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Winter Southern Estates and Collections: Session I

Tue, Feb 13, 2024 10:00AM EST
  • Collection of Esther Shaver, Beaufort, SC
Lot 66

Johnny Mercer, Walking in the Rain, W/C, 1948

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Property from the Collection of Esther Shaver, Beaufort, SC


Johnny Mercer (GA/NY 1909-1976), Woman Walking in the Rain, Watercolor, 1948, signed 'J. Mercer' and dated '48' lower right, watercolor depicting a woman walking under an umbrella through a rainy park, with linen surround and in a wood frame. Frame size: 21 3/8 in. x 26 5/8 in.

Johnny Mercer was an American singer-songwriter and a co-founder of Capitol Records. Mercer was born in Savannah, Georgia where his first job was sweeping floors at Leopold’s Ice Cream. He was educated in Virginia before moving to New York to establish his career. He wrote and composed music for Broadway and movies in addition to running the record company and serving as the first President of the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. He is buried in Bonaventure Cemetery.

Measurements: Height: by sight, 14 in. x Width: 19 3/8 in.


Overall good condition, mild foxing, not viewed out of frame, light wear to frame.

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