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RICHMOND BARTHÉ (1909 - 1989) Untitled (Portrait of a Young Man).
Color pastels on olive brown wove paper, circa 1929-31, 457x305 mm; 18x12 3/4 inches (sheet.) Signed in pastel, lower left.
Provenance: private New York collection.
This exquisite portrait by Richmond Barthé is a very scarce, early work on paper from the beginning of his Harlem Renaissance period, after his arrival in New York in 1929 from Chicago. Similar pastels portaits from this time are in the collections of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and Steven L. Jones, Philadelphia. Vendryes pp. 38-39.