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American & European Works of Art 3455B September 25, 2020 12PM

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3440T September 14–24 www.skinnerinc.com


American & European Works of Art Open for bidding from September 14 to 24, our auction of Prints, Multiples & Photographs is offered in a timed online format to allow bidders to participate at their leisure for iconic works by Salvador DalĂ­, Sol LeWitt, Ansel Adams, and Henri CartierBresson, among many others. Join us at noon on Friday, September 25, for a virtual live auction of Paintings, Sculpture & Works on Paper. The auction features a diverse range of works, including a rugged New England vignette by Andrew Newell Wyeth, a blustery sailing scene by Robert Salmon, two vibrant Abstract compositions by Alexander Calder, a layered mixed media work by Christo, and a lively Impressionist painting by Francis Picabia. Participate online, via phone or absentee bidding, and listen to the streaming audio.

3440T: Prints, Photographs & Multiples online: September 14–24 | www.skinnerinc.com 3455B: Paintings, Sculpture & Works on Paper: Friday, September 25 | 12PM please contact the department for condition reports & preview information; visit our website to register & bid

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Prints & Multiples

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1008 Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 16061669), The Raising of Lazarus: The Larger Plate, c. 1632, a 19th century impression, etching $2,500-3,500

1062 Joan Miró (Spanish, 1893-1983), Danseuse Créole, 1978, color etching and aquatint $5,000-7,000

1027 Martin Lewis (American, 18811962), Grandpa Takes a Walk, 1935, drypoint and sand ground $1,500-2,000

1029 James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903), The Little Lagoon, 1879-80, etching and drypoint $6,000-8,000 1065 George Rodrigue (American, 19442013), Blue Dog (AH10), 2008, acrylic over color screenprint on foiled paper $3,000-5,000

1040 Marc Chagall (Russian/French, 1887-1985), Maternité rouge, 1980, color lithograph $5,000-7,000 1064 Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 18811973), Four Faces, 1959, turned white earthenware clay pitcher $7,000-9,000

front cover, sale 3455B: 91 Frederick Oakes Sylvester (American, 1869-1915), The Meadow Path, 1912, oil on canvas $15,000-25,000 back cover, sale 3440T: 1037 Vija Celmins (Latvian/American, b. 1939), Untitled (Ocean), 1995, woodcut, (detail) $5,000-8,000


this page: 1060 Sol LeWitt (American, 19282007), The Suite Double Stars, 1983, color aquatints with etching $10,000-15,000

opposite: 1067 Frank Stella (American, b. 1936), Del Mar, from the Race Track Series, 1972, color screenprint $4,000-6,000 1045 Salvador DalĂ­ (Spanish, 19041989), The Portfolio Imaginations & Objects of the Future, 1975-76, color lithographs with dry point (some with collage), (partial illustration) $15,000-20,000

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1037 Vija Celmins (Latvian/American, b. 1938), Untitled (Ocean), 1995, woodcut $5,000-8,000 1063 Joan Mitchell (American, 1925-1992), Fields II, from the Suite Fields, 1992, lithograph printed in gray $1,000-1,500 1057 Ellsworth Kelly (American, 1923-2015), Lemon Branch, 1965-66, lithograph $5,000-7,000 1055 Nina Katchadourian (American, b. 1968), Norton Christmas Project (Salt and Pepper Shakers), 2007, mixed media including glass and stainless steel $200-300 1068 Rufino Tamayo (Mexican, 1899-1991), Torso Blanco, 1978, MixografĂ­aÂŽ in colors $3,500-5,500


Fine Photographs online

1072 Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984), Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park, California, 1937, printed c. 1973-77, gelatin silver print $18,000-22,000

1096 Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), Gale Smith, 1977, Polacolor type 108 $2,000-3,000

