Lot 774

Leonora Quarterman, Savannah City Market, W/C, 1948

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$150,000 $5,000
$300,000 $10,000

Property from the Collection of John and Virginia Duncan, Savannah, GA


Leonora Quarterman (Savannah, 1911-1979), Savannah City Market, Watercolor, 1948, signed 'L. Quarterman' and dated '48' lower right, depicting a group of seated African American figures in a market among crates and baskets of vegetables with archways in the background, with envelope attached containing copy of original purchase check for $3,000 from Iocovozzi Fine Art on verso, matted and framed. Frame size: 30 in. x 31 7/8 in.

Leonora Quarterman was a painter, watercolorist and printmaker. Quarterman studied in Savannah and at the Sophie Newcombe Art School at Tulane University. She completed many watercolor scenes of her hometown Savannah, Georgia, as well as working as an illustrator for Fort Stewart and various publications. Quarterman's work was first exhibted at the Telfair Museum and later at the National Gallery, MOMA and the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as a solo exhibtion at the Smithsonian in 1942. Her work was also featured in the 1971 Historic Charleston boardgame.

Measurements: Height: by sight 18 1/2 in. x Width: 22 in.


Overall good condition, some tears lower right corner by signature and in upper right corner, small losses to paint upper left corner, not viewed out of frame.