Oct 09, 2014 - Sale 2359

Sale 2359 - Lot 124

Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1991)
Student Lounge, Vermont Academy.

Oil on canvas board, 1970. 559x711; 22x28 inches. Signed and dated in oil, lower left recto (painted over an older signature). Signed, titled and inscribed with the artist's addresses "704 Sixth Ave." and "33 Union Square West, NYC 10003" in ink on a fragment of the original backing paper, mounted on the frame back.

Provenance: obtained directly from the artist, private collection.

Joseph Delaney continued to paint large figure compositions late in his career - often from memory. Delaney taught painting at the Vermont Academy, a private coed prep school, with a Ford Foundation grant in 1968.