match | 1930s Watercolor on Paper
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Here we have a stunning WPA era watercolor painting of two boxers in a match to end all matches. I'll cut straight to the chase. The execution by the hand of the mystery artist...in watercolor. The boxing scene absolutely pops with movement and the perfect WPA edge. Given the Depression Era vibe, the boxers may have been not only fighting for themselves but for the survival of their families. The phrase "leaving it on the mat" takes on another level.
The boxing artwork was likely created in the 1930s or early 40s. The artwork is not signed so we have a mystery artist on our hands.
The framed watercolor on paper measures 18 1/2" tall by 22 1/2" wide. The exposed artwork measures 19 1/2" tall by 15" wide. The paper has a slice down the middle, which is taped on the reverse (see pic). I'm not sure the reason or origin of the slice. There are areas of discoloration, especially in the lower left corner near the left boxer's foot. None of it can hold down the power of the artwork. The reverse had a piece of cardboard holding the artwork in place. The vintage frame has patina throughout as well. Please see pics as they are part of the description.
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Virtuoso execution. You know it when you see it. It hits you like a surprise left hook.