Feb 06, 2007 - Sale 2102

Sale 2102 - Lot 12

Price Realized: $ 3,120
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
JAMES A. PORTER (1905 - 1970)

Watercolor on illustration board, circa 1935. 245x190 mm; 9 5/8x7 1/2 inches. Signed in watercolor, lower right.

Provenance: Ex-collection Dr. Gloria and Frank Johnson, Washington, DC; private Maryland collection..

The artist likely completed this study while on Sabbatical leave from Howard University during the summer of 1935. He studied Medieval Archaeology at the Sorbonne in Paris on a scholarship provided by the Carnegie Foundation. In the fall of the same year, he traveled in Belgium, Holland, Germany, and Italy with a Rockefeller Foundation Travel Grant to study European painting and several collections of African art.