Dec 10, 2020 - Sale 2554

Sale 2554 - Lot 112

Price Realized: $ 37,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 30,000 - $ 50,000
CHARLES WHITE (1918 -1979)
Dr. W. E. B. DuBois.

Charcoal and crayon on cream wove paper, 1974. Approx. 375 mm; 14 3/4 inches diameter (tondo). With the estate signature ink stamp, lower right.

Provenance: the estate of the artist; Heritage Gallery Los Angeles, CA: private collection, Florida.

Charles White drew and painted many impressive portaits of Dr. W. E. B. DuBois through out his career. This later, intimate portait was recorded by Lucinda Gedeon as a preliminary study, and one of a series of five portraits of historical black figures by Charles White (Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Rev. Richard Allen and Capt. Paul Cuffee). These drawings were executed for the first edition of Lerone Bennett, Jr.'s The Shaping of Black America which was published by the Johnson Publishing Company in 1975. Gedeon D282.