Apr 22, 2021 - Sale 2565

Sale 2565 - Lot 19

Price Realized: $ 10,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
NORMAN LEWIS (1909 - 1979)
Two Barns.

Watercolor on cream wove paper, 1937. 450x570 mm; 17 3/4x22 1/4 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right.

Provenance: private collection, New Jersey; private collection, North Carolina, acquired at Swann Galleries, February 14, 2013.

Illustrated: Ruth Fine. The Art of Norman Lewis, fig. 16, p. 31.

In her retrospective catalogue essay The Spiritual in the Material, Ruth Fine wrote that Two Barns was one of the earliest dated watercolors by Norman Lewis - "one of several in this medium of urban and country scenes completed during the late 1930/early 1940s." Fine p. 31.