09-09-2011 09-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2560B Boston
September 9, 2011 11:00 AMCalender

Castera Bazile (Haitian, 1923-1966) Pitié maternelle

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2560B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 09, 2011 12:00PM


Castera Bazile (Haitian, 1923-1966)

Pitié maternelle
Signed "CASTERA BAZILE" [with an inverted "Z"] l.r., dated "3/12/48"
l.l., also inscribed and titled "No. 28-S-48..." on the backing.
Oil and ink on canvasboard, 16 x 12 in. (40.6 x 30.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Surface grime, minor surface abrasions.

Provenance: Purchased in 1949 at L'Centre d'Art, Port-Au-Prince, by Marion Read Barbee Kier, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; by family descent.

N.B. Castera Bazile was a domestic assistant to DeWitt Peters, founder of L'Centre d'Art in 1944. Inspired by the art he saw, Bazile began painting in 1945 and continued through 1962.
Estimate $800-1,200


Centre d'Art, Port-Au-Prince, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Marion Read Barbee Kier, DeWitt Peters, domestic assistant to DeWitt Peters