Works by Marsden Hartley, Henry F Farny and Robert Henri lead the American Art Sale, 24 May 2017 at Bonhams New York.
Landscape No. 39 (Little River, New Hampshire) by Marsden
Hartley, estimated at US$ (400,000-600,000), appears at auction after 42
years in a private collection. Hartley's colorist work is one of
approximately 26 paintings the artist produced during the summer and
fall of 1930. Landscape No. 39 captures the long-anticipated changing of
the seasons in the region surrounding Franconia, New Hampshire.
Henry F Farny's Cheyenne Scout, estimated at US$
150,000-250,000, also appears on the market for the first time, having
remained with the same family since the first half of the 20th century.
The painting depicts an indigenous American scout, standing alongside a
glossy, chestnut horse, with two riders in the background. The landscape
is precise and detailed, rendered in soft, cool, pastel hues.
Other higlights include:
• Hide and Seek (Study for Dryad)
US$ 300,000-500,000 and US$ 250,000-350,000 respectively by Andrew
Wyeth. This year is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Wyeth's
birth, and a major retrospective of his work opening at the Farnsworth,
Maine, is travelling across the United States.
• Robert Henri's Portrait of Miss Mildred Sheridan,
estimated at US$ 150,000-250,000, has never-before been seen outside of
Ireland. The sitter, then 16-year-old Mildred Sheridan, is presented in
typical three-quarter format.