Apr 05, 2018 - Sale 2472

Sale 2472 - Lot 80

Price Realized: $ 30,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 30,000 - $ 40,000
CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979)
Untitled (Study of a Pregnant Woman).

Tempera on illustration board, circa 1968-70. 635x305 mm; 25x12 inches. Signed in pencil, lower right.

Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; Mr. Abram S. Ginnes,New York and Los Angeles, and Mrs. Pattie Q. Bernhardt (formerly Ginnes), New York and Chicago; thence by descent to the current owners.

This evocative image in vivid colors is a rare tempera painting by the artist. Charles White drew and painted a small number of images of a pregnant woman in profile. White's large ink drawing Seed of Love, 1969, (Gedeon D250) in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is well known as it was included in the exhibition Two Centuries of African American Art. Lucinda Gedeon also catalogued both a similar small tempera study and an oil painting Pregnant Woman, circa 1969-70 (Gedeon B69-70).