ABOUT THIS CATEGORY
In its three yearly Continental sales, Doyle New York offers European old master paintings and drawings from the 15th through the early 19th centuries. These include works from Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, England, and Germany, with occasional offerings of Eastern European, Scandanavian, and Spanish Colonial pieces. These sales offer meticulously catalogued private and estate property fresh to the market at all price levels.
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RECENT AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS
Senior Vice President, Executive Director, Paintings
212-427-4141, ext 238
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.
Jean-Honore Fragonard French, 1732 - 1806 THE VISITATION
Sold For $280,000
French School 18th Century Antique Wedding
Sold For $278,500
Circle of Bartholomaeus Spranger JUPITER AND ANTIOPE
Sold For $265,600
Gottfried Schalcken Dutch, 1643-1706 THE LOVERS Oil on canvas 30 x 25 inches (76.2 x 63.5 cm.) Provenance: Sir Fra...
Sold For $545,100
Jean-Baptiste Santerre French 1651-1717 THE REGENT, PHILIPPE DUC D'ORLEANS AND HIS MISTRESS MADELEINE DE LA VIEUVILLE, MADAME DE PARAB
Sold For $276,800