Carroll Cloar (Tennessee, 1913-1993) pencil on paper landscape drawing titled “The Draught of Fishes,” circa 1965, depicting a group of fish along with a turtle and other aquatic life forms laying on the bank of a pond or lake; just beyond, a young man in overalls holds a large and partially submerged net. Titled lower left and signed “Carroll Cloar” at right. 23″ x 34″, unframed. Provenance: Private Middle Tennessee collection. Note: this is a study for one of Cloar’s most significant oil paintings, profiled in a 2013 article in Memphis: The City Magazine by Kenneth Neill. The whereabouts of the original painting are currently unknown. CONDITION: 1 1/4″ loss to upper right corner, scattered pin holes at corners, 1 1/2″ smudge lower center, crease at left edge and right upper corner, several light creases and handling dings.
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