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Framed Theo Bleser Tank Officer Portrait

Auction:
3205T
Lot:
1196
Sold for:
$197$160

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Auction:
Discovery - 3205T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
February 13, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Framed Theo Bleser Tank Officer Portrait, c. 1945, oil on board of a lieutenant wearing tanker uniform and helmet, with a 10th Armored Division patch on his left sleeve, background depicts a German city on fire and a tank, marked in lower left corner "Theo Bleser/GRASSAU 45," and on the right painted in red "FEBRUARY 27, 1945," ht. 25, wd. 20 1/4 in.

Note: Grassau, Germany, is a market town in Bavaria, which was taken by the 10th Armored "Tiger" Division in 1945. Theo Bleser (1918-1974) was a well-known German illustrator who worked in the Munich area.

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Estimate $250-350


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Theo Bleser, Portrait, 10th Armored Division, Grassau, Munich, Germany

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