The Super's Wife by Cecil Bell

The Supers Wife by Cecil Bell

The Super's Wife

Cecil Bell

Title

The Super's Wife

 
Artist

Cecil Bell

  1906 - 1970 (biography)
Year
1933  
Technique
painting - oil on board 
Image Size
16 x 12"  
Signature
lower right 
Edition Size
n/a 
Annotations
 
Reference
illustrated: Barton pg 96; discussed on page 70 
Paper
 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
AN107 
Price
$3,750.00 
Description
In her book on the work of Cecil Bell, Phyllis Barton states (Page 70) "The Supers's Wife, one of Bell's first oils, reveals a humanistic stylization of form explicatory of Bell's abiding love for the American proletariat. With affection and the tollerant humor of Daumier, Bell characterized his buxom , aproned lady as the power behiind the throne, her symbol of authority the postern marking the entrance to her basement flat".