Mar 25, 2021 - Sale 2562

Sale 2562 - Lot 53

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(ART.) Loïs Mailou Jones, artist. Calendar: Twelve American Women, 1942. Cover sheet printed in black and yellow-green plus 12 pages printed in brown on heavy tan paper, 12 x 9 inches, loosely bound with string on top edge; minimal wear at corners. Np, [1941]

Additional Details

Among the featured women in this little-known but compelling work are Mary McLeod Bethune, Marian Anderson, Sue Bailey Thurman (see above), Mary Church Terrell, and more, each illustrated with a portrait. The December page contains a self-portrait and biography of Jones, crediting her as the artist for all 12 portraits as well as the cover (a detail adapted from her mural "Light" at Howard University). 2 other examples traced in OCLC, and none at auction.