Apr 22, 2021 - Sale 2565

Sale 2565 - Lot 15

Price Realized: $ 3,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
JAMES VANDERZEE (1886 - 1983)
Untitled (Interior of a Harlem Brownstone).

Silver print, 1931. 203x254 mm; 8x10 inches. Signed and inscribed "NYC 1931" by VanDerZee in the negative.

This early photograph of fine decor in a Harlem parlor shows how VanDerZee documented the homes, in addition to portraits, of the rising middle class in Harlem in the early 1930s. An almost identical photograph of the same interior, Interior of a Home, from a slightly different angle, is in the collection of the Studio Museum in Harlem.