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12 Lot 12: 4 Chinese Republic Figural Porcelain Plaques 4 Chinese Republic Figural Porcelain Plaques Lot 12: 4 Chinese Republic Figural Porcelain Plaques

Four (4) Chinese Republic painted porcelain plaques depicting recumbent male figures in naturalistic settings with character inscriptions, including three (3) surrounded by precious objects and one (1) observing a pair of geese, with red seal to left side. All float mounted under glass in giltwood frames with geometric molding, brown canvas liners, and gilt fillets. Plaques: 8" H x 5" W. Framed: 16 7/8" H x 14 1/8" W.

CONDITION: Minute wear to edges and minute flaws in the making of porcelain plaques; one plaque with loss to upper left corner measuring 5/8" x 1/8". Does not affect images. Some pigment loss to shoulder of figure with geese. Not examined outside of frames. [See more photos →]

$800.00$900.00
18 Lot 18: Chinese Famille Rose Framed Porcelain Plaque, Birds of Paradise Chinese Famille Rose Framed Porcelain Plaque, Birds of Paradise Lot 18: Chinese Famille Rose Framed Porcelain Plaque, Birds of Paradise

Chinese Famille Rose porcelain plaque decorated with two peacocks perched in a tree, spring foliage, and two butterflies fluttering above, against a white background. Unsigned and unmarked. Housed in an ebonized wood frame with a gilt fillet. Sight: 15" H x 9 1/4" W. Framed: 17 1/4" H x 11 1/2" W. Republic period or earlier, 20th Century.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Some tiny chips to edges, upper right corner, and lower left corner, overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
29 Lot 29: Pair O/C China Trade Harbor Paintings, attr. Namcheong Pair O/C China Trade Harbor Paintings, attr. Namcheong Lot 29: Pair O/C China Trade Harbor Paintings, attr. Namcheong

Attributed to Nam Cheong (Chinese, active 1840-1870), pair of oval Chinese Export harbor scenes with ships and figures, including one depicting the nine story pagoda at Whampoa Reach. Unsigned. Unframed. Canvas: 20 1/2" H x 15 1/2" W. Note: Namcheong, also spelled Nam Cheong, was a painter who likely had a studio in Whampoa. He was frequently commissioned to create ship and port scenes by Western clients. Many of his canvases share the same oval format and compositional interplay of light on water; the 9-tiered pagoda at Whampoa Reach was frequently illustrated in his paintings. (Ref. Carl L. Crossman, "The China Trade," Princeton: The Pyne Press, 1972, p. 67-71).

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Both paintings are in need of conservation and new stretchers. Both exhibit alligatoring and buckling throughout, delamination at edges, yellowing to varnish layer. Painting of Pagoda: 1/2" tear lower left in water, 1 1/2" area of tiny flakes upper left sky area, other scattered tiny minimal areas of flaking. Other painting: two 1/2" lines of loss/flaking lower center; other scattered tiny flakes, 1/2" dent to canvas upper right sky area. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
30 Lot 30: Large Qing Panoramic Chinese Scroll Painting Large Qing Panoramic Chinese Scroll Painting Lot 30: Large Qing Panoramic Chinese Scroll Painting

Very Long Chinese Qing Dynasty panoramic scroll painting on paper, rendered in watercolor, ink and gouache. Depicts multiple figures in a landscape setting engaging in various activities including two figures in a boat, two males carrying sticks and a hoe, two young boys with a cow or bull, and two men counting or playing a board game visible through an opening in an architectural space, with a mountain and forest landscape in the background. Chinese inscription in the upper center. The whole rendered in calligraphic brushstrokes. Possible signature in Chinese characters to scroll handle. Mounted to an extremely long beige silk brocade with laid paper backing. Image: 67"L (5 ft 7 in) x 14 1/4" W. Overall: 18 feet long x 16 1/2" W. Metric measurements: Image – 170 cm x 36 cm. Overall – 548 cm x 42 cm. 19th century or earlier.

PROVENANCE: The collection of the late Fount and Ida Smothers, Thompson's Station, Tennessee, acquired when they visited China as part of a US-sponsored cultural exchange delegation of architects in the early 1970s.

CONDITION: Scattered staining and discoloration, overall toning to paper, some minor tearing to paper backing, and scattered foxing. [See more photos →]

$700.00$800.00
31 Lot 31: Large Panoramic Chinese Scroll Painting, Royal Procession Large Panoramic Chinese Scroll Painting, Royal Procession Lot 31: Large Panoramic Chinese Scroll Painting, Royal Procession

Large Chinese panoramic handpainted on paper scroll painting, rendered in watercolor, ink and gouache, depicting a military or royal procession including men in official garments, some atop horses and others with banners, entering into a walled city, with villagers bowing along their path. An unoccupied temple sits in the background with a large landscape visible in the distant background. Mounted onto a paper support and framed by a silk border. Inscription en verso near one of the handles. Painting: 39 1/2" H x 75 1/2" W. Overall: 42 3/4" H x 82" W.

PROVENANCE: The collection of the late Fount and Ida Smothers, Thompson's Station, Tennessee, acquired when they visited China as part of a US-sponsored cultural exchange delegation of architects in the early 1970s.

CONDITION: Overall toning and to paper and vertical craquelure to painting. Scattered losses, particularly to the lower edge and right margin, some vertical splits to paper of right margin. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
118 Lot 118: James Clark O/C English Equestrian Painting James Clark O/C English Equestrian Painting Lot 118: James Clark O/C English Equestrian Painting

James Clark, Sr. (British, 1858-1909) oil on canvas equestrian painting depicting a lightly dappled carriage horse with gray mane and cropped tail standing on a bed of straw in a stable. Neatly folded in the corner is a horse blanket with the initials B K. Signed and dated in lower left, "James Clark / 1888." Housed in a modern wooden frame. Sight: 23 1/4" H x 19 1/4" W. Frame: 30" H x 26" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: The painting is in very good condition. Pinpoint area of pigment loss below horse's head. [See more photos →]

$700.00$800.00
120 Lot 120: Large William Watson O/C Painting, Sheep in the Highlands Large William Watson O/C Painting, Sheep in the Highlands Lot 120: Large William Watson O/C Painting, Sheep in the Highlands

Large William Henry Watson (United Kingdom, 1831-1921) oil on canvas painting depicting a group of sheep resting and grazing on a grassy hill covered with purple blooming heather, with misty mountains and a lake visible in the background under a cloudy blue sky. Signed and dated "W. Watson 1916" lower right corner. Housed in an ornate giltwood early 20th century frame with leaf, scrolling, and shell decoration. Sight: 24" H x 35 3/4" W. Framed: 36" H x 47" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: In very good condition, having light craquelure and no visible areas of retouching. Some slight creases at the stretcher. Painting has been lined. Frame with natural wood shrinkage and some minor losses. [See more photos →]

$2,000.00$2,400.00
124 Lot 124: Manner of Gerrit Dou O/C, Dutch Window Niche Painting Manner of Gerrit Dou O/C, Dutch Window Niche Painting Lot 124: Manner of Gerrit Dou O/C, Dutch Window Niche Painting

Manner of Gerrit Dou (Dutch, 1616-1675 ) oil of canvas painting depicting a young man wearing a vibrant red cap while practicing the flute. A sunset or sunrise is visible through the portal behind him while a tangle of vegetation occupies the space in the composition's upper left. Housed in a new, custom molded giltwood frame. Sight: 15" H x 10" W. Framed: 19 1/4" H x 15" W. 18th C. or earlier. Note: Dou was among Rembrandt's most successful students and one of the best known of the 17th-century Dutch fijnschilders, or fine-painters, famed for their nearly microscopic attention to detail. Dou is especially celebrated for his window-niche scenes, like this painting.

PROVENANCE: Private Illinois Collection.

CONDITION: Canvas laid down on board. Two 1/4" indentations near the sight edge at center-left and scattered spots of flaking, largest 1/2" on the basket held by the putti sculptures below the window sill. Faint craquelure throughout. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
126 Lot 126: Josef Wopfner O/B Painting, The Burgenstock, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 548 Josef Wopfner O/B Painting, The Burgenstock, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 548 Lot 126: Josef Wopfner O/B Painting, The Burgenstock, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 548

Joseph Wopfner (Austria 1843-1927) oil on board landscape painting titled "The Burgenstock Seen from Oberutti Near Lucerne" depicting figures working in a field filled with spring wildflowers, with a lake and rocky cliffside in the background. Signed and dated "J. Wopfner, 1910" lower right. Titled and additional German inscription en verso. Housed in a carved wood frame with a hammered gilt filet. Sight: 11" H x 14" W. Framed: 22 1/4" H x 25" W. Note: This work is featured in Josef Wopfner's Catalogue Raisonne by Irmgard Holz and Alexander Rauch, Figure 548, page 235. Biographical Note: Josef Wopfner is celebrated for his paintings of the Bavarian regions of the Oberland and the Chiemsee, both popular destinations for Munich-based painters like Wopfner. In their moods, Wopfner's landscapes are often meditative and Wopfner himself wanted to be known as a "Holy Painter." His work borders on impressionism in his loose application of paint and gestural brushwork, and many of his paintings are based on drawings made en plein air. Source: Adapted from Holz, Irmgard and Alexander Rauch, JOSEF WOPFNER 1843-1927 (Rosenheimer Verlagshau, 1989).

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Ilse Rieden, Gate City, Virginia. Descended in the family from her grandfather, the artist Josef Wopfner, who gifted this work to a relative.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Some small areas of scattered flourescence under UV light do not appear to be associated with later restoration or repairs. [See more photos →]

$2,000.00$2,400.00
127 Lot 127: Josef Wopfner Oil Painting, Lake Lucerne in Evening Light, Catalogue Raisonne Fig 551 Josef Wopfner Oil Painting, Lake Lucerne in Evening Light, Catalogue Raisonne Fig 551 Lot 127: Josef Wopfner Oil Painting, Lake Lucerne in Evening Light, Catalogue Raisonne Fig 551

Joseph Wopfner (Austria, 1843-1927) oil on canvas (laid down on board) landscape painting titled "Vierwaldstadter See in Abendlicht" or "Lake Lucerne in Evening Light" depicting an Alpine scene with trees in the foreground, Lake Lucerne in the center with a boat floating in the water, and mountain terrain in the background under a cloudy blue sky. Signed and dated "J. W. P , 1910" lower right. Housed in a giltwood Louis XIV style frame. Sight: 11" H x 14 1/4" W, Framed: 20" H x 23" W. Note: This work is featured in Josef Wopfner's Catalogue Raisonne by Irmgard Holz and Alexander Rauch, Figure 551, page 235. Biographical Note: Josef Wopfner is celebrated for his paintings of the Bavarian regions of the Oberland and the Chiemsee, both popular destinations for Munich-based painters like Wopfner. In their moods, Wopfner's landscapes are often meditative and Wopfner himself wanted to be known as a "Holy Painter." His work borders on impressionism in his loose application of paint and gestural brushwork, and many of his paintings are based on drawings made en plein air. Source: Adapted from Holz, Irmgard and Alexander Rauch, JOSEF WOPFNER 1843-1927 (Rosenheimer Verlagshau, 1989).

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Ilse Rieden, Gate City, Virginia. Descended in the family from her grandfather, the artist Josef Wopfner, who gifted this work to a relative.

CONDITION: Overall good condition; canvas has been laid down on board. Some flourescence top left sky area, indicating possible retouch to edge. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
128 Lot 128: Josef Wopfner O/B Painting, Boats on Lake Constance, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 540 Josef Wopfner O/B Painting, Boats on Lake Constance, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 540 Lot 128: Josef Wopfner O/B Painting, Boats on Lake Constance, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 540

Joseph Wopfner (Austria, 1843-1927) oil on board painting titled "Boote auf dem Bodensee" or "Boats on Lake Constance" depicting a panoramic scene with two boats filled with figures floating on a lake with mountain landscape in the background under a cloudy blue sky. Signed "J.Wp. lower right. Estate stamp en verso reading "Nachlass Prof. Jos. Wopfner" along with additional German inscription. Housed in a giltwood Louis XIV style frame. Sight: 4 3/4" H x 14 1/2" W. Framed: 10" H x 20" W. Note: This work is featured in Josef Wopfner's Catalogue Raisonne by Irmgard Holz and Alexander Rauch, Figure 540, page 234. Biographical Note: Josef Wopfner is celebrated for his paintings of the Bavarian regions of the Oberland and the Chiemsee, both popular destinations for Munich-based painters like Wopfner. In their moods, Wopfner's landscapes are often meditative and Wopfner himself wanted to be known as a "Holy Painter." His work borders on impressionism in his loose application of paint and gestural brushwork, and many of his paintings are based on drawings made en plein air. Source: Adapted from Holz, Irmgard and Alexander Rauch, JOSEF WOPFNER 1843-1927 (Rosenheimer Verlagshau, 1989).

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Ilse Rieden, Gate City, Virginia. Descended in the family from her grandfather, the artist Josef Wopfner, who gifted this work to a relative.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with no visible retouching. Frame with slight loss to right corner. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,000.00
129 Lot 129: Josef Wopfner Oil Painting, Pastures in the Evening Sun, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 465 Josef Wopfner Oil Painting, Pastures in the Evening Sun, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 465 Lot 129: Josef Wopfner Oil Painting, Pastures in the Evening Sun, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 465

Joseph Wopfner (Austria, 1843-1927) oil on canvas mounted to board painting titled "Weiden in der Abendsonne" or "Pastures in the Evening Sun" depicting a meadow with trees at dusk, the sunlight casting shadows of the trees into the foreground. Signed lower right. Estate stamp en verso reading "Nachlass Prof. Jos. Wopfner" and additional German inscription to stretcher. Housed in a giltwood frame with carved corner decoration. Sight: 7 3/4" H x 12 3/4" W. Framed: 13 1/2" H x 18 1/2" W. Note: This work is featured in Josef Wopfner's Catalogue Raisonne by Irmgard Holz and Alexander Rauch, Figure 465, page 226. Biographical Note: Josef Wopfner is celebrated for his paintings of the Bavarian regions of the Oberland and the Chiemsee, both popular destinations for Munich-based painters like Wopfner. In their moods, Wopfner's landscapes are often meditative and Wopfner himself wanted to be known as a "Holy Painter." His work borders on impressionism in his loose application of paint and gestural brushwork, and many of his paintings are based on drawings made en plein air. Source: Adapted from Holz, Irmgard and Alexander Rauch, JOSEF WOPFNER 1843-1927 (Rosenheimer Verlagshau, 1989).

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Ilse Rieden, Gate City, Virginia. Descended in the family from her grandfather, the artist Josef Wopfner, who gifted this work to a relative.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
130 Lot 130: Josef Wopfner Small O/B Painting, Fisherman in a Boat, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 722 Josef Wopfner Small O/B Painting, Fisherman in a Boat, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 722 Lot 130: Josef Wopfner Small O/B Painting, Fisherman in a Boat, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 722

Joseph Wopfner (Austria 1843-1927) small oil on board painting titled "Fischer von der Fraeuninsel" or "Fishermen from the Fraeuninsel" depicting a group of figures in a fishing boat floating in a lake with a small village in the background under a cloudy sky. Signed "J. Wopfner, 1922" lower right corner. Housed in a carved giltwood and painted frame with corner decoration. German label affixed en verso. 4 1/2" H x 6" W. Framed: 7 3/4" H x 9 1/4" W. Note: This work is featured in Josef Wopfner's Catalogue Raisonne by Irmgard Holz and Alexander Rauch, Figure 722, page 251.Biographical Note: Josef Wopfner is celebrated for his paintings of the Bavarian regions of the Oberland and the Chiemsee, both popular destinations for Munich-based painters like Wopfner. In their moods, Wopfner's landscapes are often meditative and Wopfner himself wanted to be known as a "Holy Painter." His work borders on impressionism in his loose application of paint and gestural brushwork, and many of his paintings are based on drawings made en plein air. Source: Adapted from Holz, Irmgard and Alexander Rauch, JOSEF WOPFNER 1843-1927 (Rosenheimer Verlagshau, 1989).

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Ilse Rieden, Gate City, Virginia. Descended in the family from her grandfather, the artist Josef Wopfner, who gifted this work to a relative.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with light grime and small area of errant material splattered to center of work. [See more photos →]

$1,200.00$1,400.00
131 Lot 131: Josef Wopfner O/C Maritime Painting, Fishing Boat, Study, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 142 Josef Wopfner O/C Maritime Painting, Fishing Boat, Study, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 142 Lot 131: Josef Wopfner O/C Maritime Painting, Fishing Boat, Study, Catalogue Raisonne Fig. 142

Josef Wopfner (Austria, 1843-1927) marine oil on canvas mounted to board painting titled "Fscherkahn" or "Fishing boat, Study" depicting a boat from birds eye view floating in a body of water revealing the interior filled with oars and miscellaneous textiles. Signed "JWP" lower left. Housed in a giltwood frame. Sight: 6 1/2" H x 8 1/2" W. Framed: 10 1/2" H x 12 3/4" W. Note: This work is featured in the Josef Wopfner Catalogue Raisonne by Irngard Holz and Alexander Rauch, Figure 142. Page 193. Biographical Note: Josef Wopfner is celebrated for his paintings of the Bavarian regions of the Oberland and the Chiemsee, both popular destinations for Munich-based painters like Wopfner. In their moods, Wopfner's landscapes are often meditative and Wopfner himself wanted to be known as a "Holy Painter." His work borders on impressionism in his loose application of paint and gestural brushwork, and many of his paintings are based on drawings made en plein air. Source: Adapted from Holz, Irmgard and Alexander Rauch, JOSEF WOPFNER 1843-1927 (Rosenheimer Verlagshau, 1989).

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Ilse Rieden, Gate City, Virginia. Descended in the family from her grandfather, the artist Josef Wopfner, who gifted this work to a relative.

CONDITION: Painting is adhered to a board backing, Lower right corner retouched. 2 small spots of splatter to left edge. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
132 Lot 132: Pierre Duval Le Camus, Portrait of a Young Lady in White Pierre Duval Le Camus, Portrait of a Young Lady in White Lot 132: Pierre Duval Le Camus, Portrait of a Young Lady in White

Pierre Duval le Camus (French, 1790-1854) oil on panel cabinet painting depicting a young woman standing in an ornate white dress with train festooned with pink flowers, reaching to pluck a grape from a vine climbing up a column. A distant landscape is visible in the background. Signed P. Duval lower right. Housed in an ornate giltwood frame, possibly original, with fruit and berry molded inner edge, set off from an egg and dart molded outer frame by a raised velvet mat with shield shaped corner moldings. Artist's nameplate lower center. Sight: 12" H x 5" W. Framed: 20" H x 13" W. Biography: Pierre Duval Le Camus was born in Lisieux, France to a master glazier who sent him to Paris to study business. Le Camus sought out artistic training instead, studying under Pierre-Claude Gautherot and eventually under Jacques Louis David. After being sought out for the portrait of a prominent judge in 1811, Le Camus began a career of lucrative commissions for Parisian high society. He split his time between genre works and these portraits of prominent individuals. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1819 to 1853, founded the Museum of Art and History of Lisieux in 1837, became a Knight of the Legion of Honor, and served as mayor of the town of Saint-Cloud from 1853 to 1854, where he died. Source: Emmanuelle le Bail and Jessica Volet, Catalogue de l'exposition Les Duval Le Camus, Peintres de Pere en Fils, Musee des Avelines, 2010.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Painting is in excellent condition other than a 1/16" flake to the upper left corner near frame edge. Frame with losses up to 2" to moldings including loss to lower left inner corner molding. Nearly all the velvet flocking has been lost from the mat. [See more photos →]

$3,000.00$3,400.00
136 Lot 136: Olive Black Oil on Canvas Landscape Painting Olive Black Oil on Canvas Landscape Painting Lot 136: Olive Black Oil on Canvas Landscape Painting

Olive P. Black (American, 1868-1948) oil on canvas landscape painting depicting a stream meandering through a line of trees, with gently rising hills beyond. The late autumn gold and bronze foliage of the trees is reflected in the water below. Signed "Olive P. Black" lower left. Newer Newcomb Macklin-style giltwood frame with incised stylized foliate decoration to corners. Placcard with artist name and life dates affixed lower center of frame. Sight: 23" H x 29" W. Frame: 34" H x 40" W. Biography: Olive Black was born in Massachusetts but later studied art in New York, at both the Art Students League and the New York National Academy of Design. Her teachers included Hugh Bolton Jones and William Merritt Chase, and her style is said to incorporate aspects of the Barbizon School and Impressionist styles she learned from each, respectively. Black exhibited at many prominent institutions, including the National Academy of Design, the Carnegie Institute, the Boston Art Club, and the Art Club of Philadelphia.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville Collection.

CONDITION: Painting has been lined. 1/8" flake at left center edge, a few tiny scattered flakes lower left corner, near signature. Edges of canvas are taped en verso, and a protective backing board has been applied. Frame is later and has a few tiny scattered chips. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
137 Lot 137: George Douglas Brewerton Pastel Marine Coastal Landscape Painting, Newport Rocks George Douglas Brewerton Pastel Marine Coastal Landscape Painting, Newport Rocks Lot 137: George Douglas Brewerton Pastel Marine Coastal Landscape Painting, Newport Rocks

George Douglas Brewerton (California/Rhode Island, 1827-1901) large pastel on paper maritime landscape painting titled "Newport Rocks," depicting a Rhode Island coastline with rocky terrain and waves crashing against the shore under a cloudy blue sky. Ships are visible in the distance. Signed "Brewerton, 1874" lower right. Titled en verso of frame. Housed under glass in a gilt and ebonized wood frame with incised foliate decoration to each corner, acanthus leaf interior, a linen mat, and giltwood filet. Sight: 18 1/4" H x 27 3/4" W. Framed: 31" H x 40 1/2" W. Note: Newport, Rhode Island-born George Brewerton was best known for his paintings of American landscapes in oil and pastel. As a young man he prepared for a military career and studied with Robert Weir, the drawing master at West Point. When war with Mexico loomed in 1846 he went to California and eventually met Kit Carson, with whom he traveled and drew many Western landscapes. Brewerton resigned from the army in 1852 and became a journalist, illustrator, and attorney. His works, exhibited in many settings including the National Academy of Design, are records of his wide ranging travels from California to the Tropics and along the New England coast and even to Ireland. (Sources: Harold and Peggy Samuels, "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Artists of the American West" and Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940").

PROVENANCE: Private Illinois Collection.

CONDITION: Some minor flaking to the sky and areas where white pastel was used throughout. Light toning, grime, and scattered foxing. [See more photos →]

$1,400.00$1,600.00
140 Lot 140: William Tylee Ranney, Oil Portrait of Clarissa Ranney William Tylee Ranney, Oil Portrait of Clarissa Ranney Lot 140: William Tylee Ranney, Oil Portrait of Clarissa Ranney

William Tylee Ranney (American, 1813-1857), oil on canvas portrait depicting the artist's sister Clarissa Ranney Baldwin (1809-1886) or mother, Clarissa Gaylord Ranney (1789-1863). The bust length portrait depicts the subject with brunette curls, wearing a white lace bonnet and collar and a black dress. Unsigned. Stained wood frame with gilt sight edge. Canvas 25 1/4"H x 20"W. Frame 32"H x 27" W. Biography: William Tylee Ranney, is best remembered for his paintings depicting the American West and the opening of the American frontier, as well as sporting art and portraiture. Born in Connecticut, he was apprenticed to a tinsmith in Fayetteville, North Carolina after his sea-captain father was lost at sea. He joined the Texas army in 1836 to fight for independence against Mexico, but in 1838 returned to the Northeast, where he exhibited for the first time at the National Academy of Design. He traveled back and forth between North Carolina and New York for a time and advertised himself as a portrait painter in 1843. [The portrait being offered in this auction may date from about this time]. By 1853 Ranney had built a studio in Hoboken, NJ and was producing paintings depicting the opening of the American frontier. His successful career was cut short in 1857 when he died of consumption. Source: Peggy and Harold Samuels, "Encyclopedia of Artists of the American West."

PROVENANCE: Provenance: the estate of Kathryn Foote Shaw, by direct descent from Clarissa Ranney Baldwin, the artist's sister. A packet of genealogical information is available to the winning bidder.

CONDITION: Craquelure throughout. Professionally conserved in 1996 by Westlake Conservators, New York with some minimal infill painting to traction cracks, a slight area of retouching in lower center and re-varnishing. Conservation tag en verso. [See more photos →]

$1,200.00$1,400.00
143 Lot 143: Gilbert Gaul O/C Painting, Women by a River, Jamaica Gilbert Gaul O/C Painting, Women by a River, Jamaica Lot 143: Gilbert Gaul O/C Painting, Women by a River, Jamaica

Gilbert Gaul (New York/Tennessee/New Jersey, 1855-1919) oil on canvas painting depicting two female figures standing on a riverbank with rocky terrain, one holding a branch and the other holding a jug over her head and a mug in her hand, with verdant foliage in the background. Signed "Gilbert Gaul. Jamaica." lower left. Housed in a carved giltwood frame. Sight: 19 1/2" H x 12 3/4" W. Framed: 25 1/4" H x 18 1/2" W. Biography: New Jersey-born artist Gilbert Gaul studied art with Lemuel E. Wilmarth at the school of the National Academy of Design from 1872 to 1876, and privately with the noted genre painter, J. G. Brown. He continued his training at the Art Students League during 1875 and 1876. Gaul first exhibited his work at the National Academy in 1877. In 1881, he inherited a farm in Van Buren County, Tennessee, from his mother's family, and lived there four years to fulfill terms of the bequest. In 1885, he returned to New York though he also continued to spend time at the farm in Tennessee. Gaul gained acclaim for his illustration art and portrayals of Civil War scenes. He became a regular exhibitor at the National Academy annuals between 1877 and 1902; in 1882, he was accorded the status of full academician-the youngest artist to attain the honor. He exhibited at the 1889 Paris Exposition; the 1893 World Columbian Exposition in Chicago; and the 1902 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, where he was awarded medals. In 1876 Gaul made his first trip to the American West, an area for which he developed a particular affinity. He made numerous western trips in subsequent years, photographing and rendering scenes of Native Americans and the frontier, which he would later work up into paintings in his studios in New York or Tennessee. In 1890, he worked for the United States census on reservations in North Dakota. He also visited Mexico, the West Indies, Panama, and Nicaragua. An account of his travels was published in Century Magazine in 1892. In 1904, he returned to Tennessee and settled in Nashville. The decreasing interest in Civil War subjects resulted in financial hardship for Gaul. He gave private art lessons, and taught at the Watkins Institute, Nashville, and at Cumberland Female College, in McMinnville. He also spent time in Charleston, South Carolina. By 1910, he had moved to Ridgefield, New Jersey, where he continued to paint and live out his remaining years. (Source: The Johnson Collection)

CONDITION: Painting has been lined and coated in a restorative varnish. Scattered inpainting in lower margin, largest area 2" L. [See more photos →]

$1,400.00$1,600.00
144 Lot 144: William Edmondson Exhibited Sculpture and Base William Edmondson Exhibited Sculpture and Base Lot 144: William Edmondson Exhibited Sculpture and Base

William Edmondson (American/Tennessee, 1874-1951) carved limestone sculpture or garden ornament in the form of a large dipper or cup of rectangular form, angled at the lower edges, with a trapezoidal handle, open in the center. The side opposite the handle features a shallow, molded, angular lip that echoes the lines of the body and handle. 20″W x 12″D x 7″ H. Exhibited, “William Edmondson: A Retrospective,” The Tennessee State Museum, 1981. The dipper is accompanied by a minimally hewn flat rectangular limestone base, measuring 4″ H x 14 1/2″ W x 13″ D, acquired by the consignors’ parents along with the sculpture directly from William Edmondson’s yard in 1951. Biography: William Edmondson was born in Davidson County, Tennessee, the son of freed slaves, and worked most of his life as a railroad employee and janitor. A spiritual experience at the age of 57 prompted him to begin sculpting limestone using a railroad spike as a chisel, and he claimed divine inspiration for the works produced during his 17-year art career. In 1937, Edmondson became the first African American artist to have a solo show at the Museum of Modern Art, and he is regarded as one of the most important self-taught artists of the 20th century. Provenance Note: Dr. Virgil and Louise Lequire were influential members of Nashville’s arts community. Louise Lequire (1924-2006), a talented painter in her own right, was a founding member of the Nashville Artist Guild and taught art at Montgomery Bell Academy and the Nashville Institute for the Arts. She was the first art critic for the Nashville Banner newspaper and a regular art columnist from 1960-1961, and Arts Editor for Nashville Life Magazine from 1993-1996. Her article on William Edmondson appeared in Smithsonian Magazine in 1981 and she was a contributor to the catalog for the Edmondson exhibit at the Tennessee State Museum that same year. Her photograph of this sculpture in her own garden (minus the base), taken at an unknown date, appears in black and white near the end of our sequence of photographs for this auction catalog.

