Mar 21, 2013 - Sale 2308

Sale 2308 - Lot 346

Price Realized: $ 7,800
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
ONE OF TWO KNOWN COPIES GARVEY, MARCUS. Provisional President of Africa. Oval tinted graphite portrait, 19 x 13-1/2 inches, on a convex piece of heavy cardboard stock; one tiny archival repair to reverse (not noticeable). In the original period oval frame. Np, circa 1916-1917

Additional Details

of exceeding rarity, only one other, almost identical to this has been located at the national library in jamaica.This image appears as the frontispiece to Volume one of Robert A. Hill's definitive work, the Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Papers (University of California Press, 1983). We have tentatively dated the portrait at circa 1917. Garvey is depicted in this image as a young man; later images show him as a heavier person with a considerably broader face.