Friday, January 17, 2020

Skinner Auctions American & European Works of Art January 23, 2020



Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528)      Christ Among the Doctors

Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528) Christ Among the Doctors

Lot:
1
Estimate:
$800 - $1,200
Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528) Christ Among the Doctors, from The Life of the Virgin, 1511, later impression without text verso (Hollstein, 203c/c; Meder, 203f/g). Monogrammed within the More ...
 
 
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746-1828)      Caridad de una Muger

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746-1828) Caridad de una Muger

Lot:
2
Estimate:
$200 - $250
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746-1828) Caridad de una Muger, plate 49 from Los Desastres de la Guerras (Harris, 169iii/iii). Unsigned, title and plate number within the plate. More ...

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746-1828)      Disparate Claro

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746-1828) Disparate Claro

Lot:
3
Estimate:
$250 - $350
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746-1828) Disparate Claro, from Los Proverbios, 1816-24, probably from the fifth edition of nine (Harris, 262). Unsigned. Etching with aquatint on More ...
Adriaen Jansz van Ostade (Dutch, 1610-1685)      Three Works: Peasant in a Pointed Fur Cap

Adriaen Jansz van Ostade (Dutch, 1610-1685) Three Works: Peasant in a Pointed Fur Cap

Lot:
5
Estimate:
$300 - $500
Adriaen Jansz van Ostade (Dutch, 1610-1685) Three Works: Peasant in a Pointed Fur Cap, (Godefroy, 3iii/vii); Man and Woman Conversing (G., 12iii/v); and Peasant with his Hands Behind his Back More ...
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Italian, 1727-1804)      The Holy Family Disembarking

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Italian, 1727-1804) The Holy Family Disembarking

Lot:
6
Estimate:
$700 - $900
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Italian, 1727-1804) The Holy Family Disembarking, from the series Flight Into Egypt, 1753, final state of two (DeVesme, 18; Rizzi, 84ii/ii). Unsigned. Etching on More 
Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669)      Jan Uytenbogaert, The Goldweigher

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669) Jan Uytenbogaert, The Goldweigher

Lot:
7
Estimate:
$1,200 - $1,800
Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669) Jan Uytenbogaert, The Goldweigher, 1639, an impression on 18th century paper (Hollstein, 281ii/ii). Signed and dated within the plate. Etching on More ...

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669)      The Circumcision in the Stable

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669) The Circumcision in the Stable

Lot:
8
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500
Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669) The Circumcision in the Stable, 1654, first state of two (Hollstein, 47 I/II). Signed and dated within the plate. Etching on laid paper, More ...

Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954)      La Cité - Notre-Dame

Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954) La Cité - Notre-Dame

Lot:
15
Estimate:
$500 - $700
Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954) La Cité - Notre-Dame, 1937, edition of 500 (Duthuit, 248). Signed within the plate. Etching on paper, plate size 13 3/8 x 10 3/16 in. (33.8 x 25.8 cm), More ...
Jean-François Millet (French, 1814-1875)      La cardeuse

Jean-François Millet (French, 1814-1875) La cardeuse

Lot:
16
Estimate:
$400 - $600
Jean-François Millet (French, 1814-1875) La cardeuse, c. 1855-56 (Delteil, 15). Unsigned, identified on a label from Associated American Artists, New York, affixed to the backing. Etching More ...
(160.0 x 120.7 cm), framed. Condition: Even toning to More ...

James Jacques Joseph Tissot (French, 1836-1902)      La soeur aînée

James Jacques Joseph Tissot (French, 1836-1902) La soeur aînée

Lot:
18
Estimate:
$800 - $1,200
James Jacques Joseph Tissot (French, 1836-1902) La soeur aînée, 1881, the published state, edition of 100 (Wentworth, 53). Signed and dated within the plate. Etching and drypoint on laid More ...
Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958)      Ballerine

Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958) Ballerine

Lot:
19
Estimate:
$800 - $1,200
Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958) Ballerine, 1932, from Cirque, edition of 270, printed by Maurice Potin, Paris, published by Ambroise Vollard Éditeur, Paris (Chapon/Rouault 205; Wofsy 205). More ...
Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958)      Le Petit Nain

Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958) Le Petit Nain

Lot:
19A
Estimate:
$500 - $700
Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958) Le Petit Nain, 1934, from Cirque de l'Étoile Filante, 1938, total edition of 250, published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris, printed by Lacourière, Paris More ...
Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958)      Les disciples

Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958) Les disciples

Lot:
20
Estimate:
$800 - $1,200
Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958) Les disciples, 1936, from Passion, 1939, total edition of 270, published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris (Chapon/Rouault, 272b; Wofsy, 352). Initialed and dated More ...
Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958)      Paysage à la tour

Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958) Paysage à la tour

Lot:
21
Estimate:
$600 - $800
Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958) Paysage à la tour, 1938, from Les fleurs du mal 1936-38, edition of 250, published by Vollard, Paris, printed by Lacourière, Paris (Chapon/Rouault, 281b; More ...


Peggy Bacon (American, 1895-1987)      The Untilled Fields

Peggy Bacon (American, 1895-1987) The Untilled Fields

Lot:
23
Estimate:
$400 - $600
Peggy Bacon (American, 1895-1987) The Untilled Fields, 1936, published by Associated American Artists, New York, 1937, edition of 250 (Flint 132; AAA/Czestochowski, 1937.002). Signed "Peggy More ..
 

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975)      Swampland

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975) Swampland

Lot:
32
Estimate:
$1,800 - $2,200
Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975) Swampland, from the series Swamp Water, 1941, published by Associated American Artists, New York, edition of 100 (Fath, 49; AAA/Czestochowski, 1941.006). More ...
Mary Cassatt (American, 1844-1926)      Sara Smiling

Mary Cassatt (American, 1844-1926) Sara Smiling

Lot:
33
Estimate:
$700 - $900
Mary Cassatt (American, 1844-1926) Sara Smiling, c. 1904 (Breeskin, 195). Unsigned, identified on labels from Associated American Artists, New York, affixed to the backing. Drypoint with More ...
Mary Cassatt (American, 1844-1926)      Looking into the Hand Mirror No. 2

Mary Cassatt (American, 1844-1926) Looking into the Hand Mirror No. 2

Lot:
34
Estimate:
$400 - $600
Mary Cassatt (American, 1844-1926) Looking into the Hand Mirror No. 2, c. 1905 (Breeskin, 202). Unsigned. Drypoint on blue/gray laid paper, plate size 8 1/4 x 5 3/4 in. (20.8 x 14.4 cm), More ...
John Steuart Curry (American, 1897-1946)      Summer Afternoon

John Steuart Curry (American, 1897-1946) Summer Afternoon

Lot:
35
Estimate:
$250 - $350
John Steuart Curry (American, 1897-1946) Summer Afternoon, 1939, edition of 250, published by Associated American Artists (Czestochowski, C-36). Signed "John Steuart Curry" in pencil l.r., More ...
Peter Hurd (American, 1904-1984)      Sheepherder

Peter Hurd (American, 1904-1984) Sheepherder

Lot:
37
Estimate:
$300 - $500
Peter Hurd (American, 1904-1984) Sheepherder, 1937, edition of 250, published by Associated American Artists, New York (AAA/Czestochowski, 1937.055). Signed "Peter Hurd" in pencil l.r. and More ...

  Rockwell Kent (American, 1882-1971)      Pinnacle

 

Rockwell Kent (American, 1882-1971) Pinnacle

Lot:
39
Estimate:
$400 - $600
Rockwell Kent (American, 1882-1971) Pinnacle, 1928, edition of 100 (Jones, 20). Signed "Rockwell Kent" in pencil l.r. Lithograph on paper, image size 12 x 7 1/4 in. (30.4 x 18.4 cm), framed. More ...
Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962)      R.F.D.

Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962) R.F.D.

