ON THE LOT.

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Robert Riggs

Artist's Biography

On the Lot.

Lithograph, c.1934.
Image size 12 1/8 x 17 7/8" (30 x 44.5 cm).
Very good condition.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 13061
Price: $2,700.00
Publisher :
According to Bassham "The clown in the bulbous costume may be Lou Jacobs; The clown with the dogs may be Willie Moser; a member of the Chinese troupe of tumblers, the Wen Hais, is doing the handstand."

Lou Jacobs (1902-1992) is one of the most recognizable clowns in circus history, preforming for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for 60 years. He preformed in the Auguste style - a silly, clumsy and/or foolish character meant to bring comic relief.

Willie Moser and Wen Hais troupe also a performed for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for a time.Signed and titled in pencil. Inscribed "10."
20th Century Subjects , Circus

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