Oct 19, 2023 - Sale 2649

Sale 2649 - Lot 14

Price Realized: $ 11,700
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,000
LOÏS MAILOU JONES (1905 - 1998)
Menemsha Creek.

Drypoint on cream wove paper, circa 1940s. 177x215 mm; 7x8 3/8 inches, full margins. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin.

This drypoint of Martha's Vineyard, also titled Menemsha, is a scarce, early print. Intaglio printmaking (etching, drypoint and aquatint) is a medium in which Jones experimented briefly during her time at Howard University in the early 1940s. Two other etchings of hers, The Quarry and Les Clochards, Paris, are in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.