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Painter, b. 1904 - d. 1991

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      • JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1991) Wild Joke.
        Apr. 04, 2024

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1991) Wild Joke.

        Est: $15,000 - $25,000

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1991) Wild Joke. Oil on wood panel, 1940. 533x597 mm; 21x23½ inches. Signed in oil, lower right recto. Signed and titled in ink, verso. Provenance: the estate of the artist; private collection. This expressionist painting by Joseph Delaney records a "wild" scene from the bar life of the West Village in the 1940s. Delaney had became a long time resident of the Village shortly after moving to New York to join his brother Beauford in 1930. Frederick Moffatt describes how Delaney lived in various garrets and lofts within a small area of the Village and Soho between 1931 and 1959. In 1940, Delaney lived on Sullivan Street, near West Third Street. From 1934 to 1940, Delaney also worked on various WPA projects in New York including the Index of Design for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Pier 72 mural, and with Norman Lewis on the Story of the Recorded Word mural at the New York Public Library. Moffatt p. 167.

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      • JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1991) Untitled (Lounging).
        Apr. 04, 2024

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1991) Untitled (Lounging).

        Est: $12,000 - $18,000

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1991) Untitled (Lounging). Oil on canvas board, 1970. 559x711 mm; 22x28 inches. Signed and dated in oil, lower right. Provenance: the estate of the artist; private collection.

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      • Joseph Delaney Sketchbook, 14 Images
        Jan. 27, 2024

        Joseph Delaney Sketchbook, 14 Images

        Est: $1,400 - $1,600

        Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York 1904-1991) sketches of ink, watercolor, and pencil. Notebook contains 14 images, all signed verso, "Joseph Delaney" in pen and depicting male and female figures, female nudes in various poses, a beach scene with figures and umbrellas, and outdoor scene with table set for a meal. The first ink drawing of a male has a pencil inscription on the left margin, "Romona at 615 over W.O.R. 12 x 101/4 16 x 11 3/4". Verso with pencil inscription, "1484 1st ave post 77st Thursday eve.14 color and wash portfolio." Signed in ink lower margin, "Joseph Delaney". Note - the notebook retains a Joseph Delaney estate inventory label on the front cover. Designated "Sketchbook # 28", the number of sketches on this label is marked as 20 but the first sketch page of the book references 14.There may have been additional drawings not attached to the notebook that were included in the original count of 20. Drawing sheet size 4 7/8" x 7 3/4".

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      • Joseph Samuel Delaney (1904-1991) "School Yard"
        Nov. 08, 2023

        Joseph Samuel Delaney (1904-1991) "School Yard"

        Est: $300 - $600

        Joseph Samuel Delaney (American/New York, 1904 - 1991) "School Yard", 1969, oil painting on canvas board. Framed. Size: 14'' x 18'', 36 x 46 cm (canvas board); 19'' x 23'', 48 x 58 cm (frame).

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      • JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1991) Senior Citizens (at Henry Street).
        Oct. 19, 2023

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1991) Senior Citizens (at Henry Street).

        Est: $10,000 - $15,000

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1991) Senior Citizens (at Henry Street). Mixed media on wove paper, mounted to a wood panel, 1978. 508x762 mm; 20x30 inches. Strathmore watermark. Signed and dated in ink, lower right. Titled in acrylic, lower center. Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; private collection. Exhibited: Art Department, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with the label on the verso.

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      • JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1991) Untitled (Lounging).
        Oct. 19, 2023

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1991) Untitled (Lounging).

        Est: $15,000 - $25,000

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1991) Untitled (Lounging). Oil on canvas board, 1970. 559x711 mm; 22x28 inches. Signed and dated in oil, lower right. Provenance: the estate of the artist; private collection.

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      • JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1991) Untitled (Nude Studies).
        Oct. 19, 2023

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1991) Untitled (Nude Studies).

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1991) Untitled (Nude Studies). Brush and India ink on thin buff wove paper, circa 1935. 430x455 mm; 17x18 inches (image); 476x610 mm; 18 3/4x24 inches (sheet). Signed in ink, lower left. Provenance: acquired directly from the artist, the estate of Richard Dorsey, New York; thence by private collection, Georgia (2007); private collection, New York (2008), acquired at Swann Galleries, October 7, 2008.

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      • Joseph Delaney Watercolor Painting w/ Praying & Mourning Figures
        Jul. 08, 2023

        Joseph Delaney Watercolor Painting w/ Praying & Mourning Figures

        Est: $2,400 - $2,800

        Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) c. 1940 watercolor on paper mounted to board figural study painting depicting a group of African American figures including a reclining, nude woman, perhaps deceased, surrounded by figures who pray or grieve -possibly an allusion to the Deposition of the Virgin. A woman clad in green carefully pulls a textile over the reclining nude while a grey-haired man's outstretched arms suggest Christ's crucifixion. The work also bears some interesting similarities to the Harlem Hospital "Magic in Medicine" mural, 1939, by Charles Alston, with which Joseph's brother, Beauford Delaney, assisted (ref. Pierce, Lemoine (2004). "Charles Alston – An Appreciation". The International Review of African American Art (4): p. 33–38. Signed "Jos Delaney," lower right. Housed behind glass in a painted wooden frame. Board: 16" H x 16" W. Frame: 17 3/8" H x 17 1/4" W. Biographical note: Joseph Delaney was born in Knoxville in 1904, the ninth of ten children born to a Methodist Minister. He and his older brother, Beauford, discovered their interest in art by drawing on Sunday School cards. In 1930, Joseph left Tennessee for New York where Beauford was also working as an artist, and enrolled in the Art Students League under the tutelage of Thomas Hart Benton and Alexander Brooke. The subject matter he found there, including the city's landmarks and its people, are the images for which he is best known. In 1986, Delaney returned to Knoxville to live and was artist-in-residence for the University of Tennessee Art Department until his death in 1991. Delaney's works are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Chicago Art Institute, The Knoxville Museum of Art, and The Smithsonian American Art Museum. (Courtesy of Frederick C. Moffatt)

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      • Joseph Delaney, 1904-1991, Portrait of a Young Woman
        May. 20, 2023

        Joseph Delaney, 1904-1991, Portrait of a Young Woman

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        Joseph Delaney 1904-1991 Portrait of a Young Woman 1938 charcoal on board 17 x 11 inches signed

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      • Attributed to Joseph S. Delaney (American 1904-1991), Study of Two Nude Figures, Marker on Paper Frame: 30 x 24 in. (76.20 x 60.96 cm.)
        Feb. 14, 2023

        Attributed to Joseph S. Delaney (American 1904-1991), Study of Two Nude Figures, Marker on Paper Frame: 30 x 24 in. (76.20 x 60.96 cm.)

