(The death of King Solomon?) by Franciszek Wicenty Siedlecki

(The death of King Solomon?) by Franciszek Wicenty Siedlecki

(The death of King Solomon?)

Franciszek Wicenty Siedlecki

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Title

(The death of King Solomon?)

 
Artist
Year
c. 1930  
Technique
pencil drawing 
Image Size
8 1/2 x 6 7/8" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
pencil inscribed in Polish to Georg Brochner. 
Reference
 
Paper
cream wove 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
4328 
Price
$400.00 
Description

Franciszek Wincenty Siedlecki was a major Polish theater set designer and theater critic, as well as painter and printmaker. Across all mediums, his later work often borrowed from Symbolism and Futurism, with fantastical, stylized landscapes and figures. For the last decade of his life he dedicated much of his artistic time to oil painting, and the style of his work evolved to hint at Cubism and the avant-garde.

In this untitled work, dedicated to his friend Georg Brochner, he depicts what appears to be a somber death scene of King Solomon on his throne, head bowed, clutching a rose of Sharon. The pencil inscription refers to "930" the alleged date of Solomon's death. The standing audience may be his father King David to the right, with the lyre; his mother Bathsheba to the left and Jehovah between them.

This could easily have been a sketch of an idea for future theatrical projects.

From the collection of Danish critic and author Georg Bröchner (1874-1933) who wrote for the British art magazine "The Studio" in the early 20th century.

 

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