Feb 04, 2021 - Sale 2557

Sale 2557 - Lot 172

Price Realized: $ 6,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500


The 30's-Windshield.
Lithograph. 227x363 mm; 9x14 1/2 inches, full margins. Edition of approximately 30 (from an intended edition of 35). Signed "Spruance," dated, titled, inscribed "Ed. 35" and initaled "P.B.S." in pencil by the artist's son, lower margin. With the artist's red ink stamp, lower right. Printed by Theodore Cuno, Philadelphia. 1939.

A very good impression of this scarce print. Fine/Looney 176.

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.