        Est: $300 - $500

        Attributed to Joseph S. Delaney (American 1904-1991), Study of Two Nude Figures, Marker on Paper

        Weschler's
      • 6 JOSEPH DELANEY NUDE FIGURE OR PORTRAIT DRAWINGS, INCL. SIGNED
        Jan. 28, 2023

        6 JOSEPH DELANEY NUDE FIGURE OR PORTRAIT DRAWINGS, INCL. SIGNED

        Est: $800 - $900

        Six (6) Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) figural ink and pen sketches on paper including three (3) in blue ink on Japan paper and three (3) in black ink on heavy wove paper. 1st item: 3/4 portrait in blue ink depicting a nude woman with shoulder-length hair gazing directly at the viewer. 7 1/2" H x 5" W. 2nd item: Drawing in blue ink depicting a nude, seated woman seen from her left in full length. 7 1/2" H x 5" W. 3rd item: Drawing in blue ink depicting the back of a reclining nude woman raising her right arm to her head and looking downward. 7 1/2" W x 5" H. 4th item: Drawing in black ink depicting a full-length, seated, nude woman looking to the left, with left arm resting on the back of her chair. Signed in ink en verso. 8" H x 5" W. 5th item: Drawing in black ink depicting a full-length, standing, nude woman facing away from the viewer with arms by her sides. Signed in ink en verso. 8" H x 5" W. 6th item: Drawing in black ink depicting a nude woman with short hair facing away from the viewer. She raises her right arm and crosses her legs in a dance-like pose. Signed in ink en verso. 8" H x 5" W. Biography: "Joseph Delaney was born in Knoxville, TN in 1904, the ninth of ten children born to a Methodist Minister. He and his older brother, Beauford, discovered their interest in art by drawing on Sunday School cards. In 1930, Joseph left Tennessee for New York where Beauford was also working as an artist, and enrolled in the Art Students League under the tutelage of Thomas Hart Benton and Alexander Brooke. The subject matter he found there, including the city's landmarks and its people are the images for which he is best known. In 1986, Delaney returned to Knoxville to live and was artist-in-residence for the University of Tennessee Art Department until his death in 1991. Delaney's works are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Chicago Art Institute, The Knoxville Museum of Art, and The Smithsonian American Art Museum." (Source: The Life, Art, and Times of Joseph Delaney, 1904-1991, by Frederick C. Moffatt)

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      • 4 JOSEPH DELANEY NEW YORK STREET SCENES, INCL. 1 WATERCOLOR & 3 PENCIL DRAWINGS, 1 SIGNED
        Jan. 28, 2023

        4 JOSEPH DELANEY NEW YORK STREET SCENES, INCL. 1 WATERCOLOR & 3 PENCIL DRAWINGS, 1 SIGNED

        Est: $800 - $900

        Four (4) Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) street scenes sketches on paper including one (1) watercolor or ink wash and three (3) pencil on paper drawings. 1st item: Watercolor or ink wash on paper with pencil underdrawing depicting a New York City intersection. A figure pulls a cart along the sidewalk, lower left, while a horse pulls its own cart down the road, lower right. A car enters the scene behind the horse. Numerous buildings line the street along with a lamppost equipped with road signs. Penciled border and on perforated sketchbook paper. Image: 6 1/2" H x 5 1/4" W. Sheet: 8 1/2" H x 6 3/4" W. 2nd item: Pencil on paper preparatory drawing related to 1st item and depicting the same view with figure, horse, car, buildings, and lamppost, all rendered in a gestural manner. With three sketches of relaxed hands, along with illegible text in script, en verso. 3rd item: Pencil drawing on paper depicting an outdoor cafe and five figures. A flag flies at right while clouds swirl in the sky above. Penciled border and illegible text in script outside border at right. Signed in pen en verso. Image: 5 1/4" W x 4 1/2" H. Sheet: 6 3/4" W x 5" H. 4th item: Pencil drawing on paper depicting a bustling park with a seated figure on a bench in the foreground and a group of three standing figures in the middle ground. A row of streetlights recedes into the distance where a large building rises above the scene. The park may be New York City's Washington Square Park, a favorite subject of Joseph's. Image: 5" H x 4" W. Sheet: 8 1/2" H x 6 5/8" W. Biography: "Joseph Delaney was born in Knoxville, TN in 1904, the ninth of ten children born to a Methodist Minister. He and his older brother, Beauford, discovered their interest in art by drawing on Sunday School cards. In 1930, Joseph left Tennessee for New York where Beauford was also working as an artist, and enrolled in the Art Students League under the tutelage of Thomas Hart Benton and Alexander Brooke. The subject matter he found there, including the city's landmarks and its people--as in the present examples--are the images for which he is best known. In 1986, Delaney returned to Knoxville to live and was artist-in-residence for the University of Tennessee Art Department until his death in 1991. Delaney's works are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Chicago Art Institute, The Knoxville Museum of Art, and The Smithsonian American Art Museum." (Source: The Life, Art, and Times of Joseph Delaney, 1904-1991, by Frederick C. Moffatt).

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      • Joseph Samuel Delaney (American 1904-1991), The Bronx Zoo, Oil on artist board, 16 x 12 in (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
        Dec. 09, 2022

        Joseph Samuel Delaney (American 1904-1991), The Bronx Zoo, Oil on artist board, 16 x 12 in (40.6 x 30.5 cm)

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        Joseph Samuel Delaney (American, 1904-1991) The Bronx Zoo Oil on artist board Signed Joseph DeLaney l.l. and signed and titled on verso

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      • JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1991) Untitled (Still Life with Flowers and Chinese Plate).
        Oct. 06, 2022

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1991) Untitled (Still Life with Flowers and Chinese Plate).