Lot:
40
Estimate:
$800 - $1,200
Martin Lewis (American, 1881-1962) R.F.D., 1933, edition of 145 plus proofs (McCarron, 106). Signed "Martin Lewis-" in pencil l.r., signed within the plate, identified on a label from Kennedy & More ...
Reginald Marsh (American, 1898-1954)      10th Ave. at 27th St.

Reginald Marsh (American, 1898-1954) 10th Ave. at 27th St.

Lot:
41
Estimate:
$300 - $500
Reginald Marsh (American, 1898-1954) 10th Ave. at 27th St., 1931, final state, probably from the 1956 edition (Sasowsky, 128). Signed and dated within the plate. Engraving on paper, plate size More ...
Reginald Marsh (American, 1898-1954)      Union Square

Reginald Marsh (American, 1898-1954) Union Square

Lot:
42
Estimate:
$700 - $900
Reginald Marsh (American, 1898-1954) Union Square, 1933, edition of 300 (Sasowsky, 27). Signed "Reginald Marsh" in pencil l.r., initialed and dated within the matrix. Lithograph on wove paper, More ...
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)      Annie

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) Annie

Lot:
43
Estimate:
$700 - $900
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) Annie, 1857-58, sixth state of seven (Glasgow, 7vi/vii; Kennedy, 10). Signed, titled, and inscribed within the plate. Etching on paper, plate More ...
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)      Fumette

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) Fumette

Lot:
44
Estimate:
$700 - $900
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) Fumette, 1858, final state (Glasgow, 12v/v; Kennedy, 13). Signed and inscribed within the plate. Etching on paper, plate size 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 More ...
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)      La vieille aux loques

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) La vieille aux loques

Lot:
45
Estimate:
$400 - $600
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) La vieille aux loques, 1858, final state (Glasgow, 27iv/iv; Kennedy, 21). Signed in the plate, identified on a label from Associated American More ...
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)      Rag Pickers, Quartier Mouffetard, Paris

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) Rag Pickers, Quartier Mouffetard, Paris

Lot:
46
Estimate:
$500 - $700
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) Rag Pickers, Quartier Mouffetard, Paris, 1858, final state of five (Glasgow, 29v/v; Kennedy, 23). Signed and dated within the plate. Etching More ...
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)      Old Westminster Bridge

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) Old Westminster Bridge

Lot:
47
Estimate:
$300 - $500
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) Old Westminster Bridge, 1859, third state of four (Glasgow, 47iii/iv; Kennedy, 39). Signed and dated within the plate. Etching on laid paper More ...
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)      Limehouse

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) Limehouse

Lot:
48
Estimate:
$500 - $700
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) Limehouse, 1859, final state, printed in 1871 or later (Glasgow, 48vi/vi; Kennedy, 40iii/iii). Signed and dated within the plate. Etching on More ...
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)      Billingsgate

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) Billingsgate

Lot:
49
Estimate:
$700 - $900
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) Billingsgate, 1859, probably the final state (Glasgow, 51ix/ix; Kennedy, 47). Signed and dated within the plate. Etching on paper, plate size More ...
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)    Soupe à trois sous

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) Soupe à trois sous

Lot:
50
Estimate:
$400 - $600
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) Soupe à trois sous, 1859, only state (Glasgow, 64; Kennedy, 49). Signed within the plate. Etching on fine laid paper, plate size 6 x 9 in. More ...
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)      Millbank

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) Millbank

Lot:
51
Estimate:
$300 - $500
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) Millbank, 1861, final state (Glasgow, 78v/v; Kennedy, 71). Dated within the plate. Etching on wove paper, plate size 4 x 4 15/16 in. (10.1 x More ...
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)      The Punt

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) The Punt

Lot:
52
Estimate:
$400 - $600
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) The Punt, 1861, fourth state of six (Glasgow, 82iv/vi; Kennedy, 85). Signed and identified within the plate. Etching on chine collé, plate More ...
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)      Little Putney Bridge

