Available works by: Jacob Lawrence  American (1917 - 2000)  

Jacob Lawrence was a widely renowned artist and University of Washington professor whose work centered on powerful themes such as justice, equality and the African American perspective.  Using distilled forms with an emphasis on color and expression, Lawrence's work speaks with a straightforward clarity that simultaneously lends voice to those historically overlooked while opening an important dialogue with viewers.  A renewed demand for original prints had sparked Lawrence’s initial interest in printmaking, but the medium also offered great aesthetic potential for him.  Not only was he able to reach a much wider audience, but it enabled Lawrence to revisit and rework his most popular subjects.  He sheds light on oppression, racism and human suffering, lauds moments of progress and hope, and reminds us that unity is key to building a better community.  During his own life, Lawrence’s themes were both historical and timely and yet they continue to have resonance and relevance today.

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Original Prints : Aspiration at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

Aspiration

Medium: Lithograph on Arches
Year: 1988
Edition : 42/200
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Kent Lovelace, master printer at Stone Press Editions, Seattle
Publisher: NAACP Special Contribution Fund on the occasion of its eightieth anniversary
References: Nebett L88-1
Size: 29-1/4 x 21-3/8 inches
Condition: Soft creases across the top of the image
Stock Number: 46046c
Price: $4500.00

Original Prints : Workshop (Builders #1) at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

Workshop (Builders #1)

Medium: Lithograph on Rives BFK
Year: 1972
Edition : Artist's Proof, 8/10; regular edition of 100
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Burr Miller, master printer at George C. Miller & Son, New York
Publisher: Abrams Original Editions, New York
References: Nesbett L72-1
Size: 22-1/2 x 17-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 45910c
SOLD - Additional impressions may be available. Please inquire.

Original Prints : The Builders (The Family) at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917-2000)

The Builders (The Family)

Medium: Silk screen on wove paper
Year: 1974
Edition : 119/300
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Ives-Sillman, New Haven CT
Publisher: IBM Corporation, New York
References: Nesbett L74-1
Size: 30 x 22-1/8 inches
Condition: Some mild toning in left margin. Some very light abrasions in printed area. Printing rich and strong.
Stock Number: 46221c
Price: $9000.00

Original Prints : Carpenters at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

Carpenters

Medium: Offset lithograph on Rives BFK from aluminum plates hand drawn by the artist
Year: 1977
Edition : 275/300
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Burr Miller, master printer at George C. Miller & Son, New York
Publisher: Hinman Brown, New York
References: Nesbett L77-2
Size: 18-1/2 x 22 inches
Stock Number: 48110c
SOLD - Additional impressions may be available. Please inquire.

Original Prints : Tools at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

Tools

Medium: Offset lithograph on Rives BFK from aluminum plates hand drawn by the artist
Year: 1977
Edition : 87/300
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Burr Miller, master printer at George C. Miller & Son, New York
Publisher: Hinman Brown, New York
References: Nesbett L77-3
Size: 21-7/8 x 18-1/8 inches
Stock Number: 45915c
SOLD - Additional impressions may be available. Please inquire.

Original Prints : Builders Three at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

Builders Three

Medium: Offset lithograph on Arches from photo aluminum plates
Year: 1991
Edition : 15/90
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Robert Franklin, master printer at Brandywine
Publisher: Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia
References: Nesbett L91-1
Size: 30 x 21-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 45918
Price: $7800.00

Original Prints : Windows at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917-2000)

Windows

Medium: Lithograph
Year: 1977
Edition : 128/300
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Burr Miller, master printer at George C. Miller & Son, New York
Publisher: Hinman Brown, New York
References: Nesbett L77-4
Size: 21-3/4 x 25-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 46854c
Price: $3600.00

Original Prints : To The Defense at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

To The Defense

Medium: Lithograph on Arches
Year: 1989
Edition : Printer's Proof 2/6; regular edition of 200
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Kent Lovelace, master printer at Stone Press Editions, Seattle
Publisher: NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund on the occasion of its fiftieth birthday
References: Nesbett L89-1
Size: 32 x 24 inches
Stock Number: 45916
SOLD - Additional impressions may be available. Please inquire.

