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Wed, May 17, 2023 10:00AM EDT
Lot 817

David Sheppard Boston Jazz at the Stable Woodcut

Estimate: $100 - $200

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Sheppard, David (American, 20th century), Boston Jazz (at The Stable, 1957), c.late 1950s, color woodcut on handmade laid paper, signed, titled and numbered 11/14 in pencil along the bottom, image 7.5 x 9.75 inches, full sheet 11 x 13.75 inches, unframed. A rare print showing a quartet of presumably African-American musicians at the famous Boston jazz club The Stable, which was in the Back Bay area from the 1950s to 1963. We could not find any other examples of this print in institutional collections or at auction. Additionally, the only reference to the artist that we could find online is an April 1955 article in the Harvard Crimson that refers to a cubist piece he made titled Jazz Band, which was part of the Cambridge Art Association's 11th Annual Spring Exhibition held at the Busch-Reisinger Museum.

Condition

Sheet is lightly toned, faint stain to lower right corner of the sheet, some edgewear including shallow nicks; otherwise In good condition. Merchandise will be packed and transported by the purchaser at their own risk and expense. A list of recommended shippers is on our website: https://www.conceptgallery.com/auctions/shipping/ .

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