Sep 15, 2005 - Sale 2049

Sale 2049 - Lot 67

Price Realized: $ 27,600
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 20,000
Portrait of a Woman with a Cap.

Oil on canvas, circa 1937-9. 610x510 mm; 24x20 inches. Signed in oil, lower right.An early portrait by this important, African-American artist, of an unknown sitter shows the impressionist palette and brushwork learned from her Paris years. Awarded a Howard University General Education Board scholarship to study at the Academie Julian in Paris during the 1937-38, Lois Mailou Jones studied traditional painting subjects of landscape and portraiture. She did many portraits of fellow artists and writer friends, including Zora Neale Hurston.