Original Prints : Revolt on the Amistad at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

Revolt on the Amistad

Medium: Silk screen on Bainbridge two ply rag paper
Year: 1989
Edition : 78/120
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Lou Stovall, master printer at Workshop Inc., Washington D.C
Publisher: Aetna Life Insurance Company and Spradling Ames, Key West on the 150th anniversary of the Amistad incident
References: Nesbett L89-2
Size: 35 x 25-3/8 inches
Stock Number: 45917
Price: $9000.00

Original Prints : Studio (Artist in Studio) at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

Studio (Artist in Studio)

Medium: Lithograph on Rives BFK
Year: 1994
Edition : 17/50
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Kent Lovelace, master printer at Stone Press Editions, Seattle
Publisher: University of Washington School of Art, Seattle
References: Nesbett L94-1
Size: 26-1/8 x 19-5/8 inches
Stock Number: 47087c
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Original Prints : Celebration of Heritage at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

Celebration of Heritage

Medium: Lithograph on Rives BFK
Year: 1992
Edition : 137/150
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Kent Lovelace, master printer at Stone Press Editions, Seattle
Publisher: American Indian Heritage Foundation, Falls Church, VA and Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle
References: Nesbett L92-1
Size: 30 x 22-1/4 inches
Stock Number: 45919
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Original Prints : Morning Still Life at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

Morning Still Life

Medium: Silk screen on Arches 88
Year: 1976
Edition : Artist's Proof 1/15; regular edition of 200
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Xavier H. Rivera, master printer at Soho Graphic Arts Workshop, New York
Publisher: Rainbow Art Foundation
References: Nesbett L76-1
Size: 24 x 17-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 45912
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Toussaint L'Ouverture

As a young boy, Jacob Lawrence was confused and frustrated by the palpable absence of black leaders and history figures in his school lessons.  While attending an after school program at the Utopia Children’s House in Harlem, Lawrence finally learned of such great figures as Toussaint L’Overture, Harriet Tubman and John Brown.  In 1938, while working for the WPA Easel project, Lawrence had his opportunity and executed his first major series, Toussaint L’Overture.  Finding the story much too complex for one image, Lawrence devised forty-one separate panels.  This series attracted a lot of attention for the young artist and was shown at the Baltimore Museum of Art and the American Negro Exhibition in Chicago.  Lawrence believed strongly that these stories should be told, not only as a part of black history, but as key moments in human history.

Between 1986 and 1997, Lawrence revisited his famous L’Ouverture series and reimagined it in print form.  Working with Lou Stovall, master printer at Workshop Inc., Washington D.C, fifteen of the fort-one scenes were translated into silk screen prints and published by Amistad Research Center in New Orleans and Spradling Ames in Key West.

*PLEASE NOTE* the descriptions listed below each subject are those given to the works by Jacob Lawrence himself when he painted the original series in 1938.

 

Original PrintsToussaint L'OuvertureHiroshimaThe Legend of John Brown - Complete PortfolioThe Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis

Toussaint L

Jacob Lawrence American (1917–2000)

The Birth of Toussaint L'Ouverture

Series: Toussaint L'Ouverture
Medium: Silk screen on Bainbridge two ply rag paper
Year: 1986
Edition : 36/100
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Lou Stovall, master printer at Workshop Inc., Washington D.C
Publisher: Amistad Research Center, New Orleans and Spradling Ames, Key West
References: Nesbett L86-1
Size: 28-1/2 x 18-1/2 inches
Description: The birth of Toussaint L'Ouverture, May 20, 1743. Both of Toussaint's parents were slaves.
Stock Number: 46666
Price: $8000.00

Toussaint L

Jacob Lawrence American (1917–2000)

