Requires Photography

Savoy: Leon & Willa Mae

1989
Richard Yarde (American, 1939–2011), After Gjon Mili (American (born in Albania), 1904–1984)


Dimensions

Sheet: 105.4 × 75.2 cm (41 1/2 × 29 5/8 in.) Framed: 114.3 × 84.1 cm (45 × 33 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2018.3146

Medium or Technique

Watercolor on paper

Not On View

Classifications

Watercolors

Based on a photograph by Gjon Mili of dancers Leon James and Willa Mae Ricker that appeared in the August 23, 1943 issue of Life Magazine.

Inscription

In graphite, l.r.: (c) R. Yarde '89

Provenance

June Kelly Gallery, New York; 1993, private collection, New York; October 4, 2018, anonymous sale, Swann Galleries, New York, sale 2487 (African-American Fine Art), lot 163, sold to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2018)

Credit Line

The Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection