Apr 05, 2018 - Sale 2472

Sale 2472 - Lot 31

Price Realized: $ 7,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 10,000
CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979)
John Henry (Worker).

Linoleum cut on tissue-thin Japan paper, 1944. 305x229 mm; 12x9 inches, wide (1- to 1 1/4 inch) margins. Artist's proof, aside from an edition of approximately 12. A superb, richly inked impression, with inky smudges in the margins.

Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; Hartwell Yeargans, New York; thence by descent to the current owner, private collection, New York.

The painter and printmaker Hartwell Yeargans (1915 - 2005) moved to New York in 1936 from Kansas City to join his older brother and artist James Yeargans, who was working on the WPA Harlem Hospital murals.

We have found only two other impressions of this extremely scarce linoleum cut, one of Charles White's earliest prints. Gedeon Eb3; Fine p. 4.