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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 11am

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Including Property From

Collection of Judith Leiber
Estate of William Begell
Estate of a New York Lady
Estate of a Private Collector
Estate of Arnold Kleinick
Estate of Francis L. Pagani, Jr.
Estate of Jane P. Shaffer
Estate of Marguerite Gilpatric
Estate of Mollie Schildkrout
Estate of Murray L. Nathan
Estate of Rhoda Graf
Estate of Robert C. Graham, Sr.
Estate of Susan Erpf Van De Bovenkamp
Estate of Waldo Hutchins III
Estates of Angus and Alice Thuermer
Estates of Richard and Norma Flender
From the Collection of The Cooper Union, Sold to Benefit Student Scholarships
Knoedler & Company
Property from the Estate of a Washington D.C. Philanthropist
Property of a California Collection
Property of a Private Collector
The Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation Collection
The Property of a New Jersey Collector
The Rumsey-Harriman Collection; Estate of Mrs. Charles C. Rumsey
The Spanierman Gallery, LLC


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  • Thomas Wilmer Dewing American, 1851-1938 In Pink No 11, 1910

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    Sold for $110,500

    Thomas Wilmer Dewing American, 1851-1938 In Pink No 11, 1910
  • Maurice Brazil Prendergast American, 1858-1924 A Sketchbook, circa 1921-1923

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    Maurice Brazil Prendergast American, 1858-1924 A Sketchbook, circa 1921-1923

          

DRAWING BY THOMAS WILMER DEWING HIGHLIGHTS DOYLE NEW YORK'S NOVEMBER 13, 2012 SALE OF AMERICAN ART

Sketchbook of Studies by Maurice Prendergast Achieves $86,500

Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for the May 2013 Sale of American Art

We Invite You to Contact Us for a Complimentary Auction Evaluation of Your Paintings and Sculpture


The November 13, 2012 sale of American Art at Doyle New York offered important paintings and sculpture by American artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. The sale showcased examples representing a variety of schools, including Hudson River and Western art, American Impressionism, the regionalist schools of California and New Hope, as well as works by expatriate American artists and early modernists. Special sections of the sale offered property from the Spanierman Gallery, LLC Collection of American Art and property from the Estate of Waldo Hutchins, III.

The surprise highlight of the sale was a 1910 drawing of a young woman titled In Pink No 11 by Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938). The work is typical of the Paris-educated Dewing’s Tonalist portrayals of the female figure. Executed in pastel, charcoal and pencil on brown paper, the sketch sold for $110,500, many times its estimate of $15,000-20,000.

Also noteworthy was the only fully bound sketchbook of studies by Maurice Brazil Prendergast (1858-1924) not included in a museum collection. Comprising 130 pages, the extraordinary sketchbook included brilliantly colored watercolors and deft studies of daily life depicted with the verve and spontaneity that make Prendergast‘s work so enchanting.  On the whole, the sketches appear to have been executed in the general vicinity of Cape Ann, Gloucester and Marblehead, MA. One work was inscribed "Public Garden," presumably referring to the Boston Public Garden. Consigned by the Spanierman Gallery, LLC Collection of American Art, the sketchbook surpassed its estmate of $50,000-70,000, fetching $86,500.

All prices include the Buyer's Premium.


NEXT AMERICAN ART AUCTION: MAY 8, 2013
Doyle New York's next auction of European Art is scheduled for May 8, 2013. 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. For information, please call Ann DePietro at 212-427-4141, ext. 249, or email paintings@DoyleNewYork.com

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Lot 301
Thomas Wilmer Dewing
American, 1851-1938
In Pink No 11, 1910
Signed T. W. Dewing and numbered 11 (lc); bears title on Montross Gallery label on the reverse
Pastel, chalk and graphite pencil on brown paper
10 1/4 x 7 inches

Provenance:
Anson Conger Goodyear, Buffalo, NY, by purchase from Montross Gallery, New York, probably 1911
Gift to his wife, Mary Forman Goodyear, before 1940, the date per her son Stephen Goodyear, who indicated that she likely gave the pastel away

Exhibited:
Buffalo, NY, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Collection of Drawings lent by Mr. and Mrs. Anson C. Goodyear, Sep.29-Oct. 21, 1923, no. 27, as In Pink

Literature:
May 17 1910 pastel no 11 finished framed & sent to Montross named 'in Pink' May 31 1911 sold by Montross, Dewing Daybooks (the artist's studio records, archived in the papers of a descendant)
A. Conger Goodyear, Card File, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y., no. 37, unknown date;
"Collection of Drawings Lent to the Albright Art Gallery by Mr. and Mrs. Anson C. Goodyear," Academy Notes (BFAA), vol. 18 (Jul.-Dec. 1923), pp. 61, illus. 58 in an installation

The present work is included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonne of the work of Thomas Wilmer Dewing in preparation by Susan A. Hobbs, Ph.D. We extend our thanks to Dr. Hobbs for her very kind assistance in documenting this work.


Sold For $110,500
Lot 405
Maurice Brazil Prendergast
American, 1858-1924
A Sketchbook, circa 1921-1923
Some sheets bearing inscriptions
Various media on paper, total pages 130, including unused sheets; sheet size 7 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches
Images: pencil: 42 (some two-page spreads); crayon: 2 (1 two-page spread) and two test sheets; watercolor and pencil: 11 two-page spreads

Provenance:
The artist
Estate of the artist
Mr. Charles Prendergast, the artist's brother, 1924
Mrs. Charles Prendergast, 1948
Robert Brady, 1984
Estate of Robert Brady, 1986
Acquired from the Estate of Robert Brady, 1986

Literature:
Carol Clark, Nancy Mowll Mathews and Gwendolyn Owens,
Maurice Brazil Prendergast; Charles Prendergast: A Catalogue Raisonne, (Williamstown, MA: Williams College Museum of Art and Prestel-Verlag, 1990) p. 572, no. 1554.

This is the last fully bound sketchbook of studies by Maurice Prendergast not included in a museum collection. This extraordinary work includes brilliantly colored watercolors and deft studies of daily life in the early twentieth century. Harbor views, village rooftops, children with boats, and park scenes are here depicted by the artist with the verve and spontaneity that make his work so enchanting. On the whole, the sketches appear to have been executed in the general vicinity of Cape Ann, Gloucester, and Marblehead. One work is inscribed "Public Garden," presumably referring to the Boston Public Garden. Others bear notations as to color and locale.

Of the eighty-nine Maurice Prendergast sketchbooks, seventy-five are held by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; five are in the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA. The John Sloan Study Collection at the Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, and the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, CT each have one example. The Cleveland Museum, OH owns four sketchbooks and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York has two.



C The Spanierman Gallery, LLC Collection of American Art
Sold For $86,500