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1991) Untitled (Still Life with Flowers and Chinese Plate). Oil on canvas board, 1940. 762x559 mm; 30x22 inches. Signed and dated in oil, lower left. Provenance: acquired at Swann Galleries December 15, 2015; private collection, New York. This unusual still life by Joseph Delaney is a beautiful study in a limited palette. Delaney moved from his native Tennessee to New York in 1930 at the age of 26, where he studied at the Art Students League with Thomas Hart Benton. In 1932, he exhibited in the first Washington Square Outdoor Art Show and continued to work as a sketch artist there. From 1934 to 1940, Delaney worked for the WPA on projects in New York City including the Index of Design for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Pier 72 mural, and the Story of the Recorded Word mural at the New York Public Library.

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      • JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1991) Portrait of a Woman in Windsor Chair.
        Oct. 06, 2022

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1991) Portrait of a Woman in Windsor Chair.

        Est: $15,000 - $25,000

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1991) Portrait of a Woman in Windsor Chair. Oil on masonite board, circa 1940. 787x597 mm; 31x23 1/2 inches. Signed in oil, lower left. Provenance: the estate of the artist; private collection. This striking painting is an excellent, early example of Joseph Delaney's portraiture. His direct, expressive approach conveys the immediacy of the sitting. The Windsor chair is also the same chair that Georgia O'Keefe used in Beauford Delaney's portrait.

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      • Joseph Samuel Delaney, American (1904-1995)
        Sep. 18, 2022

        Joseph Samuel Delaney, American (1904-1995)

        Est: $800 - $1,000

        Joseph Samuel Delaney, American (1904-1995). Ink on Paper Board. Signed Lower Right in Original Frame Under Glass. Not Examined Out of Frame. Condition: Excellent. Dimension: Sight- 16" x 12", Frame- 20.5" x 16.5". Provenance: From a Long Island, NY Home. Please note the absence of a condition report does not imply that there are no condition issues with this lot. Please contact us for a detailed condition report.

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      • Grouping of 30 Joseph Delaney Sketches, incl. Signed
        Jul. 09, 2022

        Grouping of 30 Joseph Delaney Sketches, incl. Signed

        Est: $600 - $700

        Grouping of thirty (30) Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) ink on paper drawings on twenty-seven (27) loose sheets of paper, 28 items total, depicting male and female nude figures in various poses, images of buildings facades, presumably in New York City, and other human figures including one profile of a standing skeleton. Two signed "Joseph Delaney", en verso; five with handwritten notes, primarily names, and addresses or phone number, recto and verso. Also includes one (1) softcover copy of the booklet THIRTY-SIX YEARS EXHIBITING IN WASHINGTON SQUARE OUTDOOR ART SHOW, by Joseph Delaney, March 27, 1968. Drawings ranging in size from 6" H x 4" W to 7 1/8" H x 5 1/8" W. Booklet: 11 1/4" H x 8 5/8" W.

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      • 5 Joseph Delaney Sketches + Book, 6 items total
        Jul. 09, 2022

        5 Joseph Delaney Sketches + Book, 6 items total

        Est: $1,200 - $1,400

        Five (5) Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) ink on paper and crayon on paper drawings, 6 items total, depicting female nudes in various poses. One (1) signed and dated "Jos. Delaney 1969" lower right. All unframed, housed in a black portfolio. Also includes a copy of the book THE ARTISTS OF TODAY: DRAWINGS BY JOSEPH DELANEY, Universal Publishing Company, New York, 1944. Drawings range in size from 14" H x 11" W to 18 1/8" H x 12" W. Portfolio: 19 1/2" H x 13 3/4" W x 1" D. Book: 11 1/2" H x 9" W x 1/2" D. Biography (By Frederick C. Moffat): Joseph Delaney was born in Knoxville in 1904, the ninth of ten children born to a Methodist Minister. He and his older brother, Beauford, discovered their interest in art by drawing on Sunday School cards. In 1930, Joseph left Tennessee for New York where Beauford was also working as an artist, and enrolled in the Art Students League under the tutelage of Thomas Hart Benton and Alexander Brooke. The subject matter he found there, including the city's landmarks and its people, are the images for which he is best known. In 1986, Delaney returned to Knoxville to live and was artist-in-residence for the University of Tennessee Art Department until his death in 1991. Delaney's works are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Chicago Art Institute, The Knoxville Museum of Art, and The Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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      • JOSEPH DELANEY Third Avenue Movie.
        Jun. 30, 2022

        JOSEPH DELANEY Third Avenue Movie.

        Est: $15,000 - $20,000

        JOSEPH DELANEY Third Avenue Movie. Oil on canvas, 1940. 430x535 mm; 17x21 inches. Signed and dated in oil, lower left recto and signed, titled and with the artist's address in oil on the stretcher, verso. Provenance: Sragow Gallery, New York, purchased by the current owner, private collection, Toronto 1986. Delaney (1904-1991) arrived in New York in 1930, enrolling in the Art Students League and studying under Alexander Brooke and Thomas Hart Benton. Delaney took to heart the League's belief in progressing uniquely American aesthetic and subjects. He exhibited in the inaugural Washington Square Art Show in 1931, alongside Don Freeman and became employed by the Works Progress Administration until 1943. Delaney had always expressed a natural curiosity in the daily lives of people in the city. As in the present early work, he painted his observations of the quotidian without bias or political motive. Delaney once said, "The curtain goes up on the stage of life every time we walk into the street." Edward Hopper enjoyed going to the movies and was inspired to paint his own version of the past time in 1939, his oil on canvas New York Movie, in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. This painting evokes the isolation found in a room full of people, as the usherette rests against the balustrade of the theater's interior while the audience, unnoticing, is entranced by the glowing projection. Hopper used his sketches from the Strand, Palace, Republic and Globe theaters for the interior of the painting.

