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WW2 Portrait Gouache Painting by B Latham Kidder

  • $ 95000

Latham B Kidder original signed portrait painting. I believe this to be a gouache painting as it appears too thick for watercolor and too think for oil paint.

Dating from the 1930's/40s this stunning portrait painting is a rare find from the artist Latham B Kidder. Kidder was well known for his illustration that was famously published in the Nov. 19, 1932 issue of Liberty Magazine in an article entitled "What Hawaii Thinks of the Navy Now".

There is little known about this artist and is is extremely rare to find any of his works. This piece is beautifully iconic of what appears to be of a Cossack preventing a couple from leaving. It is reminiscent of a scene from Dr Zhivago. This was an acquisition from an estate in Beverly Hill.

Details on the Liberty article:  


Gouache Painting measures 29" tall by 21" wide and weighs 6lb 8oz

This portrait painting is good condition and has been well preserved (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description)  

Condition Disclosure  
All our items are vintage/antiques and/or are used and most have had decades of use. A buyer of vintage objects should assume a baseline of wear. I am always honest and clear in my descriptions and always point out any flaws to avoid disappointment but I can not disclose every minute sign of use on our items as it would be impossible to do so. You should assume these are present unless we specify otherwise here at the beginning of the condition report.   

I show all angles of the item on photographs so please review the pictures as they should be considered part of the description.  Please ask questions before bidding.  Any questions will be answered as quickly as possible. If I have made a mistake in my description I am always happy to rectify this.

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