Jan 27, 2022 - Sale 2593

Sale 2593 - Lot 146

Price Realized: $ 812
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800


Introduction to Love.
Lithograph. 263x342 mm; 10 3/8x 13 1/2 inches, full margins. Edition of 35 (from the intended edition of 40). Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "Ed 40" by the artist's estate in pencil, lower margin. With the artist's initials red ink stamp, lower right. 1935.

A very good impression. Fine/Looney 110.

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.