American & 20th-21st Century International Art

October 05, 2017

LOT 46

Lot 46

James Dexter Havens (1900-1960)

James Dexter Havens (1900-1960)
Lot 46 Details
James Dexter Havens (1900-1960), American


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

Together with:

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 ?

Lot Report

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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)

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


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


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


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LOT 46

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
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  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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