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    Sale 2378 | Lot 8
    Price Realized: $11,250With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2378 Lot 8

      JAMES A. PORTER (1905 - 1970)
      Head of a Young Man.

      Charcoal on cream wove paper, 1925. 521x381 mm; 20 1/2x15 inches. Signed and dated in charcoal, lower right.

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

      Exhibited: Annual Exhibition of Architecture and Art by the Students of the Departments of Architecture and Art of Howard University, School of Applied Science, Howard Universtity, June 1- 5, 1926; James A. Porter: Artist and Art Historian; The Memory of a Legacy, Howard University Gallery of Art, Howard University, Washington, DC, October 15, 1992 - February 9, 1993, with the estate label on the frame back listing exhibition history.

      This portait of a handsome young man is one of the earliest drawings by the artist to come to auction; it was included in a summer student exhibition before his senior year at Howard University.

      Estimate $5,000 - 7,000

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $11,250