Apr 05, 2018 - Sale 2472

Sale 2472 - Lot 6

Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
LOÏS MAILOU JONES (1905 - 1998)
Japanese Garden - Boston Museum.

Watercolor on cream wove paper, 1926. 330x235 mm; 13x9 1/4 inches. Signed and dated in ink, lower left. Signed and dated in pencil, lower margin.

Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; private collection, Maryland.

A pen and ink version of this image is illustrated in The Life and Art of Loïs Mailou Jones, Tritobia Hayes Benjamin, p. 9.

At the High School of Practical Arts (HSPA) in Boston, Loïs Mailou Jones became an honor student and won four consecutive scholarships to the vocational drawing classes at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston from 1919 to 1923. She would go every day after attending class at HSPA. After graduating, she continued her education at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and graduated with honors in 1927. Benjamin pp. 5-7.