1917 - 2000
signed and dated 1978
gouache on paper
28 1/2 by 20 in. 72.4 by 50.8 cm.
framed: 33 1/2 by 24 1/2 in. 85.1 by 62.2 cm.
This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is hinged verso to the mat intermittently along the edges. There are scattered areas of discoloration and rubbing along the extreme edges, likely due to a previous frame. There is also evidence of minor skinning in the lower left corner. There is a slight undulation to the sheet, inherent to the artist’s chosen medium. Framed under Plexiglas.
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Peter T. Nesbett and Michelle DuBois, Jacob Lawrence: Paintings, Drawings and Murals (1935-1999), A Catalogue Raisonné, Seattle 2000, no. P78-04, p. 187, illustrated in color
New York, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The Business of Slavery, February - April 1978, cat. no. 3
Trenton, New Jersey State Museum, Six Black Americans: Benny Andrews, Romate Bearden, Sam Gilliam, Richard Hunt, Jacob Lawrence, Betye Saar, January - March 1980, cat. no. 6
New York, CBS Broadcasting, Art NY, March 1981
Morristown, Rossi Gallery, American Image, January - March 1982
Alexandria Museum of Art, The Rhythm of Life: Selected Works by Bearden, Gwathmey, and Lawrence, January - March 1984
cat. no. 135
Seattle Art Museum,; The Oakland Museum; Atlanta, High Museum of Art; Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection; Dallas Museum of Art; The Brooklyn Museum, Jacob Lawrence: American Painter, July 1986 – December 1989, cat. no. 135, p. 219, illustrated
New York, Pratt Institute, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, This Was Pratt, March - April 1988
New Orleans Museum of Art, Raised to the Trade: Creole Building Arts of New Orleans, November 2002 - January 2003
Miami Art Museum, Figuratively Speaking: Selections from the Permanent Collection and Private Collections, February - October 2005
Princeton University Art Museum, Extended Loan, 2015 - October 2020