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    Sale 2424 | Lot 55
    Price Realized: $7,500With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2424 Lot 55

      JAMES A. PORTER (1905 - 1970)
      Porteuse.

      Oil on board, 1963-64. 635x355 mm; 25x14 inches. Signed and dated in crayon, lower right.

      Provenance: the artist; Dorothy Porter Walker; Constance Porter Uzelac, thence by descent to the current owner.

      Exhibited: James A. Porter, Retrospective Exhibition: Paintings of the Years 1954-1964. Howard University Gallery of Art, Washington DC, January 22 - February 26, 1965; James A. Porter: Artist and Art Historian; The Memory of The Legacy. Howard University Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, October 15, 1992 - February 9, 1993.

      In 1963-64, James Porter took a sabbatical leave from his chairmanship of the art department at Howard University. He travelled and lived in West Africa, Nigeria and Egypt to gather materials for a projected book on West African art and architecture.

      Estimate $8,000 - 12,000


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $7,500