PROVENANCE: By descent in the family of Dr. Virgil and Louise Lequire, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: The limestone is very granular and has scattered rust colored spots that are not stains but natural colorations, as well as some minor dark staining residue to the interior. There are some natural holes in the bottom of the cup that do not penetrate, The base has old, likely original worn away areas or losses at 3 of the 4 corners, up to 2″ x 2 1/2″, moss-staining and scuffing/scratching to the top. [See more photos →]

$10,000.00$12,000.00
148 Lot 148: Geoffrey Holder Oil on Canvas Portrait of a Woman in White Geoffrey Holder Oil on Canvas Portrait of a Woman in White Lot 148: Geoffrey Holder Oil on Canvas Portrait of a Woman in White

Geoffrey Lamont Holder (1930 – 2014, active/lived in New York, Spain) impressionist oil on canvas profile portrait painting depicting a black female, seated with her arms crossed, wearing a white dress and red head wrap, against a mottled gold backdrop. Signed and dated lower left "G. Holder '57". Remnants of illegible label en verso top center stretcher. Unframed. 29" H x 9" W. Artist's Biography: Geoffrey Lamont Holder was a multi-talented Trinidadian-American dancer, choreographer, actor, composer, designer, and painter, who was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, in 1930. Holder relocated to New York City in 1953. and he received a Guggenheim fellowship in painting in 1957. He is known for still life and figure painting, photography, sculpture, and set and costume design. In addition to painting, Holder performed with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet as a principal dancer and performed on Broadway. He was the choreographer, costume designer, and director of the Broadway show "The Wiz" for which he won two Tony Awards. Additionally, he acted in several movies and television shows and was an advertising spokesman for 7 UP and other products.

CONDITION: Overall light craquelure, very light wear to margins, mostly to lower corners. In-painting to right side of face and upper right torso with a few minor areas of in-painting to dress, visible under blacklight inspection. [See more photos →]

$2,000.00$2,200.00
149 Lot 149: Merton Simpson O/C Abstract Expressionist Painting Merton Simpson O/C Abstract Expressionist Painting Lot 149: Merton Simpson O/C Abstract Expressionist Painting

Merton D. Simpson (1928-2013, active/lived in New York, South Carolina, Africa) oil on canvas Expressionist painting depicting a boat in a tumultuous sea. Signed lower right in block letters "M. D. Simpson". Housed in a narrow ebonized and gilt wood frame with wide linen border and gilt wood fillet. Sight: 15 1/2" x 19 1/4" Framed: 22" H x 25 3/4" W. Artist Biography: A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Simpson suffered from diphtheria as a child and during this time began to draw. He received private art lessons from the Charleston artist, William Halsey. In 1949, the Home Book Shop in Charleston hosted a solo exhibition of his work, and Atlanta University included him in their Eighth Annual Exhibition of Painting, Sculpture, and prints by Negro Artists. That same year, Simpson moved to New York, where he attended Cooper Union, studying under Robert Gwathney at New York University. In 1952, his watercolor "Nocturnal City" was exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and received an Honorable Mention. After serving in the US Air Force from 1951-1954, where he served as an artist and member of a Jazz Ensemble, he opened a Madison Avenue gallery featuring African art and modern art. Simpson also had works featured in the exhibitions Younger American Painters at the Guggenheim Museum in 1954 and Eight New York Painters at the University of Michigan in 1956. In 1959, he visited Europe for the first time and collaborated with many expatriate African-American writers, artists and musicians living in Paris including the writer, James Baldwin; artists, Larry Potter, Beauford Delaney and Herbert Gentry; and musicians, Count Basie, Thad Jones and the Mel Lewis Orchestra. In 1963 Simpson joined a group of African-American artists who formed the Spiral Club, whose goal was to contribute to the Civil Rights Movement. Throughout the 1970s, Simpson traveled extensively in West Africa and in the 1980's he created two series of works that reflect his great love of jazz and music. In the 1990s he began to incorporate both music and African art in his work. Throughout his career, Simpson had numerous solo and group exhibitions and his works are featured in numerous permanent and private collections. (Sources: The Johnson Collection; Artist's autobiography submitted to Askart, 2004).

CONDITION: Craquelure, back of canvas with spots of dampstaining. Scattered areas of retouching, visible under UV light inspection, to stabilize large areas of paint where craquelure is thick and paint was becoming unstable. One area of flaking to center, measuring 1/2". Slight visible rubbing to upper stretcher. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
150 Lot 150: Charles Kermit Ewing Mixed Media Painting, San Sebastian Wall Charles Kermit Ewing Mixed Media Painting, San Sebastian Wall Lot 150: Charles Kermit Ewing Mixed Media Painting, San Sebastian Wall

Charles Kermit "Buck" Ewing (Tennessee, 1910-1976) large mixed media on canvas painting titled "San Sebastian Wall". Depicts an abstract collage image featuring textured three-dimensional motifs, newspaper clippings, and shades of blue, grey, and white paint. Signed and dated "Ewing 64" lower left. Titled, signed, and dated " C. Kermit Ewing, Knoxville Tenn, Oct. 1964" upside down, en verso of canvas. Housed in a stained wormy wood frame with a linen liner and gilt filet. Sight: 35 1/2" H x 25 1/2" W. Framed: 44" H x 33 3/4" W.

CONDITION: Some craquelure throughout. One area where craquelure has been filled with transparent material, possibly done by artist. Frame with wear to edges. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
151 Lot 151: Walter Hollis Stevens Expressionist Painting, Knoxville II Walter Hollis Stevens Expressionist Painting, Knoxville II Lot 151: Walter Hollis Stevens Expressionist Painting, Knoxville II

Walter Hollis Stevens (Tennessee, 1927-1980), "Knoxville II," watercolor on paper depicting an abstracted view of the city's skyline under a night sky. Signed "Stevens 61" lower right. Titled and additionally signed en verso. Housed in a chrome frame under glass, double matted. Sight: 16 1/2" x 21 1/2" W. Framed: 23 1/2" H x 28 1/2" W. Walter Hollis Stevens was a member of the "Knoxville Seven" group of progressive artists and joined the University of Tennessee faculty in 1957. Much of his art was inspired by Tennessee and Maine scenery. He was instrumental in organizing the Knoxville Watercolor Society and the Deer Isle (Maine) Art Association. His work won 55 awards in the East and Midwest, and is in the collection of at least 18 museums. (Source: the University of Tennessee Library).

CONDITION: Slight waviness and toning to paper. Has been adhered to mat along edges. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
152 Lot 152: Large Exhibited George Cress O/C Abstract Expressionist Landscape Large Exhibited George Cress O/C Abstract Expressionist Landscape Lot 152: Large Exhibited George Cress O/C Abstract Expressionist Landscape

Very large George Ayers Cress (Alabama/Tennessee, 1921-2008) oil on canvas landscape painting titled "Shadowed Landscape" rendered in shades of blue, green, yellow, orange, grey, and red. Signed and dated "George Cress 1963" lower right. Exhibited, The Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, "George Cress: 50 Years of Painting," March 25-April 22, 1990. Exhibition label en verso. Housed in a painted wood frame, likely the original. Sight: 43 1/4" H x 55" W. Framed: 45 1/2" H x 57 1/2" W. Circa 1963. Biography: "George Cress was born in Anniston, Alabama and studied at Emory University, American University, and the University of Georgia, where he studied under fellow Southern contemporary artist Lamar Dodd. He was a central figure in Chattanooga's arts community and served as President of the Tennessee Arts Council. He sat on the board of the Hunter Museum of Art. From 1951-1984 he was painter in residence at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. The Cress Gallery of Art at UTC is named in his honor." (Source: The Tennessee Historical Quarterly Vol. XLIV No. 2: "Landscape and Genre Painting in Tennessee 1810-1985").

CONDITION: Painting overall very good condition. Frame with minor scattered abrasions. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
154 Lot 154: Carroll Cloar Drawing, The Mower We Found Carroll Cloar Drawing, The Mower We Found Lot 154: Carroll Cloar Drawing, The Mower We Found

Large Carroll Cloar (American/Tennessee, 1913-1993) drawing, "The Mower We Found," pencil, colored pencil, and crayon on paper. The drawing, likely a study for a painting, features bust-length pencil depictions of a young white boy, likely Cloar himself, and a young black playmate, surrounded by elements of a tractor (seat, wheel), amid circles and other images, rendered in crayon and colored pencil. Signed and dated lower right in pencil, "Carroll Cloar '77". Inscribed en verso: Carroll Cloar / Title – "The Mower We Found" / 1977/ Collection of Dr. and Mrs. H.N. Faulkner. Framed under glass in a later giltwood frame. Sight: 22" H x 31" W. Framed: 25 1/2" H x 34 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Overall excellent condition with some handling creases. Not examined out of frame. [See more photos →]

$2,400.00$2,800.00
155 Lot 155: Cornelius Hankins Large O/C Still Life with Fruit & Birds Cornelius Hankins Large O/C Still Life with Fruit & Birds Lot 155: Cornelius Hankins Large O/C Still Life with Fruit & Birds

Cornelius Hankins (Mississippi/Tennessee/Virginia, 1863-1946) oil on canvas still life painting depicting an assortment of fruits, including melons, peaches, plums, berries, and grapes, along with the handle of an overflowing basket, upon which perches a bird. The bird tends to a nest containing three eggs that has been constructed amidst the fruit. In the upper right a second bird joins its companion as it alights on the branch of a small tree that emerges from the shadowy background, contrasting with the vibrant colors of the fruits. Signed and dated "Cornelius Hankins 1896," lower right. Housed in a ribbed giltwood frame with foliate corners. Affixed to the backing of the frame are a biographical label with text from "Who Was Who in American Art;" a sticker from Painting Conservation, Asheville, NC; and a H & K Gallery, Spartanburg, SC business card. Canvas: 30 1/4" H x 25" W. Frame: 40" H x 35" W. Biography: Mississippi-born Cornelius Hankins studied art in Nashville in 1883 under Professor Edwin M. Gardner and with Robert Henri, leader of the Ashcan School in St. Louis, and noted American Impressionist William Merritt Chase in New York. He taught in Richmond, Virginia for about 5 years before returning to Nashville to teach at the Nashville School of Art. He painted a number of landscapes and still lifes–typically less lavish than the present example–but made most of his income from portraits. Despite this, his still lifes perhaps best demonstrate his abilities as a painter. Works such as this painting show the influence of the 18th-century still life painter Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin, who created similarly tenebristic and moody images. Hankins also painted a number of prominent Southern subjects including Civil War officers and several governors.

PROVENANCE: Private South Carolina Collection.

CONDITION: Condition is excellent with small area of faint craquelure in upper right quadrant of painting and scattered scuff marks to top of frame, not visible from front. Painting has been professionally cleaned. [See more photos →]

$3,400.00$3,800.00
157 Lot 157: Large Edward Hurst O/C Group Portrait Painting w/ TN River Large Edward Hurst O/C Group Portrait Painting w/ TN River Lot 157: Large Edward Hurst O/C Group Portrait Painting w/ TN River

Large Edward Hurst (American/Tennessee, 1912-1972) oil on canvas group portrait painting depicting three young members of the Howard family of Knoxville, TN. The two older boys play catch with a baseball while the youngest is seated on the ground with a toy train and cars. The spot where the boys are playing overlooks the Tennessee River and Lyon's Bend in the distance, beneath a cloudy sky. Signed and dated "Edward Hurst '59" lower right corner. Housed and matted in a molded giltwood frame. Sight: 29 5/8" H x 35 2/8" W. Framed: 39 1/8" H x 45 1/8" W. Biography: Edward Hurst was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1912. He studied under Catherine Wiley and at the Art Students League in New York, where he also studied with George Luks. He also studied in Europe at the Academies in Florence, Italy, and Munich, Germany. Primarily known for his still-life paintings and commissioned society portraits, Hurst spent much of his life in New York and London, while also maintaining a studio in Knoxville. During World War II, he taught camouflage to soldiers in the United States Army. In 1959, he was diagnosed with an allergy to oil paint, prompting him to work instead with watercolor, conte, and colored pencil on paper. Hurst was a member of the American Artists Professional Club, the Southern States Art League, and the National Arts Club. An example of Hurst's work is illustrated in "The Art & Furniture of East Tennessee" by Namuni Hale Young, p. 105, figure 58. Sources: "Art & Furniture of East Tennessee" by Namuni Hale Young; "Camoupedia: A Compendium of Research on Art, Architecture and Camouflage", by Roy H. Behrens; the Knoxville Museum of Art.

CONDITION: Tiny area of warping to canvas in upper right corner, otherwise good condition. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
158 Lot 158: Louis Jones O/C Mountain Landscape Painting, A Winter Day In The Smokies Louis Jones O/C Mountain Landscape Painting, A Winter Day In The Smokies Lot 158: Louis Jones O/C Mountain Landscape Painting, A Winter Day In The Smokies

Louis Edward Jones (American, 1878-1958) oil on board painting titled "A Winter Day In The Smokies" depicting a mountain scene with a small cabin nestled amidst a valley with smoke rising from its chimney, surrounded by evergreen trees and late autumn foliage under a cloudy blue sky. Singed and dated "L.E. Jones 1954" lower right. Titled and additionally signed and dated, en verso of board. Sight: 7 1/2" H x 9 1/4" W. Framed: 13 1/2" H x 15 1/2" W.

CONDITION: Both painting and frame in very good condition. [See more photos →]

$700.00$800.00
159 Lot 159: Louis E. Jones O/C Mountain Landscape Painting, In a Sunny Cove In the Smokies Louis E. Jones O/C Mountain Landscape Painting, In a Sunny Cove In the Smokies Lot 159: Louis E. Jones O/C Mountain Landscape Painting, In a Sunny Cove In the Smokies

Louis Edward Jones (American, 1878-1958) oil on board painting titled "In a Sunny Cove In The Smokies" depicting a mountain scene with a cabin nestled in the center having smoke rising from its chimney above the tree tops, surrounded by late autumn foliage against a backdrop of two large blue mountains under a light blue sky. Singed and dated "L.E. Jones 1954" lower left. Titled and additionally signed and dated, en verso. Housed in a contemporary giltwood frame. Sight: 7 1/4" H x 9 1/4" W. Framed: 13 1/2" H x 15 1/4" W.

CONDITION: Both the painting and frame are in very good condition. [See more photos →]

$700.00$800.00
164 Lot 164: Large Bernice Sims Folk Art Painting, Tent Revival Large Bernice Sims Folk Art Painting, Tent Revival Lot 164: Large Bernice Sims Folk Art Painting, Tent Revival

Bernice Sims (Alabama/Louisiana, 1926-2014) very large acrylic on canvas outsider art painting depicting a nighttime tent revival scene with African American figures circled around a central figure at a pulpit all gathered under a striped red tent under a starry sky. Signed “B. Sims” lower right. Unframed. 58 1/2″ H x 72 1/2″ W.

Biography: Bernice Sims was born in rural Alabama in 1926 and resided there her entire life. It was not until she decided to enroll in community college, after raising six children, that she was encouraged by a professor to explore her artistic talent and turned to painting. Her works are characterized by bright colors, renderings of childhood memories, and, as she grew older, focused on the social and racial injustice amidst the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s. In 2005, her work depicting the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL, was issued on a postage stamp to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Jay Justice, South Carolina.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
165 Lot 165: Purvis Young Large Outsider Art Mixed Media Painting, Trucks & Figures Purvis Young Large Outsider Art Mixed Media Painting, Trucks & Figures Lot 165: Purvis Young Large Outsider Art Mixed Media Painting, Trucks & Figures

Purvis Young (Florida, 1943-2010) large horizontal outsider art mixed media house paint on scrap or found paper painting depicting a row of semi-trucks surrounded by figures working against a loosely painted background, rendered in red, white, and black pigments. Signed "Young" in pen, right center. Float mounted under glass in a custom contemporary metallic painted wood frame. Sight: 18" H x 47" W. Framed: 27" H x 54" W.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Jay Justice, South Carolina.

CONDITION: One tear in upper right corner, approximately 1". Other visible damage including toning, creasing, and tears, likely occurred before found paper was utilized as a medium by the artist. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
166 Lot 166: Purvis Young Outsider Art Painting, Nude Figure Purvis Young Outsider Art Painting, Nude Figure Lot 166: Purvis Young Outsider Art Painting, Nude Figure

Purvis Young (Florida, 1943-2010) folk art mixed media on canvasboard painting depicting a nude figure surrounded by colorful undulating lines rendered in loose brushstrokes, all in shades of brown, back, pink, and yellow. Signed "Young" in upper right corner. Excerpt on the artist adhered en verso. Unframed. 40 1/2" H x 16 1/4" W.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Jay Justice, South Carolina.

CONDITION: Some paint loss and wear to edges of work, light surface scratching, and one area of loss in upper right corner. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
167 Lot 167: Jimmy Sudduth Folk Art Painting, Woman w/ Headdress Jimmy Sudduth Folk Art Painting, Woman w/ Headdress Lot 167: Jimmy Sudduth Folk Art Painting, Woman w/ Headdress

Jimmie Lee Sudduth (Alabama, 1910-2007) house paint and mud on board painting depicting a female figure with a feather headdress and a colorful garment rendered in shades of green, red, and white against a white background with a brown border. Signed "Jim Sudduth" in pencil upper right. Unframed. 24" H x 24" W.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Jay Justice, South Carolina.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
168 Lot 168: Bessie Harvey, Lonely Teardrop 1993, Abstract Mixed Media Bessie Harvey, Lonely Teardrop 1993, Abstract Mixed Media Lot 168: Bessie Harvey, Lonely Teardrop 1993, Abstract Mixed Media

Bessie Harvey (Georgia, 1928-1994) mixed media marker and watercolor on paper drawing titled "Lonely Teardrop," depicting abstracted intertwined hands and facial features rendered in bright colors. Titled, signed and dated "Bessie Harvey '93" lower right corner. Housed in an assembled wood frame with a blue mat under glass. Sight: 17 1/2" H 11 3/4" W. Framed: 27" H x 20 1/2" W.

CONDITION: One water stain to center of work, possibly in the making. Otherwise overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
169 Lot 169: 2 Mose Tolliver Folk Art Paintings, Big Green Fish & Watermelon 2 Mose Tolliver Folk Art Paintings, Big Green Fish & Watermelon Lot 169: 2 Mose Tolliver Folk Art Paintings, Big Green Fish & Watermelon

Two (2) Mose Tolliver (Alabama, 1919-2006) folk art house paint on board paintings, one (1) titled "Big Green Fish" depicting a long green horizontal fish with a red tongue against a tan background having light blue polka dots and a black border, and one (1) depicting a watermelon on a white background with a black border. Both signed MOSET with backwards S in black, lower left corners. Both unframed with pop tops secured as hanging devices en verso. Fish: 8" H x 26" W. Watermelon: 10" H x 24" W.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Jay Justice, South Carolina.

CONDITION: Both in overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
172 Lot 172: Eddy Mumma Double-Sided Outsider Art Painting, Figure & Architectural Scene Eddy Mumma Double-Sided Outsider Art Painting, Figure & Architectural Scene Lot 172: Eddy Mumma Double-Sided Outsider Art Painting, Figure & Architectural Scene

Eddy Mumma (Florida/Ohio, 1908-1986) double-sided Folk Art/Outsider Art painting on cardstock. One side depicts a half-length figure with pink skin and red hood or hair, rendered in gestural brush strokes over exposed beige support. Identified as “Lori Justice” on sticker attached plastic sleeve: “Lori Justice / $400.” En verso is an abstracted landscape scene that appears to depicts a building before a river on a snowy day, with red and brown vegetation throughout. Unsigned and unframed, includes general informational print-out. After 1969. 14 1/2″ H x 11 3/4″ W.

Note: “Eddy Mumma took up painting at age 60, working alone in a small house in Gainesville, FL, where he lived to be near his only daughter, Carroll, and her family after the death of his wife. At Carroll’s suggestion he enrolled in a painting class, but was so offended at the teacher’s criticism of his ‘sloppy’ art that he promptly quit the lessons. From that point forward, ‘Mr. Eddy’–as he liked to be known–immersed himself in his working on his own, often covering both sides of any surface he could acquire and amassing the art on the increasingly full walls of his home. Restricted to a wheelchair in his tiny clapboard house, Mr. Eddy did not often go further than his front porch. His work became his world, filled from floor to ceiling with the colorful portraits he produced. Eddy did not sell his work, refused opportunities to exhibit and turned away interested gallery owners. He gave away or traded for art supplies only a few paintings during his lifetime. He said, ‘my paintings belong with me.’ Upon his death at age 78, Mr. Eddy left about 1,000 paintings as well as painted doors, lamps, and surfaces within the tiny home where he spent his last years.” Source: “The Paintings of Eddy Mumma;” Anne E. Gilroy, Curator; Thomas Center Galleries, Gainesville, FL.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Jay Justice, South Carolina.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. Figural side with scattered loss of paint in upper head/hood, points of discoloration in exposed cardstock background in upper right and lower left, and minor creasing to corners. Architectural landscape with small areas of paint loss especially in sky, upper center, and paper residue on a few areas of heavy impasto. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
173 Lot 173: Eddy Mumma Folk Art Painting, Portrait of Figure w/ Red Face Eddy Mumma Folk Art Painting, Portrait of Figure w/ Red Face Lot 173: Eddy Mumma Folk Art Painting, Portrait of Figure w/ Red Face

Ed (Eddy) Mumma (Florida/Ohio, 1906-1986) Folk Art house paint on canvas laid down on board painting depicting a portrait of a figure with a red face attired in a purple and green garment against a white background. Signed "Eddy" upper left. Biography of the artist attached en verso. Unframed. 20" H x 16" W.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Jay Justice, South Carolina.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
174 Lot 174: Eddy Mumma Outsider Art Painting, Figure w/ Orange Face Eddy Mumma Outsider Art Painting, Figure w/ Orange Face Lot 174: Eddy Mumma Outsider Art Painting, Figure w/ Orange Face

Eddy Mumma (Florida/Ohio, 1908-1986) Folk Art/Outsider Art painting on cardstock depicting a half-length figure with orange skin and brown hair, rendered in gestural brush strokes over exposed white support. Identified as "Lori Justice" on sticker attached to verso: "$400 / Eddy Mumma / Lori Justice." Unsigned and unframed, includes general informational print-out. After 1969. 16" H x 10 1/8" W.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Jay Justice, South Carolina.

CONDITION: Condition is excellent, with miniscule creasing to two corners of cardstock. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
203 Lot 203: Lanier Meaders Folk Art Pottery Double Face Jug Lanier Meaders Folk Art Pottery Double Face Jug Lot 203: Lanier Meaders Folk Art Pottery Double Face Jug

Lanier Meaders (White County, Georgia, 1917-1998) folk art pottery double face jug, green matte glaze with kaolin eyes and quartz teeth having two handles. Signed "Lanier Meaders" with numbering to underside. 9 1/4" H x approx. 8 " dia. Provenance: Consignor purchased directly from the artist from his Georgia shop in 1973.

CONDITION: Scattered minor firing cracks, largest measuring 2" L. Two minor areas of glaze pooling at eyes. [See more photos →]

$2,400.00$2,500.00
216 Lot 216: Andy Anderson Carved Sculpture, Shotgun Wedding Andy Anderson Carved Sculpture, Shotgun Wedding Lot 216: Andy Anderson Carved Sculpture, Shotgun Wedding

Five (5) Herbert "Andy" S. Anderson (California/Illinois, 1893-1960) folk art carved wooden figures together in a sculptural group, "Shotgun Wedding", including one (1) bride in a blue dress holding a bouquet, one (1) groom in an oversized crosshatch-patterned suit, one (1) pensive white-haired woman in a polka-dotted dress, one (1) somber white-haired man with a skinned knee holding a shotgun, and one (1) balding preacher in a black cape reading from the bible. All figures with incised signature "ANDY" to shoulders. Ranging in size from 7 1/2" H x 2 7/8" W x 1 3/4" D to 9 3/4" H x 3" W x 5 1/2" D.

CONDITION: All items in overall very good condition with natural age shrinkage. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
250 Lot 250: Manner of Guiseppe Gambogi Parcel Gilt Marble Sculpture of a Woman Manner of Guiseppe Gambogi Parcel Gilt Marble Sculpture of a Woman Lot 250: Manner of Guiseppe Gambogi Parcel Gilt Marble Sculpture of a Woman

Manner of Giuseppe Gambogi (Italian, 1862- 1938) classical revival marble sculpture depicting a goddess or maiden with incised and parcel-gilt crown, vest, and belt, holding the edge of her garment in one hand and an urn in the other, standing upon a columnar plinth. Illegible pencil signature in pencil and "No. 100" to underside. 27" H x 10 1/2" W x 9" D. Likely French or Italian, late 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Base and plinth with separations, marble flaw to right arm, and small chip to nose. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
375 Lot 375: 7 Portrait Miniatures, incl. Daffinger & attr. Peticolas 7 Portrait Miniatures, incl. Daffinger & attr. Peticolas Lot 375: 7 Portrait Miniatures, incl. Daffinger & attr. Peticolas

Seven (7) painted miniature portraits. 1st item: (Photographed second from the right) Moritz Michael Daffinger (Austria, 1790-1849) portrait of a young gentleman depicted wearing a blue jacket, pink collar, and white cravat. Signed "M. Daffinger" to left edge. Housed under glass in an oval metal frame. Sight: 2 1/2" H x 2" W. Framed: 2 3/4" H x 2 1/4" W. 2nd item: (Photographed first on the left) Attributed to Philippe Peticolas (Virginia, 1760-1841) portrait of a white-haired gentleman wearing a black coat and white cravat. Unsigned. Ink portrait sketch, en verso of backing paper. Housed under glass in a gilt frame set within a stamped leatherette frame with gilt accents. Includes handwritten label with attribution. Sight (oval): 2 1/2" H x 2" W. Framed: 3 3/4" H x 3 1/4" W. 3rd item: (Photographed center) Portrait of a lady depicted wearing a blue dress with white trim and sleeves and a large headpiece with feathers and a train having a classical structure in the background. Signed "Lafoy" lower right edge. Housed under glass in an oval gilt brass frame with scrolling foliate design. Sight: 3 1/2" H x 3" W. Framed: 4 3/4" H x 3 3/4" W. 4th item: (Photographed third from the right) Portrait of Caterina de Medici (1519-1589) depicted holding a rose wearing a deep blue dress, gold jewelry, and her hair braided into an updo with a curtain and open window in the background. Partial inscription identifying sitter, en verso. Housed under glass in an oval brass frame. Sight: 2 7/8" H x 2 1/2" W. Framed: 1/8" H x 2 3/4" W. 5th item: (Photographed last on the right) Portrait of a young gentleman depicted wearing a black jacket, gold patterned white vest, and white cravat. Housed under glass in an oval, cobalt-enameled brass frame fitted as a brooch (not functional). Sight: 1 5/8" H x 1 1/4" W. Framed: 2 1/8" H x 1 3/4" W. 6th item: (Photographed third from the left) Portrait of a gentleman identified as Colonel H. Llyod depicted wearing a black coat, red-striped collar, and white cravat. Handwritten label identifying sitter and date of "22 Feb 1818", en verso of backing. Housed under glass in a plain ebonized wooden frame with gilt brass sight edge and bunch-of-grapes accent. Sight (oval): 2 1/2" H x 2" W. Framed: 4 1/2" H x 3 5/8" W. 7th item: (Photographed second from the left) Portrait of a stern woman depicted wearing a modest blue frock, white corsage, and white bonnet. Pencil inscription with date "Circa 1810", en verso of backing. Housed under glass in a plain ebonized wood frame with gilt brass sight edge and foliate accent. Sight (oval): 2 5/8" H x 2 1/8" W. Framed: 4 3/4" H x 4 1/8" W. All items 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: 1st item: Minute abrasion to lower edge. 2nd item: Losses to leatherette frame. 3rd item: Minute area of abrasion to top of classical structure. 4th item: Minor wear to upper edge. Minute inclusions under glass. 5th item: Minute inclusions under glass. Frame with minor wear/oxidation; brooch pin no longer present. 6th item: Minor wear to edges. Painting has shifted slightly in frame. Frame with scattered craquelure and wear. 7th item: Painting has shifted slightly in frame. Frame with scattered craquelure and wear including loss to lower right corner. [See more photos →]

$600.00$650.00
376 Lot 376: Six (6) 19th C French Miniature Portraits, incl. After Boucher Six (6) 19th C French Miniature Portraits, incl. After Boucher Lot 376: Six (6) 19th C French Miniature Portraits, incl. After Boucher

Six (6) French miniature portraits. 1st item: After Francois Boucher (France/Italy, 1703-1770) pastoral landscape depicting three young women awaiting success for their animal trap behind a bush. Signed "Boucher" lower right edge. Housed under glass in an ebonized wooden frame with inset oval sight and gilt sight edge. Sight (oval): 3" H x 3 3/4" W. Framed: 5 3/4" H x 6 3/4" W. 2nd item: Portrait of a woman depicted wearing a blue and yellow dress with floral bonnet. Signed "Paulin" to lower right edge. Housed under glass in a circular gilt brass frame with foliate pediment. Sight: 2 3/4" dia. Framed (oval): 5 1/8" H x 4" W. 3rd item: Portrait of a young woman, purported to be Marie Caroline Bonaparte Murat, Queen of Naples, depicted wearing a pink dress, red shawl, and floral bonnet. Illegibly signed right edge. Housed under glass in a geometrically patterned gilt brass frame with green felt liner and gilt sight edge. Sight: 3 3/8" H x 2 1/2" W. Framed: 5 3/8" H x 4 3/4" W. 4th item: Portrait of a young woman depicted wearing a blue, pinstriped jacket; white dress with cravat; and white bonnet draw together with ribbon. Housed under glass in a simple gilt brass oval frame. Sight (oval): 2 1/2" H x 1 3/4" W. Framed (oval): 4 1/8" H x 2 3/4" W. 5th item: Portrait of a young woman depicted wearing a white dress with embroidered collar and a white hat with feather accent holding a bouquet of flowers with a vague cloud-filled sky in the background. Housed under glass in a gilt metal oval frame with ribbon swag pediment and accents. Sight (oval): 3 3/4" H x 3" W. Framed (oval): 5 1/4" H x 3 5/8" W. 6th item: Portrait of a young woman depicted wearing a revealing gold and blue toga with a red shawl holding a baby goat or kid. Housed in an oval gilt brass frame with foliate and twisted edge, fabric liner, and bow pediment. 3 1/8" H x 2 1/2" W. Framed: 4 3/4" H x 4" W. All items 19th/early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: 1st item: Painting has shifted slightly in frame. Frame with scattered surface scratches. 2nd item: Painting is loose within frame. 3rd item: Discoloration/water spots to lower left quadrant; minor area of loss to upper right corner. Green velvet liner fraying slightly. Tape remains, en verso. 5th item: Minor scattered abrasion/scratches. Painting has shifted slightly in frame. Glass with chip/flaw to left edge measuring 3/8" x 3/8". Frame with scattered oxidation. 6th item: Minute surface wear to upper edge and minute area of exfoliation to left of subject. Frame with discoloration and minor losses to fabric liner. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
377 Lot 377: Carlo Caruson Miniature Portrait of a Woman, 1884 Carlo Caruson Miniature Portrait of a Woman, 1884 Lot 377: Carlo Caruson Miniature Portrait of a Woman, 1884

Carlo Caruson (Italian, fl. late 19th century) signed and dated bust-length portrait miniature in watercolor depicting a woman with dark hair and white headgear, in three-fourths view and facing left. Signed and dated "C. Caruson. Roma. 1884" in lower left. Housed under glass in a leather covered wooden case with black felt mat and internal stand. Portrait (oval): 4" H x 3 1/4" W. Case: 1" H" x 5 1/8" W x 6 1/4" D.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Painting is in excellent condition. Minute inclusions beneath glass. Case is functional but heavily worn with missing leather on top, exposed wood along internal edge of lid, and small chip to edge of glass. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
378 Lot 378: Italian School Icon or Altar Painting, Madonna and Child Italian School Icon or Altar Painting, Madonna and Child Lot 378: Italian School Icon or Altar Painting, Madonna and Child

Italian School, possibly Siena, oil or tempera and gesso on panel religious painting, possibly the center of a church altarpiece, depicting the Madonna with Christ Child on her lap. Mary is attired in blue robes and seated on a red and gold cloth covering; both she and the child are crowned with incised halos. The panel is additionally tooled with circles and darts, and framed with a narrow molding around the upper surface of the panel. Overall: 17" H x 9" W. 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The collection of the late Fount and Ida Smothers, Thompson's Station, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Craquelure throughout, UV light reveals scattered overpainting to Christ's cheek and possible overpainting to red cloth; other possible areas of overpainting and re-varnishing; tiny flake to Mary's cheek, a couple of small flakes/losses to red cloth. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
387 Lot 387: Large Russian Tempura Icon, Archangel Gabriel, 18th Century or Earlier Large Russian Tempura Icon, Archangel Gabriel, 18th Century or Earlier Lot 387: Large Russian Tempura Icon, Archangel Gabriel, 18th Century or Earlier

Large religious icon comprised of tempura and gilt paint on a panel depicting the winged Archangel Gabriel carrying a staff in one hand and an orb in the other, with a Russian inscription painted above. The central portion of the panel is recessed, emphasizing the image. 24 1/3″ H x 15″ W x 1 1/2″ D. Russian, 18th century or earlier.