The Coachman

Series: Toussaint L'Ouverture
Medium: Silk screen on Bainbridge two ply rag paper
Year: 1990
Edition : 5/99
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Lou Stovall, master printer at Workshop Inc., Washington D.C
Publisher: Amistad Research Center, New Orleans and Spradling Ames, Key West
References: Nesbett L90-4
Size: 28-1/4 x 18-3/8 inches
Description: In early manhood his seemingly good nature won for him the coachmanship for Bayou de Libertas, 1763. His job as coachman gave him time to think about how to fight slavery. During this period, he taught himself to read and to write.
Stock Number: 46665
Price: $7000.00

Toussaint L

Jacob Lawrence American (1917–2000)

Strategy

Series: Toussaint L'Ouverture
Medium: Silk screen on Rising two ply rag paper
Year: 1994
Edition : 120/120
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Lou Stovall, master printer at Workshop Inc., Washington D.C
Publisher: Amistad Research Center, New Orleans and Spradling Ames, Key West
References: Nesbett L94-4
Size: 18-1/2 x 28-5/8 inches
Description: The blacks were led by three chiefs, Jean Francois, Biassou, and Jeannot; Toussaint serving as aide-de-camp to Biassou.
Stock Number: 46659
Price: $7000.00

Toussaint L

Jacob Lawrence American (1917–2000)

Dondon

Series: Toussaint L'Ouverture
Medium: Silk screen on Bainbridge two ply rag paper
Year: 1992
Edition : 54/124
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Lou Stovall, master printer at Workshop Inc., Washington D.C
Publisher: Amistad Research Center, New Orleans and Spradling Ames, Key West
References: Nesbett L92-2
Size: 18-3/8 x 28-1/4 inches
Description: Toussaint captured Dondon, a city int he center of Haiti, 1795.
Condition: Small crease in printed area on bottom edge.
Stock Number: 46657
Price: $6500.00

Toussaint L

Jacob Lawrence American (1917–2000)

The Capture

Series: Toussaint L'Ouverture
Medium: Silk screen on Bainbridge two ply rag paper
Year: 1987
Edition : 32/120
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Lou Stovall, master printer at Workshop Inc., Washington D.C
Publisher: Amistad Research Center, New Orleans and Spradling Ames, Key West
References: Nesbett L87-2
Size: 28-3/8 x 18-1/2 inches
Description: Toussaint captured Marmelade, held by Vernet, a mulatto, 1795.
Stock Number: 46667
Price: $7500.00

Toussaint L

Jacob Lawrence American (1917–2000)

General Toussaint L'Ouverture

Series: Toussaint L'Ouverture
Medium: Silk screen on Bainbridge two ply rag paper
Year: 1986
Edition : 51/100
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Lou Stovall, master printer at Workshop Inc., Washington D.C
Publisher: Amistad Research Center, New Orleans and Spradling Ames, Key West
References: Nesbett L86-2
Size: 28-3/8 x 18-1/2 inches
Description: General Toussaint L'Ouverture, Statesman and military genius, esteemed by the Spaniards, feared by the English, dreaded by the French, hated by the planters, and reverenced by the Blacks.
Condition: Small, circular cockle on right shoulder of figure.
Stock Number: 46663
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Toussaint L

Jacob Lawrence American (1917–2000)

L'Ouverture (The Opener)

Series: Toussaint L'Ouverture
Medium: Silk screen on Rising two ply rag paper
Year: 1997
Edition : 110/125
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Lou Stovall, master printer at Workshop Inc., Washington D.C
Publisher: Amistad Research Center, New Orleans and Spradling Ames, Key West
References: Nesbett L97-5
Size: 18-3/4 x 28-3/4 inches
Description: General Toussaint L'Ouverture attached the English at Artibonite and there captured two towns.
Stock Number: 46656
Price: $7500.00

Toussaint L

Jacob Lawrence American (1917–2000)

The March

Series: Toussaint L'Ouverture
Medium: Silk screen on Rising two ply rag paper
Year: 1995
Edition : 105/120
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Lou Stovall, master printer at Workshop Inc., Washington D.C
Publisher: Amistad Research Center, New Orleans and Spradling Ames, Key West
References: Nesbett L95-2
Size: 18 x 28 inches
Description: General L’Ouverture collected forces at Marmelade, and on October the 9th, 1794, left with 500 men to capture San Miguel.
Stock Number: 46658
Price: $6500.00

Toussaint L

Jacob Lawrence American (General L’Ouverture collected forces at Marmelade, and on October the 9th, 1794, left with 500 men to capture San Miguel.)

