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Fine Paintings

Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 10am EDT |
New York
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'Spring Blossoms, Central Park' by Adolph Dehn Achieves a World Record for the Artist


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  • Auction of Fine Paintings on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 10am
  • Over 100 Lots of Paintings with Moderate Estimates
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NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle's auction of Fine Paintings on March 10, 2020 offered a wide range of traditional, academic and early Modern works with moderate estimates. Following three successful sales in this popular new category, the recent auction showcased a wide range of affordable paintings by prominent American and European artists. Exciting opportunities abounded for seasoned buyers and new collectors alike!

Sale highlights included a colorful view of New York’s Central Park by Adolph Dehn (1895-1968) that sailed past its estimate of $3,000-5,000 to achieve $20,000 – A World Auction Record for the Artist. Executed in watercolor and gouache, Spring Blossoms, Central Park is closely related to a similar view by Dehn, Spring in Central Park from 1941, in the permanent collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Jules Cavailles (1901-1977) was born in Carmeaux, in the South of France. While studying technical draftsmanship, he met the Pointillist artist Henri Martin who encouraged him to study in Paris. Cavailles was influenced by the bold and colorful expressiveness of the Fauve painters, including Matisse and Derain. A stunning example of Cavailles’ oeuvre, Le Bouquet de Fete surpassed its estimate of $3,000-5,000 to realize an impressive $20,000. The work expresses the poetic reality of the objects depicted and offers an homage to Matisse in its palette of orange and pink.

Master jeweler Fulco di Verdura (1898-1978) was also an accomplished painter. Attracting a great deal of attention was a diminutive, jewel-like view of Lindos, Greece in oil and gouache that fetched a stunning $11,875, ten times its estimate of $800-1,200.

Among the other artists whose works sold strongly at the sale are Margaret Goddard Carlson, Montague J. Dawson, Henry Gasser, Henry Salem Hubbell, Margaret Keane, Paul Emile Lecomte and Le Pho.

All prices include the Buyer's Premium.


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