CONDITION: In good condition commensurate with age with expected patination, some losses to edges, craquelure throughout. Scattered areas of paint restoration visible under UV light inspection. Largest area 5″ L in lower right corner. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
394 Lot 394: Flemish School O/C Still Life Painting, 18th Century Flemish School O/C Still Life Painting, 18th Century Lot 394: Flemish School O/C Still Life Painting, 18th Century

Flemish School oil on canvas panoramic still life painting depicting a large blue and white porcelain vase with flowers on the right side and a bundle of peaches and pears in the lower left quadrant portrayed prominently against a landscape background with trees and grassy hills under a hazy sky. Unframed. 29 1/4" H x 26" W. 18th Century.

CONDITION: Painting has been lined. Heavy craquelure, retouching to the sky and to a crease in the center of the work, visible under UV light inspection. Paint loss in corners of edges of work. Small repaired tear to center. Slight buckling to the canvas in upper right corner. [See more photos →]

$800.00$850.00
395 Lot 395: Continental School O/C Portrait of a Woman with Pearls, 18th Century Continental School O/C Portrait of a Woman with Pearls, 18th Century Lot 395: Continental School O/C Portrait of a Woman with Pearls, 18th Century

Continental school, 18th century oil on canvas portrait of a woman attired in a blue dress with lace collar and sleeves, a double-stranded pearl necklace, and drop pearl earrings, against a plain background. Unsigned. Housed in a carved gilt and gesso frame with foliate leaf decoration. Sight: 31 1/2" H x 25 " W. Framed: 39 1/2" H x 33 " W.

PROVENANCE: The collection of the late Fount and Ida Smothers, Thompson's Station, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Painting has been lined, the lining coated in early 20th-century newspaper clippings. Old restoration with retouching to the edges, background, and face. Some areas have been over-cleaned. Craquelure throughout. Frame with small area of loss in upper center. [See more photos →]

$800.00$900.00
397 Lot 397: 2 Continental School Pastel Pendant Portraits, c. 1800 2 Continental School Pastel Pendant Portraits, c. 1800 Lot 397: 2 Continental School Pastel Pendant Portraits, c. 1800

Continental School, pair of two (2) pastel pendant portraits depicting a man and a woman, each seated and wearing fashionable 19th-century clothing. 1st item: A depiction of a woman dressed in a white and yellow gown and ornate feathered hat, who holds an open book and faces the viewer. Set against a grey background. Sight: 9″ H x 8″ W. Framed: 14″ H x 13″ W. 2nd item: A depiction of a seated man wearing a blue tail coat and white pants who holds a newspaper and faces the viewer. A vibrant red highlight appears on the seat of his chair. Set against a grey background. Both housed in original, antique gilt frames. Sight: 9 1/2″ H x 8 1/2″ W. Framed: 14 5/16″ H x 13 1/4″ W. Both circa 1800.

PROVENANCE: Private Illinois Collection.

CONDITION: Both in good condition. Man’s portrait has an area of dampstaining to the upper left edge that does not interfere significantly with the image. Both frames have scratches and abrasions commensurate with age. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$800.00$900.00
398 Lot 398: Attr. Hendrik Pieter Koekkoek Oil on Canvas, Forest Path with Figure Attr. Hendrik Pieter Koekkoek Oil on Canvas, Forest Path with Figure Lot 398: Attr. Hendrik Pieter Koekkoek Oil on Canvas, Forest Path with Figure

Attributed to Hendrik Pieter Koekkoek (Dutch, 1843-1890) oil on canvas landscape painting depicting two women walking along a forest path collecting sticks, with a clearing visible in the background beneath a blue cloud-filled sky. Signed "B C Koekkoek" lower left. Dutch label en verso reads in part "possibly another member of the Koekkoek family." Housed in a 20th century gilt acanthus carved frame with bead course inner edge. Sight: 29 1/2" H x 24 3/4" W. Framed: 39" H x 34" W. Note: Professionally appraised in 2015, documents available to the winning bidder. Appraisal attributes the work to Hendrik Pieter Koekkoek and references a statement by a specialist at the B.C. Koekkoek-House Museum in Kleve, Germany verifying that this painting is not the work of Barend Cornelius (B.C.) Koekkoek.

CONDITION: Rubbing to perimeter of painting with frame. Areas of paint flake to top edge of canvas affecting the sky area. Diagonal abrasion to upper right margin. Horizontal tear to canvas with losses to upper right quadrant in tree area, approximately 1" L. Signature flouresces and appears to have been altered. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
399 Lot 399: Charles Cottet O/C Post Impressionist Harbor Scene Charles Cottet O/C Post Impressionist Harbor Scene Lot 399: Charles Cottet O/C Post Impressionist Harbor Scene

Charles Cottet (France, 1863-1925) oil on canvas post-impressionist painting depicting sailboats and a rowboat floating in front of a bustling European village, possibly in Brittany, rendered with delicate impasto. Signed "Ch. Cottet" lower right. Artist engraved on nameplate, lower center sight edge. Housed in an ornately carved giltwood and gesso frame with C-scroll and acanthus leaf decoration. Old label on the reverse from the firm of "J. Mondelli & Hermanos / Casa Introductoria de articulos de pintureria," a Buenos Aires purveyor of paintings, crystal and porcelain. Sight 26 1/4" H x 21" W. Framed: 39" H x 33 1/2" W. Biography: Charles Cottet was born at Le Puy-en-Velay. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, under Puvius de Chavannes and Roll, and the Academie Julian. He was the leader of a school of painters known as the Bande noire or Nubians – due to the somber palette chosen which contrasted other post-impressionist paintings – and was associated with the Les Nabis student group. Though he travelled to and painted in Egypt, Italy, and Lake Geneva and exhibited at the Salon of 1889, Cottet gained acclaim for his moody scenes of harbor life on the Brittany coast. His paintings are housed in the collections of the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, the Hermitage, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, and many other museums in France.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Painting has been lined and laid down on board. In very good condition with one small area of inpainting in lower right corner visible under UV light inspection, measuring 1/2". Frame with one repaired break to decoration in upper right corner and light overall wear. [See more photos →]

$1,400.00$1,800.00
400 Lot 400: Bernardus Viegers O/C Painting, Canal with Bridge Bernardus Viegers O/C Painting, Canal with Bridge Lot 400: Bernardus Viegers O/C Painting, Canal with Bridge

Bernardus Petrus (Ben) Viegers (Netherlands, 1886-1947) Hague School oil on canvas painting depicting a canal with a bridge passing overhead and several figures crossing the bridge or walking alongside the canal, with architecture in the background on both sides under a hazy afternoon sky. Signed "B. Viegers" lower right. Housed in a simple wood frame Sight: 21 3/4" H x 25 1/8" W. Framed: 25 1/4" H x 29 1/2" W. Biographical Note: Bernardus Viegers, often called Ben Viegers, was born in the Hague and self-taught as an artist, taking influence from the French Impressionists as well as from earlier generations of Dutch painters including those of the 19th century Hague School. Himself a member of the Haagse Kunstkring, or Hague Circle of Artists – a group of artists and collectors founded in 1891 that included visual artists, writers, architects, musicians, and designers, among others – Viegers is best remembered for his flower pieces and his landscapes, including those in the traditional Dutch themes of winter scenes, marine paintings, and cityscapes, as in the present example. Source: RKD, Netherlands Institute for Art History.

CONDITION: Overall excellent condition with very slight waviness to canvas, light wear to lower edge of frame. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
401 Lot 401: Bernardus Viegers O/C Canal Painting, Houses over Water Bernardus Viegers O/C Canal Painting, Houses over Water Lot 401: Bernardus Viegers O/C Canal Painting, Houses over Water

Bernardus Petrus (Ben) Viegers (Netherlands, 1886-1947) oil on canvas painting, Hague School, depicting a Dutch street scene with two women standing outside a house; the figures and buildings are reflected in the water of the canal in the foreground. Signed lower right. Simple wood frame with light gilt wash. Sight: 19 1/4" H x 15 3/8" W. Framed; 23 1/2" H x 19 1/2" W. Biographical Note: Bernardus Viegers, often called Ben Viegers, was born in the Hague and self-taught as an artist, taking influence from the French Impressionists as well as from earlier generations of Dutch painters including those of the 19th century Hague School. Himself a member of the Haagse Kunstkring, or Hague Circle of Artists – a group of artists and collectors founded in 1891 that included visual artists, writers, architects, musicians, and designers, among others – Viegers is best remembered for his flower pieces and his landscapes, including those in the traditional Dutch themes of winter scenes, marine paintings, and cityscapes, as in the present example. Source: RKD, Netherlands Institute for Art History.

CONDITION: Painting is in overall good condition with some yellowing to varnish layer. A couple of extraneous white paint splatters (lower left, mid right). A few scattered flyspecks and one small 1/8" flake upper right corner. Frame has some wear and small abrasions. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
403 Lot 403: Follower of Corot, O/C Impressionist Landscape Follower of Corot, O/C Impressionist Landscape Lot 403: Follower of Corot, O/C Impressionist Landscape

Follower of Jean Baptist Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875) oil on canvas painting depicting figures, likely washerwomen, in a grove of trees near the bank of a body of water. Signed "Corot" lower right. Later Louis XV style giltwood frame. Sight: 10 5/8" H x 8 1/2" W. Framed: 16 1/2" H x 14 1/2" W.

CONDITION: Painting does not fit well in frame and is loose in frame. UV light shows some possible overpaint or infill painting to trees at center. Abrasion to paint at left perimeter from friction in frame. Some light surface grime. Some wear to frame. [See more photos →]

$800.00$900.00
405 Lot 405: Henry John Yeend King O/C Painting, Marketplace Henry John Yeend King O/C Painting, Marketplace Lot 405: Henry John Yeend King O/C Painting, Marketplace

Henry John Yeend-King (United Kingdom, 1855-1924) oil on canvas townscape painting depicting a bustling marketplace with livestock pens, cages, and produce flanking a cobbled road filled with vendors and shoppers having the dense hamlet, cathedral tower, and distant castle rising above in the background. Signed "Yeend King" lower right. Housed in a giltwood frame with scrolling design upon diapered ground. Sight: 23 1/2" H x 35 1/2" W. Framed: 33" H x 45" W. Note: Henry John Yeend-King was known for his bucolic genre scenes. He studied in both England and France, and was a member of the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Institute of Painters in Oil-Colors, and exhibited at the Royal Academy in London. His works are in multiple English museums including the Tate Gallery, London.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Minor warping to canvas, primarily to upper right quadrant. Minute area of loss measuring 1/8" x 1/8" with corresponding craquelure. Minor scattered surface grime. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
407 Lot 407: Historical English Horse Painting, possibly by John Ferneley, Sr. Historical English Horse Painting, possibly by John Ferneley, Sr. Lot 407: Historical English Horse Painting, possibly by John Ferneley, Sr.

Oil on canvas equestrian portrait depicting a dapple-grey hunter in a hilly landscape set against a cloudy sunset or sunrise sky. Signed lower left, "John Ferneley," (British, 1782-1860). Handwriting on the rear of the frame suggests a possible identity of the horse: "The Hermit by Greyskin, Mount of Charles Davis (died 1867), Huntsman to the Royal Buckhounds." Housed in a period giltwood frame. Sight: 29 1/2" W x 24 1/2" H. Frame: 34 1/4" W by 29 1/8" H. Early/Mid-19th century. Note: Hermit was the mount of the legendary British equestrian Charles Davis, Huntsman to Her Majesty Queen Victoria and First Whip of The Royal Buckhounds from 1821 until 1866. Charles Davis is featured in the 1897 book "The Queen's Hounds and Stag-hunting Recollections" by Baron Thomas Lister Ribblesdale and Edward Burrows. The book features illustrations of Charles Davis astride Hermit. Hermit is mentioned in the text as Davis's favorite mount. Davis is depicted riding Hermit in several paintings by other artists. Biographical note: John Ferneley, Sr. was born on 18 May 1782 at Thrussington, Leicestershire. By the time of his death in Melton Mowbray in 1860, he was regarded as one of the great British animal painters, specializing in horses, prize sheep, and cattle. He opened his studio in Melton Mowbray which was fast becoming a center for fashionable country sports particularly fox hunting. Painting in Melton during the hunting season, he also toured around the great estates of England and Ireland, painting landowners' horses, cattle, sheep, and hounds. His work became much sought after and his patrons included members of British and European Royal families and personalities such as Beau Brummel and the Count d'Orsay. He depicted Charles Davis on another mount in at least one painting (source: Leicestershire Country Council Museum Collections).

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: A 1/8" puncture slit in upper center, along upper edge of cloud, has no pigment loss. Scattered overpainting throughout, primarily in background and in 11" x 7" area of sky, upper right quadrant. 20" x 4" liquid stain to right edge, en verso, not visible on painting's recto. Frame has minor, scattered scuffs commensurate with age. 1 1/2" x 1/2" area of gilt loss to top left of frame is not visible frontally. [See more photos →]

$1,200.00$1,400.00
409 Lot 409: English School O/B Painting, Equestrian Hunt Scene English School O/B Painting, Equestrian Hunt Scene Lot 409: English School O/B Painting, Equestrian Hunt Scene

English School oil on board equestrian hunt scene painting depicting a man in a red coat and top hat riding a dark brown horse in profile, with another rider and group of dogs following behind, a rural landscape in the background under a cloudy blue sky. Unsigned. Housed in a wood frame with a carved edge and decorated gilt filet. 15 3/4" H x 19 3/4" W. Framed: 22 1/2" H x 26 1/2" W. 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Craquelure and light scattered retouching to sky and ground area. Largest area 4" long near horses head. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
410 Lot 410: David Motley Oil Painting, English Spaniels David Motley Oil Painting, English Spaniels Lot 410: David Motley Oil Painting, English Spaniels

David Motley (United Kingdom, 19th-20th century) oil on canvas (laid on board) painting depicting two English Spaniels stealthily crossing between the brush through a field as dark clouds fill the blue sky. Signed "D Motley" lower right. Housed in a giltwood frame with painted fillet. Sight: 13 1/2" H x 21 1/2" W. Framed: 17 1/2" H x 25 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Mary Ann Brown Lynn, Columbia, TN.

CONDITION: Minute scattered losses to paint, largest area measuring 1 1/4" L. Minute area of errant paint to left of black spotted dog's forepaw. Canvas has been adhered to board which is secured to backing board. [See more photos →]

$800.00$900.00
411 Lot 411: Jules Moigniez Bronze Hunting Dog Sculpture Jules Moigniez Bronze Hunting Dog Sculpture Lot 411: Jules Moigniez Bronze Hunting Dog Sculpture

After Jules Moigniez (French, 1835-1894), cast bronze sculpture of a hunting dog with pheasant in his mouth upon a naturalistic base with foliage, tree stump, and mushrooms, raised on an oval bronze base. Signed on base lower left "J. Moigniez." 16 1/2" H x 23 1/2" W x 6 1/4" D. Early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Gerry Sadow, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: A few scattered spots of oxidation, overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$700.00$900.00
413 Lot 413: Pre-Raphaelite Style O/B Painting, Mother & Child Pre-Raphaelite Style O/B Painting, Mother & Child Lot 413: Pre-Raphaelite Style O/B Painting, Mother & Child

Pre-Raphaelite style oil on board painting depicting a young mother in a blue dress with a lace shawl gazing at an infant in her arms; there is a thick orchard grove in the background, rendered with a delicate impasto. Housed in a contemporary giltwood frame. Sight: 23 1/8" H x 18 5/8" W. Framed: 31" H x 26" W. Probably English, early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Minute surface grime. Minute scattered dark marks to female figure and infant's hair. Scattered shrinkage cracks to board commensurate with age. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
414 Lot 414: Suzanne Eisendieck O/C Painting of Parisian Girl on Balcony Suzanne Eisendieck O/C Painting of Parisian Girl on Balcony Lot 414: Suzanne Eisendieck O/C Painting of Parisian Girl on Balcony

Suzanne Eisendieck (Polish/French 1908-1988) oil on canvas Impressionist-style painting of a girl identified as a dancer who wears a pink dress and looks over a balcony. In her hair are flowers and a domestic interior with wallpaper and flyers or prints on the wall is visible behind her. Signed lower right. French inscription in black paint en verso identifies the figure as a "Danseuse Romantique" or Romantic dancer. Arthur Lenars & Cie., Paris, international shipping agency sticker on stretcher. Housed in a carved wooden frame with gilt wash. Sight: 24 1/4" H x 15" W. Frame: 31" H x 24 3/4" W. Biographical note: Born in Danzig, Suzanne Eisendieck studied at the city's Academy of Fine Arts before moving to Paris. She began exhibiting in Paris in 1929 at the Salon des Independants and worked in a style inspired by French Impressionists such as Monet and Renoir. She married fellow painter Dietz Edzard, a student of the celebrated Expressionist Max Beckmann.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Painting is in excellent condition. Frame has scattered gilt loss and scuffing most visible on corners. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
415 Lot 415: Luigi Corbellini O/C Interior Genre Scene, Woman at Dinette Luigi Corbellini O/C Interior Genre Scene, Woman at Dinette Lot 415: Luigi Corbellini O/C Interior Genre Scene, Woman at Dinette

Luigi Corbellini (France/Italy, 1901-1968) oil on canvas genre painting depicting a somber young woman seated at a table containing a plate of fruit and a large bouquet. The subject, her head turned slightly toward the viewer, holds a flower from the bouquet in her hand, while in the background a black bird perches in a cage. French doors provide a view of an indistinct landscape in the background. Signed "Corbellini" lower right. Inscribed "Hammer", en verso. Housed in a reeded giltwood frame. Sight: 35 1/2" H x 29 1/2" W. Framed: 39 1/2" H x 33 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Frame with scattered losses to gilt. [See more photos →]

$800.00$900.00
416 Lot 416: Luigi Corbellini O/C Painting of Woman and 2 Children Luigi Corbellini O/C Painting of Woman and 2 Children Lot 416: Luigi Corbellini O/C Painting of Woman and 2 Children

Luigi Corbellini (France/Italy, 1901-1968) oil on canvas group portrait depicting a hooded woman observing a young girl writing while another adolescent watches. Signed "Corbellini" lower right corner. Housed in a pierced, Rococo style, gessoed giltwood frame with wooden liner and old shipping labels en verso. Sight: 25 1/4" H x 31 1/2" W. Framed: 34" H x 40" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Canvas has dropped slightly in frame. [See more photos →]

$600.00$800.00
421 Lot 421: Sterling Strauser O/B Still Life, Blue Vase with Flowers Sterling Strauser O/B Still Life, Blue Vase with Flowers Lot 421: Sterling Strauser O/B Still Life, Blue Vase with Flowers

Sterling Strauser (Pennsylvania, 1907-1995) oil on board still life painting depicting a blue vase with blue and purple flowers against a light green and white background, rendered with a heavy impasto technique. Signed and dated "Strauser 94" lower left. Housed in a contemporary gilt frame. 23 1/2" H x 17 3/4" W. Framed: 26 1/4" H x 20 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Kathryn Zervos, granddaughter of the artist.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition, slight concave shrinkage to board. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
422 Lot 422: Sterling Strauser O/B Painting, Winter, East Stroudsburg PA Sterling Strauser O/B Painting, Winter, East Stroudsburg PA Lot 422: Sterling Strauser O/B Painting, Winter, East Stroudsburg PA

Sterling Strauser (Pennsylvania, 1907-1995) abstract oil on board winter landscape painting. The focal point is the train station in East Stroudsberg, Pennsylvania (the artist's home town during this period), under a blanket of snow, with Christmas lights shining in the foreground against a darkened sky Rendered in a heavy impasto technique. Signed and dated "Strauser 67" lower right. Housed in a contemporary gilt frame. Sight: 17 3/4" H x 23 1/2" W. Framed: 20 1/2" H x 26 1/4" W.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Kathryn Zervos, granddaughter of the artist.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with some light wear to corners. [See more photos →]

$700.00$800.00
424 Lot 424: Sterling Strauser O/B Still Life, "Anniversary" Sterling Strauser O/B Still Life, "Anniversary" Lot 424: Sterling Strauser O/B Still Life, "Anniversary"

Sterling Strauser (Pennsylvania, 1907-1995) oil on board self portrait of the artist and his wife, facing each other in profile, with yellow roses in a slender blue vase in the center. Signed and dated "Strauser 92" top left corner. Unframed. 24" H x 12" W. Note: according to the consignor, Strauser painted this work to commemorate his wedding anniversary with his wife, Dorothy, who was also an artist.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Kathryn Zervos, granddaughter of the artist.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
425 Lot 425: 2 Ruth B. Anderson Paintings, Rainy Street Scene & Couple in Rain 2 Ruth B. Anderson Paintings, Rainy Street Scene & Couple in Rain Lot 425: 2 Ruth B. Anderson Paintings, Rainy Street Scene & Couple in Rain

Two (2) Ruth Bernice Anderson (American, Indiana 1914-2002) oil on board Impressionist style paintings. 1st item: Streetscape depicting a rainy spring day, with several pedestrians holding umbrellas and walking past a cathedral, all rendered in a delicate impasto creating the impression of rain and mist. Signed "R. Anderson" lower right. A second possible signature en verso in pencil, with possible date 11-77. Blue-green painted frame with silver-gilt edges and beige linen liner. Sight: 16" H x 20" W. Framed: 24" H x 28" W. 2nd item: Painting depicting a couple walking together under a green umbrella on a rainy day. Signed "R. Anderson" lower left. Artist studio address label and possible date 5-75, en verso. Giltwood molded frame with white painted linen liner. Sight: 9 12" H x 7 1/2"W. Frame: 14" H x 12" W. Biography: Ruth Anderson studied at the John Herron School of Art under Clifton Wheeler and Gerry Pierce. She is best known for her still lifes, landscapes, and Indianapolis street scenes. She exhibited at the Indiana Art Club, the Tucson Fine Arts Association and at the Hoosier Salon between 1944-1986, winning prizes in 1960, 61, 69, 73, and 76.

PROVENANCE: A Middle Tennessee estate.

CONDITION: Both paintings in excellent condition. Larger frame has some wear and errant paint drips. Smaller frame has some scattered abrasions. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
426 Lot 426: Simon Baus O/C Portrait Painting of a Young Girl Simon Baus O/C Portrait Painting of a Young Girl Lot 426: Simon Baus O/C Portrait Painting of a Young Girl

Simon Paul Baus (American, Indiana/Ohio) oil on canvas bust portrait painting depicting a young girl attired in a pink blouse with a ribbon in her hair, set against a black background. Signed "Baus" lower left. Housed in a wood frame with fluting and corner decoration. Sight: 15 1/2" H x 12 1/2" W. Framed: 18 3/4" H x 15 3/4" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Canvas has been laid down on board. Painting with possible abrasion to center, no visible retouching. Frame with veneer losses and prior restoration, largest area 2 1/2" L, upper right corner. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
428 Lot 428: C. Gordon Harris O/C Rhode Island Maritime Painting C. Gordon Harris O/C Rhode Island Maritime Painting Lot 428: C. Gordon Harris O/C Rhode Island Maritime Painting

Charles Gordon Harris (Rhode Island, 1891-1963) oil on canvas maritime painting depicting a docked sailboat with two rowboats tied to the stern, a figure atop a platform conversing with another figure below in the foreground, and additional boats docked alongside boathouses in the background beneath a clouded, grey sky. Signed "C. Gordon Harris" lower right. Providence, Rhode Island Block Artists' Materials Co. stamp, en verso of stretcher. Housed in a giltwood frame with cream-painted fillet. Sight: 19 1/4" H x 22 1/2" W. Framed: 26 1/4" H x 30" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Painting has been lined. Two minute dots of errant paint or inclusions within paint to sky. Frame with some wear to gilt and cream paint. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
429 Lot 429: Grigory Stepanyants O/C Landscape Painting, October, Lebanon, PA. Grigory Stepanyants O/C Landscape Painting, October, Lebanon, PA. Lot 429: Grigory Stepanyants O/C Landscape Painting, October, Lebanon, PA.

Grigory Stepanyants (Russian/American, 1927-2007) oil on canvas landscape painting titled "October, Lebanon, PA.," depicting a body of water before a line of trees with autumn foliage, against an early morning sky. Signed "G. Stepanyants" lower left. Titled, en verso of stretcher. Housed in a carved giltwood frame. Sight: 18" H x 24" W. Framed: 24 3/4" H x 30 7/8" W. Biography: Grigory Stepanyants was born in the former Soviet Union, and was trained at the Odessa Art Institute and the Surikov Moscow State Institute of the Arts. Graduating in 1970 as one of the top five students in the Soviet Union, Stepanyants was awarded the rank of "Excellence as an Artist-Painter." He emigrated to the United States in 1976 and established a career as a professional portrait painter and landscape artist living in NYC, Hilton Head, SC, PA, Iowa and TN.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
430 Lot 430: O/C Landscape with Deer, Poss. Indiana/KY School, C. 1900 O/C Landscape with Deer, Poss. Indiana/KY School, C. 1900 Lot 430: O/C Landscape with Deer, Poss. Indiana/KY School, C. 1900

American School, possibly Indiana or Kentucky, oil on canvas landscape painting depicting a group of deer in a dense forest with verdant foliage. Signed with monogram "JTB" in red lower left. Housed in a period American gilt and gesso frame with ornate details. Sight: 7 1/2" H x 11 1/2" W. Framed: 16" H x 20" W. Circa 1900.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with no visible retouching. Frame with some areas of gilt retouching. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
431 Lot 431: J. Vance Miller O/B Landscape Painting, Farm Pond J. Vance Miller O/B Landscape Painting, Farm Pond Lot 431: J. Vance Miller O/B Landscape Painting, Farm Pond

James Vance Miller (West Virginia/Virginia, 1912-2002), "Farm Pond," impressionist oil on board landscape, depicting a farm in spring under a partly cloudy blue sky, with low hills or mountains in the background. Signed "J. Vance Miller" lower right, with previous owner name "Mrs. Myron King" (wife of Nashville's Lyzon gallery owner Myron King) written en verso. Housed in a carved wood frame with partial gilding and a light green painted wash. Sight: 11" H x 15" W. Frame: 17" H x 21" W.

