American & 20th-21st Century International Art

October 05, 2017

LOT 46
James Dexter Havens (1900-1960)
  • James Dexter Havens (1900-1960)
  • James Dexter Havens (1900-1960)
  • James Dexter Havens (1900-1960)
  • James Dexter Havens (1900-1960)
  • James Dexter Havens (1900-1960)
  • James Dexter Havens (1900-1960)

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James Dexter Havens (1900-1960), American

LATE LIGHT, 1934

Oil on board; signed and dated 1934 lower right, signed and titled to exhibition label verso

Together with:

SCARLET RUNNER BEANS, 1957
Colour woodcut on Japon paper; signed, titled, dated 1957 and numbered 32/80 in pencil to margin
Oil/Woodcut sight 20" x 22ins — 50.8 x 55.9 cms; 10.5" x 7.25ins — 26.7 x 18.4 cms

Estimate $700-$1,000

Realised: $660
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

The artist was the first American to receive insulin in Canada as it was not yet approved for sale and distribution

Provenance:

According to the consignor, these works were purchased in the 1980’s in Rochester, New York from a gallery run by the daughter of the artist

Exhibited:

The painting: The Memorial Art Gallery of Rochester, Twenty First Annual Exhibition of Rochester Art, March, 1934 sent from the artist’s address: RFD- Fairport, New York to the label verso