EUROPEAN, AMERICAN, MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART


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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 11am

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Estate of a Palm Beach Lady
Estate of Albert H. Gordon
Estate of Anna Z. Maraffi
Estate of Bernice Tell
Estate of David K. Anderson, son of Martha Jackson
Estate of Frances Wynne Callahan Dalessandro
Estate of Karen Ettinger
Estate of Karl Lunde
Estate of Lisa Sabin
Estate of Roy Brooks Boccier
Estate of Ruth Fulda Wacker
Estate of the Honorable Florence P. Shientag
Estate of Toby Bieber
Estate of Virginia Warren Daly
Property from a Private Collection, Long Island, New York
Property from the Collection of the Honorable & Mrs. Gilbert Gude
Property of a California Collector
Property of a Connecticut Estate
Property of a Greenwich, Connecticut Estate
Property of a Maryland Collector
Property of a New Jersey Private Collector
Property of a New York Collector
Property of a New York Estate
Property of a Private Collector, Pennsylvania
The Collection of Hugh J. Grant and Lucie Mackey Grant


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HARRIET WHITNEY FRISHMUTH'S 1912 BRONZE, JOY OF THE WATERS, SELLS FOR $110,500 AT DOYLE NEW YORK'S AMERICAN ART AUCTION ON NOVEMBER 10, 2010

Strong Prices for Works by Prominent American Artists of the 19th and 20th Centuries

Competitive Bidding on Works Throughout the Sale


On November 10, 2010, Doyle New York held a successful auction of American Art. The sale showcased works by a wide variety of prominent American artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Strong competitive bidding from the salesroom, the telephones and the Internet drove prices throughout the sale.

The top lot of the auction was Harriet Whitney Frishmuth’s 1912 bronze fountain, Joy of the Waters, that sold for $110,500. Two brilliant Floral Still Lifes by the Sea by Russian/American artist David Burliuk fetched $80,500 and $68,500, respectively. Selling very strongly was Herbert Haseltine’s bullfighting bronze, Un Puyazo, that achieved $62,500.

NEXT AMERICAN ART AUCTION: MAY 2011
Doyle New York's next auction of American Art is scheduled for May 2011. Consignments are currently being accepted. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection.


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Lot 234
Harriet Whitney Frishmuth
American, 1880-1980
Joy of the Waters, 1912
Signed Harriet W. Frishmuth, dated 1912 and stamped with foundry mark Roman Bronze Works, Inc., New York on the base
Bronze with green patina
Height 72 inches

C Property of a Greenwich, Connecticut Estate
Sold For $110,500
Lot 263
David Davidovich Burliuk
Russian/American, 1882-1967
Still Life by the Sea, 1948
Signed Burliuk (ll) and dated 1948 (lr)
Oil on canvas
33 x 24 inches


Sold For $80,500
Lot 262
David Burliuk
Russian/American, 1882-1967
Floral Still Life by the Sea
Signed Burliuk (lr)
Oil on canvas
30 1/4 x 24 inches
Provenance:
Vera Lazuk Gallery, Cold Spring Harbor, New York

C Estate of a Palm Beach Lady
Sold For $68,500
Lot 242
Herbert Haseltine
American, 1877-1962
Un Puyazo, 1912
Signed Herbert Haseltine, dated 1912, numbered 3 and stamped with foundry mark Valsuani/Fondeur on the base
Bronze with golden brown patina
21 x 21 x 13 inches


Sold For $62,500
Lot 207
William Aiken Walker
American, 1838-1921
'What am dat Expersishon?', The Levee, New Orleans
Signed with conjoined initials WAWalker (ll)
Oil on canvas
18 x 10 1/8 inches

Provenance:
Bland Gallery, Inc., New York

Exhibited:
New York, Bland Gallery, Exhibition of Southern Genre Paintings by William Aiken Walker, 1838-1921, Feb. 26-Mar. 16, 1940, no. 1.

A letter of authentication from Robert M. Hicklin, Jr. accompanies this lot.

The title of this exceptional work by William Aiken Walker seems incomprehensible at first. The painting was identified by this title, undoubtedly devised by Walker himself, when it was included in a landmark 1940 exhibition at Bland Gallery, Inc., that introduced the artist's work to a broader American audience.

