We are happy to call you during the auction and place bids on your behalf. To arrange phone bidding, please call Swann's bid department during business hours.
(212) 254-4710 ext. 0
Mon - Fri 10AM - 6PM
Or, e-mail a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to email@example.com. Be sure to include a phone number where we can reach you.
Bids may also be submitted via fax. Send a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to (212) 979-1017. You will receive a confirmation before the sale.Sale 2518 | Lot 45Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Click Image To EnlargeBidding & Inquiries
Leave a Bid
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