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JAMES LESESNE WELLS (1902 - 1992) Builders.
Etching on cream laid paper, 1938. 267x216 mm; 10 1/2x8 1/2 inches, full margins. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "Artist's Proof" in pencil, lower margin.
Provenance: collection of the artist, Washington, DC; private collection, California.
Exhibited: James Lesesne Wells: Sixty Years in Art, the Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC, December 4, 1986 - January 24, 1987 (traveled to the Studio Museum in Harlem); California Afro-American Museum, Los Angeles, CA, with the labels on the frame back.
Illustrated: Richard J. Powell and Jock Reynolds. James Lesesne Wells: Sixty Years in Art. no 21, p. 25.