Feb 1, 2024 11:00 EST

Fine Art Including Surrealism

Lot 510


Ettore (Edoardo) Forti

Italian, active 1880-1910
Spooling Thread, circa 1900
Signed Edoardo Forti/ Roma (lr)
Oil on canvas
20 7/8 x 32 7/8 inches (53 x 83.5 cm)

Frame: 25 1/2 x 37 3/8 inches

Sold for $14,080
Estimated at $3,000 - $5,000

Includes Buyer's Premium


Italian, active 1880-1910
Spooling Thread, circa 1900
Signed Edoardo Forti/ Roma (lr)
Oil on canvas
20 7/8 x 32 7/8 inches (53 x 83.5 cm)

Frame: 25 1/2 x 37 3/8 inches

The stretcher is nailed to the frame, unable to remove; scattered light craquelure; visible stretcher marks; no apparent restoration.

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Auction: Fine Art Including Surrealism, Feb 1, 2024

  • Successful Auction of Fine Art Including Surrealism on February 1, 2024

  • Affordable Paintings, Prints, Photographs & Sculpture Spanning the Late 19th Century to the Present Day

  • Featuring a Group of Surrealist Works

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle's February 1, 2024 sale in the popular auction category of Fine Art saw spirited bidding drive strong prices. Showcased were affordable paintings, prints, photographs and sculpture spanning the late 19th century to the present day from prominent estates and collections, including the Collection of New York Hostess Alice Mason. Read More and The Manolovici Collection. Read More.

Highlighting the sale was Aube a l'antipode, a deluxe portfolio by René Magritte (1898-1967) that surpassed its estimate, realizing $48,000. The 1966 portfolio featured seven signed etchings by the famed Surrealist.

An eerie Surrealist Landscape from 1960 by Dominican-born artist Jorge Noceda Sanchez (1931-1987) attracted strong competition that drove the bidding to $15,360, many times its estimate of $800-1,200.


Emerging in the early 20th century, Surrealism sought to unlock the creative potential of the unconscious mind. Artists like Salvador Dalí, René Magritte, Max Ernst and others pushed boundaries with thought-provoking works that depict dreamlike scenes and enigmatic imagery, challenging our notions of reality.

The sale featured a group of Surrealist works by such artists as Giorgio de Chirico, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Leonor Fini, René Magritte, Roberto Matta, Joan Miró and Man Ray. Also represented are Jean (Hans) Arp, Anthony Barone, Federico Castellon, Paul Delvaux, James Meikle Guy, Maria Mesterou, Fernand Renard, Theodore J. Roszak, Jorge Noceda Sanchez, Ursula Schneider, Stella Snead, Pavel Tchelitchew, Vinciata and Zush/Evru, among others.

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Paintings & Sculpture: Shani Toledano, 212-427-4141, ext 236, Paintings@Doyle.com
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