Our Daily Sykes #461 – Lust for Life

The only identification with confidence here is “Lust for Life,” the 1934 novel by Irving Stone pulled from the brilliance of the letters that Vincent van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo.  It is the orange book on the bottom of the pile resting on the table in the lower slide.  I suspect that the persons remembered here are both relatives of Horace Sykes – ones living in Oregon.  I surely do not know that and there is little chance that these two delicate figures will ever be identified.  However, portraits like these are very rare in the Sykes collection, and the most of them – the ones that are identified –  are of members of his family and a few of their friends, most often at Christmas.  (Click to Enlarge)

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