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Sambrook, Russell

Price: $ 1,600.00

Description: Husband struggles to balance the household budget... wife returns from shopping spree.

Comment: As a preliminary version, it's interesting to make note of the differences between this and the final, published rendition. In a lot of ways this is strikingly similar. The dog shown here though does not appear in the published version. To me, the absence of the canine is a loss to the finished composition. The woman's outfit... blue in the published version, is perhaps more successful there. If you happen to own the published version, you owe it to yourself to have this. To make that happen, I'll take $100 off the price... assuming that you can prove that you own the published version that was sold at auction a few years ago.


Artist Russell Sambrook (1891-1956)
Condition Scattered small areas of loss, most notably to the shirt of the man. Not framed.
Medium Oil on board
Publication Information Not readily known, though most likely a calendar piece preliminary.
Signature signed lower right.
Size 16.5 x 10.75”
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