Dec 15, 2015 - Sale 2402

Sale 2402 - Lot 31

Price Realized: $ 1,430
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
CALVIN BURNETT (1921 - 2007)
6:45 a.m.

Pen and ink on cream wove paper, 1943. 585x464 mm; 23x18 1/4 inches. Signed and dated in ink, lower right. Titled and numbered "#1" in blue pencil, lower left.

Provenance: collection of the artist; private collection.

Having just graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1942, Calvin Burnett made a series of pen and ink drawings of scenes around the Navy shipyard where he worked during World War II. "

Ironically, once drafted, Burnett was unable to serve in the military due to poor eyesight, and returned to the naval yard.