Auction of Impressionist & Modern Art on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 11am
Showcasing Works by Prominent European and American Artists of the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries
Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for Future Auctions
NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle’s auction of Impressionist & Modern Art on May 9, 2018 showcased European and American paintings, drawings and sculpture from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The offerings range from Academic and Barbizon art through Impressionism and Post-Impressionism to German Expressionism and early Modernism.
Featured were works by André Bauchant, Maurice Brianchon, Montague Dawson, Jean Dufy, Aristide Maillol, Reginald Marsh, Ernest Etienne Narjot, Maurice de Vlaminck and Guy Wiggins.
Highlighting the sale was Night Suspect (A British Coast Guard Cutter in Pursuit) by British artist Montague Dawson (1895-1973) that achieved $87,500 surpassing its estimate of $50,000-80,000. The work depicts the dramatic chase on a moonlit night by the British Coast Guard, firing a canon at suspected smugglers in the English Channel. Dawson, the son of a sea captain, served in the Royal Navy in World War I, and was an official war artist in the Second World War, painting encounters by the Royal Navy. He is considered the most important marine artist of his time.
Reginald Marsh (American, 1898-1954) is famed for his urban views of New York and the lurid attractions of Coney Island. His provocative Tunnel of Love more than doubled its estimate of $10,000-15,000, selling for $34,375.
Two colorful scenes of fishing boats by Jean Dufy (French, 1888-1964) also found favor at the sale. A work estimated at $12,000-18,000 fetched $25,000 and another estimated at $20,000-30,000 sold for $21,250. Born in the Norman seaport of Le Havre, Dufy particularly loved the sea, sailboats and harbors, and these delightful paintings are classic examples of this theme.
Aristide Maillol’s (French, 1861-1944) major theme was the female body. His work is frequently compared with the intense, emotional figures of Rodin, by his emphasis on classic serenity, which was derived from antiquity. Tête de Jeune Fille is typical of the artist’s mature work, in its strength and calm gaze. Estimated at $12,000-16,000, the bronze fetched $23,750.
All prices include the buyer's premium.
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