Item #27685 "Punch" and "Judy"
"Punch" and "Judy"
(Jerry, Cherry Barr)

"Punch" and "Judy"

Jerry, Cherry Barr (illus.)

1935-1938. Two original paintings, signed by the artist, Cherry Barr Jerry. This set of paintings vividly depicts Punch and Judy in their traditional style: rosy cheeks, mitten-hands, and large eyes and mouths. The artist worked with a variety of media throughout her career, delving into embroidery, sketches with charcoal, and other forms of decorative art. Her efforts grew out of her role as an art instructor in Racine, Wisconsin, operating under the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project program. The paintings represent the beginning of a period in which art was as much a relief effort as a cultural touchstone.

Two pieces housed in blue and beige matting and framed in gold. Some soiling to edges of images, minor wear to frames, else fine. (One painting measures 16 by 13 1/2 in. [406x343mm] in a 24 1/2 by 22-in. [622x559mm] frame. The other measures 17 by 12 in. [432x305mm] in a 25 1/2 by 20 1/2-in. [648x521mm] frame). Item #27685

Price: $1,500.00