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Sale 2504 Lot 4
JAMES VANDERZEE (1886 - 1983)
Portfolio of 18 mounted silver and sepia-toned silver prints, 1905-1938. Each approximately 184x241 mm; 7 1/4x9 1/2 inches, loose as issued.
Edition of 75 numbered copies. Each signed and numbered I - XVIII and 71/75 in pencil on the mount, recto. Printed by Richard Benson, New York. Published by Graphics International Ltd., Washington, DC in 1974. Folio-size gray cloth slipcase.
Titles include: Couple, Harlem, 1932 * Nude, Harlem, 1923 * Mrs. Turner, Lenox, Mass., 1905 * Whittier Preparatory School, Phoebus, Va., 1907 * The VanDerZee Men, Lenox, Mass., 1908 * Kate and Rachel VanDerZee, Lenox, Mass., 1907 * Miss Suzie Porter, Harlem, 1915 * Marcus Garvey and Militia, Harlem, 1924 * Garveyite Family, Harlem, 1924 * Dancer, Harlem, 1924 * Portrait of an Actor, Harlem, 1929 * Swimming Team, Harlem, 1925 * Wedding Day, Harlem, 1926 * Black Jews, Harlem, 1929 * Atlantic City, 1930 * Portrait of Two Brothers and Their Sister, 1931 * The Heiress, Harlem, 1938 * Daddy Grace, Harlem, 1938.
A handsome portfolio, published by Harry Lunn, Jr., with iconic images from VanDerZee's photographic career. It includes various subjects of the Harlem Renaissance, as well as studies of Marcus Garvey, Daddy Grace, and formal family portraits.
Estimate $40,000 - 60,000