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6 Lot 6: 4 Paul Jacoulet Woodblocks, incl. Les Deux Adversaires, Coree 4 Paul Jacoulet Woodblocks, incl. Les Deux Adversaires, Coree Lot 6: 4 Paul Jacoulet Woodblocks, incl. Les Deux Adversaires, Coree

Four (4) Paul Jacoulet (Japan/France, 1902-1960) ukiyo-e woodblock color prints. 1st-2nd items: Pair of prints titled "Les Deux Adversaires, Coree" depicting two young men with roosters about to engage in a fight, said to personify the conflict between North Korea (left) and South Korea (right), and convey the artist's sympathies towards the South. Both feature printed dedications en verso to President Harry S. Truman dated 1951. Both with metallic leaf decoration; both signed "Paul Jacoulet" and stamped with a red mark in lower corners, and titled in lower margins. Housed in contemporary metallic frames with bamboo decoration. Sights: 11" W x 15 1/4". Framed: 16" W x 20 1/2" H. 3rd and 4th items: Pair of portraits of bride and groom, the subjects both attired in colorful, ornately patterned clothing and decorative hats, in interior settings. Both signed "Paul Jacoulet" and stamped with a red owl mark. Both housed in black acrylic frames with silk liners under plexiglass. Sights: 11 3/4" W x 15 1/2" H. Framed: 17 1/4" W x 20 1/2" H. Artist Biography: Paul Jacoulet was born in Paris in 1896, but lived in Japan most of his life. Jacoulet became known for his 166 printed woodcuts of native peoples from Asia and the South Seas, which he rendered in the ukiyo-e tradition of Japanese woodblock printmaking. Each print is said to have involved as many as 300 pressings of handmade paper against up to sixty carved cherry wood blocks. He often used precious metals, powdered stones and colored mica to add texture to his works. Source: The University of Florida, Geo. A. Smathers Libraries.

CONDITION: 1st-2nd items in overall excellent condition with light wear to frames. 3rd-4th items in overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
7 Lot 7: Chinese Export O/C Marine Painting Chinese Export O/C Marine Painting Lot 7: Chinese Export O/C Marine Painting

Chinese School, mid 19th century oil on canvas maritime or nautical painting of a clipper ship, sailing off the coast of a Chinese port. Sailors are visible off the deck of the ship, with harbor buildings in the background, surrounded by mountains. Unsigned. Housed in a carved and painted black frame with gilt rabbet edge. Sight: 24″ W x 18 1/4″ H. Framed: 28″ W x 23″ H.

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

CONDITION: Relined, with craquelure and discoloration throughout, some abrasions causing varnish and paint loss to surface, largest 3″. Some very light scattered inpainting throughout, see blacklight photos for reference. Frame is heavily worn with losses to paint, gilt, and carving and has been repaired. Painting is loose in frame. [See more photos →]

$1,600.00$1,800.00
8 Lot 8: Yo Chow Mu O/C China Trade Marine Painting, Junk Preparing for Storm Yo Chow Mu O/C China Trade Marine Painting, Junk Preparing for Storm Lot 8: Yo Chow Mu O/C China Trade Marine Painting, Junk Preparing for Storm

Yo Chow Mu (Hong Kong, 19th Century) oil on canvas Chinese Export maritime painting titled "Junk Preparing for Storm" depicting a Chinese sailing ship, also called a junk, manned by several sailors as a storm rolls in. Another ship is visible in the background. Signed in white Chinese characters, lower right. Housed in a period Hong Kong frame, painted black, with a giltwood sight edge. Sight: 8" H x 10 1/2" W. Framed: 12 1/4" H x 15" W. Provenance: purchased from Silverman Galleries, Alexandria, Virginia.

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

CONDITION: Craquelure throughout. Minor areas of paint loss, largest 1/4", top right and right edge of canvas. Some scattered light spots of discoloration. Canvas was relined in April 1985 according to the Silverman's label. 1/8" gap between canvas and frame, top right. Frame with areas of inpainting to black paint, areas of loss largest 1/2", to black paint, minor losses/flaking to gilt. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
10 Lot 10: 4 Early Chinese Paintings of Immortals 4 Early Chinese Paintings of Immortals Lot 10: 4 Early Chinese Paintings of Immortals

Four (4) Chinese watercolor and/or gouache paintings on silk with gilt highlights, depicting four of the Eight Immortals engaged in various activities. All with Chinese inscriptions. All appear to have been cut down from larger works and adhered to newer backings, then matted and framed under glass in giltwood frames with red accent paint. Two frames with Lyzon (Nashville) framer's stickers, en verso. Sights: 10 1/4" H x 7 3/8" W. Frames: 16 3/4" H x 13 3/4" W. Qing period, 18th century or earlier, with later framing.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Judge John Nixon, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All items with some fraying along the edges, discoloration, and signs of creasing. All appear to have been cut down and adhered to newer backings, which have been taped to mattes. Some wear to gilt mattes. [See more photos →]

$500.00$700.00
14 Lot 14: Asian Gilt Bronze Gautama Buddha, Ming Asian Gilt Bronze Gautama Buddha, Ming Lot 14: Asian Gilt Bronze Gautama Buddha, Ming

Asian gilt bronze Gautama Buddha seated in dhyanasana position wearing a crown with his right hand raised and left hand in his lap, elongated earlobes, and adorned with a full-length robe, necklace, Ushnisha, and five-pointed crown with lotus or foliate blossoms at his sides. Traces of gilt and pigment visible to the back of robe. Contemporary black wood stand included. 10 1/2" H x 7 1/8" W x 5 3/8" D. 17th century. Provenance: Collection of Thomas M. Alexander, Greeneville, TN, former U.S. Army Captain Airborne/Special Forces during the Late 1960s/Early 1970s in Vietnam. He became a Central Intelligence Agency Field Officer in Southeast Asia, beginning in the Early 1970s until his retirement in 1994.

PROVENANCE: See description for provenance information.

CONDITION: Overall oxidation, wear, and loss of gilt due to age. Losses at two points of crown, two fingers of one hand, and one foliate blossom. Areas of loss in bronze, largest at the figure's foot measuring 1" x 1/4". Old repair to back, measuring 3/4" x 1 7/8". [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
135 Lot 135: Grand Tour Bronze Statue of Marcus Aurelius Grand Tour Bronze Statue of Marcus Aurelius Lot 135: Grand Tour Bronze Statue of Marcus Aurelius

Grand Tour bronze equestrian sculpture depicting the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius on horseback, mounted atop a rouge marble oval plinth with Latin inscriptions and coat of arms. Modeled after the original on display in the Palazzo dei Conservatori in Rome. Sculpture is unsigned. Sculpture measures: 8 1/2" H x 8" W. Overall: 12" H x 8 1/2" W. 19th century. Provenance: The collection of Gary Glesser of Loudon, Tennessee, by descent from his grandparents, Captain Hoyt and Rachel Holton of Toledo, Ohio. Hoyt Holton became, at age 17, the youngest captain of a Great Lakes Freighter. In the 1960s, Captain Holton participated in a 26-day Admiral Byrd Society trip replicating the explorer's famous transpolar expedition, during which he met the Pope and Soviet Premier Nikita Kruschev. Many items in the collection were brought back as souvenirs from that journey and other frequent voyages.

PROVENANCE: See description for provenance information.

CONDITION: Bronze in overall very good condition with old patina. Some minor chipping the top and lower edges of marble base. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
146 Lot 146: 2 English Oil Portraits, Ann and Catherine Botry, c. 1783 2 English Oil Portraits, Ann and Catherine Botry, c. 1783 Lot 146: 2 English Oil Portraits, Ann and Catherine Botry, c. 1783

Two (2) English oil on board oval paintings, the subjects presumed to be sisters Ann E. Botry and Catherine Botry, circa 1783. 1st item: Portrait depicting a young brunette woman attired in a pink gown, white skirt, white sash and floral hairpiece, leaning against a table and holding a book in her left hand, and flanked by green drapery against a plain background. Inscribed en verso "Ann E. Botry, 1783" with possible illegible artist signature. 2nd item: Portrait depicting a young brunette woman attired in a green gown, pink sash, white skirt, and floral hairpiece, holding a purse, and leaning against an architectural form in front of a garden landscape. Inscribed "Catherine Botry, 1783" en verso. Both housed in carved giltwood frames with bead course decoration. Sights: 11 3/4" H x 9 1/3" W. Frames: 14 1/4" H x 12" W.

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

CONDITION: 1st item: Craquelure throughout with some minor scratches, largest 1/2", and very minor scattered inpainting in lower margin. Significant losses to gilt and carving on frame. Painting is loose in frame. 2nd item: Craquelure throughout, with some minute losses and scratching, largest scratch 1" L. Significant area of overpainting on lower quadrant, see UV light photos for reference, approximately 3.5" dia., and minor scattered inpainting visible under UV light inspection, largest area 1/4" dia. to the right of subject's face in the portrait of Catherine Botry. Significant losses to gilt and carving on frame. Painting is loose in frame; frames may not be original. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
147 Lot 147: Attrib. Charles Balthazar J.F. de Saint-Memin, Portrait of a Gentleman Attrib. Charles Balthazar J.F. de Saint-Memin, Portrait of a Gentleman Lot 147: Attrib. Charles Balthazar J.F. de Saint-Memin, Portrait of a Gentleman

Attrib. Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de Saint-Memin (French, 1770-1852) watercolor and charcoal or chalk on paper portrait of a gentleman in side-profile, bust-length view, with white hair and a grey coat. Very faint signature and date lower right appears to read "…Memin 1819" (?). Housed and matted under glass in a molded giltwood frame. Sight: (Oval) 6 3/8" H x 5 1/4" W. Framed: 14 7/8" H x 13 1/4" W. Biography: "Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de Saint-Memin was a member of the French hereditary nobility, and came to New York City in 1793, at the age of twenty-three as a former military officer exiled by the events of the French Revolution. In New York, Saint-Memin turned to the arts to support himself, his parents, and his sister. With some training in drawing and an aptitude for precision, he taught himself the art of engraving. First, he made a few landscapes and city plans, and then, in 1796 he took up the profession of portraitist. In 1798 he moved the portrait business to Philadelphia and his parents and sister settled in nearby Burlington, New Jersey. In Philadelphia, and later in Washington D. C., Saint-Memin's sitters included senators, congressman, and cabinet members in the federal government. He also attracted local merchants and landowners, French emigres like himself, and members of the United States Army, Navy, and Marines. From 1803 until 1809, Saint-Memin traveled south. His visit to Richmond in 1807-1808 was particularly successful. He made more than 120 portraits in less than a year, a record number for him. His arrival in the summer of 1807 was undoubtedly timed to coincide with the trial of Aaron Burr for treason, which began on August 3; Burr was acquitted in September. During this period, the population of the city almost doubled with witnesses, Burr partisans, and curious spectators. Many of them commissioned the artist to make their portraits, including John Marshall, the presiding judge at the trial. St. Memin and his family returned permanently to France in 1814, after the overthrow of Napoleon and the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy. Several large sets of his engravings were later compiled from hundreds of duplicates that the artist owned. The two largest sets-at the National Portrait Gallery and the Corcoran Gallery of Art-have inscriptions that provide the identifications for many of the portraits. Within the restricted format of the profile portrait, Saint-Memin's drawings and engravings offer an immediacy and realism that is, simultaneously, a stylized and a literal account of many of the residents of Federal America." – Edited essay from The National Portrait Gallery, Ellen G. Miles, Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture.

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

CONDITION: Toning and scattered spots of light discoloration to background; minute puncture to paper in the lower right quadrant. Some foxing to mat. Wear, abrasions and small losses to frame. [See more photos →]

$1,200.00$1,400.00
148 Lot 148: St. Memin Miniature Mezzotint Portrait of Elias Glenn St. Memin Miniature Mezzotint Portrait of Elias Glenn Lot 148: St. Memin Miniature Mezzotint Portrait of Elias Glenn

Charles B.J. Fevret de Saint Memin (French, 1770-1852), miniature circular mezzotint and engraved portrait of Baltimore judge and state senator Elias Glenn (1769-1846), depicted in profile at middle age wearing a coat and ruffled white shirt. Circa 1803. House in a molded giltwood frame. Portrait: 2" diameter. Frame: 4" H x 4" W. Provenance: Purchased from Kennedy Galleries, New York, 1990 (which also handled the sale of the large original pastel portrait of Glenn at about the same time); exhibited, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, 1995. Another version of this miniature printed portrait is in the collection of the National Gallery of Art.

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

CONDITION: Portrait has light toning and appears to be trimmed to plate and glued to a wove paper support. Some wear and blistering to gilt surface of frame. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
149 Lot 149: Miniature Portrait of David A. Deaderick of VA/TN Miniature Portrait of David A. Deaderick of VA/TN Lot 149: Miniature Portrait of David A. Deaderick of VA/TN

Miniature watercolor portrait depicting the profile of Col. David D. Deaderick (David Deaderick II, 1754-1823) of Winchester, Virginia and Jonesboro, Tennessee. The painting, which appears to date circa 1800 and has pantograph/physiognotrace lines dividing the subject's head into thirds, depicts the sitter attired in a blue dress coat, with tied back hair. Enclosed in a black painted and stenciled mat in the original giltwood frame. Inscription in pencil en verso, "My Beloved and honored father D Deaderick," with date "1869" (believed to be the date the note was written). Remnants of a paper label appear to give the subject's birth and death dates and places. A 20th century label en verso repeats the subject's birth and death dates/sites and attributes the watercolor to "Washington Anderson". Sight: 4 1/2" H x 3 1/2" W. Framed (under glass): 9" H x 7 1/2" W. Note: David Deaderick was the son of Rosanna Boucher and David Dietrick who emigrated from Germany in 1747, settling in Winchester, VA. Both David Deaderick and his brother George (for whom Deaderick Street in Nashville is named) became wealthy merchants in Tennessee. According to the book "Notable Southern Families" by Zella Armstrong, Vol 1, Deaderick was 14 when his father died. He enlisted as a private in the Continental Army and was eventually promoted to Colonel. In 1788, following the death of his first wife, he moved to Jonesboro, Tennessee, where he established himself as one of the first merchants in the area. He was an incorporator of Washington College, est. 1795, and was one of eleven commissioners appointed by the legislature to manage the affairs of Jonesboro in 1796. He represented Washington and Carter Counties in the state senate in 1799. His second wife, Margaretta Anderson, whom he married in 1795, may have been related to the Washington Anderson to whom this portrait is attributed. "Notable Southern Families" refers to family letters stating "in 1806, David Deaderick of Jonesboro, Washington Co. Tenn, made a trip to Baltimore and Philadelphia to buy goods for his store at Jonesboro. In a letter to his wife dated Baltimore, April__ 1806, he speaks of having visited his mother in Winchester. This letter with other heirlooms including a miniature of David Deaderick, Second, by the famous Peel is the property of Mrs. Adelia Scott of Knoxville." The miniature being auctioned does not appear consistent with other works by Rembrandt Peale, but that prominent artist was from a large family of portraitists, one of whom could also have theoretically painted this likeness. Provenance: Acquired from a descendant of the historic Col. Francis A. Ramsey Family of Knoxville. (David Deaderick's granddaughter, Margaretta Deaderick, married Frank Alexander Ramsey Scott).

CONDITION: White paint or other substance around figure in lower half of painting, largest area measuring 2" x 1 1/2". Toning. One crease to the paper on the right hand side approximately 2". Frame with significant gilt loss and wear. [See more photos →]

$500.00$700.00
150 Lot 150: Miniature Hairwork & Watercolor Mourning Picture Miniature Hairwork & Watercolor Mourning Picture Lot 150: Miniature Hairwork & Watercolor Mourning Picture

Miniature hair and watercolor mourning picture, "Memorial to AB," oval form depicting an urn atop a pedestal inscribed AB, surrounded by a weeping willow tree, with clipped hair "ground" at the base of the pedestal. Some faint blue color in the sky. Housed under glass and mounted on a silk background in a pierced gilt filigree frame with interior bezel. Unsigned. Picture: 1" H x 1/2" W. Frame: 2 1/2" H x 2 1/8" W. Provenance: Purchased New England, 1999. Exhibited, the Gibbes Museum, 2000. For a similar example in the museum's permanent collection, see https://www.gibbesmuseum.org/miniatures/collection/detail/13BB6DAC-AF64-4A74-A89B-915415365114 .

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

CONDITION: Picture excellent condition. Frame has an open back and some oxidation spots and may not be original. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
151 Lot 151: Portrait Miniature, Young John Watson w/ Toy Ship Portrait Miniature, Young John Watson w/ Toy Ship Lot 151: Portrait Miniature, Young John Watson w/ Toy Ship

Early 19th century miniature watercolor portrait, possibly American, titled JOHN WATSON ~ TAKEN 1837 AGE 8 YEARS, depicting the profile of a young boy in a chair, holding a toy ship. Unsigned. Housed in a rectangular gold frame. 3" H x 2 3/4" W.

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

CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. A couple of fine, tiny spots to subject's hand and a couple of miniscule light flecks to hair area. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
152 Lot 152: Portrait Miniature of a Man in Blue Coat, w/ Hairwork Portrait Miniature of a Man in Blue Coat, w/ Hairwork Lot 152: Portrait Miniature of a Man in Blue Coat, w/ Hairwork

Miniature watercolor portrait depicting a dark-haired man with sideburns in a blue coat. Housed under glass in an oval gold metal frame, frame is unmarked but tests 10K, with elaborate hairwork en verso. Hairwork features seed pearl and gold strands and a conjoined gilt monogram GB. Overall: 3" H x 2 1/4" W. Likely American, circa 1800.

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

CONDITION: Some gold filigree strands in hairwork have possibly come detached; otherwise excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
153 Lot 153: Portrait Miniature of a Man in Black Coat Portrait Miniature of a Man in Black Coat Lot 153: Portrait Miniature of a Man in Black Coat

American School, second quarter 19th century, miniature watercolor portrait depicting a man with reddish brown curly hair and sideburns, possibly including some strands of human hair. Subject is depicted wearing a dark coat, tie, and white shirt, with watch fob, set against a deep blue background. Housed under glass in a rose gold colored case. Overall: 3 1/8" H x 2 1/2" W (not including hanger).

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

CONDITION: Portrait excellent condition with minor oxidation to the case. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,000.00
154 Lot 154: Portrait Miniatures of Lady and Gentleman, signed and dated 1833 Portrait Miniatures of Lady and Gentleman, signed and dated 1833 Lot 154: Portrait Miniatures of Lady and Gentleman, signed and dated 1833

Pair of framed oil on copper miniature portraits, possibly English or Scottish, including one (1) depicting a dark haired gentleman seated in a red chair with his right arm resting on a desk with a stack of books, and one (1) depicting a dark haired lady attired in a black dress and white lace bonnet, seated in a red chair with a partial landscape view in the background. Both initialed lower left "CB", the female portrait is additionally dated "1833". Both housed in ebonized frames with brass thistle hangers. Sight: 4 1/2" H x 3 3/4" W. Framed: 7 1/4" H x 6 1/4" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Knoxville, TN collection.

CONDITION: Both overall good condition, female portrait with minor losses along the upper margin, very slight rubbing to perimeters of both. [See more photos →]

$600.00$650.00
155 Lot 155: 2 Portrait Miniatures incl. Lady attrib. Andrew Plimer 2 Portrait Miniatures incl. Lady attrib. Andrew Plimer Lot 155: 2 Portrait Miniatures incl. Lady attrib. Andrew Plimer

2 English Portrait miniatures including one of a lady attributed to Andrew Plimer. 1st item: Attributed to Andrew Plimer (English, 1763-1837) miniature watercolor portrait depicting a young woman attired in a white dress and coral beaded necklace, signed with monogram AP and dated 1786 lower right. Housed in an ebonized wood frame with gilt liner. Sight: 2 5/8" H x 2 1/4" W. Framed: 5" H x 4 1/4" W. Note: An inscription en verso appears to identify the subject as Emma Hart, Lady Hamilton, but this image does not appear to be the likeness of the woman best known as Lord Nelson's mistress. 2nd item: English School, early 19th century, "Portrait of William Selwyn," miniature watercolor portrait depicting a young man with blonde hair standing with his left hand in his coat and his right hand resting on a book titled "Arts". Green drapery and a landscape partially visible through a window in the background. Hand written inscription en verso reads "Portrait of William Selwyn /Miniature painter /Born Oct 22, 1801/Ledberry Hamfordshire". Portrait is backed by vellum and housed in an ebonized wood frame with gilt wood liner. Sight: 3 3/8" H x 2 1/2" W. Framed: 6" H x 5" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee estate.

CONDITION: 1st item: Not examined out of frame. Frame has minor abrasions and does not fit portrait well; it is likely not the original frame. 2nd item: Not examined out of frame. some scattered wear to frame lower margin and corners. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,000.00
156 Lot 156: Portrait Miniature, Woman w/ Pink Ribbon Portrait Miniature, Woman w/ Pink Ribbon Lot 156: Portrait Miniature, Woman w/ Pink Ribbon

Late 18th century, probably European, miniature watercolor portrait depicting a young woman with light reddish brown hair, wearing a pink hair ribbon and pale pink dress, against a light grey-green background. Housed under glass in an oval gold frame with blue guilloche enamel surrounding a hairwork reserve set with seed pearl monogram (HC?). Gold frame stamped "30" en verso and tests 10K. Overall (excluding hanger): 2 1/2" H x 2" W.

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

CONDITION: Portrait excellent condition. Some possible staining to interior enamel, lower quarter (part of the enamel appears slightly darker in one section than in others). Small area of discoloration to bezel. Area of hairwork detached but in place. [See more photos →]

$700.00$900.00
157 Lot 157: Portrait Miniature, Lady in a White Dress Portrait Miniature, Lady in a White Dress Lot 157: Portrait Miniature, Lady in a White Dress

Miniature watercolor portrait depicting a young lady with auburn upswept hair and blue eyes, attired in a white dress against a green/yellow background. Unsigned. Housed in an ebonized wood frame with gilt rabbet edge. Pencil inscription, en verso, "by Pierre Rouvier?" Unsigned. Sight: 2 3/8" H x 1 3/4" W. Frame: 5 1/2" H x 5" W. Probably Continental, early 19th century.

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

CONDITION: Small loss to rabbet edge of frame; minor wear and small losses to ebonized frame. Portrait excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
158 Lot 158: Attr. A. Chalon, Miniature Painting of a Fox Attr. A. Chalon, Miniature Painting of a Fox Lot 158: Attr. A. Chalon, Miniature Painting of a Fox

Attributed to Alfred Edward Chalon (English, 1780-1860) miniature painting of a fox bounding through a meadow. Unsigned. Old label en verso reading, "Painted by Chalon for R. Bowes Yorks of Welham, 1840/ CND for H.N.D from Octavia George Thompson granddaughter of R. Bowes". Housed in an oak frame with a black varnish and an inner gold edge under glass. Sight: 1 3/4" H x 3" W. Framed: 3 1/2" H x 5 1/4" W.

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

CONDITION: Overall good condition with some areas of abrasion causing paint loss around perimeter. Chipping to corners of glass and losses to black varnish on frame. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
159 Lot 159: After Fra Angelico, 3 Religious Icon Paintings After Fra Angelico, 3 Religious Icon Paintings Lot 159: After Fra Angelico, 3 Religious Icon Paintings

Three (3) religious gothic oil paintings on panel after Fra Angelico.1st item: Giltwood triptych attributed to Gustavo Sani Copio, depicting a crowned Madonna and Child in the central panel and flanked by two angels playing trumpets. All are attired in ornate clothing, with incised decoration. Housed in a double columnated gothic style frame with hinged doors, arches, and carved decoration. Open: 14″ W x 24″ H. Closed: 9 1/4″ W x 24″ H x 2 1/4″ D. 2nd-3rd items: Pair of oil on panel icon paintings attributed to Signor Gustavo San, 1924, after Fra Angelico’s “Madonna and Child” tabernacle (housed in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence Italy). Panels depict two winged angels with halos attired in ornate garments and playing trumpets on a gilt background. Unsigned. Attribution on label en verso. Housed in double columnated giltwood gothic style frames with arches and carved decoration. Sights: 4 1/2″ W x 12 1/4″ H. Framed: 8 3/4″ W x 26″ H x 2.5″ D.

PROVENANCE: The collection of a Tennessee institution.

CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with some wear to frame including loose elements. The decoration flanking the central arch has been reattached. 2nd-3rd items: Overall good condition. Some paint loss and flaking to painting of angel with dark robe, especially in lower half. Some cracking to panel of angel with red robe on the right hand side. Overall wear and cracking to frames, parts of frames have some regilding. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
160 Lot 160: After Fra Angelico Gilt Religious Icon w/ Angels After Fra Angelico Gilt Religious Icon w/ Angels Lot 160: After Fra Angelico Gilt Religious Icon w/ Angels

After Fra Angelico (Italian, 1395-1455) religious icon painting, tempura on incised gilt wooden panel, depicting a choir of angels playing trumpets, praying, or in "sacra conversazione". Housed in a carved giltwood frame with decoration including three putti and rays that expand outward in a sun-like manner. Sight: 12 1/2" dia. Frame: 25" H x 23" W. Italian, early 19th/late18th century. Provenance: The collection of Gary Glesser of Loudon, Tennessee, by descent from his grandparents, Captain Hoyt and Rachel Holton of Toledo, Ohio. Hoyt Holton became, at age 17, the youngest captain of a Great Lakes Freighter. In the 1960s, Captain Holton participated in a 26-day Admiral Byrd Society trip replicating the explorer's famous transpolar expedition, during which he met the Pope and Soviet Premier Nikita Kruschev. Many items in the collection were brought back as souvenirs from that journey and other frequent voyages.

PROVENANCE: See description for provenance information.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with wood shrinkage noted to panel, largest approximately 5". Some exfoliation to tempura paint. Gilt and material loss to interior portion of the frame. The putti on the frame and rays had some regilding. The exterior portion of the frame exhibits significant cracks and repaired breaks, largest 4 1/4". [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
161 Lot 161: European Marble Sculpture of a Reclining Woman, after Antonio Canova European Marble Sculpture of a Reclining Woman, after Antonio Canova Lot 161: European Marble Sculpture of a Reclining Woman, after Antonio Canova

European marble sculpture depicting a female attired in Roman style clothing reclining on a chaise lounge, atop a conforming plinth style base with carved acorn feet. Unmarked. Together with an oval stand and glass cloche cover. Sculpture: 9 7/8" H x 11 3/4" W x 3 7/8" D. With cover: 14" W x 18" H. All items 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of F. Hamilton Hazlehurst, longtime chair of the Vanderbilt University Art Department.

CONDITION: Sculpture overall good condition. Some chipping along the front right edge and rear back edge of the base, old repair to one base corner near foot, Vertical hairline with old glue residue to back of base. Cloche cover with losses along the edge. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,200.00
162 Lot 162: Pair Venetian Lacca Povera Landscapes, Blackamoor Frames Pair Venetian Lacca Povera Landscapes, Blackamoor Frames Lot 162: Pair Venetian Lacca Povera Landscapes, Blackamoor Frames

Pair of 18th century Venetian Lacca Povera or Povera Lacquer landscape scenes in carved frames with blackamoor masks, each depicting romanticized Classical ruins or Capriccio with various figures including shepherds, courtiers, a mother with her children, and a rider on horseback, with hand painted highlights. One panel initialed "G B" and dated 1742, beneath a cipher or cartouche on the tower of a central building. Housed in carved shell and acanthus leaf gilt wood frames surmounted by parcel gilt and polychrome Blackamoor mask carvings. Sight: 33" W x 24 3/4" H. Framed: 42" W x 35 1/2" H. Note: This pair of panels was part of a larger set of 4 panels sold at Christie's on November 11, 1999, Lot #654.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of David Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with some wood shrinkage to both panels, light overall grime and a few minor areas of paint exfoliation. Both frames with scattered old repairs to carved elements and some surface flakes. [See more photos →]

$5,000.00$6,000.00
163 Lot 163: Circle of LaGrenee, Large Mythological O/C, Hercules Going to War Circle of LaGrenee, Large Mythological O/C, Hercules Going to War Lot 163: Circle of LaGrenee, Large Mythological O/C, Hercules Going to War

Circle of Jean Francois Lagrenee (French, 1725-1805), monumental 18th century oil on canvas mythological painting titled Hercules Going to War, depicting the Roman god departing a marble portico with club in hand and cherub at his side, leaving behind three women (one likely Minerva) and a child. Sight: 93" H x 61 1/2" W. Frame: 99 1/2" H x 67 3/4" W. Note: this painting bears an old plaque attributing it to German painter Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779), however, we believe the theme and style are more closely related to that of Jean Francois Lagrenee. Provenance: the estate of David Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee. This painting, and its companion in the next lot, depicting Hercules Returning from War, have been a focal point of two important Belle Meade mansions in Nashville. Most recently the centerpieces of David and Yvonne Caldwell's home, they were acquired approximately 30 years ago from James Fowler Sr. of Nashville. Fowler acquired the paintings more than 20 years before that time, when he purchased his own mansion in Belle Meade, formerly owned by Mrs. Sally Smith.

CONDITION: Relined, restored and revarnished approximately 60 years ago; craquelure and scattered inpainting throughout. Several repairs in the entablature area: 2" repair at cornice, 2" repair on upper column; 2" repair or area of overpaint to side along upper left edge of painting. Scattered areas of inpainting to sky up to 12"W (refer to blacklight photo). 2" repair to Hercules' bicep; scattered small spots of inpainting to Hercules' nose area. 2" area of inpainting and a 1/8" flake to Hercules' black robe. Other scattered spots of inpainting and restoration, refer to blacklight photo. [See more photos →]

$7,000.00$7,500.00
164 Lot 164: Circle of LaGrenee, Large Mythological O/C, Hercules Returning from War Circle of LaGrenee, Large Mythological O/C, Hercules Returning from War Lot 164: Circle of LaGrenee, Large Mythological O/C, Hercules Returning from War

Circle of Jean Francois Lagrenee (French, 1725-1805), monumental 18th century mythological painting titled Hercules Returning From War, depicting the Roman god seated and relaxing in a landscape setting with women (one possibly Minerva) and a child, with cherub figures overhead and a lion laying at his feet. Molded parcel gilt frame. Sight: 93" H x 61 1/2" W. Frame: 99 1/2" H x 67 3/4" W. Note: this painting bears an old plaque attributing it to German painter Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779), however, we believe the theme and style are more closely related to that of French painter Jean Francois Lagrenee. Provenance: the estate of David Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee. This painting, and its companion in the previous lot, depicting Hercules Going to War, have been a focal point of two important Belle Meade mansions in Nashville. Most recently the centerpieces of David and Yvonne Caldwell's home, they were acquired approximately 30 years ago from James Fowler Sr. of Nashville. Fowler acquired the paintings more than 20 years before that time, when he purchased his own mansion in Belle Meade, formerly owned by Mrs. Sally Smith.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. Relined, restored and revarnished approximately 60 years ago; craquelure and scattered inpainting throughout. Repair or infill painting to chest and arm of baby, up to 4"L, and to legs of lower cherub; repair or infill painting to Hercules' chest (largest 2"), neck and cheek, and to Athena's hand. 2" dent upper right, sky area, no paint loss. [See more photos →]

$7,000.00$7,500.00
165 Lot 165: Heva Coomans O/C, Pompeiian Pottery Studio Heva Coomans O/C, Pompeiian Pottery Studio Lot 165: Heva Coomans O/C, Pompeiian Pottery Studio

Heva Coomans (Belgium, 1860-1939) oil on canvas painting depicting figures in and outside a pottery studio in an ancient Mediterranean city, likely Pompeii. Signed "Heva Coomans" lower left. Housed in a carved early 20th century American style giltwood frame. Sight: 21 1/2" H x 29 1/2" W. Framed: 27 3/4" H x 35 3/4" W. Biography: Heva Coomans was born in Paris, the daughter of the painter Pierre Olivier Joseph Coomans (1816-1889) and Adelaide Lacroix (1838-1884). Her sister Diana Coomans was also a painter and her brother Oscar Coomans (1848-1884) was a poet. Like her father and sister, she painted romantic portrayals of the original inhabitants of Pompeii before the eruption of Vesuvius, but she is also is known for depicting young women in other mythological or heroic scenes. (Source: Adapted translation from E. Benezit Dectionnaire Des Peintures Sculpteurs Dessinateurs et Graveurs).

CONDITION: Overall good condition with faintly visible stretcher marks to right side of canvas. 1/4" x 1/4" puncture, lower left of canvas. Frame with natural age shrinkage, largest 2 1/2" x 5/8". Canvas slightly loose in frame. [See more photos →]

$2,000.00$2,400.00
166 Lot 166: Hippolyte F. Moreau Bronze Sculpture, Consolation Hippolyte F. Moreau Bronze Sculpture, Consolation Lot 166: Hippolyte F. Moreau Bronze Sculpture, Consolation

Hippolyte Francois Moreau (French, 1832-1927) bronze sculpture titled "Consolation" depicting an older female protectively embracing a younger female, both holding a flower basket and standing on a circular naturalistic base. Signed on the base "Hte. Moreau". 22" H x 10 3/4" W x 8" dia. 47.6 lbs. Biography: Hippolyte Francois Moreau was the son of prominent sculptor Jean-Batiste Moreau, and grew up learning from his father. He was exhibited in the Paris Salon of 1889 and 1917. (Adapted from AskArt and the E. Benezit Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Desinateurs, et Graveurs).

PROVENANCE: Private Chattanooga, TN collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Light wear to patina to areas where the sculpture was handled over time, commensurate for age. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
167 Lot 167: Jean Jules Salmson 19th c. Bronze Bust of a Lady Jean Jules Salmson 19th c. Bronze Bust of a Lady Lot 167: Jean Jules Salmson 19th c. Bronze Bust of a Lady

Jean Jules Salmson (French, 1823-1902), bronze bust depicting a lady with upswept hair and draped fichu, possibly Marie Antoinette. Signed and dated at the right edge "J. Salmson 1873" and signed at the left torso edge by the foundry or caster "P. Baur." 19 3/4" H x 10" W x Approx. 7" D.

PROVENANCE: Private Chattanooga, TN collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with old patina. Very minor indentation to base edge, approx. 3/8". [See more photos →]

$500.00$700.00
168 Lot 168: O/C Portrait of Napoleon III After Winterhalter O/C Portrait of Napoleon III After Winterhalter Lot 168: O/C Portrait of Napoleon III After Winterhalter

After Franz Xavier Winterhalter (Germany, 1806-1873) oil on canvas full-length portrait of Napoleon III (1808-1873), the first President of France (as Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte) from 1848 to 1852 and the Emperor of France from 1852 to 1870. Depicts the subject dressed in military attire and an ermine robe, holding a gold scepter and reaching towards his sword with the other hand, a crown resting on the draped table to his right. He stands before a backdrop of red drapery with detailed gold embroidery, and a glimpse of landscape is visible from behind. Housed in a carved giltwood frame with egg and dart and reed and ribbon details. Sight: 14 1/8" H x 9 3/4" W. Framed: 23" H x 18 5/8" W. Mid/late 19th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Chattanooga, TN collection.

CONDITION: Painting has been relined, overall craquelure. Some areas of inpainting to lower portion of the work along the fur cloak and on the lower border, visible under backlight examination. Some light buckling to canvas. Some losses to gilt on frame. Painting has been relined. [See more photos →]

$600.00$800.00
169 Lot 169: Jan Martszen de Jonge Oil on Panel, Small Battle Scene Jan Martszen de Jonge Oil on Panel, Small Battle Scene Lot 169: Jan Martszen de Jonge Oil on Panel, Small Battle Scene

Jan Martszen de Jonge (Netherlands, 1609-1647), small oil on panel painting depicting a battle on a grassy knoll between soldiers on horseback and others on foot. A dead body lays next to a drum in the left foreground, a flag hangs from a ruined column in the mid-ground, and other figures wage battle on horseback in the background. Signed lower left. Housed in a later wooden frame with ripple molded gilt rabbet and outer edges, with artist identification plaque. En verso is a label for art dealer Georg Haslauer, Salzburg, Austria, along with a note regarding the purchase and shipping of the painting. Panel: 5" H x 7" W. Frame: 10" H x 12" W. Provenance: The collection of Dr. Andrew Wilkerson.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with some light grime, scattered flyspecks, and a few spots of light craquelure. A couple of tiny chips to edge of board, upper right, and a couple of minuscule flakes to the sky area. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
170 Lot 170: Pair English Equestrian Hunt Paintings, School of John Nost Sartorius Pair English Equestrian Hunt Paintings, School of John Nost Sartorius Lot 170: Pair English Equestrian Hunt Paintings, School of John Nost Sartorius

Pair of oil on board equestrian hunt paintings, including one (1) depicting a male and female standing in a wooded landscape with their horses and dog, and one (1) depicting a male atop his horse in a wood landscape with his groom holding the horse reigns and another riding approaching in the distance. Both unsigned but attributed to the school of John Nost Sartorius (English, 1759-1828). Very faint illegible retailer stamp en verso of canvas. Housed in matching painted and carved wood frames. Sight: 13" H x 16 3/4" W. Framed: 17" H x 20 3/4" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Knoxville, TN collection.

CONDITION: Both paintings relined, with overall darkening to varnish and some light grime. Both frames with scattered light wear, one with losses to upper left corner. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,000.00
171 Lot 171: Continental School Oil Portrait, Young Man with Dog Continental School Oil Portrait, Young Man with Dog Lot 171: Continental School Oil Portrait, Young Man with Dog

Continental School, possibly French, oil on canvas painting depicting a young man with shoulder-length, powdered hair and brown eyes dressed in a formal or court ensemble consisting of a white undershirt with a buttoned collar, a wheat-colored vest, and a red jacket with blue lining. The subject is holding a brown ring in one hand and resting the other on the back of a black and white dog, seated upon a surface with a brown cloth covering. Unsigned. Housed in a molded giltwood frame with foliate decoration. Sight: 33 7/8" H x 25 3/4" W. Framed: 40" H x 32" W. 18th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Chattanooga, TN collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with very light scattered exfoliation and some inpainting to boy's coat, dog, wig, and face, largest area 3" on right hand side. Painting has been relined. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,000.00
172 Lot 172: 19th C. Portrait of Girl with Flowers 19th C. Portrait of Girl with Flowers Lot 172: 19th C. Portrait of Girl with Flowers

Continental School, 19th century oil on canvas portrait of a little girl with a basket of flowers on her left arm, holding a floral sprig in her right hand, wearing a blue dress and ringlets, with column and cloudy sky in background. Unsigned. Sight: 24" H x 19" W. Frame: 29 1/2" H x 24 1/2" W. Housed in a period but not original birdseye maple frame with gilt rabbet edge. Circa 1845. Provenance: private Middle Tennessee collection, acquired through Bob Welch of Colorado from the estate of Mrs. May Bonfils Stanton (daughter of Frederick Gilmer Bonfils, founder of the Denver Post newspaper). Mrs. Stanton was known for her Denver mansion, Belmar, a replica of Marie Antoinette's Petit Trianon Chateau at Versailles, which she is said to have filled with art and antiques acquired during her travels in Europe.

CONDITION: 1" repaired tear center upper sky area; scattered small (under 1") repairs, including 2 upper left quadrant on column and 1 right sky area; craquelure throughout; narrow indention line with minor losses across near entirety of lower edge (likely from abrasion from previous frame); 4 areas of impact crackle in subject's face and chest area; some gap between edges of painting and frame. Painting has not been relined. Some wear and veneer loss to lower left corner of frame. [See more photos →]

$700.00$900.00
173 Lot 173: William Watson O/C of Highland Cattle, Argleshire William Watson O/C of Highland Cattle, Argleshire Lot 173: William Watson O/C of Highland Cattle, Argleshire

William Henry Watson (United Kingdom, 1831-1921) large oil on canvas painting titled "Glen Finart, Argleshire" depicting a group of cows resting and grazing on a hilly landscape. The title refers to a glen in the highlands of Scotland near Loch Lamond, visible in the background beneath a hazy grey mist and a cloudy blue sky. Signed "W. Watson, 1896" lower right. Titled and attributed on plaque on lower area of frame and on canvas en verso. Housed in a carved Louis XIV style frame. Sight: 23" H x 35 1/4" W. Framed: 29 3/4" H x 41 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.

CONDITION: Overall craquelure with some light flaking and abrasion, one area in the sky in the upper left corner and one in the lower right corner, approximately 1/4". 2 areas on inpainting, one on the mountain landscape on the right side and another above the cows on the left side, visible under UV light inspection. Overall light wear to frame with loss of carved decoration, approximately 3 1/2". [See more photos →]

$2,000.00$2,400.00
174 Lot 174: Alfred de Breanski O/C Landscape, Derwentwater Alfred de Breanski O/C Landscape, Derwentwater Lot 174: Alfred de Breanski O/C Landscape, Derwentwater

Alfred De Breanski, Sr. R.B. A. (United Kingdom/Scotland, 1852-1928) oil on canvas mountain landscape painting, titled “Derwentwater”. Depicting Derwentwater lake (located in the Lake District National Park) at sunset, a group of cattle by a grove of trees drinking from the lake foreground, with some cattle, a lone figure and cottage visible mid-ground, all against wooded fells or hills in the background, with golden sunlight visible through the upper left sky. Signed “Alfred De Breanski” and dated “1876” lower left. Housed in a carved giltwood fluted cove frame with projecting shell and foliate corner elements, placard fixed to lower edge with painting title, artist information, and date. Sight: 19 3/8″ H x 29 1/8″ W. Framed: 28″ H x 38″ W. Originally purchased from Cider House Galleries, Bletchingley, Surrey, UK. Artist Biography: London-born painter Alfred De Breanski Sr. was a highly successful painter of mountain landscapes in the late 19th century, including Welsh, Scottish and Lake District scenes. He made his debut at the Royal Academy in 1872 and continued to exhibit there until 1918, exhibiting a total of 43 works. De Breanski also exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. Many of his relatives were artists, including a brother, sister, and his wife as well as two of his sons.

PROVENANCE: The Edwin and Diana Hardison Collection

CONDITION: Light craquelure to upper left sky area. Small loss to canvas lower left corner, approx. 1/4″. Scattered areas of inpainting to trees at center and sky, largest 1 1/2″ x 1 3/4″, primarily top left, does not correspond to repairs to canvas. [See more photos →]

$3,400.00$3,800.00
175 Lot 175: Jose Weiss O/C Barbizon style Landscape, Village at Sunset Jose Weiss O/C Barbizon style Landscape, Village at Sunset Lot 175: Jose Weiss O/C Barbizon style Landscape, Village at Sunset

Joseph Vincent Nicholas Francis Weiss (English/French, 1859-1919), known as Jose Weiss, oil on canvas landscape painting depicting boats moored along a river bank adjacent to a village. A church steeple and tall tree rise above the village skyline into a pink-hued sky spotted with small, darkening clouds. Signed "Jose Weiss" lower right. Housed in a mirrored wooden frame with applied rosettes and a reed fillet. Sight: 23 1/2" H x 39 5/8" W. Framed: 31" H x 47 1/8" W. Biography (adapted from Odon Wagner Gallery): Joseph Vincent Nicholas Francis Weiss, also remembered as a pioneer of aviation, was born in Paris, France. He later emigrated to England. He lived in Houghton for the rest of his life, becoming a prolific painter of English landscapes, particularly the Sussex countryside, in the Barbizon school style. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and garnered support from patrons in England and, especially, in the United States. His works are in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Falmouth Art Gallery, the Southampton Art Gallery, and the Kirklees Museum.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Edith (Edie) M. Bass, Nashville, Tennessee. Most of the items from her estate in this auction were by descent from her parents, Walter Paul McBride and Claire Childs of Lake Forest, Illinois.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with surface grime and four small tack holes to each corner. Frame with scattered errant paint and some surface wear. [See more photos →]

$1,200.00$1,400.00
176 Lot 176: Attr. Pietro Fragiacomo O/B, Rowing at Dusk Attr. Pietro Fragiacomo O/B, Rowing at Dusk Lot 176: Attr. Pietro Fragiacomo O/B, Rowing at Dusk

Attributed to Pietro Fragiacomo (Italian, 1856-1922) oil on board painting depicting a solitary figure rowing a small boat near the edge of a body of water as dusk descends on the horizon. Other boats and several buildings on the shore are visible in the background. Signed lower right. Housed in a wide gilded oak frame. Sight: 7" H x 19" W. Frame: 15" H x 27" W. Artist biography (source: Askart; the Fondazione Carlplo): Pietro Fragiacomo is known for his seascapes and cityscapes of Venice, often depicted at night. He lived most of his life in Venice, where he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, and in 1887, first exhibited at the Esposizione di Venezia. In 1889, he won a bronze medal at the Universal Exhibition of 1889 in Paris. He also exhibited and won prizes at the Munich International Exhibition. He won the Prinze Umberto prize at the Milan Triennale of 1891 and was a regular participant from 1895-1922 at the Venice Biennale, which displayed a solo show of his work in 1910 and a posthumous retrospective in 1924.

PROVENANCE: Private Kentucky collection.

CONDITION: Grime throughout; a small amount of gilt from the frame has been deposited on the lower left edge of the painting; otherwise very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,400.00
177 Lot 177: Antoine Blanchard O/C Painting, Quai du Louvre Antoine Blanchard O/C Painting, Quai du Louvre Lot 177: Antoine Blanchard O/C Painting, Quai du Louvre

Antoine Blanchard (French, 1910-1988) oil on canvas Impressionistic painting, titled "Quai du Louvre" or "Paris", depicting Rue de Rivoli. The bustling Parisian street includes a lighted streetcar, horse-drawn buggies, and pedestrians traversing the wet road, a sparsely leaved tree to the left above a lighted kiosk, and the west end of the Louvre to the right under a cloudy gray sky. Signed "Antoine Blanchard" in black lower right. W. T. Burger Co. stamp with Burger label and label with artist biographical information, en verso. Housed in a painted wooden frame with foliate, bead and reel decorations and a gilt fillet. Sight: 12 7/8" H x 17 7/8" W. Frame: 19 1/8" H x 24 1/4" W. Biography: Antoine Blanchard began his study of fine arts in Rennes for three years and then studied at the School of Fine Arts in Paris for four years. He exclusively painted Parisian street scenes, depicting the city in all seasons but always in 1900. (Adapted from Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire Des Peintres Sculpteurs Dessinateurs et Graveurs, New Edition, Volume II, by E. Benezit, published by Editions Grund, 1999, p. 374).

CONDITION: Painting in overall excellent condition. Frame with some dampstaining to right edge of the back and scattered abrasion to paint, largest measuring 1 3/8" H x 1/4" W. [See more photos →]

$2,400.00$2,800.00
178 Lot 178: Theophile Louis Deyrolle O/C Painting, Cider Festival Theophile Louis Deyrolle O/C Painting, Cider Festival Lot 178: Theophile Louis Deyrolle O/C Painting, Cider Festival

Theophile-Louis Deyrolle (French, 1844-1923) oil on canvas painting depicting townspeople gathered for a festival, likely a Cider Festival. Signed lower left. Housed in a carved rococo style giltwood frame with carved centers and corners. Sight: 23" H x 38" W. Framed: 30" H x 38" W. Biography: French painter and illustrator Theophile-Louis Deyrolle was educated at L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts and was a student and studio assistant to William Bouguereau and Alexandre Cabanel. He co-founded an artist colony in Concarneau, and many of his paintings portray everyday life in Brittany. He also worked as a ceramicist to H.B. de Quimper, decorating plates and vases. (Source: Museum of Pont Aven; Concarneau et Ses Peintres website).

CONDITION: Scattered craquelure, some flaking lower left quadrant with inpainting; repaired tear bottom edge, center with corresponding inpainting; some tiny flakes upper right quadrant near wagon wheel; some scattered inclusions, mostly in sky area. 1/4" scratch upper center, near frame. Scattered tiny spots of exfoliation to outer edges of painting. [See more photos →]

$1,400.00$1,800.00
179 Lot 179: Willem G. F. Jansen O/C, Woman in a Garden Willem G. F. Jansen O/C, Woman in a Garden Lot 179: Willem G. F. Jansen O/C, Woman in a Garden

Willem George Frederick Jansen (Netherlands, 1871-1949) oil on canvas impressionistic painting depicting a woman, attired in an apron and bonnet, tending to her vegetable garden with a dark forest under a blue sky in the background. Signed "W.G.F. Jansen" lower left wth artist's name on plaque, lower center. Housed in a gilt and gesso frame with floral carved corners. Sight: 17 1/4" H x 14 1/4" W. Framed: 25" H x 22" W. Provenance: The collection of Dr. Andrew Wilkerson.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with light craquelure and surface grime. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,000.00
180 Lot 180: 2 Prints: The Sower by Millet and St. Paul after Van Leyden 2 Prints: The Sower by Millet and St. Paul after Van Leyden Lot 180: 2 Prints: The Sower by Millet and St. Paul after Van Leyden

1st item: Jean Francois Millet (French, 1814-1875), "The Sower," circa 1879, lithograph on thin laid paper after the original 1851 painting, depicting a young man sowing in a field while another man plows in the background behind a team of horses. Signed in the plate. Matted and framed under glass. Sheet: 8 78" H x 7" W. Sight: 8" H x 6 1/2" W. Framed: 14" H x 13 1/2" W. Ref. Robert J. Wickenden, THE ART AND ETCHINGS OF JEAN-FRANCOIS MILLET, p. 18. 2nd item: After Lucas Huygensz van Leyden (Dutch, c. 1490-1533), "St. Paul," etching on laid paper. Date unknown; originally printed 1510. The image depicts St. Paul standing and holding the Bible and a sword, with light radiating from his head. Signed with monogram in plate; matted and framed under glass in a narrow molded wood frame. Sheet: 4 7/8" H x 3" W. Framed: 11" H x 8 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Kentucky collection.

CONDITION: 1st item: toning throughout; 1/4" tear at right edge. Some faint wrinkling. Hinge mounted. 2nd item: Adhered to cardstock; cardstock hinge mounted to mat. Pencil inscriptions and mark lower left of cardstock. Acid burn and foxing, light fading. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,400.00
181 Lot 181: Dora Maar O/C, Expressionist Landscape Dora Maar O/C, Expressionist Landscape Lot 181: Dora Maar O/C, Expressionist Landscape

Dora Maar (France, 1907-1997) expressionist oil on canvas landscape painting depicting a willow tree on a hill beneath an overcast sky. Signed "Dora Maar" lower left. Old gallery label en verso for Ernest Brown and Phillips, Ltd. London. Housed in a distressed painted and parcel gilt wood frame. Sight: 19" H x 23 1/2" W. Framed: 24 3/4" H x 29 3/8" W. Biography: French photographer and Surrealist artist Dora Maar's career and work were overshadowed during her lifetime by her affair with Pablo Picasso, but in later years they began to be appreciated on their own merits. She was born Henrietta Theodora Markovitch (Markovic)and spent her childhood in Buenos Aires, where her father worked as an architect. She returned to Paris in 1926 and studied art at the Union Centrale des Arts Decoratifs, the Ecole de Photographie, the Academie Julian, and the atelier of Andre Lhote. In the early 1930s she began to pursue a career in photography and adopted the professional name Dora Maar. She served as a still photographer on the set for Jean Renoir's film Le Crime de Monsieur Lange (1936). By 1935 Maar was associated with the Surrealist circle and had strong ties to Andre Breton, Paul Eluard, and Georges Bataille. She photographed many of the Surrealists and exhibited with them. Her work began to take on more of the absurdist and dreamlike qualities characteristic of Surrealism. Portrait of Ubu (1936; also called Pere Ubu), a monstrous close-up image by Maar of what may be an armadillo fetus (she would never confirm), became an icon of the movement. Maar and Picasso began a love affair in 1936. Picasso painted Maar numerous times (e.g., Dora Maar Seated [1937]; Weeping Woman [1937]; Weeping Woman in a Red Hat [1937]; Woman Seated in a Garden [1938]; Dora Maar in an Armchair [1939]). They separated completely in 1946, and although Maar continued to create art, she did not exhibit for nearly 25 years. She struggled with mental health and became a recluse. Over the years, as her main source of income, she sold what she owned that had been made by Picasso. Her work was reintroduced in 1990 with "Dora Maar: Oeuvres Anciennes," an exhibition of her photographs and paintings at Marcel Fleiss's Galerie 1900-2000 in Paris. A major exhibition followed in 1995 in Valencia, Spain. After her death in 1997, the contents of her homes in Paris and in Menerbes (France), which among other things included her own works and those by Picasso, were auctioned off. Since Maar's death, her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, and it has been the subject of solo exhibitions and new scholarship. In 2006 her home (the Dora Maar House) in Menerbes opened as a retreat for writers, scholars, and artists in a program administered by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. (source: Naomi Blumberg, "Dora Maar". Encyclopedia Britannica, 18 Nov. 2021, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Dora-Maar).

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

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Frame with wear and areas of loss, largest 3", to gilt. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,400.00
182 Lot 182: Keith Shackleton O/C Marine Painting, Force Nine Keith Shackleton O/C Marine Painting, Force Nine Lot 182: Keith Shackleton O/C Marine Painting, Force Nine

Keith Shackleton (England, 1923-2015) oil on canvas painting depicting a seagull flying over turbulent waves. Signed “Keith Shackleton ’79” lower right. Housed in a custom painted wood frame with a linen matte. Sight: 23 1/2″ H x 35 1/4″ W. Framed: 29 1/2″ H x 41 1/2″ W. Artist Biography: Keith Shackleton was born in England in 1923 and began traveling at a young age when his family moved to Australia. He later served in the Royal Air Force and painted scenes of war and the coastal naval forces. He continued to travel for work after the war, painting all throughout his life. Later, he gained recognition in Great Britain for his wildlife and nature scenes, but remained principally a marine painter. He served as president of the Royal Society of Marine Arts and the Society of Wildlife Artists, and was Chairman of the Artists’ League of Britain.

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

CONDITION: Overall excellent condition with very light craquelure in the sky portion of the work. Frame with paint loss. [See more photos →]

$2,400.00$2,800.00
183 No image found. Lot Withdrawn No image found.

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184 Lot 184: Nicholas Burliuk Painting with Ship, Patriot Nicholas Burliuk Painting with Ship, Patriot Lot 184: Nicholas Burliuk Painting with Ship, Patriot

Nicholas Burliuk (New York/Russia, 20th Century) watercolor and gouache on paper depicting a docked boat named, “Patriot” with one man on board and another man standing on the pier, foreground. Signed at lower right, “BURLIUK N HAMPTON BAYS N.Y.” Sticker label, “Lyzon Nashville” en verso. Matted and housed under glass in a silvered metallic molded wood frame. Sight: 23 1/4″ H x 17 1/2″ W. Framed: 32″ H x 25 1/2″ W.

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

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with pinprick holes at each corner of canvas and slight lifting of paper backing of frame. [See more photos →]

$1,200.00$1,400.00
185 Lot 185: Frank Schoonover O/C, Daughter of the South, cat. raisonne 382 Frank Schoonover O/C, Daughter of the South, cat. raisonne 382 Lot 185: Frank Schoonover O/C, Daughter of the South, cat. raisonne 382

Frank Earle Schoonover (1877-1972) oil on canvas original illustration painting titled "A Daughter of the South," 1909. The painting depicts a middle aged woman standing on the columned porch of a Southern home, wearing a black dress and white apron, pointing a revolver at an encroaching mob led by a man armed with a sledgehammer. Signed lower left "Frank E. Schoonover" and dated 1909. This painting, number 382 in the Frank E. Schoonover Catalog Raisonne, was the original illustration for a feature titled "Daughter of the South," published in The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, April 1910, authored by Caroline Abbot Stanley. It was captioned, "You Set One Foot on the Porch and I'll Shoot You Like A Dog" (which is also one of the painting's titles in the catalog raisonne). Housed in a painted wood frame with linen matte and stained sight edge. Brass placard with artist name, title, and date affixed to lower frame margin. Sight: 35 3/8" H x 23 3/8" W. Framed: 40 3/8" H x 28 1/4" W. Commentary from the Frank E. Schooner Catalog Raisonne: "After considering the first image sent by Schoonover, the Editorial Editor, R.U. Johnson of The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, wrote this letter on April 15, 1909, asking for a change: 'Mr. Gilder and I feel that while this picture of Mr. Schoonover's is a striking one, the woman's face and figure do not indicate the type of Southern lady which is expected in the stories of old Southern families. The story of her feminine gentleness and kindness make an effective contrast to the determination displayed in this scene. Mr. Schoonover has well expressed the determination — almost too well. Can she not be made less hard, more lovable to look upon, with more Southern high lady style of the kind that goes with the pillars — perhaps with war-time curls? We are sure Mr. Schoonover can make something very fetching.' Upon receipt of the letter and the painting, the artist re-drew parts of the figure of the woman and added some curls around her face. The enhanced painting was published as a half tone plate engraved by R. Barley." https://www.frankschoonover.org/0-1000/301-400/382-qyou-set-one-foot-on-this-porch-and-ill-shoot-you-like-a-dogq/

PROVENANCE: Private collection; Collection of Mrs. L.G. Hagner; Clubhouse Art Gallery, Media, Pennsylvania (1968); private collection; descended in the family to private collection.

CONDITION: Painting overall good condition. Areas of paint flakes/losses, largest 1/2" x 1/4", to subject's apron and column. Areas of scattered inpainting, largest 1 1/4" x 1", to mid margin and upper right corner (see UV light photo). Very slight scattered abrasions to frame. [See more photos →]

$18,000.00$22,000.00
186 Lot 186: Nellie Knopf O/B Mountain Landscape Nellie Knopf O/B Mountain Landscape Lot 186: Nellie Knopf O/B Mountain Landscape

Nellie Augusta Knopf (American, 1875-1962) impressionist oil on board landscape painting depicting a mountain range with rock faces cast in contrasting light and shadow with grassy foothills below. Signed "N.A. Knopf." in lower middle. Housed in a carved giltwood frame with linen matte and giltwood liner. Sight: 9 7/8" H x 13 1/2" W. Framed: 20" H x 24 1/8" W. Biography: Born and raised in Chicago, Nellie Augusta Knopf became known for her mountain landscapes and seascapes. She graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago and also studied with Charles H. Woodbury in Ogunquit, Maine. For 43 years she taught and was Director of Art at Illinois Women's College, later MacMurray College.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, TN Collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with light craquelure, a couple of light inclusions in sky area. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
187 Lot 187: C.M. Russell Bronze, Spirit of the Buffalo, 1929, CA Art Bronze Foundry C.M. Russell Bronze, Spirit of the Buffalo, 1929, CA Art Bronze Foundry Lot 187: C.M. Russell Bronze, Spirit of the Buffalo, 1929, CA Art Bronze Foundry

Charles Marion Russell (American, 1864-1926), "Smoking with the Spirit," California Art Bronze Foundry, circa 1929. Bronze sculpture depicting a Native American Medicine Man seated on a naturalistic ground, smoking a long pipe with the skull of a buffalo. Signature "CM Russell" with a copyright symbol, skull mark, and California Art Bronze Foundry mark to base. Mounted on a later graduated oval wooden base. Sculpture: 4 1/2" H x 9" W x 5 1/2" D. Overall with base: 6 7/8" H x 10 5/8" W x 8 1/8" D. Note: According to the book "Charles M. Russell, Sculptor," by Rick Stewart, about a dozen lifetime castings of "Smoking with the Spirit of the Buffalo" (modeled in 1914) were produced by the B. Zoppo foundry, and a few were made the same year Russell died, in 1926, by Roman Bronze Works. In 1929, Russell's widow Nancy acquired the model for this work from Roman Bronze Works and had the California Art Bronze company produce an unknown number of casts. Stewart writes, "in his 1949 inventory of the Russell Bronzes, Homer Britzman maintained that a total of eighteen casts had been made of the subject. If this is accurate, it seems probable that Zoppo cast as many as twelve copies in 1916, per the original agreement. That would leave only six casts to be assigned to both Roman Bronze Works and California Art Bronze Foundry; currently, at least three Roman Bronze Works casts and two bearing the mark of the California Art Bronze Foundry are known… Besides an example in the Amon Carter Museum Collection, Roman Bronze Works Casts are in the collection of the Gilcrease Museum and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. One California Art Bronze cast is in a private collection, and another was sold at Sotheby's on October 31, 1975." The sculpture being sold in this auction is believed to be the California Art Bronze casting in the private collection referred to in Stewart's book (page 203). It has been in the same family since being acquired directly from Nancy Russell in 1929.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee estate.

CONDITION: Surface oxidation commensurate with age and old break to pipe. [See more photos →]

$16,000.00$18,000.00
189 Lot 189: Theodore Wores Oil on Canvas, Samoan Landscape c. 1901 Theodore Wores Oil on Canvas, Samoan Landscape c. 1901 Lot 189: Theodore Wores Oil on Canvas, Samoan Landscape c. 1901

Theodore Wores (California/Hawaii, 1859-1939), oil on canvas South Pacific landscape, depicting a scene in Samoa with huts beneath palm trees in a grassy, tropical setting. Signed "Theodore Wores." lower right. Housed in a giltwood frame. Sight: 18 1/2" H x 27 1/2" W. Framed: 22 1/2" H x 31 1/2" W. Biography: Theodore Wores is known as the first native born major San Franciscan artist. He became one of the first American artists to live and work in Japan, and one of the first to paint landscapes of Hawaii and Samoa. He has been called “the ethnographer with a pallet” for his interest and sensitivity in depicting other cultures and races (source: biographer and anthropologist Valerie Smith). Wores was exposed to Asian culture as a child. His parents had fled political turmoil in 1848 and opened a shop a block from Chinatown. Wores began his art training at age 12 and became one of the first students to enroll in the School of Design under the direction of Virgil Williams in 1874. After a year he left to study art in Munich when he was 17. He spent the next six years in Munich where he joined a group of other young American artists who studied under artist Frank Duveneck. On a trip to Italy, Wores met and studied with James Whistler and began a lifelong friendship. Whistler’s interest in Asian art is thought to have inspired Wores later travels to the Orient. Upon returning to San Francisco in 1881, Wores began painting Chinatown subjects. He spent three years in Japan in the mid-1880s followed by years of traveling. He exhibited in London, NYC, Boston, and made a second trip to Japan before returning to San Francisco in 1898. He traveled extensively during 1901-03 to Hawaii, Samoa, and Spain and created figure studies of the native inhabitants. Sadly, many of Wores' paintings and his studio were destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco fire. The following year he was appointed dean of the San Francisco Art Institute, a position he held for six years. His work was featured in many exhibitions, including the Royal Academy in London and at The World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893, and is included in the collections of museums and institutions, such as the Honolulu Academy of Arts, The Brooklyn Museum, and The White House. He was a member of several artistic clubs, including The Bohemian Club, The Century Club, The Salmagundi Club, The Art Society of Japan, The New English Art Club (London), and The San Francisco Art Association. (Sources: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"; Valerie Smith, "Visual Pioneers of the 19th century: the World of Theodore Wores," and The Society of California Pioneers (californiapioneers.org).

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

CONDITION: Overall good condition with grime and yellowing to varnish throughout. Some light buckling to canvas, top left. 6 1/2" area of exposed canvas, lower right. 1" x 1 1/2" oval patch visible center left en verso with corresponding inpainting (lower right of hut). [See more photos →]

$3,800.00$4,200.00
190 Lot 190: Paul Cornoyer O/C Painting, Figures on a City Street Paul Cornoyer O/C Painting, Figures on a City Street Lot 190: Paul Cornoyer O/C Painting, Figures on a City Street

Paul Cornoyer (New York/Missouri, 1864-1923) oil on canvas impressionist street scene, possibly New York or Paris, depicting figures strolling along a street near a statue of a man on a pedestal, with trees and buildings in the background. Signed "Paul Cornoyer" lower right. Housed in a carved giltwood frame. Sight: 10 1/4" H x 7 3/8" W. Framed: 16 1/4" H x 13 3/8" W. Biography: Cornoyer studied at the School of Fine Arts in St. Louis, Missouri and the Academie Julien in Paris. By 1894 he had returned to St. Louis, and painted a mural depicting the birth of St. Louis for the Planters Hotel in that city. In 1899, William Merritt Chase encouraged him to come to New York City. There, Cornoyer became known for his Tonalist urban scenes, specializing in using blurred effects to depict scenes of city streets after a rainfall. Cornoyer taught at the Mechanics Institute in New York, and later was an instructor in Massachusetts, moving there in 1917. He painted and exhibited his works up until his death in 1923.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Judge John Nixon, Nashville, Tennessee. Purchased from Stanford Fine Art, Nashville, 2014. A copy of the receipt is available to the winning bidder.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Canvas has been relined, however, the original canvas edges have been preserved. Slight buckling to canvas, left side. Minor areas of inpainting to four corners, largest 2", top left in sky area. Scattered spots of wear and minor abrasions/ flaking to gilt on frame. [See more photos →]

$2,800.00$3,200.00
191 Lot 191: Alexander Stuart O/C Maritime Painting, S.S. City of Sydney Alexander Stuart O/C Maritime Painting, S.S. City of Sydney Lot 191: Alexander Stuart O/C Maritime Painting, S.S. City of Sydney

Alexander Stuart (American, 1831-1898) oil on canvas marine or nautical painting of the ship S.S. City of Sydney, a Pacific Mail Steamship Company vessel which departed San Francisco for Manila in 1898 for service in the Spanish American War. The ship is depicted in calm waters with figures on board, with a coastline and several other boats in the background. Signed lower right and titled lower left. Housed in a molded giltwood frame. Sight: 17 1/2" H x 29 1/2" W. Framed: 22 1/4" H x 34 1/2" W. Artist biography: "Born in Scotland, Alexander Stuart became a painter of ship portraits who was listed in the census as living in New York in 1860. From 1863 to 1866, he served in the U.S. Navy and then spent the remainder of his life living along the Delaware River area near Philadelphia, Camden, Wilmington, etc. He worked for shipbuilders." Source: Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art."

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

CONDITION: Relined. 3 1/2" and 1 1/2" repaired tears to sky, upper left quadrant with corresponding inpainting evident under UV inspection. 1/4" flake to cloud area near center. Frame shows wear and discoloration to gilding with several scattered losses. [See more photos →]

$2,400.00$2,800.00
192 Lot 192: Horatio Walker W/C Painting with Cows Horatio Walker W/C Painting with Cows Lot 192: Horatio Walker W/C Painting with Cows

Horatio Walker (New York/Ontario, 1858-1938) watercolor painting depicting three cows gathered under the shade of trees with rural landscape and a small creek flowing in the background. Signed "Horatio Walker 1903". Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours paper label with title and artist's information, en verso. Housed in a gilt Louis XIV style frame. Sight: 16 1/4" H x 21 1/4" W. Framed: 26 1/2" H x 32" W. Biography (adapted from R. H. Love Galleries): Born in Canada, Horatio Walker was artistically trained in England and France before becoming an active member of the Rochester Art Club, serving as its secretary and, later, its president. He was known for his genre paintings of cattle in the Barbizon School tradition. Walker exhibited regularly at the Boston Art Club, the Art Institute of Chicago, and others. He was awarded medals at the Paris Universal Exposition of 1889, the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, the Pan-American Exposition in 1901, the St. Louis Universal Exposition in 1904, and the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco in 1915. Walker's work "The First Snow" occupies the permanent collection of the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Edith (Edie) M. Bass, Nashville, Tennessee. Most of the items from her estate in this auction were by descent from her parents, Walter Paul McBride and Claire Childs of Lake Forest, Illinois.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition, frame with minor repair to a couple carved gilt areas. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
193 Lot 193: John M. Tracy O/C Painting of a Cow and Calf John M. Tracy O/C Painting of a Cow and Calf Lot 193: John M. Tracy O/C Painting of a Cow and Calf

John Martin Tracy (American/Ohio, 1843-1893) oil on canvas genre painting of a cow and a calf standing outside the entrance of a barn with a hen and chicks at their feet. Signed "J. M. Tracy" lower right. Housed in a period gilt and gesso frame. Sight: 23 1/4" W x 15 1/2" H. Framed: 36 1/4" W x 28 1/2" H. Biography: J.M. Tracy was born near Rochester, Ohio, in 1843 and fought in the 19th Illinois Infantry during the Civil War. After discharge he attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Over the next few years he worked in California, Chicago, St. Louis and again in Paris. He moved to Greenwich, Connecticut in 1881 and began to paint sporting subjects. He was often called upon to do portraits of dogs. Suffering from a lingering illness, he moved to the milder climate of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, in the late 1880s or early 90s, where he died at the age of 49. Provenance: The collection of Dr. Andrew Wilkerson.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with light craquelure, some light inpainting to cow's right hand side, see black light photos for reference, some abrasion and very inpainting to perimeter of work visible under black light inspection, not effecting subject matter. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,200.00
194 Lot 194: Charles Fleischmann 19th c. W/C, Maryland Farm Scene Charles Fleischmann 19th c. W/C, Maryland Farm Scene Lot 194: Charles Fleischmann 19th c. W/C, Maryland Farm Scene

Charles Louis Fleischmann (District of Columbia/Maryland, 19th century) watercolor on paper landscape painting, depicting a farm with man plowing in a field, with horse and buggy, farm buildings, and brick house in the background, and cattle grazing in the foreground. Signed and dated "Ch L. Fleischmann 1886" lower right. Handwritten old paper label reading "July 14, 1893/Dear Maurice,/I expect by/this time you have returned" pasted en verso. Unframed. 13 3/4" H x 18 1/2" W. Biography: A painter and illustrator of German origin, Charles Fleischmann settled in the Washington DC area and was active there in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He painted primarily agricultural subjects, and many of his paintings are in the collection of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. His work is also on view at the National Arboretum, the Fruit Laboratory and the National Agricultural Library in Beltsville Maryland. (source: Askart). Provenance: by descent in the consignor's family; ancestors included the Hamilton and Caldwell families as well as the Brewer family of Rockville and Bingham County, Maryland. The Bingham-Brewer home in Rockville is on the National Register of Historic Places.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with creases, toning, areas of dampstaining, primarily to right side of sheet. Areas of white archival tape repair, largest 6" x 1/2", visible en verso. Old 4" repair to lower right that corresponds to location of handwritten label, en verso. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
195 Lot 195: George Edwin Bissell Bronze of President Abraham Lincoln George Edwin Bissell Bronze of President Abraham Lincoln Lot 195: George Edwin Bissell Bronze of President Abraham Lincoln

George Edwin Bissell (American, 1839-1920) bronze sculpture depicting President Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, standing and holding a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation in his right hand. Signed "Geo. E. Bissell" on the rear left corner of the base and "Copyright 1898" on the rear right corner of the base, with Gorham Co. Founders foundry mark, and stamped number 0441. 15 7/8" H. Biography: George Bissell was born in Connecticut, the son of a quarryman and marble-cutter. During the American Civil War he served in the Union Army. At the close of the war he joined his father's marble business in Poughkeepsie, New York. He studied the art of sculpture abroad including in Paris, during much of the last quarter of the 19th century. He is best known for his public sculptures including President Chester Arthur in Madison Square (NYC), Chancellor James Kent in the Washington Congressional Library, and Abraham Lincoln in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Source: Encyclopedia Brittanica).

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Ira Lipman, Memphis, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with very light wear, nice old patina. [See more photos →]

$4,800.00$5,200.00
196 Lot 196: Edward Berge Bronze Fountain, Duck Mother Edward Berge Bronze Fountain, Duck Mother Lot 196: Edward Berge Bronze Fountain, Duck Mother

Edward Berge (American, 1876-1924) bronze titled "Duck Mother", depicting a young child holding a duckling, standing above and gazing downward at a mother duck with outstretched wings and an open beak, who is gazing upward at the child. Impressed signature "E. Berge" on the rear of the base together with an impressed circular foundry stamp reading "Roman Bronze Works, N.Y., B20". The sculpture is piped as a fountain. 21 1/2" H x 9 5/8" W. Biography: Sculptor Edward Henry Berge of Baltimore, Maryland, was known for his bronze monuments, garden figures, and fountains. He studied at the Maryland Institute and the Rinehart School in Baltimore and the Academie Julian in Paris, and his work was exhibited at the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with oxidation and verdigris, particularly to lower third of the sculpture. A couple of minor abrasions noted to right side of body. [See more photos →]

$3,800.00$4,200.00
198 Lot 198: Large William Lester O/C Expressionist Landscape, Ship Channel Large William Lester O/C Expressionist Landscape, Ship Channel Lot 198: Large William Lester O/C Expressionist Landscape, Ship Channel

Large William Lewis Lester (Texas, 1910-1991) oil on canvas Expressionist landscape painting, titled "Ship Channel", depicting a bird's eye view of a man-made waterway emptying into a body of water to the right with a tree line, road, and hills in the midground and a lock system with ships in the background below a blue sky. Signed, titled and dated 1959 en verso. Additional handwritten label with artist name, title, year, and Austin, TX and additional numbering, en verso. Housed and matted in a modern ebonized wooden frame with a white wooden fillet. Sight: 29 5/8" H x 43 3/4" W. Frame: 36" H x 50 1/8" W. Biography: William Lewis Lester was raised in Dallas, TX, and studied with Thomas Stell and Olin Travis at the Dallas Art Institute. He was an active member of the Dallas Artists League from its inception in 1932 where he exerted his influence during the Great Depression in the evolution of Texas Regionalists art. Lester was also a founding member of the Lone Star Printmakers who created and exhibited lithographic prints. He taught at the school of the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts (Dallas Museum of Art) as well as at the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also served as chairman from 1952-1954. Lester was highly influenced from the mid-1950s onwards by the striking color and compositions of Mexican artworks, particularly the works of Rufino Tamayo, which led his painting towards greater levels of abstraction. He has been exhibited at the Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas, the Rockefeller Center, The New York World's Fair Exhibition, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Pan American Union. His work is permanently exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Witte Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and the American Embassy in Paris among many others. (Adapted from "Lester, William Lewis" by Earl D. Weed and Paul D. Lester, published Oct. 1, 1995 in the handbook of Dallas-Fort Worth; accessed 11/17/21 https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/lester-william-lewis)

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

CONDITION: Oil on canvas in overall very good condition with minute warping at the top and bottom edges, largest measuring 13" L. Frame with scattered surface scratches and some chips. [See more photos →]

$6,000.00$7,000.00
199 Lot 199: Harvey Joiner Oil on Board Forest Landscape Harvey Joiner Oil on Board Forest Landscape Lot 199: Harvey Joiner Oil on Board Forest Landscape

Harvey Joiner (Kentucky/Indiana, 1852-1932) oil on board landscape painting depicting sunlight breaking through a deserted road or path in a lush springtime forest setting. Signed "Harvey Joiner" lower left. Housed in a gilt carved rococo style frame with molded gilt wood liner, placard with artist name attached to lower margin of liner. Sight: 9 1/2" H x 19 1/2" W. Framed: 18 1/4" H x 27 1/4" W. Biography (from the Filson Historical Society): Born in Charlestown, Indiana, Harvey Joiner showed artistic capability at an early age. At 16, he worked on boats on the bayous of Louisiana, where he completed sketches of African-American culture. In the spring of 1874 he met a German portrait painter named Hoffman in St. Louis, and became his assistant and pupil. In later years Joiner became an itinerant painter, and eventually established a studio in Louisville, KY. He concentrated on portraits for the first twenty years of his career. Later he became famous for his woodland scenes, especially of beech trees, and exhibited all over the world. It is known that he exhibited in a private gallery in Denmark in 1923. Joiner's work is noted for its unique use of light and shadow, recalling the great French landscape artists of the 19th century.

CONDITION: Painting in overall very good condition. Frame with minor wear and some losses, primarily to lower left corner and minor rubbing to right margin of gilt liner. [See more photos →]

$1,600.00$1,800.00
200 Lot 200: Louisiana signed Portrait, "The Old Slave" Louisiana signed Portrait, "The Old Slave" Lot 200: Louisiana signed Portrait, "The Old Slave"

Exhibited New Orleans oil on board painting titled "The Old Slave," depicting a white-haired and bearded African American gentleman in suit and tie, facing the viewer with a direct gaze. Signed lower right "Bayon." Titled on label en verso for the Art Association of New Orleans with artist listed as Harriet Bayon (Louisiana, b. 1905) and note "not in sale." Additional labels for Dr. Charles Bayon, 1223 Maison Blanche Building, New Orleans, and Mrs. J. Charles Bayon, 510 Betz Place, Metarie, LA; written inscription "Property of Mrs. J. Charles Bayon." Housed in a plain gilt washed frame. Sight: 17" H x 12" W. Framed: 20 1/2" H x 16 1/2" W. Note: Harriet Bayon is listed in the 1940 census as 35 years old, living with her husband, Dr. Charles Bayon, and daughter in New Orleans. Nothing else is known about her background or training as an artist.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with light grime. Tiny 1/8" spot of loss lower right quadrant, near edge of subject's coat. Minor areas of inpainting apparent under UV inspection, including minute area under the subject's eye and areas in the upper background. Some trace amounts of gilding from the frame deposited on edges of board. [See more photos →]

$700.00$900.00
201 Lot 201: Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Pastel on Silk Portrait, Flower Seller Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Pastel on Silk Portrait, Flower Seller Lot 201: Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Pastel on Silk Portrait, Flower Seller

Elizabeth O'Neill Verner (South Carolina, 1883-1979) pastel on silk portrait depicting a Charleston flower vendor, seated with a bouquet of flowers in her hands while smoking a pipe. Faint, smeared signature lower right corner. Housed in an oak frame. Originally purchased from Knoke Galleries of Atlanta, Georgia, original gallery label included. Sight: 8 3/8" H x 7 3/4" W. Framed: 11 5/8" H x 11 1/8" W. Biography: "A native of Charleston, Elizabeth O'Neill Verner was an artist, teacher, and preservationist who became one of South Carolina's best known practitioners of the early twentieth century. Pastels and printmaking were her preferred media, and her images of residences, churches, and street scenes were widely recognized for their skill and authenticity, and for capturing the romantic sensibility of Charleston. She began her art training under the guidance of Alice Ravenel Huger Smith and then continued at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, beginning in 1901 for two years with noted instructor Thomas Anshutz. Following her time at the academy, she taught art in Aiken, South Carolina, before returning to Charleston. In 1907, she met and married E. Pettigrew Verner and raised their two children. She resumed her studies with Smith and turned her attention to depictions of her hometown, which she infused with the charm and local color that distinguishes Charleston. In land- and cityscapes, Verner often focused on the architecture and environment while deemphasizing any human presence. She eventually expanded her range to become an able portraitist and figurative painter." Source: The Johnson Collection.

PROVENANCE: Private Chattanooga, TN collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. Some light discoloration noted to silk. [See more photos →]

$5,000.00$5,500.00
202 Lot 202: Helen LaFrance O/B Portrait, Possible Self Portrait Helen LaFrance O/B Portrait, Possible Self Portrait Lot 202: Helen LaFrance O/B Portrait, Possible Self Portrait

Helen La France (Kentucky, 1919-2020) oil on board painting, possibly a self-portrait depicting the artist in her mid-80's. The subject wears a black and white floral patterned dress with her hair braided over to one side, and looks directly and serenely at her viewers. Signed lower right "Helen La France" and dated "7-2004" lower left. Housed in an antique gilt carved and ebonized wood frame. Sight: 20 3/8" H x 15 3/8" W. Framed: 30 1/2" H x 25 1/2" W. Biography: Self-taught African American artist Helen LaFrance was born on a Kentucky farm and began painting in her 40s. She is known for her "memory paintings"–drawn from her recollections of life growing up in the rural South. Several museums and private collectors, including Oprah Winfrey, own examples of her work." (Source: "Helen LaFrance Folk Art Memories" by Kathy Moses). Helen Lafrance died November 22, 2020, in a Mayfield, Kentucky nursing home at the age of 101.

PROVENANCE: Provenance: Private Kentucky collection. The consignor was a friend and patron of the artist.

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

$1,000.00$1,200.00
203 Lot 203: Helen La France O/B Portrait of Cornell Jones Helen La France O/B Portrait of Cornell Jones Lot 203: Helen La France O/B Portrait of Cornell Jones

Helen La France (Kentucky, 1919-2020) oil on board portrait painting depicting Cornell Jones (1923-1998) from Mayfield, Kentucky. Depicted as a middle-aged male, his hair parted to one side, sporting a pencil mustache and attired in a pale yellow suit. Signed "Helen La France" lower right and dated "'89". Pen notes en verso identifying the sitter along with a quote from the artist "ALWAYS dressed nice". Housed in a molded Chinese-style wood frame with brass corner elements. Sight: 22 1/4" H x 18 3/4" W. Framed: 26 1/2" H x 22 1/2" W. Note: In 1973, Cornell Jones became the first African American elected to the Mayfield, Kentucky City Council, and the first African American councilman in Graves County. He was re-elected to a third term in 1977. Jones was also a former president of the Mayfield NAACP Branch and was a WWII Army veteran. Cornell Jones was born in Paris, TN, the son of Velma L. Jones Blythe and James Provine. For more see "Mayor, 45 councilmen are black city officials," in 1978 Kentucky Directory of Black Elected Officials, Fifth Report by the Commission on Human Rights, p. 2; and Papers of the NAACP, Selected Branch Files, 1956-1965: Series A: The South, Jones, Cornell 7:0035 (Courtesy: http://nkaa.uky.edu/). Biography: "Self-taught African American artist Helen LaFrance was born on a Kentucky farm and began painting in her 40s. She is known for her "memory paintings" – Drawn from her recollections of life growing up in the rural South. Several museums and private collectors, including Oprah Winfrey, own examples of her work." (Source: "Helen LaFrance Folk Art Memories" by Kathy Moses). Helen Lafrance died November 22, 2020 in a Mayfield, Kentucky nursing home at the age of 101.

PROVENANCE: Provenance: Private Kentucky collection. The consignor was a friend and patron of the artist.

CONDITION: Painting overall good condition. Very slight abrasions to lower left corner. Frame with minor abrasions. Pen notes en verso. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,000.00
206 Lot 206: Mary Tillman Smith, Outsider Art Painting of a Figure in Pinks/Blues Mary Tillman Smith, Outsider Art Painting of a Figure in Pinks/Blues Lot 206: Mary Tillman Smith, Outsider Art Painting of a Figure in Pinks/Blues

Mary Tillman Smith (American/Mississippi, 1904-1995) house paint on plywood plank painting in shades of pink and blue, depicting a figure with halo or corona, possibly the Virgin Mary. Signed en verso in marker: "Mary T. Smith". 34"H x 24"W. Circa 1970s. Provenance: Private Nashville collection; acquired mid 1980s. Biography: Mary Tillman was born into a farming family in Copiah County in Southern Mississippi, the third of thirteen children. Although highly intelligent, she suffered from an early age from a hearing impairment, which made oral communication difficult, and she found an outlet in art. After working as a domestic servant and enduring two unsuccessful marriages, she began filling her Hazelhurst, Mississippi yard with art in the 1970s, using found materials such as tin and plywood. Many of Smith's paintings exhibited an abstracted religious iconography inspired by her deep faith. She also produced many portraits of family and friends. After a stroke in 1985, she is said to have slowed down to "only" producing two pieces of work a day, and she is believed to have painted very few if any pieces between 1991 and her death in 1995, when she died at the age of 91. (Source: Souls Grown Deep Foundation and Maresca, Frank; Ricco, Roger, eds. (1993). American Self-Taught. New York: Alfred A. Knopf).

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. 3/4" loss to wood and paint at lower left corner. A couple of possible extraneous streaks center right, near edge. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,200.00
207 Lot 207: Jim Sudduth Outsider Art Painting of a Woman Jim Sudduth Outsider Art Painting of a Woman Lot 207: Jim Sudduth Outsider Art Painting of a Woman

Jimmie Lee Sudduth (Alabama, 1910-2007) mud and paint on board outsider art bust portrait of a woman in a button-down blouse, executed in shades of red, pink, and gray, with painted red border. Signed center left side. 48" H x 24" W. Provenance: private Middle Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Wood frame added to verso for hanging. Some scattered grime/staining, particularly to the upper left quadrant, possibly in the making. [See more photos →]

$700.00$800.00
208 Lot 208: Jimmie Lee Sudduth Painting, Picking Cotton Jimmie Lee Sudduth Painting, Picking Cotton Lot 208: Jimmie Lee Sudduth Painting, Picking Cotton

Jimmie Lee Sudduth (Alabama, 1910-2007) paint and mud on board outsider art painting depicting four crouching African American figures picking cotton, surmounted by a large horse, wagon and driver. Signed "Jim Sudduth" top center. Housed in a natural rough hewn wood frame. Sight: 23 1/4" H x 46 3/4" W. Framed: 26 3/4" H x 50 3/4" W.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Some abrasions to panel, likely in the making. [See more photos →]

$600.00$800.00
209 Lot 209: Jimmie Lee Sudduth Full Length Painting, Native American Jimmie Lee Sudduth Full Length Painting, Native American Lot 209: Jimmie Lee Sudduth Full Length Painting, Native American

Jimmie Lee Sudduth (Alabama, 1910-2007) paint and mud on board outsider art full length portrait of a Native American with feathered chaps and headdress. Signed "Jim Sudduth" in pencil, across the top of the board. Housed in a contemporary wooden frame. Sight: 47" H x 23" W. Framed: 51 1/8" H x 27 1/4" W.

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

$600.00$650.00
210 Lot 210: Vannoy Streeter Banjo Player & Streetcar Wire Sculptures Vannoy Streeter Banjo Player & Streetcar Wire Sculptures Lot 210: Vannoy Streeter Banjo Player & Streetcar Wire Sculptures

Two (2) Vannoy Streeter (Tennessee, 1919-1998) wire sculptures, including one (1) depicting a banjo player wearing a hat and one (1) depicting a streetcar with hinged doors and front hood, having a denim fabric roof with cutout window sewn on with white thread, and two cardboard license plates at the front and rear with handwritten inscription reading "TENN 5367". Ranging in size from 8" H x 5 3/4" W x 4 1/8" D to 8 1/8" H x 13 3/4" W x 7 5/8" D. Biography: "Self-taught sculptor Vannoy Streeter was known as "Wireman" because of the fanciful creations he fashioned from coat hangers and metal wire. Best known for his depictions of the Tennessee Walking Horse, Streeter also created scores of other images using wrapped and twisted wire. By the time of his death in 1998, Streeter had gained national exposure. He participated in the National Black Arts Festival in 1990, and his work attracted collectors from around the United States. Born in 1919 in Wartrace, Tennessee, Streeter moved with his family to what would later become a Tennessee Walking Horse farm. At the time, owners were still training their mixed thoroughbreds to prance in front of buggies. The oldest of six brothers, he learned the horse grooming and training business from his father. When the first Walking Horse Celebration was held in Wartrace, Streeter was there to observe the high-stepping front legs and sliding, low-slung back legs that created the characteristic rocking gait. After the Walking Horse Celebration moved to its current home in the county seat of Shelbyville, Streeter took special pride in the fact that African American trainers helped develop the Walking Horse style that champion horse "Strolling Jim" was from Wartrace." (source: The Tennessee Encyclopedia).

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, TN Collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with surface grime and some fraying to denim roof of streetcar. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
215 Lot 215: 2 Peti Clements Acrylic Paintings, Going Home I and II 2 Peti Clements Acrylic Paintings, Going Home I and II Lot 215: 2 Peti Clements Acrylic Paintings, Going Home I and II

Two (2) small Peti Clements (Alabama, 1911-1999) Black Americana folk art acrylic on board paintings, both titled "Going Home". 1st item. Painting depicting a group of African American figures going home at the end of a day of work in the field with bags full of cotton towards their homes. Signed "Peti Clements" lower right. Titled and dated, "1984" en verso. Housed in a carved wood frame with a linen liner. Sight: 4 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W. Framed: 13 1/4" H x 15 1/4" W. 2nd item: Painting depicting African American figures loading cotton onto a wagon led by two horses in a field, with three young children walking hand in hand and a dog in the foreground. Signed "Peti Clements" lower right. Title, dated "1985", and artist name in pencil en verso. Housed in a wood frame with a linen liner. Sight: 7 1/2" H x 9 1/2" W. Framed: 16 1/4" H x 18 1/4" W. Note: Peti Clements was a female African American folk artist. She was raised on a rural Alabama farm and many of her paintings depict scenes of her early everyday life. Her work is represented in the permanent collection of the Tennessee Valley Art Museum, Tuscumbia, AL.

PROVENANCE: Private Alabama collection.

CONDITION: Both items in overall good condition. Frames with very light areas of abrasions. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
216 Lot 216: 2 Peti Clements Folk Art Paintings: Quilting Bee, General Store 2 Peti Clements Folk Art Paintings: Quilting Bee, General Store Lot 216: 2 Peti Clements Folk Art Paintings: Quilting Bee, General Store

Two (2) Peti Clements (Alabama, 1911-1999) Black Americana acrylic landscape paintings. 1st item: Acrylic on board painting titled "Come Up and See Me Sometime" depicting a village scene with African American adults and children working and playing along a road leading to a house and General Store. Signed "Peti Clements" lower right. Title, dated "1981" and artist name en verso. Housed in a wooden frame. Sight: 10 3/4" H x 14 1/4" W. Framed: 15" H x 19" W. 2nd item: Acrylic on canvas painting titled "Quilting Bee" depicting an interior genre scene with three women quilting and younger children playing and eating around a hearth. Signed "Peti Clements" lower right. Title, dated "1986", and artist name in pencil en verso. Housed in a wooden frame with a linen liner. Sight: 7 1/2" H x 9 1/2" W. Framed: 12" H x 14" W. Note: Peti Clements was a female African American folk artist. She was raised on a rural Alabama farm and many of her paintings depict scenes of her early everyday life. Her work is represented in the permanent collection of the Tennessee Valley Art Museum, Tuscumbia, AL.

PROVENANCE: Private Alabama collection.

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

$400.00$450.00
217 Lot 217: 3 Small Peti Clements Folk Art Paintings 3 Small Peti Clements Folk Art Paintings Lot 217: 3 Small Peti Clements Folk Art Paintings

Three (3) Small Peti Clements (Alabama, 1911-1999) Black Americana folk art acrylic on board paintings, including one (1) "The Twins", one (1) titled "Bound for the Promised Land", and one (1) titled "Welcome Home", each depicting African African figures engaged in various scenes of everyday life in the rural south. All signed "Peti Clements", lower left or right. Additionally signed with titles and dates, en verso of frame. All housed in wooden frames. Sights ranging from 3 1/2" H x 4 1/2" W to 4 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W. Frames ranging from 5 3/4" H x 6 3/4" W to 7" H x 9 1/4" W. All items circa 1983. Note: Peti Clements was a female African American folk artist. She was raised on a rural Alabama farm and many of her paintings depict scenes of her early everyday life. Her work is represented in the permanent collection of the Tennessee Valley Art Museum, Tuscumbia, AL.

PROVENANCE: Private Alabama collection.

CONDITION: All items in overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
218 Lot 218: Meyer Wolfe regional Realist Lithograph, Vanderbilt Clinic Meyer Wolfe regional Realist Lithograph, Vanderbilt Clinic Lot 218: Meyer Wolfe regional Realist Lithograph, Vanderbilt Clinic

Meyer R. Wolfe (Tennessee/New York, 1897-1985), "Vanderbilt Clinic," 1939, American regional realist lithograph depicting a group of Black patients with weary expressions in a segregated waiting room at the Vanderbilt Medical Clinic in Nashville, Tennessee. A narrow doorway shows a white nurse, seated at a desk and reading, in an adjacent room. Titled and numbered "Ed 25" lower left. Signed and dated '39 lower right. Double matted and framed under glass in a giltwood frame. Sight: 13 5/8" H x 19" W. Framed: 18 1/4" H x 23 1/2" W. Note: this is perhaps the best recognized of a series of approximately 15 lithographs created by Wolfe depicting lives of African Americans in Nashville during the Jim Crow era, and speaks to healthcare challenges the artist observed facing many Black Nashvillians. There were 25 prints in the single edition; the stone plates used to create this and other prints in the series are no longer extant. This particular image, along with Wolfe's "Red Eye's Hall" and "Tuesday-Ophelia" from the same series, are among the labor related prints and drawings in the Ben and Beatrice Goldstein Foundation Collection at the Library of Congress; "Vanderbilt Clinic" is also in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Art and Vanderbilt University. Biography: Meyer ("Mike") Wolfe was born into a Jewish Lithuanian immigrant family, the second of ten children. He was raised in a low-income, multiracial neighborhood of Nashville just north of the Tennessee State Capitol, where he observed the social and cultural lives of his African American friends. As a teen with an interest in drawing, he became a protege of Pulitzer Prize winning Nashville cartoonist Carey Orr. In 1917 he studied briefly at the Art Institute of Chicago and worked as an illustrator. In 1918 he moved to New York and met Ashcan School painter John Sloan, who became one of his most influential teachers. Wolfe traveled to Paris in 1926 to train at the Academie Julian in Paris. While overseas, he met (and later married) the fashion photographer Louise Dahl-Wolfe. Meyer exhibited at the San Francisco Art Association, the New York 1939 World's Fair, and in Nashville, where he later returned to live. However, much of his later life was spent supporting and managing his wife's career, and as a result, many of Wolfe's paintings and prints were never publicly shown or sold. His narrative lithographs of African American life in Nashville during the 1930s are considered among his most important works and very rarely come on the market. His work is also held by the National Museum of American Art-Smithsonian Institution, the Tennessee State Museum, and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis. Sources: "Meyer Wolfe: The Star of All Things" (digital exhibit catalog for the 2021 exhibit at the Nashville Parthenon); Dr. Lawrence Wolfe; Robert Ikard, Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Summer, 2007.

PROVENANCE: Collection of a retired physician, Nashville, Tennessee.

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

$600.00$700.00
219 Lot 219: 3 Joseph Delaney Female Figure Sketches, incl. Nudes 3 Joseph Delaney Female Figure Sketches, incl. Nudes Lot 219: 3 Joseph Delaney Female Figure Sketches, incl. Nudes

Three (3) Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) ink on paper drawings depicting recumbent female subjects, including two (2) nudes. Smallest nude drawing signed "Joseph Delaney" lower left; two (2) drawings unsigned. All items unframed. Ranging in size from 16" H x 10 1/2" W to 20" H x 26 3/4" W. Biography (By Frederick C. Moffat): Joseph Delaney was born in Knoxville in 1904, the ninth of ten children born to a Methodist Minister. He and his older brother, Beauford, discovered their interest in art by drawing on Sunday School cards. In 1930, Joseph left Tennessee for New York where Beauford was also working as an artist, and enrolled in the Art Students League under the tutelage of Thomas Hart Benton and Alexander Brooke. The subject matter he found there, including the city's landmarks and its people, are the images for which he is best known. In 1986, Delaney returned to Knoxville to live and was artist-in-residence for the University of Tennessee Art Department until his death in 1991. Delaney's works are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Chicago Art Institute, The Knoxville Museum of Art, and The Smithsonian American Art Museum.

PROVENANCE: The Estates of Ogust and Lois Imogene Delaney, Knoxville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with toning, few scattered minute foxing spots, scuff, and handling wear. Two largest drawings with creases; tears, largest 1 1/2"; and areas of loss, largest 3" x 1 1/2", to edges of sheets (slightly affects overall image of largest drawing ). [See more photos →]

$1,200.00$1,400.00
220 Lot 220: 3 Joseph Delaney Sketches, Male Figures 3 Joseph Delaney Sketches, Male Figures Lot 220: 3 Joseph Delaney Sketches, Male Figures

Three (3) Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) ink on paper drawings depicting male subjects in suits, including two (2) bust portraits and one (1) full-length portrait. Unsigned. All items unframed. Ranging in size from 16 1/4" H x 14" W to 24" H x 18" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estates of Ogust and Lois Imogene Delaney, Knoxville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with toning, areas of dampstaining, tears, largest 2", and areas of loss, largest 16 1/4" x 2 1/2" (does not affect overall image), to edges of sheets. [See more photos →]

$600.00$800.00
221 Lot 221: 12 Delaney Related Items, incl. 6 Sketches & Poster 12 Delaney Related Items, incl. 6 Sketches & Poster Lot 221: 12 Delaney Related Items, incl. 6 Sketches & Poster

Twelve (12) Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) items, including six (6) sketches and one (1) poster. 1st-11th items: Six (6) pen and ink sketches, including one (1) depicting male and female figures, some nude, one (1) depicting a nude male in various poses and a view of a female's legs, one (1) depicting a male and female couple sitting on a park bench, likely in Central Park, one (1) depicting three pigeons, one (1) depicting the portrait of a woman with downcast eyes, and one (1) depicting male and female portraits and a standing male nude. All initialled "J.D." Lot also includes four (4) paper ephemera items regarding Delaney: two (2) advertisement flyers for Delaney exhibitions, one (1) at the Studio Gallery, NY, n.d., and one (1) at the Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, Knoxville, TN, November 1-17, 1991, one (1) copy of Art Students League News, Vol. 23, No. 2, January-February 1970, and one (1) typed biography of Delaney. All housed in a black leatherette three ring portfolio. Sketches and paper items ranging in size from 6" H x 4" W to 11" H x 8 5/8" W. 12th item: Souvenir collage poster print featuring four works by Delaney, possibly published for his exhibition the Studio Gallery, NY. Housed under glass in a black wooden frame with giltwood trim. Sight: 16 3/4" H x 21 3/4" W. Framed: 18 1/4" H x 23 1/4" W. Biography: Joseph Delaney was born in Knoxville in 1904. He and his older brother, Beauford, discovered their interest in art by drawing on Sunday School cards. In 1930, Joseph left Tennessee for New York where Beauford was also working as an artist, and enrolled in the Art Students League under the tutelage of Thomas Hart Benton and Alexander Brooke. The subject matter he found there, including the city's landmarks and its people, are the images for which he is best known. In 1986, Delaney returned to Knoxville to live and was artist-in-residence for the University of Tennessee Art Department until his death in 1991. Delaney's works are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Chicago Art Institute, The Knoxville Museum of Art, and The Smithsonian American Art Museum. (courtesy of Frederick C. Moffatt)

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Lois Imogene Delaney, Knoxville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: 1st -11th items: Sketches and paper items in overall good condition with light toning. Nude male sketch with 1/2" x 1/2" area of loss to edge of sheet (does not effect image). Paper ephemera items with tears, largest 1 1/2", to edges. Portfolio with wear, losses to spine, surface grime. 12th item: Overall good condition with toning. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
222 Lot 222: Bill Sawyer O/B Painting, Flower Growing from a Tire Bill Sawyer O/B Painting, Flower Growing from a Tire Lot 222: Bill Sawyer O/B Painting, Flower Growing from a Tire

Bill Sawyer (American/Tennessee, 1936-1920) oil on board painting titled "Flower Growing from a Tire". The painting depicts a young African American toddler sitting on the top step of a narrow red brick house with partially boarded window. In the foreground, a small group of flowers bloom in soil set into a planter fashioned from a tire. Signed "Bill Sawyer" lower right. Titled with a faintly visible inscription reading "from Bill Sawyer" en verso. Float mounted in a carved wooden frame with traces of gilt, an off white linen liner, and a white wooden fillet. Board: 16" H x 20" W. Framed: 22 3/4" H x 26 1/2" W. Biography: Bill Sawyer was a self-taught artist from Nashville. He is said to have taken up painting while stationed in France in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1950s. His first exhibition was in Nashville in May of 1959 and he went on to have one-man shows at Daniel Orr's Gallery in San Diego, the Little Gallery in Memphis, TN, and the Parthenon in Nashville. Joseph Patterson, then the president of the American Association of Museums, arranged for a show of Sawyer's work at the Durlacher Brothers Gallery in New York in 1964. Sawyer was the first untrained artist to have a one-man show at the gallery, and his second show there, in 1966, sold out. Shortly after this time, Sawyer traveled overseas. After his trip, for unknown reasons, Sawyer seems to have never painted again. He sought privacy, living quietly in Nashville, where he passed away in 2020. After 1966, his work went on to be exhibited at the Fine Arts Center at Cheekwood, and in the Art of Tennessee exhibit at the Frist Museum (2006).

