Apr 30, 2024 11:00 EST

Prints & Multiples

 
  Lot 156
 

156

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)

Estate / Collection: Property from the Estate of Elinor Ellsworth

LINDSEY ROW, CHELSEA (WAY 20; LEVY 33; SPINK 23; CHICAGO 23)
Transfer lithograph, 1888, on cream laid paper, signed with the butterfly in pencil, with full margins, framed.
Image 5 x 8 inches; 127 x 203 mm.
Sheet 7 3/4 x 9 15/16 inches; 197 x 252 mm.
Frame 14 1/2 x 17 inches; 368 x 432 mm.

Provenance:
H. Wunderlich & Co., New York
H.C. White (purchased from the above in 1898)

Sold for $960
Estimated at $1,500 - $2,500

Includes Buyer's Premium


 

Estate / Collection: Property from the Estate of Elinor Ellsworth

LINDSEY ROW, CHELSEA (WAY 20; LEVY 33; SPINK 23; CHICAGO 23)
Transfer lithograph, 1888, on cream laid paper, signed with the butterfly in pencil, with full margins, framed.
Image 5 x 8 inches; 127 x 203 mm.
Sheet 7 3/4 x 9 15/16 inches; 197 x 252 mm.
Frame 14 1/2 x 17 inches; 368 x 432 mm.

Provenance:
H. Wunderlich & Co., New York
H.C. White (purchased from the above in 1898)

Pale lightstain, matstain, some foxing and other small spots of discoloration mainly outside the image and verso, unobtrusive handling and other creases most visible in raking light, minor soiling at sheet edges, some possible minor small loss at extreme left sheet deckle edge, framed with Tru Vue Museum Glass.

Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact and our Organization shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. Please contact the specialist department to request further information or additional images that may be available.

Auction: Prints & Multiples, Apr 30, 2024

  • Auction of Prints & Multiples on April 30, 2024 Tops $1.3 Million

  • Competitive Bidding Drives Sale Total Beyond Expectations

  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for Future Auctions


NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle held a successful auction of Prints and Multiples on April 30, 2024 that topped $1.3 million, surpassing expectations. Showcasing prints spanning the 17th century to the present day, the sale attracted new buyers and seasoned collectors with fine examples of Old Master prints, Modern European prints, American prints and works by Contemporary artists, in addtion to ceramics by Pablo Picasso.

Roy Lichtenstein
From the Estate of Elaine and James D. Wolfensohn was Roy Lichtenstein’s complete portfolio La Nouvelle Chute de L’Amerique (The New Fall of America), with text by poet Allen Ginsberg, that achieved $83,050. This important work comprises ten signed and numbered etchings and aquatints depicting ordinary imagery which the artist transforms into commentary on contemporary American culture utilizing his signature Pop style. Property of a New York Collection, Lichtenstein’s color lithograph Crying Girl from 1963 realized $60,800, doubling its $25,000-35,000 estimate. This popular image was inspired by a June 1963 panel that appeared in the romance comic book imprint, Secret Hearts, published by DC Comics. 

Picasso Ceramics
Also attracting attention was a group of ceramic vases, pitchers and plates by Pablo Picasso, led by Vase Deux Anses Hautes (Vase with Two High Handles, The Queen) from 1953 that sold for $44,800, surpassing its $20,000-40,000 estimate. Picasso was at his home in the south of France in 1946 when he visited George and Suzanne Ramie at their nearby Madoura Pottery factory and was entranced by their work. The following year he began to make his own ceramics there, eventually creating more than 3,000 objects over the next 25 years.

Auction Records
Among the exceptional results achieved at the sale were a number of new World Auction Records for the Print. These include:
  - Alex Katz, Ada in Hat, Color screenprint, 1990. Sold for a record $17,920.
  - Alex Katz, White Hat, Color screenprint, 1990. Sold for a record $9,600.
  - Damien Hirst, Renewal, Color etching and aquatint, 2009. Sold for a record $8,320.
  - Robert Mangold, I-VII, Complete set of seven color woodcuts, 1991-1992. Sold for a record $6,400.
  - Louise Nevelson, Untitled, Cast paper relief. Sold for a record $6,080.
  - Edvard Munch, Dr. Max Asch, Drypoint, 1895. Sold for a record $5,120.

 

We Invite You to Auction!

Consignments are currently being accepted for future auctions. 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 contact Cynthia Klein, 212-427-4141, ext 246, Prints@Doyle.com

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