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      • Joseph Samuel Delaney Painting Watercolor on Paper
        Jun. 12, 2022

        Joseph Samuel Delaney Painting Watercolor on Paper

        Est: $800 - $1,000

        Joseph Samuel Delaney, American (1904-1991) Painting Watercolor on Paper. Signed & Dated Lower Left '61. "Street Scene". In Original Frame Under Glass. Condition: Excellent. Dimensions: Sight- 21" x 15.5". Frame- 26.5" x 22". Provenance: From a Private Long Island, NY Collection Offered for the First Time in the Market in 40 Years. Please note the absence of a condition report does not imply that there are no condition issues with this lot. Please contact us for a detailed condition report.

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      • JOSEPH DELANEY (1904-1991) Pair of Drawings.
        Mar. 31, 2022

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904-1991) Pair of Drawings.

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904-1991) Pair of Drawings. Both brush and ink on cream wove paper, circa 1930s. Both 266x190 mm; 10 1/2x7 1/2 inches. Both signed in ink, lower left. Provenance: private collection, New Orleans.

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      • Joseph DELANEY (1904-1991) Sole pertutti,Soleil pour tout le monde Huile sur toile 25 x 25 cm - 8,84 x 8,84 in. Oil on canvas
        Mar. 18, 2022

        Joseph DELANEY (1904-1991) Sole pertutti,Soleil pour tout le monde Huile sur toile 25 x 25 cm - 8,84 x 8,84 in. Oil on canvas

        Est: €1,500 - €2,000

        Joseph DELANEY (1904-1991) Sole pertutti,Soleil pour tout le monde Huile sur toile 25 x 25 cm - 8,84 x 8,84 in. Oil on canvas

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      • 12 Delaney Related Items, incl. 6 Sketches & Poster
        Jan. 29, 2022

        12 Delaney Related Items, incl. 6 Sketches & Poster

        Est: $500 - $550

        Twelve (12) Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) items, including six (6) sketches and one (1) poster. 1st-11th items: Six (6) pen and ink sketches, including one (1) depicting male and female figures, some nude, one (1) depicting a nude male in various poses and a view of a female's legs, one (1) depicting a male and female couple sitting on a park bench, likely in Central Park, one (1) depicting three pigeons, one (1) depicting the portrait of a woman with downcast eyes, and one (1) depicting male and female portraits and a standing male nude. All initialled "J.D." Lot also includes four (4) paper ephemera items regarding Delaney: two (2) advertisement flyers for Delaney exhibitions, one (1) at the Studio Gallery, NY, n.d., and one (1) at the Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, Knoxville, TN, November 1-17, 1991, one (1) copy of Art Students League News, Vol. 23, No. 2, January-February 1970, and one (1) typed biography of Delaney. All housed in a black leatherette three ring portfolio. Sketches and paper items ranging in size from 6" H x 4" W to 11" H x 8 5/8" W. 12th item: Souvenir collage poster print featuring four works by Delaney, possibly published for his exhibition the Studio Gallery, NY. Housed under glass in a black wooden frame with giltwood trim. Sight: 16 3/4" H x 21 3/4" W. Framed: 18 1/4" H x 23 1/4" W. Biography: Joseph Delaney was born in Knoxville in 1904. He and his older brother, Beauford, discovered their interest in art by drawing on Sunday School cards. In 1930, Joseph left Tennessee for New York where Beauford was also working as an artist, and enrolled in the Art Students League under the tutelage of Thomas Hart Benton and Alexander Brooke. The subject matter he found there, including the city's landmarks and its people, are the images for which he is best known. In 1986, Delaney returned to Knoxville to live and was artist-in-residence for the University of Tennessee Art Department until his death in 1991. Delaney's works are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Chicago Art Institute, The Knoxville Museum of Art, and The Smithsonian American Art Museum. (courtesy of Frederick C. Moffatt)

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      • 3 Joseph Delaney Sketches, Male Figures
        Jan. 29, 2022

        3 Joseph Delaney Sketches, Male Figures

        Est: $600 - $800

        Three (3) Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) ink on paper drawings depicting male subjects in suits, including two (2) bust portraits and one (1) full-length portrait. Unsigned. All items unframed. Ranging in size from 16 1/4" H x 14" W to 24" H x 18" W.

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      • 3 Joseph Delaney Female Figure Sketches, incl. Nudes
        Jan. 29, 2022

        3 Joseph Delaney Female Figure Sketches, incl. Nudes

        Est: $1,200 - $1,400

        Three (3) Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) ink on paper drawings depicting recumbent female subjects, including two (2) nudes. Smallest nude drawing signed "Joseph Delaney" lower left; two (2) drawings unsigned. All items unframed. Ranging in size from 16" H x 10 1/2" W to 20" H x 26 3/4" W. Biography (By Frederick C. Moffat): Joseph Delaney was born in Knoxville in 1904, the ninth of ten children born to a Methodist Minister. He and his older brother, Beauford, discovered their interest in art by drawing on Sunday School cards. In 1930, Joseph left Tennessee for New York where Beauford was also working as an artist, and enrolled in the Art Students League under the tutelage of Thomas Hart Benton and Alexander Brooke. The subject matter he found there, including the city's landmarks and its people, are the images for which he is best known. In 1986, Delaney returned to Knoxville to live and was artist-in-residence for the University of Tennessee Art Department until his death in 1991. Delaney's works are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Chicago Art Institute, The Knoxville Museum of Art, and The Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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      • Joseph Samuel Delaney (1904-1991)
        Oct. 09, 2021

        Joseph Samuel Delaney (1904-1991)

        Est: $150 - $250

        Joseph Samuel Delaney (1904-1991), drawing of boy, sight 14 1/2" x 10 1/2", overall 20 1/2" x 17".

