Apr 05, 2018 - Sale 2472

Sale 2472 - Lot 17

Price Realized: $ 9,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
LOUISE E. JEFFERSON (1908 - 2002)
Blues Singer.

Lithograph on cream wove paper, 1938. 210x286 mm; 8 1/4x11 1/4 inches, full margins. Signed, titled and dated in pencil, lower margin.

Provenance: the estate of the artist; private collection, Connecticut.

Illustrated: African-American Artists, 1929 - 1945: Prints, Drawings, and Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, pg. 71.

This is the first known lithograph of Louise Jefferson to come to auction. We located another impression of this very scarce print in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, with the supplied title, The Nightclub Singer. Another possible impression of this lithograph, entitled Lounge Singer, 1938, is listed in the artist's papers at the Amistad Research Center, Tulane University, New Orleans.