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, TN Collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with some scuffing and paint loss to the margin edges of the board. 2" x 1/2" area of surface scuffs to top left corner. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
223 Lot 223: Bill Sawyer O/B Painting, "Jones Comas" Bill Sawyer O/B Painting, "Jones Comas" Lot 223: Bill Sawyer O/B Painting, "Jones Comas"

Bill Sawyer (North Carolina/Tennessee, b. 1936) oil on board painting depicting an elderly man with downcast head, using crutches to walk down a deserted road. The sun is setting behind him, casting his shadow into the foreground. On his neck, he wears a sign reading "Jones Comas". The painting is rendered with clean lines and mathematical linear perspective. Signed "Bill Sawyer" lower left. Housed in a painted frame with a linen matte. Sight: 17 3/4" H x 13 1/2" W. Framed: 25 1/2" H x 21 1/4" W. Biography: Bill Sawyer was a self-taught artist from Nashville. He is said to have taken up painting while stationed in France in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. His first exhibition was in Nashville in May of 1959 and he went on to have one-man shows at Daniel Orr's Gallery in San Diego, the Little Gallery in Memphis, TN, and the Parthenon in Nashville. Joseph Patterson, then the president of the American Association of Museums, arranged for a show of Sawyer's work at the Durlacher Brothers Gallery in New York in 1964. Sawyer was the first untrained artist to have a one-man show at the gallery, and his second show there, in 1966, sold out. Shortly after this time, Sawyer traveled overseas. After his trip, for unknown reasons, Sawyer seems to have never painted again. He sought privacy, living quietly in Nashville, where he passed away in 2020. After 1966, his work went on to be exhibited at the Fine Arts Center at Cheekwood, and in the Art of Tennessee exhibit at the Frist Museum (2006).

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, TN Collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with minor abrasions to frame. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,400.00
224 Lot 224: Carroll Cloar Drawing, Epitaph of Ezekiel Polk Carroll Cloar Drawing, Epitaph of Ezekiel Polk Lot 224: Carroll Cloar Drawing, Epitaph of Ezekiel Polk

Large framed Carroll Cloar (American, 1913-1993) graphite on paper drawing, "The Epitaph of Ezekiel Polk," depicting a little girl standing beside a tomb with lengthy inscription. Signed lower left. Sight: 38 1/2" H x 27 1/2" W. Frame: 39 1/4" H x 28 1/4" W. Note: this work is a study for a painting by the same name, featured on p. 140 of "Hostile Butterflies and Other Paintings" (Memphis State University Press, 1977). It was acquired by the consignor from Guy Northrup, a writer and arts editor for the Memphis Commercial Appeal, who wrote the introduction for the book. Colonel Ezekiel Polk was a Revolutionary War veteran, signer of the Mecklenburg Declaration, and grandfather of President James K. Polk. After the war, Polk's atheist beliefs brought him increasing conflicts with his neighbors, and by 1790 he resettled his family in Tennessee. He was a pioneer of the area now known as Hardeman County. Polk is said to have written his own epitaph, which appears on his tomb. Biography: Caroll Cloar was known for incorporating nostalgic images from his Southern childhood, often merged with dreamlike motifs, into powerful magic realist scenes, and noted that literature, particularly by Southern Gothic writers such as William Faulkner or Eudora Welty, influenced his artistic approach. Cloar graduated from Southwestern College (now Rhodes College) in Memphis, Tennessee, and went on to study at the Memphis Adacemy of Arts under the artist George Oberteuffer. In 1936, he moved to New York to attend the Art Students League. There, Cloar's achievements earned him a McDowell fellowship which he used to travel across the American Southwest, West Coast, and Mexico. Cloar served with the Army Air Corps during World War II and upon his return, he was awarded a Guggenheim traveling scholarship to fund an extended sojourn to Central and South America. Two years later, several of his images were featured in a Life Magazine article titled 'Backwoods Boyhood,' and Cloar's career went on to receive additional national acclaim. By the mid-1950s, Cloar had settled permanently in Memphis, where he produced paintings, often executed in tempera and acrylic paints. His works are in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Brooks Museum of Art, and Library of Congress. In 1993, Cloar's painting, Faculty and Honor Students, Lewis Schoolhouse, was one of six paintings by American artist selected to commemorate the inauguration of President Clinton. (Source: The Johnson Collection/Memphis Brooks Museum of Art).

PROVENANCE: Private Memphis Collection, ex-Guy Northrup, Memphis, acquired directly from the artist.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with some light foxing and toning, sunning at edges. Some minor wear to frame. [See more photos →]

$1,600.00$1,800.00
225 Lot 225: Large Rudolph Ingerle Landscape Oil, Sundown on the Hollow Large Rudolph Ingerle Landscape Oil, Sundown on the Hollow Lot 225: Large Rudolph Ingerle Landscape Oil, Sundown on the Hollow

Rudolph Ingerle (American, 1879-1950), "Sundown on the Hollo", large oil on canvas landscape painting, bird's eye view of a mountain valley, likely the Smoky Mountains, in late afternoon sunlight. Birch trees bordered by evergreen trees stand in the foreground, overlooking a valley with winding river and cabins below, and sun-dappled mountains with profuse fall foliage in the background. Signed lower left "R. F. Ingerle". Housed in the original gilt carved and molded frame. Titled en verso upper left with old paper label with title, artist's biography, and awards; Chicago framing label stamp en verso of the frame. Sight: 37 1/4" H x 39 1/4" W. Framed: 43 1/2" H x 45 1/2" Q. Biography: Rudolph Ingerle, sometimes called 'The Painter of the Smokies', was born to a Moravian family, immigrated to the U.S. as a child and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. He was an early founder of the Indiana School of Painting in Brown County and the Society of Ozark Painters. Ingerle first visited the Smoky Mountains in 1920 and fell in love with Eastern Tennessee and Western North Carolina. At that time, the natural beauty of the area was threatened by logging companies. Ingerle painted numerous landscapes there and is among the artists credited with raising awareness of the need for protection, which helped result in the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1934. When not painting in the mountains, Ingerle maintained a studio in Chicago from which he exhibited paintings in many major museums and galleries including the Art Institute of Chicago and the Pennsylvania Academy, and one man shows at the Mint Museum and Hickory Museum of Art during his lifetime. His work was featured in the 2006 Art of Tennessee exhibit at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and will also be featured in an upcoming exhibit on Smoky Mountain landscapes at the Tennessee State Museum.

CONDITION: Painting overall very good condition with some slackness to canvas noted at the corners. Light overall grime with very slight craquelure to upper left sky area. 1" x 3/4" area of inpainting over possible old repair, center. Areas of fluorescence to top of tree at center, largest 6 1/2" x 4", does not correspond to repair to canvas, possibly varnish layer. Light scattered expected wear to frame. [See more photos →]

$3,000.00$3,400.00
226 Lot 226: Charles Krutch Watercolor, Smoky Mountain Landscape Charles Krutch Watercolor, Smoky Mountain Landscape Lot 226: Charles Krutch Watercolor, Smoky Mountain Landscape

Large Charles Krutch (Tennessee, 1849-1934) East Tennessee watercolor on paper depicting a verdant mountain landscape with a river and road visible in the foreground. Scene likely depicts the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Signed lower right in red "Krutch". Sight -19 7/8" W x 10 7/8" H. Framed – 28" W x 19 3/4"H. Biography (Courtesy Knoxville Museum of Art): Krutch is regarded as one of East Tennessee's first painters to specialize in scenes of the Smoky Mountains. Krutch earned the nickname "Corot of the South" for his soft, atmospheric watercolor and oil paintings of the mountain range that served as his sole focus.

CONDITION: Painting overall very good condition. Blue "stain" or dot in center sky likely in the making and not an imperfection. Frame with scattered minor abrasions. Watercolor is hinge mounted. [See more photos →]

$1,200.00$1,400.00
227 Lot 227: Louis E. Jones O/B, Autumn Smoky Mountain Landscape Louis E. Jones O/B, Autumn Smoky Mountain Landscape Lot 227: Louis E. Jones O/B, Autumn Smoky Mountain Landscape

Louis Edward Jones (Tennessee, 1878-1958) oil on canvasboard painting depicting a road leading through trees with early autumn foliage, with the Great Smoky Mountains in the background beneath a blue sky. Signed "LE Jones" en verso of board. Housed in a grey and off white wormy wood frame. Sight: 11 5/8" H x 13 3/8" W. Framed: 15 1/2" H x 17 1/2" W. Note: Jones was an Impressionist painter from Woodstock, New York who established the Cliff Dwellers studio in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with grime and paint flakes/areas of loss, largest 3/8" x 1/4", primarily to top left quadrant of board. Two 1/2" abrasions, lower left and right of board, possibly from framing. Frame with minor abrasions. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
228 Lot 228: Louis E. Jones O/B, Smoky Mountain Landscape Painting Louis E. Jones O/B, Smoky Mountain Landscape Painting Lot 228: Louis E. Jones O/B, Smoky Mountain Landscape Painting

Louis Edward Jones (Tennessee, 1878-1958) oil on canvas board painting depicting a group of trees at the base of a mountain, likely part of the Great Smoky Mountains range, beneath a cloudy grey sky. Unsigned. Housed in a grey painted wooden frame with an off-white wooden sight edge. Sight: 11 1/2" H x 13 1/2" W. Framed: 15" H x 17" W. Note: Jones was an Impressionist painter from Woodstock, New York, and established the Cliff Dwellers studio in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with few abrasions, largest 1/2", primarily to center-right and lower left. Small areas of surface grime or inclusions, top left in sky. [See more photos →]

$800.00$900.00
229 Lot 229: Carl Sublett abstract watercolor, Mountain Red Carl Sublett abstract watercolor, Mountain Red Lot 229: Carl Sublett abstract watercolor, Mountain Red

Carl Sublett (Tennessee, 1919-2008), "Mountain Red," abstract watercolor on paper landscape painting suggesting the rock face of a mountain surrounded by a border rendered in shades of red, brown, yellow, blue, and green. Dated and signed "78 Sublett" lower right. Collector's Gallery, Nashville, TN label with The Framework, Nashville, TN black ink stamp, en verso. Float mounted and housed under glass in a carved giltwood frame. Sheet: 22 1/2" H x 30" W. Framed: 25 3/4" H x 33 1/4" W. Biography: Carl Sublett studied Art History at the American Academy in Florence, Italy, after serving as a sergeant in World War II. He moved to Knoxville in 1954 where he studied with Kermit Ewing and eventually became a Professor of Fine Art at the University of Tennessee. Sublett was a founding member of the art group, The Knoxville Seven, a progressive group working from 1955-1965, which produced some of the first abstract expressionist art in Tennessee. In 1982 he retired from teaching and in 1984, he opened the Sublett Gallery in Knoxville. In 1991, "The Unseen Carl Sublett" was the first exhibit at the new Knoxville Museum of Art (built on the site of the 1982 World's Fair). Sublett won numerous awards for his paintings and was a member of the National Academy of Design. His works are in the collections of the National Academy of Design, The Tennessee State Museum, and Cheekwood, Nashville. (Source: The Tennessee Arts Commission).

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, TN Collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with slight waviness to sheet. Not examined outside of frame. Frame with natural age shrinkage, minor areas of loss to gilt. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
230 Lot 230: Carl Sublett W/C Painting, Winter Lean Carl Sublett W/C Painting, Winter Lean Lot 230: Carl Sublett W/C Painting, Winter Lean

Carl Sublett (Tennessee, 1919-2008), "Winter Lean," watercolor on paper landscape depicting a bare snow-laden tree line on a low ridge with the foremost tree having a distinct leftward tilt and a bright sky in the background. Titled, dated, and signed in pencil "Winter Lean 72 Sublett" lower right. Housed and double matted under glass in a black frame with chrome fillet. Sight: 25 1/4" H x 23 3/4" W. Framed: 33 1/2" H x 30" W. Biography: Carl Sublett studied Art History at the American Academy in Florence, Italy after World War II and became Professor of Fine Art at the University of Tennessee. Sublett was a member of the National Academy of Design. His works are in the collections of the National Academy of Design, The Tennessee State Museum, and Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, TN Collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition minute discoloration of paper at lower border. Not examined outside of frame. Frame with slight scattered surface abrasions. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
231 Lot 231: John Chumley Winter Landscape, Foot Path, Exhibited John Chumley Winter Landscape, Foot Path, Exhibited Lot 231: John Chumley Winter Landscape, Foot Path, Exhibited

John Wesley Chumley (Virginia/Tennessee, 1928-1984), "Foot Path," watercolor on bristol board, winter landscape painting depicting rolling hills dotted with farmsteads and barns, under a blanket of freshly fallen snow. A footpath in the snow is visible far right foreground, leading to a house with large barren tree mid-ground. Signed "Chumley" lower left, titled and dated 1973 en verso. The Bonfoey Gallery (Cleveland, OH) label en verso. Housed under glass in a silver-gilt frame with linen matte and beaded wood liner. Sight: 13 3/4" H x 23 1/4" W. Framed: 24" H x 34" W. Note: This painted was exhibited at Hirschl Adler Galleries, located in New York City, in 1975, together with 18 other works. It is listed on page 6 of the gallery exhibition book, and a copy will be available to the winner of this lot. Biography: John Wesley Chumley was born in 1928 in Rochester, Minnesota while his father, a Tennessee native, was in his surgical residency at Mayo Clinic. He attended McCampbell School and the Tennessee Military Institute in Sweetwater, Tennessee. His concentration on art quickly grew after a football injury. His post-graduate study under Walter Stuempfig at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts further convinced him that his field was realism and the rural countryside his stimulus. As he refined his work, there were other influential centers of art along the way -the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, where he met his wife Bettye (Skip) Roberts; and the Fort Worth Center of Art, Fort Worth, Texas, where he was artist-in-residence from 1958-1961. In 1961 the couple moved to a 200-acre farm in Middleton, VA that provided scenery, wildlife, plants and inspiration for the artist. Chumley's character and personality were reflected in the choice of his chief medium -egg tempera, the most difficult and "slowest," although he also painted in watercolors and oil. His painstaking representation of scenery, plants, and lifelike human and animal subjects with tempera -a tedious process involving a mixture of pigment, egg yolk, and water which dried quickly- enabled him to express his perception of light. As John observed, "Light is my bag." (source: Adapted from Askart, taken from http://www.fountaincitytnhistory.info/People5-Chumley.htm with the permission of Fountain City Historian J.C. Tumblin)

PROVENANCE: Private Southern collection.

CONDITION: Painting overall good condition. One area of toning/spotting to paper lower mid margin. Frame with very minor scattered abrasions, some scattered discoloration to linen liner. [See more photos →]

$2,000.00$2,400.00
232 Lot 232: John Chumley Painting,Toadstools in Sunlight, Exhibited John Chumley Painting,Toadstools in Sunlight, Exhibited Lot 232: John Chumley Painting,Toadstools in Sunlight, Exhibited

John Wesley Chumley (Virginia/Tennessee, 1928-1984), "Toadstools in Sunlight," watercolor on bristol board painting, depicting a lush woodland interior with orange Jack-O-Lantern mushrooms and white mushrooms emerging around the base of tree. A vine meanders along the trunk, which is highlighted with rays of sunlight emerging from the left side of the scene. Signed "Chumley" upper right. John Chumley label with painting title and dimensions en verso. Housed under glass in a molded giltwood frame with linen mat. Sight: 16 1/2" H x 27" W. Framed: 28 1/2" H x 38 1/2" W. Note: This painting was exhibited at the show "The World of Chumley" held at The Columbia Museum of Art (Columbia, SC) in 1977. A copy of the exhibit catalog is available with this painting. Biography: John Wesley Chumley was born in 1928 in Rochester, Minnesota while his father, a Tennessee native, was in his surgical residency at Mayo Clinic. He attended McCampbell School and the Tennessee Military Institute in Sweetwater, Tennessee. His concentration on art quickly grew after a football injury. His post-graduate study under Walter Stuempfig at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts further convinced him that his field was realism and the rural countryside his stimulus. As he refined his work, there were other influential centers of art along the way -the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, where he met his wife Bettye (Skip) Roberts; and the Fort Worth Center of Art, Fort Worth, Texas, where he was artist-in-residence from 1958-1961. In 1961 the couple moved to a 200-acre farm in Middleton, VA that provided scenery, wildlife, plants and inspiration for the artist. Chumley's character and personality were reflected in the choice of his chief medium -egg tempera, the most difficult and "slowest," although he also painted in watercolors and oil. His painstaking representation of scenery, plants, and lifelike human and animal subjects with tempera -a tedious process involving a mixture of pigment, egg yolk, and water which dried quickly -enabled him to express his perception of light. As John observed, "Light is my bag." (source: Adapted from Askart, taken from http://www.fountaincitytnhistory.info/People5-Chumley.htm with the permission of Fountain City Historian J.C. Tumblin).

PROVENANCE: Private Southern collection.

CONDITION: Painting and frame overall very good condition. Few spots of discoloration to mat. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
233 Lot 233: John Chumley Watercolor Woodland Scene, Dark Forest, Exhibited John Chumley Watercolor Woodland Scene, Dark Forest, Exhibited Lot 233: John Chumley Watercolor Woodland Scene, Dark Forest, Exhibited

John Wesley Chumley (Virginia/Tennessee, 1928-1984), "Dark Forest," watercolor on bristol board painting depicting a lush woodland interior with orange Jack-O-Lantern mushrooms and white button mushrooms emerging around the base of tree along with vines and fern. John Chumley label with painting title and dimensions en verso. Housed in a molded giltwood frame with linen liner. Sight: 21 3/4" H x 27 3/4" W. Framed: 29 5/8" H x 35 1/4" W. Note: This painting was exhibited at the show "The World of Chumley" held at The Columbia Museum of Art (Columbia, SC) in 1977. A copy of the exhibit catalog is available to the winning bidder on this painting. Biography: John Wesley Chumley was born in 1928 in Rochester, Minnesota while his father, a Tennessee native, was in his surgical residency at Mayo Clinic. He attended McCampbell School and the Tennessee Military Institute in Sweetwater, Tennessee. His concentration on art quickly grew after a football injury. His post-graduate study under Walter Stuempfig at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts further convinced him that his field was realism and the rural countryside his stimulus. As he refined his work, there were other influential centers of art along the way -the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, where he met his wife Bettye (Skip) Roberts; and the Fort Worth Center of Art, Fort Worth, Texas, where he was artist-in-residence from 1958-1961. In 1961 the couple moved to a 200-acre farm in Middleton, VA that provided scenery, wildlife, plants and inspiration for the artist. Chumley's character and personality were reflected in the choice of his chief medium -egg tempera, the most difficult and "slowest," although he also painted in watercolors and oil. His painstaking representation of scenery, plants, and lifelike human and animal subjects with tempera -a tedious process involving a mixture of pigment, egg yolk, and water which dried quickly -enabled him to express his perception of light. As John observed, "Light is my bag." (source: Adapted from Askart, taken from http://www.fountaincitytnhistory.info/People5-Chumley.htm with the permission of Fountain City Historian J.C. Tumblin).

PROVENANCE: Private Southern collection.

CONDITION: Painting missing the original glass. Some very light inconspicuous areas of scratching/abrasions noted to lower right corner, right margin and center. Minor abrasion to mid-left side of linen liner; liner has a couple of discolored spots. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
235 Lot 235: 2 Gilbert Gaul O/C Red Cross Nurse Paintings 2 Gilbert Gaul O/C Red Cross Nurse Paintings Lot 235: 2 Gilbert Gaul O/C Red Cross Nurse Paintings

Two (2) Gilbert Gaul (American, 1855-1919) World War I impressionist battlefield paintings, including one (1) oil on canvas scene depicting Red Cross nurses helping to carry a wounded soldier on a stretcher and one (1) oil on canvas scene depicting three Red Cross nurses standing in a field. Both are unframed and unsigned. 13 3/4" H x 10 1/4" W and 11 3/4" H x 16" W. Both early 20th century. Note: Although both paintings are unsigned, included are two authentication letters by John Reeves and David Saltzman, attesting that these paintings, and the others in this series (sold in our past two auctions), were painted by Gilbert Gaul. A hand written note included with the series of paintings state that the paintings were done "on the battlefields of France during the World War". Copies of the authenticity letters are available to the winning bidder of this lot. 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: Both paintings overall good condition with light grime. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
236 Lot 236: William Shackelford O/C Portrait, Baby with a Blue Shoe William Shackelford O/C Portrait, Baby with a Blue Shoe Lot 236: William Shackelford O/C Portrait, Baby with a Blue Shoe

William Stamms Shackleford (Kentucky/Tennessee, 1814-1878) oil on canvas oval portrait of a very young child holding a blue shoe, and wearing a lace dress rendered in precise detail. The child is seated on a bed with a red and green leaf-patterned quilt, against a plain background with a small window visible to the left. Unsigned. Housed in a period giltwood frame. Sight: 27 1/2" H x 22 1/2" W. Framed: 31 1/2" H x 27" W. Artist Biography: William Shackelford, alternate spelling Shackleford, is believed to have been born in 1814 in Kentucky. In 1833, Shackleford assisted Oliver Frazer in painting the full length portrait of George Washington in the old Statehouse at Franklin, KY. He worked as a portrait painter in several Kentucky towns including Bowling Green and Paris. In the 1850s he moved to Clarksville, Tennessee. He also worked in Franklin, TN. Shackelford also dabbled in inventing, and claimed to have invented the Revolver before Samuel Colt. He died in Missouri, where he had family, sometime in or after 1878. (Source: Portrait Painting in Tennessee, Tennessee Historical Quarterly vo. XLVI no. 4).

PROVENANCE: Estate of Judge John Nixon, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Original oval canvas has been laid on a later canvas and may have been cut down to fit the frame. A few visible holes or punctures to canvas, some of which have been in-painted, including repair on subject's forehead, approximately 1" a tear at shoe area, approximately 1", and a tear on the left side on the quilt, approximately 1 1/2". Overall craquelure and grime. Significant area of inpainting above subjects right shoulder, approximately 1.5" dia; and to the left of the sitter, approximately 1" H x 1.5" W, and some scattered inpainting throughout. See UV light photos for reference. Frame has worn some abrasions to the perimeter of the work. Some loss to gilding and cracks to frame. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
237 Lot 237: American School O/C Portrait of a Young Woman, poss. Lucy McClung's Mother American School O/C Portrait of a Young Woman, poss. Lucy McClung's Mother Lot 237: American School O/C Portrait of a Young Woman, poss. Lucy McClung's Mother

American School oil on canvas oval portrait painting depicting a young woman, possibly Lucy McClung's mother, with dark hair curled in ringlets, attired in a white gown with lace and bead decoration and a pleated skirt, and wearing a bracelet on her right wrist. She stands in front of a plain backdrop next to a pink rose resting on a table. Unsigned. Housed in a period Louis XV style giltwood and gesso frame. Sight: 35" H x 28" W. Framed: 49" H x 37 1/2" W. Late 19th century.

PROVENANCE: the Estate of Emilee Barnes Frincke, Knoxville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall light craquelure and some flea-bite losses. Small area of inpainting on sitter's forehead, visible under UV inspection. See black light photos for reference. Frame with cracking and repaired breaks. [See more photos →]

$700.00$800.00
238 Lot 238: Washington Girard O/C TN Landscape, Beech Trees Washington Girard O/C TN Landscape, Beech Trees Lot 238: Washington Girard O/C TN Landscape, Beech Trees

Washington Girard (Tennessee, 1873-1931) oil on canvas painting depicting beech trees surrounding a shaded pool of water in a dim forest setting. Signed "Washington Girard" lower left. Housed in a fluted giltwood frame. Sight: 16 1/2" H x 13 1/2" W. Framed: 20 3/4" H x 17 3/4" W. Biography: "William Washington "Wash" Girard was born on Sycamore Creek in Cheatham County, TN and after high school traveled to New York to study under marine painter Edward Moran. Following the death of his girlfriend, he returned to Nashville, where he continued painting and was a prolific writer. His paintings of beech trees, his favorite theme, were often small and painted on Sycamore Creek or Brown's Creek in the Nashville area. Not overly sentimental, these paintings were praised for their romanticism while remaining realistic." (source: Weesner, "William Washington Girard", Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Spring, 1986).

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with slight buckling to center right of canvas. Possible light scratch upper right quadrant. [See more photos →]

$800.00$900.00
239 Lot 239: William Posey Silva O/B, Southern Landscape William Posey Silva O/B, Southern Landscape Lot 239: William Posey Silva O/B, Southern Landscape

William Posey Silva (Georgia/Tennessee, 1859-1948) oil on board impressionist landscape painting of a Southern pine forest, signed lower left "William P. Silva." New, early 20th century style giltwood frame with carved corner ornament. 15-3/8" H x 11-3/8" W sight, 22" H x 18" W framed. Found in the Chattanooga, TN area. Biography: William Posey Silva was born in Savannah, Georgia, and spent his first fifty years of life successfully running his family's chinaware business. In 1887 he moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee, and began taking art instruction. He enrolled in the Academie Julian in Paris as a student of Jean Paul Laurens and also painted with American impressionist Chauncey Ryder. He had his first solo exhibition in 1909 at the Georges Petit Gallery in Paris. That same year he returned to Chattanooga and began winning American acclaim for his impressionistic paintings of picturesque subject matter including Chattanooga landscapes and the pine forests near Savannah. He won the silver medal at the 1910 Appalachian Exposition in Knoxville and had a solo exhibition at the Telfair Academy in Savannah in 1917. He moved to Washington DC and eventually to California in 1913. He was also a member of the California Art Club and the Salmagundi Club.

CONDITION: Canvas laid down on board; some minute abrasions along lower edge of painting, small (1/8") area in foliage flouresces indicating possible repair. 1/4" x 1/2" area of paint loss, lower right corner. [See more photos →]

$1,600.00$1,800.00
240 Lot 240: Cornelius Hankins Oil on Canvas Still Life with Grapes Cornelius Hankins Oil on Canvas Still Life with Grapes Lot 240: Cornelius Hankins Oil on Canvas Still Life with Grapes

Cornelius Hankins (Mississippi/Tennessee/Virginia, 1863-1946) oil on canvas vertically oriented still life painting depicting a branch with two bunches of purple grapes with both fresh green and dried brown leaves, against a reddish-brown background. Signed and dated "Cornelius Hankins 1899", lower right. Housed in a carved, fluted giltwood frame. Sight: 23 1/4" H x 15 1/8" W. Frame: 28 1/2" H x 20 1/4" 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 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 still lifes and landscapes, but made most of his income from portraits. He painted a number of prominent Southern subjects including Civil War officers and several governors. (Source: The Tennessee Encyclopedia).

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

CONDITION: Overall good condition with scattered slight abrasions to paint surface on the left border. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,000.00
241 Lot 241: Werner Wildner O/P Painting, October Leaf Werner Wildner O/P Painting, October Leaf Lot 241: Werner Wildner O/P Painting, October Leaf

Werner Wildner (Nashville, Tennessee, 1925-2004) surrealist oil on panel still life painting titled "October Leaf" depicting an upright leaf behind a nest filled with eggs and surrounded by feathers on a wooden table against a black background. Signed with a monogram "W." lower right. Handwritten label with title and additional information, en verso. Housed in a black painted wooden frame with dark gilt trim and a giltwood fillet. Sight: 9 1/2" H x 7 1/2" W. Framed: 16" H x 14 1/4" W. Biography: Wildner was born in Germany but moved to Detroit with his family as a child and then, as a teenager, to Nashville. He served in the Army in 1944 and went on to study art briefly at the Meinzinger Art School in Detroit. He returned to Nashville to practice commercial art, but by the mid-1950s had decided to pursue his own art career. Whimsical animals and fantastical, often grotesque creatures were a recurring theme of his work. Wildner met with critical and commercial success after a 1962 exhibit of his art at the Nashville site now known as Cheekwood. However, the death of his parents and collapse of his marriage in the 1970's led him to become reclusive in the last two decades of his life. (source: Askart).

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, TN Collection.

CONDITION: Painting in overall very good condition. Frame with abrasions, minor areas of loss to paint and gilt. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,000.00
242 Lot 242: 3 Werner Wildner Gnome Watercolor Paintings 3 Werner Wildner Gnome Watercolor Paintings Lot 242: 3 Werner Wildner Gnome Watercolor Paintings

Three (3) Werner Wildner (Nashville, Tennessee, 1925-2004) watercolor and gouache on paper paintings of gnomes, including one (1) depicting the profile of a male gnome dressed in orange with a pointed hat and carrying a pumpkin in a grassy field against a picket fence; one (1) depicting a male gnome from behind, dressed in red with a blue pointed hat and balanced on a ball while holding a cane; and one (1) female gnome, her face obscured by her hair, holding a spike in her left hand with an owl perched in her right hand. All initialed "W." lower left. All housed and matted under glass, male gnomes in matching metallic silver wooden frames, female gnome in a wooden frame. Sights ranging in size from 8 5/8" H x 8" W to 10" H x 8" W. Frames ranging in size from 14 3/4" square to 24" H x 20" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, TN Collection.

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

$400.00$500.00
243 Lot 243: Nowland Van Powell Ship Painting Nowland Van Powell Ship Painting Lot 243: Nowland Van Powell Ship Painting

William Nowland Van Powell (Tennessee, 1904-1973) oil on canvas maritime painting, depicting the Revolutionary War 32-gun frigate USS Randolph at sea, flying the flag of the United States Continental Navy. Titled on front of painted wood frame along with statistics for the ship including measurements, name of builders Wharton & Humphreys, and line from the Declaration of Independence, WE MUTUALLY PLEDGE TO EACH OTHER OUR LIVES, OUR FORTUNES AND OUR SACRED HONOR. Signed lower right with initials WNVP and date 1971. Cardboard placard en verso reads RANDAHL PHILADELPHIA. Sight – 30" H x 18" W. Frame 24 1/2" H x 36 1/2" W. Biography: Memphis, Tennessee architect and artist, Nowland Van Powell (1904-1977) retired from architecture in the 1970s and began to paint full-time. He is known for his paintings of ships and naval battles as well as painting Christmas cards for Vice President Spiro Agnew and family in 1971. Van Powell was the author of The American Navies of the Revolutionary War, a collection of his paintings with descriptive artist notes, which was published in 1974 by G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York.

PROVENANCE: Private West TN collection acquired from the Wilson family, the Memphis-based founders of Holiday Inn. Van Powell's ship paintings were displayed in the lobby of the Holiday Inn in Washington, DC; this painting is believed to have been among them.

CONDITION: Painting has a couple of scratches to right center edge crossing the bowsprit with small area of touchup visible under blacklight; additional minor areas that flouresce under UV inspection at three corners, not indicative of inpainting. Some minor wear and scattered chipping to back and sides of frame. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
302 Lot 302: Southeast Asian Thangka, Vat Purnima Festival Southeast Asian Thangka, Vat Purnima Festival Lot 302: Southeast Asian Thangka, Vat Purnima Festival

Large Southeast Asian Thangka, late 18th to early 19th century, watercolor, gouache, and gilt pigment on silk, depicting a central scene of four women beneath three trees, one in the act of tying a string around the trunk of the center tree, likely representing the Vat Purnima, a Hindu festival during which married women observe a fast and tie threads around a banyan tree and pray for the well-being of their husbands. The central scene is surrounded by stylized bands depicting cranes flying through a cloudy sky, top, a processional scene of bulls and a row of pink flowers, below, all surrounded by decorative scrolling foliate border. Float mounted and housed under glass in a giltwood frame. Thankga: 45" H x 39 3/4" W. Framed: 52 1/4" H x 46 3/4" W x 2 1/4" D.

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

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with craquelure, areas of loss, largest 1" x 1/4", to painted areas. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,200.00
303 Lot 303: Four Mughal Illuminated Manuscript Paintings Four Mughal Illuminated Manuscript Paintings Lot 303: Four Mughal Illuminated Manuscript Paintings

Four (4) Mughal or Persian illuminated gouache and watercolor manuscripts depicting court and interior scenes. 1st item: Pair of illuminated manuscripts, together in one frame, depicting intimate scenes of a king with a female, one in an interior with partial landscape view and the other on a terrace. Figures are depicted in royal attire with jewels, reclining on floor cushions and rugs, with a fountain in the foreground, sharing a drink. Each manuscript top border with Nastaliq script; one with Nastaliq script to lower left margin. Housed in a giltwood frame linen matte and blue liner. Sights: 8 3/8" H x 4 1/8" W. Frame: 16" H x 18 1/4" W. 2nd item: Framed illuminated manuscript depicting a bustling court scene, the center with an emperor seated on a throne surrounded by numerous attendants engaging in various activities together with figures approaching the throne upper left. Architectural elements and floral alcoves visible in the background. Nastaliq script to lower-middle margin. Housed in a giltwood frame with linen matte and red liner. Sight: 8 1/4" H x 5 1/4" W. Framed: 15 7/8" H x 12 7/8" W. 3rd item: Framed illuminated manuscript depicting an interior scene with a royal figure seated on a throne surrounded by three attendants, two with canes, with four more figures standing in the foreground, three of which are carrying canes and one with a shield upon his back. Foliate architectural alcoves are depicted in the background and mid-ground. Upper and lower borders with Nastaliq script. Housed in a giltwood frame with linen matte and red liner. Sight: 7" H x 3 3/4" W. Framed: 13" H x 9 3/4" W. All pieces late 18th/early 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Carolyn Mulder, Fairfax, Virginia.

CONDITION: All pieces in overall good condition with scattered foxing, creasing, and some areas of staining. Scattered tearing to edges, larges measuring 1/4" L; loss to lower left corner of one panel in first pair. [See more photos →]

$700.00$1,000.00
304 Lot 304: 4 Islamic & Mughal Items, incl. Gouache Paintings, Prayer Pages 4 Islamic & Mughal Items, incl. Gouache Paintings, Prayer Pages Lot 304: 4 Islamic & Mughal Items, incl. Gouache Paintings, Prayer Pages

Group of four (4) Mughal and Middle Eastern items. 1st item: Mughal watercolor and gouache on paper painting depicting a couple reclining under a canopy, serving each other from a cup and being attended by two figures approaching with a covered dish and a bottle. Housed and matted under glass in a giltwood frame with giltwood fillet. Framer's sticker label, en verso. Sight: 9 3/4" H x 6 3/8" W. Framed: 20 1/2" H x 15 1/2" W. 19th century. 2nd item: Mughal watercolor and gouache on paper painting depicting an elephant with a jeweled tusk in red and gold ceremonial dress with blue and gilt flourish corners, Nastaliq script, and orange and brown with gilt borders surrounding. Housed in a giltwood frame. Pen inscription "Purchased in Udiapur, India 2005" and framer's sticker label, en verso. Sight: 16 1/2" H x 11 1/2" W. Frame: 20 1/2" H x 15 1/2" W. Late 19th to early 20th century. 3rd item: Painted leaf with rose decorated border enclosing Islamic or Persian illuminated calligraphy on a gilt painted background. Scattered gold flecks around the perimeter, possible signature lower right. Housed in a contemporary frame with a matte. Sight: 7 1/2" H x 4 1/4" W. Framed: 13 1/4" H x 10 1/4" W. 4th item: Framed pair of pages from an Arabic prayer book with black and gilt ink on paper housed with a marbled red rabbet and gilt fillet under glass in a giltwood frame. Printed label with age, description, framing specifications, en verso of frame. Sights: 4 1/2" H x 2 3/4" W. Frame: 12 1/2" H x 15 5/8" W. 17th century.

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

CONDITION: 1st and 2nd items: Both pieces in overall good condition with slight warping to paper, light toning, not examined out of frame. 3rd item: Excellent condition. 4th item: light toning, overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
305 Lot 305: Persian Qajar Painting of Hunting Party Persian Qajar Painting of Hunting Party Lot 305: Persian Qajar Painting of Hunting Party

Persian Qajar lacquered papier-mache painting depicting a royal hunting party. The central crowned figure slaughters a lion in a clearing, while another crowned figure takes aim at a large cat feasting on a deer. Other figures and hunting dogs attend the activity, and sparse trees, distant mountains, and a townscape appear in the background. Surrounded by a rose and lattice painted border. Unsigned. Framer's sticker labels, en verso. Housed under glass in a molded wooden frame with a gilt sight edge. Sight: 11 1/2" H x 18" W. Frame: 18 3/8" H x 24 7/8" W. 19th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee estate.

CONDITION: Overall discoloration and craquelure to varnish layer. Scattered losses to edges largest measuring 1/4" H x 1 3/8" W. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
306 Lot 306: Three (3) Tibetan Thangkas Three (3) Tibetan Thangkas Lot 306: Three (3) Tibetan Thangkas

Three (3) Tibetan Thangkas, watercolor, gouache, and gilt on linen. 1st item: One (1) depicting a central mandala consisting of figures, cloud motifs, and deity figures devouring snakes bordered by a figural landscape scene with deity figures wrestling various animals to the bottom and additional figures amid clouds to the top. Handwritten "E", en verso. 2nd item: One (1) depicting a central mandala with figures and four deity figures bordered at the top and bottom with figural landscape scenes. 3rd item: One (1) depicting a central mandala with figures bordered by a figural landscape and figures in Padmasana or lotus position with their hands in various mudras to the top and bottom. Asian characters in red, en verso. Ranging from 24" H x 16 7/8" W to 27 5/8" H x 19" W. 20th century.

CONDITION: All pieces in overall good condition with fraying to edges, some abrasion to paint layer, and water spots, en verso. Two pieces with foxing, en verso. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
307 Lot 307: Chinese Scroll Landscape and Bird Paintings, 4 pcs. Chinese Scroll Landscape and Bird Paintings, 4 pcs. Lot 307: Chinese Scroll Landscape and Bird Paintings, 4 pcs.

1st item: Large hand painted silk scroll depicting butterflies and peonies in a landscape setting. Asian characters in black and two red seals to the upper left side and two additional red seals at the lower right corner. Bordered by pale blue silk damask mounted to paper and affixed to wooden dowels; rope handle affixed to upper dowel. Additional Chinese characters in black, en verso. 75" H x 24 3/4" W. Early 20th century. 2nd through 4th items: Group of 3 framed sets of Asian watercolor on rice paper paintings depicting pairs of birds of different species on flowering branches. All housed and double matted under glass in giltwood frames. (7 paintings in 3 frames). Sights approximately: 4 7/8" H x 6 1/8" W. Frames ranging from 19 1/4" H x 12 1/8" W to 26" H x 12 1/8" W. Late 19th/early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Edith (Edie) M. Bass, Nashville, Tennessee. Many items in her estate were by descent from her parents, Walter Paul McBride, and Claire Childs of Lake Forest, Illinois .

CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with some faint discoloration and a few creases to image and light staining to border; foxing to paper lining. 2nd item: All paintings with scattered discoloration with tears and losses to rice paper, largest measuring 1 3/8" H x 5/8" W. Frames with scattered wear to gilt; smallest frame with loose left portion. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
308 Lot 308: 6 Asian Works on Paper, incl. Kiyoshi Saito, Chinese Immortals 6 Asian Works on Paper, incl. Kiyoshi Saito, Chinese Immortals Lot 308: 6 Asian Works on Paper, incl. Kiyoshi Saito, Chinese Immortals

1st item: Kiyoshi Saito (Japan, 1907-1997) woodblock print depicting a woman walking through a village and balancing a branch on her head, two cross shapes visible in the background. Signed "Kiyoshi Saito" with a red seal, lower right. Hinge mounted to an off white mat. Sight: 10 1/4" H x 15 1/4" W. Sheet: 11 3/4" H x 17 1/2" W. Mat: 13 1/8" H x 19 1/4" W. 2nd item: Chinese watercolor and gouache on linen painting depicting the Eight Immortals crossing the ocean, most perched on various modes of transportation, including a fish, a frog, a crane, a gourd, and a lily pad. Black four character signature with a red seal, lower left. Mounted to a piece of cardstock. Linen: 13 3/4" H x 17" W. Cardstock: 14 1/8" H x 17" W. Late 19th/early 20th century. 3rd item: Japanese Kano School style ink and watercolor on paper painting depicting a folding hand fan with a landscape scene design against a flat, orange background. Unsigned. Handwritten label with Kano School attribution, en verso. 14 3/4" H x 24 1/4" W. 20th century. 4th-6th items: Three (3) Japanese woodblock prints, including one (1) after Suzuki Harunobu (Japan, 1724-1770), depicting male and female figures in interior settings and a view of Mt. Fuji. Interior scenes mounted to mats, Mt. Fuji print is unmounted. Sheets ranging in size from 7 3/8" H x 10 1/8" W x 12" H x 7 3/4" W. Late 19th/early 20th century.

CONDITION: All items in overall good condition. 2nd item: Toning/acid burn to linen. Creases, breaks to cardstock resulting in tears to linen, largest 5 1/2", to edges of painting; loss to bottom edge measuring 1" x 2 3/8", piece retained. 3rd item: Vertical fold creases to sheet, general scuffs and handling wear. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
309 Lot 309: Six (6) 19th/Early 20th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints Six (6) 19th/Early 20th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints Lot 309: Six (6) 19th/Early 20th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints

Six (6) Late-19th Century/ Early 20th century Japanese woodblock prints. 1st item: After Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) print titled "Picture of the Middle Class" from the series "Young Women of Three Ranks According to their Fashion" originally published in 1794, depicting two women in an interior scene on laid paper. 2nd item: After Keisai Eisen (1790- 1848) titled, "Teahouse" from the series "Contest of Modern Beauties" originally published circa 1830, depicting a woman holding a pamphlet, on laid paper. 3rd. item: Print depicting a Geisha holding a book, possibly after Kitagawa Utamaro, on laid paper. 4th item: After Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) titled "Futagawa" from the series "Scenes of Famous Places along the Tokaido Road" originally published in 1863, depicting a landscape with figures and architecture along the Tokaido road, on laid paper. Backing under mat is signed "Kunichika" in pencil. 5th item: After Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) print titled "The Mountain" from the series "Famous Places on the Tokaido" depicting a young couple turning to watch a procession, with the Kakegawa mountain in the background, on laid paper. Signed in verso on baking "Toyokuni, 1825", in reference to the artist, though original print was published in 1863. 6th item: After Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861) print depicting a military scene with monumental mountains in the background, on washi paper , signed "Hokuun" in pencil in backing under mat, print originally published c. 1840. All housed in wood frames with carved bamboo decorations with mats under glass. Sights ranging from: 12 1/2" H x 8 3/4" W to 14 1/2" H x 9 3/4" W. Frames ranging from 17 3/4" H x 13 3/4" W to 19 1/2" H x 14 1/2" W.

CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with some discoloration along border of work. Some mold and foxing on mat under glass. 2nd item: Overall good condition. 3rd item: Overall good condition with two creases across subject's face, approximately 6 1/2". 4th item: Overall good condition with some foxing in upper and lower margins. 5th item: Overall good condition with scattered foxing, significant in upper margin. 6th item: Some small holes in moyshi paper in lower right, lower left, and upper left corner paper is adhered to backing. All frames have wear and minor losses. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
310 Lot 310: Shoda Koho Woodblock Print, Black Cat at Night Shoda Koho Woodblock Print, Black Cat at Night Lot 310: Shoda Koho Woodblock Print, Black Cat at Night

Shoda Koho (Japanese, 1870-1946) woodblock print titled "Black Cat at Night" from the "Japanese Scenes on Tanzaku" series, originally published by Hasegawa Shoten, Tokyo, circa 1920-29. Depicts a nighttime scene of a black cat with yellow eyes crouched on a rocky outcropping and partially hidden by foliage. Two red seals, lower right. Signed "Koho" in pencil, lower right below image. Float mounted and housed under glass in a black wooden frame. Sheet: 13 5/8" H x 3 1/8" W. Sight: 17 1/2" H x 6 3/8" W. Framed: 18 1/2" H x 7 3/8" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Edith (Edie) M. Bass, Nashville, Tennessee. Most of the items from her estate in this auction were by descent from her parents, Walter Paul McBride and Claire Childs of Lake Forest, Illinois.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with areas of acid burn, largest 1/2", top right and lower left. Toning to mat. Frame with areas of loss, largest 6", to black paint. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
311 Lot 311: Chinese Embroidered Panels & Reverse Glass Painting, 3 items Chinese Embroidered Panels & Reverse Glass Painting, 3 items Lot 311: Chinese Embroidered Panels & Reverse Glass Painting, 3 items

Three (3) Chinese items, including red silk embroidered panels and a reverse glass figural landscape painting. 1st & 2nd items: Two (2) embroidered red silk rectangular panels, each depicting several figures, likely courtiers, in a landscape setting with temple structures, engaged in various activities surrounded by bats and butterflies, all sewn onto a gold silk backing. Unmarked. Sewn band to top of each panel, likely for hanging, visible en verso. 89" H x 33 1/2" W. 3rd item: Reverse glass figural landscape painting depicting a tiger with a female figure in its mouth being chased by a male figure with an axe in his hand while four more figures look on in the foreground with mountains rising in the background. Chinese characters lower right corner. Handwritten inscription LEWIN and affixed Edward Butler gallery paper label, en verso. Housed in an ebonized wood frame. Sight: 19 3/8" H x 13 1/8" W. Frame: 22 3/8" H x 16 1/8" W. All items late 19th/early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Chattanooga, TN collection.

CONDITION: 1st & 2nd items: Varying degrees of staining, fading, fraying, largest 8 1/2". 3rd item: Scattered exfoliation of reverse painting on figures and landscape. Frame with scattered surface scratches. [See more photos →]

$600.00$650.00
312 Lot 312: Qing Watercolor on Silk Fan Painting and Embroidery Panel Qing Watercolor on Silk Fan Painting and Embroidery Panel Lot 312: Qing Watercolor on Silk Fan Painting and Embroidery Panel

1st item: Chinese 18th century watercolor on silk botanical or "fan" painting depicting a bee flying above two white flowers, with Asian characters in black and a red seal in the upper left corner. Housed under glass with a light blue and gilt speckled mount in a giltwood frame. Sight: Approximately 8 1/2" H x 9 1/2" W. Frame: 16 7/8" H x 18 1/4" W. Purchased from John Sparks Chinese Works of Art, London. A copy of the firm's business card with description of the painting is available to the winning bidder. 2nd item: Chinese rectangular embroidered silk panel, the center depicting flowers with butterfly on a blue ground within two patterned borders. 13" H x 17 1/4" W. 19th century.

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

CONDITION: 1st item: Some discoloration of silk with minor portions of fraying, largest measuring 5/8" H x 1/8" W. 2nd item: Overall shattering to blue silk background and overall fading to fabric. Remnants of old white adhesive/paper along one back margin. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
353 Lot 353: KPM Plaque of Christ, Signed R. Gunthe KPM Plaque of Christ, Signed R. Gunthe Lot 353: KPM Plaque of Christ, Signed R. Gunthe

Framed German oval hand painted porcelain plaque depicting Christ crowned in thorns. Signed "R. Gunthe", middle right. Marked en verso with impressed maker's mark "KPM" and "X04". Hosed in a simple wood frame with incised lines. Plaque sight: 8 1/2" H x 6 1/4". Framed: 10 3/4" H x 8 1/2" W. Late 19th/Early 20th Century. Provenance: The collection of Dr. Andrew Wilkerson.

CONDITION: Plaque in overall very good condition with a few minor scratches. Frame with light wear. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
453 Lot 453: 2 Large Santo Figures & Early French Reliquary Cross, 3 Items 2 Large Santo Figures & Early French Reliquary Cross, 3 Items Lot 453: 2 Large Santo Figures & Early French Reliquary Cross, 3 Items

Three (3) Christian religious items. 1st-2nd items: Two (2) polychrome carved wooden Santos figures including one of Saint Anthony of Padua holding an open book and the Christ child, and one unknown figure attired in a green garment with long dark hair standing atop a mound. Sizes range from 18 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W x 5 1/2" D to 20" H x 7" W x 5" D. 19th century. 3rd item: French medieval iron double-barred Lorraine style reliquary crucifix with the Virgin Mother flanked by two putti in the lower margin above a skull and crossbones. Housed in a wood frame under glass and mounted to a blue velvet backing. Sight: 2 1/4 " W x 4 1/2" H. Framed: 8 1/4" W x 10 3/4" H. 8th century or earlier.

