Feb 14, 2013 - Sale 2303

Sale 2303 - Lot 7

Price Realized: $ 10,200
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
HALE WOODRUFF (1900 - 1980)
Untitled (Fishing Boats in a Normandy Port).

Oil on linen canvas, circa 1928. 330x410 mm; 13x16 1/8 inches. Signed in oil, lower left.

Provenance: private collection.

This charming landscape is likely a view of the picturesque fishing village of Honfluer, where Woodruff lodged in the summer of 1928. Woodruff was in the second year of his French sojourn after arriving in Paris in the fall of 1927 with money earned from his Harmon Foundation prize. Leininger-Miller p. 119.