Oct 09, 2014 - Sale 2359

Sale 2359 - Lot 72

Price Realized: $ 17,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
LÖIS MAILOU JONES (1905 - 1998)
Boats, Menemsha.

Oil on linen canvas, circa 1940s. 305x229 mm; 12x9 inches. Signed in oil, lower right recto. Signed and titled in brown ink, upper stretcher bar verso.

Provenance: private Massachusetts collection.

This colorful view of Menemsha is an early example of the artist's oil painting on Martha's Vineyard. Her Indian Shops, Gay Head, Massachusetts, 1940, is in the collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.