Jan 27, 2022 - Sale 2593

Sale 2593 - Lot 226

Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,000


Summer Pleasures.
Oil on canvas. 597x876 mm; 23 1/2x34 1/2 inches. Signed, Mangravite, lower left. 1939.

Provenance: Acquired from the estate of the artist; private collection, New York.

Mangravite was awarded three mural projects: In 1937 through the Treasury Relief Art Project, (TRAP) he completed a pair of murals for the Hempstead Post Office, Hempstead, NY; Funded by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts, (TSFA) he completed two murals for the Atlantic City Post Office, Atlantic City, NJ; and in 1940 under TSFA he completed Development of Jackson Heights, for the Jackson Heights Station Post Office, Flushing, NY. These murals remain in place accept for the Atlantic City project. The post office was demolished, and the murals are purportedly removed and restored awaiting re-hanging in an alternate government building.