Apr 02, 2015 - Sale 2378

Sale 2378 - Lot 20

Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
JAMES A. PORTER (1905 - 1970)
The Artist's Wife.

Color pastels on buff wove paper, early 1940s. 635x508 mm; 25x20 inches. Signed, titled and inscribed "Portrait - Pastel" and "738 Gersham Pl., N.W., Washington, D.C." in ink on a fragment of backing paper, mounted on the frame back.

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

Exhibited: An Exhibition and Address by Mr. James A. Porter, Howard University, Armstrong High School, Washington, DC, January 11, 1944; James A. Porter, Artist and Art Historian: The Memory of the Legacy, Howard University Gallery of Art, Howard University, Washington, DC, October 15, 1992 - February 9, 1993, with the estate label on the frame back listing exhibition history.