Oct 07, 2021 - Sale 2581

Sale 2581 - Lot 72

Price Realized: $ 9,100
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979)
Untitled (Study for Matriarch)

Charcoal, graphite and pencil on thin artificial vellum, circa 1967. 483x406 mm; 19x16 inches. With the artist's estate signature ink stamp, lower right.

Provenance: the artist's estate; Heritage Gallery, Los Angeles; the Allan and Susan Marion collection, Beverly Hills; Heritage Gallery, Los Angeles, with the gallery label on the frame back; private collection.

Exhibited: Looking In, Looking Out, Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles, 2002; Charles White, Images of Dignity, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA, 2003 (traveling exhibition.)

This careful study of a woman's head is a strong example of the Charles White's later work, and his use of preparatory drawings. His final oil painting Matriarch, 1967, is in the collection of the National Academy of Design, New York.