1091 Tina Modotti (Italian, 1896-1942), Archway Garden View, 1920s, gelatin silver print $1,500-2,500

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1081 Footsteps on the Moon: A Collection of 20 Apollo 11 Images, chromogenic prints, (partial illustration) $7,000-9,000

1076 Henri CartierBresson (French, 19082004), Srinagar, Kashmir, 1948, a later printing, gelatin silver print $5,000-7,000

1073 Kristoffer Albrecht (Finnish, b. 1961), Dog with Suitcase, 1982, gelatin silver print $1,000-1,500

1084 Ernst Haas (Austrian/ American, 1921-1986), Route 66, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1969, printed 2019, chromogenic print $1,500-2,000


3455B Paintings & Sculpture | September 25, 12 PM

European Works of Art 16 Nicaise De Keyser (Belgian, 1813-1887), Le Retour du CroisĂŠ, 1852, oil on canvas $5,000-7,000 9 Attributed to Georg Christoph GĂźnther (German,1736-1777), St Ambrose, ink and wash $250-350

154 After Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917), Le Tub, a posthumous casting, bronze with dark brown patina $7,000-9,000 137 Francis Picabia (French, 1879-1953), Moret-sur-Loing, 1903, oil on canvas $30,000-40,000


The Sporting Life Artists have looked to sports and the hunt for millennia for subject matter, but what we call The Sporting Life developed in the 19th century as modern society became more industrialized. While thoroughbred racing retained its glamour as the “Sport of Kings� and fox and stag hunting subjects depicted the sometimes humorous pursuits of the landed gentry, other Sporting Art subjects recalled a diminishing connection to country life and a romantic vision of the past. Many of the artists whose work we categorize as Sporting Art today were enthusiastic sportsmen themselves. For both Frank Benson and Aiden Lassell Ripley, extensive experience with angling and shooting lent great accuracy to their paintings and etchings. Harry Jackson ran away from home at age 14 to become a cowboy, and his art shows deep reverence for Western life and tradition. Realism and precise observation of horses and riders in motion are the hallmarks of the work of sculptor Isadore Bonheur, and John Emms combined direct observation with a sympathetic nod to narrative in his works depicting hunting dogs, and, in this auction, an aspiring hunter.

1014 Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862-1951), The River, 1916, etching, (sale 3440T) $300-500 75 Harry Jackson (American, 19242011), Range Burial, 1959, bronze with dark gray patina, (detail) $35,000-55,000

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28 Isidore Jules Bonheur (French, 1827-1901), The Steeplechase, bronze with dark brown patina $80,000-120,000


85 Aiden Lassell Ripley (American, 18961969), Two Hunters/Hunter and Dog: A Double-sided Work, watercolor and gouache on paper, (partial illustration) $18,000-22,000 86 Aiden Lassell Ripley (American, 18961969), Hunting by a Stream, watercolor and gouache on paper $15,000-20,000 87 Aiden Lassell Ripley (American, 18961969), Partridge Hunting, watercolor and gouache on paper $12,000-18,000 221 Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm (British, 1834-1890), Saint Simon, 1885, bronze with black patina $2,500-3,500 1078 Burton Deford Dechert Jr. (American, d. 1983), Thirteen Images of Jacqueline Bouvier (Kennedy Onassis), various photographic media, (partial illustration, sale 3440T) $700-900 25 John Emms (British, 1843-1912), The Young Hunter, oil on canvas $500-700


American Works of Art

40 Robert Salmon (Anglo/American, 1775-1858), British (White Ensign) and Dutch Vessels in a Stiff Breeze at the Mouth of a Harbor, 1840, oil on panel $10,000-15,000 102 Jane Peterson (American, 1876-1965), Elihu Vedder Fountain, oil on canvas $40,000-60,000 60 James McDougal Hart (American, 1828-1901), Pastoral Landscape with Cows in a Field, 1881, oil on canvas $8,000-12,000