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

CONDITION: 1st-2nd items with overall wear and losses to paint decoration and chips/abrasions to wood. Unknown figure with insect damage and with one hand absent. St. Anthony figure with hand, book, and Christ-child not secure. 3rd items: Pitting and patination expected with age. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
456 Lot 456: 2 South American Madonna and Child Paintings incl. Spanish Colonial and Retablo 2 South American Madonna and Child Paintings incl. Spanish Colonial and Retablo Lot 456: 2 South American Madonna and Child Paintings incl. Spanish Colonial and Retablo

Two (2) South American Madonna and Child Paintings including possible Cuzco School painting. 1st item: South American retablo, or Catholic folk art painting, on tin depicting a crowned Madonna and Christ child. The Madonna holds the deceased snake and floats above clouds. Mounted to a felt mat and housed in a gilt, carved, and painted frame under glass. Sight: 13 1/2" H x 9 3/4". Framed: 22 1/4" H x 18 1/4" W. 19th Century. 2nd item: Spanish Colonial, possibly Cuzco school, oil on canvas painting laid on board depicting the Madonna and Child crowned and adorned in ornate, royal garments. Housed in a carved giltwood frame. Sight: 20" H x 14 1/2" W. Framed: 24" H x 18 1/2" W. Possibly 18th century.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.

CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with oxidation to the metal, especially around the perimeter of the image. Frame with overall wear. 2nd item: Significant warping to board, crack in upper left hand corner, approximately 5". Some paint loss to upper margin and fleabite losses overall, expected with age. Light wear to frame. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
457 Lot 457: L. Sorensen-Enslew O/B Painting of Christ, "Ecce Homo" L. Sorensen-Enslew O/B Painting of Christ, "Ecce Homo" Lot 457: L. Sorensen-Enslew O/B Painting of Christ, "Ecce Homo"

Laurits Sorensen Enslew (Germany, 1867-1912) oil on board painting titled "Ecce Homo" depicting Christ's face with a meditative expression and bleeding from the crown of thorns around his forehead. ("Ecce Homo" refers to the words spoken by Pontius Pilate when presenting Christ to a hostile crowd, after being crowned and scourged, in the final moments before His crucifixion). The painting is rendered with heavy detail and dramatic tenebrism, effects that convey Christ's profound pain and suffering. Signed L. Sorensen-Enslew lower right. Housed in a wood frame with pilaster style details, titled in lower margin. Sight: 11 7/8" H x 10 1/2" W. Framed: 22 7/8" H x 18 1/2" W. Late 19th/early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.

CONDITION: Overall craquelure expected with age. Some minor abrasions and scratching, largest 2" on left hand side. Some inpainting to face visible under blacklight inspection. Frame with expected wear. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
458 Lot 458: Two (2) Religious Icons Two (2) Religious Icons Lot 458: Two (2) Religious Icons

Two (2) Russian Orthodox or Russian style religious icons. 1st item: Russian gilt brass relief decorated oklad panel over oil on board painting of Christ, holding a Bible in his left hand with his right hand in a sign of benediction. Housed in a gilt molded frame inside a wooden shadow box with line inlay. Sight: 6 5/8" H x 5 1/4" W. Framed: 9 1/2" H x 8 1/4" W x 2 1/2" D. 2nd item: Russian style icon, possibly Polish, embossed relief silverplated oklad with enamel, over wood painting depicting the Madonna and child. Titled in lower margin, no visible hallmarks. Mounted onto a felt covered backing. 12 1/2" H x 11" W x 1" D. Both items Late 19th/Early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Dr. Andrew Wilkerson, by descent from the estate of Vernon and Vicki Meche, Iron City, Tennessee.

CONDITION: 1st item: Overall craquelure and some minor abrasions. Some oxidation to brass panel and losses to gilt frame. Shadow box with wear and some losses to inlay. 2nd item: Overall wear and tarnish to silver-plate panel, some losses to enamel decoration. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
459 Lot 459: 2 M. Donat O/B Landscape Paintings, Winter & Summer 2 M. Donat O/B Landscape Paintings, Winter & Summer Lot 459: 2 M. Donat O/B Landscape Paintings, Winter & Summer

Two (2) M. Donat (French, fl. 1840-1880) oil on panel landscape paintings including one (1) winter forest scene depicting two paths with four figures and one (1) summer scene depicting a path with three figures with trees in the background. Both signed lower right corner, "M. Donat." Both housed in giltwood frames with lamb's tongue decorated sight edge. Both with printed copy of written label, "Je soussige declare que le tableau ci-contre est peintre par moi, Mt. (illegible) Liege," en verso. Sights: 6 3/8" H x 9 3/8" W. Frames: 10" H x 12 7/8" W.

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

CONDITION: Both items in overall good condition with minute abrasion to paint in the sky of winter scene, largest measuring 1/8" L. Frames having scattered wear to gilt and wood; some splitting to the wood of sight edge. [See more photos →]

$700.00$900.00
460 Lot 460: Arnold Marc Gorter O/C Autumn Landscape with Boat Arnold Marc Gorter O/C Autumn Landscape with Boat Lot 460: Arnold Marc Gorter O/C Autumn Landscape with Boat

Arnold Marc Gorter (Netherlands, 1866-1933) oil on canvas impressionistic landscape painting depicting a river with a man rowing a boat surrounded by trees and autumn foliage overhead with cows grazing in a bright green pasture in the background. Signed "A M Gorter" lower left. Housed in a molded giltwood frame with carved corner decoration. Sight: 14 3/4" H x 19 3/4" W. Frame: 21" H x 25 3/4" W. Artist Biography: Arnold Marc Gorter was a student of the National Academy in Amsterdam, but traveled to Germany and France to paint, finding great success. He painted vast landscapes in the manner of the French Barbizon School, many of which were accepted into French annual Salons (adapted courtesy of askArt).

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee estate.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with grime and light craquelure. Painting has been conserved by Cumberland Art Conservation in Nashville, TN in 1998, was varnished with Acryloid B-72, information about conservation en verso. Contemporary frame. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
461 Lot 461: 2 Axel Bredsdorff Landscape Paintings 2 Axel Bredsdorff Landscape Paintings Lot 461: 2 Axel Bredsdorff Landscape Paintings

Two (2) Axel Bredsdorff (Denmark, 1883-1947) oil on canvas landscape paintings. 1st item: Oil on canvas depicting an idyllic seaside village surrounded by trees, a lighthouse visible in the background. Signed and dated "A. Bredsdorff. 38." lower right. Housed in a giltwood frame. Sight: 23 1/4" H x 30" W. Framed: 28" H x 34 3/4" W. 2nd item: Oil on board painting depicting a small village in a pastoral landscape setting beneath a cloudy blue sky, rendered in pastel colors. Signed "A. Bredsdorff" lower left. Housed in a wooden frame with gilt trim. Sight: 14 3/4" H x 17 3/4" W. Framed: 20" H x 23" W.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.

CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with thinning to canvas. 1 x 1/4" areas of paint loss, lower left. 3 1/2" vertical distortion to the top left of painting appears to be part of the original canvas. Frame with areas of loss, largest 8", to gilt. 2nd item: Overall good condition with light craquelure. Frame with minor abrasions. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
462 Lot 462: Jacques Deveau O/C Floral Still Life Jacques Deveau O/C Floral Still Life Lot 462: Jacques Deveau O/C Floral Still Life

Jacques Deveau (France, b. 1937) oil on canvas impressionistic still life painting depicting red and white flowers in a blue vase next to a bowl of fruit spilling onto a table with a skewed visual perspective. The background is an ocean landscape with trees under a hazy pink evening sky. Signed "J. Deveau" lower right. Housed in a giltwood frame with gadrooning and c-scroll decoration with an off white linen liner. Sight: 35 1/3" H x 23 1/4" W. Framed: 47 3/4" H x 35 3/4" W.

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

$600.00$700.00
463 Lot 463: Carl Von Hanno O/B Painting, Workers at a Construction Site Carl Von Hanno O/B Painting, Workers at a Construction Site Lot 463: Carl Von Hanno O/B Painting, Workers at a Construction Site

Carl Von Hanno (Norway/France, 1901-1953) oil on board painting depicting two male laborers at a contruction site, additional buildings visible in the background. Signed "Carl V. Hanno" lower left. Possible auction lot tag affixed en verso. Housed in a wooden frame with ebonized trim. Sight: 14 3/4" H x 17 3/4" W. Framed: 18 1/2" H x 21 1/2" W. Biography: Von Hanno grew up in a bourgeois family and registered at the Norwegian School of Crafts and Art Industry School (SHKS) evening school at age thirteen and he graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts under Christian Krohg and Halfdan Strom 1920-22. He lived in Paris in the fall of 1925 and became a student of Andre Lhote. In the second half of the 1920s, von Hanno worked in Western Norway, in Italy, and in North Africa. During this time, a painting of his was purchased by Queen Maud at an exhibition in the Artists' Association. After returning home, he participated in the competition for the decoration of Folkets Hus' party hall in Oslo and was awarded the 2nd prize for his draft Kranselaget. He continued to be influenced by French modernism and developed a characteristic form of cubism. In the fall of 1932 he was awarded the Draner Association's scholarship and stayed in Paris until the spring of 1933. Here he received a proof of Marcel Gromaire at Academie Scandinave. He attended exhibitions in renowned galleries and his work was purchased for the Musee de Jeu de Paume. Descriptions of workers and craftsmen became a main theme. Eventually, the content of his paintings became more politically motivated, and in 1933-34, von Hanno appeared as a social trendist in a moderate Cubist language. In 1935-37 he was an active member of the Socialist Cultural Front, a free-standing political association consisting of intellectuals and artists with a strong attachment to the labor movement. (source: Translated from the Norsk Biografisk Leksikon, the largest Norwegian biographical encyclopedia, originally published by Aschehoug, Oslo, between 1921-1983, 1999-2005).

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

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

$700.00$800.00
464 Lot 464: Carl Von Hanno O/B Painting, Harbor Scene Carl Von Hanno O/B Painting, Harbor Scene Lot 464: Carl Von Hanno O/B Painting, Harbor Scene

Carl Von Hanno (Norway/France, 1901-1953) oil on board painting depicting sailboats in a harbor, and two sailors on board separate boats, one pulling a net, the other relieving himself off the starboard side. Signed and dated lower right. Housed in a partially ebonized wood frame. Typed Alf Bjerckes label and written label, en verso. Sight: 14 5/8" H x 17 3/4" W. Frame: 18 3/8" H x 21 1/2" W. Circa 1948. Biography: Carl Von Hanno graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts under Christian Krohg and Halfdan Strom 1920-22. He lived in Paris in the fall of 1925 and became a student of Andre Lhote. In the second half of the 1920s, von Hanno worked in Western Norway, in Italy, and in North Africa. During this time, a painting of his was purchased by Queen Maud at an exhibition in the Artists' Association. After returning home, he participated in the competition for the decoration of Folkets Hus' party hall in Oslo and was awarded the 2nd prize for his draft Kranselaget. He continued to be influenced by French modernism and developed a characteristic form of cubism. In the fall of 1932 he was awarded the Draner Association's scholarship and stayed in Paris until the spring of 1933. Here he received a proof of Marcel Gromaire at Academie Scandinave. He attended exhibitions in renowned galleries and his work was purchased for the Musee de Jeu de Paume. Descriptions of workers and craftsmen became a main theme. Eventually, the content of his paintings became more politically motivated, and in 1933-34, von Hanno appeared as a social trendist in a moderate Cubist language. In 1935-37 he was an active member of the Socialist Cultural Front, a free-standing political association consisting of intellectuals and artists with a strong attachment to the labor movement. (source: Translated from the Norsk Biografisk Leksikon, the largest Norwegian biographical encyclopedia, originally published by Aschehoug, Oslo, between 1921-1983, 1999-2005).

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

CONDITION: Overall good condition with minute abrasions to paint, largest measuring 1/4" L. Frame with slight surface abrasion to sight edge. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
465 Lot 465: Johan Gudmundsen-Holmgreen Portrait of Friedrich Nietzsche Johan Gudmundsen-Holmgreen Portrait of Friedrich Nietzsche Lot 465: Johan Gudmundsen-Holmgreen Portrait of Friedrich Nietzsche

Johan Gudmundsen-Holmgreen (Denmark, 1858-1912) oil on canvas portrait of Friedrich Nietzche (1844-1900). The philosopher is depicted as a brown-haired, mustached gentleman in a dark brown or black suit coat and white shirt, resting his face on his partially open left hand with a bas-relief classical side portrait in the background. Signed and dated "Gudmundsen-Holmgreen 1899" in orange above the subject's shoulder at the lower right. Handwritten label "Gudmundsen-Holmgreen" and additional numbered sticker, en verso of canvas. Housed in a modern ebonized wood frame with chrome painted filet with tulip carved decoration. Sight: 21 5/8" H x 16 1/2" W. Frame: 30 7/8" H x 25 3/4" W.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with scattered abrasion to paint concentrated to right border. Two small pinholes to lower-left corner. Signature and date partially obscured by frame; canvas has been restretched. Frame with overall craquelure and minor scattered surface scratches. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
466 Lot 466: Oil on Canvas Portrait of Blonde Child, possibly Paul Fischer Oil on Canvas Portrait of Blonde Child, possibly Paul Fischer Lot 466: Oil on Canvas Portrait of Blonde Child, possibly Paul Fischer

Oil on canvas small scale portrait of a young child, possibly by Paul Gustav Fischer (Denmark, 1860-1934), depicting the artist's daughter, Harriet. Child painted with short blonde hair and blue eyes gazing directly at the viewer. She is attired in a simple dark green and rust colored dress and seated upon a cane backed chair. Unsigned. Housed in a giltwood frame with diamond carved frieze and beaded fillet. Pencil inscription, en verso of frame. Sight: 10" H x 7 1/2" W. Frame: 14 1/4" H x 11 3/4" W. Late 19th/early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.

CONDITION: Overall craquelure with portions of the face and dress fluoresce under black light, indicating restoration, largest measuring 2 3/4" H x 1 3/4" W. Some abrasion to surface, particularly at the lower sight edge. Frame with losses to gilt, largest measuring 5/8" H x 3/4" W. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
467 Lot 467: Oil on Tin Painting, Dentist and Child Oil on Tin Painting, Dentist and Child Lot 467: Oil on Tin Painting, Dentist and Child

Continental school, mid 19th century, oil on tin painting depicting a dentist extracting a bloody tooth from a child, hunched over in pain. Both figures are framed by an architectural window opening in the foreground with the lower ledge holding items such as a partially filled bottle, bleeder bowl, and white cloth with a red wax seal; a green curtain, balcony, and open window are visible in the background. Unsigned. Housed in an ornate period molded giltwood frame with acanthus leaf, wheat grain, and beaded carved decorations. Sight: 9 1/2" H x 7 1/2" W. Frame: 15 1/2" H x 13 5/8" W.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with scattered surface abrasions and small flakes to paint, and scattered pitting of tin. Frame with scattered surface discoloration and some losses to gilt, largest measuring 3/4" x 3/8". [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
468 Lot 468: Mogens Vantore Oil on Canvas Painting, "Paris" Mogens Vantore Oil on Canvas Painting, "Paris" Lot 468: Mogens Vantore Oil on Canvas Painting, "Paris"

Mogens Vantore (Denmark/France, 1895-1977) oil on canvas impressionist style painting depicting a rainy, residential street in Paris in winter rendered in cool blues and greens with a pair of figures walking in the midground flanked by rows of two and three-story buildings. A building with a red painted first story and street lamp is at the right foreground with a row of leafless trees and the Paris skyline with smokestacks in the background. Signed and titled "Vantore Paris" lower left. Illegible written inscription and additional numbering, en verso of canvas. Housed in a modern giltwood frame. Sight: 25" H x 31" W. Frame: 30 1/8" H x 36 1/8" W.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with surface grime and scattered minor abrasion to paint at borders, largest measuring 3/4" L. Frame with minor surface discoloration and some losses to gilt, largest measuring 1" H x 1/8" W. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
469 Lot 469: After Alphonse de Neuville O/B Painting, French Soldier After Alphonse de Neuville O/B Painting, French Soldier Lot 469: After Alphonse de Neuville O/B Painting, French Soldier

After Alphonse-Marie-Adolphe de Neuville (French, 1835-1885), likely by Jules Desire Lubin (French, b. 1854) or Jean Lubin (French, mid-19th century), oil on board Impressionist painting depicting a French soldier in military uniform, standing with rifle strapped to his shoulder and trumpet in his right hand. Other soldiers stand in the background, under a grove of trees with tall grasses and a cloudy blue sky. Signed and dated lower right, “A de Neuville 1878” with additional inscription “D’apres” (after) above the signature and “J. Lubin” below. The Neuville signature is likely spurious. Housed in a molded and textured giltwood frame with foliate and cartouche motifs. Sight: 17 1/2″ H x 9 1/74″ W. Framed: 21 3/4″ H x 13 1/2″ W. Note: These paintings were a gift from the artist Jean or Jules Lubin to his friend, the French writer and mysticist Mr. J. Camille Chaigneau. They descended to Chaigneau’s granddaughter, Vicki Rideaux Meche.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Dr. Andrew Wilkerson, by descent from the estate of Vernon and Vicki Meche, Iron City, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with slight warping and seam apparent in the board at the subject’s left side measuring 15 1/2″ L. Inpainting along this seam apparent under UV inspection. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
470 Lot 470: Il Canaletto 18th c. Etching, La Torre de Malghera Il Canaletto 18th c. Etching, La Torre de Malghera Lot 470: Il Canaletto 18th c. Etching, La Torre de Malghera

Giovanni Antonio Canal, commonly known as Canaletto (Italian, 1697-1768), "La Torre de Malghera," etching on laid paper depicting the Tower of Malghera near Venice with gondoliers docked on shore and preparing their boats for travel. Inscribed and titled lower margin "A. Canal f., La Torre de Malghera., E4". Label en verso for Kennedy Galleries, NY. Housed in a giltwood frame with a linen mat. Sheet: 19" W x 13 1/4" H. Sight: 17" W x 12" H. Framed: 24 1/2" W x 21" H. Note: other examples depicting this important but no longer extant tower are in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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

CONDITION: Overall good condition with repaired tear lower left corner, some creasing and light discoloration and toning. [See more photos →]

$700.00$800.00
471 Lot 471: Charles Capellaro Bronze Bust of Allan Kardec Charles Capellaro Bronze Bust of Allan Kardec Lot 471: Charles Capellaro Bronze Bust of Allan Kardec

Charles Romain Cappellaro (France, 1826-1899) bronze bust sculpture of Allan Kardec, the pseudonym used by French author Hippolyte Leon Denizard Rivail known as the father of Spiritism, a philosophical and religious doctrine of the 19th century, with the sitter’s name engraved to front of base. Signed and dated “Capellaro, 1870″ on right side of base. 7″ H x 5 1/4″ W x 3 3/4” D. Provenance: The collection of Dr. Andrew Wilkerson, by descent from the estate of Vernon and Vicki Meche, Iron City, Tennessee. Note: This work originally belonged to the French writer and mysticist Mr. J. Camille Chaigneau. It descended to Chaigneau’s granddaughter, Vicki Rideaux Meche.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with expected patination to base, face, and top of head. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
472 Lot 472: 2 Bronze Animal Sculptures, Jules Moigniez & Joseph Gayrard 2 Bronze Animal Sculptures, Jules Moigniez & Joseph Gayrard Lot 472: 2 Bronze Animal Sculptures, Jules Moigniez & Joseph Gayrard

Two (2) French bronze animal sculptures. 1st item: Jules Moigniez (France, 1835-1894) bronze sculpture depicting two pheasants or quails eating wheat on an ovular base. Signed, "J. Moigniez." 7 1/2" H x 9 1/4" W x 4 3/8" D. 2nd item: After Joseph Paul Raymond Gayrard (France, 1807-1855) bronze sculpture, "Levrier couche," depicting a recumbent dog mounted on a hexagonal marble base. Signed and dated, "Gayrard London 1849." 5 1/5" H x 13" W x 7" D.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of James W. Perkins, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with losses of paper underneath the base of Moigniez pheasants. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
473 Lot 473: Emmanuel Fremiet, Bronze Sculpture of a Goat Emmanuel Fremiet, Bronze Sculpture of a Goat Lot 473: Emmanuel Fremiet, Bronze Sculpture of a Goat

Emmanuel Fremiet (France, 1824 – 1910) bronze sculpture of a standing goat with kid resting below, on a naturalistic ground. Raised signature FREMIET on the base. 6 5/8" H x 11 1/2' W (approx.) x 3 1/4" D.

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

CONDITION: Overall good condition. Some minor abrasions noted to one side of the base. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
474 Lot 474: Auguste Moreau Bronze of Boy and Goose Auguste Moreau Bronze of Boy and Goose Lot 474: Auguste Moreau Bronze of Boy and Goose

Auguste Moreau (France, 1834-1917) bronze sculpture depicting a putti atop a goose, mounted onto an oval rouge-colored marble base. Signed along the bronze edge "Auguste Moreau". 5 1/2" H x 9" L x 5 3/4" D.

PROVENANCE: Private Chattanooga, TN collection.

CONDITION: Bronze overall very good condition. Marble base with a couple areas of minor chipping. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
475 Lot 475: Veryl Goodnight Bronze Sculpture, Prairie Picnic Veryl Goodnight Bronze Sculpture, Prairie Picnic Lot 475: Veryl Goodnight Bronze Sculpture, Prairie Picnic

Veryl Goodnight (Colorado/New Mexico, b. 1947) cold painted bronze sculpture, titled "Prairie Picnic", depicting a barefoot young woman in a short-sleeved dress and pinafore seated on a tree stump, extending her hand towards two large raccoons. Signed, dated, and numbered "Veryl Goodnight 1990 (copyright) 18/35" back lower left on the base. Mounted to a wooden base. Sculpture: 13 3/4" H x 25 3/4" W x 16 1/4" D. Overall: 15 3/8" H x 27 1/4" W x 17 /4" D. Biography: Veryl Goodnight began her career as a wildlife painter and began sculpting to educate herself about anatomy. Her work has been featured in major American art shows and exhibits including a 40 year retrospective at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her most famous sculpture is "The Day the Wall Came Down," a seven-ton sculpture depicting five horses jumping over the fallen Berlin Wall, the US Air Force delivered the monument to Germany in 1998, and a sister casting is installed at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Texas. Professional organizations include Membership in the National Sculpture Society, Society of Animal Artists, and the Northwest Rendezvous. (Source: artist's website).

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

$600.00$800.00
476 Lot 476: After Rosa Bonheur, 2 Bronze Bull Sculptures After Rosa Bonheur, 2 Bronze Bull Sculptures Lot 476: After Rosa Bonheur, 2 Bronze Bull Sculptures

After Rosa Marie (Rosalie) Bonheur (United States/France, 1822-1899), two (2) bronze sculptures depicting bulls on naturalistic bases. Bull with head turned to the left signed "R. Bonheur" to left side of base (6" H x 9 1/2" W); Bull with upturned head signed "Rosa B" to left side of base, inscribed "Modele" to underside of base (5 3/4" H x 8 1/4" W). Late 19th/early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Dr. Andrew Wilkerson, by descent from the estate of Vernon and Vicki Meche, Iron City, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Both items in overall very good condition. One with minor areas of oxidation to base. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
477 Lot 477: Louis Fuertes, Bird Watercolor Louis Fuertes, Bird Watercolor Lot 477: Louis Fuertes, Bird Watercolor

Louis Agassiz Fuertes (American, 1874-1927) watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper depicting two birds perched on branches overlooking a wooded area; one bird holds a mouse in its claws. The sheet also includes pencil sketches in the right margin of two additional birds (one in flight, the other on a branch). Signed in pencil lower right of watercolor image and inscribed lower left "To my old friend 'Buck' Sept. 5, '04". Unframed. Sheet: 11 1/2" H x 9 1/2" W. Provenance: Private Middle Tennessee collection. Biography: Born in New York and inspired as a child by John Audubon's Birds of America, Louis Fuertes became a prominent American ornithologist, illustrator, and artist. His bird paintings and sketches were based on studies in nature and details from fresh specimens across America, Mexico, Colombia, Europe, and Africa. Fuertes was educated at Cornell and went on to illustrate numerous books and articles including for National Geographic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and his three-volume Birds of Massachusetts, and in 1899 he accompanied the Harriman Expedition to Alaska as a biological surveyor. His name is commemorated in two species, including an oriole he helped discover while on a collecting expedition with Frank Chapman, curator of the American Museum of Natural History. Fuertes was killed in a tragic car-train accident at the age of 53. The Wilson Ornithological Society instituted an award in his memory in 1947.

CONDITION: Toning; 1 spot of foxing upper right; tiny chip at upper left edge, overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$900.00$1,000.00
478 Lot 478: Audubon 19th c. Lithograph: Chipping Squirrel Audubon 19th c. Lithograph: Chipping Squirrel Lot 478: Audubon 19th c. Lithograph: Chipping Squirrel

After John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), Chipping Squirrel, plate VIII, "natural size," colored lithograph from The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, published Philadelphia, J. T. Bowen, undated, c. 1843. Sheet: 27 3/4" H x 22" W, float mounted under glass in light wood frame with ebonized edges, 33" H x 27 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of James W. Perkins, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Not examined out of frame. Handling creases, light toning, couple of spots of foxing. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
479 Lot 479: Audubon 19th c. Lithograph: Carolina Grey Squirrel Audubon 19th c. Lithograph: Carolina Grey Squirrel Lot 479: Audubon 19th c. Lithograph: Carolina Grey Squirrel

After John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), Carolina Gray Squirrel, plate VII, "natural size," colored lithograph from The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, published Philadelphia, J. T. Bowen, 1843. Sheet: 27 3/4" H x 22" W, float mounted under glass in light wood frame with ebonized edges, 33" H x 27 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of James W. Perkins, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with a few minor handling creases, light toning. Not examined out of frame. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
480 Lot 480: Audubon 19th c. Lithograph: Ground Squirrel Audubon 19th c. Lithograph: Ground Squirrel Lot 480: Audubon 19th c. Lithograph: Ground Squirrel

After John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), Four Striped Ground Squirrel, plate XXIV, "natural size," colored lithograph from The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, published Philadelphia, J. T. Bowen, 1843. Sheet: 22" H x 27 3/4"W", float mounted under glass in light wood frame with ebonized edges, 33" H x 27 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of James W. Perkins, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Not examined out of frame. Handling creases, light toning, 1/8" tear at edge near lower right corner. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
481 Lot 481: Harold Betts O/C Winter Scene, Hunter and Dogs Illustration Harold Betts O/C Winter Scene, Hunter and Dogs Illustration Lot 481: Harold Betts O/C Winter Scene, Hunter and Dogs Illustration

Harold Harrington Betts (American, 1881-1951) oil on canvas painting, possibly an illustration, depicting a hunter with a rifle over his shoulder, accompanied by three dogs, walking at dusk or dawn along a street into the light of an open barn door. Footprints are visible in the snow beneath the subjects' feet, and faint smoke billows upwards through the door, while light glows from a handful of nearby buildings and from the tips of mountains in the background. Signed "H. H. Betts" lower left. Unframed. A handwritten card en verso with artist information, stating the painting was purchased from art dealer Woody Straub Aug. 7, 1997. 34" H x 39" W.

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

CONDITION: Overall good condition with slight abrasion to paint surface at the center-right edge measuring 3/4" H x 2 1/2" W. [See more photos →]

$700.00$900.00
482 Lot 482: 2 Elmer Boyd Smith Watercolor Illustrations, Pocohantas 2 Elmer Boyd Smith Watercolor Illustrations, Pocohantas Lot 482: 2 Elmer Boyd Smith Watercolor Illustrations, Pocohantas

Elmer Boyd Smith (American, 1860-1943) two watercolor on paper illustrations for the book STORY OF POCAHONTAS AND CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH, 1906. First painting depicts Captain Smith, kneeling on one knee and holding the hand of Pocahontas while Chief Powhatan and other Native Americans watch from a village in the background. Second painting depicts Pocahontas and her brother and fellow Native Americans delivering corn to John Smith's colony. Both paintings signed with initials lower left, framed and matted under glass in a molded narrow giltwood frame, and measuring sight: 9 3/4" H x 12 3/4"w; frame 21 1/2"H x 24 1/2"W. Note: Elmer Boyd Smith was raised in Boston where he worked for Riverside Press at an early age. He later studied drawing and painting in Paris, where he wrote and illustrated his first book, "My Village". He returned to Boston in 1898 where he illustrated books for Houghton Mifflin. A few years later, he traveled West to sketch cowboys and Native Americans. Smith's illustrations for books by Andy Adams ("Log Of A Cowboy") and Mary Austin ("Land Of Little Rain") helped establish his reputation as a western artist. His STORY OF POCAHONTAS AND CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH was published 1906 by Houghton Mifflin. Source: "American Picturebooks From Noah's Ark to The Beast Within" by Barbara Bader.

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

CONDITION: Each with a couple of tiny spots of foxing, light fading, overall good condition. Not examined out of frame. [See more photos →]

$700.00$900.00
483 Lot 483: Alexander F. Harmer W/C Painting, A Sly Sip Alexander F. Harmer W/C Painting, A Sly Sip Lot 483: Alexander F. Harmer W/C Painting, A Sly Sip

Alexander Francis Harmer (California/New Jersey, 1856-1925) watercolor on paper painting titled "A Sly Sip" depicting a young African American child holding a broom and a wicker bottle in an interior setting. Signed and dated "Alex F. Harmer 1887" lower right. R. H. Lowe Galleries, Chicago, IL labels, en verso. Housed and matted under glass in a giltwood frame. Sight: 13 1/4" H x 9 1/4" W. Framed: 26 1/4" H x 22 1/4" W.

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

$600.00$700.00
484 Lot 484: 2 American School O/C Portraits of a Lady and a Gentleman 2 American School O/C Portraits of a Lady and a Gentleman Lot 484: 2 American School O/C Portraits of a Lady and a Gentleman

Two (2) American School, 19th-century oil on canvas portrait paintings. 1st item: Painting depicing a young female in three-quarter view with upswept brown hair attired in a black dress with a gilt brooch and a pink satin stole with floral patterns, against a draped curtain backdrop with partial landscape view beyond. Unsigned. Housed in a molded giltwood frame with foliate carved corners. Sight: 29 1/2" H x 24 1/4" W. Framed: 38 1/2" H x 33 1/4" W. Circa 1840. 2nd item: Painting depicting a young man in three-quarter view with brown hair, attired in a collared white shirt with black necktie, a cream damask waistcoat and black suit, resting his arm on a scroll carved ledge, against a dark background. Unsigned. Housed in a molded giltwood frame with foliate carved corners. Dated 1839 in pencil, en verso of stretcher. Sight: 28 3/4" H x 24 3/4" W. Framed: 37" H x 32 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Judge John Nixon, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: 1st item: Overall surface grime and craquelure with scattered tiny flakes, mostly to background. Portions of canvas discolored and fluoresce under UV inspection, including to the background, subject's left shoulder, and the lower half of her face. Canvas has been relined. Frame with discoloration and losses to gilt, largest measuring 1/2" H x 7/8" W. 2nd item: Overall surface grime and craquelure with scattered errant white paint, largest measuring 1 1/4" L. Tear to canvas upper right quadrant, background, measuring 1/2" H x 3/8" W. Minute portion of canvas at the subject's hairline fluoresces under UV light inspection. Canvas has been relined. Frame with discoloration and wear to outer edge. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
485 Lot 485: American School 19th c. Portrait, Man with Quill Pen American School 19th c. Portrait, Man with Quill Pen Lot 485: American School 19th c. Portrait, Man with Quill Pen

American school, second quarter 19th century, oil on canvas portrait depicting a dark haired gentleman attired in a black dress coat with white shirt and black necktie, seated at a desk writing with a white feather quill pen. Plain brown background. Unsigned with illegible inscriptions on frame in verso. Housed in a carved giltwood frame. Sight: 29 1/2" H x 24" W. Frame: 32 1/2" H x 27" W. 19th Century.

PROVENANCE: Private Middle Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall light craquelure. Wax lining. Some filling to paint loss in the perimeter of the work, largest area approximately 3". Significant inpainting to the subject's clothing and elsewhere, visible under UV light inspection (see photos). Stretcher lines visible from front of canvas with some abrasion. Scattered minor flea bite losses. Frame with age cracks and minor losses to gilt. [See more photos →]

$700.00$750.00
486 Lot 486: 18th C. American Portrait of a Lady,  Robert Feke 18th C. American Portrait of a Lady, Robert Feke Lot 486: 18th C. American Portrait of a Lady,  Robert Feke

American Colonial oil on canvas three-quarters portrait of a young woman attributed to Robert Feke (Massachusetts/Rhode Island 1707-1751). Subject is depicted seated against a partial brown backdrop with a landscape vista visible to the right. She is attired in a low cut soft coral or pink satin dress trimmed with white muslin about the bodice and with white muslin undesleeves and draped with a blue satin wrap. The subject is holding a sprig of white flowers and roses in her delicately detailed left hand while her right hand cradles the flowers and rests in her lap. Her brown hair is upswept and is curled to one side. Unsigned. Inscription en verso reads "Portrait by FEKE Early American Painter". Housed in a late 19th/early 20th century carved wood frame. Sight: 37 1/8" H x 27 1/8" W. Framed: 40 3/4" H x 33" W. Note: This portrait is stylistically similar to another portrait painted by Feke of Miss Willamina Moore, featured on page 71 of the book "Library of American Art: Robert Feke, Colonial Portrait Painter" by Henry Wilder Foote. Both portraits depict the sitter posed and gazing slightly left or right with a similar landscape backdrop. Additionally, both are attired in nearly identical type dress and both have very detailed delicate hands which hold flowers. Finally, both subjects have large dark oval eyes which is a characteristic of Feke's work. See the similar portrait at this link: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/200963117/wilhelmina-bond.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Martha T. Daniel, Bristol, Tennessee. This painting was originally acquired by Peck Daniels, uncle of the consignor, who was a collector and dealer of 18th Century English and American antiques in Bristol, VA.

CONDITION: Canvas has been relined. Some minor inpainting noted to lower quadrant near flowers and some varnish run. Overall light craquelure with some light scratching noted to lower dress area, rubbing to canvas edges. [See more photos →]

$4,000.00$4,400.00
487 Lot 487: 19th c. Portrait of a Young Woman 19th c. Portrait of a Young Woman Lot 487: 19th c. Portrait of a Young Woman

American school bust portrait painting of a young woman with dark curled ringlets and brown eyes, against a plain brown background. The face is painted with great detail while her shoulders, dress, and background are rendered loosely. Unsigned. Housed in a plain dark stained wood frame. Sight: 15 7/8" W x 20 1/2" Framed: 20 7/8" W x 25 1/8" H. 19th Century.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Judge John Nixon, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Some areas of abrasions to neck and background, not affecting subjects face. Some inpainting to perimeter of subject's hair, and scattered inpainting to bust, face, and background. Some flea bite sized flakes. Light overall grime. Several spots of wear to frame. [See more photos →]

$700.00$750.00
488 Lot 488: James Fairman O/C Marine painting, Pilgrimage on Rough Seas James Fairman O/C Marine painting, Pilgrimage on Rough Seas Lot 488: James Fairman O/C Marine painting, Pilgrimage on Rough Seas

James Fairman (American, 1826-1904) large oil on canvas seascape painting of a boat heading across a stormy sea towards a walled city, possibly the Holy Land. Several figures in Orientalist clothing row and guide the boat, while others in Western style dress appear to be passengers. Signed "J. Fairman" lower left. Housed in a molded giltwood frame. Sight: 44 1/2" W x 32" H. Framed: 52 3/4" W x 39 7/8" H. Artist Biography: James Fairman was born in Scotland, and came to the United States as a child in 1832. He joined the National Academy of Design in 1842 and, during the American Civil War, served as a colonel. In 1871, he visited the Jerusalem and from that point, often painted scenes of the Holy Land and other ancient sites.

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

CONDITION: Overall good condition with grime with three areas of inpainting in the upper-middle sky visible under UV light inspection; largest approximately 4" H x 4" W; Possible overcleaning in right middle margin and left middle margin, with some minor and flea bite losses, largest 1/4". Frame with wear and several losses to gilt. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
489 Lot 489: Arthur Parton O/C Landscape Painting, Cherry Trees in Spring Arthur Parton O/C Landscape Painting, Cherry Trees in Spring Lot 489: Arthur Parton O/C Landscape Painting, Cherry Trees in Spring

Arthur Parton (New York/Pennsylvania/United Kingdom, 1842-1914) impressionistic oil on canvas painting depicting cherry trees blossoming in a spring landscape setting. Signed "Arthur Parton" lower left. Housed in a giltwood frame with a lamb's tongue running pattern. Sight: 27 3/8" H x 35 3/4" W. Framed: 34" H x 42 1/4" W. Biography: Arthur Parton was born in Hudson, New York and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts under William Trost Richards, who continued to influence Parton's work throughout his career. He first exhibited in 1862 in Philadelphia and later exhibited regularly at the National Academy of Design in New York City and at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876. He was known as a Hudson River School painter though he also painted landscape scenes of England and Scotland.

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

CONDITION: Overall good condition with craquelure, scattered areas of paint loss, largest 1/2", primarily to edges of canvas. One 6" area of inpainting intented to cover a "V" shaped surface scratch, lower left, two areas of inpainting, largest 2", top right edge of canvas. Frame with minor abrasions. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
490 Lot 490: Arthur F. Musgrave Painting, Provincetown, White House Arthur F. Musgrave Painting, Provincetown, White House Lot 490: Arthur F. Musgrave Painting, Provincetown, White House

Arthur Franklyn Musgrave (Massachusetts, 1878-1969) gouache on paper impressionistic springtime landscape depicting a sun-dappled white house with green door and roof, partially shaded by a large tree to the right. Wildflowers and tall grass fill the foreground with a flowered field in the background at the left side under a clear blue sky. Unsigned. Fragment of label with artist name and possible title "Provincetown" en verso. Housed under glass in a carved Newcomb-Macklin style giltwood frame with fluted giltwood fillet and cream matte. Sight: 14 1/2" H x 19 1/2" W. Frame: 26 1/4" H x 31 1/4" W. Biography: Arthur Franklyn Musgrave was a landscape and wildlife painter. He studied at the Newlyn School of Art in Cornwall under Stanhope Forbes and exhibited at the Society of Washington Artists, 1932; the Royal Academy London; and the Corcoran Gallery Biennial,1928, among other places.

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

CONDITION: Overall good condition with scattered craquelure, particularly to white paint. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,000.00
491 Lot 491: Alphonse Palumbo O/C, New York City Skyline Alphonse Palumbo O/C, New York City Skyline Lot 491: Alphonse Palumbo O/C, New York City Skyline

Alphonse Palumbo (Italy/New York, 1890-1947) oil on canvas cityscape painting depicting the Manhattan skyline with a park landscape in the foreground, possibly Central Park, conveying the artist's perspective of the city from where he may have painted. The work is rendered in warm and cool shades, creating contrast with both color and light and sense of movement with windblown trees and smoke rising from the buildings. Signed "A. Palumbo" lower right. Housed in a giltwood frame. Sight: 26 7/8" H x 30 1/4" W. Framed: 32" H x 36" W.

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

CONDITION: Overall good condition with light grime. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
492 Lot 492: Large Sterling Strauser Floral Painting Large Sterling Strauser Floral Painting Lot 492: Large Sterling Strauser Floral Painting

Large Sterling Strauser oil on board impressionist still life painting, horizontal orientation, depicting a large vase of multicolored flowers on a pale green background. Signed lower left and dated '76. Patinated giltwood frame with beaded sight edge. Sight: 29 1/2" H x 48" W. Framed: 34" H x 52 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee estate.

CONDITION: Painting is in overall very good condition with a few tiny errant paint specks lower left, around signature. Frame has several small edge chips. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
493 Lot 493: Sterling Strauser O/B Still Life with Flowers Sterling Strauser O/B Still Life with Flowers Lot 493: Sterling Strauser O/B Still Life with Flowers

Sterling Strauser (Pennsylvania, 1907-1995) oil on board abstract still life painting depicting sunflowers, and other pink, blue, and yellow flowers in a blue vase, rendered in a thick impasto technique. Signed and dated "Strauser 1970" bottom right. Housed in a giltwood Rococo style frame. Sight:15 1/4" W x 19 1/4" H. Framed: 19 1/2" W x 23 1/2" H.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee estate.

CONDITION: Oil painting in wear to frame including loss to gilt decoration, approximately 2". [See more photos →]

$600.00$800.00
494 Lot 494: Sterling Strauser O/B, Village Scene w/ Trees Sterling Strauser O/B, Village Scene w/ Trees Lot 494: Sterling Strauser O/B, Village Scene w/ Trees

Sterling Strauser (Pennsylvania, 1907-1995) abstract oil on board landscape painting depicting a group of houses surrounded by trees beneath a grey sky, rendered in a heavy impasto technique. Signed and dated "Strauser 83" lower left. Housed in a wooden frame. Sight: 23 1/2" H x 35 3/4" W. Framed: 26" H x 38" W.

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

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

$700.00$800.00
495 Lot 495: Reynolds Beal Watercolor Painting, Circus Scene Reynolds Beal Watercolor Painting, Circus Scene Lot 495: Reynolds Beal Watercolor Painting, Circus Scene

Reynold Beal (Massachusetts, 1866/67-1951) watercolor on paper painting depicting a circus or carnival scene; children line up near several clowns, who appear distracted by female figures in the foreground. Three young men perch atop an electrical pole for a better view, while crowds below bustle around a carnival wagon and tents in the background. Signed and dated in red, "Reynolds Beal -1929-" lower center. Housed and matted under glass in a contemporary giltwood frame with basket weave design and a fluted giltwood fillet. Sight: 14 1/4" H x 18 1/2" W. Frame: 27 1/2" H x 32" W. Note: The elder brother of painter Gifford Beal, Reynolds was born in New York City. Beal painted the beaches in Provincetown, Key West, Rockport, Atlantic City and Wellfleet, circus scenes and carnivals. He used a variety of styles including Impressionism and Tonalism. As he got older, his work became more complex and vibrant. In addition to oils, he was admired as a watercolorist, and he and Gifford made Rockport, Massachusetts their home. Beal traveled widely. In November 1944, Reynolds and Gifford had a large joint exhibition at the Fitchburg Art Center (now Museum) in Fitchburg, MA, which included eighty-three oils, watercolors, and etchings that had been executed all over the world with subjects including Singapore, Trinidad, Samoa, China, Nassau, Egypt, Haiti, Cape Ann, Atlantic City, and Provincetown. By 1934, he was a participant in the Salmagundi Club, Lotus Club, Century Club, National Academy of Design, and the American Water Color Society. He was also a member of the Society of American Engravers and the National Arts Council. His progressive tenets marked him as a "modernist", and he helped found the Society of Independent Artists and the New Society of Artists, which consisted of fifty of the most important painters of the day, including George Bellows, Childe Hassam, John Sloan, William Glackens, and Maurice Prendergast.

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

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

$1,000.00$1,200.00
496 Lot 496: Henry Gasser W/C Painting "Oil Well Outskirts" Henry Gasser W/C Painting "Oil Well Outskirts" Lot 496: Henry Gasser W/C Painting "Oil Well Outskirts"

Henry Gasser (New Jersey, 1909-1981) watercolor on paper painting titled "Oil Well Outskirts" depicting a row of homes along a street with figures, and a group of oil well towers in the background under a grey sky. Signed "H. Gasser, Oklahoma" lower right. Housed in a custom wood frame with a mat under plexiglass. Sight: 14 1/2" H x 21" W. Framed: 27" H x 33 1/2" W. Artist biography: Henry Gasser was born in Newark, NJ. in 1909 and is known for painting everyday subjects he found where he lived and traveled including street scenes, parks, old homes, harbors, and villages, working in both oil and watercolor. He studied at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art, the Grand Central School of Art, and the Students League of New York, and his art has been exhibited in over fifty museum collections and numerous private collections. (Courtesy of Askart, adapted from Blake Benton Fine Art).

PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.

CONDITION: Painting and frame in overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$800.00$900.00
497 Lot 497: Henry Gasser W/C Maritime Painting of a Shipyard Henry Gasser W/C Maritime Painting of a Shipyard Lot 497: Henry Gasser W/C Maritime Painting of a Shipyard

Henry Gasser (New Jersey, 1909-1981) watercolor on paper maritime painting of a shipyard with wood fragments in the foreground and docked boats in the background. Signed "H. Gasser" lower right. Housed in a custom painted wood frame with a linen mat under plexiglass. Sight:14 1/2" H x 20 1/2" W. Framed: 26 1/4" H x 32 1/4" W. Artist biography: Henry Gasser was born in Newark, NJ. in 1909 and is known for painting everyday subjects he found where he lived including street scenes, parks, old homes, harbors, and villages, working in both oil and watercolor. He studied at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art, the Grand Central School of Art, and the Students League of New York, and his art has been exhibited in over fifty museum collections and numerous private collections. (Courtesy of Askart, adapted from Blake Benton Fine Art).

PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.

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

$800.00$900.00
498 Lot 498: William Lester Stevens Oil Painting, Horse in a Field William Lester Stevens Oil Painting, Horse in a Field Lot 498: William Lester Stevens Oil Painting, Horse in a Field

William Lester Stevens (Massachusetts, 1888-1969) impressionistic oil on canvasboard painting depicting a brown horse grazing in a fenced pasture beneath trees and a blue sky. Signed "W. Lester Stevens N.A." lower left. Phillips, New York, NY auction tag affixed en verso. Housed in a wooden frame with an off white linen liner and a wooden fillet. Sight: 11 3/4" H x 15 3/4" W. Framed: 20 1/4" H x 24 1/4" W. Biography: "Born in Rockport, Massachusetts, impressionist painter William Stevens lived and worked in the area for many years. In the later part of his life, he moved to Conway, Massachusetts. His first art study was with Parker Perkins, and then he attended the Boston Museum School as a student of Edmund Tarbell, Frank Benson, Philip Hale and William Paxton. He taught at Princeton and Boston Universities, and by 1964 had won more awards than any other living artist. Stevens, along with his friend Aldro Hibbard, was instrumental in organizing the Rockport Art Association in 1921 with the goal of making art more accessible to common people. Later in his life Stevens also organized the Conway Festival of the Hills and the Berkshire Arts Festival. Stevens was a member of the Boston School, traditionalists and impressionists, opposed to abstraction in art. The subject matter was usually landscape, views of everyday life, and portraits. William Lester Stevens died on June 10, 1969." (source: American Art Review, October 2003).

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

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Linen liner with 1/8" nail visible, top right. Frame with minor abrasions. [See more photos →]

$700.00$900.00
499 Lot 499: 3 Karl Brandner O/B Paintings, Impressionistic Landscapes 3 Karl Brandner O/B Paintings, Impressionistic Landscapes Lot 499: 3 Karl Brandner O/B Paintings, Impressionistic Landscapes

Three (3) Karl C. Brandner (Illinois, 1898-1961) impressionistic oil on board paintings depicting landscape scenes. All signed "K C Brander" lower right. One (1) additional unsigned landscape en verso of painting depicting a group of tree with autumn foliage before a mountain range. Two (2) paintings with "Estate of Karl C. Brandner 1898-1961" ink stamps en verso of boards. All housed in whitewashed wooden frames. Sights ranging in size from 11 1/2" H x 14 3/4" W to 15 1/2" H x 13 1/2" W. Frames ranging in size from 17" H x 20" W to 21" H x 19" W.

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

CONDITION: All items in overall good condition. Unsigned painting with areas of loss, largest 3 3/4", losses to corners, to edges of board. Frames are not wired for hanging. [See more photos →]

$600.00$800.00
500 Lot 500: Carl Sublett W/C Expressionist Painting, The Red Door Carl Sublett W/C Expressionist Painting, The Red Door Lot 500: Carl Sublett W/C Expressionist Painting, The Red Door

Carl Sublett (Tennessee, 1919-2008) watercolor on paper landscape painting titled "The Red Door" depicting a large red house with a red door. Dated and signed "80 Sublett" lower right. The Collector's Gallery, Nashville, TN label en verso. Float mounted and housed under glass in a giltwood frame. Sight: 17 1/2" H x 22 3/4" W. Framed: 25 1/2" H x 29" W. Biography: Carl Sublett studied Art History at the American Academy in Florence, Italy, after serving as a sergeant in World War II. He moved to Knoxville in 1954 where he studied with Kermit Ewing and eventually became a Professor of Fine Art at the University of Tennessee. Sublett was a founding member of the art group, The Knoxville Seven, a progressive group working from 1955-1965, which produced some of the first abstract expressionist art in Tennessee. In 1982 he retired from teaching and in 1984, he opened the Sublett Gallery in Knoxville. In 1991, "The Unseen Carl Sublett" was the first exhibit at the new Knoxville Museum of Art (built on the site of the 1982 World's Fair). Sublett won numerous awards for his paintings and was a member of the National Academy of Design. His works are in the collections of the National Academy of Design, The Tennessee State Museum, and Cheekwood, Nashville. (Source: The Tennessee Arts Commission).

