Mar 31, 2022 - Sale 2599

Sale 2599 - Lot 8

Price Realized: $ 8,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,000
SARGENT JOHNSON (1888 - 1967)
Divine Love.

Etching on cream wove paper, circa 1930. 152x114 mm; 6x4 1/2 inches, wide margins. Signed, titled and dated "33" in pencil, lower margin.

Another impression dated 1930 is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Illustrated: Lizzetta LeFalle-Collins, San Francisco Museum of Art, Sargent Johnson: African American Modernist, plate 7, p. 48 (another impression printed in brown from a 1935 printing).

This scarce print is a beautiful example of Sargent Johnson's interest in both Modernism and African sculpture. While working on a small scale, Johnson's imagery elevated the depiction of African American women in fine art to a new level in the 1930s.