Oct 08, 2009 - Sale 2189

Sale 2189 - Lot 16

Price Realized: $ 3,840
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
HALE WOODRUFF (1900 - 1980)
A Country Church.

Linoleum cut on imitation Japan paper, 1935. 165x230 mm; 6 1/2x9 inches, full margins. Artist proof. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "Artist's Proof" in pencil, lower margin. A good, dark impression of this scarce print.

Provenance: gift of the artist to Robert Iglehart, fellow professor and chairman of the painting department at New York University; thence by descent to the current owner.

An early impression and a scarce artist proof from his "Atlanta Period" series of linocuts, made while teaching at Spelman College from 1931-46.