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, TN Collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with slight waviness to sheet. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$600.00$800.00
501 Lot 501: Carl Sublett W/C, Teel Cove, Port Clyde, ME Carl Sublett W/C, Teel Cove, Port Clyde, ME Lot 501: Carl Sublett W/C, Teel Cove, Port Clyde, ME

Carl Sublett (Tennessee, 1919-2008) watercolor on paper painting depicting a shoreline along Teel Cove in Port Clyde, Maine with a dock and a group of houses before a line of trees in the background. Dated and signed "83-90 Sublett" above illegible writing, possibly "Shoreline", lower right. Housed under glass in a giltwood frame with a lamb's tongue running pattern, an off white linen liner, and giltwood fillet. Sight: 17 3/4" H x 23 3/4" W. Framed: 27 3/4" H x 33" W. Biography: Carl Sublett studied Art History at the American Academy in Florence, Italy, after serving as a sergeant in World War II. He moved to Knoxville in 1954 where he studied with Kermit Ewing and eventually became a Professor of Fine Art at the University of Tennessee. Sublett was a founding member of the art group, The Knoxville Seven, a progressive group working from 1955-1965, which produced some of the first abstract expressionist art in Tennessee. In 1982 he retired from teaching and in 1984, he opened the Sublett Gallery in Knoxville. In 1991, "The Unseen Carl Sublett" was the first exhibit at the new Knoxville Museum of Art (built on the site of the 1982 World's Fair). Sublett won numerous awards for his paintings and was a member of the National Academy of Design. His works are in the collections of the National Academy of Design, The Tennessee State Museum, and Cheekwood, Nashville. (Source: The Tennessee Arts Commission).

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with slight waviness to sheet. Frame with areas of loss, largest 1 3/4", to gilt. [See more photos →]

$600.00$650.00
502 Lot 502: Charles Krutch, Exhibited NC Landscape Watercolor Charles Krutch, Exhibited NC Landscape Watercolor Lot 502: Charles Krutch, Exhibited NC Landscape Watercolor

Exhibited North Carolina watercolor landscape on paper by Charles Krutch (Charles Krutch, Tennessee, 1849-1934) depicting a landscape with a stream or river and large rocks in the foreground, a wide lush green valley and tree covered rolling hills to the center, with distant mountains visible in the background. Pen inscription en verso identifies the scene as "Old Fields of the Toe – near Linville, NC" and identifies the artist ""Unsigned Krutch Watercolor". Unsigned label en verso reads "The Dulin Gallery of Art on loan from Mr. Charles Krutch". Housed in a dark wood frame with ebonized sight edge. Sight: 7 5/8" H x 9 5/8" W. Framed: 13 3/8" H x 15 3/8" W. Artist Biography (Courtesy Knoxville Museum of Art): Krutch is regarded as one of East Tennessee's first painters to specialize in scenes of the Smoky Mountains. Krutch earned the nickname "Corot of the South" for his soft, atmospheric watercolor and oil paintings of the mountain range that served as his sole focus. Totally untrained as an artist, he often applied thick layers of oil paint with brushes as well as his fingers. Krutch's goal was to capture the changing "moods" of the mountains. Note: Before its founding, the town Newland, NC and the surrounding area, now Avery County, was known as "Old Fields of Toe". It was an early muster ground in the campaign against Indians and before the Battle of Kings Mountain. On November 9, 1783, the land was granted to Colonel Waightstill Avery. Toe refers to the name of the river that runs through the area. Avery County borders North East Tennessee.

CONDITION: Scattered foxing to sky area and lower right corner. Frame with scattered losses. [See more photos →]

$700.00$800.00
503 Lot 503: George Cress O/C Painting, Stilt House at Night George Cress O/C Painting, Stilt House at Night Lot 503: George Cress O/C Painting, Stilt House at Night

George Ayers Cress (Tennessee, 1921-2008) oil on canvas painting depicting a nighttime scene of a house elevated on wood pilings over a body of water and illuminated by a tall lamppost. Signed and dated "George Cress 1941" lower right. Housed in a tan painted wooden frame. Sight: 15 1/2" H x 24 1/2" W. Framed: 20" H x 42 1/4" W. 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. 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: Overall good condition with light craquelure. Two approximately 2" stretcher indentations, top center and right center (does not puncture canvas). One small area of abrasion above signature, approximately 1/4" (does not puncture canvas). Frame with areas of loss, largest 4", to paint. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
504 Lot 504: Adelia Lutz O/C Painting, Floral Still Life Adelia Lutz O/C Painting, Floral Still Life Lot 504: Adelia Lutz O/C Painting, Floral Still Life

Adelia Armstong Lutz (American, Tennessee, 1859-1931) oil on canvas still life painting depicting pink roses in a white porcelain vase on a tabletop, with one rose resting on the table in the foreground, rendered in loose brushstrokes. Signed "A.A. Lutz" and dated "1910" lower right. Housed in a rustic wood frame with gilt wood liner. Sight: 17 1/2" H x 11 3/8" W. Framed: 27" H x 20 5/8" W. Biography: Adelia Armstrong Lutz (1859-1931) was known for painting portraits, landscapes, and still lifes. She was born in Jefferson County, Tennessee. She studied art at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and abroad. Upon her return to Knoxville in 1887, she was a director of the Knoxville Art Club and co-organized the Nicholson Art League. She married John Edwin Lutz in 1885 and they built their home, "Westwood", on Knoxville's Kingston Pike in approximately 1890.

CONDITION: Painting under glass with some scattered light craquelure, some varnish run left mid and upper margin. Frame with minor abrasions and some seperation to seams. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
505 Lot 505: Eleanor Wiley O/C Architectural View of Knoxville Eleanor Wiley O/C Architectural View of Knoxville Lot 505: Eleanor Wiley O/C Architectural View of Knoxville

Eleanor McAdoo Wiley (TN, 1876-1977) oil on canvas impressionist city scene depicting Church Street in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee as seen from White Avenue. A large white house is in the right foreground with numerous downtown structures visible in the background, including United Methodist Church. Unsigned. Housed in a carved wood frame. Sight: 21 1/4" H x 19 1/2" W. Framed: 26 1/8" H x 24 1/4" W. Biography: Tennessee artist Eleanor McAdoo Wiley (1876-1977) studied art at the University of Tennessee and Stevens Art School in Gatlinburg, TN. She was a founder of the Dulin Gallery of Art in Knoxville and member of the Nicholson Art League.

PROVENANCE: Originally purchased from the estate of Willia Sellers McKinney.

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

$500.00$600.00
506 Lot 506: 2 Olen Bryant Sculptures, Elongated Giltwood Figure & Carved Head 2 Olen Bryant Sculptures, Elongated Giltwood Figure & Carved Head Lot 506: 2 Olen Bryant Sculptures, Elongated Giltwood Figure & Carved Head

Two (2) Olen L. Bryant (American/Tennessee, 1927-2017) sculptures. 1st item: Carved and gilded wood sculpture with oval head, rudimentary carved facial features and rectangular body. Some red accent paint, decorative tacks studded around face, neck, and shoulder area, and decorative carving near base, with inset round red agate stone on neck. Mounted on a rectangular black marble base. Unsigned. 50" overall height; base measures 12" W x 8" L. 2nd item: Wood sculpture of a head with carved face having an inset black fossil to the back of the head. Unsigned. 16 5/8" H x 12" W x 9" 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: Provenance: Estate of Olen Bryant, Cottonwood/Clarksville, TN.

CONDITION: 1st item: Chip to back of head, some scattered minor wear, overall good condition. 2nd item: Shrinkage cracks to wood (possibly as artist intended), with some small chips to top edge of head, otherwise good condition. [See more photos →]

$600.00$650.00
507 Lot 507: Olen Bryant Ceramic Sculpture, 2 Figures on a Ball Olen Bryant Ceramic Sculpture, 2 Figures on a Ball Lot 507: Olen Bryant Ceramic Sculpture, 2 Figures on a Ball

Olen L. Bryant (American/Tennessee, 1927-2017) textured dark-colored ceramic sculpture of two overlapping figures with flat rectangular bodies and round heads with faces extending upwards from a spherical base. Unsigned. 26 1/2" H x 17" W x 16" 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: 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, will accompany this lot.

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

$400.00$450.00
558 Lot 558: Gaston Lachaise Male Nude Drawing, Exhibited Gaston Lachaise Male Nude Drawing, Exhibited Lot 558: Gaston Lachaise Male Nude Drawing, Exhibited

Gaston Lachaise (American, 1882-1935) graphite on paper drawing of a nude, muscular man standing with fabric draped over one raised arm and the other arm bent as his hand rests on his hip. Signed "G Lachaise" lower left. Label en verso for the Museum of Modern Art, New York, identifying it as part of a circulating exhibit, along with a stamp for the Tennessee Fine Arts Center at Cheekwood, Nashville. Matted and framed under glass in a plain wood frame. Sight – 18 1/2"H x 11"W. Biography (from the Columbus Museum of Art): "Gaston Lachaise was born in Paris, France, the fourth child of an accomplished wood carver and cabinetmaker. At thirteen, he entered the ‚àö√¢cole Bernard Palissy studying drawing, carving and art history. Three years later, he went on to study at the ‚àö√¢cole de Beaux-Arts and his work was exhibited in four annual Paris Salons. Later he worked for the jeweler and glassmaker, Rene Lalique. By 1903, he had met Isabel Dutad Nagle, a married woman ten years his senior, and who would become the muse for his art. Lachaise used the funds he had saved from his work with Lalique to follow Nagle back to Boston in 1906. Marsden Hartley once wrote that Lachaise saw "the entire universe in the form of a woman." In 1912, he opened his own studio in New York, and in 1913 entered the Armory Show. He also apprenticed to the sculptor Paul Manship and worked with him on many garden sculptures as well as the J.P. Morgan Memorial at the Metropolitan Museum and on Rockefeller Center. By 1916, he had become an American citizen, and he finally married Isabel Nagel (now divorced from her first husband) in 1917. A year later, he had his first one-man show at the Stephan Bourgeois Gallery in New York. By 1927, he was producing his most mature work, which was mainly female torsos; but he also did head studies of John Marin, Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz. Lachaise had always admired Houdon's portraits and he grew to maturity in the time of Rodin in Paris, so this form of sculpture would have been familiar to him. Lachaise made portraits of many of the pacesetters of American intellectual society, including a number of the distinguished group surrounding The Dial magazine. The artist joined Kraushaar Galleries in New York in 1922. In 1925 Lachaise had a solo exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1927, he exhibited at Alfred Stieglitz's The Intimate Gallery. In early 1935, Lachaise was honored with a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, but many of his pieces were only in plaster, as he could not afford to have them cast in bronze. Many were cast again later for exhibitions at the Whitney, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. His pieces are owned by many museums including the Art Institute of Chicago, Detroit Institute of Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Hirshhorn Museum and the Columbus Museum. Lachaise died in 1935 of leukemia at the age of 53. He is acclaimed by many as one who helped prepare the next generation for an appreciation of non-objective sculpture."

CONDITION: Toning to paper and to matte. Not examined out of frame. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
559 Lot 559: Matisse "Jazz" Series Portfolio, 20 framed color plates Matisse "Jazz" Series Portfolio, 20 framed color plates Lot 559: Matisse "Jazz" Series Portfolio, 20 framed color plates

A complete set of 20 framed prints from the Henri Matisse "Jazz" Series portfolio, published by George Braziller for the Museum of Modern Art in 1983 (a facsimile of the 1947 Verve edition). Each matted and housed under glass in a metal frame. Sheet: 23 1/2" H x 15 1/4" W. Frame: 28 1/4" H x 20 1/4" W. Includes publisher's cloth-covered clamshell box, in gray paperboard slipcase, as issued. Measurements for the case: 16" L x 12" W x 1 1/2" D. Each interior page: 15 1/4" H x 11 3/4" W.

PROVENANCE: The Guardsmark Collection, Lipman Holdings International, Memphis, Tennessee.

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

$1,000.00$1,200.00
560 Lot 560: Red Grooms 3D Sculpture, Traffic or Street Life Red Grooms 3D Sculpture, Traffic or Street Life Lot 560: Red Grooms 3D Sculpture, Traffic or Street Life

Charles Roger "Red" Grooms (Tennessee/New York, b. 1937), "Traffic," also called "Street Life," lithographed paper 3-D sculpture of the New York City intersection of Broadway at Canal Street, portraying a chaotic scene with streetwalkers, firefighters and fire engine, double decker tour bus, policeman, and vendors. Signed lower right in red marker and numbered 26/75. Approximately 20"H x 23"W x 8"D. Cased in clear acrylic/plexiglass case, 23 1/4"H x 28 1/2" W x 10"D. Circa 1999. Provenance: Private Nashville, TN collection.

CONDITION: Some light fading, overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
561 Lot 561: Burton Callicott O/C Abstract Painting, Antahkarana Burton Callicott O/C Abstract Painting, Antahkarana Lot 561: Burton Callicott O/C Abstract Painting, Antahkarana

Burton Harry Callicott (Tennessee/Indiana, 1907-2003) abstract oil on canvas painting titled "Antahkarana" featuring two triangular shapes with rounded edges, one outlined in cooler hues of the color spectrum, the other in warmer hues, both joined by a nearly transparent broad white line, against a gradient yellow and green background. Signed and dated "Callicott '92" lower right. Albers Fine Art Gallery, Memphis, TN label, en verso. Housed in a white wooden frame with gilt trim. Sight: 60" H x 44" W. Framed: 61 1/2" H x 45 1/2" W. Biography: "Born in 1907 in Terre Haute, Indiana, Burton Callicott spent much of his childhood and his seventy-year career as an artist and educator in Memphis. Callicott graduated in 1931 from the Cleveland School of Art, where he began an exploration of the use of light and dark that would follow him throughout his life. He is perhaps best known regionally for his set of three large murals in the Memphis Pink Palace Museum titled The Coming of De Soto. Completing his training in sculpture at the Cleveland School of Art in the midst of the Depression, Callicott returned to Memphis, where his mother and stepfather, Michael Abt, resided. The director of the western division of Tennessee's Federal Works of Art Project, Abt played a major role in launching Callicott's career. He put Callicott to work immediately on Memphis Cotton Carnival floats and displays for other Memphis festivals while also helping him secure a commission for a Public Works of Art Project mural in 1933. Installed in the Memphis Museum of Natural History (now the Memphis Pink Palace Museum), the three-panel mural depicts Hernando De Soto's arrival in West Tennessee. Another of Callicott's most recognized works, The Gleaners (1936), was completed during the early years of his career and received much attention at the 1939 New York World's Fair. These early projects set Callicott off on a long and successful career in Memphis. Callicott became a founding faculty member of the Memphis Academy of Art (now the Memphis College of Art) in 1937. Callicott became professor emeritus in 1978. Callicott's works have been exhibited at various museums across the state and region, including the Cheekwood Museum of Art and the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, the West Tennessee Regional Art Center in Humboldt, the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Carroll Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University, the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, and the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia. Samples of his artwork are on permanent display at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and the Memphis Pink Palace Museum. The Tennessee Arts Commission chose to honor the work of Callicott in 2000 with a specialty license plate for which he designed a rainbow with the caption, "art is…a rainbow." Callicott continued to live in Memphis until his death in 2003". (source: "Burton Callicott" by Elizabeth H. Moore, originally published October 8, 2017, https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/burton-callicott/).

CONDITION: Overall very good condition, no damage. [See more photos →]

$5,400.00$5,800.00
562 Lot 562: Burton Callicott O/C Abstract Painting, Recessional Burton Callicott O/C Abstract Painting, Recessional Lot 562: Burton Callicott O/C Abstract Painting, Recessional

Burton Harry Callicott (Tennessee/Indiana, 1907-2003) abstract oil on canvas painting titled "Recessional," horizontal stripes in shades of purple, green, pink, orange, and yellow. Signed and dated "Callicott '70" lower right. Albers Fine Art Gallery, Memphis, TN label, en verso. Housed in a wooden frame. Sight: 65" H x 49" W. Framed: 70 1/2" H x 50 1/2" W. Biography: "Born in 1907 in Terre Haute, Indiana, Burton Callicott spent much of his childhood and his seventy-year career as an artist and educator in Memphis. Callicott graduated in 1931 from the Cleveland School of Art, where he began an exploration of the use of light and dark that would follow him throughout his life. He is perhaps best known regionally for his set of three large murals in the Memphis Pink Palace Museum titled The Coming of De Soto. Completing his training in sculpture at the Cleveland School of Art in the midst of the Depression, Callicott returned to Memphis, where his mother and stepfather, Michael Abt, resided. The director of the western division of Tennessee's Federal Works of Art Project, Abt played a major role in launching Callicott's career. He put Callicott to work immediately on Memphis Cotton Carnival floats and displays for other Memphis festivals while also helping him secure a commission for a Public Works of Art Project mural in 1933. Installed in the Memphis Museum of Natural History (now the Memphis Pink Palace Museum), the three-panel mural depicts Hernando De Soto's arrival in West Tennessee. Another of Callicott's most recognized works, The Gleaners (1936), was completed during the early years of his career and received much attention at the 1939 New York World's Fair. These early projects set Callicott off on a long and successful career in Memphis. Callicott became a founding faculty member of the Memphis Academy of Art (now the Memphis College of Art) in 1937. Callicott became professor emeritus in 1978. Callicott's works have been exhibited at various museums across the state and region, including the Cheekwood Museum of Art and the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, the West Tennessee Regional Art Center in Humboldt, the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Carroll Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University, the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, and the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia. Samples of his artwork are on permanent display at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and the Memphis Pink Palace Museum. The Tennessee Arts Commission chose to honor the work of Callicott in 2000 with a specialty license plate for which he designed a rainbow with the caption, "art is…a rainbow." Callicott continued to live in Memphis until his death in 2003". (source: "Burton Callicott" by Elizabeth H. Moore, originally published October 8, 2017, https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/burton-callicott/).

CONDITION: 1" diameter shallow dent with narrow line of paint loss, lower left quadrant; 2" diameter shallow dent with no paint loss lower right quadrant (both to lower center pink stripe). 13" L line of light buckling to upper left quadrant. Otherwise very good condition. [See more photos →]

$4,800.00$5,200.00
563 Lot 563: Caio Fonseca Mixed Media Abstract, Pietrasanta P.09.30 Caio Fonseca Mixed Media Abstract, Pietrasanta P.09.30 Lot 563: Caio Fonseca Mixed Media Abstract, Pietrasanta P.09.30

Caio Fonseca (New York, b. 1959), "Pietrasanta P.09.30," oil and/or gouache on paper abstract painting featuring blue serpentine forms and lines, speckled in orange and red paint on a pale yellow field, with raised and incised lines throughout. Signed "Caio" lower right. Inscription en verso with artist name and date 2009, title, medium, and dimensions with Pamela Morgan framing label. Float mounted in a simple white wooden frame. Sight: 29 5/8" H x 41 5/8" W. Framed: 34 1/8" H x 46" W. Biography: Caio Fonseca was raised in New York City, but studied and practiced art in Barcelona until 1983 before moving to Pietrasanta; he now divides his practice between his studios in Pietrasanta and Manhattan. His work has been included in numerous public and private exhibitions and collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and more. (Adapted from the artist's website: http://www.caiofonseca.com/bio-cv)

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Russell McAdoo, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$6,000.00$7,000.00
564 Lot 564: John Pasche, Rolling Stones Logo, gouache on paper John Pasche, Rolling Stones Logo, gouache on paper Lot 564: John Pasche, Rolling Stones Logo, gouache on paper

John Pasche (British, b. 1945) original gouache and charcoal on wove paper of the Rolling Stones iconic "Tongue and Lips" logo. Signed lower right. Unframed. 31" square. 21st century. Biography (adapted from artist's CV and Creative Review): John Pasche received a degree in Graphic Design from the Brighton College of Art before continuing his education at the Royal College of Art, where he obtained an MA and developed a fascination with Pop Art. It was there as a student in 1970 that Pasche first met Mick Jagger and designed the famous logo for the Rolling Stones. He was paid 50 GBPs. (Almost 30 years later, the V& A Museum bought Pasche's original artwork at auction for $92,500). Pasche has received numerous awards, including seven from Music Week for album, TV, and Point of Sale designs.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with very slight creasing to paper, lower left quadrant. [See more photos →]

$3,400.00$3,800.00
565 Lot 565: James Lavadour Oil on Panel Abstract Landscape Painting, Stream James Lavadour Oil on Panel Abstract Landscape Painting, Stream Lot 565: James Lavadour Oil on Panel Abstract Landscape Painting, Stream

James Lavadour (Oregon, B. 1951) oil on wood panel abstract landscape painting, titled "Stream", rendered in pale yellows, deep reds, and bright greens depicting a sun-dappled stream to the lower left and a mountain to the upper right under a clear sky. Signed "Lavadour", dated "'09", and titled with an additional printed label with artist, title, medium, dimensions, and numbering, en verso. Unframed. 36" H x 48" W. Biography (adapted from Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts): James Lavadour, a largely self-trained painter, grew up on the Umatilla Reservation near Pendleton, Oregon, and has been exhibited at The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, the Eiteljorg Museum, Portland Art Museum, the Heard Museum, and the Institute of American Indian Art in Sante Fe among other. (https://crowsshadow.org/artist/james-lavadour/)

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Russell McAdoo, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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

$3,000.00$4,000.00
566 Lot 566: James Lavadour, Abstract Oil Painting, New Platform James Lavadour, Abstract Oil Painting, New Platform Lot 566: James Lavadour, Abstract Oil Painting, New Platform

James Lavadour (Oregon, b. 1951) oil on wood panel abstract painting, titled "New Platform", rendered in shades of light blue, yellow, orange, and red with a single white fingerprint on a pale blue-green field to the right. Titled, signed, and dated "'12" with an additional printed label with artist, title, medium, dimensions, and numbering, en verso. Unframed. 32" H x 47 7/8" W. Biography (adapted from Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts): James Lavadour, a largely self-trained painter, grew up on the Umatilla Reservation near Pendleton, Oregon, and has been exhibited at The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, the Eiteljorg Museum, Portland Art Museum, the Heard Museum, and the Institute of American Indian Art in Sante Fe among others. (https://crowsshadow.org/artist/james-lavadour/)

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Russell McAdoo, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with slight scattered wood shrinkage. [See more photos →]

$3,000.00$4,000.00
567 Lot 567: Jorge Fick O/C Abstract Painting, Pod Series Jorge Fick O/C Abstract Painting, Pod Series Lot 567: Jorge Fick O/C Abstract Painting, Pod Series

Jorge Fick (New Mexico, 1932-2004) abstract oil on canvas painting, titled "Pod Series: Ecological Work Bench", depicting a striped shield-like form with geometric shaped projections protruding from the top. The work is rendered in bright shades of red, blue, purple, green, and white on a matte black background. Titled, dated and signed "1971-Jorge Fick" across top of stretcher, en verso. Label from the Eric Firestone Gallery, NY, en verso. Housed in a contemporary chrome-painted wooden frame. Sight: 49 1/2" H x 35" W. Framed: 50" H x 35 3/4" W. Biography: Detroit native Jorge Fick attended Cass Technical School, the Art School of the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts, the Mexican Art School in Guadalajara, Mexico and Black Mountain College in Asheville, NC, where he earned a BFA. His work was heavily influenced by his mentor Franz Kline, who introduced him to Abstract Expressionism, with whom he shared a studio in New York. In 1958, Fick moved to Santa Fe, NM where he and his wife, a ceramic artist, were active in the art community. He exhibited widely throughout the 1960s in American galleries and museums. His work is part of several permanent collections, such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe; the Phoenix Art Museum; and Smith College Museum of Art, as well as the Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center. Condition: Overall good condition with slight waviness to paper. Not examined outside of frames. Areas of craquelure to tan areas of painting.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Russell McAdoo, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall excellent condition with some light abrasion in lower right and upper right corner, not affecting subject matter. Light wear to frame. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
568 Lot 568: Henry Botkin W/C Painting, View of Manhattan from Brooklyn Henry Botkin W/C Painting, View of Manhattan from Brooklyn Lot 568: Henry Botkin W/C Painting, View of Manhattan from Brooklyn

Henry Albert Botkin (New York/California, 1896-1983) watercolor on paper painting depicting a view of the island of Manhattan from Brooklyn, the Brooklyn bridge spanning the East River with several boats sailing across the water. Signed "Botkin" lower right. Inscription en verso, "Happy Holiday and much love Rhonda & Harry 1949." Housed and matted under glass in a carved wooden frame with faint gilt trim. Sight: 15" H x 18 1/2" W. Framed: 27 1/4" H x 30 1/2" W.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with toning. Scattered foxing to mat. Frame with natural age shrinkage, minor areas of loss. [See more photos →]

$600.00$650.00
569 Lot 569: Paul Edelstein O/C Abstract Painting "Repeating Traces" Paul Edelstein O/C Abstract Painting "Repeating Traces" Lot 569: Paul Edelstein O/C Abstract Painting "Repeating Traces"

Paul Edelstein (Tennessee, b.1959), "Repeating Traces," oil on canvas abstract painting depicting figures, plant life, and other indiscernible subject matter simplified into geometric forms. Rendered in bright colors with loose brushstrokes and some areas of heavy impasto. Signed "Edelstein" lower left and titled "Repeating Traces" in yellow paint across canvas en verso. Unframed. Sight: 24" H x 15 7/8" W. Biography: Paul Edelstein was originally born in Kentucky in 1959 but was raised in Memphis, Tennessee, where he began painting at an early age. He received his B.A. in Painting and Russian from the University of Memphis, and studied under Dorothy Sturm and Marjorie Liebman. His work is in public and private collections including The Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, Mississippi; The Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi, and the West Tennessee Regional Arts Center in Humboldt, Tennessee. His paintings have appeared in the 1993 movie The Firm, and the 2003 movie 21 Grams. He also illustrated a children's book, Beany the Star. (Source: artist's website).

PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.

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

$400.00$500.00
570 Lot 570: Enrico Della Torre O/C  Abstract Painting Enrico Della Torre O/C Abstract Painting Lot 570: Enrico Della Torre O/C  Abstract Painting

Enrico Della Torre (Italy, b.1931) oil on canvas abstract painting, titled "Paesaggio" ("Landscape"), comprised of blue, green, and black geometric adjoining shapes; one form resembling a wave, and another resembling a tree branch extending downward in front of the other forms. Signed "d.t." upper right. Artist name, title, and date "1976", en verso. Housed in a contemporary giltwood frame. Sight: 16 7/8" H x 25 1/2" W. Framed: 17 1/2" H x 26 1/4". Biography (adapted from Lorenzelli Arte): Enrico Della Torre studied at the Brera Academy. His style has continued to develop throughout his career into further explorations of spatial division and rhythm. He has been awarded numerous titles, including the San Fedele Painting Prize, the International "Lario" Prize for design, and the Prize of the Triennale dell'Incisione at the Permanente Museum. He currently lives in Milan and regularly exhibits in Italk and abroad. (https://lorenzelliarte.com/en/artists/70-enrico-della-torre/biography/)

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

$1,200.00$1,400.00
571 Lot 571: Luis Padilla O/C Cubist Triptych, 3 items Luis Padilla O/C Cubist Triptych, 3 items Lot 571: Luis Padilla O/C Cubist Triptych, 3 items

Luis Padilla (Honduras, b.1947) oil on canvas triptych with multicolored abstract Cubist style panels containing figures. One panel depicts a figure, possibly a knight, attired in a suit of armor standing prominently and holding a helmet. The second panel contains two figures, the larger with their face in profile and the smaller with an exposed rib cage, while an animal, probably a dog, with bared teeth stands between them. The final panel depicts two somber figures with intertwined bodies, possibly a mother with her child gripping onto her side. Signed and dated "L.H. Padilla '83" lower left or right. Housed in off white wooden frames. Sights ranging from 21 1/2" W x 45 1/2" H to 21 3/4" W x 46" H. Frames ranging from 22 7/8" W x 46 7/8" H to 231/2" W x 47" H.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with some very minor abrasions and minute areas of paint loss. Some wear to frames. [See more photos →]

$600.00$800.00
572 Lot 572: 2 Finn Pedersen Mixed Media Abstract Paintings 2 Finn Pedersen Mixed Media Abstract Paintings Lot 572: 2 Finn Pedersen Mixed Media Abstract Paintings

Two (2) Finn Pedersen (Denmark, 1944-2014) mixed media abstract paintings. 1st item: Mixed media on paper abstract painting rendered in bright colors and loose brushstrokes using a combination of watercolor and acrylic paint. Signed "Finn Pedersen -86" lower right. Housed in a simple wood frame. Paper has been mounted to linen canvas. Sight: 18 1/4" H x 24" W. Framed: 20 3/4" H x 26 3/4" W. 2nd item: Abstract Expressionist mixed media on paper painting rendered in shades of red, pink, blue, yellow, green, black, brown, and white. Unsigned. Laid down on canvas and float mounted in wooden frame. Canvas: 23 3/8" H x 16 3/4" W. Framed: 25 3/4" H x 19 1/4" W.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.

CONDITION: 1st item: Overall very good condition. Paper has been mounted to linen canvas. 2nd item: Overall good condition with areas of craquelure, few minute tears across top of sheet. 2" x 1 1/2" area of buckling resulting in tears to sheet, lower left. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
573 Lot 573: 2 Suzy Suzac O/C Abstract Paintings 2 Suzy Suzac O/C Abstract Paintings Lot 573: 2 Suzy Suzac O/C Abstract Paintings

Two (2) Suzy Suzac (France, 1936-2013) oil on canvas abstract paintings. 1st item: Abstract painting with a white background divided by a vertical red striation intersected by horizontal yellow striation, with the left half of the work filled with large dark brushstrokes. Signed "Suzac 71" lower right. Unframed. 29 1/2" H x 36" W. 2nd item: Abstract painting with a white background divided by a yellow vertical striation with each half containing serpentine figures and indiscernible forms rendered with large, loose brushstrokes. Signed "Suzac 71" lower right. Unframed. 39 1/2" H x 31 7/8" W.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.

CONDITION: Both items in overall good condition with light grime. 2nd item has one abrasion in large area of blue paint, approximately 11", may have been intentional by the artist's hand. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
574 Lot 574: O/C Cubist Portrait of a Woman attr. Marcell W. Jensen O/C Cubist Portrait of a Woman attr. Marcell W. Jensen Lot 574: O/C Cubist Portrait of a Woman attr. Marcell W. Jensen

Oil on canvas cubist portrait depicting a seated woman attired in a white slip against an abstract background. The painting is rendered in fragmented blocks of color that give the painting a multidimensional perspective. Signed "Marcell, 37" lower left, possibly Marcell W Jensen (1911-1985). Housed in a contemporary giltwood frame. Sight: 38 7/8" H x 34 1/4" W. Framed: 42 1/2" H x 39" W.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.

CONDITION: Overall heavy craquelure with some buckling to canvas and one area of paint loss, approximately 1". Painting is loose in frame. Some gilt loss and wear to frame. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
575 Lot 575: Jose Guevara O/B Abstract Painting, Torero Jose Guevara O/B Abstract Painting, Torero Lot 575: Jose Guevara O/B Abstract Painting, Torero

Jose Guevara (Spain, 1926-2010) oil on board textured abstract painting, titled "Torero (Bullfighter)", rendered in bright crimson, blue, and deep maroon colors with blistering and craquelure of paint via a technique of pigment combustion or burning of the pigment onto hardboard. Signed lower left. Printed Guevara label with address, numbering, title, date of "1.963", and measurements, en verso. Housed and matted in a modern wooden frame. Sight: 47 1/4" H x 23 3/4" W. Framed: 55 3/8" H x 35" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Barbara K. Lipman, Memphis, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with scattered blistering, craquelure, and flaking of paint, likely in the making. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
576 Lot 576: Pierre Alechinsky Abstract Color Lithograph, "Exprmntl" Pierre Alechinsky Abstract Color Lithograph, "Exprmntl" Lot 576: Pierre Alechinsky Abstract Color Lithograph, "Exprmntl"

Pierre Alechinsky (Belgium/France, b. 1927) Expressionist color lithograph titled "Exprmntl", numbered "II/X". Depicts twenty-six squares surrounded by a black line border, each with various abstract images rendered in shades of red, yellow, black, brown, and moss green, surrounding a central square light brown panel. Titled, in pencil, center of panel, numbered with additional inscription reading "nous la lettre" in pencil, lower left of panel, signed and dated "Alechinsky 1967", in pencil, lower right of panel. Float mounted and housed under plexiglass in a silver metal frame. Sheet: 35 3/8" H x 25" W. Framed: 43 5/8" H x 31 3/4" W.

PROVENANCE: The Guardsmark Collection, Lipman Holdings International, Memphis, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with scattered minute foxing spots, light toning, primarily to top edges of sheet. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
577 Lot 577: Three lithographs: 2 Picasso incl. Old King, 1 Chagall Three lithographs: 2 Picasso incl. Old King, 1 Chagall Lot 577: Three lithographs: 2 Picasso incl. Old King, 1 Chagall

Three (3) lithographs: LE VIEUX ROI, MATERNITE, AND PRAYER OF JOB. 1st item: Pablo Picasso, LE VIEUX ROI (The Old King), 1959. Dated in the stone "6/1/59"; stamped signature in red lower right; likely from the unnumbered edition of 1000. Ref. Bloch 869, Mourlot 317. Matted under glass in black wood frame. Sheet: 26 3/8" H x 20 1/4" W. Frame: 33 1/4" H x 27 1/4" W. 2nd item: Pablo Picasso, MATERNITE. Signed in the stone upper right. Matted under glass in parcel gilt frame. Sheet: 24 1/2" H x 18 1/2" W. Frame: 29" H x 25" W. 3rd item: Marc Chagall, PRAYER OF JOB. Appears unsigned. Gallery label, en verso for Ferdinand Roten Galleries, Baltimore. Matted under glass in black frame. Sight: 13 1/2" H x 10" W. Frame: 16" H x 12 1/4" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Barbara K. Lipman, Memphis, Tennessee.

CONDITION: 1st item: Adhered to backing across the top and in a couple of spots near center, otherwise good condition. 2nd item: Formerly hinge mounted; light toning, several spots of light handing grime. 3rd item: Overall good condition, crooked mounting. All frames with some wear, small losses and/or abrasions. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,200.00
578 Lot 578: Bernard Buffet Lithograph, Papillion Vert Bernard Buffet Lithograph, Papillion Vert Lot 578: Bernard Buffet Lithograph, Papillion Vert

Bernard Buffet (France, 1928-1999) lithograph on Arches paper, titled "Papillion Vert" (Green Butterfly) depicting a butterfly with wings spread in saturated shade of green with heavy black outline and a black hatch pattern in the background. Labeled "E. A." lower left and signed "Bernard Buffet" lower right in pencil. Housed and canvas matted under glass in a modern giltwood frame. Placard with title and artist name affixed to matt lower center. Sight: 20 3/4" H x 28 5/8" W. Framed: 26" H x 33 3/4" W.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.

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

$600.00$700.00
579 Lot 579: Bernard Buffet Color Lithograph Portrait, Le Clown Auguste Bernard Buffet Color Lithograph Portrait, Le Clown Auguste Lot 579: Bernard Buffet Color Lithograph Portrait, Le Clown Auguste

Bernard Buffet (France, 1928-1999) chromolithograph on Arches paper titled "Le Clown Auguste" depicting an abstract bust portrait of a man attired in red patterned shirt, yellow collar, and a geometric face shape, all outlined in bold black lines on a saturated green background. Signed "Bernard Buffet" lower middle, and inscribed in pencil "117/120" lower left. Housed in a contemporary carved and painted wood frame, and mounted to a cardboard backing under plexiglass. Sight: 28 1/2" H x 20" W. Framed: 33 1/2" H x 25 1/2" W.

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

$500.00$600.00
581 Lot 581: Salvador Dali etching, Isolde and Brangwen Salvador Dali etching, Isolde and Brangwen Lot 581: Salvador Dali etching, Isolde and Brangwen

Salvador Dali (Spain, 1904-1989) etching and drypoint in color on paper, titled Iseult et Branguine (or Isolde and Brangwen), from Tristan et Iseult (Tristan and Isolde), 1969. Signed with initials lower right and numbered 39/125 in pencil lower left, with embossed London Grafica Arts publisher's stamp. Matted and framed behind non-glare glass in a chrome molded wood frame. Lyzon Nashville framing label, en verso. Plate: 15 1/2" H x 10 3/8" W. Sight – 17" H x 12" W. Frame – 24" H x 18" W. Note: According to the London Grafica Arts label, en verso, this is plate XVII, one of 21 color drypoints for Tristan et Iseult, published 1969, edition of 125 with monogram on Velin de Mandeure plus 100 fully signed on Japon and Velin de Mandeure. Note: Work is found in The Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dalil, by Alberty Field, authorized by Dali (1996), on page 60, and fits the parameters of authentication described.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee estate.

CONDITION: Print: Excellent condition. Frame: some scattered small spots of wear, overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
583 Lot 583: Brutalist Mixed Metal Wall Sculpture by Marc Weinstein Brutalist Mixed Metal Wall Sculpture by Marc Weinstein Lot 583: Brutalist Mixed Metal Wall Sculpture by Marc Weinstein

Brutalist mixed metal wall sculpture by Mark Weinstein (American, 20th century) for Marc Creates, oval stacked "starburst" form. Label reading "Marc Creates St. Louis, Missouri" to base. 22" H x 45 1/2" W. Circa 1970's.

PROVENANCE: Private Kentucky collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with light general wear. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
584 Lot 584: Expressionist Bronze Sculpture of Couple, Signed Expressionist Bronze Sculpture of Couple, Signed Lot 584: Expressionist Bronze Sculpture of Couple, Signed

Bronze mid 20th century expressionist sculpture depicting a man and woman standing and embracing, atop a square base. Signed with monogram AB on base and numbered 2/15. 19 1/2" H.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee estate.

CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$300.00$400.00
585 Lot 585: William Dickey King Abstract Steel Sculpture, The Test William Dickey King Abstract Steel Sculpture, The Test Lot 585: William Dickey King Abstract Steel Sculpture, The Test

William Dickey King (American/New York, 1925-2015) large contemporary abstract aluminum puzzle sculpture titled "The Test". Composed of multiple interlocking pieces, the sculpture depicts a crouching male figure balancing a female figure on one arm. Signed and dated on the outer right leg/thigh area. 58 1/4" H x 44 1/2" W. 1972. Biography: William Dickey King was known for his modernist figural sculptors and as an art instructor. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and attended the University of Florida, the Cooper Union School and the Accademia dei Belli Arte in Rome as a Fulbright Scholar. King eventually established his studio in New York City and taught at schools including the Brooklyn Museum School, UC-Berkeley, The Art Students League and the University of Pennsylvania. His work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington. (Source: the New York Times Obituary, the Smithsonian American Art Museum).

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

CONDITION: Overall good condition with some light scattered oxidation, primarily to the back. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
587 Lot 587: Ali Hassan Abstract Sculpture, "Different Shades of Humanity" Ali Hassan Abstract Sculpture, "Different Shades of Humanity" Lot 587: Ali Hassan Abstract Sculpture, "Different Shades of Humanity"

Ali Hassan (Qatar, b. 1956) abstract acrylic on cardstock sculpture comprised of polychrome and metallic painted circular loops. Signed "Hassan Ali" with additional inscriptions to top of one loop, additional inscriptions to underside including title. Overall: 7 1/8" H x 14 1/2" W x 15 1/2" D.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee estate.

CONDITION: Some scattered tiny flakes to paint, otherwise very good condition. [See more photos →]

$600.00$650.00
588 Lot 588: Manner of Paul Evans, Brutalist Bronze & Acrylic Sculpture Manner of Paul Evans, Brutalist Bronze & Acrylic Sculpture Lot 588: Manner of Paul Evans, Brutalist Bronze & Acrylic Sculpture

Manner of Paul Evans, Jr. (Pennsylvania/New York/Massachusetts/United Kingdom, 1931-1987) Brutalist bronze and acrylic sculpture. Unsigned. 12 5/8" H x 8 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of F. Hamilton Hazlehurst, longtime chair of the Vanderbilt University Art Department.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with oxidation to bronze, surface scratches to acrylic. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
589 Lot 589: Carl Aubock Mid-Century Brass Ashtray Pipe Rest Carl Aubock Mid-Century Brass Ashtray Pipe Rest Lot 589: Carl Aubock Mid-Century Brass Ashtray Pipe Rest

Carl Aubock III (Austria, 1924-1993) mid-century brass ashtray pipe rest, stamped on the base AUBOCK. 1 3/4" H x 6" W x 3 3/4" D. Circa 1950's.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with general signs of use; some oxidation and light pitting to bowl. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
590 Lot 590: 4 Olen Bryant Sculptures incl. Nude and Blocks 4 Olen Bryant Sculptures incl. Nude and Blocks Lot 590: 4 Olen Bryant Sculptures incl. Nude and Blocks

Four (4) Olen L. Bryant (American/Tennessee, 1927-2017) ceramic sculptures. 1st item: ceramic sculpture having a raw-edged square concave back with gilded square face in center, attached at corners, with mounting holes on back. Signed and dated "O BRYANT '84" en verso. 9" H x 9" W x 3" D. 2nd item: One piece ceramic sound sculpture simulating two stacked blocks with carved faces and Roman numerals on sides, allover glaze. Signed and dated "O.Bryant '70" on underside. 4 3/4" H x 3" W x 3" D. 3rd item: Ceramic sound sculpture of a block with carved faces on sides and top, allover glaze. Signed and dated "O.Bryant '70" on underside. 2 1/4" H x 2 1/4" W x 1 3/4" D. 4th item: Textured red ceramic sound sculpture depicting a smiling, rotund female figure lying on her back with one arm raised above her head, the other at her side. Hollow, with bead inside. 5 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W x 9" L. 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: 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 to the winning bidder.

CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition; repairs to where face attaches to backing square on bottom 2 corners. Other items excellent condition, minor wear to bases. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
591 Lot 591: Olen Bryant, 2 Ceramic Face Vases and 1 Small Sculpture Olen Bryant, 2 Ceramic Face Vases and 1 Small Sculpture Lot 591: Olen Bryant, 2 Ceramic Face Vases and 1 Small Sculpture

2 ceramic figural vases and 1 small ceramic figural sculpture by Olen L. Bryant (American/Tennessee, 1927-2017). 1st item: Red-brown glazed ceramic vase with molded and incised face at both sides of the oblong neck and incised details to the square, tapering body. Signed O. Bryant and dated '69 or '64. 17 3/4"H. 2nd item: Red-brown ceramic vase sculpture of four stacked heads at tilted angles, some with multiple faces, with both molded and incised details. The top head depicts a lady wearing a crown, and the lowermost head appears to be that of a court jester. Signed "O B" on underside. 16" H x 4" Diam. 3rd item: Small grey-glazed terracotta sculpture of a standing figure, supporting another figure which appears to be falling. 6 1/2"H. Signed interior of base and dated '65. 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: 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 to the winning bidder.

CONDITION: 1st item: small blemish, possibly in the making, to one corner of vase just below shoulder. 2nd item: Artist's repair to cheek and chin of top head on one side. 3rd item: Overall very good condition with a few tiny white paint splatters. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
593 Lot 593: Inuit stone sculpture by Tikito (Tikituk) Qinnuayuak Inuit stone sculpture by Tikito (Tikituk) Qinnuayuak Lot 593: Inuit stone sculpture by Tikito (Tikituk) Qinnuayuak

Inuit carved hardstone sculpture by Tikituk (Tikeetoo) Quinniayuak (1908-1992), titled "Sea Spirit", depicting Sedna, the goddess of the sea and marine animals. Signed to underside and dated on receipt 1978. Retains the original purchase tag from The Arctic Art Museum Shop in Vancouver, BC. 11" H x 9" D x 8" W.

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

$400.00$450.00
594 Lot 594: Five (5) Inuit Carved Stone Items, incl. Anamorphic Figure Five (5) Inuit Carved Stone Items, incl. Anamorphic Figure Lot 594: Five (5) Inuit Carved Stone Items, incl. Anamorphic Figure

Five (5) Inuit carved soapstone and bone figures, including one (1) Bryon Amos (Alaska, 20th/21st Century) black soapstone carving depicting a standing, hooded figure, signed and dated "B. Amos 1991" to underside of one foot, Canada Eskimo Art sticker to underside of other foot; one (1) bone carving depicting an anamorphic figure with the body of a male human and the head and wing of a hawk having a human face visible from the open beak, one arm raised holding twine attached to a spear; one (1) brown soapstone carving depicting a bear in mid-stride, illegible signature inscribed to underside; one (1) black soapstone carving depicting a seated figure pulling the ears of a rabbit before them, Canada Eskimo Art and numbered stickers to underside; and one (1) black soapstone carving depicting a mustached figure seated on his knees holding fur or fabric, illegible signature and 2934 inscribed and Canada Eskimo Art sticker to underside. Ranging in size from 5 5/8" H x 5 3/8" W x 4" D to 5 3/4" H x 13" W x 4 1/4" D. All items 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, TN Collection.

CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with surface scratches and some flaws in the making. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
595 Lot 595: Seven (7) Framed Indian Prints incl. McKenney & Hall Seven (7) Framed Indian Prints incl. McKenney & Hall Lot 595: Seven (7) Framed Indian Prints incl. McKenney & Hall

Group of Native American Prints including McKenney & Hall lithographs after Charles Bird King. 1st and 2nd item: MCKENNEY & HALL, F.W. GREENOUGH, 1836, KEE SHES WA / A FOX CHIEF and MAR KO ME TE / A MENOMENE BRAVE, two hand colored lithographs, verso with accompanying folio of text; drawn, printed and colored at J.T. Bowen’s Lithographic Establishment, Philadelphia, published by F.W. Greenough, Philadelphia, 1836, from McKenney & Hall, History of the Indian Tribes of North America, 1793-1868. Framed under glass in stained molded frames. Sight – 18 1/2" h x 13 1/2" w. Framed – 20 3/4" h x 15" w. 3rd through 6th items: 4 framed hand colored lithographs with accompanying folio of text en verso, from the McKenney & Hall quarto edition, printed and colored at J.T. Bowen’s Lithographic Establishment, Philadelphia, published by D. Rice and A.N. Hart, 1855. Subjects include STUM – A-NU / A FLAT HEAD BOY; HAYNE HUDJIHINI (female); MO-HON-GO / AN OSAGE WOMAN (with child) and CHON-MON-I-CASE / AN OTTO HALF CHIEF. Sight- 9 1/4"H x 6 3/8"W. Framed – 16"H x 13"W. Framed under glass with dark blue and ivory double mats and narrow molded stained wood frames. 7th item: THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, steel engraving depicting a Native American camp site beside a river after the painting by Worthington Whitteredge, printed by D. Appleton c. 1871 for the book PICTURESQUE AMERICA. Framed under glass with ivory mat and narrow wood frame. Sight – 9 1/2" x 5 3/4". Frame – 10 1/2" x 14 1/4".

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Camille Gift, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All items overall very good condition with light toning. The smaller prints have some scattered discoloration and minor stains, especially on Chon Mon I Case. Scattered light wear to frames. Not examined out of frame. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
596 Lot 596: 2 Geronimo Cabinet Cards, incl. St. Louis World's Fair Signed 2 Geronimo Cabinet Cards, incl. St. Louis World's Fair Signed Lot 596: 2 Geronimo Cabinet Cards, incl. St. Louis World's Fair Signed

Two (2) cabinet card portrait prints of the Bedonkohe Apache leader Geronimo (1829-1909). 1st item: Cabinet card depicting Geronimo wearing a Western hat and black suit coat draped with a Native American blanket. Titled in the lower image margin "Geronimo" and "Copyright H.W. Wyman 1904 Colorado Springs, Colo." Additionally imprinted in the lower left legend "Murillo" and the lower right, "1314 Olive St. St. Louis". Signed by Geronimo in pencil, en verso along the lower edge. 6 1/2" H x 4 1/4" W. Note: This photo by Wyman was likely taken of Geronimo at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, and was likely developed and mounted for Geronimo by the St. Louis photography studio Murillo. Note: Family oral history states that this card was given by Geronimo to a Knoxville, TN family in gratitude for providing funds for him to set up a booth at the St. Louis World's Fair. 2nd item: Cabinet card depicting Geronimo seated wearing traditional Native American dress and horned hat with his right hand gripping a revolver in his belt, mounted on a cabinet card, by the photographer William E. Irwin. Photographer's imprint and the imprint "Chickasha, Ind. Ter." along the lower margin. Period writing, en verso reading "Gerinomore (sic) notorious (sic) out law now a Prisnor (sic) of War at Ft. Sill". Later added writing in pen. 7 3/8" H x 5 1/4" W. Late 19th century. Note: William E. Irwin was born in Red Oak, Missouri, in 1871. It is believed he learned photography in Indian Territory or Texas in the early 1890s. Irwin operated photography studios first in Chickasha, Indian Territory, and later in Silver City and Bisbee, Arizona, where he operated a studio from 1904 to 1922. In 1922 he opened a studio in Douglas, Arizona, which he operated until his death in 1935. (Source: Mautz, Carl. Biographies of Western Photographers. Nevada City, Calif.: Carl Mautz Publishing, 1997.)

CONDITION: 1st item: Photograph in overall good condition with some very minor losses to upper margin, lower left corner and above the right shoulder. Scattered minor losses to edge of card. 2nd item: Losses to upper left corner and wear to perimeter of card. Photo with very slight scattered losses along the perimeter, some to upper right corner. [See more photos →]

$2,800.00$3,200.00
597 Lot 597: After Edward S. Curtis Photogravure, The Fishing Pool – Southern Miwok After Edward S. Curtis Photogravure, The Fishing Pool – Southern Miwok Lot 597: After Edward S. Curtis Photogravure, The Fishing Pool – Southern Miwok

After Edward Sheriff Curtis (American, 1868-1952) photogravure on paper titled "The Fishing Pool – Southern Miwok," Plate 494 from The North American Indian series, published by Suffolk Engraving Company, Cambridge, MA, 1907-1930. Depicts a Native American man perched between two rocks overlooking a pool of water with a small waterfall. Plate number, top left above image, titled lower left below image, copyright information, lower center below image, publisher information, lower right below image. Housed and matted under glass in a wooden frame. Image: 15 1/2" H x 11 1/2" W. Sight: 17 1/2" H x 13" W. Framed: 24 5/8" H x 20 3/8" W.

