Feb 13, 2014 - Sale 2338

Sale 2338 - Lot 27

Price Realized: $ 7,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
JAMES A. PORTER (1905 - 1970)
Bronze Figure.

Color pastel and charcoal on tan wove paper, circa 1931. 559x711 mm; 22x28 inches. Signed in charcoal, lower right.

Provenance: the artist; Dorthy Porter Walker; Constance Porter Uzelac, thence by descent to the current owner.

Exhibited: American Water Color Society, Fine Arts Building, New York City, 1931; Exhibit of a Small Group of Paintings, Howard University, February 1932; 13th Annual Philadelphia Water Color Exhibition and the 31st Miniature Exhibition, Pennslyvania Academy of Fine Arts, November 5 - December 11, 1932; James A. Porter: Artist and Art Historian; The Memory of a Legacy, Howard University Gallery of Art, October 15, 1992-February 9, 1993, with label on the frame back listing exhibition history.

Illustrated: Opportunity, 11:46 Fall 1933; James A. Porter, Artist and Art Historian: The Memory of the Legacy, Howard University, p. 133: James A. Porter, 1905 -1970, From Me to You: the Works of James A. Porter, G.R. N'Namdi Gallery, p. 108.

This drawing is an early example of an academic African-American, female nude.