Aug 18 at 10:30 AM - Sale 2613 -

Sale 2613 - Lot 47

Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000

PAUL CADMUS (1904-1999)


Francisco F.
Pen and ink and pastel on buff wove paper. 323x277 mm; 12 3/4x11 inches. Signed and inscribed "Francisco F." in ink, lower right recto. 1933.

A preparatory drawing for the oil painting Francisco, 1933-40, in the collection of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth.

Cadmus met his model, factory worker Francisco Femenias, on the island of Majorca in 1932-33. The sitter appears in a similar 1933 pencil drawing, Factory Worker: Francisco in the Hood Museum collection and another entitled Francisco, Factory Worker #2 in the collection of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio.

Provenance: Midtown Galleries, New York, with the label; Christie's, New York, September 28, 1983, sale 5400, lot 59; private collection, New York.