Eight (8) Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) drawings and one (1) letter, 9 items total. 1st-8th items: Five (5) ink on paper drawings, two (2) blue crayon on paper drawings, and one (1) pencil drawing, signed and dated “jos delaney 1986″, depicting men and women. Subjects include a seated African American woman wearing an a-line dress and hat, the portrait of an elderly African American woman, a one page series of sketches depicting a man’s face, and other male and female anatomy sketches, including nudes. Drawings range in size from 8 5/8″ H x 5 5/8″ W to 16 1/8″ H x 10 1/2” W. 9th item: Letter from Steve Harvey, 631 O’Farnell St. #1014, San Francisco, CA, to Joseph Delaney, dated December 11, 1989, reading “Dear Mr. Delaney, It was nice to speak with you and I will stay in touch. A copy of the catalog I thought you should have been in is attached. I will get a note off to Dr. Rick Powell (Yale, I believe) so he can correct omission in future! I’ll try to track down Elsa Honig Fine to give her some information on Edwin Harleston. And I’ll let you know what I find out about the “modern” art exhibit being organized. Best Wishes. Respectfully Steve Harvey”. 9″ H x 6 1/8″ W. Note: The exhibition catalog Harvey refers to in the letter is “From the Potomac to the Anacostia: Art and Ideology in the Washington Area” by Richard J. Powell, Ph.D., Dean of the Humanities and the John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art & Art History at Duke University, where he has taught since 1989. CONDITION: 1st-8th items: Overall very good condition with fold lines, minor areas of dampstaining, largest 1 1/4″, surface of drawings. 1″ toning line across top of a-line dress drawing. Overall scuffs, surface of man’s face drawings. 9th item: Overall excellent condition.
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