• Important American Paintings,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2225

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    2 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 119

    Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)

    The Butcher Shop

    Price Realised  

    Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
    The Butcher Shop
    signed and dated 'J. Lawrence 38' (lower right)
    tempera on paper
    19 x 25 in. (48.3 x 63.5 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence, New York and Seattle, Washington.
    [With]Terry Dintenfass, Inc., New York, 1981.
    Private collection, New York, acquired from the above.
    By descent to the present owner.


    Literature

    C. Alston, Jacob Lawrence, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1938.
    E.H. Wheat, Jacob Lawrence: American Painter, exhibition catalogue, Seattle, Washington, 1986, p. 207, illustrated.
    P. Hills, "Jacob Lawrence as Pictorial Griot: The Harriet Tubman Series," American Art, winter 1993, p. 43, illustrated.
    P.T. Nesbett and M. DuBois, Jacob Lawrence: Paintings, Drawings and Murals (1935-1999), A Catalogue Raisonné, Seattle, Washington, 2000, p. 36, no. P38-17, illustrated.
    P.T. Nesbett and M. DuBois, Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence, exhibition catalogue, Seattle, Washington, 2001, p. 234, fig. 102, illustrated.
    DC Moore Gallery, Jacob Lawrence: Moving Forward, Paintings, 1936-1999, exhibition catalogue, New York, 2008, p. 20, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    New York, 135th Street YMCA, Presenting Jacob Lawrence in an Exhibition of Paintings, February 1938.
    (Possibly) Vermont, T.W. Wood Art Gallery, 1940, on loan.
    Berlin, Germany, New Society of Art, American Art: 1920-1940, November 1980-February 1981.
    New York, The Katonah Museum of Art, Jacob Lawrence: The Early Decades, 1935-1950, March 1-April 19, 1992.
    Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection, and elsewhere, Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence, May 27-August 19, 2001.
    New York, DC Moore Gallery, Jacob Lawrence: Moving Forward 1936-1999, February 13-March 22, 2008.