Past Auction

Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture

Wed, Jun 03, 2020 at 10am EDT |
New York
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Sale Total Soared to $365,813 Far Surpassing the Estimate of $163,500-267,900

  • Auction of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture on June 3, 2020
  • Sale Total Soared to $365,813 Far Surpassing the Estimate of $163,500-267,900
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NEW YORK, NY -- On June 3, 2020, Doyle held a highly successful auction of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture. Showcased were a wide range of landscapes, still lifes, portraits and religious subjects by European artists from the Renaissance to the 19th century.

With competitive international bidding, the sale totaled a stunning $365,813, far surpassing the pre-sale estimate of $163,500-267,900 with a strong 88% sold by lot and 93% by value.

Portrait of Charles Frederick Worth

Highlighting the sale was an 1893 portrait of Charles Frederick Worth by French artist Emile Friant (1863-1932) that achieved $53,125, more than doubling its estimate of $15,000-20,000. Referred to as the father of haute couture, Worth dominated French dressmaking in the late 19th century and dressed the era’s most fashionable women on both sides of the Atlantic. The portrait was painted only two years before his death and was consigned to auction by one of his descendants.  Read More

Old Master Drawings from the Estate of Robin R. Henry

Ottavio Maria Leone (1578-1630) was the most sought-after portrait draftsman in Rome in the early 17th century. His exquisite likenesses in black chalk are noted for their silvery tonality and the elegance of their execution. Property from the Estate of Robin R. Henry, the two portrait drawings by Leoni offered in the sale superbly exemplified Leoni’s best work in this vein. A Portrait of a Gentleman Wearing a Ruff in exceptionally fine condition soared to a breathtaking $50,000, ten times its estimate of $3,000-5,000. Its companion, a classic Leoni Portrait of a Lady, sold for $18,750, just over its $10,000-15,000 estimate.

From the same Estate was a portrait in black chalk heightened with white attributed to Louis-Leopold Boilly. The drawing depicted Simon Chenard, one of the most popular actors and singers of the day. Determined bidders drove the work far past its estimate of $600-900 to a staggering $17,500.

All prices include the Buyer’s Premium.

A Deeper Dive

Read a group of scholarly essays profiling highlights of the auction of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture.  Read A Deeper Dive

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  • Estate of a Westchester Private Collector
  • Estate of Janine Metz
  • Estate of JoAnn E. Macbeth
  • Estate of Laura M. Mako
  • Estate of Patricia Patterson
  • Estate of Pauline Ireland, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Estate of Robin R. Henry
  • Estate of Steven R. Gross
  • Property from the Collection of Mary Helen McCoy
  • Property of a Morristown, NJ Private Collection
  • Property of an Elegant Lady
  • Property of Mary Helen McCoy Fine Antiques and Interiors

A Selection of Auction Highlights