Oct 06, 2016 - Sale 2424

Sale 2424 - Lot 28

Price Realized: $ 5,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
ROMARE BEARDEN (1911 - 1988)
Untitled (Three Gladiators).

Brush and ink on cream wove paper, circa 1947. 508x650 mm; 20x25 1/2 inches. Signed in pencil, lower right.

Provenance: gift from the artist; Marie Rohan, New York. Ms. Rohan is the sister of the late Nanette Rohan, the wife of Romare Bearden.

Romare Bearden took on the heroic theme of the Trojan War in Homer's Iliad for a series of watercolors painted after 1945. Each of these watercolors started with a fluid brush and ink drawing like this one. Fine p. 18.