Two Centuries: American Art

Two Centuries: American Art

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Fairfield Porter

Broadway South of Union Square, New York

Lot Closed

October 6, 06:48 PM GMT


15,000 - 20,000 USD

Lot Details


Fairfield Porter

1907 - 1975

Broadway South of Union Square, New York

oil on paper

sheet: 17 by 13 ½ inches (43.8 by 34.3 cm)

framed: 26 ¾ by 22 ½ inches (67.9 by 57.2 cm)

Executed in 1975. 

We wish to thank Katharine Porter for her assistance in cataloging this lot.

The artist
Jim Della Volpe, New York (gift from the above)
Sold: Artnet Auctions, New York, June 16, 2010, lot 27360
Acquired by the present owner at the above sale
After returning home from his European travels in 1967, Fairfield Porter focused on capturing scenes of  New York City. As is depicted in the present work, he often rendered the city’s famed skyscrapers suffused with a characteristically warm light.