An upcoming auction that is especially strong in landscapes features works by Jasper Francis Cropsey, Daniel Garber, and Rockwell Kent.
Sotheby’s auction room in New York will host a sale of American Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture on October 2, beginning at 10 a.m. Presale viewings will be held daily from September 26 through October 1. The auction comprises 121 lots, the majority of which are two-dimensional works, with a few strong offerings in sculpture.
Jasper Francis Cropsey, “The Greenwood Lake,” 1875, oil on canvas, 19 x 28 1/2 in. Digital image courtesy Sotheby’s
Leon Gaspard, “Spring in Siberia,” oil on canvas laid down on board, 28 3/4 x 30 3/4 in. Digital image courtesy Sotheby’s
The landscape genre shines in Sotheby’s auction, with naturalist, impressionist, Tonalist, and Modern styles all represented. From the American Impressionists, artists Carl Frieseke, Leon Gaspard, Daniel Garber, and Louis Ritman are all featured. Gaspard’s lively representation of “Spring in Siberia” leads all lots with a pre-sale estimate of $100,000-$150,000. Paintings on offer from George Inness, Thomas Hill, and Albert Bierstadt allow collectors an opportunity to own pieces by the upper echelon of American landscape artists at relatively modest prices.
Andrew Wyeth, “Barn Lamp,” 1955, watercolor with scratching out on paper, laid down on board, 12 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. Digital image courtesy Sotheby’s
A selection of highly expressive watercolors from Andrew Wyeth, who is the subject of aretrospective exhibition on now at Washington’s National Gallery of Art, add further interest to the sale.
Rockwell Kent, “Monhegan Island,” ca. 1950-1953, oil on canvasboard, 12 x 16 in. Digital image courtesy Sotheby’s
In the sculpture category, 20th-century artists reign, with works by Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, Elie Nadelman, and Gaston Lachaise featured. The auction also features 14 works by Fairfield Porter, coming to auction from the Estate of Anne E.C. Porter, the artist’s wife.
To browse the full catalogue, visit Sotheby’s online.