Feb 16, 2023 - Sale 2626

Sale 2626 - Lot 186

Price Realized: $ 6,760
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000


Study for The Life and Times of General Israel Putnam of Connecticut.
Pencil, ink, and watercolor on paper, 1935. Estate stamp at lower right margin and on verso. 387x710 mm; 15 1/4x28 inches.

Provenance: Estate of the artist; Private collection, Connecticut.

James Daugherty completed many murals in the state of Connecticut under the Public Works Art Project, (PWAP), including: Junior Senior High School, (now Town Hall) Darien, CT; Stamford High School, Stamford, CT. He also created a mural for the Greenwich Town Hall under the Federal Arts Project, (FAP), completed in 1935. This mural now hangs in the Greenwich Public Library, Greenwich, CT. His only mural project awarded by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts, (TSFA) was completed in 1939 for the Virden, IL Post Office. This study was created for a mural commissioned by the Town of Greenwich, CT Originally housed in the office of the First Selectman in the Town Hall. The mural was moved to the Hamilton Avenue School in 1940. The project was funded by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Federal Arts Project (FAP).