Original Art Ink Sketch By Charles H. Niehaus with a Hand-Drawn Ink Invitation to His Shop with Its Own Drawing
Niehaus, Charles H.

1902. The drawing depicts a winged gargoyle, seated on a plinth, apparently a few flames blazing behind and to the left, the demon pensively watching a cherubic angel figure blithely winging its way; signed and dated by the artist at bottom: "C.H. Niehaus 1902"; the invitation, on grey paper, about 5" x 5", states "148 West 36th Mr + Mrs Charles Henry Niehaus will be at his shop next Wednesday evening June 11 -8-11-", with an ink portrait head to the left top of the sheet (self-portrait?); Charles H(enry) Niehaus (1855-1935) Sculptor, studied at McMicken School Cincinnatti & Royal Academy Munich; exhibited at World's Columbian Expo Chicago 1893, Pan-American Exposition Buffalo, 1901 Gold Medal; Charleston Expo 1902 Gold Medal; St. Louis Exposition 1904 Gold Medal; among his many sculptural and artistic accomplishments were the Doors at Trinity Church; Statuary Hall, Capitol Washington; Bronze Doors of the Library of Congress; Statue at President McKinley's Tomb; and Architectural Sculpture; ...his style was typically an eclectic blend of academic realism and neoclassicism, his portrait wok tended to be more boldly naturalistic... (Falk, WWW); 6" x 4 1/2" approximate size, with borders; on good chain-laid paper with a little weight; little bit of bowing to the paper, should lay down fine when matted or 'floated' on a matte; both interesting images; very good condition. Good (Item ID: 13061)


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