Auction of Dogs in Art® & Sporting Art on October 8, 2019
Featured Section of the Sale of American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts
Comprising Lots 110 through 136
NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle held an auction of Dogs in Art & Sporting Art on October 8, 2019 as a featured section of the sale of American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts. Showcased were a wide range of canine paintings, prints, sculpture and decorative arts by some of the genre's most important artists. Art collectors and dog fanciers vied for breed portraits that highlight a breed’s characteristics, sporting paintings that illustrate an animal's working abilities, and charming pet portraits, as well as fine prints and sculpture.
British artist Richard Ansdell (1815-1885) trained as a portraitist, but soon found success as a painter of livestock and sporting subjects, often emphasizing the individual personalities of the animals. The top lot of the sale was a fine example by Ansdell from the Estate of a Long Island Lady depicting a huntsman stopping to adjust his saddle girth while his horse and two hounds interact like companions in the field. The engaging work realized $17,500, surpassing its $10,000-15,000 estimate.
The sale also featured work by Randall Davey, John Gifford, John Frederick Hering Sr., Marguerite Kirmse, Michelangelo Meucci and Susan Catherine Moore Waters.
Next Auction: February 2020
Consignments are currently being accepted for the February 2020 auction of Dogs in Art & Sporting Art scheduled to coincide with the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, when canine fanciers from around the world are drawn to New York.
We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction appraisal of your works of art. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection.
For information, please call Shani Toledano at 212-427-4141, ext 249, or email [email protected]