Oct 06, 2016 - Sale 2424

Sale 2424 - Lot 55

Price Realized: $ 7,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
JAMES A. PORTER (1905 - 1970)

Oil on board, 1963-64. 635x355 mm; 25x14 inches. Signed and dated in crayon, lower right.

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

Exhibited: James A. Porter, Retrospective Exhibition: Paintings of the Years 1954-1964. Howard University Gallery of Art, Washington DC, January 22 - February 26, 1965; James A. Porter: Artist and Art Historian; The Memory of The Legacy. Howard University Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, October 15, 1992 - February 9, 1993.

In 1963-64, James Porter took a sabbatical leave from his chairmanship of the art department at Howard University. He travelled and lived in West Africa, Nigeria and Egypt to gather materials for a projected book on West African art and architecture.