Dec 10, 2020 - Sale 2554

Sale 2554 - Lot 17

Price Realized: $ 5,720
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
LOÏS MAILOU JONES (1905 - 1998)

Drypoint on cream wove paper, circa 1940s. 177x215 mm; 7x8 3/8 inches, wide margins. Artist's proof, from an edition of 5 artist proofs. Signed, titled, inscribed "A/P" and numbered 5/5 in pencil, lower margin.

A very good, dark impression of this early print with rich burr and inky wiping. This is only the second impression of this scarce Martha's Vineyard print by Jones to appear at auction.

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.