Past Auction

Dogs in Art® & Sporting Art

Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 10am EST |
New York
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  • Auction of Dogs in Art® and Sporting Art on February 12, 2020
  • Scheduled to Coincide with the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
  • Featuring Works by Percival Leonard Rosseau, Charles Olivier de Penne, Arthur Wardle, Maud Earl, Alfred Morris and John Emms

NEW YORK, NY -- Paddles were wagging at Doyle's popular auction of Dogs in Art® and Sporting Art on February 12, 2020. Scheduled to coincide with the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the auction showcased a wide range of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints and other objects devoted to dogs, horses and sporting art. Highlights include works by Percival Leonard Rosseau, Jay Boyd Kirkman, Charles Olivier de Penne, Arthur Wardle, Maud Earl, Alfred Morris and John Emms. With competitive bidding in the saleroom, on the telephones and via the Internet, the auction totaled $294,431, with 81% sold by lot and 77% by value.

'Best in Show' at the auction went to a painting of two setters by Percival Leonard Rosseau (1859-1937) that fetched $31,250, surpassing its estimate of $15,000-25,000. Rosseau was born of French descent in Pointe Coupée Parish, Louisiana. In 1894, he traveled to Paris to study art at the Academie Julian. A painting of his wife with two Irish wolfhounds exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1904 was so well received by the critics that he began specialize in painting dogs. Rosseau returned to the United States in 1915, joined the art colony at Old Lyme, Connecticut, and pursued his specialty of painting scenes of sporting dogs. Setters on the Scent was executed in 1910 while he was still living in France.

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  • Estate of Elizabeth H. Fuller
  • Estate of Frances Tower Thacher
  • Estate of James W. Smith
  • Estate of Laura M. Mako
  • Estate of Percy Rivington and Evelyn Sloane Pyne
  • From a Private Pennsylvania Collection
  • Property from the Collection of William Secord
  • Property of a New York Private Collector
  • Property of a Private Collector, New York
  • The Nelson Doubleday, Jr. Collection
  • The property of Doyle New York

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