Past Auction

Impressionist & Modern Art

Tue, Nov 01, 2016 at 11am EDT |
New York
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  • View of Paris by Jean Beraud Achieves $562,000 at Doyle's Auction of Impressionist & Modern Art on November 1, 2016
  • Works by Prominent European & American Artists of the Late 19th and Early 20th Century
  • Including Property from The Eileen and Herbert C. Bernard Collection

Doyle’s November 1, 2016 auction of Impressionist & Modern Art presented fine European and American paintings, drawings and sculpture from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The offerings ranged from Academic and Barbizon art through Impressionism and Post-Impressionism to German Expressionism and early Modernism. Strong international competition from bidders in the salesroom, on the telephones and on the Internet sent the sale total to $2,441,000 with 73% sold by lot.

Jean Beraud

Highlighting the sale was Devant La Maison Paquin by French artist Jean Beraud (1849-1936) that soared past its estimate of $250,000-350,000 to achieve $562,000. The work is one of several scenes that Beraud painted depicting Maison Paquin. The dressmaker Jeanne Paquin opened her fashion house on the Rue du la Paix in 1891, and it quickly became known for its elegant evening gowns inspired by 18th century dresses. Later Mme. Paquin gained a reputation as a modernist, even collaborating with such avant garde designers as Leon Bakst to create stage costumes.

The Eileen and Herbert C. Bernard Collection

A special section of the sale showcased works of art from The Eileen and Herbert C. Bernard Collection. This remarkable collection was assembled by Eileen (1916-1999) and her husband Herbert (1912-2016) during the course of their 65-year marriage. Its significance lies in the wide-ranging view and refined eye of a drawings collector, rarely seen today; as well as in the freshness of material not on the market in many decades. Highlights included a particularly fine group of works by Fernand Léger. Among them were La Belle Equipe, the Cyclists, depicting the sport most beloved by the French, that sold for $346,000 against an estimate of $200,000-400,000, and Le Bonheur, three figures with bold outlines superimposed with swathes of intense color, acquired directly from the artist’s dealer in 1959, that fetched $322,000 against an estimate of $250,000-400,000.

Daniel Garber

From the Estates of Dorothy and Charles Luke Hilliard was the 1948 work Early May (Old Barn and Apple Tree) by American artist Daniel Garber (1880-1958) that sold for an exceptional $112,500, far exceeding its estimate of $50,000-80,000. Mentioned in the artist's record book in association with this work, Point Pleasant is a town in Pennsylvania just a few miles from Garber's home in Cuttalossa, in Buck's County.

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  • A New England Collection
  • A Prominent New York Family
  • Estate of Donald Brenwasser
  • Estate of Dorothy J. Henry
  • Estate of Elsie Adler
  • Estate of Roberta K. Cohn & Richard A. Cohn, Ltd
  • Estate of Roberta K. Cohn & Richard A. Cohn, Ltd.
  • Estate of Victor Shanok
  • Estates of Dorothy and Charles Luke Hilliard
  • George C. Dillon Living Trust
  • Property from a Private Collection
  • Property from a Private New York State Collector
  • Property from the High Museum of Art, Sold to Benefit Future Acquisitions
  • Property of a Palm Beach Lady
  • Property of a Private Beverly Hills Collector
  • Property of Elizabeth Mankin, Kent, Connecticut
  • Property of the Art Students League, New York, to be sold for the benefit of the Institution
  • The Eileen & Herbert C. Bernard Collection
  • The Eileen & Herbert C. Bernard Collection

A Selection of Auction Highlights

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