Oct 09, 2014 - Sale 2359

Sale 2359 - Lot 79

Price Realized: $ 8,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
AARON DOUGLAS (1899 - 1979)
Ebbets Field.

Watercolor on wove paper, 1950. 254x356 mm; 10x14 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right.

Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Daniels, Nashville, TN.

Exhibited: Aaron Douglas: A Private View Selections from the Daniels Collection, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN, October 24, 2003 – February 1, 2004; Berry-Hill Gallery, New York.

This watercolor is a wonderful view of the stands at Ebbets Field, home to the Brooklyn Dodgers, in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Three years earlier, Jackie Robinson had broken the color barrier in baseball here with his major league debut. In 1950, Jackie Robinson led the National League in double plays, and a film biography, The Jackie Robinson Story, in which Robinson played himself, was released.