European Art

Next Auction

Tuesday, May 6 at 11am
Exhibition: May 2 - 5

ABOUT THIS CATEGORY

Doyle New York presents sales of fine European paintings, drawings and sculpture of the 19th and early 20th century twice a year. These include a wide variety of  image types, including Academic studies, history paintings, genre subjects, landscapes and portraits, from all over Europe. The styles represented range from Neoclassicism to Impressionism to Post-Impressionism to early Modernism. These sale present works from private collections and estates, each carefully researched and catalogued, incorporating the the expertise of major scholars in the field.

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RECENT AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS

Post Impressionist garden view by Henri Martin sells for $149,000!

SPECIALIST

Elaine Stainton

Elaine Stainton
Senior Vice President, Executive Director, Paintings
212-427-4141, ext 238
Paintings@DoyleNewYork.com

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Elaine Stainton completed her undergraduate work in history and French literature at Indiana University, then studied classical archaeology at the University of Maryland, where she received a masters degree in this field in 1972. She worked in the department of Greek and Roman Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, before continuing her studies in archaeology at Princeton University. While at Princeton she studied both classical archaeology and Renaissance and Baroque art, eventually completing her doctoral work in Renaissance painting. She received her Ph.D. in Art and Archaeology in 1978, with a dissertation on the Venetian painter Jacopo Tintoretto.

In 1975, Dr. Stainton joined the faculty of the University of Delaware, where she taught for four years before moving to New York in 1979 to work at the auction house of Sotheby Parke Bernet. Since that time she has lived in New York and has worked for several art firms, including Sothebys, Richard Feigen Gallery, P. & D. Colnaghi, and Doyle New York, where she was Director of the Paintings and Drawings Department from 1984-1993.

In 1993, she formed her own company, Stainton Associates, specializing in fine arts research and appraisal. Since 1994, she has also taught art history and connoisseurship at New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies. In 1994, she was appointed senior editor at Harry N. Abrams, Inc., a publishing house known for its fine illustrated books, where she has edited a number of distinguished art books.

In April 2006, Dr. Stainton returned to Doyle New York as the Executive Director of the Paintings and Drawings Department. As such she is responsible for the appraisals and auctions of important paintings and drawings in the fields of European Old Masters, European 19th Century Art, and European and American Modern and Contemporary paintings, drawings and sculpture.


PAST HIGHLIGHTS

Henri Matisse French, 1869-1954 UN BEAU MATIN D'ETE, 1905

Sold For $1,136,000

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Nicolai Fechin Russian, 1881-1955 The Little Cowboy

Sold For $632,500

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Jack Butler Yeats Irish, 1871-1957 THE VIEW, 1949

Sold For $427,500

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Robert Rafailivich Falk Russian, 1886-1958 STILL LIFE WITH PITCHER AND CHALLAH and FLORAL STILL LIFE: A DOUBLE-SIDED WORK

Sold For $428,000

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Piet Mondrian Dutch, 1872-1944 Foxtail Lily, circa 1909

Sold For $433,000

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