Apr 02, 2015 - Sale 2378

Sale 2378 - Lot 82

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 10,000
CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979)
Till he was six Frederick lived happily with his grandmother Betsy Bailey.

Pen and ink, with gouache corrections, on illustration board, 1964. 660x533 mm; 26x21 inches. Signed and dated in ink, lower right recto. Inscribed "Page One, Frederich (sic) Douglass" in ink on a label taped to the verso.

Provenance: private collection, New York.

Illustrated: Philip Sterling and Rayford Logan, Four Took Freedom: The Lives of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Robert Smalls, and Blanche K. Bruce, p. 36.

One of a series of 19 pen and ink drawings by the artist to illustrate this volume. This is only the second drawing from the series to come to auction - the first, After attempting to escape, Frederick Douglass was put in jail,was in the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company African-American Art Collection, and sold at Swann Galleries on October 4, 2007. Gedeon D197.