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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATES OF ISABEL S. AND LAURANCE P. ROBERTS, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

Afro
RECLINING FIGURE
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 60,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
49

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATES OF ISABEL S. AND LAURANCE P. ROBERTS, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

Afro
RECLINING FIGURE
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 60,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art

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Afro
1912-1976
RECLINING FIGURE
signed Afro, and dated '58 (upper right); signed and dated again and inscribed A Isabel e Laurance / con affetto, natale on the reverse

oil on paperboard mounted on panel


4 1/2 by 8 in.
11.4 by 20.4 cm.
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist

Literature

Mario Graziani, Catalogo generale ragionato dai documenti dell'Archivio Afro, Rome, 1997, p. 189, no. 415, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

Laurance and Isabel Roberts were important figures in the international arts scene, particularly after WWII.  Laurance was appointed director of the Brooklyn Art Museum in 1938.  When he was called away from his post during the war to serve in Army Intelligence, his wife Isabel took over the directorship of the museum.  After the war, Laurance was appointed Director of the American Academy in Rome, where he greatly increased the importance of the Academy.  In Rome, the Roberts were also known for their dinners and parties characterized by a lively mix of artists, musicians and the toast of international society. 

Contemporary Art

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New York