Jun 30, 2022 - Sale 2611

Sale 2611 - Lot 36

Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 20,000

Color crayons, black chalk and pencil on stiff wove paper, 1900. 161x95 mm; 6 1/2x3 3/4 inches. Signed and dated in green crayon, lower right recto, and titled in pencil, lower center recto.

Provenance: Estate of the artist, New York; Josephine N. Hopper, the artist's widow, New York; Reverend and Mrs. Arthayer R. Sanborn, Nyack; Alexander Gallery, New York; Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York, with the label; private collection, Pennsylvania.

Elizabeth Griffiths Smith Hopper, who bears a strong resemblance to the sitter in this portrait, was the artist's mother and the subject of several of his paintings, notably Elizabeth Griffiths Smith Hopper, The Artist's Mother, oil on canvas, circa 1915-16, now in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art (Josephine N. Hopper Bequest).