Apr 07, 2016 - Sale 2409

Sale 2409 - Lot 14

Price Realized: $ 5,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
DOX THRASH (1893 - 1965)
Rugged Homes.

Carborundum mezzotint and etching on cream wove paper, circa 1944-46. 305x229 mm; 12x9 inches, wide (full ?) margins. Signed in pencil, lower right.

In the house, there is visible a faint printing from the 1941 aquatint Shipfitters - see Ittmann fig. 78. Thrash apparently cut down and reused the copper plate without completely burnishing out the previous etching.

We have found no other records of this extremely scarce print. Ittmann was unable to locate an impression; he reproduces the print's illustration in Cedric Dover's American Negro Art. Ittmann 119: Dover pl .44.