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JAMES A. PORTER (1905 - 1970) Untitled (Male Nude).
Charcoal on cream laid paper, 1925. 635x483 mm; 25x19 inches. Signed and dated "Oct. '25" in charcoal, lower right recto. With an unfinished figure drawing on the verso.
Provenance: the artist; Dorothy Porter Walker; Constance Porter Uzelac; thence by descent to the current owner, private collection.
James A. Porter drew this academic figure study as an undergraduate student at Howard University. Porter entered Howard's School of Applied Sciences on an art scholarship in the fall of 1923, studied under the tutelage of James V. Herring, the founder of the university's new art department, and graduated in 1927.