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

CONDITION: Overall good condition with toning. Not examined outside of frame. Frame with abrasions, largest 2". [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
633 Lot 633: William Birch engraving, Preparation for War to Defend Commerce William Birch engraving, Preparation for War to Defend Commerce Lot 633: William Birch engraving, Preparation for War to Defend Commerce

William Russell Birch (Pennsylvania/United Kingdom,1755-1834) hand-colored, copperplate engraving on wove paper, titled "Preparation for War to Defend Commerce." Depicts the building of the Frigate Philadelphia in dry-dock in Joshus Humphrey's shipyard in Pennsylvania, just before the war between the United States and Tripoli (also known as the First Barbary War). Signature, title, and publication information lower left, center, and right, below the image. Housed with reverse painted, ebonized mat under glass in a giltwood frame. Plate: 11 1/4" H x 13 1/2" W. Sheet: 13" H x 14 3/4" H. Frame: 14 3/8" H x 16 1/8" W. Biography: William Russell Birch was born in Warwickshire, England, and built a successful career as an enamel miniaturist and engraver of topographical perspectives of London. Upon coming to America in the 1790s, Birch began his series of prints "The City of Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania as it Appeared in 1800" with the help of his son Thomas Birch. This series was the first extensive depiction of the city in American art, exemplifying its commerce, growth, and picturesque topography. (Source: "William Birch's City of Philadelphia: The Politics of the Picturesque and Urban Life in the Early Republic" by John S. Hallam in the Journal of American Culture, Vol. 20, Iss. 4, Winter 1997)

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

CONDITION: Scattered foxing spots and discoloration with some waviness to paper; minute spots of errant ink lower right corner and above figures. Some minor tears and losses to corners of sheet, largest measuring 3/8" x 1/4". Tape residue and some staining/remnants of previous mounting to paper, but paper is not currently glued down. Frame with scattered losses to gilt and some slight chips to wood. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,000.00
634 Lot 634: 4 Nautical Prints: Journeys of Victory; Currier & Ives Red Jacket & The Great Western Steam Ship 4 Nautical Prints: Journeys of Victory; Currier & Ives Red Jacket & The Great Western Steam Ship Lot 634: 4 Nautical Prints: Journeys of Victory; Currier & Ives Red Jacket & The Great Western Steam Ship

Three (3) Scarce Nautical prints. 1st item: Currier and Ives (American, 1834-1907) lithograph on paper, CLIPPER SHIP RED JACKET, IN THE ICE OFF CAPE HORN ON HER PASSAGE FROM AUSTRALIA TO LIVERPOOL. Housed under glass in a burlwood frame. Image: 8 1/2" H x 13 1/2" W. Sight: 12 1/2" H x 16 1/2" W . Frame: 16" H x 20" W. Information from the Springfield Museums (which owns one of these prints): "Currier & Ives often published "portraits" of sailing vessels upon their launch or shortly after they made record voyages. The American-built Red Jacket, named after a famous Seneca Indian chief, was constructed in 1853. The vessel, built during the golden age of clipper ships, carried both passengers and cargo and was designed for speed. Red Jacket is one of only 10 ships to sail more than 400 nautical miles in 24 hours. On its maiden voyage in 1854, the ship set a record for commercial sailing vessels still in place today–traveling from New York to Liverpool, England through rain, snow, and hail in 13 days, one hour and 25 minutes. In its first year the ship, under English charter, established another record as it traveled from Liverpool to Melbourne in 69 days. On the return, it reached Liverpool in 73 days while carrying 45,000 ounces of gold, despite time lost near Cape Horn because of ice and icebergs." 2nd and 3rd items: THE FIRST JOURNEY OF "VICTORY, 1778" and THE LAST JOURNEY OF "VICTORY, 1922," etchings with aquatint on wove paper, published 2nd January 1923 by Robert Dunthorne & Son, after the paintings by W. Wyllie. Housed under glass in ebonized frames with gilt edges. Plate: 18 3/4" H x 15 1/4" W. Sight: 21" H x 17" W. Frame: 23" H x 19" W. Note: HMS Victory is the Royal Navy's most famous warship. Best known for her role as Admiral Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, the Victory currently serves as the Flagship of the First Sea Lord and as a living museum to the Georgian Navy. Examples of these prints, sold to help fund her restoration, are in the collection of the Royal Museums, Greenwich. 4th item: THE MAGNIFICENT STEAM SHIP THE GREAT WESTERN… "in commemoration of the Establishment of Steam Navigation between Great Britain and America," engraving with aquatint by Richard Gilson Reeve (English, 1803-1889) and Augustus William Reeve (English, 1807-1880) after a painting by Joseph Walter (English, 1783-1856). Depicts the ship leaving Bristol Harbor for New York. Names of shareholders, director, engineer, and builders of the steamship printed lower left. Housed under an eglomise reverse painted glass mat in a fluted giltwood frame with scallop flourish carved corners. Plate: 18 1/4" H x 27 3/8" W. Sight: 21 1/8" H x 28" W. Framed: 31 1/4" H x 37 5/8" W. Circa 1840. Purchased from Mongenas Antiques, Cincinnati, 1990. Copy of receipt plus additional 20th century research documentation about The Great Western available to winning bidder.

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

CONDITION: Currier and Ives Print: Some fading and toning; light staining and losses to right edge, staining to left lower edge. Not examined out of frame. Victory Prints: Light toning/fading, overall very good condition. Not examined out of frame. Steam Ship Engraving: Overall discoloration to paper with scattered minute foxing and some tearing to edges, largest measuring approximately 3" L. Frame with scattered losses to gilt, largest measuring 7/8" L. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
635 Lot 635: 2 Prints of Baltimore including Sachse Bird's Eye View 2 Prints of Baltimore including Sachse Bird's Eye View Lot 635: 2 Prints of Baltimore including Sachse Bird's Eye View

2 early prints of Baltimore, including a rare early lithograph view by Edward Sachse. 1st item: "BALTIMORE, Drawn from Nature and On Stone by E. Sachse," printed by Sachse & Co., Baltimore, depicting the city from the north with the Washington Monument in the foreground. Framed under glass in an antique veneered wooden frame with silvered rabbet edge. Sight- 20 1/2"H x 29 1/4"W. Frame – 25 1/2"H x 34"W. Mid 19th century. Note: Edward Sachse printed multiple views of his home town in the mid 19th century, but very few exist of this particular version, labeled only BALTIMORE. We are aware of only one other, from the I.N. Phelps Stokes collection of American Historical Prints. Included on the back of this print is a portion of the 1853 Baltimore City Directory, A through BAK, 10 pages. 2nd item: VIEW OF BALTIMORE, c. 1830, lithograph on paper, from the engraving by S. Fisher after a painting by William H. Bartlett. Published in Willis' book American Scenery by George Virtue, London, 1839. Matted, unframed. Sight 6" H x 8"W. Note: these items descended in the Hazlehurst family, whose members resided in Baltimore in the mid 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of F. Hamilton Hazlehurst, longtime chair of the Vanderbilt University Art Department.

CONDITION: 1st item: Extremely fragile condition. Dampstaining to large area upper right and to most of lower margin, extending into the image. 1" tear lower left margin. Significant losses/holes to upper margin and to center sky area adjacent to the upper portion of the Washington Monument. Toned and brittle. Not examined out of frame. Frame has fading, veneer chips and wear. City directory is a fragment, lacking cover or pages past page 10. 2nd item: Sun toning, some grime to mat. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
664 Lot 664: WWI Navy Posters plus Photo of USS John Hood, 3 pcs. WWI Navy Posters plus Photo of USS John Hood, 3 pcs. Lot 664: WWI Navy Posters plus Photo of USS John Hood, 3 pcs.

Two (2) WWI propaganda posters by L A Shafer and H. Reuterdahl and one (1) photograph of the USS John Hood, 3 items total. 1st item: Lithograph poster titled "Invest in the Victory Liberty Loan/They Keep the Sea Lanes Open", art by Leon Alaric Shafer (American, 1866-1940), published by The W. F. Powers Co. Litho., N. Y. depicting sailors upon an emerging submarine approaching a steamship with a larger ship in the background. Pencil inscription "Dup LN 237" lower right. Lyzon Nashville framer's sticker, en verso. Housed under glass in a chrome-painted wood frame. Sight: 29" H x 39" W. Frame: 31 1/2" H x 41 1/4" W. Circa 1919. 2nd item: Lithograph poster titled "U. S. Navy – Help Your Country!/Enlist in the Navy", art by Henry Reuterdahl (American, 1871-1925), published by Latham Litho. & Ptg. Co., Brooklyn, NY, courtesy of R. J. Collier, Esq. depicting multiple battleships at sea with a seagull flying in the foreground. This poster specifically advertises for the Navy Recruiting Station at Norfolk. Pencil inscription "Dup LN 236" lower left. Lyzon Nashville framing sticker, en verso. Housed under glass in a wooden frame. Sight: 40 5/8" H x 27 5/8" W. Frame: 44 3/8" H x 31 3/8" W. Circa 1917. 3rd item: One (1) black and white photograph of the high-seas refueling of USS John Hood (DD-655), a Fletcher-class Destroyer, taken by Don Scott YNCS (SS) USN (Ret.) in 1962. Housed and matted under glass in a wooden frame. Sight: 7 3/8" H x 9 3/8" W. Frame: 12 7/8" H x 16 7/8" W. Last quarter 20th century.

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

CONDITION: 1st item: Some discoloration to paper and creasing including one bisecting the poster. Loss to paper lower right quadrant measuring 1 7/8" H x 2" W. Not examined outside of frame. 2nd item: Some discoloration to paper; creasing and tearing to edges. Loss of paper lower right border measuring 1 7/8" H x 10" W. Not examined outside of frame. 3rd item: Overall very good condition. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$700.00$750.00
681 Lot 681: 20th Century Genre Scene, 3 African American females 20th Century Genre Scene, 3 African American females Lot 681: 20th Century Genre Scene, 3 African American females

American School, late 20th century, oil on board painting depicting three African American female figures seated on a curb and in folding chairs, eating from take-out containers. One of the figures is a child, talking excitedly to the two older women. Three other figures are standing in the background, as if anticipating a parade or other outdoor event to begin. Burnished cove molded contemporary frame. Signed illegibly G. S__ lower right. Sight – 19 1/2" square. Framed – 27" square.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee estate.

CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
682 Lot 682: 2 Paintings of Females, 1 signed Barclay 2 Paintings of Females, 1 signed Barclay Lot 682: 2 Paintings of Females, 1 signed Barclay

1st item: Oil on canvas portrait of a young black woman in a red garment with a blue head covering against a tan background. Unsigned. Handwritten inscription, possibly "42 Barclay", en verso. Housed in a giltwood frame with fluted, bead course, and laurel leaf running patterns. Sight: 7 3/8" H x 5 3/4" W. Framed: 11 1/2" H x 10" W. 2nd item: Oil on board impressionist genre scene depicting a woman sewing. The subject, wearing a colorful dress, is seated on a low stool on a sunlit porch between an open window and ledge with vase of flowers behind her. Unsigned. Housed in a giltwood frame with stenciled geometric decoration. Sight: 7 3/8" H x 9 1/8" W. Framed: 12 3/4" H x 14 3/8" W. Both items 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee estate.

CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with canvas being mounted on board. UV light reveals some areas in the veil that fluoresce, indicating inpainting. Frame with minor wear and splitting to wood. 2nd item: Overall very good condition. Frame with scattered losses to gilt, largest measuring 4" H x 1/8" W, and shrinkage to corners. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
683 Lot 683: Howard Chesner Behrens O/C Marine Painting, Girl on Beach Howard Chesner Behrens O/C Marine Painting, Girl on Beach Lot 683: Howard Chesner Behrens O/C Marine Painting, Girl on Beach

Howard Chesner Behrens (District Of Columbia/Illinois, 1933-2014) oil on canvas palette knife painting depicting the back of a young woman with long dark hair, standing on a beach in the surf, wearing a flowing white dress and holding a straw hat, before a shoreline with trees. Signed "BEHRENS" lower left. Housed in a white wood frame. Sight: 48 1/4" H x 48" W. Framed: 50" H x 49 3/4" W. Biography: Howard Behrens was born in Chicago and raised in Washington, DC. He earned his Masters Degree in Painting and Sculpture in 1964 from The University of Maryland, and was employed by the US Government Printing Office in Washington DC from 1964-1981 as their chief artist before setting out on his own to travel the world and paint. Behrens claimed that as an Expressionist, the only way to really capture what he was trying to convey in his paintings was to use a palette knife "for its boldness and control of color instead of a brush." Prior to his death in 2014, Behrens was represented by Wally Findlay Galleries and collected by such dignitaries as George and Barbara Bush. (Source: Askart).

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with craquelure, primarily to sky, top left, and woman's dress, center. Minute paint flake/loss to woman's hair. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
684 Lot 684: 2 Luigi Kasimir Etchings – Brooklyn Bridge & Schonbuhel on Danube 2 Luigi Kasimir Etchings – Brooklyn Bridge & Schonbuhel on Danube Lot 684: 2 Luigi Kasimir Etchings – Brooklyn Bridge & Schonbuhel on Danube

Two (2) Luigi Kasimir prints. 1st item: "N. Y. Brooklyn Bridge", color etching on paper depicting the Brooklyn Bridge and the East River with a view of the New York City skyline in the background. Signed in pencil "Luigi Kasimir" lower center below the plate. Pencil inscription "#526 N. Y. Brooklyn Bridge 174/97 50", en verso. Housed under glass in a giltwood frame with molded acanthus and tulip decorations. Plate: 11 3/4" H x 17" W. Sight: 15 1/2" H x 19 1/2" W. Frame: 23 1/2" H x 27 1/4" W. 2nd item: "Schonbuhel on the Danube," color etching on paper depicting three small rowboats moored at the edge of the river with a castle atop a hill in the background. Signed in pencil "(illegible) Luigi Kasimir" lower center below the plate. Printed Artlore sticker label with title, artist, medium, and number along with additional pencil inscription, en verso. Matted under glass in a giltwood frame. Plate: 9 3/4" H x 9 1/4" W. Sight: 10 1/4" H x 9 3/4" W. Frame: 18 1/2" H x 17 3/8" W.

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

CONDITION: Both items in overall very good condition with minor discoloration to paper. 2nd item with fraying to linen matt. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$700.00$800.00
685 Lot 685: Marguerite Stuber Pearson Exhibited O/B, Marine Painting Marguerite Stuber Pearson Exhibited O/B, Marine Painting Lot 685: Marguerite Stuber Pearson Exhibited O/B, Marine Painting

Marguerite Stuber Pearson (Massachusetts, 1898-1978), "Sunlit Sail," impressionist oil on board maritime painting depicting sailboats in a harbor, houses visible on the opposite shore beneath a hazy blue sky. Signed "M.S. Pearson" lower left. Titled on exhibition label for the Rockport Art Association (undated; detached). Gilt placard with artist's name and dates affixed lower center of frame. Housed in a Louis XIII style giltwood frame. Sight: 7 1/2" H x 9 1/2" W. Framed: 15 1/4" H x 17 1/4" W x 2 1/2" D.

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

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with craquelure. Exfoliation along left edge, with a couple of tiny flakes. A couple of other scattered tiny flakes. Frame with area of natural age shrinkage, largest 10", areas of loss to gilt, largest 2 3/4". [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
686 Lot 686: Casper Cappy Amundsen O/C Wharf Scene Casper Cappy Amundsen O/C Wharf Scene Lot 686: Casper Cappy Amundsen O/C Wharf Scene

Casper Hjalmar Amundsen (American, 1911-2001), also known as "Cappy" or John J. Enwright, oil on canvas painting depicting several sailboats and rowboats moored along two piers with dock houses, an additional building with wooden buoys hanging on the wall in the right foreground, and a low hill across the bay beneath a cloud filled blue sky in the background. Signed "J. J. Enwright" lower right. Stamped copyright information, en verso of canvas. Two Young Fine Arts labels, en verso of frame. Housed in a fluted wooden frame. Sight: 23 1/2" H x 35 1/2" W. Frame: 30 1/2" H x 42 3/8" W. Biography (Source: "Cappy: The Life and Art of C. Hjalmar Amundsen", by Terry Wallace): Casper "Cappy" Hjalmar Amundsen was born in New York City to the artist, Casper Emerson, Jr., and grew up learning drawing and painting in his father's studio. He attended the Blair Academy and the Grand Central School of Art. In 1932, Cappy, along with Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Beaufort Delaney and others, founded the Washington Square Outdoor Art Show. Amundsen later traveled via yawl along the eastern seaboard working as a commercial fisherman to support himself for. During this time, he developed skill as a painter and. Amundsen has operated under more than twenty pseudonyms, including Hjalmar, I. Emerson, Hjalmar Emerson Amundsen, C. Hjalmar Amundsen, J. J. Enwright, William Ward, Jr., F. H. McKay, W. Hughes, Sven Sagg, and many others. The multiple signatures were probably a marketing ploy to enable Amundsen to place different prices on his works, sometimes executed in differing styles, when displaying them in his usual outdoor/street art shows such as the Washing Square Art Show.

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

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

$600.00$700.00
687 Lot 687: MacIvor Reddie O/B Painting, Harbor Scene MacIvor Reddie O/B Painting, Harbor Scene Lot 687: MacIvor Reddie O/B Painting, Harbor Scene

MacIvor Reddie (Massachusetts/New York, 1899-1966) oil on board impressionistic painting of a large ship moored at harbor casting a reflection of itself onto the water, with buildings and rural landscape in the background, rendered with warm tones and light impasto. Signed "MacIvor Reddie" lower left. Grogan & Company, Boston label en verso. Housed in a contemporary painted frame. Sight: 15 1/2" H x 19" W. Framed: 19 1/2" H x 23" W.

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

CONDITION: Overall light surface grime and craquelure, some abrasion to perimeter and flea bite losses. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
688 Lot 688: Edmund Darch Lewis O/C Landscape Painting, Fetching Water Edmund Darch Lewis O/C Landscape Painting, Fetching Water Lot 688: Edmund Darch Lewis O/C Landscape Painting, Fetching Water

Edmund Darch Lewis (Pennsylvania, 1835-1910) oil on canvas impressionistic painting depicting a peasant woman collecting water from a pond in a forest setting. The road behind her leads to a light-filled clearing. Signed "E.D. Lewis" lower left. Housed in a molded giltwood frame with guilloche, reeded, and bead course running patterns. Sight: 8 1/4" H x 6 3/4" W. Framed: 12 1/2" H x 11 1/4" W.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with light craquelure. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
689 Lot 689: Francis Focer Brown O/B, Impressionistic Landscape Painting Francis Focer Brown O/B, Impressionistic Landscape Painting Lot 689: Francis Focer Brown O/B, Impressionistic Landscape Painting

Francis Focer Brown (Indiana/New Jersey, 1891-1971) oil on board Fauvist style painting depicting a group of farmhouses and trees, likely an Indiana landscape, rendered in shades of pink, red and blue, in broad brush strokes. Signed "Francis F Brown" lower center. Artist's name additionally en verso of board. Housed in a Louis XIII style giltwood frame. Sight: 18 1/2" H x 23 1/2" W. Framed: 23 1/2" H x 28 1/4" W. Artist biography: Francis Focer Brown was an Indiana impressionist known for his experimentation with the Fauvist and Expressionist movements. His work, often rendered in bold colors or with nearly formless subject matter, has been compared to that of Charles Burchfield and Vincent Van Gogh. A graduate of the John Herron Art Institute and Ohio State University, Brown studied with members of the Hoosier Salon and exhibited at the Salon, winning several prizes from the 1920s through the 1960s. He also exhibited at the Richmond Art Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Cincinnati Museum of Art, and led the Fine Arts Department at what is now Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

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

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with minor areas of paint flakes, loss, largest 1/4", primarily to lower right. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
690 Lot 690: R. Le Grand Johnston O/C Landscape, Cattle R. Le Grand Johnston O/C Landscape, Cattle Lot 690: R. Le Grand Johnston O/C Landscape, Cattle

Reuben Le Grande Johnston (American, 1851-1918) oil on canvas landscape painting depicting four cows, one standing as the others lay in a field with a tree line visible in the background with a yellow luminist sky. Signed " R. L. Johnston" lower right. Housed in an original Rococo-style giltwood frame. Sight: 17 3/4" H x 23 5/8" W. Frame: 28 3/8" H x 34 1/2" W.

CONDITION: Overall surface grime and craquelure with some tiny spots of exfoliation to paint layer. Minor warping of the canvas. Frame with minor scattered discoloration and losses to gilt, largest 3/8" H x 1/4" W. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
691 Lot 691: Charles Corbelle O/C Parisian Scene Charles Corbelle O/C Parisian Scene Lot 691: Charles Corbelle O/C Parisian Scene

Charles Corbelle (Connecticut/France, 1902-1998) abstract oil on board painting of a Parisian street scene depicting a cafe with figures, a horse and buggy crossing the street, and L'arc de Triomphe in the background. Signed "Cobelle" lower right. Young's Fine Art Gallery label en verso. Housed in a carved giltwood and gesso frame. Sight: 15 1/2" H x 19 1/2" W. Framed: 21 1/4" H x 25 1/4" W.

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

CONDITION: Overall very good condition, some wear to frame and losses to gesso decoration. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
692 Lot 692: Two Peter West Oil on Canvas Paintings of Dogs Two Peter West Oil on Canvas Paintings of Dogs Lot 692: Two Peter West Oil on Canvas Paintings of Dogs

Two (2) Peter B. West (Ohio, 1837-1913) oil on canvas paintings. 1st item: Painting depicting two dogs, one brown (laying) and one black and white (seated), harnessed to a green wooden cart on two wheels containing straw and three jugs with a blue-green pigeon in the foreground catching the attention of the brown dog and an archway in the background. 2nd item: Painting depicting two dogs, one white with black spots (laying) and one brown and white (standing), harnessed to a green wooden cart on two wheels containing an upturned basket and foliage with a green bowl in front of the brown dog and a tan wall in the background. Both signed and dated, lower left corner, “P B West 1883.” Printed label on both with artist biographical information and pencil inscriptions, en verso. Both housed in matching modeled giltwood frames with acanthus leaf design. Sights: 13 1/2” H x 17 1 /2” W. Framed: 24” H x 28” W x 2 3/4” D.

CONDITION: Both in overall good condition with craquelure and some missing portions on gilt wood frames, largest 1/8” H x 1/2” W. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
693 Lot 693: Victorian O/C Portrait of Two Girls & a Dog Victorian O/C Portrait of Two Girls & a Dog Lot 693: Victorian O/C Portrait of Two Girls & a Dog

Victorian oil on canvas portrait painting depicting two young girls with red hair in ringlets, attired in pink dresses and white bonnets, depicted standing and holding each other with one arm draped around their grey dog. Housed in an ornate carved giltwood frame. Sight: 26 1/2" H x 19 1/2" W. Framed: 34 1/4" H x 27 1/2" W. Likely American, 19th century.

CONDITION: Overall heavy craquelure with some flea-bite losses and light inpainting in the lower margin, visible under blacklight inspection. A few minor scratches, larges 1 1/4" Overall cracking to frame with minor losses to gilt. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
694 Lot 694: Annie Barrows Shepley Portrait of a Female Annie Barrows Shepley Portrait of a Female Lot 694: Annie Barrows Shepley Portrait of a Female

Annie Barrows Shepley (New York, 1856-1943) oil on canvas painting depicting an elderly woman attired in a black dress and holding a fan, seated with her arm resting on a multicolored textile, in front of a gradient background. Signed "Shepley-1892" upper left. Housed in an ornate antique, possibly original giltwood and gesso frame with acanthus leaf and s-scroll decoration. Sight: 21 1/2" H x 15 1/2" W. Framed: 39 1/2" H x 29 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: Mark Anthony Grant Estate, Clarksville, Tennessee.

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

$400.00$450.00
695 Lot 695: George Eichbaum and Charles Marks, 2 Landscapes George Eichbaum and Charles Marks, 2 Landscapes Lot 695: George Eichbaum and Charles Marks, 2 Landscapes

Two landscape paintings by artists associated with St. Louis, Missouri, George Eichbaum and Charles Marks. 1st item: George Calder Eichbaum (Kentucky/Missouri, 1837-1919), "Coast near Gloucester Massachusetts," oil on board painting depicting a rocky shoreline under a partly cloudy blue sky. Signed G.C. Eichbaum lower right and titled en verso on a Frost & Adams Academy Board paper label. Unframed. 12"H x 17"W. Note: George Eichbaum was born in Bowling Green, KY. He studied with George Caleb Bingham and had set up his own studio in St. Louis by 1859, where he became best known for his portraits of prominent subjects. 2nd item: Charles Marks (1917-2007) small oil on board painting depicting a tree in a landscape in a narrow gilt frame. Unsigned. Paper label en verso attributes it to "Charles Marks of St. Louis." Sight – 7" H x 5"W. Frame – 8" H x 6"W. Note: Charles Marks was a member of the St. Louis Artists Guild and the art teacher of Al (Albert) Hirschfeld. (Source: Hirschfeld: The Biography, by Ellen Stern).

PROVENANCE: Private Kentucky collection.

CONDITION: 1st item: Some scattered flaking to sky area, spots up to 1/4"L, and significant flaking to edge of image. Loss to upper right corner of board. A few scattered blisters to paint in sky area up to 1/2" diameter. Some craquelure with tenting, upper right quadrant. 6" area of loss with overpainting to lower left edge of image. Overall grime. 2nd item: Light grime and a couple of small scattered inclusions, overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
696 Lot 696: Jules Bathieu (Belgium, 1880-1920) o/c rural genre painting of sheep and chicken Jules Bathieu (Belgium, 1880-1920) o/c rural genre painting of sheep and chicken Lot 696: Jules Bathieu (Belgium, 1880-1920) o/c rural genre painting of sheep and chicken

Jules Bathieu (Belgium, 1880-1920) oil on canvas genre painting depicting a group of sheep feeding on straw with a white hen in the foreground. Signed "J. Bathieu" lower left. An excerpt about the artist from E. Benezit Dictionnaire Des Peintres Sculpteurs Dessinateurs et Graveurs is taped en verso. Housed in a later giltwood Louis XIV frame. Sight: 17 1/2" H x 13" W. Framed: 27" H x 21 1/2" W.

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

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with craquelure and a few flea bite losses in right lower quadrant, largest approximately 1 mm. Area of abrasion in the upper middle portion of the painting, approximately 1/2", not affecting subject matter. Frame in overall excellent condition with minor losses to gilt and expected wear. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
697 Lot 697: 2 Satirical Paintings, incl. Manner of William Hogarth 2 Satirical Paintings, incl. Manner of William Hogarth Lot 697: 2 Satirical Paintings, incl. Manner of William Hogarth

1st item: Manner of William Hogarth (England,1697-1764) oil on canvas satirical genre painting of an older noblewoman seated at a vanity and putting on makeup while her maid tends to her hair. The wall in the background is adorned with paintings of metaphorical themes of marriage. Partially legible inscriptions en verso make reference to Hogarth's "Rake's Progress," suggesting the lady is the wealthy elder noblewoman Tom Rakewell is preparing to wed so that he can secure financial wellbeing: "W. Hogarth, The old withered Sybil preparing for the wedding in Rake's Progress" … "To mark the progress of vice and to re__ his exhausted finances he marries an old & withered Sybil at the sight of whom nature must recoil. Gold can couple youth with heavy age and make…". Housed in an ornately carved giltwood frame. Unsigned. Sight: 13 1/4" H x 11 1/8" W Frame: 21 1/2" H x 19 1/4" W. 2nd item: Small European School oil on canvas satirical genre scene painting depicting a man, possibly a teacher, in a crowd of children who are distracted by various activities like reading a book, fighting, or playing pranks. Late 18th/early 19th century. Unsigned. Red wax collector seal with coat of arms and crown stamped stretcher, en verso. Housed in a molded giltwood frame with gesso. Sight: 8" H x 10 1/8" W. Framed:15 1/4" H x 17 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee estate.

CONDITION: 1st item: Overall heavy craquelure and inpainting visible under UV light inspection to area above the woman's head and in the upper-middle margin of the painting, both approximately 1". 2nd item: Overall craquelure and light inpainting throughout the work, especially surrounding the central subject matter, visible under UV light inspection. Painting has been relined. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
698 Lot 698: European School O/B Painting, Hunting Party European School O/B Painting, Hunting Party Lot 698: European School O/B Painting, Hunting Party

European School oil on board landscape painting of a hunting party at rest depicting several figures, including two female figures seated on the ground accompanied by a male figure playing a string instrument, a mounted male figure with a bird perched upon his forearm, and a reclining male figure with three captive birds, with two young male attendants, before a classical stone pillar and a planter with fern and dense foliage. Unsigned. Housed in a molded giltwood frame with foliate scroll decorations. Sight: 19 1/4" H x 14 7/8" W. Framed: 27 1/2" H x 23 1/8" W. 19th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Chattanooga, TN collection.

CONDITION: Scattered exfoliation to some figures in the foreground, especially to young males attending to horses, minor losses to woman in blue dress, some abrasions or possible overcleaning to lower sky area. Minute holes to board at lower right border, largest measuring 3/8" H x 1/8" W. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
699 Lot 699: Eyvind Oleson, 3 Oil on Canvas Still Life Paintings Eyvind Oleson, 3 Oil on Canvas Still Life Paintings Lot 699: Eyvind Oleson, 3 Oil on Canvas Still Life Paintings

Three (3) Eyvind Oleson (Denmark, 1907-1995) oil on canvas still lifes. 1st item: Painting depicting a bouquet of flowers in a black vase with flower decorations upon a blue-green surface with a dark red background. Signed and dated in red "E Oleson 42" lower right. Illegible pen inscription and partially removed illegible paper label, en verso. Housed in a giltwood frame with foliate decorations. Sight: 198" H x 15 1/8" W. Frame: 23" H x 19 1/8" W. 2nd item: Painting depicting a blue-green vase containing multi-color flowers alongside yellow-green fruit upon a partially illuminated brown surface with a black background. Signed "Eyv. Oleson" lower right. Handwritten number inscriptions, en verso. Housed in a molded giltwood frame with foliate decorations. Sight: 14" H x 17 3/4" W. Frame: 18 1/4" H x 22 1/4" W. 3rd tem: Painting depicting a partially open book, fruit, pitchers, and a bottle on a lavender-colored surface with a blue background. Signed and dated "Eyv. Oleson 58" lower left. Housed in a cream-colored wood frame with gilt accents. Sight: 19 7/8" H x 26 1/4" W. Frame: 25" H x 31 1/4" W.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.

CONDITION: 1st item: Overall very good condition. Frame with craquelure and some losses to gilt. 2nd item: Overall very good condition. Frame with minute craquelure. 3rd item: Overall very good condition. Frame with puncture from framing nail lower center. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
700 Lot 700: Luplau Janssen O/C Landscape Farm Scene, 1909 Luplau Janssen O/C Landscape Farm Scene, 1909 Lot 700: Luplau Janssen O/C Landscape Farm Scene, 1909

Luplau Janssen (Denmark, 1869-1927) oil on canvas impressionistic farm scene painting depicting a woman and child walking hand in hand down a path surrounded by rural landscape with a church and houses in the background. The painting is rendered with delicate impasto conveying contrast between the light and shadow cast from the clouds above. Signed and dated "Luplau Janssen 1909" lower right. Housed in a giltwood frame. Sight: 23 1/4" H x 31" W. Framed: 28 1/2" H x 36 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with some areas of grime and light abrasion. Some in-painting above trees on right hand side visible under blacklight inspection. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
701 Lot 701: Albert Larsen Oil on Canvas Landscape, Moonlit Pond Albert Larsen Oil on Canvas Landscape, Moonlit Pond Lot 701: Albert Larsen Oil on Canvas Landscape, Moonlit Pond

Albert Julius Martin Larsen (Denmark/Sweden, 1885-1957) oil on canvas landscape painting depicting a moonlit, receding path lined by tall, groomed trees having sparse lower limbs with a small pond in the foreground which reflects the grey-blue sky and crescent moon of the background. Signed and dated lower left corner "Alb. Larsen. 1924.". Housed in a modern giltwood frame. M. Simonsen Frameworks Business sticker, en verso of frame. Sight: 16 7/8" H x 20 3/8" W. Frame: 22 1/8" H x 25 5/8" W.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.

CONDITION: Slight surface grime, scattered tack holes along edges, and two small holes at the tree line in canvas with corresponding old patch repairs en verso of canvas. Frame with scattered surface scratches and discoloration, some minor scattered losses to gilt. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
847 Lot 847: Group of 6 Portrait Miniatures Group of 6 Portrait Miniatures Lot 847: Group of 6 Portrait Miniatures

An assembled group of six (6) miniature portraits, English or Continental, including: a companion pair of male and female portraits, both subjects attired in Victorian clothing and housed in matching burlwood veneer frames with brass liners; plus four (4) portraits in ebonized frames with gilt sight edges. Includes one (1) depicting a military officer; one (1) depicting a young female attired in a coral dress with pearl necklace and tiara; one (1) depicting a young female in a white dress and pearl choker; and one (1) depicting a dark haired man with striped vest. All are unsigned, although some have illegible inscriptions en verso. Sights ranging in size from 1 1/2" H x 1 1/8" W to 3 3/4" H x 3 1/8" W. Frames ranging in size from 4 1/2" H x 3 1/4" W to 8" H x 6 1/4' W.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee estate.

CONDITION: All items overall good condition. Portrait of military officer has some rubbing and wear to lower edge. Portrait of lady in white dress has some small scratches and spots, plus trapped hairs. Frames with wear, minor lifting and losses to veneer, primarily to lower edge. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
848 Lot 848: 3 Portrait Miniatures and 1 Case, 4 items 3 Portrait Miniatures and 1 Case, 4 items Lot 848: 3 Portrait Miniatures and 1 Case, 4 items

1st item: Miniature horizontally oriented oval portrait of a bearded man, with foliage landscape in background. Unsigned. Set in a chased gilt metal brooch frame, 1 7/8" H x 1 1/2" W. Mid 19th century. 2nd item: Chased gilt metal frame with cracked glass, 2" H x 1 5/8" W, fits portrait 1 7/8" H x 1 1/2" W. 19th century. 3rd item: Continental School, late 18th century, miniature watercolor portrait of a woman in pale pink bonnet and dress, with light brown wig or hair, landscape with tree in background. Sight: 2 3/8" diameter; frame: 5 3/8" H x 5 7/8" W. 4th item: Oval painted porcelain portrait of a young woman in blue dress, housed in a velvet lined stenciled leather case. Portrait: 2" H x 1 1/2" W; case: 4 1/4" H x 3 1/4" W. Circa 1900.

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

CONDITION: 1st item: Portrait ground is slightly warped and loose in frame. 2nd item: Glass cracked, oxidation to metal. 3rd item: Repaired crack to nearly full length of portrait, affecting face. 4th item: Wear and some cracking to case. Scratches to face on portrait. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
849 Lot 849: Miniature W/C Portrait of John Laurie, Glasgow Merchant Miniature W/C Portrait of John Laurie, Glasgow Merchant Lot 849: Miniature W/C Portrait of John Laurie, Glasgow Merchant

English School watercolor portrait miniature painting of John Laurie, a merchant owner of John Laurie & Co. in Glasgow, depicted with black hair wearing a high-collared white shirt with cravat, a black suit and jacket, and a black vest seated in a wooden armchair with wheat-colored upholstery and a scroll carved arm. A red curtain is draped in the background slightly lifted to reveal a distant landscape with a clear blue sky to the right side. Unsigned. Old handwritten paper label with sitter information, old printed James Connell & Sons Glasgow art dealer label, additional printed label, and additional number inscription, en verso. Housed in a molded giltwood frame with bead and reel, acanthus, and foliate decorations. Sight: 5 1/8" H x 4" W. Framed: 14 1/2" H x 13 3/8" W.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with slight abrasion to paint layer along lower left edge. Not examined outside of frame. Frame with areas of natural age shrinkage. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
850 Lot 850: 2 Gentleman Watercolor Portraits, incl. Richard Dighton 2 Gentleman Watercolor Portraits, incl. Richard Dighton Lot 850: 2 Gentleman Watercolor Portraits, incl. Richard Dighton

1st item: Richard Dighton (England, 1785-1880) 19th century watercolor profile portrait painting titled "Mr. Thornton, A City Merchant," depicting a man in a black coat holding a hat in his left hand and an umbrella in his right hand. Signed "Rick Dighton" lower right. Title and information about the artist en verso. Housed in a contemporary frame with two mats under plexiglass. Sight: 9 1/2" H x 6" W. Framed: 24" H x 16" W. 2nd item: English or American watercolor and gouache portrait of a gentleman in mid-19th-century attire, seated before a red drape and column; books and an inkwell with two quills at a table to the left. Unsigned. Housed under glass in a wooden frame with a gilt sight edge. Sight: 8" H x 6" W. Framed: 14" H x 12" W. 19th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee estate.

CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with some light creasing in lower left hand corner. 2nd item: Overall very good condition with light toning; scattered minute areas of paint loss across top of painting. Neither painting examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
851 Lot 851: 3 Miniature Plaques, incl. Robert Adam 3 Miniature Plaques, incl. Robert Adam Lot 851: 3 Miniature Plaques, incl. Robert Adam

1st-2nd items: Two (2) Miniature Wax Cameo Portrait Plaques, attributed to James Tassie (Scotland, 1735-1799) or Thomas Poole (English, fl.1791-c. 1821), both with printed information to underside of bust. The male subject is identified as ROBERT ADAM / ARCHITECT / DIED MARCH 1792. Base of female subject is printed: MRS ART– STEWART BORN__ ; remainder of printing is illegible. Each approximately 2 1/2″ H. Mounted under glass in a velvet lined stained wood shadowbox. 5 1/2″ H x 4 1/2″ W. 3rd item: A miniature German gypsum bas-relief medallion plaque depicting Christ being brought down from the cross. German label, en verso. 3 1/8″ diameter overall.

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

CONDITION: 1st-2nd items: Wear to printed lettering at base of plaques, slight yellowing to wax, otherwise very good condition. 3rd item: Plaque in excellent condition; frame with some oxidation. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
852 Lot 852: Miniature Portrait Photograph and Daguerreotype Miniature Portrait Photograph and Daguerreotype Lot 852: Miniature Portrait Photograph and Daguerreotype

1st item: Miniature portrait of a bearded gentleman, possibly by John Wood Dodge, Tennessee, appears to be a photograph on paper, tinted with watercolor, in an oval gold brooch frame with beaded decoration. Frame tests 14K. Overall: 3 1/8" H x 2 1/2" W (excluding hanger). Second quarter 19th century. Note: John Wood Dodge was one of Tennessee's most prominent miniature portrait painters. As photography became more widespread in the 1850s, he began utilizing that medium, tinting the photographs to add color and visual dimension to the portraits. 2nd item: Mid 19th century ninth plate size Daguerreotype depicting a middle aged man in dark coat and tie, housed in a burlwood case with inlaid mother of pearl floral decoration. 4" H x 3 1/2" W.

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

CONDITION: Condition: 1st item: Some light scratching to glass and tiny dents to back of frame, light toning to paper, overall very good condition. 2nd item: Considerable wear and losses to case, clouding and oxidation to edges of photograph, 1/4" spot with loss of silvering lower left. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
853 Lot 853: Geoff Hunt Miniature & Transferware Nautical Scene, 2 items Geoff Hunt Miniature & Transferware Nautical Scene, 2 items Lot 853: Geoff Hunt Miniature & Transferware Nautical Scene, 2 items

1st item: Geoffrey Hunt, also known as Geoff Hunt (English, b. 1948) miniature marine painting of an American ship and a British ship meeting each other at sea. Both are depicted flying their respective flags. Signed and dated lower left GWG Hunt RMS 92. Matted with gilt fillet and framed under glass in a molded antique frame with flower and scroll motifs. Sight: 2 1/2" H x 4" W. Framed: 13 1/2" H x 17" W. Note: Geoffrey (Geoff) Hunt is a leading figure in British maritime art, specializing in depictions of 18th and 19th-century ships, and was former President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. 2nd item: Nautical theme pot lid, probably Prattware, historical transferware image on ceramic ground titled "The Chin-Chew River," dating from the circa 1846 English war with China. Depicts ships in turbulent waters being fired upon by cannons and soldiers as they approach land. Housed in circular wood frame. Sight: 3 3/4" dia. Framed: 5 3/4" dia. English, mid 19th century.

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

CONDITION: 1st item: Painting is in excellent condition. Frame has some scattered edge losses up to 2" L. 2nd item: Hairline visible to underside of ceramic ground. Some scratches to front surface and scattered tiny pits in the making, minor wear and exfoliation to frame. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
854 Lot 854: James Lavadour Oil on Panel Abstract Landscape Painting, Slope James Lavadour Oil on Panel Abstract Landscape Painting, Slope Lot 854: James Lavadour Oil on Panel Abstract Landscape Painting, Slope

James Lavadour (Oregon, b. 1951) Abstract Expressionist oil on panel landscape painting titled "Slope" depicting a grey mountain range against a yellow sky. Faintly signed "lavadour" in pencil, lower right. Titled, signed, and dated "lavadour 2009" with typed artist's label, en verso. Unframed, wood and metal mounting, en verso. 12" H x 18 1/4" W x 1 1/4" D. Biography (adapted from Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts): James Lavadour, a largely self-trained painter, grew up on the Umatilla Reservation near Pendleton, Oregon, and has been exhibited at The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, the Eiteljorg Museum, Portland Art Museum, the Heard Museum, and the Institute of American Indian Art in Sante Fe among others. (https://crowsshadow.org/artist/james-lavadour/)

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Russell McAdoo, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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

$1,800.00$2,200.00
856 Lot 856: William Leon Stacks O/C Painting of Trees William Leon Stacks O/C Painting of Trees Lot 856: William Leon Stacks O/C Painting of Trees

William Leon Stacks (North Carolina/Massachusetts, 1928-1991) abstract oil on canvas landscape painting depicting a group of trees before a small body of water. Signed and dated "William Leon Stacks 1978" lower left. Housed in a wooden frame with brass corner accents, a bead course running pattern, an off white linen liner, and a wooden fillet. Sight: 15 3/8" H x 11 1/2" W. Framed: 23" H x 19" W.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with two areas of brown residue, largest 1/4", lower center, some scattered waxy residue. Frame with minor abrasions. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
857 Lot 857: Carl Sublett W/C Coastal Landscape, Sea Rock #5 Carl Sublett W/C Coastal Landscape, Sea Rock #5 Lot 857: Carl Sublett W/C Coastal Landscape, Sea Rock #5

Carl Sublett (Tennessee, 1919-2008) watercolor and gouache on paper seascape painting, titled "Sea Rock #5", depicting a close-up view of a group of rocks along the shore of a beach. Signed "Sublett" lower right. The Collector's Gallery, Nashville, TN label dated "1974" and The Frameworks, Nashville, TN ink stamp en verso. Double matted and housed under glass in a wooden frame. Sight: 16 3/4" H x 23 1/4" W. Framed: 26 3/4" H x 32" W. Biography: Carl Sublett studied Art History at the American Academy in Florence, Italy, after serving as a sergeant in World War II. He moved to Knoxville in 1954 where he studied with Kermit Ewing and eventually became a Professor of Fine Art at the University of Tennessee. Sublett was a founding member of the art group, The Knoxville Seven, a progressive group working from 1955-1965, which produced some of the first abstract expressionist art in Tennessee. In 1982 he retired from teaching and in 1984, he opened the Sublett Gallery in Knoxville. In 1991, "The Unseen Carl Sublett" was the first exhibit at the new Knoxville Museum of Art (built on the site of the 1982 World's Fair). Sublett won numerous awards for his paintings and was a member of the National Academy of Design. His works are in the collections of the National Academy of Design, The Tennessee State Museum, and Cheekwood, Nashville. (Source: The Tennessee Arts Commission).

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, TN Collection.

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

$500.00$600.00
858 Lot 858: Carl Sublett W/C Landscape Painting, Slope Carl Sublett W/C Landscape Painting, Slope Lot 858: Carl Sublett W/C Landscape Painting, Slope

Carl Sublett (Tennessee, 1919-2008) watercolor on paper landscape painting, titled "Slope", depicting a rustic white house set behind a group of trees on a hill. Signed "Sublett" lower right. The Collector's Gallery, Nashville, TN label with date "Dec. 1973" en verso. Double matted and housed under glass in a wormy wood frame. Sight: 16 1/4" H x 22 1/4" W. Framed: 24" H x 30" W. Biography: Carl Sublett studied Art History at the American Academy in Florence, Italy, after serving as a sergeant in World War II. He moved to Knoxville in 1954 where he studied with Kermit Ewing and eventually became a Professor of Fine Art at the University of Tennessee. Sublett was a founding member of the art group, The Knoxville Seven, a progressive group working from 1955-1965, which produced some of the first abstract expressionist art in Tennessee. In 1982 he retired from teaching and in 1984, he opened the Sublett Gallery in Knoxville. In 1991, "The Unseen Carl Sublett" was the first exhibit at the new Knoxville Museum of Art (built on the site of the 1982 World's Fair). Sublett won numerous awards for his paintings and was a member of the National Academy of Design. His works are in the collections of the National Academy of Design, The Tennessee State Museum, and Cheekwood, Nashville. (Source: The Tennessee Arts Commission).

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, TN Collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with foxing spots, largest 1/2", primarily to top left. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
859 Lot 859: Carl Sublett W/C Mountain Landscape with Cabin Carl Sublett W/C Mountain Landscape with Cabin Lot 859: Carl Sublett W/C Mountain Landscape with Cabin

Carl Sublett (Tennessee, 1919-2008) expressionist watercolor on paper landscape painting depicting a small cabin situated in a sunlit valley surrounded by mountains. Dated and signed "62 Sublett" lower right. The Collector's Gallery, Nashville, TN label en verso. Housed and double matted under glass in a painted wood frame. Sight: 9 1/4" H x 13 1/4" W. Framed: 5 5/8" H x 19 1/2" W. Biography: Carl Sublett studied Art History at the American Academy in Florence, Italy, after serving as a sergeant in World War II. He moved to Knoxville in 1954 where he studied with Kermit Ewing and eventually became a Professor of Fine Art at the University of Tennessee. Sublett was a founding member of the art group, The Knoxville Seven, a progressive group working from 1955-1965, which produced some of the first abstract expressionist art in Tennessee. In 1982, he retired from teaching and in 1984, he opened the Sublett Gallery in Knoxville. In 1991, "The Unseen Carl Sublett" was the first exhibit in the new Knoxville Museum of Art (built on the site of the 1982 World's Fair). Sublett won numerous awards for his paintings and was a member of the National Academy of Design. His works are in the collection of the National Academy of Design, The Tennessee State Museum, and Cheekwood, Nashville. (Source: The Tennessee Arts Coimmision).

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, TN Collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with light toning/discoloration to left edge. Not examined outside of the frame. Frame with minor surface abrasion. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
860 Lot 860: John Chumley Painting, Columbine & Butterflies, Exhibited John Chumley Painting, Columbine & Butterflies, Exhibited Lot 860: John Chumley Painting, Columbine & Butterflies, Exhibited

John Wesley Chumley (Virginia/Tennessee, 1928-1984), "Columbine & Butterflies," watercolor on bristol board painting, depicting a lush woodland interior with flowering columbine emerging around a fallen tree, with two yellow swallowtail butterflies circling overhead. Signed "Chumley" lower left. John Chumley label with painting title, date of 1976 and dimensions en verso. Housed under glass in a molded giltwood frame with linen matte and gilt wood liner. Sight: 18 7/8" H x 23 1/4" W. Framed: 29 3/4" H x 33 3/4" W. Note: This painting was exhibited at the show "The World of Chumley" held at The Columbia Museum of Art (Columbia, SC) in 1977. A copy of the exhibit catalog is available to the winning bidder of this painting. Biography: John Wesley Chumley was born in 1928 in Rochester, Minnesota while his father, a Tennessee native, was in his surgical residency at Mayo Clinic. He attended McCampbell School and the Tennessee Military Institute in Sweetwater, Tennessee. His concentration on art quickly grew after a football injury. His post-graduate study under Walter Stuempfig at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts further convinced him that his field was realism and the rural countryside his stimulus. As he refined his work, there were other influential centers of art along the way–the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, where he met his wife Bettye (Skip) Roberts; and the Fort Worth Center of Art, Fort Worth, Texas, where he was artist-in-residence from 1958-1961. In 1961 the couple moved to a 200-acre farm in Middleton, VA that provided scenery, wildlife, plants and inspiration for the artist. Chumley's character and personality were reflected in the choice of his chief medium–egg tempera, the most difficult and "slowest", although he also painted in watercolors and oil. His painstaking representation of scenery, plants, and lifelike human and animal subjects with tempera–a tedious process involving a mixture of pigment, egg yolk, and water which dried quickly–enabled him to express his perception of light. As John observed, "Lightis my bag". (source: Adapted from Askart, taken from http://www.fountaincitytnhistory.info/People5-Chumley.htm with the permission of Fountain City Historian J.C. Tumblin).

PROVENANCE: Private Southern collection.

