Jun 04, 2020 - Sale 2535

Sale 2535 - Lot 14

Price Realized: $ 12,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979)
Untitled (Two Women at Window).

Watercolor and pencil on paper, with gouache additions, 1937. 216x165 mm; 8 3/4x6 1/2 inches. Signed and dated in pencil twice, lower right.

Provenance: the estate of the artist; Heritage Gallery, Los ngeles; private collection, Missouri.

This very early work on paper is a fascinating, very developed small study by Charles White. It appears related to White's large 1939 watercolor Kitchen Debutantes which was included in the recent traveling exhibition Charles White: A Retrospective. Both depict young women leaning out of an open window. It appears to be a page taken from one of his earliest sketch books. In the fall of 1937, the young artist began his studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.