Two (2) pieces early 20th century illustration art, including paintings by M. Leone Bracker and Worth Brehm. 1st item: M. Leone Bracker (American, 1885-1937) charcoal on board framed and matted illustration titled "The Black Cap" depicting a shadowy scene of a man grasping the arm of a startled young woman in front of a brick wall. Signed and dated "M. Leone Bracker 1919-" lower left. Dated "January 1920" in pencil en verso. Housed in a molded gilt wood frame. Sight – 27 1/2" H x 35 1/2" W. Framed – 35 1/4" H x 43 1/2" W. 2nd item: Worth Brehm (Indiana, 1883-1928) charcoal and graphite on paper illustration titled "The Struggle," depicting an early 20th century interior scene in which a young boy in a newsboy cap restrains a brunette girl while another boy looks at money in his hand, fore and middle ground, a map of Indiana and a handwritten sign reading "OFFICE OF ATWATER AND ROOTER" on the wall in the background. Signed "Worth Brehm" lower left. Housed under glass in a giltwood frame with off white linen mat with giltwood liner. Sight – 17 1/4" H x 24 1/2" W. Framed – 25 1/4" H x 32 3/4" W. Both items early 20th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition. Minute foxing and toning. Minor staining to top left corner, partially obscured by matting, roughly 1 1/2" L x 3/4" W. Two repaired tears with slight discoloration in lower left quadrant along left edge, largest 6" L and partially obscured by matting. Not examined outside of frame. 2nd item: Overall good condition. Few errant white marks, largest 1/8" to surface of sheet. Not examined outside of frame.
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