Feb 16, 2023 - Sale 2626

Sale 2626 - Lot 185

Price Realized: $ 5,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500


Scenes of New York, Harlem, (Mural Study).
Tempera on fiberboard, c. 1937. Inscribed, ORIGINAL SKETCH FOR MURAL - MADISON SQUARE POSTAL STATION / KINDRED MCLEARY MURAL PAINTER, in bottom margin. 610x508 mm; 24x20 inches.

Working from 1937 until 1939, Kindred McLeary completed eight frescoes for the Madison Square Station Post Office located on East 23rd Street, New York, NY. The theme of the murals is postal delivery in the various neighborhoods of the five boroughs of New York, this study depicting Harlem. The murals are still visible by visitors to the main room of the post office.

McLeary completed four mural projects during the works programs in Pittsburgh, PA, Norwalk, Ct, Washington, DC, and the before mentioned work in New York City.