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) Little Putney Bridge

Lot:
53
Estimate:
$400 - $600
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) Little Putney Bridge, 1879, final state (Glasgow, 186v/v; Kennedy, 179). Butterfly monogram in the plate. Etching on wove paper, plate size 5 More ...
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)      Alderney Street

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) Alderney Street

Lot:
54
Estimate:
$300 - $500
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) Alderney Street, 1881, second state of three, published in the Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Paris (Glasgow, 246ii/iii; Kennedy, 238). Monogrammed More ...
Grant Wood (American, 1891-1942)      Tree-Planting Group

Grant Wood (American, 1891-1942) Tree-Planting Group

Lot:
55
Estimate:
$1,500 - $2,000
Grant Wood (American, 1891-1942) Tree-Planting Group, 1937, edition of 250, published by Associated American Artists (Czestochowski, W-3). Signed and dated "Grant Wood - 1937" in pencil l.r. More ...
 

Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dalí

Saint Louis Art Museum  
Feb. 16 - May 17, 2020
Jean-François Millet, French, 1814–1875; “The Angelus”, 1857-1859; oil on canvas; 21 7/8 x 26 inches; Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France 2020.28; Photo: Patrice Schmidt, © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY
Vincent van Gogh, Dutch, 1853–1890; “Evening: The Watch (after Millet)”, 1889; oil on canvas; 29 5/16 × 36 13/16 inches; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation) 2020.34
‘Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dalí’ creates an alternative narrative for the history of modern art.
Jean-François Millet, French, 1814–1875; “Self-Portrait”, 1840-1841; oil on canvas; 25 × 18 1/2 inches; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution 2020.49
The Saint Louis Art Museum next month will open “Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dalí,” an exhibition that examines, for the first time, the international legacy of the 19th-century French painter, Jean-François Millet.

Millet (1814-1875) was a pioneer in developing innovative imagery of rural peasantry, landscapes and nudes, and his work had a deep impact on later generations of artists. In the late-19th century, he was arguably the best-known modern painter, and his works sold for the highest prices of any modern pictures at auction. Today, he is less well known, and “Millet and Modern Art” explores Millet’s original importance and the international range of artists he influenced.

The exhibition is organized by the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. It opens in St. Louis on Feb. 16 and runs through May 17.

