Oct 07, 2021 - Sale 2581

Sale 2581 - Lot 14

Price Realized: $ 15,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 10,000
ALLAN ROHAN CRITE (1910 - 2007)
Way Down in Egypt's Land.

Pen, brush and ink on cream illustration board, 1937. 432x305 mm; 17x12 inches. Signed and dated in ink, lower right.

Provenance: private collection, New Jersey.

This large, beautiful drawing by Crite impressively illustrates the second verse of the refrain from the spiritual Go Down Moses, popularized by Fisk University Jubilee Singers: "Go down, Moses! Way down in Egypt's land. Tell old Pharoah. Let my people go!"