Ground Breaking: Works from the Collection of Joseph & Blanche Blank
1917 - 2000
signed and dated 64; titled on the reverse
tempera and gouache on paper
30⅜ by 22½ in. 77.2 by 57.2 cm.
framed: 36¾ by 29 in. 93.3 by 73.7 cm.
This work is in very good condition overall. All four edges of the sheet or deckled. Under very close inspection, slight time staining and light soiling is visible in the sheet. Further close inspection reveals scattered media creations which are likely inherent to the artist’s chosen medium and working method. In addition, extremely close inspection reveals a few scattered pinpoint and unobtrusive brown spot accretions throughout. The sheet is very slightly undulated which is likely inherent to the artist’s chosen medium and working method. The sheet is hinged verso at the top two corners. Framed under Plexiglas.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York
Collection of Esther Rabinowitz, New York
Sotheby's New York, 24 May 1989, Lot 237
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
Peter T. Nesbett and Michelle DuBois, Jacob Lawrence: Paintings, Drawings and Murals (1935-1999), A Catalogue Raisonné, Seattle, Washington, 2000, no. P64-08, p. 158, illustrated
Lagos, Nigeria, American Society of African Culture, Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Lawrence, November 1964, cat. no. 6
New York, Terry Dintenfass Gallery, Jacob Lawrence Paintings, January 1965
Baltimore, Maryland, Carl Murphy Fine Arts Center Gallery, Morgan State College, Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings, and Crayons by Jacob Lawrence: Works from a Recent Nigerian Trip, March-April 1965, no. 9