St. Marc

Series: Toussaint L'Ouverture
Medium: Silk screen on Rising two ply rag paper
Year: 1994
Edition : 3/120
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Lou Stovall, master printer at Workshop Inc., Washington D.C
Publisher: Amistad Research Center, New Orleans and Spradling Ames, Key West
References: Nesbett L94-3
Size: 28-1/2 x 18-1/2 inches
Description: On March 24, he captured Mirebalois.
Stock Number: 46662
Price: $7000.00

Toussaint L

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

Contemplation

Medium: Silk screen on Bainbridge two ply rag paper
Year: 1993
Edition : Artist's Proof, 7/14; regular edition of 120
Signature: Signed in pencil
References: Nesbett L93-2
Size: 28-3/8 x 18-1/2 inches
Description: Returning to private life as the commander and chief of the army, he saw to it that the country was well taken care of, and Haiti returned to prosperity. During this important period, slavery was abolished, and attention focused upon agricultural pursuits.
Stock Number: 45903
Price: $7500.00

Toussaint L

Jacob Lawrence American (1917–2000)

Flotilla

Series: Toussaint L'Ouverture
Medium: Silk screen on Rising two ply rag paper
Year: 1996
Edition : 115/120
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Lou Stovall, master printer at Workshop Inc., Washington D.C
Publisher: Amistad Research Center, New Orleans and Spradling Ames, Key West
References: Nesbett L96-6
Size: 18-3/4 x 28-7/8 inches
Description: Napoleon’s troops under Leclerc arrive at the shores of Haiti.
Stock Number: 46653
Price: $7000.00

Toussaint L

Jacob Lawrence American (1917–2000)

The Burning

Series: Toussaint L'Ouverture
Medium: Silk screen on Rising two ply rag paper
Year: 1997
Edition : 61/125
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Lou Stovall, master printer at Workshop Inc., Washington D.C
Publisher: Amistad Research Center, New Orleans and Spradling Ames, Key West
References: Nesbett L97-4
Size: 18-1/2 x 29 inches
Description: Henri Christoph, rather than surrender to LeClerc, sets fire to La Cape. Christoph, one of Toussaint’s aides, sent word that the French were in Haitian waters - that he had held them off as long as possible.
Condition: Small scratch in printed area upper left.
Stock Number: 46660
Price: $6500.00

Toussaint L

Jacob Lawrence American (1917–2000)

Toussaint at Ennery

Series: Toussaint L'Ouverture
Medium: Silk screen on Bainbridge two ply rag paper
Year: 1989
Edition : 35/99
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Lou Stovall, master printer at Workshop Inc., Washington D.C
Publisher: Amistad Research Center, New Orleans and Spradling Ames, Key West
References: Nesbett L89-3
Size: 18-5/8 x 29 inches
Description: Toussaint defeats Napoleon's troops at Ennery.
Stock Number: 46654
Price: $7000.00

Toussaint L

Jacob Lawrence American (1917–2000)

Deception

Series: Toussaint L'Ouverture
Medium: Silk screen on Rising two ply rag paper
Year: 1997
Edition : 99/125
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Lou Stovall, master printer at Workshop Inc., Washington D.C
Publisher: Amistad Research Center, New Orleans and Spradling Ames, Key West
References: Nesbett L97-3
Size: 18-1/2 x 28-3/4 inches
Description: During the truce Toussiant was deceived and arrested by Leclerc, Leclerc felt that with Toussaint out of the way, the Blacks would surrender.
Stock Number: 46655
Price: $7000.00

Toussaint L

Jacob Lawrence American (1917–2000)