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      • Oil on Canvas Portrait of a Woman, Joseph Delaney
        Jul. 24, 2021

        Oil on Canvas Portrait of a Woman, Joseph Delaney

        Est: $1,400 - $1,600

        Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) oil on canvas portrait painting study depicting an African American woman wearing a pastel pink and purple dress, seated in a chair with legs crossed against a white ground. Unsigned. 39 1/2" H x 28 3/4" W. The Estate of Lois Imogene Delaney, Knoxville, Tennessee. Biography (By Frederick C. Moffatt) Joseph Delaney was born in Knoxville in 1904, the ninth of ten children born to a Methodist Minister. He and his older brother, Beauford, discovered their interest in art by drawing on Sunday School cards. In 1930, Joseph left Tennessee for New York where Beauford was also working as an artist, and enrolled in the Art Students League under the tutelage of Thomas Hart Benton and Alexander Brooke. The subject matter he found there, including the city's landmarks and its people, are the images for which he is best known. In 1986, Delaney returned to Knoxville to live and was artist-in-residence for the University of Tennessee Art Department until his death in 1991. Delaney's works are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Chicago Art Institute, The Knoxville Museum of Art, and The Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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      • Joseph Delaney Nude Watercolor
        Jul. 24, 2021

        Joseph Delaney Nude Watercolor

        Est: $1,000 - $1,200

        Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) watercolor on cream paper depicting a nude female figure with her left arm raised and resting on a wall with her lower arm by her side and holding fabric. Signed lower right JOSEPH DELANEY. Float mounted onto cream board and housed in a gilt wood frame. Sight/Paper: 17 3/4" H x 11 5/8" W. Framed: 27" H x 22 1/2" W.

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      • Joseph Delaney, 1904-1991, Nude
        May. 22, 2021

        Joseph Delaney, 1904-1991, Nude

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        Joseph Delaney 1904-1991 Nude c. 1940 ink wash on paper 10 x 14 inches signed partial label verso Provenance: Private collection, Richmond, Virginia

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      • JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1991) Artist’s Studio Party.
        Apr. 22, 2021

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1991) Artist’s Studio Party.

        Est: $100,000 - $150,000

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1991) Artist's Studio Party. Oil on linen canvas, 1940. 971x1216 mm; 38 1/4x47 7/8 inches. Signed in oil, lower right. Provenance: the estate of the artist; Harvey D. Peyton, Charleston, WV; private collection, Illinois. Exhibited: Invisible Americans, Black Artists of the '30s, the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, 1968; Joseph Delaney: Retrospective Exhibition, Ewing Gallery of Art and Artchitecture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, June 6 - July 20, 1986, with the label on the frame back; Life in the City: The Art of Joseph Delaney, Ewing Gallery of Art and Artchitecture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, September 10 - October 31, 2004; Higher Ground, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN, loan to permanent exhibition, 2019. Illustrated: Sam Yates, Joseph Delaney: Retrospective Exhibition, p. 12; Federick C. Moffatt and Sam Yates, Life in the City: The Art of Joseph Delaney, p. 53. Artist's Studio Party is the largest and most significant painting by Joseph Delaney to come to auction. This important painting is part of his expressive body of work recording the lives of New Yorkers. Joseph Delaney gives the viewer a fascinating view of the downtown artist's scene - painting in thin layers with a dark, somber palette. Joseph Delaney became a long time resident of the West Village shortly after moving to New York to join his brother Beauford in 1930. Frederick Moffatt describes how Delaney lived in various garrets and lofts within a small area of the Village and Soho between 1931 and 1959. In 1940, Delaney lived on Sullivan Street, near West Third Street. Sam Yates wrote this painting was inspired by a party he gave friends earlier at 26 Bond Street. In 1930, Joseph Delaney first studied at the Art Students League where he studied figure drawing with George Bridgman and human anatomy with Thomas Hart Benton. From 1934 to 1940, Delaney worked on various WPA projects in New York including the Index of Design for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Pier 72 mural, and with Norman Lewis on the Story of the Recorded Word mural at the New York Public Library. In 1942, Delaney eventually join the easel division just before the WPA was disbanded, and was also awarded a Julius Rosenwald travel fellowship of $1,200, which he used to work and travel down the Eastern coast, from Maine to South Carolina. Artist's Studio Party inclusion in the Studio Museum in Harlem exhibition Invisible Americans helped cement Joseph Delany's reputation as an important figure of the 1930s. In his Artforum review of February of 1969, Robert Pincus-Whitten hailed Joseph Delaney; "a single artist of tremendous merit was revealed to me in terms of a developed, tough, and by moments self-mocking Expressionism". Pincus-Whitten describes Village Studio Party as a "scene of group camaraderie an image of what must have seemed then to be the daring option of depicting a white girl dancing with a black man." In another studio painting, Artist's Party, circa 1942, Delaney includes himself seated at a poker game in an artist's apartment alongside a figure he later identified as Jackson Pollock. Both paintings are described in Frederick C. Moffatt's biography Life and Times of Joseph Delaney, 1904 - 1991 and are recognized for taking the viewer into the "sanctified" space of the artist's studio. Moffatt p. 167; Moffat/Yates p. 53; Pincus-Whitten p. 66; Yates p. 12.

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      • JOSEPH DELANEY (1904-1991) Untitled (Portrait of a Young Woman).
        Feb. 04, 2021

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904-1991) Untitled (Portrait of a Young Woman).

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904-1991) Untitled (Portrait of a Young Woman). Charcoal on illustration board. 444x298 mm; 17 1/2x11 3/4 inches. Signed and dated in charcoal, lower left. 1938. Provenance: private collection, Philadelphia. Joseph Delaney moved from his native Tennessee to New York in 1930 at the age of 26, where he studied at the Art Students League with Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975). In 1932, he exhibited in the first Washington Square Outdoor Art Show and continued to work as a sketch artist there. From 1934 to 1940, Delaney worked for the WPA on projects in New York City including the Index of Design for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Pier 72 mural, and the Story of the Recorded Word mural at the New York Public Library.

