Feb 23, 2010 - Sale 2203

Sale 2203 - Lot 14

Price Realized: $ 4,560
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
ALLAN FREELON (1895 - 1960)
Number One, Broad Street.

Aquatint on cream laid paper, circa 1935. 302x251 mm; 11 7/8x9 7/8 inches, full margins. Signed, titled, inscribed "Imp." and numbered 9/50 in pencil, lower margin. A richly-inked impression of this scarce print.

This is only the third Allan Freelon print to come to auction. While Freelon exhibited his Impressionist landscape paintings at the Harmon Foundation in New York in the 1920s, he was the first African-American to become a member of the Print Club of Philadelphia in 1921. He often exhibited prints at the Tra Club and the Pyramid Club in Philadelphia in the late 1930s and 1940s. Freelon also worked with Earl Horter and Dox Thrash, Philadelphia's best known printmakers at the time. His prints are found in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia.