Oct 18, 2012 - Sale 2290

Sale 2290 - Lot 51

Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000
CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979)
Untitled (The Dreamer - a Portrait of Dorothy Dandridge).

Felt tip pen and brown ink on textured cream wove paper, 1951. 594x457 mm; 23 3/8x18 inches. Signed and dated in ink, lower right.

Provenance: Connie Carmichael (later Constance Cole); by descent to Mrs. Rumbo, New York; Heritage Gallery, Los Angeles; Collection of Mr. and Mrs. A. Marion; Heritage Gallery, Los Angeles, with the label on the frame back; private Los Angeles collection.

This drawing, which was once identified as Dorothy Dandridge, is an unusual drawing by Charles White--a large, rather loose sketch in ink from the early 1950s.