Works by European Artists Comprised Lots 1-66 in the November 5, 2013 Auction
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Doyle New York's November 5, 2013 auction of European Art presented fine European paintings, drawings and sculpture of the 19th and early 20th centuries. These include a wide variety of image types, including Academic studies, history paintings, genre subjects, landscapes and portraits. The styles represented range from Neoclassicism to Impressionism to Post-Impressionism to early Modernism.
Highlighting the sale was a vibrant Post-Impressonist view of a garden by Henri-Jean Guillaume Martin (French, 1860-1943), L'Alle aux Geraniums that fetched a strong $149,000, near the top end of its estimate of $100,000-150,000. The work reflected the brilliant colors and scintillating brushwork that characterize so much of the artist’s landscapes after he left Paris to return to his native southern France in 1900. In this composition, Martin, whose technique hovers between Impressonism and Pointillism, deployed brushstrokes of varying length to express the textures of the scene: quick blots of gray tempered by red or blue for the pebbles on the walk; long, gliding strokes of brown to model the trees and the terra-cotta planters; and splashes of yellow to evoke the color of sunlight on leaves. The effect of the whole is a shimmering vision of a garden in southern light.
By Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875) was a small 1865 landscape, La Tour Dans Les Arbres (Soleil Couchant), that sold for $56,250, within its estimate of $50,000-70,000. The work was was painted at the height of Corot's career, at a time when his command of outdoor light and atmospheric effects reached its full maturity. During this period the artist was enthralled by the pastel colors and darkening shades of the early evening, and his delicate treatment of the twilight as it spreads across the landscape in this work epitomises this fascination.
A 1921 view titled Siberia by Leon Schulman Gaspard (Russian/American, 1882-1964) exceeded its estimate of $25,000-35,000, selling for $46,875. Here the artist, who worked for much of his life in Taos, New Mexico, depicts a heavily snowed-in village in the Russian Far East. Gaspard’s evident pleasure in the robust vitality of this frontier town, expressed through rapidly laid-on blocks of white broken with smaller strokes of bright color and vibrating lines, gives this painting an intense feeling of joy and excitement.
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