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    Sale 2518 | Lot 45
    Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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      Sale 2518 Lot 45

      JAMES A. PORTER (1905 - 1970)
      Waiting for the Fishing Boats.

      Color pastels on buff wove paper, 1963. 686x845 mm; 27x33 1/4 inches. Signed and dated in pastel, lower left.

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

      Exhibited: 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.

      Illustrated: James A. Porter, 1905 -1970, From Me to You: the Works of James A. Porter, G.R. N'Namdi Gallery, p. 102.

      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 $4,000 - 6,000