Oct 18, 2012 - Sale 2290

Sale 2290 - Lot 11

Price Realized: $ 36,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 30,000 - $ 50,000
Head of Christ.

Conte crayon and pencil on cream laid paper. 165x165 mm; 6 1/2x6 1/4 inches (image); 178x203 mm; 7x8 inches (sheet). With a fragment of a pencil sketch of a bearded man, verso.

Provenance: estate of the artist; Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, with the gallery label; private New York collection.

Head of Christ is an exquisite study that shows Tanner's skill in draftsmanship and his keen sense of anatomy. Auction records indicate that this is the first drawing by Tanner to come to auction in over 15 years.