Oct 09, 2014 - Sale 2359

Sale 2359 - Lot 58

Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,000
JAMES A. PORTER (1905 - 1970)
Dorothy (Profile Drawing).

Charcoal on cream wove paper, circa 1929. Approximatey 419x305 mm; 16 1/2x12 inches (image).

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

Exhibited: 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: James A. Porter, Artist and Art Historian: The Memory of the Legacy, Howard University, p. 135: James A. Porter, 1905 -1970, From Me to You: the Works of James A. Porter, G.R. N'Namdi Gallery, p. 98; James Amos Porter (1905 - 1970): Spotlight on His Works on Paper, Westport Foundatin and Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL, p. 10.

This beautiful charcoal drawing is a lovely, early portrait of his wife Dorothy, and a very scarce example of a Harlem Renaissance-era drawing by the artist.