175 Gifford Beal (American, 1875-1956), Mountebanks, oil on Masonite $40,000-60,000 44 Clifford Warren Ashley (American, 1881-1947), Under Full Sail, oil on canvas $6,000-8,000 100 Fern Isabel Coppedge (American, 1883/881951), Lumberville in Winter, oil on canvas $20,000-30,000


169 Max Kuehne (American, 1880-1968), Baby Grand Piano with Decorative Case, gilded and polychrome decorated carved wood $7,000-9,000

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Max Kuehne Foremost a skilled painter, Max Kuehne was also a superbly skilled craftsman who produced exquisite decorative arts later in his career. This rare example of Kuehne’s unique gilt style transforms the piano’s sturdy structure into an almost weightless form, highlighting its organic shape with floral motifs that drift across the curved case. Concertos and sonatas emanate from the keys in grace equal to the draping berries, leaves, and petals emerging from the piano’s base.

150 Charles Ephraim Burchfield (American, 1893-1967), Night Landscape, 1916, ink, watercolor, and pencil on joined paper $10,000-15,000 115 Charles Demuth (American, 1883-1935), Rocks and Sea, oil on board $8,000-10,000 107 Frederick Mulhaupt (American, 18711938), Morning, Gloucester Harbor, oil on canvas $5,000-7,000


The Wyeths A dynasty of three generations of American painters, the Wyeth family set the standard for 20th-century American realism. Newell Convers (N.C.) Wyeth was one the country’s foremost illustrators, renowned for his images of swashbuckling pirates, armor-clad knights, and hard-riding cowboys. While his illustrations appeared widely in books and magazines, he also painted still lifes, portraits, and landscapes of the areas around his homes in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and Port Clyde, Maine. N.C. fostered a creative household that held several talented painters: his son Andrew, and his daughters Henriette Wyeth Hurd and Carolyn Wyeth. Andrew studied with his father and found early success with his first oneman show at age 20. He was inspired not only by his father’s work, but also by Winslow Homer and Victorian narrative painting—his remarkably detailed watercolor and tempera works offer a poignant and unidealized characterization of ordinary life in rural New England. Andrew’s son, Jamie Wyeth, continues the family’s legacy, creating realist paintings and drawings.

1098 Kirk Cook Wilkinson (American, b. 1909), Five Images Related to Andrew Wyeth, 19631967, gelatin silver prints, (partial illustration, sale 3440T) $800-1,200 149 Newell Convers Wyeth (American, 18821945), View of a Destroyed Town, World War I Circa 1917-1919, charcoal on paper $10,000-15,000 89 Andrew Newell Wyeth (American, 19172009), Study for Race Gate, watercolor and pencil on paper $20,000-40,000 opposite: 88 Andrew Newell Wyeth (American, 19172009), Spruce Timber, 1946, watercolor and graphite on paper $100,000-150,000


Modern & Contemporary


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220 Lowell Nesbitt (American, 19331993), Red and Yellow Tulip, 1974, oil on canvas $5,000-7,000

217 Christo (American, 1935-2020), The Pont Neuf Wrapped/Project for Paris, 1985, mixed media including pencil, charcoal, wax crayon, photograph by Wolfgang Volz, enamel paint, and tape on paper $45,000-55,000

211 Yvaral (Jean-Pierre Vasarely) (French, 1934-2002), Progression Polychrome B, 1971, acrylic on canvas $7,000-9,000 202 Yutaka Ohashi (Japanese/American, - No. 4, 1960, mixed 1923-1989), Chofu media including oil, metal leaf, and rice paper on canvas $3,000-5,000

212 Alexander Calder (American, 18981976), Young Rain, 1964, gouache and ink on paper $50,000-70,000 213 Alexander Calder (American, 18961976), Osaka, 1970, gouache on paper $50,000-70,000 1036 Sanford Biggers (American, b. 1970), Norton Christmas Project (Cheshire Smile), 2008, mixed media including plastic, (sale 3440T) $200-300


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