James Van Der Zee (American, 1886-1983)
Eighteen Photographs/A Portfolio, 1905-38, printed by Richard Benson in 1974, published by Graphics International Ltd., Washington, DC, in cooperation with the James Van DerZee Institute, Inc., New York, in an edition of 75 plus 15 proofs. Each signed "J. Van Derzee" in pencil on the mount l.r., numbered "57/75" in pencil on the mount l.l., and numbered "I-XVIII" sequentially in pencil on the mount l.l. Gelatin silver prints mounted to board, image sizes to 7 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. (18.9 x 15.8 cm),unmatted, housed in a gray clothbound portfolio box.
N.B. The portfolio includes the following: Mrs. Turner, Lenox, Massachusetts, 1905; Whittier Preparatory School, Phoebus, Virginia, 1907; The Van DerZee Men, Lenox, Massachusetts, 1908; Kate and Rachel Van Der Zee, Lenox, Massachusetts, 1909; Miss Suzie Porter, Harlem, 1915; Nude, Harlem, 1923; Marcus Garvey and Garvey Militia, Harlem, 1924; Garveyite Family, Harlem, 1924; Dancer, Harlem, 1925; Portrait of an Actor, Harlem, 1929; Swimming Team, Harlem, 1925; Wedding Day, Harlem, 1926; Black Jews, Harlem, 1926; Atlantic City, 1930; Portrait of Two Brothers and Their Sister, Harlem, 1931; Couple, Harlem, 1932; The Heiress, Harlem, 1938; and Daddy Grace, Harlem, 1938.
Subtle wear to portfolio box. The prints are in very good condition and have been handled very little. There are no additional issues to report.
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