CONDITION: Painting in excellent condition. 6" area of veneer loss to frame, under the bottom center lip. [See more photos →]

$600.00$650.00
432 Lot 432: Charles Frederick Naegele O/C Sunset Landscape w/ Woman Charles Frederick Naegele O/C Sunset Landscape w/ Woman Lot 432: Charles Frederick Naegele O/C Sunset Landscape w/ Woman

Charles Frederick Naegele (Tennessee/Georgia/New York, 1857-1944) oil on canvas Romantic sunset landscape painting with a woman holding a child seated at the foot of a tree. A second tree extends from the left edge of the canvas and together they cast dark shadows over the foreground. The composition is dominated by the luminous yellow sky juxtaposed against the contre-jour foreground. Naegele employs a heavy impasto technique throughout the painting, especially noticeable in the sky. Housed in an antique, carved wood frame with a garland motif. Canvas: 41" H x 36" W. Frame: 49 5/8" H x 45" W. Biography: Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Charles F. Naegele, who was of German descent, spent his early years in Memphis where his family moved in 1860. He is said to have begun copying drawings at an early age encouraged by Henry Scherer, a sculptor. By the time he was twelve, Naegele was apprenticed to a marble-cutting firm. After his father died in 1878, he worked for several years as a carriage painter and then as a sign painter. Naegele moved to New York in 1880 and worked in the studio of the landscape painter A.L. Rawson while studying under William Sartain and the American Impressionist William Merrit Chase. Although he executed the occasional landscape, including the present example, Naegele was known principally as a portraitist, and he was also recognized for portrait reliefs that he designed or medals. He worked with the New York City Parks Commission from 1888 to 1892. In 1894 he visited Europe, studying the great portraits of Holland, Belgium, and France. By 1929 Naegele retired to his hilltop studio, Artcrest, near Marietta, Georgia (Source: Paintings and Sculpture in the Collection of the National Academy of Design, Volume 1, 1826-1925, ed. David Bernard Dearinger).

PROVENANCE: Private South Carolina Collection

CONDITION: Craquelure throughout and several areas of repair with inpainting primarily to landscape in lower-left quadrant, the largest being a 3 1/2" H x 1 1/2" W puncture with loss in shadows to left of the figures. Canvas has recently been lined. Frame has hairline cracks on upper and lower left-hand corners and is loose but stable in upper left. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
433 Lot 433: Carl Sublett W/C Abstract Coastal Landscape Carl Sublett W/C Abstract Coastal Landscape Lot 433: Carl Sublett W/C Abstract Coastal Landscape

Carl Sublett (Tennessee, 1919-2008) large expressionist watercolor on paper landscape painting depicting a seascape with rocks along the shore of a beach under a cloudy grey sky. Signed and dated "Sublett 76" lower right corner. Blind stamp for Strathmore Paper, lower left. Inscribed "Alvin H Nielsen From Carl Sublett – June 1977" en verso. Housed in a contemporary metallic frame under glass. Sight: 27 1/2" H x 25 1/2" W. Framed: 30 3/4" H x 38 1/2" W. Note: This work was purchased by the consigner from the collection of Alvin H. Nielsen. Additional information about the artist, Nielsen family, and their collection is included with the purchase of this work.

CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
435 Lot 435: C. Kermit Ewing O/C Expressionist Coastal Painting C. Kermit Ewing O/C Expressionist Coastal Painting Lot 435: C. Kermit Ewing O/C Expressionist Coastal Painting

Charles Kermit Ewing (Tennessee, 1910-1976) oil on canvas Expressionist seascape painting depicting waves crashing onto a coastline, under a turbulent sky. Signed and dated "Ewing '68" lower right. Housed in a grey wormy wood frame with a linen liner and gilt filet. Sight: 19 3/4" h x 23 1/2" W. Framed: 27" H x 30 1/2" H. Note: Originally purchased by the consigner from the Alvin H. Nielsen estate. Additional information about the Nielsen Family and their collection is included with the purchase of this item.

CONDITION: Painting in overall excellent condition, frame with very light wear. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
437 Lot 437: 2 Walter Hollis Stevens Small Abstract Watercolor Paintings 2 Walter Hollis Stevens Small Abstract Watercolor Paintings Lot 437: 2 Walter Hollis Stevens Small Abstract Watercolor Paintings

Two (2) Walter Hollis Stevens (Tennessee, 1927-1980) small abstract watercolor on paper paintings. 1st item: Watercolor abstract painting featuring foliate undulating lines rendered with earth tones in shades of blue, green, orange, and black. Signed "Stevens" lower right corner. Label en verso for Binders Art Center of the South, Atlanta, GA. Housed in a contemporary coral-colored frame with matching mat under glass. Sight: 9 1/2" H x 13 1/2" W. Framed: 17" H x 20 1/4" W. 2nd item: Small horizontal watercolor painting, suggesting an abstract mountain landscape, rendered with shades of pink, red, orange, blue, grey, and brown. Signed and dated "Stevens 55" lower right. Housed in a contemporary giltwood frame with a beige mat under glass. Sight: 5 1/2" H x 17" W. Framed: 11 1/4" H x 23" W.

CONDITION: 1st item: Light toning to edges of painting, grime to mat under glass. Not examined outside of frame 2nd item: Toning and foxing spots, especially to perimeter of work, slight waviness to paper. Both frames with light wear. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
438 Lot 438: 2 Gus Baker Watercolor Paintings, Landscape & Abstract 2 Gus Baker Watercolor Paintings, Landscape & Abstract Lot 438: 2 Gus Baker Watercolor Paintings, Landscape & Abstract

Two (2) Gus Baker (American/Tennessee, 1922-1994) watercolor paintings. 1st item: Landscape painting depicting a narrow island with water in the foreground and more water visible behind the trees, and a treeline with darkening sky in the background. Signed "Gus Baker" lower right. Narrow ebonized and giltwood frame with a linen mat. Sight: 16" H x 21" W. Frame: 24 1/2" H x 29" W. 2nd item: Abstract watercolor painting rendered in shades of yellow, coral/red, blue, gray and brown on a white ground. Wood frame with brown linen mat, old unrelated label en verso. Sight: 23 1/2" H x 17 1/2" W. Frame: 29 1/2" H x 23 1/2" W. Circa 1960.

PROVENANCE: Private Middle Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: 1st item: Painting with couple of dark inclusions or errant paint drops lower left, overall very good condition. Frame – a couple of small chips and spots of wear. 2nd item: Painting with light foxing and toning, overall good condition. Frame in fair to poor condition with scratches and staining to mat. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
439 Lot 439: Marion Bryant Cook O/C, Field of Flowers Marion Bryant Cook O/C, Field of Flowers Lot 439: Marion Bryant Cook O/C, Field of Flowers

Marion Bryant Cook (Tennessee, 1933-2018) oil on canvas painting depicting a field filled with Black Eyed Susan flowers under a cloudy sky. Signed lower left and dated 4-1984. Narrow gilt frame with giltwood fillet and linen mat. Lyzon Gallery label en verso. Sight: 8" H x 10" W. Frame: 12" H x 14" W.

PROVENANCE: A Nashville, Tennessee Estate.

CONDITION: Excellent condition. Some light grime to mat. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
440 Lot 440: Large Ron Williams O/C Landscape Painting Large Ron Williams O/C Landscape Painting Lot 440: Large Ron Williams O/C Landscape Painting

Large Ron Williams (Tennessee, 1947-2016) oil on canvas landscape painting depicting a valley scene at sunset or sunrise with a grouping of ponds, trees and split rail fence visible foreground, and mountains visible in the distance. Signed lower right RON WILLIAMS. Housed in a modern burnished wood frame. Sight: 29 1/2" H x 39 1/2" W. Framed: 35 3/8" H x 45 3/8" W.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$800.00$900.00
441 Lot 441: Ron Williams O/C Autumn Landscape Painting Ron Williams O/C Autumn Landscape Painting Lot 441: Ron Williams O/C Autumn Landscape Painting

Large Ron Williams (Tennessee, 1947-2016) oil on canvas landscape painting depicting a pond surrounded by an open meadow, trees with autumn foliage, and a mountain range, likely the Great Smoky Mountains, visible in the background, under a cloudy evening sky. Signed "Ron Williams" lower right. Artist biography affixed en verso. Housed in a dark stained wood frame. Sight: 23 3/4" H x 29 3/4" W. Framed: 30" H x 36" W.

CONDITION: Painting in overall excellent condition. Frame with slight wear to corners. [See more photos →]

$700.00$800.00
442 Lot 442: 2 O/C Rural Landscape Paintings, incl. Terry Chandler & Danny McCaw 2 O/C Rural Landscape Paintings, incl. Terry Chandler & Danny McCaw Lot 442: 2 O/C Rural Landscape Paintings, incl. Terry Chandler & Danny McCaw

Two (2) American oil on board landscape paintings. 1st item: Terry Chandler (Tennessee, b. 1944) painting titled "November Morning" depicting a rural landscape, probably the Smoky Mountains, with a log cabin in the foreground and additional farmhouses in the background surrounded by fall foliage under a blue sky. Signed and dated "T. Chandler 88" lower right. Housed in a contemporary decorative frame with a linen liner and gilt filet. Sight: 17" H x 23" W. Framed: 23" H x 29" W. Note: Original purchase receipt with title of work and artist biography included with the purchase of this lot. 2nd item: Danny McCaw (California, b.1978) abstract rural landscape painting titled "Textures" depicting a barn with a fenced-in yard near a body of water. Unsigned. Title and artist name on label affixed en verso. Housed in an ebonized frame with a gilt filet. Sight: 17 1/2" H x 23 1/2" W. Framed: 26 1/2" H x 32" W.

CONDITION: Both paintings in overall excellent condition with very light wear to frames. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
443 Lot 443: 3 Werner Wildner Artworks, incl. Gnome, Owl, Mushrooms 3 Werner Wildner Artworks, incl. Gnome, Owl, Mushrooms Lot 443: 3 Werner Wildner Artworks, incl. Gnome, Owl, Mushrooms

Three (3) Werner Wildner (Nashville, Tennessee, 1925-2004) artworks on paper. 1st item: Watercolor and gouache painting depicting a male gnome wearing a feathered cap and standing in profile on top of a mushroom. Lyzon, Nashville gallery label en verso. 2nd item: Graphite and gouache drawing depicting an owl wearing glasses and perched on top of a sphere, surrounded by a line border. Lyzon, Nashville gallery label en verso. 3rd item: Graphite and gouache drawing depicting two mushrooms surrounded by blades of grass. All items signed with monogram "W." lower left or right. All items matted and housed under glass in metallic frames. Sights ranging in size from 9 3/4" H x 6 7/8" W to 12 1/2" H x 8 1/4" D. Frames ranging in size from 17 1/2" H x 13 1/2" W to 21 3/4" H x 17 3/4" W.

PROVENANCE: By descent from Dr. Spencer Thornton of Nashville, who acquired them directly from the artist.

CONDITION: Slight waviness to owl drawing. Not examined outside of frames. Frames with very minor abrasions. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
444 Lot 444: 3 Werner Wildner Artworks on Paper, incl. Gnome, Owl, Male Profile 3 Werner Wildner Artworks on Paper, incl. Gnome, Owl, Male Profile Lot 444: 3 Werner Wildner Artworks on Paper, incl. Gnome, Owl, Male Profile

Three (3) Werner Wildner (Nashville, Tennessee, 1925-2004) mixed media artworks. 1st item: Gouache and graphite drawing depicting a gnome with a large feathered hat and a walking stick seated on a mushroom. Signed with monogram "W." lower right. Housed and matted under glass in a giltwood frame. Sight: 6 1/4" H x 4 5/8" W. Framed: 14 1/2" H x 11 1/4" W. 2nd item: Watercolor and gouache painting depicting a small grey great horned owl wearing an olive green gnome hat. Signed with monogram "W." lower right. Unframed, mounted to cardstock backing. 7" H x 6 1/2" W. 3rd item: Graphite on paper drawing depicting the profile of a male figure with a cricket perched on his nose, wearing a feathered hat with a playing card tucked into the brim. Signed with monogram "W." top and lower right. Unframed, mounted to cardstock backing. 11" H x 7 5/8" W.

CONDITION: 1st item: Overall toning. Not examined outside of frame. 2nd item: Painting is almost completely adhered to cardstock backing. Areas of dampstaining, toning, and creases to sheet. 3rd item: Drawing is completely adhered to cardstock backing. Waviness, general handling wear to sheet. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
445 Lot 445: 6 Carew Rice Silhouettes 6 Carew Rice Silhouettes Lot 445: 6 Carew Rice Silhouettes

Group of six (6) Carew Rice (South Carolina, 1899-1971) silhouettes on card stock, all signed, with varying dates and titles. Includes two (2) male profile silhouettes of the same sitter dated 1969, one (1) female profile silhouette dated "1955," housed in a paper portfolio, one (1) image of a cat titled "Meyow!" dated "1967," one (1) image of young lovers titled "Aint Love Grand", and one (1) landscape image with two deer in a forest with mossy trees., housed in a contemporary gilt frame. Ranging in size from 5 3/4" H x 4 1/4" W to 8 1/4" H x 5" W. Biography: Carew Rice is known as one of America's leading silhouette artists. His artistic training began at the University of Chattanooga where he is said to have taken an art course as an elective. Prompted by a professor's comment that most people identify their friends by profiles, Rice began cutting silhouettes of his friends. Rice is most commonly associated with South Carolina, where he born, and where he later became a folk-singer and story-teller in addition to creating intricate silhouette portraits and landscapes of Lowcountry landscapes. His figurative silhouettes were eagerly sought by Charleston society and collectors throughout the world during his lifetime. He died at his home, Brick House Plantation, in South Carolina in 1971.

CONDITION: All in overall good condition. Some with minor areas of lifting. The lover's scene has been re-adhered to the cardstock in one area. the deer landscape with minute loss in upper left side. Some with minor toning and light staining. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
446 Lot 446: Miniature Portrait of a Lady, poss. Tennessee Miniature Portrait of a Lady, poss. Tennessee Lot 446: Miniature Portrait of a Lady, poss. Tennessee

Miniature watercolor bust length portrait depicting a young lady with brown upswept curls, wearing a black dress with lace collar and mourning brooch. Reserve of gold metal frame features an ornate monogram made of hair. Unsigned. 2 3/4" H x 2 1/2"W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Tinka Brown, Nashville, Tennessee. Mrs. Brown was a descendant of Abram Maury, founder of Franklin, Tennessee. The portrait descended in her family, but the subject's identity is unknown.

CONDITION: Discoloration to back of frame. Lower part of glass over the monogram (back side of frame) is pressed inward and does not seal tightly. Dark shadowing across one eye and neck may be due to moisture damage. 3 noticeable tiny flakes to background: 2 at lower right edge, 1 about 1/4" from subject's jaw (left side of portrait). Some trapped debris under glass. The painting has not been examined out of the frame. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
448 Lot 448: Portrait of TN Judge John Hillhouse, attr. John Neagle Portrait of TN Judge John Hillhouse, attr. John Neagle Lot 448: Portrait of TN Judge John Hillhouse, attr. John Neagle

Painting of Judge John Hillhouse of Tennessee (1771-1840), attributed to John Neagle (Pennsylvania / NY, 1796-1865), oil on canvas. Subject is depicted with dark hair and dark eyes and attired in a striped waistcoat, black coat, and white cravat. Unsigned. Faint pencil inscription en verso of stretcher reads "John Hillhouse 18", possibly dating the portrait to 1818. Housed in a period American giltwood and gesso frame. Sight: 29 1/2" H x 23 1/2" W. Framed" 38 3/4" H x 32 1/2" W. Note: John Hillhouse was born in South Carolina. According to family genealogical records, he served with David Crockett and married Bethia Sharp of Kentucky. He served as a Justice of the Peace in Lawrence County, TN from 1818-1822 (source: Goodspeed's History of Lawrence County, 1886) and is credited with helping erect the first Lawrence County Courthouse. John Neagle was a Boston born artist who trained under Thomas Sully in Pennsylvania. In 1818, he traveled through Kentucky to New Orleans, receiving portrait commissions, before setting up a studio in Philadelphia (source: the National Gallery of Art).

PROVENANCE: Private Illinois Collection.

CONDITION: Overall craquelure commensurate with age. Painting has been wax lined. Some scattered fleabite sized flakes. Overpainting to face and forehead and possible light scattered over painting to background. Possible inpainting in lower margin, see UV light photos for reference. Frame with some light scattered gilt losses and repaired decoration. [See more photos →]

$1,400.00$1,800.00
449 Lot 449: George Dury Large O/C Portrait of Anne Dallas Dudley George Dury Large O/C Portrait of Anne Dallas Dudley Lot 449: George Dury Large O/C Portrait of Anne Dallas Dudley

George Dury (Tennessee, 1817-1894) oil on canvas laid down on board full-length portrait painting of a young girl attired in a white dress with blue shoes and a matching blue ribbon in her hair. She is depicted leaning against a red chair with red drapery hung from above and children's toys in the bottom left corner. The sitter is identified as young Anne Dallas Dudley (Tennessee, 1876-1955) who became a prominent women's activist, founding the Nashville Equal Suffrage League, serving as the President of the Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association, and Third Vice President of the National American Woman Suffrage Association noted for her successful effort in getting the Nineteenth Amendment ratified in the state of Tennessee, the final state needed to ratify the amendment nationwide. The painting is unsigned. A biography of the sitter, artist attribution and additional information about the work is affixed en verso. Housed in a period American giltwood fame with double wood filets. Sight: 49" H x 37" W. Framed: 59 1/2" H x 47" W. Circa 1880.

CONDITION: The painting has been lined and laid down on board, having a large tear through the center, and additional tearing and losses to the lower edge and scattered in the background, all of which have been restored with associated retouching, visible under UV light inspection. There is light craquelure, overcleaning in some areas, some fleabite losses, and errant pen marks in the lower left quadrant. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
536 Lot 536: Wang Suling Mixed Media Abstract Painting, Untitled, 2006, 1 of 3 Wang Suling Mixed Media Abstract Painting, Untitled, 2006, 1 of 3 Lot 536: Wang Suling Mixed Media Abstract Painting, Untitled, 2006, 1 of 3

Suling Wang (Taiwan, b. 1968) acrylic and ink on paper abstract painting comprised of blue and black ink-lined forms among a dynamic composition of blues, purples, reds, and black. Lehmann Maupin gallery label with artist, "Untitled, 2006", materials, and dimensions affixed, en verso of frame. Float mounted under glass in a wooden frame. Sheet: 30" H x 22 1/4" W. Sight: 32 1/2" H x 24 3/4" W. Framed: 33 3/4" H x 26" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,000.00
537 Lot 537: Wang Suling Mixed Media Abstract Painting, Untitled, 2006, 2 of 3 Wang Suling Mixed Media Abstract Painting, Untitled, 2006, 2 of 3 Lot 537: Wang Suling Mixed Media Abstract Painting, Untitled, 2006, 2 of 3

Suling Wang (Taiwan, b 1968) acrylic and ink on paper abstract painting comprised of black ink-lined forms among a dynamic composition of blues, oranges, pinks, and purples. Lehmann Maupin gallery label with artist, "Untitled, 2006", materials, and dimensions affixed, en verso of frame. Float mounted under glass in a wooden frame. Sheet: 30" H x 22 1/4" W. Sight: 32 1/2" H x 24 3/4" W. Framed: 33 3/4" H x 26" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,000.00
538 Lot 538: Wang Suling Mixed Media Abstract Painting, Untitled, 2006, 3 of 3 Wang Suling Mixed Media Abstract Painting, Untitled, 2006, 3 of 3 Lot 538: Wang Suling Mixed Media Abstract Painting, Untitled, 2006, 3 of 3

Suling Wang (Taiwan, b. 1968) acrylic and ink on paper abstract painting comprised of purple and black ink-lined forms and striped wave shapes upon a colorful, segmented ground. Lehmann Maupin gallery label with artist, "Untitled, 2006", materials, and dimensions affixed, en verso of frame. Float mounted under glass in a wooden frame. Sheet: 30" H x 22 14" W. Sight: 32 1/2" H x 24 3/4" W. Framed: 33 3/4" H x 26" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,000.00
540 Lot 540: Antoine Rose Photographic Print, Spiagge Bianche Antoine Rose Photographic Print, Spiagge Bianche Lot 540: Antoine Rose Photographic Print, Spiagge Bianche

Antoine Rose (Belgian, b. 1974), “Spiagge Bianche – Study 1,” Archival pigment print face-mounted on acrylic. Artist’s signature with number 4/10 on typed label with additional information, en verso. 39 1/4″ H x 39 1/4″ W. Note: Rose captured this view of umbrellas along a beach in Italy from a helicopter, 300 feet directly overhead. Rose is a self taught artist whose aerial landscapes are intended to give viewers a new perspective on ordinary scenes from locations across the globe. He worked as the official photographer of the Kitesurfing World Cup for several consecutive years starting in 2002.

CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$2,800.00$3,000.00
541 Lot 541: Seung Hoon Park, Textis 137-1, Digital C Print, Prague Cathedral, Ed. 1/5 Seung Hoon Park, Textis 137-1, Digital C Print, Prague Cathedral, Ed. 1/5 Lot 541: Seung Hoon Park, Textis 137-1, Digital C Print, Prague Cathedral, Ed. 1/5

Seung Hoon Park (South Korea, 20th-21st Century) Textus 137-1 Digital C Print titled “Prague Cathedral”, the first edition of five, depicting the abstract image of a cathedral interior rendered by threading film photography images together to mimic the appearance of a woven textile. Unsigned. Housed in a contemporary black frame under glass. Sight: 60″ H x 48″ H. Framed: 62″ H x 50″ W. Note: A scanned copy of the original purchase receipt from the PYO Gallery in Seoul Korea is included with this item and indicates the title and edition of this work.

CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
542 Lot 542: Vee Speers C Print, Untitled #32, The Bulletproof Series, 2013 Vee Speers C Print, Untitled #32, The Bulletproof Series, 2013 Lot 542: Vee Speers C Print, Untitled #32, The Bulletproof Series, 2013

Vee Speers (Australia/France, b 1962) chromogenic print on Fujiflex paper "Untitled #32" from the 2013 series "Bulletproof: The Birthday Party children 6 years later", edition 6 of 8, depicting a freckled, brown-eyed girl in a white sundress having a spotted baby doe across her shoulders, holding a boomerang and confronting the viewer with her direct gaze. Jackson Fine Art label with artist's signature, title, dimensions, medium, and edition number, en verso. Housed under glass in a white wood frame. Sight: 47" H x 37 1/2" H. Framed: 48 1/2" H x 39" W.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,000.00$2,200.00
543 Lot 543: Vee Speers Print, Untitled #18, The Birthday Party Series Vee Speers Print, Untitled #18, The Birthday Party Series Lot 543: Vee Speers Print, Untitled #18, The Birthday Party Series

Vee Speers (Australia/France, b. 1962) cibachrome print "Untitled #18" from the 2008 series "The Birthday Party", edition 7 of 10, depicting a young freckled, brown-eyed girl wearing a red velvet dress with stiff hoop hem and ripped fishnet stockings gazing directly at the viewer. Signed on Jackson Fine Art label with artist, title, dimensions, medium, and edition number, en verso. Additional Jackson Fine Art label, en verso of backing. Housed and matted under glass in a white wood frame. Sight: 23 3/8" H x 18 5/8" W. Framed: 31 3/4" H x 26 7/8" W.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,400.00$1,800.00
544 Lot 544: Exhibited George Konig Photograph, Dr. Barnardo's Home Tea Party Exhibited George Konig Photograph, Dr. Barnardo's Home Tea Party Lot 544: Exhibited George Konig Photograph, Dr. Barnardo's Home Tea Party

George Konig (United Kingdom, 20th Century) exhibited original photograph titled "No.3 Tea Party at Dr. Barnardo's Home" depicting three children seated at table enjoying tea and biscuits. Mounted to a backing signed "George Konig" in pencil, lower right and titled lower left. Together with a label reading "Photograph By George Konig, A.R.P.S"… titled and copyrighted… "The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain / Accepted and hung at the Annual Exhibition London 1945". Photograph and label both housed in ebonized wood frames with silvered filets under glass. Photograph – Sheet: 15" H x 11 3/4" W. Framed: 23" H x 18 1/2" W. Label- Sight: 15" H x 9 1/2" W. Framed: 18 1/2" H x 13" W. Note: Irish-born Dr. Thomas Barnardo (1845-1905) was a British champion for the care of children. When a cholera epidemic swept through London's East End, leaving 3000 people dead and many orphaned children, the young Barnardo felt an urgent need to help. He abandoned his medical training and devoted himself to helping children living in poverty after seeing young boys sleeping on roofs and in gutters. Together with his wife, he began an institution that provided education and training to orphans and eventually pioneered the concepts of group homes and foster care in England (concepts considered radical in their day). Dr. Barnardo's Home is still in operation today. Diana, Princess of Wales, was President of Barnardo's from 1984 to 1996.

CONDITION: Photograph adhered to a mat, mat with toning and foxing spots. Both frames with light wear. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
550 Lot 550: Marjorie Guyon KY Large Abstract Fresco on Panel Marjorie Guyon KY Large Abstract Fresco on Panel Lot 550: Marjorie Guyon KY Large Abstract Fresco on Panel

Marjorie Guyon (Kentucky/New York, 20th-21st Century) large mixed media oil pigment and marble dust on board "fresco" painting depicting a central photomechanical collage of a concrete form surrounded by large abstract geometric sections of color rendered in thick layers of red, yellow, and green paint. Unsigned. Float mounted in a contemporary giltwood frame with fluting. Sight: 48" H x 36" W. Framed: 53" H x 41 1/2" W. Biography: Marjorie Guyon, originally from New York, studied poetry at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. She moved to Lexington, KY, where she had a sudden realization during a particularly frustrating writing session that her life's passion was for painting, not poetry, and began to build a body of work. In 1980, dealer Merton Simpson of Madison Avenue helped rocket her to success after being taken with the poetic paintings. Guyon describes her collages at the center of each piece as "pages from an ancient book" containing "the most important things that one would want to pass on…the things that they will need to remember." Her success in New York has not influenced her to move from Lexington, however, stating "Here, I don't feel any pressure…That sense of space and distance has enabled me to investigate my own vision." (adapted from the artist's website)

CONDITION: Some areas of flaking and abrasion where pigment is three-dimensional. Otherwise in overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,000.00$2,400.00
551 Lot 551: Kurt Larisch Acrylic Abstract Geometric Painting Kurt Larisch Acrylic Abstract Geometric Painting Lot 551: Kurt Larisch Acrylic Abstract Geometric Painting

Kurt Larisch (Austria/Mexico, 1913-2009) acrylic on canvas abstract geometric painting comprised of three columnar shapes having shadowed green bands bound by gradient white and gray segments blending into a neutral background. Signed and dated "Kurt Larisch 74" lower right corner. Housed in an unfinished wooden frame. Canvas: 37 3/4" W x 29 9/16" H. Framed: 38 1/2" H x 30 1/2" W. Note: Austrian born artist Kurt Larisch worked as a graphic artist and animator in Europe before moving to Mexico in 1970 and becoming one of that country's most celebrated contemporary artists. His geometric, often surrealist abstract paintings have been described as Kafkaesque, showing the influence of Escher, Mondrian and Magritte.

CONDITION: Minute creasing at edges due to stretcher. Minute area of warping to canvas at upper right quadrant, measuring 1/4" dia. [See more photos →]

$800.00$850.00
553 Lot 553: Max Gomez Canle O/C, Sin Titulo, 2004 Max Gomez Canle O/C, Sin Titulo, 2004 Lot 553: Max Gomez Canle O/C, Sin Titulo, 2004

Max Gomez Canle (Argentina, b. 1972) oil on canvas surrealist painting depicting elongated trees rising above multicolored cloudlike forms with a speleothem pillar in the center. Signed "MGC" lower corner. Additionally signed, dated, and inscribed "Sin Titulo (Untitled) Max Gomez Canale, 2004" en verso. Unframed. 27 3/4" H x 31 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,200.00
554 Lot 554: Hans Hartung signed Abstract Aquatint, Large Horizontal or G4 Hans Hartung signed Abstract Aquatint, Large Horizontal or G4 Lot 554: Hans Hartung signed Abstract Aquatint, Large Horizontal or G4

Hans Hartung (German, 1904-1989) Modernist abstract colored etching with aquatint, on Arches watermarked paper, from the ed. of 100. Printed and published by Lacouriere, Paris, c. 1953. Pencil signed lower right and inscribed 53/100 lower left. Note: this print is listed in Rainer Michael Mason's online catalog raisonne under the catalog number G4 (https://hhestampes.com/taf/rest6cb.taf?CB=63&Bis= ). The catalog notes in its internal listings, Hartung referred to this piece as "Large Horizontal." Unframed. Plate: 25 3/8" W x 8 5/8" H (22×65 cm). Sheet: 30" W x 11" H.

PROVENANCE: Private Kentucky collection.

