The Old Print Shop

Arab and Mongolian Merchants Playing a Game. [Untitled].

  • ARTIST: Kerr Eby

  • MEDIUM: Pen and ink drawing,

    DATE: 1923

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 8 1/2 x 9 5/8" (216 x 245 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: A group of men, presumably merchants by their ethnic diversity, gather in the foreground. The two seated on the ground appear to be playing some sort of game. Each has a bag in their hand, and the figure on the far right has just tossed a coin-sized object onto the fabric laid on the ground. <br><br> This scene is likely set in Northern Africa, where Eby and his wife traveled in 1921. Eby produced several prints of the region in the years that followed.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Signed and dated in ink lower right within image "Eby 23."

  • CONDITION: Very good condition.