Sunday, May 19, 2013

Auction Preview: Sotheby's New York American Art

Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966)
Prometheus (1919)
31 X 21.25 in.
oil on panel

There is still time to catch the previews of Sotheby's New York auction of American Art before the lots go to bid on the Wednesday, May 22nd.  Included in the sale are a variety of genres from the 19th and 20th centuries including Western Art, illustration, American Impressionism, and the Hudson River School.  The centerpiece of the sale, however, is a Gilded Age piece from John Singer Sargent, called Marionettes (Behind the Curtain);  it is expected to bring between $5 and $7 million when the bidding ends.

Sotheby's New York City auction house is located at 1334 York Avenue.  Previews are, as always, free and open to the public.  The online catalog can be viewed here.

Exhibition in New York

May 18th  |  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
May 19th  |  1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
May 20th  |  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
May 21st  |  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966)
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod (1902)
21 X 14.75 in.
oil on paper

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)
Doc Mellhorn and the Pearly Gates
'He was just a good doctor and he knew us inside out.'
26.25 X 21.5 in.
oil on canvas

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)
Study for "Construction Crew" (1954)
17.5 X 16.33 in.
pencil on paper

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)
The Veterinarian (1961)
21 X 20 in.
oil on canvas

Frederic Remington (1861-1909)
The Advance (Guns Must be Delivered) (c. 1902)
27 X 40.25 in.
oil on canvas

William Keith (1839-1911)
Yosemite Valley (1876)
48.25 X 80.25 in.
oil on canvas

Alfred Thompson Bricher (1837-1908)
Indian Summer, Massachusetts
22 X 36 in.
oil on canvas

George Inness (1825-1894)
Near Perugia (1872)
72 X 54 in.
oil on canvas

Frank Weston Benson (1862-1951)
After Sunset (Long Point Sunset) (1923)
50 X 40 in.
oil on canvas

Granville Redmond (1871-1935)
Carmel Coast (c. 1920)
30 X 40 in.
oil on canvas

Daniel Garber (1880-1958)
November (1931)
28 X 30 in.
oil on canvas

Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009)
Elsie's House
20 X 28 in.
watercolor and pencil on paper

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)
Portrait of Quincy Adams Shaw, Jr. (1896-1987) (1917)
24.5 X 19 in.
charcoal on paper

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)
Marionettes (Behind the Curtain) (1903)
29 X 20.875 in.
oil on canvas

Nicolai Fechin (1881-1955)
At Home in New York (1924)
18 X 24 in.
oil on canvas laid down on board


John Simlett said...

These last couple of posts have been breathtaking!

Kevin Mizner said...

They have estimated the Rockwell painting "Doc Mellhorn..." at 500-700 thousand. It will go for at least twice that. I'd put in a bid for it, but unfortunately I was just six numbers off from winning the PowerBall Lottery...