CONDITION: Overall even but heavy toning. Hinge mounted. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
555 Lot 555: 2 Ryonosuke Fukui Abstract Prints, Sunflowers & Hydrangeas & Fish, Untitled 2 Ryonosuke Fukui Abstract Prints, Sunflowers & Hydrangeas & Fish, Untitled Lot 555: 2 Ryonosuke Fukui Abstract Prints, Sunflowers & Hydrangeas & Fish, Untitled

Two (2) Ryonosuke Fukui (Japanese, 1923-1986) prints. 1st item: One (1) screenprint titled "Sunflowers and Hydrangea and Fish (1961)" depicting a central abstract form surrounded by organic motifs. Pencil signed lower right and numbered 6/10. Sheet: 7 1/2" H x 14 1/8" W. 2nd item: One (1) Vertical mixed media etching and screenprint depicting five fish against a green background. Pencil signed lower right and "E.P.A" artist proof, lower left. Sheet: 13 3/4" H x 8 1/8" W. Both housed in contemporary giltwood frames with linen mats under glass. Both frames: 22" H x 15" 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Both in overall very good condition with light toning. Frames with overall wear. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
556 Lot 556: 2 Ryonosuke Fukui Expressionist Prints, Lover & Work 2 Ryonosuke Fukui Expressionist Prints, Lover & Work Lot 556: 2 Ryonosuke Fukui Expressionist Prints, Lover & Work

Two (2) Ryonosuke Fukui (Japanese, 1923-1986) prints including one (1) screenprint titled "Lover (The Other Sex)" 1957, depicting two nude figures seated in an embrace, pencil signed "Ryonosuke Fukui" in upper right corner, and one (1) screenprint titled "Work" depicting a reclining nude female figure overlaid with abstract lines and layers of color, pencil signed "E.P.A" artist proof, lower left, and "Ryonosuke Fukui" lower right. Both housed in contemporary metallic frames with black silk matting. Lover: Sheet: 4 5/8" H x 4 5/8" W. Framed: 22" H x 15 3/4" W. Work: Sheet: 6 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W. Sight: 7" H x 6 3/4" W. Framed: 21 3/4" H x 15 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Both in overall good condition with slight toning. Frames with wear. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
557 Lot 557: 2 Ryonosuke Fukui Prints, Grapes in Two Colors & Untitled Landscape 2 Ryonosuke Fukui Prints, Grapes in Two Colors & Untitled Landscape Lot 557: 2 Ryonosuke Fukui Prints, Grapes in Two Colors & Untitled Landscape

Two (2) Ryonosuke Fukui (Japan, 1923-1986) prints. 1st item: One (1) screenprint titled "Grapes in Two Colors" depicting a cluster of grapes surrounded by geometric lines. Pencil signed lower right and numbered 2/5. Sheet: 8 1/4" H x 13 1/4" W. 2nd item: One (1) mixed media etching and screenprint depicting a horizontal landscape with a barn. Pencil signed lower right and "E.P.A." artist proof, lower left. Sheet: 4 3/4" H x 13 1/4" W. Both housed in contemporary giltwood frames with linen mats under glass. Both frames: 15" H x 22" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with light toning. Frames with light overall wear. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
558 Lot 558: Stanley Hayter Monochrome Abstract Print, Mere, 4/100 Stanley Hayter Monochrome Abstract Print, Mere, 4/100 Lot 558: Stanley Hayter Monochrome Abstract Print, Mere, 4/100

Stanley William Hayter (United Kingdom, 1901-1988) etching and aquatint print on Rives paper titled "Mere" depicting abstract undulating lines creating a central circular form rendered in varied shades of green. Numbered 4/100 in Roman numerals, lower left. Titled lower center. Signed and dated "S W Hayter 70" lower right. Unframed. Mounted to a brown matting on all four edges. Sheet: 21 1/2" H x 18 1/2" W. Sight: 22 1/2" H x 19 1/2" W. Mat: 28 1/2" x 24 1/2" W.

CONDITION: Repaired tear upper left quadrant. Otherwise in very good condition. [See more photos →]

$300.00$400.00
560 Lot 560: Two Marc Chagall Prints: The Ceiling of the Paris Opera & The Dove of the Ark Two Marc Chagall Prints: The Ceiling of the Paris Opera & The Dove of the Ark Lot 560: Two Marc Chagall Prints: The Ceiling of the Paris Opera & The Dove of the Ark

Two Marc Chagall (French/Russian, 1887-1985) prints, including one (1) color lithograph and one (1) etching. 1st item: A Chagall color lithograph entitled “The Ceiling of the Paris Opera.” Chagall produced the ceiling paintings for Paris’s Opera Garnier, unveiled in 1964, and this original lithograph was included as the frontispiece of the 1966 portfolio created to celebrate the artist’s realization of the project. The image depicts one section of the ceiling and includes numerous dancing figures outlined in black and colored with, in vibrant blue, green, and peach hues. Floated and housed in a wood frame with gilt. Sheet: 12 3/4″ H x 9 1/2″ W. Frame: 22″ H x 18 1/4″ W. Provenance includes Ferdinand Roten Galleries, Baltimore, MD, with retained gallery tag. Ref. Mourlot 434. 2nd item: A Chagall etching entitled “The Dove of the Ark” from his series of etchings for The Bible. The scene depicts the moment in Genesis, VIII, 6-9 when Noah releases the dove through the window of the ark. Noah and the dove are accompanied by the Virgin Mary and Christ Child, along with a rooster and goat–two of the artist’s signature motifs. Signed in the plate, lower right. Housed in a wooden frame with gilt vegetal motif. From an edition of 295 black and white impressions and after a 1931 painting by Chagall. From his original period of work on this series, 1931-1939. Sight: 13 1/2″ H x 10 1/2″ W. Frame: 23 1/8″ H x 19 1/2″ W. Ref: Hannover 277, Sorlier 200, Cramer 29.

CONDITION: 1st item: Condition is very good with rich blacks and vibrant colors. Miniscule creasing to upper left corner. 2nd item: Conditions is good, with some unobtrusive buckling and toning around mat window. Not examined outside of frames. [See more photos →]

$800.00$850.00
561 Lot 561: Two Marc Chagall Framed Prints, Illustrations from The Bible Two Marc Chagall Framed Prints, Illustrations from The Bible Lot 561: Two Marc Chagall Framed Prints, Illustrations from The Bible

Two Marc Chagall (French/Russian, 1887-1985) Bible prints including one (1) etching and (1) color lithograph. 1st item: A Chagall etching entitled The Vision of Ezekiel depicting a scene from Ezekiel I: 4-14. Ezekiel occupies the lower area of the print and envisions angelic figures, including two with the heads of a rooster and goat–two of the artist's signature motifs. Signed in plate lower left. With Montval watermark lower right. From the edition of 295 signed in the plate. Housed under glass in a carved giltwood frame with cream linen mat and gold fillet. With Chagall biographical printout, Bible series informational printout along with artist's name, artwork's title, and old inventory number in pen. Circa 1952-1956. Sheet: 17 1/2" H x 13" W. Plate: 13" H x 10" W. Frame: 31" H x 28" W. 2nd item: A original Chagall color lithograph entitled Sarah and Abimelech and depicting a scene from Genesis XX:1-18 with vivid red, blue, and green tones. En verso is another original lithograph in black depicting a hand and arching line (Mourlot 262). From the original edition of 6500 unsigned impressions published by Verve, Paris, 1960. With London Grafica Arts label and framer's sticker on backing. Housed under glass in a metallic frame with cream mat. Sheet: 14" H x 10 1/4" W. Frame: 10 1/2" H x 14 1/4" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, Tennessee.

CONDITION: 1st item: Condition is good, with some burn outside of plate mark, not visible in frame. 2nd item: Condition is excellent with rich blacks and vibrant colors. [See more photos →]

$600.00$750.00
562 Lot 562: Peter Max Signed Lithograph, Time and Space, ed. of 250 Peter Max Signed Lithograph, Time and Space, ed. of 250 Lot 562: Peter Max Signed Lithograph, Time and Space, ed. of 250

Peter Max (New York/Germany, b. 1937) color lithograph titled "Time and Space" depicting the side profiles of six men with full beards and thick eyebrows in different color pairs. Pencil signed "MAX" lower right and numbered "96/250" lower left. Housed and matted under glass in a chrome metal frame. Plate: 3 1/4" H x 9 1/4" W. Sight: 5 1/4" H x 11 1/4" W. Framed: 15 1/4" H x 20 1/4" W. Circa 1973.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Minor toning to paper; impression of concentric circles lower left corner, does not affect image. Mat with area of discoloration to right edge. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
563 Lot 563: Henry Hy Hintermeister O/C Illustration Art Painting, The Donkey Ride Henry Hy Hintermeister O/C Illustration Art Painting, The Donkey Ride Lot 563: Henry Hy Hintermeister O/C Illustration Art Painting, The Donkey Ride

Henry "Hy Jr." Hintermeister (American/New York, 1897-1970) oil on canvas Illustration Art painting titled "The Donkey Ride" depicting an older African American man helping a young boy ride a donkey, with a dog running in the grass below. The figures are surrounded by rural landscape under a cloudy blue sky. Signed "Hy Hintermeister" lower right. Housed in a simple ebonized wood frame with a gilt filet. Sight: 25 3/4" H x 23 1/2" W. Framed: 29 1/2" H x 27 1/2" W. Biography: Henry Hintermeister was born in New York to illustrator John Henry Hintermeister. The two worked together from the 1890s to the 1940s under the pseudonym Hy Hintermeister, producing over 1,000 illustrations. The pair's illustrative storytelling skills were often compared to Norman Rockwell. The Hintermeisters utilized this skill within a series of calendars depicting American history from 1775-1787, and Henry Hintermeister is most known for his American themed and animal paintings. (courtesy askArt)

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,000.00$3,000.00
564 Lot 564: Mary Blair Concept Painting for Walt Disney Song of the South Mary Blair Concept Painting for Walt Disney Song of the South Lot 564: Mary Blair Concept Painting for Walt Disney Song of the South

Mary Robinson Blair (American, 1911-1978) Concept Art / Color Key Painting for Walt Disney’s movie Song of the South (1946), gouache and watercolor on paper/cardstock. The cotton field scene depicts two African American men seated on a mule-drawn wagon, while two women and a younger man walk behind along a red clay road. Molded giltwood frame with beaded sight edge. Signed “Mary Blair” lower right. Sight: 8″ H x 11″ W. Framed: 11″ H x 14″ W. Note: a pencil inscription, “Schullstrom”, en verso of backing board, may refer to Walter Schullstrom (1901-1968), who worked as an electrician at Disney during the mid 20th century.

Biography: “One of Walt Disney’s favorite artists, Mary Blair learned her craft at The Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles in the mid-1930s. She joined The Walt Disney Company in 1940 where she created concept paintings for projects related to Fantasia, Dumbo, and The Lady and the Tramp. She developed a distinct look to her concept art by using vivid colors from gouache and tempera to create swirling, highly imaginative images that influenced many of Disney’s feature films of the 1940s and 1950s including Song of the South, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, and Peter Pan. Blair left Disney in 1953 to concentrate on children’s books and raising a family. In 1963 Walt Disney convinced Blair to work on Disney’s contribution to the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. Her concept art on this project would be her final major designs for Disney. The “It’s a Small World” ride proved extremely popular at the World’s Fair, and was later adapted for use in Disneyland and Disney World.” Source: The Norman Rockwell Museum.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Paper has been adhered to support board, with some acid staining to perimeter, particularly at lower right edge. Some small scattered spots of toning and faint craquelure to gouache. 1/16″ stain upper right edge, sky area, near frame edge. Couple of pale streaks to upper left sky area. Tiny errant dark spot of paint to sky area. Pencil inscription “Schullstrom” en verso. [See more photos →]

$8,000.00$9,000.00
565 Lot 565: Walt Disney Signed Animation Cel, Cinderella's Mice Walt Disney Signed Animation Cel, Cinderella's Mice Lot 565: Walt Disney Signed Animation Cel, Cinderella's Mice

Walt Disney signed animation cel, used in the original 1950 movie Cinderella. The hand painted celluloid illustration depicts Cinderella's mice and bird friends hurrying down the attic steps as they gather needles and thread to sew a ball gown for her. Signed with personal inscription on the lower right mat, "To Denis Sarrat with Best Wishes, Walt Disney." Original Disney label stating this painting on celluloid was actually used in the production of the 1950 movie, en verso of backing. Housed and matted with pale blue mat under glass in a matte silver metal frame. Sight: 8 1/8" H x 10" W. Frame: 16" H x 18" W. Note: This item was a gift to the consignor as a young girl from her aunt and uncle, who were personal friends of Walt Disney.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Denis Sarrat Brock, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Very good condition. Label has been mounted on a later backing; attached scan shows original backing. [See more photos →]

$2,000.00$2,200.00
566 Lot 566: Gustavo Novoa O/B Jungle Painting, Friendly Persuasion Gustavo Novoa O/B Jungle Painting, Friendly Persuasion Lot 566: Gustavo Novoa O/B Jungle Painting, Friendly Persuasion

Gustavo Novoa (New York/Chile/France, b.1941) oil on board painting titled "Friendly Persuasion" depicting a jungle scene with a lion and lioness reclining in the branches of a tree surrounded by butterflies and colorful, tropical foliage against a gradient blue background. Signed and dated "G. Novoa 1973" lower right. Housed in a custom naturalistic wood frame having a painted frieze, linen liner, and nameplate affixed lower center sight edge. Sight: 25" H x 35 1/2" W. Framed: 34" H x 44 1/4" W. Artist Biography: Gustavo Navoa was born in Santiago, Chile, and attended the Academy of Fine Arts there. In the early 1960's he traveled to Europe where he sold watercolors on the streets of Paris, and participated in one-man shows across Europe. In 1965, he relocated to New York City, and by the late 60's, his subject matter had evolved into jungle scenes which characterized his style for the next 15 years. Note: This work was purchased from Walley Findlay Galleries by the consigner in 1974. A copy of the purchase receipt, which includes the title of the work, a printed biography on the artist, and additional supplemental information are included with the purchase of this lot.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Dr. Martin Perez, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Painting in overall excellent condition. Frame with light wear. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
567 Lot 567: David Arms O/C Surrealist Still Life w/ Birds, Hand of God David Arms O/C Surrealist Still Life w/ Birds, Hand of God Lot 567: David Arms O/C Surrealist Still Life w/ Birds, Hand of God

David Arms (American/Tennessee, 20th Century) large oil on board surrealist still life painting titled “Hand of God” depicting a floating table draped in white lace tablecloth topped with a blue and white porcelain dish filled with pears and apples having two blue birds perched on top, the fruit spilling out onto the table with blueberries and dominos, and the lid of the dish hovering in the air above, all against a sky background with white clouds. Signed “David Arms” lower left. Titled and dated 2008, en verso. Housed in a veneered wood frame with an ebonized filet. Sight: 48 1/2″ H x 36 1/2″ W. Framed: 57 1/2″ H x 45 1/2″ W.

CONDITION: Painting in overall excellent condition. Frame with light wear. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
568 Lot 568: Nicola Simbari O/C Harbor Scene Painting w/ Figures, Terere Nicola Simbari O/C Harbor Scene Painting w/ Figures, Terere Lot 568: Nicola Simbari O/C Harbor Scene Painting w/ Figures, Terere

Nicola Simbari (Italy, 1927-2012) oil on canvas painting titled "Terere" depicting two figures, a woman standing and a young girl sitting on a platform, both looking out towards a harbor with ships arriving and departing; rendered with brightly colored pigments in a heavy impasto technique. Signed "Simbari" lower right corner. Label for Wally Findlay Galleries affixed en verso pf backing. Housed in a contemporary giltwood frame with a linen liner, and nameplate affixed lower center sight edge. Sight: 31" H x 35" W. Framed: 37 1/4" H x 41 1/4" W. Biography: Born in Calabria, Italy, Nicola Simbari moved with his family to Rome at a young age, his father working as an architect for the Vatican. Inspired by Renaissance masterpieces in Rome, he enrolled at the Academia dell Bell Arti, and opened his own studio at the age of 22. He gained success at a young age, having one-man shows in Europe and painting the murals for the Italian Pavilion at the 1958 World's Fair in Brussels. He is known for his brightly colored, semi-abstract impressionist works of the Mediterranean and contemporary European lifestyle, layered richly with a palette knife. Note: This work was purchased by the consigner from Wally Findlay Galleries in 1980. A copy of the purchase receipt, which includes the title of the work, and a printed artist biography are available with the purchase of this lot.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Dr. Martin Perez, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$2,000.00$2,400.00
570 Lot 570: David Le Doux TN/LA Abstract O/C Painting David Le Doux TN/LA Abstract O/C Painting Lot 570: David Le Doux TN/LA Abstract O/C Painting

David Guyce LeDoux (Louisiana/Tennessee, 1926 – 2010), "Field / Fences," large oil on canvas abstract painting rendered in bright primary colors with black and white accents. Signed en verso of stretcher. Old label containing title, date 1993 and original price. Narrow whitewashed wooden frame. 54" x 44" Sight, 55 7/8" x 45" Framed. Biography: Louisiana-born artist David LeDoux was known for his abstract expressionist paintings, which he created in four series: the black period (1985-1990); the red period (1990-1995); the violet/purple period (1995-2000); and the blue period (2000-2004). LeDoux was a graduate of Louisiana College and Louisiana State University, and also did doctoral work at Ohio State University. Following his service as a Naval Aviator and World War II veteran, he came to Murfreesboro, Tennessee in 1956 to teach drawing and painting in the Art Department at MTSU. He retired in 1994 after 38 years. A commemorative exhibit of his works was held in 2016.

PROVENANCE: A Nashville, Tennessee Estate.

CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
571 Lot 571: Walter Hollis Stevens Acrylic on Canvas Abstract Painting, Image II Walter Hollis Stevens Acrylic on Canvas Abstract Painting, Image II Lot 571: Walter Hollis Stevens Acrylic on Canvas Abstract Painting, Image II

Walter Hollis Stevens (Tennessee, 1927-1980) abstract acrylic on canvas painting titled "Image II" depicting a central black geometric form surrounded by layered green square sections against a black background. Signed, titled, and dated "1968" en verso of stretcher. Housed in a contemporary metallic painted wood frame. Sight: 40" H x 36" W. Framed: 40 1/2" H x 36 1/2" W.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Frame with minor wear. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
572 Lot 572: Walter Hollis Stevens Acrylic on Canvas Abstract Painting, Little Ochre Island Walter Hollis Stevens Acrylic on Canvas Abstract Painting, Little Ochre Island Lot 572: Walter Hollis Stevens Acrylic on Canvas Abstract Painting, Little Ochre Island

Walter Hollis Stevens (Tennessee, 1927-1980) abstract acrylic on canvas painting titled 'Little Ochre Island", rendered in shades of yellow, green, orange, and brown. Signed and dated "Stevens '61" lower left corner. Titled en verso of stretcher and inscribed "#2" en verso of canvas. Housed in a contemporary wood frame. Sight: 36" H x 36" W. Framed: 36 1/2" H x 36 1/2" W.

CONDITION: Painting in overall very good condition, light grime. Frame with very light wear. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
573 Lot 573: Olen Bryant, Ceramic Figure with Turquoise Olen Bryant, Ceramic Figure with Turquoise Lot 573: Olen Bryant, Ceramic Figure with Turquoise

Olen L. Bryant (American/Tennessee, 1927-2017) blue-green ceramic sculpture with all-over gilt-wash, trapezoidal figure extending upwards from rectangular base, with carved face and necklace and three inset turquoise gemstones. Unsigned. 16 1/4" H x 12" W x 5 1/2" D. Biography: Born in Cookeville, TN, Bryant was a 1950 graduate of Murray State University and a 1954 graduate of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield, Michigan with a Master's Degree in Fine Arts. He additionally studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Institute in the Visual Arts in American Culture at the University of Delaware and the Winterthur Museum in 1967. Bryant was a professor at Austin Peay State University from 1964 to 1991. Bryant's artwork is widely collected around the United States and is a part of several museum collections, including the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, the Tennessee State Museum of Art and the Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville and his works have been displayed at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and at the Governor's Mansion during the Phil Bredesen administration. He was a founding member of the Nashville Artist Guild and the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (source: Nashville Fine Arts Magazine & The Leaf Chronicle).

PROVENANCE: Estate of Olen Bryant, Cottonwood/Clarksville, TN. A letter of authenticity and provenance from the artist's niece, who served as his studio assistant and personal representative for his estate, is available for this lot.

CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
574 Lot 574: Olen Bryant, Ceramic Figure with Arms Outstretched Olen Bryant, Ceramic Figure with Arms Outstretched Lot 574: Olen Bryant, Ceramic Figure with Arms Outstretched

Olen L. Bryant (American/Tennessee, 1927-2017) textured tan-colored ceramic sculpture of a female figure with outstretched arms, wearing a dress, and sitting partially upright with carved facial features and hair in a bun behind her head. Signed "O. Bryant 72'" on underside. 8 1/2" H x 11" W x 17" D. Biography: Born in Cookeville, TN, Bryant was a 1950 graduate of Murray State University and a 1954 graduate of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield, Michigan with a Master's Degree in Fine Arts. He additionally studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Institute in the Visual Arts in American Culture at the University of Delaware and the Winterthur Museum in 1967. Bryant was a professor at Austin Peay State University from 1964 to 1991. Bryant's artwork is widely collected around the United States and is a part of several museum collections, including the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, the Tennessee State Museum of Art and the Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville and his works have been displayed at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and at the Governor's Mansion during the Phil Bredesen administration. He was a founding member of the Nashville Artist Guild and the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (source: Nashville Fine Arts Magazine & The Leaf Chronicle).

PROVENANCE: Estate of Olen Bryant, Cottonwood/Clarksville, TN. A letter of authenticity and provenance from the artist's niece, who served as his studio assistant and personal representative for his estate, is available for this lot.

CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$300.00$400.00
575 Lot 575: Red Grooms London Bus Poster, Signed Red Grooms London Bus Poster, Signed Lot 575: Red Grooms London Bus Poster, Signed

Charles Roger "Red" Grooms (Tennessee/New York, b. 1937) London Bus poster with assemblage instructions. Signed in black marker "Red Grooms" on top of bus, lower center. Published by Red Grooms & Sharks Inc, Boulder, CO. Unframed. 40 1/4" H x 26" W.

CONDITION: Some horizontal creasing having been previously rolled. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
584 Lot 584: George Peter O/C Rocky Mountain Landscape, Ice Melt George Peter O/C Rocky Mountain Landscape, Ice Melt Lot 584: George Peter O/C Rocky Mountain Landscape, Ice Melt

George Peter (American, 1859-1950) oil on canvas Western landscape painting, depicting the tip of a glacier or icecap melting into a small stream of water and gushing down the side of a mountain as green grass begins to emerge between the rocks. Another mountain, still snow-covered, rises in the distance. Signed "Geo Peter" lower right. Molded giltwood frame with lighter outer edge. Sight- 17 1/2"H x 12"W. Frame – 23"H x 17"W. Biography: George Peter came to the United States from Austria in 1886 and settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as a panorama painter. He was one of the workers on the ill-fated Chattanooga diorama at the Columbian Exposition, and also designed scenery for the Pabst Theater. Peter's work was exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1902. He became the Art Director of the Milwaukee Public Museum in 1923 and painted in the Western U.S. including at Yosemite Valley and Zion National Park in the 1930s.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Painting: Has been lined. Tiny inclusion to upper center, on white mountaintop, otherwise excellent condition, likely on a new stretcher. The original frame appears to have had an additional molded edge, with brighter gilt, added to it fairly recently. Some scuffs and wear to frame. [See more photos →]

$800.00$850.00
585 Lot 585: Jerry Malzahn O/C Landscape Painting, Mt. McKinley Jerry Malzahn O/C Landscape Painting, Mt. McKinley Lot 585: Jerry Malzahn O/C Landscape Painting, Mt. McKinley

Jerry Malzahn (Texas/Arkansas, 1946-2019) oil on canvas landscape painting titled "Mount McKinley" depicting the snow-peaked mountain (now Mt. Denali) in the distance with a dense forest leading to still body of water in the midground and a clearing of red-flowered bushes surrounded by trees in the foreground. Signed in red "Malzahn" lower left. Housed in a giltwood frame with foliate and ribbon molding and placard with artist and title affixed to lower sight edge. Sight: 21 1/2" H x 30 1/2" W. Framed: 29 3/4" H x 38 3/4" W. Note: A copy of the original 2005 receipt is available to the winning bidder. Biography: Born in Stuttgart, Arkansas, Jerry Malzahn enlisted in the U.S. Navy following his graduation from high school and served as a Storekeeper Second Class during the Vietnam War before his Honorable Discharge. Malzahn then attended the University of North Texas, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management which he used to found the Malzahn Landscape Company, settling in Coppell, Texas with his wife. At the age of 48, he began to devote himself to landscape painting, specializing in Texas and Colorado landscapes. Malzhan was commissioned to create the Texas Christmas ornament for the White House Christmas Tree, and his work is represented in the U.S. Naval Academy Museum in Annapolis. (adapted from the obituary of Jerry Valentine Malzahn, Brown Memorial)

PROVENANCE: Purchased from the artist in Coppell, Texas.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,200.00$1,400.00
586 Lot 586: Jerry Malzahn O/C Coppell, TX Landscape, Cattle Grazing Jerry Malzahn O/C Coppell, TX Landscape, Cattle Grazing Lot 586: Jerry Malzahn O/C Coppell, TX Landscape, Cattle Grazing

Jerry Malzahn (Texas/Arkansas, 1946-2019) oil on canvas landscape painting titled "Cattle Grazing" depicting a herd of cattle in his town of residence, Coppell, Texas, dispersed on both sides of a winding, sunlit dirt path with scattered trees beneath a vast cloud-filled sky. Signed in red "Malzahn" lower left. Housed in a giltwood fame with foliate, scrolling, and lamb's tongue molding having placard with artist and title affixed to lower sight edge. Sight: 23 1/2" H x 29 1/2" W. Framed: 32 1/2" H x 38 1/2" W. Note: A copy of the original 2005 receipt is available to the winning bidder. Biography: Born in Stuttgart, Arkansas, Jerry Malzahn enlisted in the U.S. Navy following his graduation from high school and served as a Storekeeper Second Class during the Vietnam War before his Honorable Discharge. Malzahn then attended the University of North Texas, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management which he used to found the Malzahn Landscape Company, settling in Coppell, Texas with his wife. At the age of 48, he began to devote himself to landscape painting, specializing in Texas and Colorado landscapes. Malzhan was commissioned to create the Texas Christmas ornament for the White House Christmas Tree, and his work is represented in the U.S. Naval Academy Museum in Annapolis. (adapted from the obituary of Jerry Valentine Malzahn, Brown Memorial)

PROVENANCE: Purchased from the artist in Coppell, Texas.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
587 Lot 587: Jimmy Walker O/C Texas Landscape Painting Jimmy Walker O/C Texas Landscape Painting Lot 587: Jimmy Walker O/C Texas Landscape Painting

Jimmy Walker (Texas, 1927-2017) oil on canvas landscape painting depicting flowering prickly pear cacti amid a field with boulders and two solitary trees beneath a bright sky. Signed "Jimmy Walker" lower right. Housed in a grey-painted, carved wood frame with canvas liner. Sight: 17 5/8" H x 23 1/2" W. Framed: 26" H x 32" W.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$600.00$650.00
588 Lot 588: 2 Victoria White O/B Texas Landscapes, Bluebonnets & Autumn Forest 2 Victoria White O/B Texas Landscapes, Bluebonnets & Autumn Forest Lot 588: 2 Victoria White O/B Texas Landscapes, Bluebonnets & Autumn Forest

Two (2) Victoria White (Texas, 20th century) oil on board landscape paintings. 1st item: Landscape painting depicting a field of sparsely dispersed blue bonnets having distant trees and a hazy mountain range in the background. Signed "Victoria White" lower right. Housed in a textured giltwood frame. Sight: 11 5/8" H x 17 1/2" W. Framed: 16 1/8" H x 22 1/8" W. 2nd item: Autumnal landscape painting depicting a forest of red and golden-leaved trees in warm lighting beneath a hazy sky. Signed "Victoria White" lower right. Housed in a textured giltwood frame. Sight: 11 3/4" H x 17 3/4" W. Framed: 15 1/2" H x 21 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Mary Ann Brown Lynn, Columbia, TN.

CONDITION: 1st item: Minute area of paint loss to lower center measuring 1/8" x 3/8". 2nd item: Minute wear to left edge. Board has shifted slightly within frame. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
595 Lot 595: R. C. Gorman Lithograph, Anaba R. C. Gorman Lithograph, Anaba Lot 595: R. C. Gorman Lithograph, Anaba

Rudolph Carl Gorman (New Mexico/Arizona/California, 1932-2005) color lithograph in black, brown, and turquoise ink on buff arches paper with deckled edge at top and bottom and titled "Anaba," numbered 85/130. Image depicts a seated Navajo woman with black hair and a turquoise earring, facing right. Signed and dated "R. C. Gorman 1980," in pencil, lower left, numbered, in pencil, lower right. Float framed in a modern burlwood frame on cream mat. Includes extensive print documentation from Western Graphics lithography workshop, who published the print, along with a matted photomechanical reproduction of another Gorman artwork and a general informational sheet concerning the artist. This print is identified in the Western Graphics documentation as the second state and as printed by master printer Russell Hamilton and printer Richard Blanchard. With embossed workshop, artist, and printer chop marks. Sheet: 22 1/4" H x 30" W. Framed: 29 5/16" H x 36 5/8" W. Note: Gorman, a celebrated Navajo artist, is well known for his depictions of Native American subjects like this one and was the founder of the R. C. Gorman Navajo Gallery, Taos, New Mexico, the first Taos gallery run by a native gallerist.

