Feb 16, 2023 - Sale 2626

Sale 2626 - Lot 30

Price Realized: $ 1,690
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500


Oil on canvas. 402x505 mm; 15 3/4x19 7/8 inches. Signed in oil, lower left recto.

Provenance: Private collection, Philadelphia; thence by descent to current owner, private collection, Philadelphia.

Working in oil on canvas, Gropper completed three mural projects: Two canvases for the Freeport, New York Post Office, 1938; Three canvases for the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior building, Washington, DC, 1936-7 and installed in 1940; one canvas, painted for the Northwestern Branch post Office, Detroit, later moved and installed at Wayne State University Student Center, Detroit, Michigan.