Feb 16, 2023 - Sale 2626

Sale 2626 - Lot 153

Price Realized: $ 5,980
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000


Manhattan and Me.
Watercolor on paper, 1949. Signed, David Fredenthal, lower right. 476x635 mm; 18 3/4x25 inches.

Provenance: The Downtown Gallery, NY; Peridot Gallery, NY; The New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT, (De-Accessioned).

David Fredenthal was commissioned to create two murals under the Treasury Section of Fine Arts (TSFA). He created for the Manistique Michigan Post Office in 1941, and Mail on the Farm that same year for the Caro Michigan Post Office. A separate commission by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Works Relief Program along with John Tabaczuk, Edgar Yaeger, and Gustave Hildebrand to create art for the Detroit Naval Armory, Detroit Michigan.