Feb 16, 2012 - Sale 2268

Sale 2268 - Lot 4

Price Realized: $ 1,680
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
WILLIAM E. SMITH (1913 - 1997)
Pay Day.

Linoleum cut on thin wove paper, 1938. 206x152 mm; 8 1/8x6 inches, full margins. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 18/20 in pencil, lower margin. A good, dark impression of this scarce, early print.

Provenance: estate of Varnette Honeywood; thence by descent to the current owner.

Smith made another linoleum cut of this subject, with the pose reversed--impressions dated 1941 are in the collections of Hampton University, VA, and Harmon and Harriet Kelley, San Antonio.