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      • Joseph Delaney Watercolor of a Nude Woman
        Jan. 30, 2021

        Joseph Delaney Watercolor of a Nude Woman

        Est: $3,000 - $3,400

        Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) watercolor on cream paper depicting a nude female figure, reclining with arms crossed behind her head and right knee slightly bent, rendered in colors of blue, brown, black and cream. Signed and dated with inscription lower left corner "In Solemn Friendship to Marie Woods From Joe Delaney, 1941". Float mounted onto cream cardstock and housed in a simple painted wood frame. Paper: 19 3/4" H x 29 7/8" W. Sight: 22 7/8" H x 32 3/4" W. Framed: 24 3/8" H x 34 3/8" W. Note: In the book THE LIFE, ART, AND TIMES OF JOSEPH DELANEY 1904-1991, author Frederick C. Moffatt, notes that Marie Woods was a lifelong companion who assisted Delaney in editing and typing his hand written notes and texts (page 44). A watercolor portrait of Marie Woods by Delaney was featured in the 2016 exhibit "Life in the City: The Art of Joseph Delaney" at the Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture at the University of TN Knoxville. Artist's Biography: Biography (By Frederick C. Moffatt) – Joseph Delaney was born in Knoxville in 1904, the ninth of ten children born to a Methodist Minister. He and his older brother, Beauford, discovered their interest in art by drawing on Sunday School cards. In 1930, Joseph left Tennessee for New York where Beauford was also working as an artist, and enrolled in the Art Students League under the tutelage of Thomas Hart Benton and Alexander Brooke. The subject matter he found there, including the city’s landmarks and its people, are the images for which he is best known. In 1986, Delaney returned to Knoxville to live and was artist-in-residence for the University of Tennessee Art Department until his death in 1991. Delaney’s works are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Chicago Art Institute, The Knoxville Museum of Art, and The Smithsonian American Art Museum. Provenance: Estate of Russell McAdoo, Murfreesboro, TN.

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      • Joseph Delaney, Untitled
        Jul. 30, 2020

        Joseph Delaney, Untitled

        Est: $500 - $700

        Joseph Delaney Untitled c. 1935 ink and gouache on paper 12.75 h × 11 w in (32 × 28 cm) Signed to lower edge 'Joseph Delaney'. condition: Sheet is mounted in matting with archival linen adhesive along two points verso. Minor discoloration along edges of paper, with two small areas of soiling along upper edge associated with linen mounts. One crease to sheet emanating from center of upper edge measuring three inches in length. Fair to good condition. Unframed and housed in matting behind a transparent acrylic sheet.

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      • Joseph Delaney, 1904-1991, Lot of two nude sketches, pen and ink on cardstock, 7-1/2 x 5 inches (both works)
        Jul. 11, 2020

        Joseph Delaney, 1904-1991, Lot of two nude sketches, pen and ink on cardstock, 7-1/2 x 5 inches (both works)

        Est: $600 - $800

        Joseph Delaney 1904-1991 Lot of two nude sketches pen and ink on cardstock c. 1940, unsigned Aaron Galleries label verso (Aaron Galleries represents the estate of Joseph Delaney). Provenance: The Estate of Kathlyn "Elaine" Moragne. Ms. Moragne grew up near the Cabrini Green housing complex in Chicago. At a time when women, especially African American, experienced significant barriers to education, Elaine her BA in psychopathology from University of Illinois (1958) and her MS in clinical nutrition from Rush University. Throughout her life, Elaine demonstrated her commitment to the economic revitalization and cultural recognition of the Black community, spearheading the work of Southside bank, starting a radio station in Boston supporting the needs of minority residents, and serving on the Women's Board of the Chicago Urban League. She was involved with the South Side Community Art Center for 20 plus years, and supported the work of African American artists, both financially and in an administrative capacity. She helped establish the loaning program at the Art Institute of Chicago, allowing homeowners to borrow or rent certain works to display in their homes. We are indebted to Lisa Morange-Kayser, Elaine's daughter, for providing this information. 7-1/2 x 5 inches (both works)

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      • JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1991) Untitled (Reclining Figure).
        Jun. 04, 2020

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1991) Untitled (Reclining Figure).

        Est: $6,000 - $9,000

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1991) Untitled (Reclining Figure). Oil on canvas board, 1955. 508x610 mm; 20x24 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower left. Provenance: the estate of the artist; Aaron Galleries, Glenview, IL, with the gallery label on the back board; private collection, Missouri.

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      • JOSEPH DELANEY, New York/Tennessee, 1904-1991, Resting nude., Charcoal and crayon on paper, 11.5" x 9". Framed 18" x 15".
        Feb. 07, 2020

        JOSEPH DELANEY, New York/Tennessee, 1904-1991, Resting nude., Charcoal and crayon on paper, 11.5" x 9". Framed 18" x 15".

        Est: $500 - $1,000

        JOSEPH DELANEY New York/Tennessee, 1904-1991 Resting nude. Signed lower right "Jos. Delaney". Charcoal and crayon on paper, 11.5" x 9". Framed 18" x 15".

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      • 3 Joseph Delaney Drawings on Paper, incl. Portrait, Nudes
        Jan. 25, 2020

        3 Joseph Delaney Drawings on Paper, incl. Portrait, Nudes

        Est: $500 - $600

        Three (3) Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) drawings on paper, including portrait, nudes. 1st item: Ink on paper drawing depicting a young African American man holding a pipe. Signed "Joe Delaney" in ink lower right. Later date reading "C. 1930" in black marker lower left, later inscription reading "Donated by: The Michaelearey Delaney/Collection, March 2012,/Black Cherokee Productions" in ink lower right. Mounted to mat with old tape to each corner. Sheet - 15 1/8" H x 11 1/8" W. Mat - 19 1/4" H x 14 3/8" W. 2nd item: Large crayon on paper drawing depicting five posed female nude figures. Unsigned. 22" H x 31 3/4" W. 3rd item: Pencil on paper drawing with sketches of human figures. Unsigned. Housed in a red three ring folder with ink inscription reading "Special Rocky Hayden inside" likely in Joseph's handwriting. Drawing - 11 1/8" H x 8 5/8" W. Folder - 11 1/2" H x 9 5/8" W x 1" D.