“This groundbreaking exhibition rediscovers Millet’s critical role in the birth and development of modern art,” said Brent R. Benjamin, the Barbara B. Taylor Director of the Saint Louis Art Museum. “It will be a visually stunning treat for our visitors and it is an important contribution to art historical scholarship.”
Masterworks on loan from many of the world’s greatest museums situate Millet’s imagery within the context of work by a wide, international range of artists whom he influenced. Among the latter are the Dutchman Vincent van Gogh; the Frenchmen Camille Pissarro, Georges Seurat and Claude Monet; the Italian Giovanni Segantini; the American Winslow Homer; the German Paula Modersohn-Becker; the Norwegian Edvard Munch and the Spaniard Salvador Dalí.
Salvador Dali, Spanish, 1904–1989; “Meditation on the Harp”, c. 1933; oil on canvas; 26 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches; Collection of The Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, FL (USA) 2019 2020.115; © 2019 Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Artists Rights Society
Rural labor was always an important theme for Millet, and the exhibition looks at imagery such as the sower, the reaper, and the gleaner, in which the artist articulated his sympathy for the marginalized rural poor and suggested larger metaphorical narratives of birth and death. Millet’s work had a particularly deep impact on Van Gogh, who referred to him as “father Millet.”
The exhibition includes several iconic images by Van Gogh, including two important paintings of “The Sower” and the Musée d’Orsay’s rarely lent “Starry Night”, which predates van Gogh’s painting of the same title in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Among the American artists represented in the show is Homer, whose “The Bright Side” reinterprets Millet’s imagery through the lens of race.
In the late 19th century, Millet’s drawings and pastels were often seen as more formally radical than his paintings.
The show includes important groupings of works on paper, demonstrating their impact on artists such as Georges Seurat. There is also a body of Millet’s little-known nude imagery that deeply affected Edgar Degas.
Jean-François Millet, French, 1814–1875; “Starry Night”, c. 1850-1865; oil on canvas; 25 3/4 x 32 inches; Yale University Art Gallery, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund 2020.44
Vincent van Gogh, Dutch, 1853–1890; “Starry Night”, 1888; oil on canvas; 28 9/16 × 36 1/4 inches; Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France 2020.27; Photo: Hervé Lewandowski, © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY
The exhibition emphasizes the significance of Millet’s landscape paintings that increasingly dominated his practice in the last decade of his life. His marine imagery is paired with that of his fellow Norman, Monet, who was also fascinated by the sea. An important loan in this section is “Spring,” a late masterpiece in which Millet showcases his ability to capture light from a passing rainbow. This is related to imagery by the American George Inness.
The final and culminating section of the exhibition centers on Millet’s “Angelus,” one of the most expensive modern paintings of the late 19th century and an important national symbol of France to this day. The show includes related work by artists including Munch, the Russian Natalia Goncharova, and an important group of pictures by Dalí, who was obsessed by Millet’s “Angelus.”
The exhibition is co-curated by Simon Kelly, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Saint Louis Art Museum, and Maite van Dijk, senior curator at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.
ean-François Millet, French, 1814–1875; “Man with a Hoe”, 1860-1862; oil on canvas; 32 1/4 × 39 1/2 inches; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles 2020.41
Winslow Homer, American, 1836–1910; “The Bright Side”, 1865; oil on canvas; 12 3/4 × 17 inches; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd 2020.55
“Millet and Modern Art” is organized by the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, with exceptional support from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris. The exhibition is presented in St. Louis by the Betsy and Thomas Patterson Foundation. Additional support is provided by the E. Desmond Lee Family Endowment for Exhibitions; the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; the National Endowment for the Arts; and Christie’s.
“Millet and Modern Art” is accompanied by a 208-page, fully illustrated catalogue edited by Kelly and van Dijk and published by Yale University Press. Other contributors include Nienke Bakker, senior curator of paintings at the Van Gogh Museum, and Abigail Yoder, research assistant at the Saint Louis Art Museum.
Jean-François Millet, French, 1814–1875; “The Flight Into Egypt”, 1859-1869; black and brown conté crayon, pen, black ink and traces of black pastel, over gray washes, on cream wove paper, edge-mounted on laminated woodpulp board; 12 1/2 × 16 inches; Art Institute of Chicago, The Regenstein Collection 2020.48
Georges Seurat, French, 1859–1891; “Peasants”, 1881-1884; Conté crayon; 9 3/4 × 12 7/16 inches; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876-1967), 1967 2020.91

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

MORISOT, VAN GOGH AND DEGAS TO LEAD FREEMAN’S FIRST FINE ART AUCTION AT NEW FLAGSHIP LOCATION


On February 18th, Freeman’s will hold its inaugural auction of European Art and Old Masters at its brand new 2400 Market Street location.


THREE IMPRESSIONIST HIGHLIGHTS


One of the highlights of the sale will be 


Berthe Morisot’s Apollon Révélant sa Divinité à la Bergère Issé (after François Boucher) (Lot 37; $150,000-250,000) – a striking late work completed in the fall of 1892. The painting is one of two paintings that Morisot copied after François Boucher, an 18th century artist she particularly revered and studied. So distinctly Rococo in theme and technique, the present work made an impression on Claude Monet, who insisted on including it in the artist’s retrospective show in 1896, and which later inspired him his famous Nymphéas series. This painting remained in the Morisot family’s collection until it was purchased by the present owner from the artist’s grandson, giving it impeccable provenance.
Also on offer will be Bald-Headed Orphan Man, Facing Right by Vincent van Gogh (Lot 32; $120,000-180,000) 

 
and a fresh-to-market bronze by Edgar Degas entitled Grand Arabesque, Deuxième Temps (Lot 48; $120,000-180,000)