PROVENANCE: The collection of the late Fount and Ida Smothers, Thompson's Station, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Both print and frame appear to be in excellent condition. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
706 Lot 706: Hiroshi Tagami Small O/C Painting, Banyan Kahaluu Hiroshi Tagami Small O/C Painting, Banyan Kahaluu Lot 706: Hiroshi Tagami Small O/C Painting, Banyan Kahaluu

Hiroshi Tagami (American/Hawaii, 1929-2014) small oil on canvas painting titled "Banyan Kahaluu" depicting trees with verdant foliage, a coastline, and a bright blue sky visible in the background, rendered with loose brushstrokes in a heavy impasto technique. Signed "Tagami" lower left. Titled and additionally signed en verso. Housed in a contemporary ebonized and chrome frame with a linen mat and silvered liner. 7 1/2" H x 9 1/2" W. Framed: 14 1/2" H x 16 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
707 Lot 707: Two Signed American Etchings, Luquiens & Ettinger Two Signed American Etchings, Luquiens & Ettinger Lot 707: Two Signed American Etchings, Luquiens & Ettinger

Two (2) American etchings by Churchill Ettinger and Huc-Mazelet Luquiens. 1st item: Huc-Mazelet Luquiens (American, 1881-1961) drypoint etching titled "Coral Sea" depicting a scene on a Hawaiian beach with two nude women beneath a group of palms, with strong drypoint burr visible throughout. Signed at dated "H. M. Luquiens, 1929" in plate, lower left. Signed and titled in pencil. Plate: 7 3/4" H x 9 3/4" W. Frame: 16 3/8" H x 18 3/4" W. Note: Born in Massachusetts, Luquiens moved to Hawaii in 1915 and secured a position teaching art at the University of Hawaii. He went on to lead the art department at the university and to found the Honolulu Printmakers printmakers association, which is still active today. Luquiens is best known for his prints of Hawaii, and especially its people and natural splendors. 2nd item: Churchill Ettinger (Vermont/New Jersey, 1903-1984) etching and drypoint titled "Startled Teal" depicting a bird tumultuously rising to flight from its perch upon the water below with marsh foliage and a distant shoreline in the background. Pencil signed "Churchill Ettinger" lower right and titled lower left. Printed informational label and Associated American Artists label affixed, en verso. Housed and matted under glass in a wooden frame. Plate: 10 7/8" H x 8 3/8" W. Sight: 11 5/8" H x 8 7/8" W. Framed: 18 5/8" H x 14 3/4" W.

CONDITION: 1st item: Print has some mat burn around perimeter and image is toned. Mat has staining and discoloration in lower center. Not examined outside of frame. 2nd item: Slight toning/discoloration to paper. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
716 Lot 716: Manuscript Book with Hand Painted Fraktur, ca. 1773 Manuscript Book with Hand Painted Fraktur, ca. 1773 Lot 716: Manuscript Book with Hand Painted Fraktur, ca. 1773

German folk art manuscript book containing hand-painted Fraktur. Hardcover 32mo, 129 handwritten red-edged pages with German text, copper plate engraved frontispiece, 9 hand-painted or printed fraktur, some with gold leaf embellishments, and four additional engravings, primarily depicting religious subjects, hardbound in full brown leather with blind stamped borders to covers. Interior of front cover reads "Johannes Grueber und Barbara Grueberin delt en tochfer gufergen angehorig," title page reads "…im tahr 1773". Includes a matching brown leather slipcase. Book: 5 1/2" H x 3 1/2" W x 3/4" D. Slipcase: 6" H x 3 3/4" W x 1" D. Circa 1773.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Covers and slipcase with general wear, age shrinkage, areas of loss, largest 1/2" x 1", to leather. Pages with light toning, handing wear, scuffs, scattered minute foxing spots, some areas of dampstaining to edges, later errant pencil marks to front and back pastedowns. Last approximately twenty pages are becoming separated from binding. Frakturs are loose in book, not bound. [See more photos →]

$300.00$400.00
745 Lot 745: Group Fashion Sketches plus Coco Chanel – Verdura Bracelet Photo, 11 items Group Fashion Sketches plus Coco Chanel – Verdura Bracelet Photo, 11 items Lot 745: Group Fashion Sketches plus Coco Chanel – Verdura Bracelet Photo, 11 items

Group of framed original fashion drawings by Bill Blass, Donna Karan, Badgley Mischka, Louis Dell'Olio, plus 2 fashion prints by Oscar De la Renta and Moschino, and 1 framed photograph of Coco Chanel and Fulco di Verdura, 11 items total. Includes – 4 Bill Blass marker and watercolors drawings on paper, signed, each 11 1/2" x 8 1/4" sight, framed together under glass in a 28 1/2"H x 22" W black acrylic frame; 2 Louis Dell'Olio marker on paper drawings, each signed with personal inscription, 13 3/4"H x 10 1/2" W sight, framed together in a black acrylic frame 18 1/2" H x 28" W; 1 Donna Karan sketch with watercolor, titled "Lauren Hutton look," signed and dated 1991 lower right, 13 1/2" x 11" sheet, floated in a 20" x 16" black acrylic frame; 1 Badgley Mischka signed drawing, marker on paper with metallic highlights, sight – 13 1/2" x 10 1/2", in a black frame 18 1/2" x 15 1/2"; 2 offset posters or prints by Oscar De La Renta and Moschino in giltwood frames 31" H x 25"W (Moschino print with personal inscription, signed and dated lower right); and 1 silver gelatin photo of Coco Chanel and jeweler Fulco di Verdura examining one of the iconic Maltese cross cuff bracelets he designed for Chanel, 13 1/2" x 10 1/2", in a silvered metallic frame 17" x 14".

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: All items mounted and framed under plexiglass. 2 Blass drawings have small smudges. Some dampstaining to mat on Karan drawing; the drawing appears unaffected but has not been examined out of the frame. Most items with minor scattered creases, overall very good condition, minor wear to frames. [See more photos →]

$900.00$1,100.00
838 Lot 838: 4 Art Glass Items, incl. Robert Eickholt, Orient & Flume, Art Nouveau Style 4 Art Glass Items, incl. Robert Eickholt, Orient & Flume, Art Nouveau Style Lot 838: 4 Art Glass Items, incl. Robert Eickholt, Orient & Flume, Art Nouveau Style

Four (4) art glass decorative items, including Robert Eickholt and Orient & Flume. 1st item: Robert Eickholt (American, b. 1947) iridescent vase with flared rim having swirling cobalt lines and white foliate forms upon a lustrous ground. Partially legible signature and date "Eickholt 1997 VSMA (or VSRA)" to underside. 5 1/8" H x approx. 4 3/8" dia. 2nd item: Orient & Flume frosted glass paperweight with floral pattern and iridescent swirls. Signed, numbered, and dated "Orient & Flume F24F 1981" to underside. 2 3/4" H x 2 3/4" dia. 3rd item: Art Nouveau style parcel gilt iridescent bud vase with enameled water lilies upon a multicolored ground. Unmarked. 8" H x approx. 3 3/8" dia. 4th item: Parcel gilt cobalt candlestick with floral and ribbon forms with enameled accents. Unmarked. 9" H x 4 3/4" dia.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: 1st item: Minute scattered flaws to iridescent glaze, possibly in the making. 2nd item: Overall very good condition. 3rd item: Minor wear to gilt and minute scattered fleabites to rim. 4th item: Minor wear to gilt. [See more photos →]

$300.00$400.00
842 Lot 842: David Wight Art Glass Wave Sculpture on Lighted Base David Wight Art Glass Wave Sculpture on Lighted Base Lot 842: David Wight Art Glass Wave Sculpture on Lighted Base

David Wight (American/Washington, 20th-21st Century) "Champagne" art glass wave sculpture, rendered using copper leaf on hot glass resulting in a light blue hue with consistent bubbling throughout. Signed and dated on reverse side of foot "2/14/04" and "David Wight 2017". Housed on an illuminated base. 12" H x 11" W x 8 1/2" D. With base: 14" H. Note: Available with this lot is a cased DVD about the artist, his works, and technique, the inside of which contains a handwritten message from the artist to the consignor and is signed in the lower right corner. This lot additionally includes a book of pictures compiled by the artist's studio conveying his glass-making technique.

PROVENANCE: Collection of a Nashville Physician.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with no chips or cracks. Some minor scuff marks to underside. Illuminated base functioning at time of inspection. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
843 Lot 843: 2 Sterling Strauser Paintings: Seascape and Trotter Race 2 Sterling Strauser Paintings: Seascape and Trotter Race Lot 843: 2 Sterling Strauser Paintings: Seascape and Trotter Race

Two paintings by Sterling Boyd Strauser (Pennsylvania, 1907-1995). 1st item: Small oil on board Impressionist style seascape painting rendered with delicate impasto depicting rolling waves and seafoam under a blue sky. Signed and dated "Strauser 89" upper right corner. Housed in a custom carved giltwood frame with a linen liner. Sight: 3 1/2" H x 10" W. Framed: 6 11/2" H x 13 1/2" W. 2nd item: Oil on board abstract painting titled "The Dark Horse" depicting two harness race jockeys in two-wheeled carts pulled by trotting horses, a red horse leading the way and a black horse following behind. Signed "Strauser" upper right corner. Title inscribed en verso of board, a picture of which is affixed en verso. Float mounted in a custom giltwood frame against a tan background. Sight:3 3/4" H x 14 3/4" W. Framed: 9" H x 20" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Middle Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: 1st item: Good condition with possible abrasion to upper left corner, some scattered grime and inclusions. 2nd item: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$600.00$800.00
844 Lot 844: Sterling Strauser O/B Still Life Painting, Flower Pot w/ Lilies Sterling Strauser O/B Still Life Painting, Flower Pot w/ Lilies Lot 844: Sterling Strauser O/B Still Life Painting, Flower Pot w/ Lilies

Sterling Boyd Strauser (Pennsylvania, 1907-1995) oil on board still life painting depicting a flower pot filled with daylilies against a brown background, rendered in a heavy impasto technique. Signed and dated "Strauser 88" lower left corner. Housed in a contemporary giltwood frame with a painted white liner. Sight: 7 3/4" H x 15 3/4" W. Framed: 13" H x 21" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Middle Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
845 Lot 845: Sterling Strauser O/B Orchid Painting Sterling Strauser O/B Orchid Painting Lot 845: Sterling Strauser O/B Orchid Painting

Sterling Boyd Strauser (Pennsylvania, 1907-1995) oil on board painting depicting a stylized orchid flower against a lavender background, rendered in heavy impasto with sgraffito linework. Signed and dated "Strauser 89" top left. Inscription on frame back reads "[illegible] 107.00." Lyzon Art Gallery, Nashville, TN, sticker on back of frame along with an illegible handwritten sticker. Housed in a rusticated carved giltwood frame with floral decorations and beige wooden fillet. Sight: 7 1/2" H x 9 1/2" W. Framed: 13" H x 15" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Middle Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$450.00$550.00
846 Lot 846: Sterling Strauser O/B Portrait, Young Boy with a Toy Horse Sterling Strauser O/B Portrait, Young Boy with a Toy Horse Lot 846: Sterling Strauser O/B Portrait, Young Boy with a Toy Horse

Sterling Strauser (Pennsylvania, 1907-1995) oil on board portrait painting of a young boy holding a toy horse, rendered with bright colors in a heavy impasto technique. Signed and dated "Strauser 90" lower left corner. Unframed. 24" H x 18" W.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Kathryn Zervos, granddaughter of the artist.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with two minute areas of abrasion in upper right margin. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
847 Lot 847: George Shane Oil on Canvas Painting, Paris Street Scene George Shane Oil on Canvas Painting, Paris Street Scene Lot 847: George Shane Oil on Canvas Painting, Paris Street Scene

George Shane (American/Iowa, 1906-1969) oil on canvas street scene titled "Strollers along the River Bank," depicting pedestrians walking along a treelined road with the River Seine and a bridge on one side, and busy cafes on the other. Signed "George Shane" lower right. Additionally signed, and titled, en verso. Housed in a giltwood molded frame with beaded sight edge and linen liner with gilt fillet. Sight: 20" H x 24" W. Framed: 30" H x 34" W. Biography: "Born in Eldon, Iowa, George Shane was an art critic and painter who focused on regional scenes of Iowa. He studied at the University of Kentucky and at the Art Institute of Chicago with Louis Bouche. He exhibited with the Des Moines Art Club and the Iowa Art Educators' Association, and he served as President of the Des Moines Art Forum from 1952 to 1953. From 1938 he was art critic for the Des Moines Register. In 1958, he received a grant from Gujivi Malville, a local art patron, to research Impressionism in Paris." Source: Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art".

CONDITION: Painting and frame both in excellent condition. Some faint smudges to liner. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
850 Lot 850: Portraits of a New York Lady & Gentleman, c. 1855 Portraits of a New York Lady & Gentleman, c. 1855 Lot 850: Portraits of a New York Lady & Gentleman, c. 1855

Pair of American School, New York oil on canvas portrait paintings, depicting a lady and gentleman, presumably husband and wife. The female subject is depicted attired in a black dress with lace collar and sleeves, having a jeweled broach, pin, bracelet, earrings, and a gold chain, and holding a lace handkerchief. The male subject is depicted as a bearded gentleman attired in a black coat and tie with a jeweled pin, watch chain, and ring, holding a cigar in one hand and a New York Daily Tribune newspaper in the other. They are both seated in a red velvet chair against a plain dark background. The male portrait is stamped "Goupil & Co…New York" label on verso of canvas, and the female portrait with two illegible stamps en verso of canvas. Both with old labels for the H. Leiber Company, Indianapolis en verso of frames. Both housed in matching giltwood Louis XIV-style frames with scrolling foliate decoration. Sights: 35 1/2" H x 28 1/4" W. Frames: 43" H x 36" W. Circa 1855. Note: The New-York Tribune was an American newspaper founded in 1841 by editor Horace Greeley. It bore the moniker New-York Daily Tribune from 1842 to 1866 before returning to its original name. From the 1840s through the 1860s it was the dominant newspaper first of the American Whig Party, then of the Republican Party.

PROVENANCE: The collection of the late Fount and Ida Smothers, Thompson's Station, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Both portraits with craquelure throughout. Female portrait with a few minor areas of in-painting to lower corner dress area, and one area on the forehead. Male portrait with very slight inpainting to lower edge. Both frames with natural wood shrinkage, one with very slight losses and the other with a few areas of gilt loss to edges. [See more photos →]

$800.00$900.00
851 Lot 851: 19th C. O/C Portrait Painting of a Child with Rose Bush 19th C. O/C Portrait Painting of a Child with Rose Bush Lot 851: 19th C. O/C Portrait Painting of a Child with Rose Bush

Large 19th century full-length oil on canvas portrait painting of a child standing beside a rose bush with one hand extended as if to pluck a blossom; the child holds a sprig of flowers in the other hand and wears a white bonnet adorned with large blue flower and red shoes with blue ribbons. Unsigned. Housed in a likely original ornate giltwood frame with ovolo, gadroon, and foliate moldings and carved corner brackets. Sight: 39 1/2" H x 32" W. Framed: 51" H x 44" W. American or Continental, second quarter 19th century. Note: by oral history, this painting was purchased from the Kentucky Castle collection in Versailles, Kentucky.

PROVENANCE: Private Illinois Collection.

CONDITION: UV light examination shows revarnishing touchup painting to subject's forehead, jaw, chest and forearms. 3" patch lower right quadrant, in background; 6" patch lower left quadrant, in flowers. Craquelure throughout. Restoration and regilding to antique frame. [See more photos →]

$700.00$900.00
852 Lot 852: American School O/C Portrait of a Young Gentleman American School O/C Portrait of a Young Gentleman Lot 852: American School O/C Portrait of a Young Gentleman

American School oil on canvas bust length portrait of a young gentleman attired in a black double breasted coat with a white collared shirt and black necktie against a neutral background. Housed in a simple wood frame with a gilt filet. Sight: 27 1/2" H x 21 1/2" W. Framed: 33" H x 27" W. American, mid 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: This painting underwent professional restoration in 1998 (Cumberland Art Conservation). It was lined with linen and glass fabric, filled, repaired a tear to lower margin, and impainted, and coated in a gloss. A description of the restoration and materials used is found en verso lower center, [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
853 Lot 853: Carl Gutherz O/C Painting, Portrait of Albert Sidney Johnson Carl Gutherz O/C Painting, Portrait of Albert Sidney Johnson Lot 853: Carl Gutherz O/C Painting, Portrait of Albert Sidney Johnson

Carl Gutherz or Guthers (Tennessee/Missouri/France, 1844-1907) oil on canvas profile portrait painting of a man attired in a black suit with a white collar and purple tie against a dark background. Signed "Carl Gutherz" lower right. Crayon inscription reads "Carl Gutherz Artist Washington D.C. 1905" en verso. Label en verso identifies the sitter as Albert Sidney Johnson. Housed in an ornate giltwood Casetta-style frame with bead course and C-scroll decoration. Sight: 29 1/2" H x 24" W. Framed: 45" H x 39 1/2" W. Biography: Gutherz, who immigrated to the U.S. in 1851, was associated with the American Symbolist movement. He studied at L'Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and the Academie Julian. He lived with his family in Memphis, Tennessee, during the Civil War and in 1875 moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where he taught at Washington University and helped establish the St. Louis School and Museum of Fine Arts. After leaving Memphis, Gutherz continued to take portrait commissions from that city, and designed costumes and floats for the annual Memphis Mardi Gras. In 1906, he produced a design for an arts and sciences pavilion which was the basis for the development of Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, now the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.

PROVENANCE: Deaccessioned by the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts Foundation to benefit the acquisitions fund.

CONDITION: Some in-painting above the shoulders of the sitter and in the background of the work, visible under UV light inspection. Some flea bite losses on the left-hand side above the sitter. Painting has been relined. Some losses to frame, largest area 3 1/2". [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
856 Lot 856: Ora Coltman O/B, Sunset over Water Ora Coltman O/B, Sunset over Water Lot 856: Ora Coltman O/B, Sunset over Water

Ora Coltman (Ohio, 1858-1940) oil on board coastal landscape painting depicting a setting sun reflected in a body of water, with cloud-streaked sky overhead. Signed "Ora Coltman" lower right. Housed in a period giltwood leaf-molded frame. Sight: 14" H x 11" W. Frame: 17 1/2" H x 14" W. Biography: Noted Ohio artist Ora Coltman was an influential member of the regionalist Cleveland School and helped found the Water Color Society of Cleveland. He studied with Carroll Beckwith at the Art Students League in New York and in Paris under Jean Paul Laurens. He summered frequently in Zoar and in Provincetown, MA (where this scene may have been painted). Source: the Butler Institute of American Art.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Grime; several scattered tiny inclusions; two 1 1/2" scratches right center, 2" scratch or crack near center. Painting does not quite fill the frame opening (paint extends into the gap). Frame has wear and a 2" area of loss to upper left edge. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
857 Lot 857: Augustus B. Koopman O/C Painting of a Dutch Girl, Volendam Augustus B. Koopman O/C Painting of a Dutch Girl, Volendam Lot 857: Augustus B. Koopman O/C Painting of a Dutch Girl, Volendam

Augustus B. Koopman (North Carolina/France, 1869-1914) oil on canvas painting titled “Volendam” depicting a Dutch girl in traditional attire standing on a street knitting with figures, village architecture, and maritime landscape in the background. Signed and dated “Augustus B Koopman ’95” lower right. Titled below signature. Fragmented old label affixed to frame en verso. Housed in carved and painted wood frame with gilt liner. 37 3/4″ H x 23 1/2″ W. Framed: 39 1/4″ H x 31″ W. Biography: Augustus Koopman was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris under Bouguereau. He ultimately made France his home, although he exhibited widely throughout the U.S. and Europe, becoming best known for his marine and figure paintings. His early work has been compared with modern Dutch marine painters Mesdag and Blommers. In 1912 he was elected an associate of the Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts. He also won a special silver medal for his decoration at the Paris Exposition of 1900, the bronze medals at the Pan-American Exposition at Buffalo (1901) and at the St. Louis Exposition, and a silver medal at the Appalachian Exposition at Knoxville (1911). His portraits and decorations are represented in French and American collections in St. Louis, St. Paul, and Detroit museums; the Philadelphia Art Club; and the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences. Source: The North Carolina Dept. of Cultural Resources (NCpedia).

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Painting has been wax lined. Area of inpainting in upper right corner measuring approximately 2″ L. [See more photos →]

$600.00$800.00
858 Lot 858: Oliver Clare O/C Still Life Painting w/ Fruit Oliver Clare O/C Still Life Painting w/ Fruit Lot 858: Oliver Clare O/C Still Life Painting w/ Fruit

Oliver Clare (United Kingdom, 1853-1927) oil on canvas still life painting of fruit, including grapes, strawberries, a peach, and a plum situated in a basket or on the ground in a naturalistic setting. Signed "Oliver Clare" lower right corner. Housed in a Rococo-style giltwood frame with foliate flourish corners. Sight: 17 7/8" H x 13 7/8" W. Framed: 23 7/8" H x 19 7/8" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Minor craquelure throughout. Painting has been wax lined with new spring stretchers. Scattered minor inpainting primarily to background, visible with UV inspection. [See more photos →]

$500.00$700.00
859 Lot 859: Fortunino Matania O/C Religious Painting, Christ Entering Jerusalem Fortunino Matania O/C Religious Painting, Christ Entering Jerusalem Lot 859: Fortunino Matania O/C Religious Painting, Christ Entering Jerusalem

Fortunino Matania (Italy/United Kingdom, 1881-1963) oil on canvas religious painting titled "Christ Entering Jerusalem" depicting Christ seated on a donkey and leading a procession surrounded by crowds as he enters the walled city of Jerusalem. Rendered with minute details including to individual facial features and expressions, colorful garments and textiles. Signed "F. Matania" in red, lower right. Titled en verso of stretcher. Housed in a 20th-century giltwood frame. Sight" 24" H x 30" W. Framed: 30 3/4" H x 36 5/8" W. Biography: Fortunio Matania was born in 1881 in Naples, Italy. He is primarily known for his depictions of scenes from Antiquity, many of which were illustrations for the British women's magazine "Brittania and Eve," and for his work as a war artist during the First World War.

PROVENANCE: Property of a Tennessee Religious Institution, acquired 1974.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Frame with minor gilt losses. [See more photos →]

$1,200.00$1,400.00
860 Lot 860: Two Tasha Tudor Original Signed Drawings, Dog and Goose Two Tasha Tudor Original Signed Drawings, Dog and Goose Lot 860: Two Tasha Tudor Original Signed Drawings, Dog and Goose

Two (2) charcoal on paper animal drawings by children's book illustrator Tasha Tudor (American/New England, 1919-2008). 1st item: A large, gestural drawing of a waddling goose. Signed "T. Tudor" in lower right. Housed under glass in a modern gilt and black wood frame, with matted color photograph of the artist placed in lower left, behind glass. Sight: 27 1/2" H x 21 1/2" W. Frame: 31" H x 24 3/4" W. 2nd item: A gestural drawing of a seated corgi beside a tuft of grass. The dog lolls its tongue and perks up its ears. Signed in lower right "T. Tudor." Housed under glass in a modern gilt and black wood frame. Sight: 23 1/5 H x 17 1/2" W. Frame: 27" H x 20 3/4" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Hawkins County, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: 1st item: Faint buckling throughout sheet. 2nd item: Visible buckling throughout image, with more extensive buckling in lower register possible related to water or humidity. Frames are in very god condition. Not examined out of frames. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
863 Lot 863: Drawing of African American Woman w/ Nude Sketch verso, WPA era Drawing of African American Woman w/ Nude Sketch verso, WPA era Lot 863: Drawing of African American Woman w/ Nude Sketch verso, WPA era

Charcoal on paper portrait of a young African American woman, bust-length, with a modeled face and abstract sketched torso against a plain background; en verso is an additional female nude figure sketch. Unsigned. Inscribed" Wisconsin Drawing, C. 1930, Madison" en verso of frame. Housed and matted a simple molded wood frame under glass. Sight: 20" H x 13" W. Framed: 30" H x 22 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Some horizontal creasing throughout, has been examined outside of frame. Frame in overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
866 Lot 866: Lamar Sorrento Outsider Art, Robert Johnson Meets Legba Lamar Sorrento Outsider Art, Robert Johnson Meets Legba Lot 866: Lamar Sorrento Outsider Art, Robert Johnson Meets Legba

Lamar Sorrento (Tennessee, 20th/21st Century), "Robert Johnson Meets Legba," outsider art acrylic on board painting depicting the mythological midnight meeting in a graveyard between blues musician Robert Johnson and Papa Legba, a trickster African deity who was said to have given Johnson mastery over the guitar in exchange for his soul. Signed lower left. Unframed. 40" H x 30" W.

PROVENANCE: The personal collection of former Folk/Outsider Art dealer Jamie Teal, Nashville, Tennessee; acquired directly from the artist.

CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
868 Lot 868: Purvis Young Folk Art Painting, Figure & Horse Purvis Young Folk Art Painting, Figure & Horse Lot 868: Purvis Young Folk Art Painting, Figure & Horse

Purvis Young (Florida, 1943-2010) outsider art mixed media on board painting depicting a figure and a horse standing on a mound against a bright yellow and orange background. Signed "Young" upper right corner. Unframed. Sight: 23 1/2" H x 19 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Jay Justice, South Carolina.

CONDITION: Some scattered paint flaking, surface scratching, and wear to corners and edges. Scratched texture of board surface and area of tape at left side existed prior to board being used as a painting and is intended by the artist. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
869 Lot 869: 2 Purvis Young Folk Art Paintings, Sketches of Abstract Figures, Signed 2 Purvis Young Folk Art Paintings, Sketches of Abstract Figures, Signed Lot 869: 2 Purvis Young Folk Art Paintings, Sketches of Abstract Figures, Signed

Two (2) Purvis Young (Florida, 1943-2010) Outsider Art paintings.1sit item: Acrylic on cork board painting depicting an abstract black figure against a yellow background. Signed "Young" upper right. Housed in a wood frame with a gilt filet and leather mat. Sight: 9 1/4" H x 7 1/2" W. Framed: 17 1/2" H x 15 1/2" W. 2nd item: Acrylic on cardstock painting of abstract figures or undulating "squiggle" lines rendered with red and yellow paint against an unpainted background. Signed "Young" upper right. Housed and matted with off-white paper in a poster sleeve and hinge-mounted to a backing. Sight: 9 1/2" H x 8" W. Mat: 20" H x 16" W.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Jay Justice, South Carolina.

CONDITION: 1st item: Area of flaking in center of work, work is loose in frame. Frame with some overall surface wear. 2nd item: Overall very good condition with light area of creasing in lower right corner. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
870 Lot 870: 4 Purvis Young Folk Art Paintings on Paper 4 Purvis Young Folk Art Paintings on Paper Lot 870: 4 Purvis Young Folk Art Paintings on Paper

Four (4) Purvis Young (Florida, 1943-2010) outsider art paintings on paper. 1st item: Acrylic on thick white paper painting of an industrial scene with a train in the lower portion and figures working in the upper portion with architectural motifs in the background, rendered in shades of red, yellow, turquoise, and black. Unsigned. Stabilized with a piece of scrap or found paper adhered en verso. 2nd item: Two (2) paintings on one piece of unfolded found or scrap paper, both depicting abstract figures or lines rendered with "squiggly" loose brush strokes in shades of yellow, black, and white, one vertically aligned and one horizontally aligned. Signed "Young" near the center fold. 3rd-4th items: Two paintings rendered on yellow found or scrap paper using red, turquoise, and black paint, one (1) depicting an abstract black figure with red figures or lines in the background and one (1) depicting a face against a background with shading and abstract undulating lines. Both unsigned. Both stabilized on a piece of white found or scrap paper adhered en verso. Sizes ranging from 11" H x 8" W to 17 1/2" H x 11 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Jay Justice, South Carolina.

CONDITION: 1st item: Wear to edges, a crease to lower center, tearing to corners, and one tear to lower edge, may have existed prior to artist use. 2nd item: Overall very good condition with light toning and wear to edges. 3rd-4th items: Both in very good condition with two areas where paper residue adheres to the surface of the work having been layered before paint was dried, some tearing to backing. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
871 Lot 871: 2 Folk Art Works, incl. Ruth M. Robinson & Johnnie Griner 2 Folk Art Works, incl. Ruth M. Robinson & Johnnie Griner Lot 871: 2 Folk Art Works, incl. Ruth M. Robinson & Johnnie Griner

Two (2) Southern Outsider Folk art acrylic on board paintings. 1st item: Ruth M. Robinson (Alabama, b. 1952) portrait painting of an African American man named Elijah Stewart depicting the sitter attired in a blue shirt, blue tie, and glasses against a yellow spotted background. Signed vertically "Rm Robinson" lower right. Inscribed en verso of board "Elijah Stewart- was the son of old mammie Stewart. He live right across the street from the church/ he Sung in the choir but he Still dunk that moon Shine made by uncle louie. you want to know who uncle louie is? well I Better not Tell. Elijah and aunt Hatte were brothers and Sister" and additionally signed and dated "R.M. Robinson Aug 2007." Housed in a contemporary gilt and ebonized wood frame. Sight: 13 1/2" H x 10 1/2" W. Framed: 16 14" H x 13 1/4" W. 2nd item: Johnnie Griner painting titled "On the Porch" an African American man holding an infant, seated on a porch with textiles hanging above along a clothesline. Signed "Johnnie Griner 2008" bottom right corner. Titled and additionally signed and dated en verso. Unframed: 24" H x 20" W.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Jay Justice, South Carolina.

CONDITION: Both works in overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
872 Lot 872: Brian Dowdall Backyard Sand Creature Mixed Media 2D Sculpture, Alligator Brian Dowdall Backyard Sand Creature Mixed Media 2D Sculpture, Alligator Lot 872: Brian Dowdall Backyard Sand Creature Mixed Media 2D Sculpture, Alligator

Brian Dowdall (American/Montana, b. 1948) mixed media, sand, and dirt on brown paper bag two-dimensional "backyard sand creature" sculpture depicting an alligator with blue rock eyes. Signed "brian dowdall" in marker, upper right. Unframed. 12" H x 15" W. Note: Additional artist biography included with this work.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Jay Justice, South Carolina.