To Preserve Their Freedom

Series: Toussaint L'Ouverture
Medium: Silk screen on Bainbridge two ply rag paper
Year: 1988
Edition : 46/99
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Lou Stovall, master printer at Workshop Inc., Washington D.C
Publisher: Amistad Research Center, New Orleans and Spradling Ames, Key West
References: Nesbett L88-2
Size: 18-1/2 x 28-3/4 inches
Description: Napoleon’s attempt to restore slavery in Haiti was unsuccessful. Desalines, Chief of the Blacks, defeated LeClerc. Black men, women and children took up arms to preserve their freedom.
Condition: Faint scratch in printed area of right grey region. Scratch in printed area mid left on grass.
Stock Number: 46661
Price: $6500.00

Hiroshima

Series: Complete Portfolio.  Includes text by John Hersey and poem by Penn Warren
Signature: Signed by Lawrence, Hersey and Warren in the colophon
Medium: Eight silk screen prints bound in black aniline leather cover.
Edition: 1185/1500
Year: 1983
Size: 12-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches each
Printer: Alexander Heinrici, Master printer at The Studio Heinrici, New York
Publisher: Limited Editions Club, New York
References: Nesbett L83-1
Stock Number: 46038c
SOLD

Original PrintsToussaint L'OuvertureHiroshimaThe Legend of John Brown - Complete PortfolioThe Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis

Hiroshima : Cover at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

Cover

Hiroshima : Title Page at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

Title Page

Hiroshima : Playground at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

Playground

Hiroshima : Street Scene at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

Street Scene

Hiroshima : Family at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

Family

Hiroshima : People in the Park at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

People in the Park

Hiroshima : Market at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

Market

Hiroshima : Man with Birds at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

Man with Birds

Hiroshima : Boy with Kite at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

Boy with Kite

Hiroshima : Farmers at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

Farmers

Hiroshima : Colophon at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

Colophon

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio

Medium: Silk screens on Domestic etching paper

Signature: Signed in Pencil

Edition: Printer's Proof 2/2; Regular edition of 60

Date: 1977

Size: 20 x 14 inches each

Printer: Ives-Sillman, New Haven, CT

Publisher: Founders Society of the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit

References: Nesbett L77-5

45922c

Sold as a set of twenty-two only. Price on Request.


*PLEASE NOTE* this portfolio is not currently on display.  It is available for viewing by appointment only.  Please call (206) 624-6700 for more information.

Original PrintsToussaint L'OuvertureHiroshimaThe Legend of John Brown - Complete PortfolioThe Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 1. John Brown, a man who had a fanatical belief that he was chosen by God to overthrow black slavery in America at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

1. John Brown, a man who had a fanatical belief that he was chosen by God to overthrow black slavery in America

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 2. For forty years John brown reflected on the hopeless and miserable condition of the slaves at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

2. For forty years John brown reflected on the hopeless and miserable condition of the slaves

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 3. For twelves years John Brown engaged in land speculations and wool merchandising. All this to make some money for his greater work which was the abolishment of slavery. at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

3. For twelves years John Brown engaged in land speculations and wool merchandising. All this to make some money for his greater work which was the abolishment of slavery.

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 4. His ventures failing him, he accepted poverty at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

4. His ventures failing him, he accepted poverty

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 5. John Brown, while tending his flock in Ohio, first communicated with his sons and daughters his plans of attacking slavery by force at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

5. John Brown, while tending his flock in Ohio, first communicated with his sons and daughters his plans of attacking slavery by force

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 6. John Brown formed an organization among the colored people of the Adirondack woods to resist the capture of any fugitive slaves at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

6. John Brown formed an organization among the colored people of the Adirondack woods to resist the capture of any fugitive slaves

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 7. To the people he found worthy of trust, he communicated his plans at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

7. To the people he found worthy of trust, he communicated his plans

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 8. John Brown

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

8. John Brown's first thought of the place where he would make his attack came to him while surveying land for Oberlin College in West Virginia, 1840

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 9. Kansas was now the skirmish ground of the Civil War at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

9. Kansas was now the skirmish ground of the Civil War

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 10. Those pro-slavery were murdered by those anti-slavery at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