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      • 2 Joseph Delaney Sketchbooks, Exhibited
        Jul. 13, 2019

        2 Joseph Delaney Sketchbooks, Exhibited

        Est: $500 - $700

        Two (2) Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) sketchbooks. 1st item: Sketchbook containing fifteen (15) crayon on paper and ink on paper drawings, primarily depicting female and male nudes with one Central Park landscape and one page handwritten narrative about his experiences in New York. 12 1/4" H x 9 1/8" W x 5/8" D. 2nd item: Sketchbook containing twenty-four (24) crayon on paper drawings depicting female and male nudes. 14 1/4" H x 11 3/8" W x 3/4" D. American, mid 20th century. Note: Both sketchbooks were included in the exhibition "Joseph Delaney: On The Move" at the Knoxville Museum of Art, August 17, 2018-November 4, 2018. Provenance: The Estate of Ougust Delaney, Knoxville, TN. Biography (courtesy of Frederick C. Moffatt): Joseph Delaney was born in Knoxville in 1904. He and his older brother, Beauford, discovered their interest in art by drawing on Sunday School cards. In 1930, Joseph left Tennessee for New York where Beauford was also working as an artist, and enrolled in the Art Students League under the tutelage of Thomas Hart Benton and Alexander Brooke. The subject matter he found there, including the city's landmarks and its people, are the images for which he is best known. In 1986, Delaney returned to Knoxville to live and was artist-in-residence for the University of Tennessee Art Department until his death in 1991. Delaney's works are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Chicago Art Institute, The Knoxville Museum of Art, and The Smithsonian American Art Museum. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com.)

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      • JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1981) Untitled (Self-Portrait).
        Apr. 04, 2019

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1981) Untitled (Self-Portrait).

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1981) Untitled (Self-Portrait). Watercolor on heavy cream wove paper, circa 1960. 565x298 mm; 22 1/4x11 3/4 inches. Signed in ink, lower right. Provenance: private collection, New York.

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      • JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1981) Untitled (Self-Portrait).
        Apr. 04, 2019

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1981) Untitled (Self-Portrait).

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1981) Untitled (Self-Portrait). Oil on linen canvas, circa 1935. 292x235 mm; 11 1/2x9 1/4 inches. Estate signature ink stamp, upper stretcher bars verso. Provenance: the estate of the artist; Aaron Galleries, Chicago; private collection, Ohio. In 1930, at the age of 26, Joseph Delaney moved from his native Tennessee to New York, where he studied at the Art Students League with Thomas Hart Benton. In 1932, he exhibited in the first Washington Square Outdoor Art Show, where he continued to work as a sketch artist. From 1934 to 1940, Delaney worked for the WPA on projects in New York City, including the Index of Design for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Bearden/Henderson p. 291.

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      • 2 Joseph Delaney Sketchbooks
        Jan. 26, 2019

        2 Joseph Delaney Sketchbooks

        Est: $500 - $700

        Two (2) Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) sketchbooks. 1st item: Sketchbook containing fifteen crayon on paper and ink on paper drawings, primarily depicting female nudes and portraits, with two outdoor landscapes depicting Central Park, and one seascape. Also includes two poems/writings and one phone number on a piece of paper. Covers of sketchbook with phone numbers and other information. 10 1/8" H x 8 5/8" W x 1" D. 2nd item: Sketchbook containing six crayon on paper drawings depicting female nudes. Also includes three photocopies of a street scene with a poem by Joseph Delaney titled "Sitting in the Sun". 12 3/8" H x 9 1/8" W x 1/2" D. American, mid 20th century. Provenance: The Estate of Ougust Delaney, Knoxville, TN. Biography (courtesy of Frederick C. Moffatt): Joseph Delaney was born in Knoxville in 1904. He and his older brother, Beauford, discovered their interest in art by drawing on Sunday School cards. In 1930, Joseph left Tennessee for New York where Beauford was also working as an artist, and enrolled in the Art Students League under the tutelage of Thomas Hart Benton and Alexander Brooke. The subject matter he found there, including the city's landmarks and its people, are the images for which he is best known. In 1986, Delaney returned to Knoxville to live and was artist-in-residence for the University of Tennessee Art Department until his death in 1991. Delaney's works are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Chicago Art Institute, The Knoxville Museum of Art, and The Smithsonian American Art Museum. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com.)

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      • O/B Portrait of Woman, attrib. to Jos. Delaney
        Jan. 26, 2019

        O/B Portrait of Woman, attrib. to Jos. Delaney

        Est: $1,400 - $1,600

        Attributed to Joseph Delaney (TN/NY, 1904-1991) oil on canvas board, unsigned, half-portrait painting using a multi-colored palette of a woman with red hair wearing a blue blouse and with chin resting on hand, unsigned. E.H. & A.C. Friedrichs Company, NY artist supply company label and hand-written in pencil "Art Students League, NY" en verso. Housed in a newer gilt molded frame. Sight - 19 3/8" H x 15 3/8" W. Framed - 23 1/4" x 19 1/4". Circa 1940. Painting presented with an attribution letter from Frederick C. Moffatt, Professor Emeritus of Art History, University of Tennessee and author of "The Life and Times of Joseph Delaney, 1904-1991", published University of Tennessee Press, 2009. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com.)

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      • Joseph Delaney O/B Genre Scene, Man with Child
        Jan. 26, 2019

        Joseph Delaney O/B Genre Scene, Man with Child

        Est: $1,000 - $1,200

        Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) oil on board interior scene, depicting an African American man seated with a guitar and holding a young child sitting in his lap, while another child stands observing in an open doorway. This painting was most likely an autobiographical painting recreated from a family photograph, depicting the artist's father and brother Beauford Delaney. Signed lower left, "Jos Delaney". Unframed. 16" H x 12" W. American, circa 1980-1985. Biography (Courtesy of Frederick C. Moffatt): Joseph Delaney was born in Knoxville in 1904, the ninth of ten children born to a Methodist Minister. He and his older brother, Beauford, discovered their interest in art by drawing on Sunday School cards. In 1930, Joseph left Tennessee for New York where Beauford was also working as an artist, and enrolled in the Art Students League under the tutelage of Thomas Hart Benton and Alexander Brooke. The subject matter Joseph Delaney found there, including the city's landmarks and its people, are the images for which he is best known. In 1986, Delaney returned to Knoxville to live and was artist-in-residence for the University of Tennessee Art Department until his death in 1991. Delaney's works are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Chicago Art Institute, The Knoxville Museum of Art, and The Smithsonian American Art Museum. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com.)

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      • DELANEY, Joseph. Oil on Board. New York Harbor.
        Nov. 04, 2018

        DELANEY, Joseph. Oil on Board. New York Harbor.

        Est: $7,000 - $10,000

        1962. Signed and dated lower right. Joseph Delaney (African American, 1904 - 1991).

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      • JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1981) Lower Manhattan.
        Oct. 04, 2018

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1981) Lower Manhattan.