CONDITION: Fraying and wear to bag edges consistent with previous use of found material. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
873 Lot 873: 3 Folk Art Drawings, incl. Mama Johnson & Felix Jimenez Chino 3 Folk Art Drawings, incl. Mama Johnson & Felix Jimenez Chino Lot 873: 3 Folk Art Drawings, incl. Mama Johnson & Felix Jimenez Chino

Three (3) Outsider Folk Art drawings on paper. 1st-2nd items: Two (2) Mama (Eurelia Elizabeth) Johnson (Florida, 1918-2011) drawings, one (1) depicting a male and female figure in a garden setting with floral motifs and two birds in the lower right corner, and one (1) depicting three fish in a body of water with a serpentine figure holding a bouquet of flowers on the left side, on purple paper. Both are rendered with multicolored markers and signed "Mama J" in lower right corners. Both are housed in poster sleeves, not adhered to backings. Figures in Garden: 20 1/4" H x 15 1/4" W. Fish: 12" H x 18 1/2" W. 3rd item: Felix Jimenez Chino (Mexico, 20th Century) colored ink pen on paper drawing of figures in a desert landscape with a decorative border. Signed "Felix. Jimenez" lower center. Adhered to a cardstock backing. Sight: 5 3/4" H x 8" W. Backing: 9 1/4" H x 11 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Jay Justice, South Carolina.

CONDITION: 1st item: Overall very good condition. 2nd item: Crease and small tear in lower right corner, approximately 1/2". 3rd item: Overall very good condition with slight creasing to boarder. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
874 Lot 874: 2 Alyne Harris Folk Art American Flag Paintings 2 Alyne Harris Folk Art American Flag Paintings Lot 874: 2 Alyne Harris Folk Art American Flag Paintings

Two (2) Alyne Harris (American, b. 1943) Folk Art American flag paintings including one (1) large acrylic on polyester textile with thick layering of paint, and one (1) small framed acrylic on board painting rendered with heavy impasto. Both signed "Alyne Harris" lower right corners, small painting additionally signed en verso. Large: 21" H x 27 1/2" W. Small: sight: 4 1/2" H x 6 3/4" W; framed: 8 3/4" H x 10 3/4" W.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Jay Justice, South Carolina.

CONDITION: 1st item: Some craquelure throughout and losses along the edges due to heavy application of paint on soft medium. 2nd item: One area of residue near upper center of the work where something was laid on the surface before paint had dried. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
875 Lot 875: 3 Alyne Harris Folk Art Paintings, Goat, Fish, & Winter Landscape 3 Alyne Harris Folk Art Paintings, Goat, Fish, & Winter Landscape Lot 875: 3 Alyne Harris Folk Art Paintings, Goat, Fish, & Winter Landscape

Three (3) Alyne Harris (Florida, b. 1943) folk art paintings. 1st item: Acrylic on board painting depicting two fish rendered with pink and grey paint against a white background. Signed lower left. Unframed. 20" H x 16" W. 2nd item: Acrylic on canvas winter landscape painting depicting a house with a snow-covered yard, two wagon wheels, barren trees, and a red bird perched on a branch. Signed lower right. Housed in a contemporary black frame. Sight: 15 1/2" H x 19 3/4" W. Framed: 17 1/2" H x 21 1/2" W. 3rd item: Acrylic on board painting of goat in a landscape under a blue sky. Signed upper left. Housed in a white painted wood frame. Sight: 8 3/4" H x 11 1/2" W. Framed: 11 1/2" H x 15" W. Note: Additional biographical excerpt available to winning bidder.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Jay Justice, South Carolina.

CONDITION: 1st item: Light surface scratching. 2nd item: Overall very good condition. 3rd item: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
878 Lot 878: Marvin Posey Painted Egg on Stand Marvin Posey Painted Egg on Stand Lot 878: Marvin Posey Painted Egg on Stand

Marvin "Chico" Posey, Jr. (American/Tennessee, 1964-2003) egg shaped sculpture on separate stand depicting a dancing couple. Signed "Posey". 8 1/2" H including stand.

CONDITION: A couple of spots of loss/abrasion to underside from friction. Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$200.00$250.00
880 Lot 880: Jack Cayton Watercolor Painting,  Appalachian Morning Jack Cayton Watercolor Painting, Appalachian Morning Lot 880: Jack Cayton Watercolor Painting,  Appalachian Morning

Jack Cayton (American/South Carolina, 20th c.), "Appalachian Morning 1," watercolor painting depicting a white farmhouse at the edge of a grove of trees; a road winds from the foreground into the Appalachian mountains rising in the background. Signed "Jack Cayton" lower left. Titled, additionally signed, and dated April, 1989, en verso. Double matted and housed under glass in a narrow woodgrain molded frame. Sight: 19 1/2" W x 7 1/2" H. Frame: 25 5/8" x 13 5/8". Note: South Carolina artist Jack Cayton's award winning paintings have been exhibited at the Lotus Club, the Salmagundi Club, and the National Arts Club in New York.

PROVENANCE: A Nashville, Tennessee Estate.

CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
881 Lot 881: Ward Nichols O/C Panoramic Landscape Painting, Hill Top Ward Nichols O/C Panoramic Landscape Painting, Hill Top Lot 881: Ward Nichols O/C Panoramic Landscape Painting, Hill Top

Ward H. Nichols (North Carolina/West Virginia, b. 1930) oil on canvas panoramic landscape painting titled "Hill Top" depicting rolling hills, with a path winding across the hilltops, under a dark blue sky. Signed "WN" lower right. Label reading "Ward H. Nichols…North Wilkesboro, N.C." stamped en verso. Titled on plate attached to right edge of frame. Housed in a simple wood frame. Sight: 12" H x 36" W. Framed: 12 3/4" H x 36 3/4" W.

CONDITION: With scattered areas of inpainting and restoration throughout, visible under UV light inspection. Largest area 6" L on left side, sky area. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
883 Lot 883: Rare Jim Leedy Etching & Aquatint, Figure Landscape Rare Jim Leedy Etching & Aquatint, Figure Landscape Lot 883: Rare Jim Leedy Etching & Aquatint, Figure Landscape

A rare, early etching with aquatint by Jim Leedy (American, 1930-2021) titled in pencil "Figure Landscape," lower left, and signed, lower right. Matted in a mid-century wood frame. The heavily worked scene depicts a group of figures, one on horseback, in a hilly terrain with trees. With exhibition history printout affixed to reverse of frame. Sight: 18" H x 24" W. Frame: 24" H x 32" W. Exhibition history: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1959; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1959. Biographical note: Originally from McRoberts, Kentucky, Jim Leedy is best known as a sculptor and ceramicist but also worked as a painter, printmaker, performance, and mixed media artist. He is celebrated for bringing Abstract Expressionist ideas to the world of ceramics. Leedy taught at the Kansas City Art Institute from 1966 until his retirement in 2008.

PROVENANCE: Private Bristol, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Condition is good although extensive foxing is present throughout the entire image, especially visible around the plate mark. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$200.00$300.00
884 Lot 884: Steampunk Mixed Metal Train Sculpture, Poss. Sonny Dalton Steampunk Mixed Metal Train Sculpture, Poss. Sonny Dalton Lot 884: Steampunk Mixed Metal Train Sculpture, Poss. Sonny Dalton

Attributed to Sonny Dalton (American, 1933-2011) mixed metal locomotive sculpture comprised of various found pieces including assembled musical instruments, automotive, and industrial parts. Unsigned. 16 1/4" H x 18 1/2" L x 10 1/2" W. 20th Century.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
914 Lot 914: KPM Porcelain Plaque After Rembrandt, Man w/ Golden Helmet KPM Porcelain Plaque After Rembrandt, Man w/ Golden Helmet Lot 914: KPM Porcelain Plaque After Rembrandt, Man w/ Golden Helmet

KPM hand-painted old master porcelain plaque after Rembrandt van Rijn's circa 1650 painting entitled "The Man with the Golden Helmet," depicting the head of a man with downcast eyes and a grey beard with his elaborate, feathered gold helmet and silver gorget illuminated – along with his pensive facial expression – by a strong light entering from the viewer's left, creating a striking contrast with the shadowy background. Titled and attributed to C. Schubert in pen and impressed with the scepter above KPM mark, letter H, and numbers 237 and 158, en verso. Housed in a heavy carved giltwood frame and protected with archival glass. Plaque: 9" H x 6" W. Frame: 18 1/4" H x 15 1/8" W. 19th C. Note: Rembrandt's original painting is in the collection of the Gemadegalerie, Berlin.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Painting and frame are in excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
956 Lot 956: Buddhist Shrine and Chinese Guanyin, 2 items Buddhist Shrine and Chinese Guanyin, 2 items Lot 956: Buddhist Shrine and Chinese Guanyin, 2 items

1st item: Lacquered and gilt Buddhist shrine with two Bodhisattva figures, representing the perfect mind of bliss of the Buddha Amida and the worldly truth of Buddha Dharma, flanking a central ornament with inscribed panel, gilt calligraphy on blue background, atop a multi-tiered base. 8 1/2" H x 9" W x 2 3/4" D. Likely Japanese, late 19th to early 20th century. 2nd item: Red glazed ceramic Guanyin figure, depicted seated on a black glazed base simulating rocks, with a small censer at her side. Unmarked. 7 1/2" H. Likely Chinese, 20th century.

CONDITION: 1st item: Figures lack hands, one lacks the carved lotus background; all possibly part of a larger shrine. Overall light wear and surface abrasions and age cracks. 2nd item: Handle on censor missing. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
974 Lot 974: 2 Chinese Scrolls, Family Portrait & Group of Warriors 2 Chinese Scrolls, Family Portrait & Group of Warriors Lot 974: 2 Chinese Scrolls, Family Portrait & Group of Warriors

Two (2) large Chinese watercolor and gouache scroll paintings. 1st item: Scroll painting depicting an ancestral or family portrait with an older man attired in a black robe with a cane rank badge in the center, with two women standing behind him, one older woman attired in a blue robe, and one younger woman attired in a red robe, against a plain background. Unsigned. Mounted to a beige silk brocade with laid paper backing. Sight: 69 1/2" H x 38" W. Overall: 86" H x 42" W. 2nd item: Scroll painting depicting three warriors attired in blue, tan, and red armor, the central one seated and holding a scroll while the two others stand behind him grasping their weapons against a naturalistic landscape background with blossoming flowers. With a row of Chinese characters and a red seal mark, upper right. Mounted to a beige silk brocade with laid paper backing. Sight: 70" H x 37 1/2" W. Overall: 90 1/2" H x 42" W. 20th cenury.

PROVENANCE: Private Illinois Collection.

CONDITION: Both with overall creasing, slight discoloration, and some wear to edges, foxing spots, and fraying to fabric. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
1029 Lot 1029: Rosalind Cook Bronze Sculpture, Girl w/ Flowers or Spring Fever Rosalind Cook Bronze Sculpture, Girl w/ Flowers or Spring Fever Lot 1029: Rosalind Cook Bronze Sculpture, Girl w/ Flowers or Spring Fever

Rosalind Cook (Peruvian/American, 20th-21st century), "Spring Fever," patinated bronze sculpture depicting a young girl holding a sprig of flowers in one hand and a sun hat in the other. Signed on base and dated 1997, numbered 14/37. Mounted on an oval hardwood base with title placard. Height: 13". With base: 15" H x 7" W x 5 1/2" D. Note: Rosalind Cook's works have been commissioned for several public places including the Gilcrease Museum, the Cleveland Heart Clinic, the America West Stadium in Phoenix, and the University of South Alabama. According to her website, she is retired from creating public works and works for galleries.

PROVENANCE: A Nashville, Tennessee Estate.

CONDITION: Tiny abrasion mark to subject's right forearm, otherwise excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
1034 Lot 1034: Ron Stewart Western Winter Landscape Watercolor, Makin' Tracks Ron Stewart Western Winter Landscape Watercolor, Makin' Tracks Lot 1034: Ron Stewart Western Winter Landscape Watercolor, Makin' Tracks

Ron Stewart (Arizona, b. 1941) gouache and watercolor painting titled "Makin' Tracks" depicting two buckskin-clad mountain men riding galloping horses through the snow, with a third horse led by the central figure and a spray of snow erupting from the ground around their hooves. A snowy creek bank runs behind them, and in the distance are a coniferous forest and rocky mountain range. Signed in lower right with copyright. Title inscribed in pen on backing board. Housed under glass in a stained wood frame with cream mat and gray reveal. Sight: 6 3/4" H x 10 3/4" W. Frame: 12 13/16" H x 16 13/16" W.

PROVENANCE: The Tina McWhorter Trust; from the collection of John and Tina McWhorter, Memphis, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Condition is overall excellent. Some debris is trapped between mat and glass, and glass is loose but stable in upper right. Not examined out of frame. [See more photos →]

$300.00$400.00
1035 Lot 1035: Frances Browne O/B Arizona Landscape Frances Browne O/B Arizona Landscape Lot 1035: Frances Browne O/B Arizona Landscape

Frances E. Browne (Ohio, active early to mid 20th century), "High Horizon," oil on board landscape depicting a view of a Western valley, titled en verso along with inscription, "the Oaks Creek area – Ariz." with artist's address in Prescott, Arizona. Signed "Frances Browne" lower left. Wide wood frame with light stain. Sight: 11 1/2" H x 15 1/2" W. Frame: 16 1/2" H x 20 1/2" W. Note: Frances E. Browne is listed in Askart and Davenport's as a Cincinnati artist who served as the first President of the Mountain Artists Guild in Prescott from 1949-195 and was elected President again from 1955-1957 and 1965-1966.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Some light grime, a few abrasions along left edge at frame line, light wear to frame, overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
1037 Lot 1037: 2 Western Oil Paintings incl. Frederick Bauer Pacific Coast Landscape 2 Western Oil Paintings incl. Frederick Bauer Pacific Coast Landscape Lot 1037: 2 Western Oil Paintings incl. Frederick Bauer Pacific Coast Landscape

1st item: Frederick Bauer (California, born Germany, 1857-?) oil on canvasboard coastal mountain landscape, presumably set in California, with sunny mountains and cattle in foreground, purple mountain range in background, and distant sea with two sailboats. Housed in an antique, carved giltwood frame with Pacific Art Pictures, San Francisco gallery sticker on reverse. Label affixed to reverse with biographical information from Edan Milton Hughes's 1986 publication ARISTS IN CALIFORNIA 1876-1940 concerning Bauer. Late 19th/early 20th century. Sight: 11" H x 17 1/2" W. Frame: 16" W x 22 1/2" H. 2nd item: Unsigned oil on canvas landscape with lake, autumnal trees, and distant mountain range. In the foreground an empty rowboat sits on the lake's shore. A setting or rising sun is obscured by clouds. Housed in an antique, carved giltwood frame with botanical ornamentation. Likely 20th century. Sight: 11 1/4" H x 19 1/4" W. Frame: 16 1/4" H x 24 1/4" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of James Lewis, Carthage, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Both paintings are in excellent condition. 1st item's frame has significant cracking and scattered gilt loss, especially on corners. 2nd item: Has been lined. Frame has scattered gilt loss and soiling, including soiling to right edge and upper right of frame. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
1038 Lot 1038: Israel Abramofsky Mixed Media Streetscape Painting, Flower Sellers at Night Israel Abramofsky Mixed Media Streetscape Painting, Flower Sellers at Night Lot 1038: Israel Abramofsky Mixed Media Streetscape Painting, Flower Sellers at Night

Israel (Ismael) Abramofsky (Ohio/District of Columbia/Russian Federation, 1888-1975) mixed media pastel and oil on paper painting depicting a streetscape with a flower seller, foreground; figures, a light post, and an arcaded bridge running horizontally across the scene, midground; and village architecture, including a cathedral in the background under a night sky. Signed "I. Abromofsky" lower left. Housed and matted in a wormy wood frame with a linen liner and giltwood filet under glass. Sight: 17" H x 23 1/2" W. Framed: 25" H x 29 3/4" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Not examined outside the frame. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
1040 Lot 1040: Robert J Lee O/C Equestrian Painting, Two Riders Robert J Lee O/C Equestrian Painting, Two Riders Lot 1040: Robert J Lee O/C Equestrian Painting, Two Riders

Robert J. Lee (New York/California, 1921-1994) oil on canvas painting titled "Two Riders" depicting a pair of men on horseback riding in a landscape under a cloudy blue sky. Signed "Robert J. Lee" lower right corner. titled and additionally signed en verso. Housed in a contemporary metallic frame with a linen mat. Sight: 19 1/2" H x 23" W. Framed: 24 1/2" H x 28 3/4" W.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
1041 Lot 1041: Richard Holberg Watercolor Painting, Blacksmith Shop Richard Holberg Watercolor Painting, Blacksmith Shop Lot 1041: Richard Holberg Watercolor Painting, Blacksmith Shop

Richard A. Holberg (Wisconsin, 1889-1942) watercolor painting depicting a rural blacksmith shop with one figure exiting a partially enclosed workspace attached to the larger compound and one figure working at the furnace within, all beneath a bright, clouded sky. Signed "Richard A Holberg" lower left. Inscribed "Gloucester", en verso of backing. Housed and matted under glass in a wooden frame. Sight: 9 1/2" H x 13 1/2" W. Framed: 17 1/8" H x 21 1/8" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Minute inclusions beneath glass. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
1042 Lot 1042: Two Maritime Paintings, Charles Richert & Claude Buckle Two Maritime Paintings, Charles Richert & Claude Buckle Lot 1042: Two Maritime Paintings, Charles Richert & Claude Buckle

1st item: Exhibited Charles Henry Richert (Maine/Massachusetts, 1880-1974) oil on board maritime painting titled "Maine Wharf" depicting a sailboat and rowboat tied along a dock with scaffolding and piles of timber before a large boathouse with a distant shoreline visible in the right background. Signed "C.H. Richert" lower right. Sticker label with written title and printed "Charles H. Richert/Linden Street/Arlington Heights/ Mass." and two Young Fine Arts 1991 exhibition labels affixed, en verso. Housed in a white-washed wooden frame. Sight: 11 1/2" H x 15 1/2" W. Framed: 16 1/2" H x 20 1/2" W. 2nd item: Claude Buckle (United Kingdom, 1905-c.1973) watercolor and gouache on paper painting titled "The Old Fisherman" depicting a middle-aged man inspecting portions of the net slung over his shoulder while seated upon a wooden boat with an oar at his side. Signed "Claude Buckle" lower right quadrant. Two labels with artist information and title affixed, en verso of frame. Housed and matted under glass in a giltwood frame. Sight: 13 3/8" H x 10 1/4" W. Framed: 23 1/4" H x 19 3/4" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, Tennessee.

CONDITION: 1st item: Minute area of exfoliation lower left edge. 2nd item: Overall very good condition. Not examined outside of frames. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
1043 Lot 1043: Ronni Pastorini O/C Painting, Harbor Scene Ronni Pastorini O/C Painting, Harbor Scene Lot 1043: Ronni Pastorini O/C Painting, Harbor Scene

Ronni Pastorini (American, 1915-2011) oil on canvas painting depicting a harbor scene depicting men on a boat, visible through an opening in a white architectural facade along a street. The work is rendered with a delicate impasto featuring bright white and vibrant blue pigments. Signed "Ronnie Pastorini" lower right. Housed in a contemporary gilt-painted frame. Sight: 30" H x 40" w. Framed: 30 3/4" H x 40 3/4" W.

CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
1044 Lot 1044: 2 Maritime Artworks, incl. Reynolds Beal Etching & Small Harbor Scene 2 Maritime Artworks, incl. Reynolds Beal Etching & Small Harbor Scene Lot 1044: 2 Maritime Artworks, incl. Reynolds Beal Etching & Small Harbor Scene

Two (2) maritime scenes. 1st Item: Reynolds Beal (Massachusetts, 1866/67-1951) etching on paper of a fishing boat at sea with figures. Signed "Reynolds Beal 1930" in pencil below plate mark on lower left. Housed in a painted frame with an off-white mat. Plate: 7 1/4" H x 11 3/4. Framed: 12 3/4" H x 17 1/4" W. 2nd item: Small oil on canvas painting of a large ship and various smaller boats floating near a harbor under a hazy pink sky. Signed Illegibly lower left "…'31". Sight: 7 3/4" H x 11 1/2". Framed: 11 3/4" H x 15 3/4" W. Early 20th Century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Raymond White, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with wear to frame. 2nd item: Wear to canvas at corners causing a few minor holes and paint loss. Overall grime and light craquelure. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
1046 Lot 1046: Pennsylvania School, 20th C. Autumn Landscape Pennsylvania School, 20th C. Autumn Landscape Lot 1046: Pennsylvania School, 20th C. Autumn Landscape

Pennsylvania School painting, gouache on paper, rendered in a pointillist technique, depicting a white farmhouse reflected in an adjacent body of water. A figure walks from the house to a nearby 1950s style automobile, and the scene is framed by trees in brilliant yellow fall foliage, with a low purple mountain range in the background. Inscribed lower right "L to R" and dated "5_". Housed in a molded giltwood frame with linen mat. Sight: 11" H x 10 1/2" W. Frame: 15" H x 15 5/8" W.

CONDITION: Not examined out of frame, but paper appears to be adhered to a backing board. Otherwise excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
1047 Lot 1047: James A. M. Whistler Etching: Annie, Seated James A. M. Whistler Etching: Annie, Seated Lot 1047: James A. M. Whistler Etching: Annie, Seated

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (born MA, active England/France, 1834-1903) etching and drypoint entitled "Annie, Seated," state three of three (Glasgow). Print depicts a young girl identified by inscription in the plate, lower center, as "Annie," seated with head turned downwards in a pensive manner and hands folded in lap. With Whistler's atmospheric plate tone throughout. Signed "Whistler" in plate, lower left. Housed in a scrolled gilt wood frame with cream mat and dark brown bevel. 1858-1859. Refs: Glasgow, 32 iii/iii; Kennedy, 30 ii/ii. Provenance: Vincent Price Collection, Sears, Roebuck & Co., with sticker and informational label on reverse. Plate: 5" H x 3 3/4" W. Sight: 5 1/2" H x 4 1/4" W. Frame: 20 1/4" H x 15 1/8" W. Note: Sitter Annie Harriet Haden (1848-1937) was the model for three Whistler etchings and two paintings.

CONDITION: Substantial foxing throughout, primarily in left and upper margins. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
1048 Lot 1048: 2 Etchings Incl Renoir, Berthe Morisot & Goya, Los Caprichos 2 Etchings Incl Renoir, Berthe Morisot & Goya, Los Caprichos Lot 1048: 2 Etchings Incl Renoir, Berthe Morisot & Goya, Los Caprichos

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919) etching and drypoint profile portrait of the artist and fellow Impressionist Berthe Morisot, on cream laid paper. Signed "Renoir" in plate, lower left. Housed in a giltwood frame. Ref. Delteil 4/Stella 4. Plate: 4 1/4 " H x 4" W. Frame: 16" H x 13" W. Note: Renoir is among the most highly regarded artists of the 19th century and an important member of the French avant-garde during this period. Morisot was the first female artist to exhibit with the Impressionists and a friend of Renoir's (and sister-in-law of Edouard Manet). Image is related to Renoir's 1894 painting "Berthe Morisot and Her Daughter Julie Manet," now in a private collection. Original print is c. 1892. Label en verso from London Grafica Arts identifies this impression as a restrike, likely posthumous. Stella notes "some reprints in limited editions." 2nd item: Francisco Goya (Spain, 1746-1828) etching and aquatint, plate 26 from his Los Caprichos (The Caprices) series titled "Ya tienen asiento" (They've Already Got a Seat). Image depicts four figures, two of whom wear chairs on their heads. Identified in supplementary materials as from the posthumous 5th edition (printed 1881-1886) of Los Caprichos published by the Calcografia National of the Real Academia, Madrid, in an edition of 210. Affixed to reverse of frame are one Vincent Price Collection logo sticker; one Vincent Price Collection sticker with GE number (GE 34048), title, and date; one Vincent Price Collection authentication sticker with edition and art historical information; one sticker reading: "Goya, 1746-1828;" and one sticker with handwritten text reading: "GE 34048." Housed under glass in a beaded giltwood frame with cream mat and gold reveal. Etched 1793-1797, printed 1881-1886. Ref.: Harris 61; Delteil 63. Plate: 4 1/2" H x 5 13/16" W. Sight: 8 3/4" H x 6" W. Frame: 20 1/8" H x 15 1/16" W. Note: From the Vincent Price Collection, Sears, Roebuck & Co.

CONDITION: 1st item: Condition is good. A strong impression with excellent detail and rich plate tone with wide margins. Some unobtrusive buckling. 2nd item: Overall very good condition with foxing throughout image and margins. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
1050 Lot 1050: Italian School O/C Painting w/ Commedia Dell'arte Actors Italian School O/C Painting w/ Commedia Dell'arte Actors Lot 1050: Italian School O/C Painting w/ Commedia Dell'arte Actors

Italian School oil on canvas painting depicting two Commedia dell'arte actors posed on a road with trees and a seascape with a ship in the background under a cloudy blue sky. Unsigned. Housed in a carved giltwood frame with a velvet liner. Sight: 18 1/4" H x 13 1/4" W. Framed: 24 1/2" H x 19 1/4" W. Late 18th/early 19th Century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Painting has been lined. Large old repair to lower center with associated retouching measuring 5" H x 5" W. Additional scattered areas of repair with retouching. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
1051 Lot 1051: 2 Continental Landscape Paintings: O/B Signed Dulac & Venetian Canal 2 Continental Landscape Paintings: O/B Signed Dulac & Venetian Canal Lot 1051: 2 Continental Landscape Paintings: O/B Signed Dulac & Venetian Canal

1st item: Continental, possibly Italian School, oil on board genre painting depicting a provincial man and woman attempting to retrieve a cat, gripping a shoe or fish in its mouth, from a rocky ledge above the river. Behind the couple is a shepherdess with her flock before a stable, with a village, bridge, and mountains in the background. Signed DULAC lower right. Housed in a Rococo-style pierced giltwood frame with swept edges. Sight: 13 5/8" H x 18 5/8" W. Framed: 26 5/8" H x 31 5/8" W. 19th century. 2nd item: Watercolor painting depicting a gondola and other boats traversing a Venetian canal, with the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore in the background, all under a hazy sky. Housed and matted under glass in a giltwood molded frame with olive mat and gilt fillet. Sight: 7 1/4" H x 18 1/8" W. Framed: 14 7/8" H x 25 3/8" W. Both items late 19th century.

CONDITION: 1st item: Slight surface grime. Minor scattered abrasion to paint layer, primarily to sky, largest area measuring 1/2" x 1/8". 2nd item: Minute scattered areas of foxing to paper. Minute inclusions beneath glass. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
1052 Lot 1052: Attr. Jean Francois Legillon O/B Pastoral Painting Attr. Jean Francois Legillon O/B Pastoral Painting Lot 1052: Attr. Jean Francois Legillon O/B Pastoral Painting

Attributed to Jean Francois LeGillon (France/Belgium, 1739-1797) oil on board pastoral painting depicting a shepherdess seated on a knoll overlooking her livestock, including a goat, sheep, and two cows, at a shallow watering hole with additional cattle in a distant field below a densely clouded sky in the background. Inscription or possible signature "Jean F. Le Gillon", en verso. Housed in a period Rococo giltwood frame with acanthus and foliate flourish corners having a placard with artist, dates, and possible title "Resting the Livestock" affixed to lower sight edge. Sight: 14" H x 17" W. Framed: 20 3/4" H x 24" W.

CONDITION: Craquelure throughout. Warping to board. Frame with minute scattered losses to gesso, largest measuring 1/4" x 1/4". [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
1053 Lot 1053: Daniel Sherrin O/C Painting, Mountain and River Landscape Daniel Sherrin O/C Painting, Mountain and River Landscape Lot 1053: Daniel Sherrin O/C Painting, Mountain and River Landscape

Daniel Sherrin (British, 1868-1942) oil on canvas painting of a Scottish Highlands mountain and river landscape. Cows wade into the river and the glow of a setting or rising sun illuminates the distant, rocky peak–along with the tops of the trees in the middle ground–while fog lingers at the mountain's base. Signed "L. Richards," a well-known pseudonym of the artist, lower right. Housed in an ornate gilt frame. Old labels en verso for Arthur Stuart, St. Albans, and the Stately Galleries. Sight: 15 1/8" H x 23 1/8" W. Framed: 20 3/4" H x 28 3/4" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Illinois Collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. Faint stress lines from the stretcher run around the perimeter of the painting one inch inside the frame window. A 3" x 2" area of overpainting surrounding a repaired tear is in lower left quadrant, just above and to the right of the white reflection on the river, with large area of adhesive surrounding repair on reverse. Some gilt loss on frame ornamentation. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
1055 Lot 1055: 4 Josef Wopfner Drawings, incl. Ink & Wash Cupid Scene, 2 on Blue Paper, & Praying Figures 4 Josef Wopfner Drawings, incl. Ink & Wash Cupid Scene, 2 on Blue Paper, & Praying Figures Lot 1055: 4 Josef Wopfner Drawings, incl. Ink & Wash Cupid Scene, 2 on Blue Paper, & Praying Figures

Four (4) Joseph Wopfner (Austria, 1843-1927) drawings with figures including three (3) pencil and one (1) ink with wash. 1st item: Ink and wash watercolor drawing on paper of a putto or Cupid seen from behind in dense woods. The texture of the trees is described with dappling while the figure–rendered in delicate linework–carves "L. E. / 25" into the trunk of a large tree. Signed lower left. Housed in a molded gilt frame with maroon mat. Sight: 6" H x 4" W. Framed: 13" H x 10 3/4" W. 2nd item: Gestural pencil drawing on blue paper titled "Maher um Chiemsee" (Mowing around the Chiemsee) and depicting six women mowing or cutting grass in a hilly landscape near the Bavarian Sea or Chiemsee. Initialed in lower left and titled in lower right. Housed in a molded gilt frame with maroon mat. Sight: 4" H x 5 1/2" W. Framed. 3rd item: Gestural pencil drawing on blue paper depicting three farm workers tending to a field before a lake. Initialed in lower left. Housed in a molded gilt frame with maroon mat. Sight: 3 3/4" H x 3 3/4" W. Framed: 10 1/2" H x 10 1/2" W. 4th item: Pencil sketch on buff paper of two kneeling, praying figures before a blank background. Unsigned, with artist's estate stamp on backing. Housed in a molded gilt frame with maroon mat. Sight: 6 3/4" H x 6 1/8" W. Framed: 13 5/16" H x 12 15/16" W.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Ilse Rieden, Gate City, Virginia. Descended in the family from her grandfather, the artist Josef Wopfner, who gifted this work to a relative.

