3 - 4 May 1999
The White Hope (M. 96)
lithograph, 1921, on Chine, inscribed with the artist's name and initialled in pencil by his wife, inscribed 'Bolton Brown, imp.,'
from the edition of 50, with full (?) margins, in very good condition, framed
L. 14 x 18 in. (375 x 476 mm.)
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In 1910 'The White Hope,' Jim Jeffries, was defeated by Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion.
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A radical work by France’s greatest living painter, produced at a key moment in his career