Saturday, March 31, 2012

Auction Preview: Christie's 19th c. Art, April 2012

Alfred de Bréanski
When the Trout Rise
30 X 50 in.
oil on canvas

Christie's Auction House is holding their annual sale of 19th Century Paintings in New York City next month.  Though several of the high-profile artists from that area, such as Bouguereau, Zorn, and Alma-Tadema, are represented among the 83 lots, the offerings are somewhat lackluster in this sale.  Still, there are some gems to be found, and attending the free viewings prior to the auction is always recommended.

Christie's Auction House is located at 20 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.  The lots in the this auction will be on view for four days prior to the sale:  from 1:00PM to 5:00PM on April 19th and 22nd;  and from 10:00AM until 5:00PM April 20th and 21st.  The auction itself will take place on April 23rd at 2:00PM.  All lots in the sale are also viewable online at the Christie's website.

Anders Zorn
Portrait of a Lady in a Drawing Room, 1887
26½ X 19½ in.
pencil, watercolor, and bodycolor heightened with white, on paper

John William Godward
Atalanta, 1892
20¼ X 16½ in.
oil on canvas

Charles Emile August Carolus-Duran
Portrait of Madame Marie Clerc, 1874
55 X 36½ in.
oil on canvas

William Bouguereau
Idylle:  famille antique
36¼ X 28¾ in.
oil on canvas

William Bouguereau
Pifferaro, 1870
40 X 32½ in.
oil on canvas

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
The Education of the Children of Clotilde and Clovis, 1868
25½ X 35¾ in.
oil on panel

Louis-Aimé Japy
A Boatman in an Extensive River Landscape, 1891
25½ X 32 in.
oil on canvas

Paul Désiré Trouillebert
Relèvement du chemin de fer de ceinture, Station du Bel Air et rue Montempoivre, 1888
15 X 22 in.
oil on canvas

Eugen von Blaas
The Love Letter, 1887
42½ X 26¼ in.
oil on canvas

Eugen von Blaas
The Secret, 1876
28½ X 21½ in.
oil on panel

Aloïs Hans Schram
Making Music, 1848
40 X 23¾ in.
oil on canvas

Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys
Portrait of Julia Smith Caldwell
44 X 29½ in.
oil on canvas

Charles Sillem Lidderdale
Returning from Market, 1886
36 X 28 in.
oil on canvas

Alfred von Wierusz-Kowalski
The Lone Wolf
15¼ X 19¼ in.
oil on canvas

Franz Richard Unterberger
The Grand Canal seen from Santa Maria della Salute, Venice
24¼ X 40 in.
oil on canvas


BoholstWife said...

my fav is the John William Godward
Atalanta, 1892...there is just something about her that makes me calm.

Todd Lachance said...

I'd have to agree with that!

ricardo azkargorta said...

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RTB said...

The Breanski landscape is fantastic.

mrussoart said...

All paintings are really great,.. the first one is magic.