May 8, 2024 11:00 EST

Impressionist & Modern Art / Post-War & Contemporary Art

 
Lot 539
 

539

Dorothea Sharp

Estate / Collection: An Upper East Side Estate

British, 1874-1955
Above the Blue Sea
Traces of an inscription (ll)
Oil on canvas
20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61 cm)

Provenance:
With Salander O'Reilly Galleries, New York

Literature:
Helen Entwisle, The Biography of Dorothea Sharp - Rock Pools & Sunshine, 2008, illus. p. 80

Framed 24 5/8 x 28 1/2 x 2 inches

Sold for $76,700
Estimated at $15,000 - $25,000

Includes Buyer's Premium


 

Estate / Collection: An Upper East Side Estate

British, 1874-1955
Above the Blue Sea
Traces of an inscription (ll)
Oil on canvas
20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61 cm)

Provenance:
With Salander O'Reilly Galleries, New York

Literature:
Helen Entwisle, The Biography of Dorothea Sharp - Rock Pools & Sunshine, 2008, illus. p. 80

Framed 24 5/8 x 28 1/2 x 2 inches

Relined and then backed by canvas; dirty varnish; edged with taped; difficult to detect restoration under UV light, however, there does appear to be some inpainting along the edges, in the upper right corner, a few spots in the children along the bottom in the lower left corner.

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Auction: Impressionist & Modern Art / Post-War & Contemporary Art, May 8, 2024

  • Successful Auction of Impressionist & Modern Art on May 8, 2024

  • Fairfield Porter's Wild Roses from 1961 Achieves $267,200 as Sale Total Tops $3.7 Million

  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for Future Auctions


NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle’s auction of Impressionist & Modern Art on May 8, 2024 drew spirited bidding from collectors around the globe. Showcased were important European, American and Asian paintings, drawings and sculpture spanning Academic and Barbizon art through Impressionism and Post-Impressionism to Russian works and early Modernism. Offered together with Post-War & Contemporary Art, the sale total topped $3.7 million.

Fairfield Porter – Sold for $267,200
In a direct reaction to the Abstract Expressionist movement in American painting, many artists made a choice to return to representational work. Fairfield Porter (1907-1975), along with others such as Philip Guston, Grace Hartigan and Elaine DeKooning painted landscapes, still lifes and portraits. One such work is Porter’s Wild Roses from 1961, which soared over its estimate of $100,000-150,000 to achieve $267,200. Through flattening of forms and broad expressive brushstrokes, Porter used the vehicle of modernist painting styles to drive the public’s attention back towards representational art.

Other Noteworthy Results
The sale also saw strong results for works by Natalia Goncharova, John Atkinson Grimshaw, Philip Leslie Hale, George Hitchcock, Jane Peterson, Dorothea Sharp, Eugen von Blaas and Vu Cao Dam, among many others.


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