CONDITION: Painting and frame overall very good condition. Some small spots of discoloration to mat. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
861 Lot 861: Large Henrietta Green TN Hunt Scene Watercolor Large Henrietta Green TN Hunt Scene Watercolor Lot 861: Large Henrietta Green TN Hunt Scene Watercolor

Henrietta Green (Tennessee, d. 1995) impressionistic watercolor on paper painting depicting two fox hunters atop galloping horses, one jumping a low stone wall. Signed "Henrietta Green" lower right corner. Housed and double matted under glass in a gilt wood frame. Sight: 22 7/8" H x 29 3/8" W. Framed: 31 1/4" H x 37 1/4" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Middle Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Not examined outside of the frame. Loose in frame at top edge. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
862 Lot 862: Henrietta Green Watercolor Hunt Scene Henrietta Green Watercolor Hunt Scene Lot 862: Henrietta Green Watercolor Hunt Scene

Henrietta Green (Tennessee, 20th century) watercolor on paper painting depicting two figures attired in hunt clothing atop horses surrounded by hunting hounds rendered in dark earthy greens and browns, with trees visible in the left background. Signed lower right. Housed and triple matted under glass in a modern wooden frame. Sight 10 7/8" H x 20" W. Frame: 20 7/8" H x 29 1/5" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Middle Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition; not examined outside of frame. Errent debris under glass upper right corner. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
863 Lot 863: Large Ron Williams O/C Smoky Mountain Landscape Painting Large Ron Williams O/C Smoky Mountain Landscape Painting Lot 863: Large Ron Williams O/C Smoky Mountain Landscape Painting

Large Ron Williams (Tennessee, 1947-2016) oil on canvas landscape painting depicting a river winding through a valley, hills and a mountain range, likely the Great Smoky Mountains, visible in the background. Signed "Ron Williams" lower right. Housed in a molded giltwood frame with laurel leaf and reeded running patterns. Sight: 31 1/4" H x 38 1/2" W. Framed: 38 1/2" H x 45 1/2" W.

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

$700.00$900.00
864 Lot 864: Marion Cook O/C Painting, Winter Pond with Ducks Marion Cook O/C Painting, Winter Pond with Ducks Lot 864: Marion Cook O/C Painting, Winter Pond with Ducks

Marion Bryant Cook (Tennessee, 1933-2018) oil on canvas landscape painting depicting two black ducks swimming in a pond, surrounded by snow covered banks with bare trees, beneath a grey sky. Signed and dated "Marion Cook 6-1972" lower right. Housed in a rustic wooden frame. Sight: 7 1/2" H x 9 3/4" W. Framed: 15" H x 16 1/2" W.

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

$300.00$350.00
865 Lot 865: 5 Werner Wilder Works on Paper, incl. Classical Subjects 5 Werner Wilder Works on Paper, incl. Classical Subjects Lot 865: 5 Werner Wilder Works on Paper, incl. Classical Subjects

Five (5) Werner Wildner (Nashville, Tennessee, 1925-2004) works on paper. 1st-3rd items: Three (3) graphite on paper, two (2) with gouache, drawings of Ancient Greek or Roman subjects, including one (1) depicting Bacchus drinking from a goblet and perched atop a wine cask in a landscape setting, one (1) depicting a male Cherub holding a Roman helmet and cloak over his head, and one (1) depicting the obverse of a coin depicting Alexander the Great. Bacchus and Cherub signed with monogram "W" lower left, coin signature possibly obscured by mat. 4th item: Graphite on paper drawing depicting the face of an overweight man with blank eyes. Faintly signed with monogram "W" lower right. 5th item: Color offset lithograph print titled "Humpty Dumpty" after an original painting by Wildner, published by Add-On Inc. Nashville, 1980. Depicts the fairy tale character holding a top hat and sitting on a wall, skeletal remains, broken egg shells, and white flower on the ground beneath him, against a transitional sky background. Signed "Wildner" in the stone, lower left. Faintly inscribed and signed "To J..n/from Werner" with the image of a bat, lower left, title and publication information, lower center and right, below the image. All items housed under glass in various wooden frames, four (4) matted. Sights ranging in size from 5" H x 4 3/4" W to 21 1/4" H x 12 1/8" W. Frames ranging in size from 13" H x 10" W to 23" H x 14" W.

CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with toning. Not examined outside of frames. Frames with minor abrasions. 1st-3rd items: Cherub drawing with scattered foxing spots, largest 1/2", primarily to right side of sheet (slightly affects image). Alexander the Great drawing with 1/2" tear, lower right (does not affect image), minute white paint mark to glass. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
866 Lot 866: 2 Werner Wildner Artworks on Paper 2 Werner Wildner Artworks on Paper Lot 866: 2 Werner Wildner Artworks on Paper

Two (2) Werner Wildner (Nashville, Tennessee, 1925-2004) works on paper. 1st item: Watercolor and gouache painting with graphite depicting the profile of an elderly man with flowing white hair and beard. Initialled "W." to left of neck. Johnson's Lamp Shade Shop, Nashville, TN black ink stamp, en verso. Housed under glass in a giltwood frame with off white linen liner and giltwood fillet. Sight: 8 3/4" H x 7 3/4" W. Framed: 12 1/4" H x 11 1/2" W. 2nd item: Graphite on paper drawing depicting a rotund gnome with a feather in his hat, holding a jug in his left hand and a cup in his right hand. Initialled "W." lower right. Housed and matted under glass in a wooden frame with bead course running pattern. Sight: 7" H x 5 3/8" W. Framed: 16 1/2" H x 14 3/8" W. Biography: Nashville painter Werner Wildner, known for his fantastical paintings and drawings of whimsical, sometimes grotesque creatures, was known to joke that he was "the reincarnation of Hieronymus Bosch." Wildner was born in Germany but emigrated to America with his family as a child and, as by his teenage years, was living in Nashville. He served in the Army in 1944 and studied art briefly at the Meinzinger Art School in Detroit. He practiced commercial art in Nashville for awhile, but by the mid-1950s had decided to pursue his own art career. A 1962 exhibit of his art at the Nashville art institution now known as Cheekwood led to greater renown as well as critical and commercial success. However, the death of his parents and collapse of his marriage in the 1970's led him to become reclusive in the last two decades of his life.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, TN Collection.

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

$400.00$450.00
867 Lot 867: 3 Werner Wildner Works on Paper, Gnomes & Books 3 Werner Wildner Works on Paper, Gnomes & Books Lot 867: 3 Werner Wildner Works on Paper, Gnomes & Books

Three (3) Werner Wildner (Nashville, Tennessee, 1925-2004) works on paper depicting gnomes and books. 1st item: Watercolor and gouache painting with graphite on paper depicting a seated gnome with a feather hat reading a book. Initialed 'W" lower left. 2nd item: Graphite and watercolor painting on paper titled "The Book Imp" depicting a gnome attired in a green suit and blue hat leaping over the spine of a closed book with a blue ribbon marker. Signed "Werner W." lower middle. 3rd item: Watercolor and gouache painting with graphite on paper depicting a gnome attired in a red shirt, green pants, and straw hat with a feather sitting on the spine of a partially closed book reading. Initialed "W." lower left. All matted and housed under glass in contemporary frames. Sights ranging from 9 3/4" H x 8" W to 16" H x 10 3/4" W. Frames ranging from 13" H x 11 1/4" to 20 1/4" H x 17" W. Biography: Nashville painter Werner Wildner, known for his fantastical paintings and drawings of whimsical, sometimes grotesque creatures, was known to joke that he was "the reincarnation of Hieronymus Bosch." Wildner was born in Germany but emigrated to America with his family as a child and, as by his teenage years, was living in Nashville. He served in the Army in 1944 and studied art briefly at the Meinzinger Art School in Detroit. He practiced commercial art in Nashville for awhile, but by the mid-1950s had decided to pursue his own art career. A 1962 exhibit of his art at the Nashville art institution now known as Cheekwood led to greater renown as well as critical and commercial success. However, the death of his parents and collapse of his marriage in the 1970's led him to become reclusive in the last two decades of his life.

CONDITION: All items in overall good condition, not examined out of frames. 3rd item has discoloration to mat from water damage on right hand side only slight effecting the work. [See more photos →]

$300.00$400.00
868 Lot 868: 3 Ted Burnett Judaic Mixed Media Paintings 3 Ted Burnett Judaic Mixed Media Paintings Lot 868: 3 Ted Burnett Judaic Mixed Media Paintings

Three (3) Ted Burnett (Tennessee, 1908-1982) abstract mixed media paintings, including one (1) titled "Ark with Ten Commandments" and one (1) titled "Ceremonial", depicting scenes of Judaic iconography. Two (2) signed "Ted Burnett" lower right. Titled paintings with typed artist information labels, en verso. "Ark with Ten Commandments" float mounted and housed under glass in a silver metallic wooden frame, "Ceremonial" housed in a black mat, and untitled painting mounted to a white cardstock backing. Ranging in size from 18 3/4" H x 21 3/4" W to 27 3/4" H x 19 1/2" W.

CONDITION: All items in overall very good condition. Not examined outside of frame or mat. "Ceremonial" with scattered, minute foxing spots. Untitled painting with areas of acid burn to perimeter of sheet (does not effect image). [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
869 Lot 869: Jessie Gorby Exhibited O/B, Kentucky Spring/The Broom Seller Jessie Gorby Exhibited O/B, Kentucky Spring/The Broom Seller Lot 869: Jessie Gorby Exhibited O/B, Kentucky Spring/The Broom Seller

Jessie B. Gorby (Kentucky, active second quarter 20th century) oil on board painting, titled "The Broom Seller" or "Kentucky Spring", depicting a middle-aged man wearing a gray suit and hat, seated on a wooden ledge with vertical planks with his hands in his lap, and holding two brooms. Titled in black "The Broom Seller" lower left. Old J. B. Speed Memorial Museum (now The Speed Art Museum) label with artist name, address of Hayswood Sanatorium (open 1925-1983 in Maysville, KY), additional title "Kentucky Spring", and medium information affixed, en verso. Housed in a molded giltwood frame. Sight: 19 1/2" H x 15 3/8" W. Frame: 22 5/8" H x 18 1/2" W. Circa 1940.

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

CONDITION: Scattered exfoliation of the paint surface and abrasion to paint on subject's right knee measuring 2" L. Frame with minor scattered wear to gilt. [See more photos →]

$300.00$400.00
870 Lot 870: Michael Shane Neal O/C Portrait of a Gentleman Michael Shane Neal O/C Portrait of a Gentleman Lot 870: Michael Shane Neal O/C Portrait of a Gentleman

Michael Shane Neal (Tennessee, b. 1968) oil on canvas portrait painting depicting a gentleman with a mustache and monocle attired in a blue pin striped suit, a vest, and red tie, in front of a plain backdrop, rendered in a light impasto technique. Subject is possibly Paul Curtis of Nashville. Signed and dated "Michael Shane Neal, 1998" lower right. Housed in a carved giltwood frame. Sight: 30" H by 23 1/2" W. Framed: 39 1/2" H x 32 1/2" W. Biography: Nashville native Michael Shane Neal is known for his portraits of a number of high profile American subjects including U.S. Senators and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. He is a protege of the presidential portraitist Everett Raymond Kinstler. Neal received his B. A. from David Lipscomb University and also studied at the Santa Fe Institute of Fine Arts, The Scottsdale Artist School, and the Lyme Academy of Art. He is an exhibiting member of the National Arts Club of New York City, the Allied Artists of America, and the Portrait Society of America. He also serves on the Board of directors of the Portrait Society of America. (Source: Portraits, Inc. and the artist's website). Note: Paul Nixon Curtis of Nashville, TN served during WWII under General George Patton, assigned to the 26th Infantry Division. He was taken as a prisoner of war during the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded a Purple Heart, Infantry Badge, and Bronze star, among others. After his service, Curtis worked for the Railway Postal Service, the Highway Postal Service, and the US Post office. (Source: Paul Nixon Curtis Obituary)

CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,200.00
871 Lot 871: Thomas Healy, Mississippi Oil Portrait of a Gentleman Thomas Healy, Mississippi Oil Portrait of a Gentleman Lot 871: Thomas Healy, Mississippi Oil Portrait of a Gentleman

Thomas Cantwell Healy (American/Mississippi, 1820-1899) oil on canvas portrait of a middle-aged gentleman with blue eyes in a three-piece black suit and black bowtie, his arm resting against a column as he gazes directly at the viewer. Signed and dated "T. C. Healy, Port Gibson, Miss. Oct (illegible) AD. 1871" lower left. Illegible stamp label, en verso. Housed in a contemporary grey wooden frame speckled with gilt. Sight: 29 1/8" H x 24 1/8" W. Framed: 37 1/2" H x 32 3/8" W. Note: Thomas Healy was born in New York, the younger brother of fellow artist George Peter Alexander Healy (with whom he studied art in Paris in 1838). About a year later he opened a studio in Boston, and exhibited paintings at the National Academy of Design and the Boston Athenæum. From 1843 on, Thomas Healy traveled and lived extensively in the southern states, making his living as a portraitist in Louisiana and Mississippi. In early 1861 Thomas Healy and his brother George were in Charleston, South Carolina. After the bombardment and surrender of Fort Sumter, the brothers parted ways. George, holding northern sympathies and strong anti-slavery views, returned to Boston, while Thomas remained in the South permanently. (Source: the Institute of Nautical Archaelogy, Texas A & M University).

CONDITION: Overall good condition with scattered errant brown stains and losses to paint, largest measuring 3/8" H x 1/8" W. Two areas of clay residue/accretions, largest 6 1/2" x 2", en verso of canvas. Canvas loose in frame at lower right corner. Frame with minor losses, largest measuring 7/8" L. [See more photos →]

$600.00$800.00
872 Lot 872: Lloyd Branson Oil on Board Portrait, Mrs. Lay Lloyd Branson Oil on Board Portrait, Mrs. Lay Lot 872: Lloyd Branson Oil on Board Portrait, Mrs. Lay

Lloyd Branson (American, Tennessee, 1861-1925) oil on board portrait depicting Mrs. Walter Thurman Lay (Christine Godfrey Lay), a member of the family that founded Lay Packing Company, Knoxville, TN in 1907. Portrait depicts a woman with brown hair with a pearl drop necklace, wearing a black pleated organdy and white lace dress, holding a spray of pink flowers and seated on a garden bench in a garden of flowering shrubs. Portrait is signed and dated "Branson 1917" lower right. Likely the original frame. Black and white photograph of the subject signed by Branson also included with the portrait. Sight: 16 1/2" H x 13 1/2" W. Framed: 20 3/4" H x 17 3/4" W. Note: Subject is the consignor's grandmother. Biography (courtesy James A. Hoobler, Tennessee State Museum): Enoch Lloyd Branson was best known for his Southern portraits and depictions of East Tennessee history. He moved to New York in 1873 to study at the National Academy of Design, where he won a first prize in 1875. In a partnership with Frank McCrary from 1885 to 1903, Branson became a leader in the East Tennessee arts community. He was a mentor to Catherine Wiley and is credited with discovering Beauford Delaney. Provenance: Descendant of W. T. Lay, Knoxville, TN, patron of Lloyd Branson.

CONDITION: Overall surface grime, a few scattered pinprick losses to paint. Two 1" area of inpainting, lower left, 4 1/4" x 1/2" area of bench at lower right fluoresces, does not correspond to repair to board. Minor scattered losses to frame, primarily to corners. [See more photos →]

$800.00$850.00
873 Lot 873: Adelia Lutz O/B Painting, Self-Portrait Adelia Lutz O/B Painting, Self-Portrait Lot 873: Adelia Lutz O/B Painting, Self-Portrait

Adelia Armstong Lutz (American, Tennessee, 1859-1931) oil on academy board. Possibly a self-portrait. The painting depicts the artist wearing a dress with large pink rose pinned to the front, rendered in loose, impressionistic brushstrokes. Signed "A.A. Lutz" and dated "1929" lower right. Housed in a wood lattice-style frame with carved stylized foliate corners. Sight: 191/2" H x 15 1/2" W. Framed: 28" H x 24" W. Biography: Adelia Armstrong Lutz (1859-1931) was known for painting portraits, landscapes, and still lifes. She was born in Jefferson County, Tennessee. She studied art at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and abroad. Upon her return to Knoxville in 1887, she was a director of the Knoxville Art Club and co-organized the Nicholson Art League. She married John Edwin Lutz in 1885 and they built their home, "Westwood", on Knoxville's Kingston Pike in approximately 1890.

CONDITION: Scratch above the subject's head and to her right eye. Scattered pinprick areas of paint loss to body and lower right corner. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
874 Lot 874: Thomas Campbell O/B Painting, Night Seascape Thomas Campbell O/B Painting, Night Seascape Lot 874: Thomas Campbell O/B Painting, Night Seascape

Thomas Campbell (Tennessee, 1834-1914) oil on board seascape painting depicting two figures working in the front of a small boat with an illuminated lantern at the bow in the foreground, with two boats and full moon in the upper right sky visible in the background. Signed lower right "T. Campbell". Housed in a carved gilt wood frame with foliate border and beaded liner. Sight: 8 3/4" H x 11 3/4" W. Framed: 14 1/2" H x 17 3/4" W. Biography: Painting was a second career for Thomas Campbell, who immigrated to the United States at age 19, and was ordained as a minister in 1866. He and his family moved to East Tennessee in hopes a climate change would improve the health of his wife, Susan, but she died in 1892. At that point, Campbell, retired from the ministry and turned to art, which had been his hobby, into his job. He founded the art department at Maryville College in 1902 and headed it until his death. His paintings were exhibited regionally and won several prizes and medals. He was also active in the Nicholson Art League, and was a talented wood carver who produced picture frames and small pieces of furniture.

CONDITION: Painting overall good condition, one small paint loss fleck lower right quadrant. Scattered minor losses to the frame, primarily to corners and some light cracklure. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
875 Lot 875: Dixie Durham O/C, Child on a Swing Dixie Durham O/C, Child on a Swing Lot 875: Dixie Durham O/C, Child on a Swing

Dixie Hampson Durham (Virginia/Arkansas, 1913-2010) oil on canvas painting depicting a young African American child attired in a light pink dress swinging on a tire. The painting is rendered with loose brushstrokes conveying the movement of the girl's dress and her feet swinging forward out of the frame. Signed "Dixie Durham 1975" lower left. Housed in a simple wood frame. Sight: 18 3/4" H x 23 1/2" W. Framed: 23 3/4" H x 27 7/8" W.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with light grime, painting is loose in frame. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
876 Lot 876: Harold Newton Highwayman Florida Lighthouse Painting Harold Newton Highwayman Florida Lighthouse Painting Lot 876: Harold Newton Highwayman Florida Lighthouse Painting

Harold Newton (American/Florida, 1934-1994) oil on board seascape depicting a Florida coastline with lighthouse at the edge of a beach, radiating light under an overcast sky. Signed "H. Newton" lower left. Gray/gold painted crown-molded wood frame. Sight: 23" H x 30" W. Framed: 27 1/2" H x 34" W. Note: The consignor commissioned the painting directly from the artist in Daytona Beach, Florida, circa 1980. A notarized statement from the consignor detailing the acquisition of this painting is available to the winning bidder. Note: Harold Newton was one of the Florida African-American painters known as the Highwaymen, which included Newton, James Gibson, and Alfred Hair. These mostly itinerant artists were influenced by Albert E Backus, the "dean of Florida landscape painting" and often sold their works from the trunks of their cars. The lighthouse is unusual subject matter for Newton, and it was painted by him at the request of the consignor.

PROVENANCE: Private Kentucky Collection.

CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. Tiny stain, lower right quadrant at water's edge. Some wear to frame and chip to interior of rabbet edge, left center. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,200.00
877 Lot 877: Helen LaFrance Portrait of Ralph Waldrop Helen LaFrance Portrait of Ralph Waldrop Lot 877: Helen LaFrance Portrait of Ralph Waldrop

Helen La France (American/Kentucky, 1919-2020) oil on canvasboard portrait painting of Ralph Waldrop, Sr. (b. 1922) a longtime Mayfield, Kentucky realtor and WWII veteran. Subject is depicted smiling and wearing glasses, a dark blue suit, and a red striped tie against a solid dark brown/green backdrop. Signed lower left "Helen La France". Additionally titled and dated 2004 en verso. Housed in a simple carved wood frame. Sight: 9 1/4" H x 15 1/4" W. Framed: 24" H x 20" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Kentucky collection.

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

$500.00$550.00
879 Lot 879: Jimmy Lee Sudduth Outsider Art Portrait, Native American Woman Jimmy Lee Sudduth Outsider Art Portrait, Native American Woman Lot 879: Jimmy Lee Sudduth Outsider Art Portrait, Native American Woman

Jimmie Lee Sudduth (Alabama, 1910-2007) house paint and mud on cardboard outsider art painting depicting a Native American woman with a feather headdress, surrounded by a painted brown border suggesting a frame. Signed in pencil, "Jim Suth", lower left. 42" H x 29 1/2" W. Late 20th century.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with some wear to the edges of the cardboard. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
880 Lot 880: 2 Outsider Art Works, Howard & Roy Finster 2 Outsider Art Works, Howard & Roy Finster Lot 880: 2 Outsider Art Works, Howard & Roy Finster

1st item: Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001) lion figure or bookend, paint and marker on pine cut-out board, with eyes, lips, tongues interspersed with phrases related to God and Space, including: "In space they will learn of God". Base details Finster's spiritual position on Animals, such as "God created all animals for all people" and "Human and animal blood don't agree." Signed on the front "By Howard Finster". Numbered with additional signature, en verso and on top of base. 11 1/2" H x 13 1/2" W x 3 3/4" D. 2nd item: Roy Finster (b. 1941) paint and marker on wood cut out figure of Daniel Boone, attired in a blue shirt with tree and star decoration, a brown strap sheath with knife, and a black hat. Inscription, lower right quadrant, reads "George Washington the settlers fought the French and Indians after the fight Boone went home to Kentucky". Signed and titled, lower right. Signed and dated "1991", en verso. 14 1/2" H x 10 1/4" W. (Note: Roy Finster is the son of Howard Finster).

PROVENANCE: Private Memphis collection.

CONDITION: Both items in overall good condition. Lion loose on base. Boone with some wear and small losses to edge of hat and lower left corner. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
881 Lot 881: Howard Finster "Stay Sober" Bottle Howard Finster "Stay Sober" Bottle Lot 881: Howard Finster "Stay Sober" Bottle

Howard Finster (American/Alabama, 1916-2001) outsider art painted glass iced tea bottle with metal Lucky Leaf brand lid, the body depicting brightly colored faces on a white background. Underside painted with signature, date Dec. 9, 1996 and number 40.000.247, and STAY SOBER STAY IN THE LIGHT JESUS IS COMING IN GREAT POWER. 9 1/3"H. Provenance: Private Nashville collection.

CONDITION: Very good condition. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
883 Lot 883: J. Karle Acrylic Folk Art Maritime Painting J. Karle Acrylic Folk Art Maritime Painting Lot 883: J. Karle Acrylic Folk Art Maritime Painting

J. Karle (California, 20th Century) Folk Art maritime acrylic on board painting of man painting a ship's mermaid figurehead. The man swings suspended in front of the figurehead, tied by rope to the bowsprit of the ship, and is smoking a pipe while he works. Signed in pencil "J. Karle '75" lower right. Housed in a carved and painted frame and mounted onto a linen mat. Sight: 16 1/2" H x 20" W. Framed: 20 1/2" H x 24" W. Third quarter 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, TN Collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with two abrasions, one in the sea area and one in the upper right corner. Approximately 2" long, some paint loss or rubbing to the perimeter of the work. Board with areas of natural age shrinkage. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
884 Lot 884: 2 Harbor Scenes: J. Edgar Forkner, Christopher Murphy 2 Harbor Scenes: J. Edgar Forkner, Christopher Murphy Lot 884: 2 Harbor Scenes: J. Edgar Forkner, Christopher Murphy

1st item: J. Edgar Forkner (American, 1867-1945) watercolor harbor scene depicting a ship docked beside a wooden pier with other boats in the background. Signed lower right, "Edgar Forkner." Housed under glass in a giltwood frame. Conservation label, en verso. Sight: 15 1/2" H x 11 1/2" W. Framed: 22 5/8" H x 18 5/8" W. Note: Exhibited, the West Tennessee Regional Arts Center, Humboldt, Tennessee. Acquired from the May 2006 auction of the Dr. Benjamin H. and Gertrude Caldwell collection, lot 289. 2nd item: Christopher Aristide Desbouillons Murphy (American/Georgia, 1902-1973) graphite on paper drawing depicting a steamboat moored to a dock. Dated "December, 1923" lower right. Unsigned. Ink inscription reading "By Christopher Murphy, Jr./purchased from his sister in Savannah, Ga/by Raymond White" en verso. Housed and double matted under glass in a wooden frame with gilt trim. Sight: 10" H x 7 3/4" W. Framed: 21" H x 18 1/4" W.

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

CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with area of dampstaining lower left edge measuring 5 7/8" H x 1" W. Conservation label indicates the painting was cleaned, deacidified, and backed with acid free materials in 1986. Frame with wear and some losses to gilt, largest measuring approximately 10" L. 2nd item: Overall good condition with toning, scattered stains, largest 1/8", to sheet. Not examined outside of frame. Frame with minor abrasions. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
885 Lot 885: Frederick Detwiller O/B Painting, My Studio Frederick Detwiller O/B Painting, My Studio Lot 885: Frederick Detwiller O/B Painting, My Studio

Frederick Knecht Detwiller (New York/Maine, 1882-1953) oil on board painting titled "My Studio" depicting the artist's studio in New Harbour, Maine, a small building sitting on a rocky coastline under white clouds and a blue sky. Signed F.K. Detwiller. Possible exhibition label en verso with title and dated July 15th, 1932, "Carnegie Hall A.N.A. New York 19 NY." Housed in a painted wood frame with a linen liner. Sight: 12 1/4" H x 8 1/8" W. Framed: 17 3/4" H x 13 7/8" W.

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

CONDITION: Overall good condition, some losses and wear to surface of frame. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
886 Lot 886: 2 Frederick Detwiller Watercolors incl. Charleston SC Scene 2 Frederick Detwiller Watercolors incl. Charleston SC Scene Lot 886: 2 Frederick Detwiller Watercolors incl. Charleston SC Scene

Two (2) watercolor paintings by Frederick Knecht Detwiller (New York/Maine, 1882-1953). 1st item: Watercolor on paper titled "Wash Alley, Charleston SC", depicting an alleyway between rowhouses, with multiple figures going about their daily work. Laundry hangs from clotheslines overhead. Partially obscured signature "Detwiller" lower left. Housed and matted under glass in a wooden frame. Three handwritten labels with title and numbering as well as artist's printed atelier label, en verso. Sight: 19 1/8" H x 13" W. Frame: 25 5/8" H x 19 1/2" W. 2nd item: Watercolor on paper wharf scene, rendered in a grisaille palette, depicting one fishing boat docked at a raised pier, with figures pulling a net from the boat onto the pier as another boat departs, with a larger sailing boat moored nearby. Signed "F K Detwiller" lower right. Housed and matted under glass in a wooden frame. Sight: 11 7/8" H x 17 7/8" W. Frame: 18 5/8" H x 23 5/8" W.

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

CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition. Paper slightly displaced under matte; not examined outside of frame. 2nd item: Overall good condition, light toning, not examined out of frame. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
887 Lot 887: May Spear Clinedinst O/B Harbor Scene, Loading Nets May Spear Clinedinst O/B Harbor Scene, Loading Nets Lot 887: May Spear Clinedinst O/B Harbor Scene, Loading Nets

May Spear Clinedinst (Massachusetts/New York, 1887-1960) oil on board maritime painting titled "Loading Nets" rendered in light impasto depicting several boats moored at a harbor and fishermen preparing nets for a voyage. Signed "M.S. Clinedinst" lower right. Titled en verso and numbered Y77. Remnants of a _ C.A. Gallery, New York label en verso of frame. Housed in a wood frame with bead course decoration. Sight: 11 1/2" H x 15 1/2" W. Framed:17 7/8" H x 21 7/8" W.

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

CONDITION: Overall good condition with light craquelure. Some areas of canvas are exposed under impasto which we believe to be part of the artist's technique, and not losses due to condition. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
888 Lot 888: Attr. William H. Shelton O/C Seascape Attr. William H. Shelton O/C Seascape Lot 888: Attr. William H. Shelton O/C Seascape

Attributed to William Henry Shelton (New York, 1840 – 1932) small oil on canvas seascape painting depicting a sailboat under a darkening sky. Initialed "W.H.S." lower left. Painting professionally conserved in 1985, conservator label and information en verso. Housed in a carved rococo giltwood frame. Sight: 8 1/4" H x 11 1/2" W. Framed: 14 1/4" H x 17 1/4" W. Biography (Adapted from The Smithsonian Archives): William Shelton was a painter, etcher, author, printmaker, and illustrator. He worked as an artist-illustrator in New York City, beginning in 1871, for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Harper's Magazine, Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine and the New York Ledger. He was a member of the artists' colony at Cold Spring Harbor with Stanley Reinhart and Arthur Quartley.

CONDITION: Overall craquelure. Painting has been conserved including lining and inpainting (See label en verso). Frame in overall good condition with light wear. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
889 Lot 889: 2 Drawings, Attr. Hermann Herzog & Eugen Dragutescu 2 Drawings, Attr. Hermann Herzog & Eugen Dragutescu Lot 889: 2 Drawings, Attr. Hermann Herzog & Eugen Dragutescu

1st item: Attributed to Hermann Ottomar Herzog (Pennsylvania/California/Germany, 1832-1932) graphite on paper maritime drawing titled "Delaware Gap" depicting a man sitting in a rowboat, moored beside another rowboat. Titled, in pencil, lower right. Typed label, en verso. Gilt placard with artist's name and dates, affixed lower center of frame. Housed and double matted under glass in a giltwood frame. Sight: 4" H x 6 1/4" W. Framed: 12 1/2" H x 14 3/4" W. 2nd item: Eugen Dragutescu (Romania/Italy, 1914-1993), pen and pastel on wax paper abstract drawing titled "May Day at Assisi" depicting a crowd of people celebrating the springtime festival of Caledimaggio, where the town honors their patron St. Francis and recognizes their Renaissance history by dressing up in medieval attire and parading in the town square. This scene reveals a crowd in front of the Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo with the Basilica of Saint Frances on a hill in the distance, with pastels used to make colorful medieval flags. Signed "Dragutescu Caledimaggio, Assisi, 1962" lower right. Label en verso from Collectors Gallery, Nashville, TN with artist name and title. Housed in a basic frame with a mat under glass. Sight: 16 1/4" W x 13 1/2" H. Framed: 24 1/2" W x 21 1/2" H.

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

CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with 1/2" x 6 1/4" area of toning across top of sheet. Not examined outside of sheet. 2nd item: Some water damage, damp staining, and creasing to paper, especially in signed lower right corner and on the Palazzo tower. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
890 Lot 890: 2 Paris Street Scenes, poss. Paul Cornoyer 2 Paris Street Scenes, poss. Paul Cornoyer Lot 890: 2 Paris Street Scenes, poss. Paul Cornoyer

Two (2) small oil on canvas paintings depicting Paris street scenes, possibly Paul Cornoyer (New York/Missouri, 1864-1923). One oil painting with figures in black cluster near a monument with buildings in the background. The other depicts figures walking along a Paris street with turn of the century automobiles and buildings in the background. Unsigned. The paintings measure 8 1/4" x 6 1/4" and 7 7/8" x 6 1/4" and are unframed. Note: both paintings were previously mounted in a frame having a placard for Paul Cornoyer.

PROVENANCE: Private Kentucky collection.

CONDITION: Both canvases have been cut down and one has been mounted to cardstock. Fraying and wear to paint at edges, largest area of loss 1/4" w. Overall grime and some small scattered inclusions. [See more photos →]

$600.00$650.00
891 Lot 891: American School Oil on Canvas Portrait of a Gentleman American School Oil on Canvas Portrait of a Gentleman Lot 891: American School Oil on Canvas Portrait of a Gentleman

American school bust-length oil on canvas portrait of a gentleman attired in a brown coat, with a white tie, and seated in a red chair against a plain background. Unsigned. Illegible stencil en verso. Housed in a period gilt and gesso frame. Sight: 29 1/4" H x 24 1/2" W. Framed: 36" H x 31" W. Early 19th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Middle Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall heavy craquelure. Some flaking to paint in background, above sitter, and in lower margin largest area 3/4", upper left quadrant. Two holes, largest approximately 1". No inpainting under UV light inspection, painting has not been relined. Frame with heavy wear expected with age. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
892 Lot 892: Early 19th Century Oil Portrait of a Clergyman Early 19th Century Oil Portrait of a Clergyman Lot 892: Early 19th Century Oil Portrait of a Clergyman

American or European school, first half 19th century oil on canvas bust-length painting depicting a clergyman with receding white hair, attired in black with a white collar, against a plain background. Unsigned. Housed in a giltwood and gesso frame with foliate scroll decoration. Sight: 24" W x 29" H. Framed: 30 1/4" W x 35" H.

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

CONDITION: Overall good condition, lined, with some craquelure. Some flea bite paint loss, largest 1/4" above sitter's right shoulder. Abrasion around perimeter, and some light inpainting to left and right hand side of sitter upper right margin of background visible under UV light inspection. Some restoration to lower area of subject clothing. Frame with losses to molding and overall wear. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
893 Lot 893: 2 American School Portrait Paintings 2 American School Portrait Paintings Lot 893: 2 American School Portrait Paintings

Two (2) American school, 19th century, portrait paintings. 1st item: Oil on canvas painting depicting a woman with dark hair attired in a black dress and white bonnet with pink roses. Depicting standing with folded hands, one wearing a wedding ring and the other holding a book, against a plain background with red drapery. Unsigned. Housed in a contemporary giltwood frame. Sight: 11" H x 9 1/4" W. Framed: 15" H x 13 1/4" W. 2nd item: Folk Art pastel on paper portrait of a young boy in Revolutionary War era clothing with tri-corner hat, carrying an American flag over his shoulder and a sword in his right hand, against a black background. Unsigned. Housed under glass in a giltwood frame. Sight: 23 1/2" H x 18" W. Framed: 25 1/2" H x 20" W. Circa 1876.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Judge John Nixon, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: 1st item: Overall heavy craquelure. Inpainting in a few areas, visible under UV light inspection; largest area, approximately 1", not affecting central subject matter. Some paint losses and one hole above subject's right shoulder. Painting has been relined. Frame in overall good condition. 2nd item: Scattered losses to paper with significant loss to left side and lower-left corner; some discoloration to paper. Frame with discoloration and wear with some loss to gilt, largest measuring 1" H x 3/8" W. [See more photos →]

$450.00$550.00
894 Lot 894: American O/C Folk Art Portrait of a Baby American O/C Folk Art Portrait of a Baby Lot 894: American O/C Folk Art Portrait of a Baby

American school, 19th century oil on canvas oval portrait of a brown-eyed baby attired in a patterned red dress in front of a plain background. Unsigned. Housed in a period gilt and gesso frame with anthemion carvings. Sight: 16" H x 13" W. Framed: 21 1/2" H x 19" W.

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

CONDITION: Scattered craquelure. No inpainting visible under UV light examination. Area of paint loss on child's hand, approximately 1/4". Some fleabite losses. Frame with expected wear and some restoration. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
895 Lot 895: American School Oil Landscape with Log Cabin American School Oil Landscape with Log Cabin Lot 895: American School Oil Landscape with Log Cabin

American School oil on board painting, laid on canvas, depicting a log cabin with a wooden fence and geese against a group of trees beneath a blue sky. Unsigned. Includes a laminated newspaper fragment of the end of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, found tucked behind the stretcher. Housed in a burlwood frame with gilt trim. Sight: 6 3/4" H x 9 1/2" W. Framed: 10 3/4" H x 13 3/8" W.

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

CONDITION: Overall good condition. 1/8" x 1/8" loss to top right corner of board. Frame with minor losses and some slight shrinking of wood in lower right corner. Board is laid onto canvas. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
896 Lot 896: James George Weiland O/C, Landscape Painting James George Weiland O/C, Landscape Painting Lot 896: James George Weiland O/C, Landscape Painting

James George Weiland (Ohio/France, 1872-1968) impressionist oil on canvas landscape painting depicting trees and flowers in a field before a mountain range beneath a blue sky. Signed "Weiland" lower left. Housed in a wooden frame with gilt trim. Sight: 19 1/2" H x 23 1/2" W. Framed: 25 1/4" H x 29 1/2" W.

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

CONDITION: Overall good condition with craquelure, areas of light buckling to sky. 3/4" x 1" area at center fluoresces under UV light, does not correspond to repair to canvas. Frame with minor abrasions. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
897 Lot 897: Janet Kellogg Reid O/B Landscape, Road with Trees Janet Kellogg Reid O/B Landscape, Road with Trees Lot 897: Janet Kellogg Reid O/B Landscape, Road with Trees

Janet Kellogg Reid (Connecticut/New York/Wisconsin,1894-1988) oil on board landscape painting, possibly a California or Mediterranean scene, depicting a road lined with trees and rolling hills, cast in afternoon sunlight, with prominent shade in the lower left quadrant. Signed "Janet Reid" lower left. Housed in a contemporary frame with an off white linen liner. Sight: 14 3/4" H x 17 1/2" W. Framed: 22" W x 25" W.

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

CONDITION: Heavy grime and some scattered flea bite losses and very light exfoliation. [See more photos →]

$300.00$400.00
898 Lot 898: Harley DeWitt Nichols O/C Painting, Spanish Mission Harley DeWitt Nichols O/C Painting, Spanish Mission Lot 898: Harley DeWitt Nichols O/C Painting, Spanish Mission

Harley DeWitt Nichols (New York/California, 1859-1939) impressionist oil on canvas painting depicting a large tree and a garden before a Spanish mission beneath a blue sky. Signed and dated "H D Nichols 30" lower left. Housed under glass in a giltwood frame. Sight: 17 3/4" H x 23 3/4" W. Framed: 23 1/4" H x 29 1/4" W.

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

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Frame with areas of loss, largest 1 3/4", to gilt. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
899 Lot 899: Small Emil Carlsen O/B Painting Small Emil Carlsen O/B Painting Lot 899: Small Emil Carlsen O/B Painting

Emil Carlsen (Danish-American, 1853-1932) small oil on board impressionist painting of a figure walking along a coastline. Estate stamp en verso. Housed in a molded giltwood frame with beaded rabbet edge. Sight: 5" H x 6" W. Framed: 7 3/4" H x 8 3/4" W.

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

CONDITION: Some spots of scattered craquelure; a 1/8" chip to upper right corner. Some chips and small losses to frame. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
900 Lot 900: August Laux Oil on Canvas Still Life, Grapes August Laux Oil on Canvas Still Life, Grapes Lot 900: August Laux Oil on Canvas Still Life, Grapes

August Laux (American, 1847-1921) oil on canvas still life painting depicting a large cluster of red and golden-colored grapes surrounded by thick green leaves in a naturalistic setting. Signed and dated in black "A. Laux 1890" above grapes in the lower right quadrant. Inscribed "Delarue", en verso of frame. Housed in a molded giltwood frame with foliate and cable decorations. Sight: 35 3/4" H x 28 1/8" W. Framed: 45 3/4" H x 38 3/8" W.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with scattered minor exfoliation to paint layer and wear to edges of canvas. Canvas has been relined. Frame with scattered minor wear to gilt. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
901 Lot 901: Sterling Strauser O/B Painting, Floral Still Life Sterling Strauser O/B Painting, Floral Still Life Lot 901: Sterling Strauser O/B Painting, Floral Still Life

Sterling Strauser (Pennsylvania, 1907-1995) oil on board still life painting depicting a vase of flowers against a brown background, rendered in a heavy impasto technique. Signed "Strauser" lower left. Housed in a giltwood frame with pierced corners and centers. Sight: 9 1/4" H x 7 1/4" W. Framed: 13" H x 11" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of David Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Frame with areas of loss, largest 1/2", to gilt, areas of natural age shrinkage. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
902 Lot 902: Edwin Codman Bronze Bear and Bull Edwin Codman Bronze Bear and Bull Lot 902: Edwin Codman Bronze Bear and Bull

Pair of Edwin E. Codman (American, 1876-1955) bronze sculptures, one depicting a charging bull and the other depicting a bear with one raised front leg. Both with incised artist's signature on the naturalistic base and Gorham foundry mark with edition number on the base edge. 3 1/2" H x 7 3/4" L x 2 1/2" W and 3 3/4" H x 5 1/2" L x 2 3/4" W. Both 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of David Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Both bronzes in overall good condition with old patina and natural expected wear. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
903 Lot 903: Robert Berks Bust Sculpture of Abraham Lincoln Robert Berks Bust Sculpture of Abraham Lincoln Lot 903: Robert Berks Bust Sculpture of Abraham Lincoln

Robert Berks (American, 1922-2011) bronzed clay or plaster bust depicting President Abraham Lincoln. Signed BERKS (with copyright) and dated "58". Mounted onto a brown stone base. Bust measures 11 1/2" H x approx. 6" W. Overall: 16 1/2" H. Note: Robert Berks was known for his highly textured sculptures of American political figures including John and Robert Kennedy. He created the Lincoln bust in the Kentucky Capitol dome in Frankfort.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Barbara K. Lipman, Memphis, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Some chipping to front of hair and to lower right rear. Some chipping noted to left rear vertical edge. [See more photos →]

$200.00$250.00
904 Lot 904: After Desiderio da Settignano Bronze Bas Relief of John the Baptist After Desiderio da Settignano Bronze Bas Relief of John the Baptist Lot 904: After Desiderio da Settignano Bronze Bas Relief of John the Baptist

After Desiderio da Settignano (Italian, 1428-1454) bronze bas relief sculpture depicting a young John the Baptist in profile, attired in a camel hair robe with a halo and holding a small reed cross. Signed "DOA 1454-" in lower right. 18 7/2" H x 9 1/2" W x 1 3/4" D. Late 19th/Early 20th Century.

PROVENANCE: Private Chattanooga, TN collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with significant light-green oxidation and some small spots of corrosion on the subject's shoulder, largest 1/8". [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
905 Lot 905: Attr. Jacques-Phillippe Caresme, 18th c. Painting of Satyr Attr. Jacques-Phillippe Caresme, 18th c. Painting of Satyr Lot 905: Attr. Jacques-Phillippe Caresme, 18th c. Painting of Satyr

Attributed to Jacques Philippe Caresme (French, 1734 – 1796), pen and ink wash with gouache on laid paper, depicting a satyr with two putti at his feet and a large chalice in his hand, with the faint outline of another figure in the background. Sheet has been cut into a circular shape and mounted to a mat with hand painted and gilded surround, inscribed J.P. Caresme with artist's life dates beneath the image. Giltwood frame. Sheet – approximately 10 5/8" diameter. Frame – 20"H x 17 3/4". A note en verso states this work was purchased in Paris at a church bazaar of St. Thomas d'Acquin.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of F. Hamilton Hazlehurst, longtime chair of the Vanderbilt University Art Department.

CONDITION: Significant toning, probably due to being adhered to an acidic support. Not examined out of frame. 6" area of loss to gilding on frame. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
906 Lot 906: Luigi Sabatelli, Head and Hands Study Luigi Sabatelli, Head and Hands Study Lot 906: Luigi Sabatelli, Head and Hands Study

Luigi Sabatelli (Italian, 1772 – 1850) pen and ink drawing on paper, study with male and female heads, arms and hands. Inscription "Sabatelli" lower left in pencil. Label en verso for Margret Biedermann Gallery, Munich and another label describing the work and noting Sabatelli painted neoclassical frescoes for the Pitti Palace, Florence. Sheet is float mounted on a white mat and matted and framed under glass in a narrow giltwood molded frame. Sheet- 7 1/4"H x 9"W. Framed – 14 1/2"H x 16"W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of F. Hamilton Hazlehurst, longtime chair of the Vanderbilt University Art Department.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with some light creasing, toning particularly at edges, discoloration lower left corner, 1/8" tear left edge. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
908 Lot 908: 3 Engravings incl. Rare Portrait & Thommasin, Fire in Borgo 3 Engravings incl. Rare Portrait & Thommasin, Fire in Borgo Lot 908: 3 Engravings incl. Rare Portrait & Thommasin, Fire in Borgo

1st item: Scarce mezzotint portrait on laid paper of Jean Baptiste Descamps by J.F. Rousseau, after a circa 1761 drawing (whereabouts unknown) by Charles N. Cochin (French, 1715-1790). Float mounted in a narrow gilt and ebonized molded frame. Sheet: 10 1/2" H x 7 3/4" W. Framed: 12 3/4" H x 10 1/4" W. Note: Cochin was an engraver to the court of Louis XV. Jean Baptiste Descamps was a French writer on art and artists, and painter of village scenes. He founded an academy of art and his son became a museum curator. Other known copies are in the collections of the British Museum and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. 2nd item: Philippe Thommasin (French, 1562-1622) engraving after the fresco painting "The Fire in the Borgo" (in reverse) by Raphael Sanzio de Urbino (Italian, 1483-1520) originally executed in 1514 in the Stanza dell'Incendio in the Vatican depicting the chaotic scene of multiple figures amid classical architecture fleeing or combating the fire that broke out in the Borgo in Rome in 847 CE. Reference to Raphael's fresco on a step at the lower left, Thomassin's publishing line and date at lower center, and dedication to Pietro Lanzi and motto at the lower right all in Latin. Little Gallery Framer's sticker label, en verso. Mounted on paper and housed under glass in a modern wooden frame. Plate: 17 1/4" H x 22 3/4" W. Sight: 20 1/2" H x 25 1/2" W. Frame: 22 3/4" H x 27 3/4" W. Circa 1610. 3rd item: 18th century engraved portrait on laid paper of an unidentified subject, artist unknown. The subject is depicted in early 18th century wig and clothing, standing in a naturalistic background and holding a telescope. Unframed. 10 7/8" H x 7 1/4" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of F. Hamilton Hazlehurst, longtime chair of the Vanderbilt University Art Department.

CONDITION: 1st item Foxing and toning; losses to lower right edge, two tears (largest 3/4") to lower margin. 2nd item: Scattered creasing and tears to edges, largest measuring 1 1/2" L. Losses to paper at edges, does not effect image. 3rd item: Margins trimmed, otherwise very good condition with some light toning and foxing. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
909 Lot 909: Follower of John Hoppner O/C Portrait of a Gentleman Follower of John Hoppner O/C Portrait of a Gentleman Lot 909: Follower of John Hoppner O/C Portrait of a Gentleman

Follower of John Hoppner (English, 1758-1810) oil on canvas three-quarter length portrait of a a middle-aged man with white hair, dressed in a white cravat and a high-collared black coat against a dark brown background. Unsigned. Housed in a molded giltwood frame with foliate and scroll decorations. Sight: 22 7/8" H x 19 3/8" W. Frame: 35 1/8" H x 31 1/2" W. English, early 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of David B. Person, Holly Springs, Mississippi.

CONDITION: Overall craquelure, minor scattered exfoliation, scattered spots of blooming varnish. Minor areas of inpainting evident under UV inspection along the subject's left cheek, to the left of the mouth, and in the background by the subject's right ear. Frame with significant losses to molding and gilt, largest measuring 2 3/8" H x 2 3/4" W. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
910 Lot 910: 2 Gothic Style Paintings, incl. Speke Hall, Lancashire 2 Gothic Style Paintings, incl. Speke Hall, Lancashire Lot 910: 2 Gothic Style Paintings, incl. Speke Hall, Lancashire

1st item: English School, 19th century, oil on board painting depicting a vast room in the interior of a Tudor Manor house, identified by inscription en verso as Speke Hall in Lancashire, England (built in 1583). The painting portrays figures seated at tables at the edge of the room, illuminated by sunlight from large windows and a blazing hearth; ornate paneling and cross-ribbed ceiling decoration surrounds the subjects, while the center of the room sits empty. Unsigned. Pencil inscription on board en verso reads "Speke Hall Lancashire, 1713". Housed in an ornate antique giltwood and gesso frame with lattice, ribbon, and acanthus moldings. Sight: 7 1/2" H x 10 1/2" W. Framed: 12" H x 15 1/2" W.
2nd item: European School, 19th century, oil on canvas painting depicting the kidnapping of a lady. A Moorish or Oriental male figure drags a female figure in a pink dress by the hair into a narrow doorway at knife point, while two knights, also brandishing swords, approach through a columned Gothic arch; a white horse and a distant landscape are visible in the background. Unsigned. Housed in a molded ebonized giltwood frame with anthemion and gadroon moldings. Sight: 12 1/4" H x 9" W. Frame: 18 5/8" H x 15 3/8" W. Mid to late 19th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee estate.

