Oct 03, 2013 - Sale 2323

Sale 2323 - Lot 20

Price Realized: $ 8,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,000
HALE WOODRUFF (1900 - 1980)
Girl Jumping Rope.

Color linoleum cut, circa 1950. 152x203 mm; 6x8 inches, full margins. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin.

In this scarce linocut, one of only two known postwar prints by Woodruff, he incorporates the figure of a girl skipping rope within an abstract composition. This dancing, bow-tie like form appears in Woodruff's abstract painting as early as Untitled, 1944, in the collection of Steven L. Jones. He also later painted this image of a child in the painting Skipping Rope, 1959, in the collection of E. T. and Auldlyn Higgins Williams, New York.