10. Those pro-slavery were murdered by those anti-slavery

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 11. John Brown took to guerrilla warfare at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

11. John Brown took to guerrilla warfare

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 12. John Brown

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

12. John Brown's victory at Black Jack drove those pro-slavery to new fury, and those who were anti-slavery to new efforts

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 13. John Brown, after long meditation, planned to fortify himself somewhere in the mountains of Virginia or Tennessee and there make raids on surrounding plantations, freeing slaves at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

13. John Brown, after long meditation, planned to fortify himself somewhere in the mountains of Virginia or Tennessee and there make raids on surrounding plantations, freeing slaves

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 14. John Brown collected money from sympathizers and friends to carry out his plans at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

14. John Brown collected money from sympathizers and friends to carry out his plans

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 15. John Brown made many trips to Canada organizing for his assault on Harper

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

15. John Brown made many trips to Canada organizing for his assault on Harper's Ferry

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 16. In spite of a price on his head, John Brown in 1859 liberated twelve negroes from a Missouri plantation at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

16. In spite of a price on his head, John Brown in 1859 liberated twelve negroes from a Missouri plantation

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 17. John Brown remained a full winter in Canada, drilling negroes for his coming raid on Harper

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

17. John Brown remained a full winter in Canada, drilling negroes for his coming raid on Harper's Ferry

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 18. July 3, 1859 John Brown stocked an old barn with guns and ammunition. He was ready to strike his first blow at slavery at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

18. July 3, 1859 John Brown stocked an old barn with guns and ammunition. He was ready to strike his first blow at slavery

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 19. Sunday, October 16, 1859. John Brown with a company of 21 men, white and black, marched on Harper

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

19. Sunday, October 16, 1859. John Brown with a company of 21 men, white and black, marched on Harper's Ferry

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 20. John Brown held Harper

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

20. John Brown held Harper's Ferry for twelve hours. His defeat was a few hours off

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 21. After John Brown

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

21. After John Brown's capture, he was put on trial for his life in Charles Town, Virginia (now West Virginia)

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 22. John Brown was found "guilty of treason and murder in the first degree" and was hanged in Charles Town, Virginia, on December 2, 1859 at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

22. John Brown was found "guilty of treason and murder in the first degree" and was hanged in Charles Town, Virginia, on December 2, 1859

The Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis

In 1989, Lawrence received a commission from the Limited Editions Club to create illustrations for the King James version of the book of Genesis.  Rather than depicting scenes from the Bible, Lawrence instead drew from memories of the preacher at Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church.  

Medium: Silk screen prints on Whatman Print Matt paper

Year: 1989-1990

Edition: 6/50

Signature: Signed in pencil

References:

Size: 19-5/8 x 14-3/8 inches each

Stock Number: Nesbett L90-2

Sold as a set of eight only. Price on Request.


*PLEASE NOTE* this portfolio is not currently on display.  It is available for viewing by appointment only.  Please call (206) 624-6700 for more information.

Original PrintsToussaint L'OuvertureHiroshimaThe Legend of John Brown - Complete PortfolioThe Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis

The Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis : No. 1  In the beginning all was void. at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

No. 1 In the beginning all was void.

The Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis : No. 2 And God brought forth the firmament and the waters. at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

No. 2 And God brought forth the firmament and the waters.

The Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis : No. 3 And God said

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

No. 3 And God said 'Let the Earth bring forth the grass, trees, fruits and herbs.'

The Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis : No. 4 And God created the day and the night and God created and put stars in the skies. at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

No. 4 And God created the day and the night and God created and put stars in the skies.

The Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis : No. 5 And God created all the fowls of the air and fishes of the seas. at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

No. 5 And God created all the fowls of the air and fishes of the seas.

The Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis : No. 6 And God created all the beasts of the earth. at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

No. 6 And God created all the beasts of the earth.

The Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis : No. 7 And God created man and woman. at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

No. 7 And God created man and woman.

The Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis : No. 8 The Creation was done - and all was well. at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

No. 8 The Creation was done - and all was well.