CONDITION: 1st item: Craquelure throughout; one area of inpainting in upper right quadrant, visible under UV light inspection, approximately 1.5". 2nd item: Overall craquelure with scattered minute losses to paint, largest measuring 1/8" H x 1/8" W. Areas fluoresce under UV light, largest measuring 3/8" H x 1/8" W. Canvas has been relined and laid on board; stretchers possibly replaced. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
911 Lot 911: 5 18th Cent. Marine Engravings, incl. T. Major, J. Boyndell 5 18th Cent. Marine Engravings, incl. T. Major, J. Boyndell Lot 911: 5 18th Cent. Marine Engravings, incl. T. Major, J. Boyndell

Five (5) English copperplate engravings depicting maritime scenes, including three (3) by Thomas Major (United Kingdom, 1720-1799) and two (2) by John Boydell (United Kingdom, 1720-1804), after various artists, published in London, circa 1749-52. Each depicts reproductions of paintings or views of towns, including Hammersmith, a district of west London. Artist and engraver information, lower left and right below image, title and publication information, centered below image. All items unframed. Plates ranging from 10 3/8" H x 12 1/8" W to 11 7/8" H x 16 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Middle Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with foxing spots, toning, areas of dampstaining, pencil inscriptions. Boydell Hammersmith engraving with crease, tears, largest 1 1/2", paperclip rust stain, top left. Four engravings with old brown paper tape to left edges of sheet. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
912 Lot 912: J. Baptiste Monnoyer Floral Engravings, c. 1700 J. Baptiste Monnoyer Floral Engravings, c. 1700 Lot 912: J. Baptiste Monnoyer Floral Engravings, c. 1700

Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer (French, 1636-1699), two (2) hand colored still life engravings with on laid paper depicting baskets of abundant daffodils, peonies, tulips, roses and other flowers. Vander Ley watermark to each. Published circa 1680-1700 by Nicholas de Poilly (address erased on print with tulips), likely third state. Sheet – 13 1/2"H x 17 1/8"W. Frame – 17 1/2"H x 20 1/2"W. Matted and framed in later giltwood frames, under glass. Note: Monnoyer was famous for his artistic depictions of ornate floral arrangements for the decoration of textiles and the interiors of wealthy French homes, including Versailles. Several of his works were published as engravings in LE LIVRE DE TOUTES SORTES DE FLEURS D'APRES NATURE (Book of All Kinds of Flowers from Nature) and LIVRE DE PLUSIERS PANIERS DE FLEURS (Book of Many Flower Baskets) in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Monnoyer spent his later years in England, where he decorated Montague House for the English ambassador to France, and Kensington House for Queen Anne.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Patricia Kiegel, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall toning, scattered foxing, margins trimmed. Some marks to margins. Taped to mats at centers of each of the four sides. Some tears to mats. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
913 Lot 913: Five 18th C. Prints incl. Chauncy & Volkamer Five 18th C. Prints incl. Chauncy & Volkamer Lot 913: Five 18th C. Prints incl. Chauncy & Volkamer

Five (5) Historical English and German copperplate engravings with hand coloring on laid paper. 1st-3rd items: Three (3) engravings from "The Historical Antiquities of Hertfordshire" by Sir Henry Chauncy (1632-1719), Kt. Serjeant at Law, published London, Ben Griffin et al., 1700. Depicts English Manor Houses, including one (1) titled "Temple Dinsley", one (1) titled "Offley Place", and one (1) titled "Widyall Hall", all depicting the architecture, grounds, surroundings, and figures at these estates and marked with the families' coats of arms. One with later erroneous pencil inscription "C. Hawtey, 1700". Unframed. All housed between a paper mat and backing, not adhered to backing. Sights: 12 1/2" H x 16" W. With mat: 21 1/4" H x 24" W. 4th-5th items: Two (2) fruit engravings from "Hesperidum Norimbergensium…" and "Continuation der Nurnbergischen Hesperidum…" published by Johann Christoph Volkamer (1644-1720), Nuremberg, ca. 1713-14, including one (1) titled "Aranzo Con Frutto e Foglia Varigato/Palazzo del Sig. Lucatello a St. Pietro Montagnon" depicting oranges above an Italian Palazzo on a hillside, with Italian inscriptions, and with the artist's or engraver's name "Delfenbach" lower right; and one (1) titled "Aranzo da Portugal/In Hr. Wurzelbaurs Garten" depicting oranges above a German garden, with both Italian and German inscriptions, and with the artist or engraver's name "I.C. Steinberger" lower right. Unframed. Both 14" H x 9" W. All items early 18th century.

CONDITION: All works in overall good condition. Manor prints with some light creasing and all with light toning. [See more photos →]

$300.00$400.00
914 Lot 914: 6 Flora and Fauna Prints, incl. M. Catesby, G. Edwards 6 Flora and Fauna Prints, incl. M. Catesby, G. Edwards Lot 914: 6 Flora and Fauna Prints, incl. M. Catesby, G. Edwards

Six (6) 19th Century hand colored copper plate engravings on laid paper. 1st-4th items: Four (4) prints drawn by Mark Catesby (United Kingdom, 1683-1749), engraved by Johann Michael Seligmann (Germany, 1720-1762) for the German editions of COLLECTION OF VARIOUS FOREIGN AND RARE BIRDS and THE NATURAL HISTORY OF CAROLINA, FLORIDA, AND THE BAHAMA ISLANDS, published in Nurenberg, circa 1749-68. Includes: two (2) bird prints, Table VI and Table XX, and two (2) flora and fauna prints, Table LXVI and LXXXIV. 5th-6th items: Two (2) bird prints, drawn and engraved by George Edwards (United Kingdom, 1694-1773) from A NATURAL HISTORY OF UNCOMMON BIRDS, AND OF SOME OTHER RARE AND UNDESCRIBED ANIMALS, printed by C. Rickaby, London, circa 1743-51. Includes one (1) Plate 142: The Red Coot-footed Tringa and one (1) Plate 251: Otis Minor, Canne-Petiere, The Field Duck. All housed and matted under glass in near matching giltwood frames. Sights approximately: 13 3/4" H x 9 7/8" W. Framed: 19 3/4" H x 14 1/4" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, TN Collection.

CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with light toning, scattered minute foxing spots. Not examined outside of frames. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
915 Lot 915: 2 British Paintings with Horses, incl. Garraway 2 British Paintings with Horses, incl. Garraway Lot 915: 2 British Paintings with Horses, incl. Garraway

1st item: Edward Garraway (United Kingdom, active 19th Century) oil on canvas equestrian painting titled "Polly" depicting a brown mare in a stable setting. Signed and dated "E Garraway 1890" lower right, and titled lower center. Label en verso of stretcher for Michael Deasy Antiques, Brighton, England. Housed in a molded giltwood frame. Sight: 9 7/8" H x 11 3/4" W. Framed: 11 3/4" H x 13 3/4" W. 2nd item: Scottish School, 19th century watercolor landscape on paper painting depicting a figure riding a horse toward a mountain, beneath a stormy sky. Signed with monogram, "JCB," lower right. Old Edinburgh label and Traquair House Antiques label en verso, plus framer's label. Housed under glass in a carved gilt wood frame with a black trim, an off white linen liner, and a wooden fillet. Sight: 3 1/4" H x 4 3/4" W. Framed: 13" H x 14 1/2" W.

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

CONDITION: 1st item: Canvas with craquelure, buckling. 2 punctures, largest 5/8", to canvas. Four areas of repair, largest 3 1/2" x 2 1/4", visible en verso of canvas with corresponding areas of inpainting. Stretcher is loose in frame. 2nd item: Overall very good condition. Frame with minor abrasions. Not examined out of frame. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
916 Lot 916: Oil on Canvas Marsh Landscape Painting with Duck, Danish School Oil on Canvas Marsh Landscape Painting with Duck, Danish School Lot 916: Oil on Canvas Marsh Landscape Painting with Duck, Danish School

Oil on canvas marsh scene painting depcting a mallard in flight. Signed "CHR-N-25" in red lower right. Housed in a giltwood frame with carved fruit and nut decoration. Sight: 18 1/4"H x 25 3/4" W. Framed: 25 1/2" H x 33" W. Danish school, early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.

CONDITION: Canvas overall very good condition with craquelure. Painting is loose in frame. Frame with significant losses to carving and gilt decoration to right side, largest 3 1/2". [See more photos →]

$300.00$400.00
917 Lot 917: John Gray O/C Portrait Painting of Spaniel John Gray O/C Portrait Painting of Spaniel Lot 917: John Gray O/C Portrait Painting of Spaniel

John Gray (United Kingdom, 20th century) oil on canvas portrait of a King Charles Spaniel standing in front of a dark backdrop with trees and shrubbery. Signed "John Gray" lower right. Housed in a contemporary molded gilt wood frame. Sight: 16 3/4" H x 19 1/2" W. Framed: 26 1/2" H x 30 1/2" W. Early 20th century.

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

$400.00$500.00
918 Lot 918: Austrian School O/C Royal Portrait of Maria Theresa Austrian School O/C Royal Portrait of Maria Theresa Lot 918: Austrian School O/C Royal Portrait of Maria Theresa

Austrian school oil on canvas royal portrait of Maria Theresa, the Hapsburg Queen of Austria from 1740-1780. Subject is attired in an ornate blue gown with detailed lace decoration and a green fur cloak, holding a scepter on a pillow with crowned jewels and surrounded by red drapery, architectural forms and carved gilt furniture. Housed in a giltwood frame with acanthus leaf carving and fluted molding. Sight: 36" H X 31 1/2" W. Framed: 43 1/2" H x 39 1/2" W. European, late 19th century.

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

CONDITION: Small areas of in-painting in upper right hand corner, visible under black light inspection. Largest area approximately 2.5" Some fleabite losses. Minor abrasions and significant losses to acanthus leaf carving on frame. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
919 Lot 919: After Sir Joshua Reynolds O/C, The Age of Innocence After Sir Joshua Reynolds O/C, The Age of Innocence Lot 919: After Sir Joshua Reynolds O/C, The Age of Innocence

English School, 19th century oil on canvas painting after "A Little Girl" or "The Age of Innocence" by Sir Joshua Reynolds (United Kingdom, 1723-1792) now in the Tate Gallery, London. The subject, a young barefoot female child is depicted seated in a landscape setting with her legs tucked beneath her, and dressed in a white dress with a pink sash and a pink ribbon with a bow in her hair. Unsigned. Stamp en verso reading "George Rowney & Co, 52 Rathbone Place & 29 Oxford St, W1 London". Housed in a pierced giltwood frame with palmette carved sight edge and foliate carved outer edge. Sight: 14 1/4" H x 11 3/4" W. Frame: 20" H x 17 1/4" W. 19th century. Note: Formerly sold on March 2, 2002 by Christie's of London, Lot 502.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of David B. Person, Holly Springs, Mississippi.

CONDITION: Overall surface grime and craquelure. Abrasions to paint edges, particularly the left edge. Losses to paint layer above figure's head, largest measuring 3/8" H x 3/8" W. Evidence of inpainting or restoration under UV inspection, particularly in the upper background and figure's hair. Previous repair evident en verso of canvas. Frame with significant losses to gilt and carving, largest measuring 1 1/2" H x 5 1/4" W. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
921 Lot 921: 2 O/B French Landscapes, signed Lubin 2 O/B French Landscapes, signed Lubin Lot 921: 2 O/B French Landscapes, signed Lubin

Two (2) oil on board landscape paintings. attributed to Jules Desire Lubin (France, b. 1854) or Jean Lubin (French, 19th c.). 1st item: Oil on board painting depicting two figures on a rural road with a village in the background. Inscribed lower right: “a l’ami J. Camille Chaigneau. J Lubin, 1895”. Housed in a carved, giltwood frame. Sight: 7 1/4″ H x 10″ W. Framed: 14″ H x 16 1/2″ W. 2nd item: Oil on board painting depicting two figures in a heavily wooded landscape, walking across a bridge and pausing to peer over the side. Signed “Jean Lubin, A. 1875″ lower right. Housed in a carved, giltwood frame with bead course and egg and dart decoration. Sight: 21″ H x 14 1/4″ W. Framed: 30 1/2″ H x 23 3/4″ W. Note: These paintings were a gift from the artist Jean or Jules Lubin to his friend, the French writer and mysticist Mr. J. Camille Chaigneau. They descended to Chaigneau’s granddaughter, Vicki Rideaux Meche.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Dr. Andrew Wilkerson, by descent from the estate of Vernon and Vicki Meche, Iron City, Tennessee.

CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with some abrasion to perimeter. Signature/Inscription possibly added later. 2nd item: Craquelure and light inpainting throughout including one significant area above bridge on right hand side, approximately 1”. Painting has been relined. Signature possibly added later. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
922 Lot 922: Attr. Mogens Vantore O/C Painting, Woman Holding Mirror Attr. Mogens Vantore O/C Painting, Woman Holding Mirror Lot 922: Attr. Mogens Vantore O/C Painting, Woman Holding Mirror

Attributed to Mogens Vantore (Denmark, 1895-1977) oil on canvas abstract painting, rendered in light impasto, depicting a female figure, possibly Vantore's wife, with short brown hair dressed in a blue robe, seated sideways on a red chair, and gazing into a white hand mirror or fan in her left hand. An abstracted interior with a dark green couch, small table, and window are in the background. Signed possibly "Vantore" in the upper right corner. Handwritten sticker label with number, artist, and designation of "Vantore's Wife Looking in the Mirror" with additional numbering, en verso. Housed in a textured giltwood frame. Sight: 32 1/2" H x 25 3/4" W. Frame: 37 3/4" H x 31" W.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.

CONDITION: Seam between two canvas pieces evident spanning width of the lower quadrant of the canvas with corresponding reinforcement of canvas, en verso. Frame with scattered losses to gilt, largest measuring 1/4" H x 1 3/4" W. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
923 Lot 923: Aurel Jacobescu, O/B Still Life of Vase with Blue Flowers Aurel Jacobescu, O/B Still Life of Vase with Blue Flowers Lot 923: Aurel Jacobescu, O/B Still Life of Vase with Blue Flowers

Aurel Jacobescu (Romania, 1906-1997) oil on board still life painting of an orange vase with blue flowers on a yellow background, rendered in a neo-impressionist style with bright colors and a heavy impasto technique. Signed in blue "A. Jacobescu" lower left. News article about the artist attached in verso. Housed in a painted wood frame. Sight: 25" H x 19" W. Framed: 30" H x 24" W.

PROVENANCE: The Guardsmark Collection, Lipman Holdings International, Memphis, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with minor areas of abrasion, largest 1/4" diameter. [See more photos →]

$300.00$400.00
924 Lot 924: Jane Corsellis Oil on Canvas Portrait, The Russian Dancer Jane Corsellis Oil on Canvas Portrait, The Russian Dancer Lot 924: Jane Corsellis Oil on Canvas Portrait, The Russian Dancer

Jane Corsellis (English, b. 1940) oil on canvas impressionist portrait painting titled "The Russian Dancer", depicting a young female with black hair in a red leotard and red headband. Partially legible signature "Corsellis" in green lower left. Label en verso for Mall Galleries (London) Federation of British Artists exhibition, with title and artist information, along with Nashville framer's label. Housed in an ebonized wood frame with gilt edge and silvered sight edge. Sight: 7 1/2" H x 7 1/2" W. Frame: 12" H x 12" W. Late 20th/early 21st century.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee estate.

CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
925 Lot 925: Axel Soeberg Oil on Canvas Self Portrait Axel Soeberg Oil on Canvas Self Portrait Lot 925: Axel Soeberg Oil on Canvas Self Portrait

Axel Soeborg (Denmark, 1872-1939) oil on canvas self portrait painting depicting the artist illuminated by candle light holding his painter's palette with a candle resting upon it and two brushes. The artist is dressed in a brown jacket and hat with a canvas visible to the right background. Signed and dated lower right, "A. 27". Housed in a molded giltwood frame. Old paper labels, en verso of stretcher, "No. 66" and "5-1927 Axel Soesborg for Arbejder (illegible)", stamped "43". Printout of artist's information in Danish taped, en verso of stretcher. Sight: 14 1/4" H x 16 5/8" W. Frame: 19 3/8" H x 21 7/8" W.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.

CONDITION: Canvas has been relined; edges of lining canvas apparent in frame. A portion of original canvas lifting from lining canvas along left border, measuring 2 3/4" L. Very minor craquelure. Frame with minor losses to gilt, largest measuring 1/4" H x 1/8" W along with minor dent to lower outer edge, measuring 3/8" H x 5/8" W. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
926 Lot 926: German School O/C Exhibited Landscape Painting German School O/C Exhibited Landscape Painting Lot 926: German School O/C Exhibited Landscape Painting

German School, 20th century oil on canvas signed expressionist landscape painting depicting a bird's eye view of a village and farmlands rendered in broad swaths of color. Signed with monogram and date "HR 52" lower left. Exhibit label en verso for Wuerttemberg Art Association, Stuttgart, Germany with illegible artist name and other ink inscriptions, en verso. Housed in a molded giltwood frame. Sight: 17" H x 20 3/4" W. Framed: 21 3/4" H x 25 3/4" W.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with light craquelure, one indentation to center left of canvas (does not pierce canvas). Frame with natural age shrinkage, largest 6", minor areas of loss to gilt. [See more photos →]

$300.00$400.00
927 Lot 927: Italian School 19th century Landscape with Figure Italian School 19th century Landscape with Figure Lot 927: Italian School 19th century Landscape with Figure

Italian School, 19th century oil on canvas landscape depicting a woman carrying something on her head, presumably laundry, and walking towards the rocky bank of a shallow river. Farmhouses and trees dot the middle ground behind her and low mountains rise along the horizon, under a hazy early morning or dusky sky. Unsigned and unframed. 13" H x 30"W.

PROVENANCE: Private Kentucky collection.

CONDITION: Delamination at all edges, affecting front of image at lower left corner, small area upper left. Overall grime. 2" line of delamination and tenting at center, sky/mountain area. Some tenting along stretcher lines. A few scattered white abrasions lower edge and center sky area; white spots in tree line may be intentional (as smoke from farmhouses) or abrasions. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
928 Lot 928: Watercolor Painting of a Military Parade, signed Monk Watercolor Painting of a Military Parade, signed Monk Lot 928: Watercolor Painting of a Military Parade, signed Monk

William Monk (England, 1863-1937) watercolor on paper painting depicting soldiers marching through an arched portal draped with flags from multiple countries, including the UK and France, observed by officers in the foreground. Signed MONK lower left. Matted and framed under glass in a molded giltwood frame. Sight – 17" H x 22" W. Frame – 25" H x 29" W. Note: William Monk was known for his watercolor depictions of ceremonial events including the English Royal Jubilee and the Irish International Exhibition of 1907.

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

CONDITION: Overall excellent condition, no damage noted. Some minor toning to mat. Not examined out of frame. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
930 Lot 930: Russian Lacquer Box and Religious Icon, 2 items Russian Lacquer Box and Religious Icon, 2 items Lot 930: Russian Lacquer Box and Religious Icon, 2 items

1st item: Religious Icon, tempera and gilt paint on panel, depicting the Cardinal Feast Days with the Complete Resurrection and Descent into Hell in the center, 18th century. 12" W x 14" H. 2nd item: Small black Russian lacquer box with a painted lid depicting a structure with towers in a landscape setting, with gilt painted decoration encircling the base of the box. 2 3/4" W x 4" H. 20th century.

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

CONDITION: 1st item: Some surface wear and losses, especially around perimeter. Restoration to central seam. Shrinkage to the wood panels and small areas of paint loss in the center of the work, largest 1". Wood board is somewhat bowed. 2nd item: Overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
990 Lot 990: Pair Cast Cement Architectural Portrait Plaques Pair Cast Cement Architectural Portrait Plaques Lot 990: Pair Cast Cement Architectural Portrait Plaques

Pair of cement sculptural garden portrait plaques, one depicting a figural head with ringlets and a Tudor style headpiece and one depicting a figural head with medium length hair, full beard and wreath crown. Both approximately 11 1/2" H x 11 1/2" W x 6 3/8" D. Continental, 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.

CONDITION: Wear commensurate with outdoor environment including losses to surface plaster and scattered losses and pitting to cement. One figure with loss to nose; the other figure with loss to crown. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
1013 Lot 1013: Nine (9) WWI U.S. Propaganda Posters, Group # 2 Nine (9) WWI U.S. Propaganda Posters, Group # 2 Lot 1013: Nine (9) WWI U.S. Propaganda Posters, Group # 2

Group of nine (9) World War I United States propaganda posters, including Sidney Riesenberg and Burton Rice. 1st-3rd items: Three (3) United War Work Campaign poster titled "Civilians / When We Go Through This We Need All the Help and Comfort You Can Give". Issued by the Jewish Welfare Board, published by Alco-Gravure Inc., NY. Art by Sidney H. Riesenberg. 33" H x 22" W. 4th-6th items: Three (3) posters titled "See Him Through / Help Us to Help the Boys". Issued by National Catholic War Council Knights of Columbus, published by American Lithographic Co., NA. Art by Burton Rice. 30" H x 20" W. 7th-8th items: Two (2) posters titled "Save Your Child from Autocracy and Poverty / Buy War Savings Stamps". Issued by United States Treasury Department, published by Unites States Printing and Lithograph Co., NY. Art by Herbert Paus. 30" H x 20 1/4" W. 9th item: United War Work Campaign poster titled "United We Serve", listing multiple organizations involved in achieving $170.5 million fundraising goal, including YMCA, YWCA, National Catholic War Council Knights of Columbus, Jewish Welfare Board, War Camp Community Service, American Library Association, Salvation Army. 28" H x 20" W. All first quarter 20th century. Note: All posters previously and currently rolled for storage. Shipping in tubes recommended.

CONDITION: All with overall good condition with toning and slight creasing. All posters rolled. 1st-3rd items: Scattered tearing and folding to edges, some losses to corners, and tape repair to one. 4th-6th items: Scattered tearing and folding to edges with tear to bottom quarter of one. 7th-8th items: Scattered folding to edges with tears to top and bottom edges. 9th item: Scattered minor folding and tears to edges, slight loss in lower left corner, and discoloration to lower right corner. [See more photos →]

$250.00$350.00
1017 Lot 1017: Johnny Inukpuk Carved Stone Sculpture of an Inuit Woman Johnny Inukpuk Carved Stone Sculpture of an Inuit Woman Lot 1017: Johnny Inukpuk Carved Stone Sculpture of an Inuit Woman

Johnny Inukpuk (Canada, 1911-2007) carved stone sculpture of an Inuit woman crouched and attired in a thick garment. Unsigned. 10" L x 10 1/2" H x 12" D.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, TN Collection.

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

$300.00$350.00
1018 Lot 1018: John Julius Wilnoty Small Cherokee Stone Sculpture John Julius Wilnoty Small Cherokee Stone Sculpture Lot 1018: John Julius Wilnoty Small Cherokee Stone Sculpture

John Julius Wilnoty (1940-2016) small Cherokee red steatite sculpture of a seated figure with long hair, wrapped in traditional clothing with a carved geometric pattern. Signed on underside of base "JJW". 2 3/4" H x 2" W x 2" D.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, TN Collection.

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

$300.00$350.00
1035 Lot 1035: William Potter Oil on Board Harbor Scene, Kabbleberg William Potter Oil on Board Harbor Scene, Kabbleberg Lot 1035: William Potter Oil on Board Harbor Scene, Kabbleberg

William Porter (Connecticut/Pennsylvania, 1883-1964) oil on board maritime painting of boats moored at harbor with buildings in the background under a blue sky, rendered in brightly saturated hues, loose brushstrokes and light impasto. Signed "William J. Porter". Location inscribed en verso "Kabbleberg, Norway". Housed in a custom wood carved frame. Sight: 15 3/4" H x 12 1/2" W. Framed: 24" H x 21" W.

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

CONDITION: Overall good condition with one area of inpainting in the lower margin. Wear to perimeter of frame. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
1036 Lot 1036: Attr. Charles Gruppe O/C, "Dutch Fishermen" Attr. Charles Gruppe O/C, "Dutch Fishermen" Lot 1036: Attr. Charles Gruppe O/C, "Dutch Fishermen"

Attributed to Charles Paul Gruppe (American, 1860-1940) oil on canvas painting depicting a figure dressed in a red coat steering a horse-driven cart along a beach with two sailboats and another group of figures or horses in the background, under an overcast gray sky. Unsigned. Illegible stamp, en verso. Attribution in pen with additional handwritten number label, and title "Dutch Fishermen", en verso of frame. Housed and matted in a molded Rococo-style giltwood frame with gilt fillet. Sight: 9 1/2" H x 7 1/2" W. Frame: 16 7/8" H x 15" W.

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

CONDITION: Overall good condition; canvas has been mounted to board. [See more photos →]

$300.00$400.00
1037 Lot 1037: Harry Gottlieb Mixed Media Painting, Glass Blowers Harry Gottlieb Mixed Media Painting, Glass Blowers Lot 1037: Harry Gottlieb Mixed Media Painting, Glass Blowers

Harry Gottlieb (American, 1895-1992) mixed media on paper painting depicting three figures dressed in protective aprons during the process of blowing glass, one rolling a bright green vase shape, one blowing into a pipe, and one shaping a pale yellow glass form in the background. Dated and signed "33 Harry Gottlieb" lower right. Housed and matted under glass in a chrome painted wood frame with a craquelure design. Lyzon framer's sticker, en verso. Sight: 13 1/8" H x 18 1/4" W. Frame: 21 1/8" H x 26 1/8" W.

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

CONDITION: Overall very good condition; not examined outside of frame. Matt with some fraying to inner corners, and frame with minor abrasions. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
1038 Lot 1038: 2 Works on Paper, David Burliuk & William Whitney 2 Works on Paper, David Burliuk & William Whitney Lot 1038: 2 Works on Paper, David Burliuk & William Whitney

Two (2) works on paper, including David Burliuk sketch and William Whitney drawing of a Georgia Farm House. 1st item: David Davidovich Burliuk (Ukraine/New York,1882-1967) sanguine or red conte crayon drawing of a man's hand holding a rolled piece of paper, possibly a scroll. Signed D. Burliuk lower left. Framer's sticker label, en verso. Matted and housed under glass in a natural colored wood frame. Sight: 10 1/2" H x 13" W. Frame: 16" H x 19" W. 2nd item: William Whitney (Georgia, 1940-2015) pen and ink drawing, titled "Georgia Farm House." Signed and dated 3/74 lower left. Exhibit label with note "F.A.A. Acquisition Fund" en verso. Matted and framed under glass in a silvered metal frame. Image: 6 1/4" H x 9 1/4" W. Frame: 12" H x 15" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of F. Hamilton Hazlehurst, longtime chair of the Vanderbilt University Art Department.

CONDITION: 1st item: Two 1" spots of discoloration and rubbing at upper left and lower left, near signature. Not examined out of frame. 2nd item: Excellent Condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
1039 Lot 1039: Samuel Armour O/C Large Autumn Landscape Samuel Armour O/C Large Autumn Landscape Lot 1039: Samuel Armour O/C Large Autumn Landscape

Samuel Armour (Massachusetts, 1890-1964) large impressionistic oil on canvas landscape depicting trees in a field with brightly colored autumn foliage. Signed "S. E. Armour" lower right. Housed in an early 20th-century American giltwood frame with carved corner ornamentation. Sight: 40 1/8" W x 34 7/8"H. Framed: 46 1/4" W x 40 1/2" H.

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

CONDITION: Overall good condition with light grime. Frame with light gilt loss expected with wear. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
1040 Lot 1040: Mildred C. Jones Oil on Board, The Prize Winner Mildred C. Jones Oil on Board, The Prize Winner Lot 1040: Mildred C. Jones Oil on Board, The Prize Winner

Mildred C. Jones (American/Massachusetts,1899-1992) oil on canvasboard genre scene titled "The Prize Winner," depicting a young girl in barn, grooming a large white dairy cow while a man, presumably her father, holds the animal's head. A line of prize ribbons hangs overhead. Signed "Mildred C. Jones" lower right. Molded giltwood frame. Sight – 15 1/2"H x 19 1/2"W. Frame – 19 1/2"H x 23 1/2"W. Biography: Mildred C. Jones was known for her portraits of children, still life and genre views. She was born in Scranton, PA and studied art in Philadelphia and in Paris under Henri Royer. She was a long-time member of the Rockport Art Association (RAA). (Source: Rockport Art Association Yearbook, 1940).

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

CONDITION: Overall good condition. Some short errant streaks of white paint to upper half of painting, in background. [See more photos →]

$300.00$400.00
1041 Lot 1041: William Reindel Oil Landscape, Frost William Reindel Oil Landscape, Frost Lot 1041: William Reindel Oil Landscape, Frost

William Reindel (Ohio/Michigan, 1871-1948) oil on canvas impressionist style winter landscape painting depicting barren trees in a forest. Signed "W.G. Reindel" lower right. Housed in a carved wood giltwood frame. Sight: 13 1/8" H x 15 1/2" W. Framed: 18 1/8" H x 20 1/4" W.

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

CONDITION: Overall good condition with light craquelure and light grime. Painting has been relined. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
1042 Lot 1042: Frank Harmon Myers O/C Landscape, House in Trees Frank Harmon Myers O/C Landscape, House in Trees Lot 1042: Frank Harmon Myers O/C Landscape, House in Trees

Frank Harmon Myers (Ohio/California, 1899-1956) oil on canvas impressionist landscape painting depicting a white house surrounded by large verdant trees and foliage. Signed "Frank Meyers" lower right. Housed in a gilt wood frame with velvet liner. Partial old art gallery label en verso. Sight: 11 1/2" H x 15 1/4" W. Framed: 17 1/8" H x 20 1/4" W. Biography: "Born in Cleves, OH, Frank Myers in 1917 became a pupil of Frank Duveneck and John E. Weis at the Cincinnati Art Academy followed by training at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and in France at the School of Fine Arts at Fontainebleau. While on summer vacation in 1926, he first visited the Monterey Peninsula where he painted scenes of the Pacific. He was a member of the faculty at the Cincinnati Art Academy for 23 years and active in Taos, New Mexico before making his final move to Pacific Grove, CA in 1940. There he built a studio-home on Crest Avenue. Early in his career he painted landscapes and portraits; after moving to California, his subject, except on rare occasions, was the ocean √° la Frederick Waugh. He was a vital force in the Monterey Peninsula art world for 16 years, teaching and serving on art juries." Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940".

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

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

$350.00$450.00
1043 Lot 1043: Louis John Endres O/B Landscape Painting, A Farm Louis John Endres O/B Landscape Painting, A Farm Lot 1043: Louis John Endres O/B Landscape Painting, A Farm

Louis John Endres (Ohio/Europe,1896-1989) impressionistic oil on masonite board painting titled "A Farm" depicting a group of small farm houses in a field surrounded by trees, a figure in pink visible behind the building on the right. Signed and dated "L. Endres '25" lower right. Titled, en verso. Housed in a carved wooden frame. Sight: 11" H x 14 7/8" W. Framed: 17" H x 20 3/4" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of F. Hamilton Hazlehurst, longtime chair of the Vanderbilt University Art Department.

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

$300.00$350.00
1044 Lot 1044: Carl Fischer O/C Painting, Figure in a Landscape Carl Fischer O/C Painting, Figure in a Landscape Lot 1044: Carl Fischer O/C Painting, Figure in a Landscape

Carl Fischer (Denmark, 1887-1962) impressionistic oil on canvas painting depicting a shadowed figure crouching in a landscape setting, before a body of water and a late afternoon sky. Signed "Carl Fisher" lower left. Housed in a giltwood frame. Sight: 15 3/4" H x 19 3/4" W. Framed: 20" H x 24" W. 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.

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

$300.00$350.00
1045 Lot 1045: After Kees Van Dongen O/C Painting, Tabby Cat Portrait After Kees Van Dongen O/C Painting, Tabby Cat Portrait Lot 1045: After Kees Van Dongen O/C Painting, Tabby Cat Portrait

Anthony Pates (United Kingdom, 20th Century) oil on board painting after Kees (Cornelis Theodorus Maria) Van Dongen (Netherlands/Holland/France, 1877-1968) depicting a long-haired brown tabby cat with green eyes and a pink bow against a brown background. Signed with monogram "A C K P" lower right. Elgin Fine Art, Bath label with additional pencil inscriptions and black ink stamp, en verso. Housed in a gitlwood frame with black and red trim. Sight: 6" H x 4 3/4" W. Framed: 9" H x 8" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee estate.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Minute paint flake/loss, lower center, to cat's tail. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
1046 Lot 1046: English School O/C Maritime Painting, Illegibly Signed English School O/C Maritime Painting, Illegibly Signed Lot 1046: English School O/C Maritime Painting, Illegibly Signed

English School, 19th century oil on canvas maritime painting depicting two rowboats containing figures at the starboard side of a ship with another sailboat at the port side and a distant ship in front of a hazy townscape on the horizon beneath a cloudy gray sky in the background. Signed and dated "Byng(?)" with possible date 1807 lower right. Housed in a Louis XV style giltwood frame with protruding foliate flourish corners. Sight: 5 1/2" H x 8 1/2" W. Frame: 9 5/8" H x 12 3/4" W. Early 19th century.

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

CONDITION: Overall good condition with craquelure and some areas of thin canvas, some scattered small flakes, notably lower left corner. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
1047 Lot 1047: Oil on Board Maritime Scene, signed C. Beckmann Oil on Board Maritime Scene, signed C. Beckmann Lot 1047: Oil on Board Maritime Scene, signed C. Beckmann

Oil on board maritime painting depicting a steamship with a single mast in the turbulent open sea with the funnel billowing dark smoke into a blue-gray sky and two sea birds in flight. Signed lower right "C. Beckmann". Housed in a molded giltwood frame with carved floral, acanthus, pineapple, and scallop or shell decoration. Handwritten sticker label "B", en verso of frame. Sight: 7" H x 10 3/8" W. Frame: 14 1/2" H x 17 7/8" W. Probably European, late 19th/early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: the Estate of Emilee Barnes Frincke, Knoxville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with minor surface grime. Frame with scattered craquelure, wood shrinkage, and loss to gilt measuring 1/8" H x 1 3/8" W. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
1049 Lot 1049: 19th C. Drawing of Sheep plus Pastoral Watercolor 19th C. Drawing of Sheep plus Pastoral Watercolor Lot 1049: 19th C. Drawing of Sheep plus Pastoral Watercolor

Two (2) works on paper. 1st item: Small ink and pencil drawing on paper titled "Son of Mary" depicting a lamb while two other lambs rest alongside it in grass and shrubbery. Possible illegible signature lower right, Ma—. Titled and dated, "1819" en verso. Housed in a giltwood frame with an off white linen mat. Sight: 5 1/4" W x 3 1/4" H. Framed: 13 1/2" W x 11 1/2" H. 2nd item: Small watercolor on paper landscape painting titled "While Walking with Baby," depicting trees and cattle grazing in a field with rolling hills in the background. Signed "Marley June 23/51" and titled on label mounted to paper mat. Mounted to ivory mat with additional green mat in a molded and painted wood frame, under plexiglass. Sight: 4 3/4" W x 3" H. Framed: 18 1/4" W x 15 3/4" H.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee estate.

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

$300.00$350.00
1050 Lot 1050: 2 Watercolor Paintings, incl. Dalkeith House, Cathedral 2 Watercolor Paintings, incl. Dalkeith House, Cathedral Lot 1050: 2 Watercolor Paintings, incl. Dalkeith House, Cathedral

Two (2) watercolor paintings of interior scenes, both likely British, late 19th/early 20th century. 1st item: Painting depicting a room from the Dalkieth House in Scotland with portrait-lined red walls, blue upholstery and drapes, and a grand piano. Unsigned. Matted under glass in a molded giltwood frame with foliate and bead decorations. Titled "Dalkeith House" lower center of mat. Sight: 15 1/8" H x 11 3/8" W. Framed: 22 5/8" H x 18 1/2" W. 2nd item: Painting depicting the interior of a church or castle with Gothic rib vaulted ceiling, illuminated by sunlight. Vertical pencil inscription to center, "From (illegible)". Additional pencil inscription lower left, possibly a signature or title, illegible. Matted under glass in a fluted wooden frame with bead details and a silvered fillet. Sight: 10 1/4" H x 6 7/8" W. Framed: 18 1/8" H x 14 7/8" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee estate.

CONDITION: Both items in overall good condition. Not examined outside of frames. 2nd item: Areas of loss, largest 1/2", including some minor areas of paint loss to corners. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
1052 Lot 1052: Gunnar Borjeson Oil on Canvas Landscape, Canoe on Lake Gunnar Borjeson Oil on Canvas Landscape, Canoe on Lake Lot 1052: Gunnar Borjeson Oil on Canvas Landscape, Canoe on Lake

Gunnar Borjeson (Sweden, 1877-1945) oil on canvas landscape painting depicting a small canoe moored on the bank of a lake reflecting and surrounded by a dense forest rendered in warm yellows, peaches, and greens with a sliver of blue sky at the top border. Signed lower right GB. Housed in a modern giltwood frame. Sight: 19 3/4" H x 23 1/2" W. Frame: 24 1/8" H x 28 1/8" W.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with wear to paint at top border of canvas and minute puncture to canvas at sky. Canvas is loose in frame. Frame having surface grime, discoloration, and wear to gilt. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
1053 Lot 1053: Theodore Bernard Dahl Oil on Canvas Landscape Theodore Bernard Dahl Oil on Canvas Landscape Lot 1053: Theodore Bernard Dahl Oil on Canvas Landscape

Theodore Bernard Dahl (Denmark, 1886-1971) oil on canvas landscape painting depicting a cottage with a pale blue door nestled amid thick bushes and low trees with sunlit hay bails at the right beside a path shaded by a large tree. A dirt road bordered by wildflowers stretches into the foreground with a low fence, low rolling hills, and a body of water in the background beneath a cloudy blue sky. Signed and dated lower right "Th. B. Dahl 24". Illegible pencil inscription along with stamped and written numbers, en verso. Housed in a molded giltwood frame. Sight: 17" H x 22 1/4" W. Frame: 23 1/8" H x 28 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.

CONDITION: Overall surface grime with minor abrasion to paint layer at right and upper edges. Frame having scattered losses to gilt, largest measuring 1 3/8" H x 1/4" W. [See more photos →]

$250.00$350.00
1054 Lot 1054: Louis Bosa O/B European Street Scene Louis Bosa O/B European Street Scene Lot 1054: Louis Bosa O/B European Street Scene

Louis Bosa (New York/Italy,1905-1981) oil on board painting of a European street, probably in Italy, with one point perspective taking the viewers eye under semicircular archways into a distant narrowing alley with a figure. Signed "BOSA" lower right. Housed in a carved giltwood frame with carved corner elements and a linen liner. Sight: 9 1/2" H x 7 1/2" W. Framed: 16 3/4" H x 14 1/4" W.

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

CONDITION: Overall good condition with some small abrasions, largest 1/2 cm. Light wear to frame. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
1056 Lot 1056: Tage Kluwer Oil on Canvas Landscape, Flat Field Tage Kluwer Oil on Canvas Landscape, Flat Field Lot 1056: Tage Kluwer Oil on Canvas Landscape, Flat Field

Tage Kluwer (Denmark, 1910-1965) oil on canvas landscape painting depicting a bisected scene of a flat yellow-green field with two rectangular bushes in the foreground in the lower half and a hazy blue sky in the background in the upper half. Signed, dated, and numbered, en verso of canvas, "No. 5. Tage Kluwer, June '48". Housed in a modern giltwood frame. Sight: 19 1/4" H x 32 1/8" W. Frame: 23 1/2" H x 36 1/4" W.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with minor surface grime. Frame with scattered spots of discoloration and loss to gilt measuring 1/4" H x 3/8" W. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
1057 Lot 1057: Expressionist Oil on Board Painting Expressionist Oil on Board Painting Lot 1057: Expressionist Oil on Board Painting

Expressionist oil on board painting, mid 20th c., illegibly signed Samant or Samanta (?) upper left and dated 79, depicting mournful figures in a textured landscape setting. Inscription "Jerry Mitchell" en verso. Carved and partially gilt painted frame. Sight – 15 1/2" H x 19 1/2"W. Frame – 21 1/2"H x 25 1/2"W. Circa 1960.

PROVENANCE: Private Kentucky collection.

CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
1058 Lot 1058: Peter Rostrup Boyeson O/C, Abstract Still Life Painting Peter Rostrup Boyeson O/C, Abstract Still Life Painting Lot 1058: Peter Rostrup Boyeson O/C, Abstract Still Life Painting

Peter Rostrup Boyesen (Denmark, 1882-1952) abstract oil on canvas still life painting depicting a bouquet of pink flowers in a blue and white pitcher beside a radish on a wooden table against a mottled blue background, rendered in a heavy impasto technique. Signed with script monogram "PB" lower left. Two handwritten labels, en verso. Housed in a grey painted wooden frame. Sight: 23 1/2" H x 17 1/4" W. Framed: 26 1/2" H x 20 1/4" W.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with light craquelure, slight buckling to top of canvas. 4" x 1/8" gap between canvas and frame, lower left. Frame with minor abrasions. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
1059 Lot 1059: Finn Pedersen O/C Painting, Multicolor Abstract Expressionist Finn Pedersen O/C Painting, Multicolor Abstract Expressionist Lot 1059: Finn Pedersen O/C Painting, Multicolor Abstract Expressionist

Finn Pedersen (Denmark, 1944-2014) mixed media on paper, mounted onto canvas, painting depicting a multicolor abstract expressionist scene. Signed "Finn Pedersen" in red lower right. Float mounted in a wooden frame. Canvas: 16 1/2" H x 23 1/2" W. Framed: 18 3/4" H x 25 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with scattered minute paint flakes/losses. Painting (on paper) has been laid on canvas. [See more photos →]

$300.00$400.00
1060 Lot 1060: Norman Adams Mixed Media Abstract Norman Adams Mixed Media Abstract Lot 1060: Norman Adams Mixed Media Abstract

Norman Adams (England/France, 1927-2005) acrylic and watercolor on paper painting. The paper is lined with events and dates under a layer of transparent paint depicting multicolored abstract forms and black lines. Signed and dated "Image NA '99," lower left. Attributed and titled on plaque. Housed in a custom frame and shadowbox with a mat under UV protectant glass. Sight: 11 1/2" H x 8" W. Framed: 21 7/8" H x 17 1/8" W x 2 1/2" D. Biography: Norman Adams was a prominent British painter of religious subjects and later in his career, abstract paintings. He studied at the Harrow School of Art and the Royal College of Art, and was a member of the Royal Academy of London.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee estate.

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

$300.00$400.00
1061 Lot 1061: Victor Vasarely Modern Op Art Screenprint, Olympia Victor Vasarely Modern Op Art Screenprint, Olympia Lot 1061: Victor Vasarely Modern Op Art Screenprint, Olympia

Victor Vasarely (Hungarian/French, 1908-1997) Modern Op art color screenprint titled "Olympia," the image used as the official emblem for the 1972 Summer Olympics games held in Munich (August 26 to September 11, 1972). The abstract design features a circle with swirling bars of blue, brown, and orange, against a black background. Signed "Vasarely-" lower right, additional publication information, below image, lower right. Ed. of 3000. Double matted in a gilt metal frame. Sight: 32 3/4" H x 28 3/4" W. Framed: 42 1/2" H x 37 1/4" W.

PROVENANCE: The Guardsmark Collection, Lipman Holdings International, Memphis, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with minor scattered abrasions, largest 1/4". Frame does not include glass. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$200.00$300.00
1062 Lot 1062: Henri Seigle O/C Expressionist Painting, Still Life Henri Seigle O/C Expressionist Painting, Still Life Lot 1062: Henri Seigle O/C Expressionist Painting, Still Life

Henri Julien Seigle (France, 1911-1995) oil on canvas expressionist still life depicting a lemon, sugar bowl, and other abstracted forms on a tabletop, rendered with loose brushstrokes and graphite outlines. Signed "Seigle" in pen, lower right. Housed in a contemporary custom frame. Sight: 8 1/8" H x 10" W. Framed: 11 1/8" H x 13 1/4" W.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee estate.

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

$350.00$450.00
1063 Lot 1063: 2 Chinese Scroll Paintings, incl. Warrior, Cat 2 Chinese Scroll Paintings, incl. Warrior, Cat Lot 1063: 2 Chinese Scroll Paintings, incl. Warrior, Cat

1st item: Large watercolor on silk painting depicting a gray cat crouching beneath a flowering tree, watching two butterflies overhead, in a landscape with blossoming flowers Chinese inscription with two red seals upper right border. Mounted to cream colored silk backing. Ribbon handle affixed to top spindle. Old narrow label en verso at upper edge with Chinese inscription in black ink. Sight: 71 1/4" H x 18 1/2" W. Overall: 91 3/4" H x 21 7/8" W. 2nd item: Watercolor on silk painting depicting a warrior on horseback in red armor with birds in flight in the sky. Chinese inscription and red seal lower right corner. Mounted to brocade backing. Thread handle affixed to top spindle. Label with numbering on lower spindle. Sight: 40 1/4" H x 16 3/4" W. Overall: 70 3/4" H x 24 3/4" W. Late 19th/Early 20 century.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Judge John Nixon, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Both pieces with overall creasing, slight discoloration, some wear to edges, slight scattered separation of fabric layers, and water spots, en versos. 1st item with losses to silk border at top left corner. 2nd item with some scattered losses to material at edges. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
1064 Lot 1064: Pair of Chinese Scroll Paintings, Females & Children Pair of Chinese Scroll Paintings, Females & Children Lot 1064: Pair of Chinese Scroll Paintings, Females & Children

Two (2) Chinese scroll paintings of watercolor, ink, and gouache, including one (1) depicting three female figures seated at a table and drinking tea in a small structure surrounded by snow covered trees, a solitary female figure standing outside; and one (1) depicting several children playing a game in a garden setting. Both with rows of black Chinese characters and red seal marks, top left. Both with handwritten labels with Chinese characters, en verso and mounted on beige silk brocade with laid paper backing. Ranging in size from 74" H x 34 1/2" W to 75 1/2" H x 32 1/2" W. Early 20th century, possibly Republic period.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of David B. Person, Holly Springs, Mississippi.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with toning/acid burn, scattered foxing spots, areas of fraying, and creases to surface of paintings and silk. Areas of insect damage, largest 1/4", to top edges of silk. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
1065 Lot 1065: 3 Asian Works on Paper, incl. Edo Period Prints 3 Asian Works on Paper, incl. Edo Period Prints Lot 1065: 3 Asian Works on Paper, incl. Edo Period Prints

Two (2) Japanese Edo period woodblock prints and one (1) Alfred Koehn Chinese illustration book, 3 items total. 1st item: Isoda Koryusai (Japanese, 1735-1790) color woodblock print titled "Seki-dera" (Seki Temple) or "Masked Man on a Boat" from the "Furyu Nana Komachi" (Seven Fashionable Komachi) series, depicting two females standing on a dock and speaking to a man wearing a mask in a small boat. Black Japanese characters, top left and center right. Pencil inscription, en verso. 10 3/8" H x 7 3/4" W. 2nd item: GATHERED BEAUTY: TWELVE REPRODUCTIONS OF FLOWERS IN BASKETS FROM OLD PAINTINGS, compiled by Alfred Koehn, illustraed by Chou Ch'i Liang, published 'at the Lotus Court', Peking (Beijing), 1946. Hardcover quarto, 12 full color plates depicting flowering baskets, hardbound in one quarter red cloth with brown paper sides with a mounted illustration to front cover. 12 3/8" H x 9 3/8" W x 1/4" D. 3rd item: Takehara Shunsensai (Japanese, active late 18th/early 19th century) woodblock print titled "Myoan-ji Temples Ikkokusan and Ichinoya" from AN ILLUSTRATED BUDDHIST HISTORY, PUBLISH 1803. Depicts the Myoan-ji Buddhist temple complex located in Kyoto, Japan. Black Japanese characters, top left, English pencil inscriptions, lower right below image. Printed English label, lower left of mat. Hinge mounted to an off white mat. Sheet: 10 1/8" H x 12 7/8" W. Mat: 14 1/4" H x 17 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of F. Hamilton Hazlehurst, longtime chair of the Vanderbilt University Art Department.

CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with toning/fading. 1st item: Areas of loss, largest 1/4" x 2 1/4", to edges of sheet. Foxing spots with old piece of tape, top left and pencil inscription, lower center, en verso. 2nd item: Covers in overall good condition with areas of dampstaining, largest 3 1/2" x 2 1/4", areas of loss, separation, largest 1", to spine, corners bumped. 1 1/4" x 6 1/4" areas of acid burn to front matter pages. Retail pencil inscription to front pastedown page. 3rd item: Overall good condition with scattered minute foxing spots. Small piece of scotch tape joining both sheets to lower center margin. [See more photos →]

$300.00$400.00
1066 Lot 1066: Chinese Watercolor on Silk Painting of Quail Chinese Watercolor on Silk Painting of Quail Lot 1066: Chinese Watercolor on Silk Painting of Quail

Chinese watercolor and ink on silk scroll painting depicting four quail in a landscape with a small stream. Two black Chinese characters with two red seals, lower right. Housed under glass in a metallic silver painted wooden frame. Image: 47" H x 19 3/4" W. Sight: 58" H x 26" W. Framed: 60 3/4" H x 28 3/4" W. 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of James W. Perkins, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with minor creases, waviness, foxing spots, largest 1/2". Frame with minor abrasions to paint. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
1067 Lot 1067: Two Asian Mixed Media Paintings Two Asian Mixed Media Paintings Lot 1067: Two Asian Mixed Media Paintings

Two (2) Asian mixed media on paper paintings, including one (1) watercolor and gouache painting depicting a sedge of cranes flying in front of pink and green foliate forms with a moss green background in the upper two thirds, Asian characters and a red seal form in the upper right corner; and one (1) watercolor and ink painting depicting a male figure with a long white beard and hair, dressed in black pants, a white robe with blue sash, and a blue hair tie, seated before a turtle, Asian characters and a red seal form in the upper left corner. Both items housed in fluted, ebonized wood frames. Sights ranging from: 9 3/8" H x 15 1/2" W to 9 3/8" H x 16 1/8" W. Frames ranging from: 17 1/4" H x 23 5/8" W to 17 1/2" H x 24 1/8 W. 20th century.

CONDITION: Both pieces in overall very good condition; not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$200.00$300.00