Oct 03, 2013 - Sale 2323

Sale 2323 - Lot 24

Price Realized: $ 9,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
ALMA THOMAS (1891 - 1978)
Untitled (Seated Female Nude).

Oil on thick textured, cream wove paper, circa 1958. 610x499 mm; 24x18 inches.

Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; private Washington, DC collection.

This scarce figure study in oil is only the second nude by this important abstract painter to come to auction. Alma Thomas's still life and figurative paintings were becoming more and more abstract--by 1959, her paintings were primarily abstract compositions.