CONDITION: 1st item: Good condition with excellent contrasts. Some mat burn around sight border. 2nd item: Excellent condition. What appears to be an area of beige paint, lower right, is original. 3rd item: Excellent condition. 4th item: Good condition with mat burn around sight border and some foxing or soiling mainly at right, not interfering with image. Not examined outside of frames [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
1056 Lot 1056: 2 Josef Wopfner Pencil Drawing Marine Sketches of Boats and Fishermen 2 Josef Wopfner Pencil Drawing Marine Sketches of Boats and Fishermen Lot 1056: 2 Josef Wopfner Pencil Drawing Marine Sketches of Boats and Fishermen

Two (2) Joseph Wopfner (Austria, 1843-1927) signed pencil drawings of maritime subjects. 1st item: Drawing depicting three men in a rowboat on lake. The men at bow and stern row while the central figure possibly attends to a fishing net. Set on the Bavarian Sea or Chiemsee, before a distant mountain range. Signed in pen, lower right. Housed in a molded gilt frame with black spatter and light purple mat with dark purple reveal and gold French line. Sight: 3 7/8" H x 5 7/8" W. Framed: 10 7/8" H x 12 7/8" W. 2nd item: Drawing depicting six men in a boat unloading a catch on the shore or preparing to depart. A woman stands to their left before an outgrowth of vegetation and a second boat is visible in the distance. Signed in pen, lower right. Sight: 6" W x 3 3/4" H. Frame: 13 1/4" W x 11" H.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Ilse Rieden, Gate City, Virginia. Descended in the family from her grandfather, the artist Josef Wopfner, who gifted this work to a relative.

CONDITION: Condition is excellent, with minimal toning to paper. 2nd drawing has faint fading to signature. 1st drawing's frame has scratches with gilt loss to right and upper sides, not visible frontally. [See more photos →]

$300.00$400.00
1057 Lot 1057: Dutch or Bavarian School O/C Genre Painting, Signed Dorner, 19th Century Dutch or Bavarian School O/C Genre Painting, Signed Dorner, 19th Century Lot 1057: Dutch or Bavarian School O/C Genre Painting, Signed Dorner, 19th Century

Dutch or Bavarian School oil on canvas genre scene painting depicting a family gathered outside their home with a man playing a horn for a child, a woman holding an infant, and a dog sleeping below. The scene is surrounded by floral foliage and a mountain landscape in the background. Signed "Dorner" lower right, possibly Johann Conrad Dorner (Austria, 1809-1866) or after Johann Jakob Dorner the Elder (Germany, 1741-1813). Housed in a carved and painted wood frame with a linen mat and gilt filet. Sight: 23 1/4" H x 19" W. Framed: 30 3/4" H x 26 1/2" W. Early-mid 19th Century.

CONDITION: Canvas with six patched holes, visible en verso. These areas have been overpainted. Two areas of inpainting, largest 2 1/2" L in upper left sky area. One area of loss in lower center. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
1058 Lot 1058: Lucien Delarue O/C Parisian Street Scene Painting, Rue de L'Abreuvoir Lucien Delarue O/C Parisian Street Scene Painting, Rue de L'Abreuvoir Lot 1058: Lucien Delarue O/C Parisian Street Scene Painting, Rue de L'Abreuvoir

Lucien Delarue (France, 1925-2011) oil on canvas painting titled "Rue de l'Abreuvoir, Monmarte" depicting a street scene in the Monmarte neighborhood of Paris featuring figures and colored architecture under a hazy grey sky. Signed "Delarue" lower right. Title with additional artist's signature and W.T. Burger Co. label stamped en verso of canvas. Label and artist biography affixed en verso of frame. Housed in a Rococo-style painted frame with gilt and shell decoration, an off-white linen mat, and gilt filet. 17 3/4" H x 21" W. 25 1/4" H x 29" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
1059 Lot 1059: Louis Dali O/C Paris Scene, Pont St. Michel Notre Dame Louis Dali O/C Paris Scene, Pont St. Michel Notre Dame Lot 1059: Louis Dali O/C Paris Scene, Pont St. Michel Notre Dame

Louis Dali (France, 1905-2001) oil on canvas painting titled "Pont St. Michel Notre Dame" depicting a Parisian street scene with figures and a bridge spanning across the Seine with Notre Dame Cathedral visible in the background. Signed 'Louis Dali" lower left. Titled and additionally signed en verso. Housed in a contemporary metallic frame with scrolling decoration and a linen liner. Sight: 19 1/4" H x 23 1/2" W. Framed: 24 3/4" H x 29" W.

PROVENANCE: A Nashville, Tennessee Estate.

CONDITION: Some abrasion to lower edge. Otherwise excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
1060 Lot 1060: Luigi Pagan O/B Abstract Canal Scene Luigi Pagan O/B Abstract Canal Scene Lot 1060: Luigi Pagan O/B Abstract Canal Scene

Luigi Pagan (Italy, 1907-1980) oil on board Expressionist European canal scene, depicting a boat floating on a canal surrounded by village architecture, rendered with bright colors in a delicate impasto. Signed "L Pagan" upper right corner. Additionally inscribed "Prof L. Pagan" en verso of panel. Housed and double matted in a custom Rococo style giltwood frame. Sight: 11" H x 15 1/2" W. Framed: 17" H x 21" W.

PROVENANCE: A Nashville, Tennessee Estate.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
1061 Lot 1061: Continental School 19th c. Oil on Canvas Tavern Scene Continental School 19th c. Oil on Canvas Tavern Scene Lot 1061: Continental School 19th c. Oil on Canvas Tavern Scene

Continental school, 19th century, oil on canvas tavern scene in the manner of the seventeenth-century Dutch or Flemish school, especially Adriaen Brouwer and David Teniers the Younger. The painting depicts the darkened interior of a tavern with a central group of card players flanked at right by a couple holding hands and at left by a faintly visible figure exiting through a doorway. The central figure wears a red cap while the man seated across from him is outfitted in a tailcoat and cravat. Inscription on reverse reads "x Coulter A.(?) I." Unsigned. Housed in an ornate antique gilt frame. Sight: 19 1/2" H x 23 1/2" W. Frame: 31" H x 34" W.

CONDITION: Overall good condition, with 1/4" x 1/4" area of surface stabilized and slight retouching to paint, Some gilt loss and cracking of frame, including a loose, repaired piece of ornament in the upper left. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
1062 Lot 1062: Manner of Joseph Karl Stieler, Portrait of a Bavarian Lady Manner of Joseph Karl Stieler, Portrait of a Bavarian Lady Lot 1062: Manner of Joseph Karl Stieler, Portrait of a Bavarian Lady

Continental School, manner of Joseph Karl Stieler (Germany, 1781-1858), oil portrait depicting a woman with dark brown upswept hair and wearing a black off-the-shoulder dress with white lace trim and dark red wrap, her left arm positioned on a support, before a landscape background. Unsigned. Traces of an old paper label, en verso. Housed in an ornately carved rococo giltwood frame. Sight: 11 3/4" H x 9 /4" W. Framed: 17" H x 15" W. Mid 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Painting is executed on a board that is laid down to a canvas auxiliary support. Light craquelure throughout. Examination under UV light reveals minor areas of inpainting around subject's hair. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
1063 Lot 1063: Mario Grixoni O/C Portrait of Colonel Edward House & Time Magazine Photo Print Mario Grixoni O/C Portrait of Colonel Edward House & Time Magazine Photo Print Lot 1063: Mario Grixoni O/C Portrait of Colonel Edward House & Time Magazine Photo Print

Mario Grixoni (Italy/England, 1879-1946) oil on canvas portrait painting of Colonel Edward House, advisor to President Woodrow Wilson, and modern photographic print of 1923 Time Magazine cover featuring House.1st item: Portrait in which House is depicted mustached wearing a black jacket and cravat with pearl tie pin, crisp white collar, and pinky ring holding a lit cigarette in his left hand and standing before a window with a vague landscape partially obscured by a red curtain. Signed and dated "M. Grixoni 1917" in red lower right corner. Inscribed "Colonel House by the Count Grixoni", en verso. Housed in a giltwood frame with reeded and lamb's tongue molding having placard reading "Colonel Edward M. House/Advisor to Pres. Woodrow Wilson/by Count Mario Grixoni/exh. 1914-1940, London" affixed to lower sight edge. Sight: 37 3/8" H x 27 3/8" W. Framed: 43 1/2" H x 33 1/2" W. 2nd item: Modern photographic print of June 25, 1923 Time Magazine cover featuring a drawing of House. Housed behind glass in a black and gilt wood frame. Sheet: 10" H x 8" W. Frame: 13" H x 11" W.

CONDITION: 1st item: Two minute areas of indention to the canvas at upper right corner. Minute scattered areas of inpainting to upper left edge and above subject's left shoulder. Stretcher indention evident at upper edge. Minute errant surface material lower left corner. 2nd item: Photographic print is in excellent condition. Black section of frame is unevenly painted, photo is loose in frame, and some hardware on backing is missing. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
1064 Lot 1064: Pierre Hoeks Oil on Canvas Landscape w/ Deer Pierre Hoeks Oil on Canvas Landscape w/ Deer Lot 1064: Pierre Hoeks Oil on Canvas Landscape w/ Deer

Pierre Hoeks (Netherlands, 1906-1990) oil on canvas landscape painting depicting and open field with three deer with a few trees to the right foreground and bordered by trees in the background. Signed lower right P. Hoeks. Additionally signed, titled, and dated en verso "Brinkhurnse field from Hoogzit, 1976, Artist Hoeks". Housed in a gilt-carved frame with ebonized edge. Sight: 18 3/4" H x 30 3/4" W. Framed: 25 1/4" H x 36 3/4" W.

CONDITION: Painting in overall very good condition. Frame with scattered abrasions, primarily to the edges. [See more photos →]

$300.00$400.00
1066 Lot 1066: Russian Impressionist O/C Still Life with Fish, signed in Cyrillic Russian Impressionist O/C Still Life with Fish, signed in Cyrillic Lot 1066: Russian Impressionist O/C Still Life with Fish, signed in Cyrillic

Russian School, 20th century, oil on canvas impressionist still life painting depicting fish, wine, fruit, and a basket on a table. Signed in Cyrillic lower right. Housed in a contemporary giltwood frame with S-scroll decoration and a linen liner. Sight: 13 1/2" H x 19 1/2" W. Framed: 20 1/2" H x 25" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Very good condition with no visible retouching. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
1067 Lot 1067: Nature Morte or Still Life Painting with Game and Wine, O/B Nature Morte or Still Life Painting with Game and Wine, O/B Lot 1067: Nature Morte or Still Life Painting with Game and Wine, O/B

An oil on board larder painting in the manner of game piece paintings by Benjamin Blake (English, c. 1790 – c.1830) depicting a wooden tabletop with dead birds, including a prominent pheasant, two other birds, a basket containing straw and a letter, two earthenware jars, and a glass bottle. A string of onions hangs before a darkened corridor at right. Unsigned. Old auction labels affixed en verso, along with Illegible pencil inscriptions to upper and lower back of frame, the latter of which begins with the word "Green." Housed in an ornate giltwood frame with husk, fleur di lis and bead course moldings. Sight: 8 1/2" W x 6 1/2" H. Frame: 15 1/4" W x 13 1/4" H. European, early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Gerry Sadow, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Good overall condition with 6 1/2" scratch line running diagonally from hanging jar to tabletop. Faint craquelure throughout. Some gilt has rubbed off onto the edge of the board to left of the glass bottle. Frame has some small areas of loss and evidence of previous repair. A fragment of the frame in bubble wrap, en verso. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
1069 Lot 1069: Pr. Early Reverse Glass Paintings, Lady and Gentleman Pr. Early Reverse Glass Paintings, Lady and Gentleman Lot 1069: Pr. Early Reverse Glass Paintings, Lady and Gentleman

Two (2) eglomise portraits, likely Chinese Export, circa 1810, depicting figures attired in fashionable 19th-century dress. Painted on glass and housed in wooden frames with dark stain and silver fillet. 1st item: Half-length portrait of a woman in a white jacket with fur-lined collar and blue bonnet adorned with blue feathers, before a brown background. Sight: 11 1/8" H x 9" W. Framed: 15 1/4" H x 13 3/16" W. 2nd item: Bust-length portrait of a man wearing a blue tail coat, white shirt with green polka dots, white bow tie and ruffle, and black top hat with silver buckle against a gray background. Sight: 11" H x 8 7/9" W. Framed: 15 1/4" H x 13 13/16" W. 19th Century. Note: The majority of reverse glass paintings dating from the 18th and 19th centuries were produced in China for export to Europe or the United States.

PROVENANCE: Private Illinois Collection.

CONDITION: 1st item: Areas of loss to paint, especially in hat and jacket. 2nd item: Areas of loss to paint, especially to the figure's chin, and deterioration of paint to the man's left. Minute scuffs to wood and residue on silver fillet of both frames. Not examined outside of frames. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
1070 Lot 1070: Reverse Painted Glass Portrait of Napoleon, 19th c. Reverse Painted Glass Portrait of Napoleon, 19th c. Lot 1070: Reverse Painted Glass Portrait of Napoleon, 19th c.

Eglomise full-length portrait of Young Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) in military garb for the German market. Napoleon carries in one hand his sword and Imperial crest and in the other an ornate hat with plumage. The figure is identified in German text below the image as "Junge Naplion [sic]." Housed in a modern wooden frame painted black. Sight: 12 3/4" H x 9 3/8" W. Framed: 15 5/16" H x 11 15/16" W. Likely Chinese, early 19th Century. Note: The majority of reverse glass paintings dating from the 18th and 19th centuries were produced in China for export to Europe or the United States and often depicted popular subjects such as political leaders.

PROVENANCE: Private Illinois Collection.

CONDITION: Condition is very good, with vibrant colors and detail throughout. Some areas of paint loss include small specks in the sky and clouds in the upper register and significant loss of pigment on pants. Some small scratches are visible in the white are beneath the image. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

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1143 Lot 1143: American School, c. 1930 Oil on Canvas Landscape Painting American School, c. 1930 Oil on Canvas Landscape Painting Lot 1143: American School, c. 1930 Oil on Canvas Landscape Painting

American oil on canvas landscape painting depicting trees in a forest with brightly colored foliage near a river, with faint mountains in the upper left background. Pencil signed and dated en verso on the stretcher "Helen? Stevenson, 1930". Unframed. Sight: 21 1/4" H x 17 1/8" W. Note: Attribution label en verso from Du Mouchelle's Auction House, Detroit, MI, where this work was previously sold in December 1990 and was attributed to Eustace Zieglar.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with some abrasion to the perimeter from previous frame. Two inpainted areas of repair in lower right quadrant. Area of paint loss near lower-left corner, approximately 2" long. Unframed. [See more photos →]

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1144 Lot 1144: Hudson River School O/C Autumn Landscape Painting Hudson River School O/C Autumn Landscape Painting Lot 1144: Hudson River School O/C Autumn Landscape Painting

American Hudson River School oil on canvas landscape painting depicting two figures conversing at a wooden rail overlooking a large lake. The sun illuminates a group of trees to their left and cliffs in the near distance. Housed in a later giltwood with fluted, foliate, and lunette moldings. Sight: 18 3/4" H x 23" W. Framed: 27 1/2" H x 31 3/4" W. 19th century.

CONDITION: Canvas has been laid down on board. Minor surface grime throughout. Minor scattered losses, largest area measuring 1/4" x 3/4". [See more photos →]

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1146 Lot 1146: 2 Paintings: WF Vallence Seascape & Indian School Delhi Mosque 2 Paintings: WF Vallence Seascape & Indian School Delhi Mosque Lot 1146: 2 Paintings: WF Vallence Seascape & Indian School Delhi Mosque

1st item: William Fleming Vallance (United Kingdom, 1827-1904) watercolor and gouache on paper coastal landscape painting titled "The Mouth of The Tay" depicting a shoreline with figures and a fishing boat, ships floating in the distance, and a lighthouse sitting atop a rocky cliffside under a cloudy sky. Signed "W.F. Vallance" lower right. Titled on frame with artist name, lower center. Housed in a custom giltwood frame under glass. Sight: 9 1/2" H x 14" W. Framed: 16" H x 20 1/2" W. 2nd item: Miniature Indian School painting titled "Friday Mosque at Delhi" depicting a view of the Jama Masjid mosque in Delhi, constructed in the mid 17th century. Titled, en verso of backing. Housed in a custom giltwood frame with a gilt vignette under glass. 4 1/4" H x 5 1/2" W. Framed: 10 3/4" H x 12" W. Late 19th to early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Gerry Sadow, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Both items in overall very good condition. Not examined outside of frames. [See more photos →]

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1147 Lot 1147: After Ferdinando de Luca Bronze Sculpture, Farm Girl w/ Goat After Ferdinando de Luca Bronze Sculpture, Farm Girl w/ Goat Lot 1147: After Ferdinando de Luca Bronze Sculpture, Farm Girl w/ Goat

After Ferdinando De Luca (Italy, 1785-1869) gilt and verdigris bronze sculpture depicting a barefooted farm girl carrying a sheaf of wheat, with a goat beside her reaching up to nibble it, upon a naturalistic base. Mounted on a black marble square base with canted corners. Signed "F. de Luca" and numbered 250/19 to rear bottom edge of figure's skirt. 23 3/8" H x 9 7/8" W x 8 5/8" D. 20th century.

CONDITION: Minute scattered areas of oxidation. [See more photos →]

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1148 Lot 1148: After Luigi Chialiva, O/C Pastoral Painting, Goatherd After Luigi Chialiva, O/C Pastoral Painting, Goatherd Lot 1148: After Luigi Chialiva, O/C Pastoral Painting, Goatherd

After Luigi Chialiva (Switzerland/France, 1842-1914) oil on canvas pastoral painting depicting a young goatherd seated at the edge of a body of water, playing a flute while two brown, long-haired goats graze and rest nearby. Signed “Chialiva” lower right corner. Housed in a giltwood frame. Sight: 12″ H x 14 5/8″ W. Framed: 17 1/2″ H x 20 1/8″ W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Minor surface grime. Impressions of stretcher visible to left and right edges. Painting has shifted slightly in frame. Frame with scattered losses to gilt, largest measuring 1/4″ x 1″. [See more photos →]

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1149 Lot 1149: Martin C Hider O/C Coastal Landscape Painting Martin C Hider O/C Coastal Landscape Painting Lot 1149: Martin C Hider O/C Coastal Landscape Painting

Martin C. Hider (United Kingdom b. 1835) oil on canvas landscape painting depicting boats floating along a rocky coastline with a warm evening sun setting in the background. Signed "M.C. Hider" lower left. Errant attribution to Frank Hider on nameplate. Label for a London, England company stamped en verso of canvas. Housed in a giltwood frame with bead course and acanthus leaf decoration. Sight: 11 1/4" h x 19 1/4" W. Framed: 19" H x 27" W.

CONDITION: Very light craquelure to center of work. Small area of inpainting in upper left corner, approximately 1/8" dia. Light wear to frame. [See more photos →]

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1150 Lot 1150: Neoclassical Relief Plaque by Jean-Baptiste Germain & Painted Print after Guido Reni Neoclassical Relief Plaque by Jean-Baptiste Germain & Painted Print after Guido Reni Lot 1150: Neoclassical Relief Plaque by Jean-Baptiste Germain & Painted Print after Guido Reni

1st item: Copper-plated oval high relief plaque with figure of Roman sea goddess Salacia by Jean-Baptiste Germain (French, 1841-1910). Salacia kneels before a ship, fishing net, and growth of cat tails. She holds in her right hand three fish including a flounder and in her left a standard with the image of a dolphin. She wears loose drapery, a seashell necklace, and additional cat tails in her hair. Inscribed with artist's name, "J. B. Germain 1868," and publisher, "[Leopold Ou]dry Pre Editeur," lower left, "84" at the lower edge, center (this may be the edition number). Mounted on a plush black textile mount with metal corners painted to match copper plaque. Plaque: 16" H x 12" W. Mount: 24" H x 19" W. Publisher note: Leopold Oudry was a publisher of electroplated cast items including vases and sculpture, such as this relief plaque. Electroplating is a process by which cast items–typically iron or bronze–are coated with copper or another metal. Working under Baron Georges-Eugene Haussmann, the engineer Jean-Charles Alphand, Director of the Corps of Bridges and Roads, commissioned Oudry to plate all cast monuments and objects in the city of Paris. Oudry also participated in the Universal Exhibitions in Paris in 1855 and London in 1862, winning a 2nd class medal at the former. In 1861 Oudry copper plated Jacques Ignace Hittorff's famous Fontaines de la Concorde, which had previously required repainting each year. Source: Metman, Bernard, "La petite sculpture au XIXe siecle. Les editeurs," in "Documents sur la sculpture. Repertoire des fondeurs du XIXe siecle," Archives de l'art francais vol. 30 (Nogent-le-Roi, Libr. des Arts et Metiers, 1989) 175-218. 2nd item: After Guido Reni (Italy, 1575-1642) gouache painted reproduction of an engraving of the baroque fresco titled "Aurora" depicting the goddess of Dawn, attired in a golden garment and holding garlands, leading Apollo in his horse-drawn chariot surrounded by a chain of female hours over a coastal landscape. Unsigned. Housed in a contemporary giltwood frame under glass. Sight: 6" H x 13 3/4" W. Framed: 12 3/4" H x 20 1/2" W. Note: The original version of this work is a ceiling fresco located in the Casino dell'Aurora in Rome, Italy, commissioned by Cardinal Scipione Borghese in 1614.

PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: 1st item: Condition is good overall with tarnishing throughout and 1/16" area of oxidation on figure's chest. 1 1/2" crack extends from figure's head. Some denting of edges. Areas of loss to paint on the corners. Some discoloration of fabric mount may be removed by cleaning. 2nd item: Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

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1151 Lot 1151: 19th C. French O/C Portrait of Sophie Herpin de Fremont 19th C. French O/C Portrait of Sophie Herpin de Fremont Lot 1151: 19th C. French O/C Portrait of Sophie Herpin de Fremont

French school oil on canvas seated portrait painting depicting Sophia Herpin de Fremont (1787-1864) attired in a black dress and white shawl, holding a book. Inscribed en verso and translated from French "Sophie Angelique Gabrielle Herpin de Fremont, married in 1801 to F. Olivier (son of Louis Herpin de Fremont…advisor to of the king, private master of the waters of the Contentin)…". Possibly signed by the artist en verso lower right "J. M. Louis". French stencil mark en verso lower center stretcher. Housed in a giltwood frame with a red painted liner. Sight: 15 7/8" H x 12 3/4" W. Framed: 19 1/4" H x 16 1/4" W. Early 19th Century.

PROVENANCE: The Collection of Dr. Joe Newsom Rawlings, Davisboro, Georgia.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with craquelure, inpainting to her dress and face, and overpainted areas of repair in the right-center, and upper right-hand corner, largest area 1 1/2" x 2 1/2". Frame with some cracking, repairs, and loss, largest area 4 1/4". [See more photos →]

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1152 Lot 1152: Rodolfo Agresti O/C Italian Genre Painting w/ Old Man Rodolfo Agresti O/C Italian Genre Painting w/ Old Man Lot 1152: Rodolfo Agresti O/C Italian Genre Painting w/ Old Man

Rodolfo Agresti (Italian, late 19th/early 20th century) oil on canvas genre scene or tronie depicting a laughing, elderly man wearing a dark blue jacket and bright red necktie who grasps a wine cooler and looks directly at the viewer while seated in a chair with his back to a wall – perhaps in a tavern. Signed in red paint, upper right. Housed in an antique gilded Rococo style carved frame. Sight: 15 3/4" H x 12" W. Frame: 25" H x 21" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Painting is in overall very good condition, with a 1/8" x 1/8" area of white paint spatter on the man's vest. Some minor wear to frame including shrinkage cracking and scuffing to gilt. [See more photos →]

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1153 Lot 1153: English School O/C Painting After The Village Smithy, Circa 1860 English School O/C Painting After The Village Smithy, Circa 1860 Lot 1153: English School O/C Painting After The Village Smithy, Circa 1860

English school oil on canvas genre scene painting after an original work titled "The Village Smithy," exhibited in the Crystal Palace Picture Gallery in 1860, depicting a messenger boy with his horse delivering a letter to a woman holding a child outside of a blacksmith shop, with a male figure metalworking inside producing horseshoes. The scene features details, including tactile architectural components, birds, and spring foliage. Signed "Heywood Hardy" spuriously, lower right. Unframed. 24" H x 20" W. Note: A wood-engraved print copy of the original painting was made in the mid-19th century and was illustrated in the London News in September 1860. This painting is believed to be copied from the wood engraving. English, circa mid-late 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Painting has been lined. Slight craquelure and light scattered retouching to background throughout. [See more photos →]

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1154 Lot 1154: Continental School O/C Maritime Painting, Boats Under an Evening Sky Continental School O/C Maritime Painting, Boats Under an Evening Sky Lot 1154: Continental School O/C Maritime Painting, Boats Under an Evening Sky

Continental school oil on canvas maritime painting depicting sailboats floating in the ocean under a blue sky with purple clouds reflecting across the surface of the water. Signed illegibly, "L. K–g" lower left. Housed in a contemporary ebonized wood frame with a gilt filet. Sight: 19 1/2" H x 27" W. Framed: 25 1/4" H x 33" W. Mid to late 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Light craquelure. Otherwise in very good condition with no visible retouching. Frame with light wear. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
1155 Lot 1155: Dutch School O/C Pastoral Landscape Painting, Signed Hofland Dutch School O/C Pastoral Landscape Painting, Signed Hofland Lot 1155: Dutch School O/C Pastoral Landscape Painting, Signed Hofland

Dutch school oil on canvas pastoral landscape painting depicting a figure walking along a path toward a windmill and barn situated alongside a riverbank with a sailboat moored at shore and village architecture in the background under a cloudy blue sky. Signed "… Hofland" lower right. Housed in a carved giltwood frame with scrolling foliate decoration. Sight: 15" H x 23" W. Framed: 25" H x 33" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Some craquelure throughout, no visible retouching. Minute errant mark to left of sailboat. [See more photos →]

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1156 Lot 1156: 3 French Midcentury Color Lithographs: Gantner & Huchet 3 French Midcentury Color Lithographs: Gantner & Huchet Lot 1156: 3 French Midcentury Color Lithographs: Gantner & Huchet

Three (3) French mid-century color lithographs.1st item: Bernard Gantner (French, 1928-2018) lithograph depicting a wintry forest landscape by a river. Signed lower right and number 102/375. With Society de Verification de la Nouvelle Gravure Internationale New York and Paris sticker on backing. Matted and framed in a carved wooden frame under plexiglass. Sight: 19" W x 13 1/2" H. Frame: 26" W x 20" H. 2nd item: Urbain Huchet (French, 1930-2014) color lithograph depicting an early-20th century Parisian street. The busy scene is set outside the iconic Cafe de la Paix, near the Opera Garnier, populated with open-air diners, waiters, and passersby. Signed in lower right and numbered 46/275 in lower left. Matted and framed in a modern metal frame under plexiglass. Sight: 18" H x 24 1/4" W. Frame: 24 1/4" H x 30 3/16" W. 3rd item: Urbain Huchet lithograph depicting a busy day at Paris's Place de la Concord populated with numerous couples, families, and horse-drawn carriages. The Obelisk of Luxor rises in the distance and both Fontaines de la Concorde are visible (with the maritime fountain occupying the composition's center-left, closest to the viewer). Signed in lower right and numbered 20/250. Matted and framed in a modern metal frame under plexiglass Sight: 18" H x 23 6/16" W. Frame: 24 1/4" H x 29 3/4" W.

CONDITION: 1st and 2nd items: excellent condition. 3rd item has some residue in center left, in the branches to the left of the primary fountain. [See more photos →]

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1158 Lot 1158: Alessandra Puppo O/C Folk Art Painting, Noah's Ark Alessandra Puppo O/C Folk Art Painting, Noah's Ark Lot 1158: Alessandra Puppo O/C Folk Art Painting, Noah's Ark

Alessandra Puppo (Italian, b. 1936), "Isola Al Ritorno dell'Arca," Italian folk art oil on canvas painting depicting Noah's Ark, filled with animals, floating beside an island teeming with pairs of various types of animals, fish and birds. Four human figures (two of them nude) inhabit another nearby island in the background. Signed lower right. Additionally signed and titled en verso. Includes original receipt from the Galleria D'Arte Portofino. Plain white frame with painted white mat and raised sight edge. Sight: 23" H x 31" W. Frame: 30 1/2" H x 38 1/2" W. Note: Alessandra Puppo is known for her naive and colorful landscapes. She studied art with Rafaello Salimbeni and Adriana Pincherle and has lived throughout Europe. Her paintings are in several museums including the Musee d'Art Naif de I'lle de France, Paris; the Musee International de l'art Naif Chateau Ste Helen, Nice; the Luzzara Municipal Museum, Reggio Emilia, Italy; and the Pinacoteca Comunale, Stia, Arezzo.

PROVENANCE: A Nashville, Tennessee Estate.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. 1" scratch with tiny hole lower left edge, near fish; 1" scratch lower right near signature; a few other scattered tiny flakes and scratches along right edge perimeter. A few tiny spots of wear to frame. [See more photos →]

$250.00$350.00