Feb 04, 2021 - Sale 2557

Sale 2557 - Lot 121

Price Realized: $ 3,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500


Homing Instinct.
Lithograph. 225x355 mm; 8 3/4x13 3/4 inches, full margins. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin. 1929.

A very good impression of this scarce, early lithograph. Fine/Looney 8.

Spruance was born in Philadelphia, where he studied and remained to work and teach for most of his life. The heart of Spruance's practice was lithography, and he created over 550 prints over the course of his career. He favored religious themes and modernist abstraction, but during the WPA era he created many prints in the social realist style reminiscent of the Aschan school.