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BILL TRAYLOR (CIRCA 1853-1949)
PROPERTY FROM THE WILLIAM LOUIS-DREYFUS FOUNDATION
BILL TRAYLOR (CIRCA 1853-1949)

Anthropomorphic Figure and Cat, 1939

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BILL TRAYLOR (CIRCA 1853-1949)
Anthropomorphic Figure and Cat, 1939
titled 'Basket with cat' and dated 'Sept 9, '39' by Charles Shannon on reverse; bears label E-5 Geometric/Plant-Animal Form on reverse
black pencil on repurposed card
9 x 8 ¼ in.
Provenance
Charles Shannon, Montgomery, Alabama
Evans-Tibbs Collection, Washington, D.C.
Luise Ross Gallery, New York
William Louis-Dreyfus, Mount Kisco, New York, 1993 (acquired from the above)
The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation, Mount Kisco, New York, 2013 (gifted from the above)
Literature
Guy C. McElroy, African-American Artists 1880-1987: Selections from the Evans-Tibbs Collection (University of Washington Press, 1989).
Ricco Maresca Gallery, Bill Traylor: Observing Life (Ricco Maresca, 1997), no. 59.
Leslie Umberger, Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor (Smithsonian American Art Museum in association with Princeton University Press, 2018), p. 195.

Exhibited
Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition, African-American Artists 1880-1987: Selections from the Evans-Tibbs Collection, 1989 - 1992.
New York, American Folk Art Museum, Traylor in Motion: Wonders from New York Collections, 11 June - 22 September 2013.
Washington, D.C., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor, 28 September 2018 - 7 April 2019.

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