02-03-2012 02-04-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2581B Boston
February 3, 2012 12:00 PMCalender
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Continental School, 20th Century Portrait of Jack Johnson (1876-1946)

$2,963$2,500
Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2581B Location: Boston Date / Time: February 03, 2012 12:00PM

Description:

Continental School, 20th Century

Portrait of Jack Johnson (1876-1946)
Signed "Mercedes B. de Garimaldi" within the cast, sitter identified on a
presentation plaque, foundry stamped "FUNDACION "RADAELLI" on the reverse.
Bronze with dark brown patina, 14 x 9 x 7 in. (35.6 x 22.9 x 17.8 cm), mounted to a marble plinth.
Condition: Minor abrasion to the reverse.
N.B. John Arthur ("Jack") Johnson was the first African American boxer to win the world heavyweight title on December 26, 1908 against Canadian Tommy Burns in Australia.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Small abrasion to proper left cheek, measuring 1/4 inch. Dust and dirt to interstices. No additional condition issues to report. Plinth measures 6 x 6 x 5 inches.

Keywords

Continental School, Jack Johnson, Tommy Burns, boxer, Australia, B. John Arthur ("Jack") Johnson