Jun 04, 2020 - Sale 2535

Sale 2535 - Lot 27

Price Realized: $ 4,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
JAMES A. PORTER (1905 - 1970)
The Piggy Bank.

Charcoal on wove paper, 1944. 610x460 mm; 24x18 inches. Signed and dated in charcoal, lower right.

With a pencil drawing of a physics diagram from Howard University on the verso.

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

Illustrated: A History of African-American Artists, Romare Bearden and Harry B. Henderson, Jr., p. 375.

This early drawing depicts the artist's daughter with an experimental cross-hatch technique. Porter painted and drew many family portraits.