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    James Lesesne Wells (American, 1902-1992)
    Wanderers, circa 1930
    Oil on canvas
    18-1/4 x 24-1/2 inches (46.4 x 62.2 cm)

    Soul of a Nation: African American Art from a Distinguished Collector

    Amero Auctions, Sarasota, Florida, May 30, 2020, lot 55;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    Harmon Foundation at the Art Center, New York, "Exhibition of the Work of Negro Artists, February 16-28, 1931, no. 111, Gold Medal Recipient.

    Harmon Foundation at the Art Center, Exhibition of the Work of Negro Artists, New York 1931, p 24, no. 111, illustrated.

    This lot is accompanied by a copy of the Harmon Foundation at the Art Center catalogue and a copy of a news paper article.

    Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000.

    Condition Report*: Unlined canvas. Under UV exam, there does appear to be inpaint in the trees in the upper right and left corners. Moderate craquelure with small areas of loss, the largest being a 1/4 inch loss in the center. Faint stretcher br lines visible along left edge.
    Framed Dimensions 22.5 X 28.5 Inches
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