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Sale 2303 Lot 27
WILLIAM E. SMITH (1913 - 1997)
Bill as Emperor Jones.
Linoleum cut on wove paper, circa 1940. 232x204 mm; 9 1/8x8 1/8 inches, wide margins. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin. A dark and richly inked impression.
Eugene O'Neill's The Emperor Jones was one of several plays produced by the WPA's Federal Theatre Project, in which blacks and black themes were featured.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000