Thursday, October 6, 2016

African-American Christian Art Offered at Swann Auction Gallery

"Head of Christ" (1910) by Henry Ossawa Tanner Etching on cream laid paper,
NEW YORK---This autumn's auction offerings include Henry Ossawa Tanner's "Head of Christ" (1910) from Swann Auction Galleries on October 6th. Swann was founded in 1941 as an auction house specializing in Rare and Antiquarian Books and is now the largest specialist auctioneer of Works on Paper in the world. "Head of Christ" by Turner (1859 - 1937) is a richly inked proof, with dark edges and hand-wiping. It comes with a hand-written note in ink by the owner that was authenticated by Jesse O. Tanner, the artist's son, on the frame back. Today's auction estimate is $5,000 - 7,000.

"Raising of Lazarus."Etching on cream laid paper, circa 1910. 178x127 mm; 7x5 inches, 1 inch (full ?) margins.