        Est: $8,000 - $12,000

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1981) Lower Manhattan. Oil on linen canvas, 1958. 305x762 mm; 12x30 inches. Signed and dated in oil, lower left recto. With an affixed fragment of backing paper, signed, titled and inscribed "New York, NY" in ink, upper right verso. Provenance: Sacks Fine Art, New York; private collection, New York (1994).

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      • JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1981) Untitled (Dance Rehearsal).
        Oct. 04, 2018

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1981) Untitled (Dance Rehearsal).

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1981) Untitled (Dance Rehearsal). Brush and ink wash on wove paper, circa 1935. 260x406 mm; 10 1/4x16 inches. Signed in ink, lower right. Provenance: Sacks Fine Art, New York, with the label on the frame back; private collection, New York (1994).

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      • 12 Joseph Delaney Drawings
        Jul. 14, 2018

        12 Joseph Delaney Drawings

        Est: $400 - $500

        Twelve (12) Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) drawings. 1st item: Crayon on brown paper drawing depicting a New York street scene. Unsigned. Housed under plastic in a carved wooden frame. Sight - 15 3/4" H x 11 3/4" W. Framed - 17" H x 13" W. 2nd item: Pencil on green paper drawing titled "Field Ensemble Field Bag Field Hat" depicting a woman in a suit and hat and a cross body bag holding the leash of a small dog in a New York street scene. Unsigned. 13 1/2" H x 9 1/2" W. 3rd item: Pencil on paper drawing depicting the stern of a ferry with several passengers. Unsigned. 1 1/8" H x 15 1/8" W. 4th item: Pencil on paper drawing depicting the portrait of a woman in a hat. Unsigned. 19 1/8" H x 12 5/8" W. 5th item: Pencil on paper drawing depicting the portrait of a man. Unsigned. 18" H x 12" W. 6th item: Pencil on paper drawing depicting a group of nudes. Unsigned. 17" H x 14" W. 7th-12th items: Six (6) crayon on three ring binder paper drawings depicting female nudes in various poses and one still life depicting a television set. Unsigned. Hammermill Bond watermarks, visible to surface of five (5) drawings. 8 5/8" H x 11 1/8" W. Provenance: The Estate of Ougust Delaney, Knoxville, TN. Biography (courtesy of Frederick C. Moffatt): Joseph Delaney was born in Knoxville in 1904. He and his older brother, Beauford, discovered their interest in art by drawing on Sunday School cards. In 1930, Joseph left Tennessee for New York where Beauford was also working as an artist, and enrolled in the Art Students League under the tutelage of Thomas Hart Benton and Alexander Brooke. The subject matter he found there, including the city's landmarks and its people, are the images for which he is best known. In 1986, Delaney returned to Knoxville to live and was artist-in-residence for the University of Tennessee Art Department until his death in 1991. Delaney's works are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Chicago Art Institute, The Knoxville Museum of Art, and The Smithsonian American Art Museum. Note: Delaney and Haley began a friendship sometime in the 1940's. In Haley's "Shadowland of Dreams" he writes: "Through him (his friend George Sims) I met other struggling artists like Joe Delaney, a veteran painter from Knoxville, Tennessee. Often Joe lacked food money, so he'd visit a neighborhood butcher who would give him big bones with morsels of meat and a grocer who would hand him some wilted vegetables. That's all Joe needed to make down-home soup. Another Village neighbor was a handsome young singer who ran a struggling restaurant. Rumor had it that if a customer ordered steak, the singer would dash to a supermarket across the street to buy one. His name was Harry Belafonte. People like Delaney and Belafonte became role models for me. I learned that you had to make sacrifices and live creatively to keep working at your dream. That's what living in the Shadowland is all about". Additionally, Delaney was named artist-in-residence at The University of TN, an appointment facilitated by his friend Alex Haley. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com.)

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      • Joseph Delaney Sketchbook
        Jul. 14, 2018

        Joseph Delaney Sketchbook

        Est: $600 - $700

        Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) sketchbook with thirty-one (31) crayon on paper drawings and twelve (12) miniature crayon and ink on card stock drawings to inside of front cover. The majority of the drawings depict female nudes in a variety of poses, seven (7) of the miniature drawings depicting still life scenes, groups of people, and one (1) depicting an artist at an easel. Unsigned. Includes Beauford Delaney signature with partial address, verso of back cover. Sketchbooks - 18 1/4" H x 12 1/4" W x 1/2" D. Drawings - 18" H x 12" W. Miniature drawings approximately 3 1/2" H x 3 1/2" W. Provenance: The Estate of Ougust Delaney, Knoxville, TN. Biography (courtesy of Frederick C. Moffatt): Joseph Delaney was born in Knoxville in 1904. He and his older brother, Beauford, discovered their interest in art by drawing on Sunday School cards. In 1930, Joseph left Tennessee for New York where Beauford was also working as an artist, and enrolled in the Art Students League under the tutelage of Thomas Hart Benton and Alexander Brooke. The subject matter he found there, including the city's landmarks and its people, are the images for which he is best known. In 1986, Delaney returned to Knoxville to live and was artist-in-residence for the University of Tennessee Art Department until his death in 1991. Delaney's works are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Chicago Art Institute, The Knoxville Museum of Art, and The Smithsonian American Art Museum. Note: Delaney and Haley began a friendship sometime in the 1940's. In Haley's "Shadowland of Dreams" he writes: "Through him (his friend George Sims) I met other struggling artists like Joe Delaney, a veteran painter from Knoxville, Tennessee. Often Joe lacked food money, so he'd visit a neighborhood butcher who would give him big bones with morsels of meat and a grocer who would hand him some wilted vegetables. That's all Joe needed to make down-home soup. Another Village neighbor was a handsome young singer who ran a struggling restaurant. Rumor had it that if a customer ordered steak, the singer would dash to a supermarket across the street to buy one. His name was Harry Belafonte. People like Delaney and Belafonte became role models for me. I learned that you had to make sacrifices and live creatively to keep working at your dream. That's what living in the Shadowland is all about". Additionally, Delaney was named artist-in-residence at The University of TN, an appointment facilitated by his friend Alex Haley. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com.)

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