Oct 06, 2011 - Sale 2255

Sale 2255 - Lot 50

Price Realized: $ 4,800
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,000
CHARLES ALSTON (1907 - 1977)
Untitled (California Landscape).

Goauche, watercolor and color pastel on wove paper, circa 1948. 305x457 mm; 12x18 inches. Signed in pencil, lower left.

Provenance: estate of the artist; thence by descent to the current owner.

Charles Alston and his friend Hale Woodruff did many landscape studies and sketches during an exploratory trip to California in 1948. Both artists were preparing for the pair of large historical murals they would complete the following year for Los Angeles' Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company.