PORT SCENE BY HENRY MORET ACHIEVES $145,000 AT DOYLE NEW YORK'S MAY 20, 2008 AUCTION OF EUROPEAN ART

View of Rome's Ponte Sant' Angelo by Edward Seago Sells for $121,000

Intense International Competition Throughout the Auction

On May 20, 2008, Doyle New York held an auction of European Art. The sale showcased works by a wide variety of prominent European artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. With strong international competition from telephone bidders and buyers in the salesroom, the European Art section of the sale totaled $1,313,688 against a pre-sale estimate of 908,800-1,331,700 with 80% sold by lot and 90% sold by value. The total for all four sessions of the paintings auction on May 20 was $5,831,881 against a pre-sale estimate of $4,052,700 - 5,948,600 with a strong 81% sold by lot and 90% sold by value.

NEXT AUCTION OF EUROPEAN ART
November 2008

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A SELECTION OF AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS





Lot 2048
Lot 2048
French, 1856-1913
Le Port de Poulgoazec, Bretagne
Signed Henry Moret (lr) and inscribed as titled on an old label affixed to the stretcher
Oil on canvas
18 1/4 x 24 1/4 inches (46.4 x 61.5 cm)
Provenance:
Knoedler & Company, New York
Sold to a buyer from Georgia for $145,000





Lot 2076
Edward Seago
British, 1910-1974
Ponte Sant' Angelo, Rome
Signed Edward Seago (ll), inscribed as titled on the stretcher and stamped with copyright notice on the stretcher
Oil on canvas
26 x 36 inches (66 x 91.5 cm)
Provenance:
Frost & Reed, London, no. 20542
Sold to a buyer from the United Kingdom for $121,000





Lot 2025
Jean-Léon Gérôme
French, 1824-1904
La Femme au Voile
Signed J.L. Gérôme and bearing an indistinct founder's mark
Bronze with dark brown patina and high polish, the veil cold painted in red, raised on a black wood base
Height excluding base 33 7/8 inches (86 cm)
Sold to a buyer from New York for $109,000





Lot 2041
Alexander Max Koester
German, 1864-1932
Ducks in Early Morning Sun
Signed A. Koester (lr)
Oil on canvas
24 x 32 inches (61 x 81.3 cm)
Sold to a buyer from Germany for $73,000





Lot 2079
Emilio Grau Sala
Spanish, 1911-1975
A Quiet Afternoon
Signed Grau Sala (lr)
Oil on canvas
23 5/8 x 28 1/2 inches (60 x 72.5 cm)
Sold to a buyer from Spain for $55,000





Lot 2005
Jozef Israëls
Dutch, 1824-1911
Woman Looking Out to Sea/Waiting, 1857
Signed Jozef Israëls (ll)
Oil on canvas
28 5/8 x 22 3/4 inches (72.7 x 57.8 cm)
Provenance:
John Levy Galleries, New York
Mrs. T.E. Houston, Cincinnati
Sale Parke-Bernet, New York, coll. Houston and others, April 29, 1943, no. 16, as Waiting for the Boats, ill.
Exhibited:
Brussels, Salon, 1857, no. 574 as Elle attend
Groningen LM, 1858, no. 132 as Wachten
Amsterdam LM, 1858, no. 220 as Verwachting
Literature:
XX, l'Independence Belge, "Exposition des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles", September 27, 1857
E.L [Emile Leclercq], l'Independence Belge, 'Exposition des Beaux-Arts a Amsterdam", October 5, 1858
Algemeen Handelsblad, "Tentoonstelling van Schilder - en andere werken van levende kunstenaars, II", September 16, 1858
Kunstkrokijk, 20, "De tentoonstellingen te Amsterdam, 1858", 1859, p. 72 [J.A. Alberdingk Thijm], De Dietsche Warande, 4, "De Amsterdamsche
Kunst-tent-toon-stellingen in 1858. XIe Brief van Pauwels Foreestier", 1858, p. 403 Dieuwertje Dekkers, Jong Holland, 2, "De kinderen der Zee. De samenwerking tussen Jozef Israëls en Nicolaas Beets", 1986, cat. no. 11
Dieuwertje Dekkers, Jozef Israëls, een succesvol schilder van het vissergenre, diss. University of Amsterdam 1994, cat. no. 3 (ill.)
Exhibition Catalogue, Jozef Israëls 1824-1911, Groningen (Groninger Museum) and Amsterdam (Jewish Historical Museum), 1999-2000, no. 69a(ill.)
Sold to a buyer from Canada for $49,000





Lot 2042
Peder Mork Monsted
Danish, 1859-1941
Sunlit Brook, 1899
Signed P. Monsted and dated 1899 (lr)
Oil on canvas
18 7/8 x 36 13/16 inches (48 x 93.5 cm)
Provenance:
Guarisco Gallery Ltd., Washington, D.C.
Sold to a buyer from Germany for $43,000





Lot 2015
Ludwig Hans Fischer
German, 1848-1915
Bedouin near Masada, 1880
Signed Ludwig Hans Fischer and dated 1880 (ll); inscribed on an old label affixed to the stretcher Aus der Steinwuste von Judea/(Beduinen im Hinter Wald)
Oil on canvas
31 11/16 x 52 9/16 inches (80.5 x 133.5 cm)
Sold to a buyer from New York for $43,0000