A significant work by Henry Ossawa Tanner, At the Gates (Flight into Egypt), oil on panel, circa 1926, is among the top lots in the sale. A popular subject among his American collectors, this tonal and painterly canvas displays Tanner’s skill with nocturnal scenes. Elizabeth Catlett’s Seated Woman, carved mahogany, 1962, is the earliest of her wood sculptures to come to auction. Sargent Johnson’s Head of a Negro Boy, painted terra cotta, circa 1934, is an outstanding example of his modernist sculpture from the 1930s. Johnson made a small number of stylized heads of children in this medium, with few surviving works known today.