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    Sale 2303 | Lot 10
    Price Realized: $13,200With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2303 Lot 10

      WILLIAM EDOUARD SCOTT (1884 - 1964)
      The Orange Seller.

      Oil on canvas, circa 1931-32. 560x813 mm; 22x32 inches. Signed in oil, lower left.

      Provenance: the estate of Alphanette White Price, Chicago; private collection.

      This market scene is a very good example from William Edouard Scott's early Haitian period. The crouched figure of the orange seller also appears in the Turkey Vendor in the DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago, and his later Haitian Market, 1950, in the collection of Fisk University. The year Scott spent in Haiti helped shape the rest of his career. Scott was awarded a Julius Rosenwald Foundation scholarship in 1931 to study and paint the African beliefs and customs that had survived in the culture of this still independent island nation. Scott left for Haiti that year, and did many paintings of the docks and markets at Port-au-Prince. Small studies were later translated into larger canvases in the artist's rooftop studio of the Excelsior Hotel in Port-au-Prince. Scott continued to paint Haitian scenes upon his return to Chicago, but soon returned to mural painting. Schulman p. 86; Taylor/Warkel pp. 32-35.

      Estimate $15,000 - 25,000

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $13,200