The painting is undated, but it relates very closely to another, smaller, painting by Walker bearing a nearly identical title, Whar am de Expersishon, owned since 1954 by the Historic New Orleans Collection. Dating between 1884 and 1885, that work, painted in oil on brass, depicts an African-American man on the levee at the port of New Orleans with steamboats docked in the background. Carrying a bag and umbrella and wearing ragged clothing, he is looking for the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition, which was held in New Orleans from December 1884 to June 1885. The fair covered 249 acres, stretching from St. Charles Avenue to the Mississippi River, and was notable in that it could be entered directly by railway, steamboat, or ocean-going ship. The concept of a world's fair was first proposed by the Cotton Planters Association. The name World Cotton Centennial referred to the earliest surviving record of the export of a shipment of cotton from the United States to England in 1784.

The present work depicts a closely related scene on the levee, but is more complex, including a pipe-smoking woman as well as a man. Here the man is similarly positioned and carries what appears to be the same bag as in the smaller composition, but he wears a different hat. Both paintings feature bales of cotton to the left and a steamboat to the right. Both scenes may depict the Exposition Wharf, from which visitors could access the fairgrounds, the evident destination for the couple in this painting.

It is likely that both works, documenting a specific episode in the history of New Orleans, were executed during the same period.


C Property of a New York Estate
Sold For $46,875
Lot 239
Arthur Garfield Dove
American, 1880-1946
Canandaigua Outlet, 1934
Dated 34 and inscribed as titled in the artist's hand on a label affixed to the reverse
Watercolor and crayon on paper
10 1/2 x 13 1/4 inches; image 8 1/2 x 10 5/8 inches

Provenance:
Estate of the artist
The Downtown Gallery, New York
Nelson Rockefeller (acquired December 26, 1954)
Berent Friele, Bronxville, New York, by gift
Thence by descent to the present owner

Exhibited:
New York City, An American Place, 1935 (possibly)

Having left his native Geneva, New York, many years before, Arthur Dove returned to his hometown in July, 1933, to help settle his late mother's estate. Obligated by financial considerations to remain there for five years, Dove divided his time among farming, negotiating sales of parcels of property, and painting, as well as making repairs to the farmhouses and commercial buildings in which he and his wife, Helen Torr, lived. His myriad responsibilities limited his productivity as a painter however, and his April, 1935 exhibition at An American Place was retrospective, featuring only twelve oils executed the previous year. Also included were twenty-seven watercolors, not identified by title. It is likely that the present work was one of these, since it bears the label that Dove characteristically employed for consignments to An American Place.

In the catalogue essay, (a reprint from an article in The Springfield Sunday Union & Republican dated April 22, 1934), Elizabeth McCausland refers to Dove's Geneva paintings as "abstract conceptions, transcripts or remembrances of experience translated into designs which somewhat resemble the natural objects from which they are taken but which have taken on also, a higher order and organization than the accidents of Nature permit." She compared Dove's oils to his watercolors, finding that they afforded "a deeper knowledge into the intricacies of the creative process, as well as a useful blueprint by which the structure of the abstract design [in the oils] can be more easily appreciated...In the water colors, too, one gets very close to an essential part of Dove's nature, his gentleness and tenderness, his lyric love of nature."

Dove often ventured beyond the immediate environs of Geneva in search of inspiration. The Canandaigua Outlet at Oaks Corners was a favorite destination. Depicting the site several times over his five-year sojourn, the artist clearly relished painting the amorphous eddies of water and tangled branches, as seen in Canandaigua Outlet, here garbed in vibrant autumnal hues. The present work may represent Dove's earliest watercolor depicting the Outlet.

A copy of the original bill of sale to Nelson Rockefeller accompanies this lot.


Sold For $31,250
Lot 243
Herbert Haseltine
American, 1877-1962
Le Soixante-Quinze, 1920
Signed Herbert Haseltine, dated 1920 and stamped with foundry mark A. Valsuani Cire Perdue on the base
Bronze with dark brown patina
13 1/8 x 50 x 28 inches

This lot is accompanied by a wooden display table, 30 3/4 x 63 x 15 inches.


Sold For $30,000
Lot 270
Orville Bulman
American, 1904-1978
Course Furieux, 1958
Signed Bulman (lr); signed Orville Bulman, dated 1958 and inscribed as titled on the reverse
Oil on canvas
20 1/8 x 22 1/8 inches

C Property of a Greenwich, Connecticut Estate
Sold For $28,125