Auction of American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 10am
Featuring Works by Edward Hopper, Carl Rungius and Frederic Arthur Bridgman and Rare Gorham ‘Narragansett’ Pattern Silver
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NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle held a successful auction of American Paintings, Furniture and Decorative Arts on May 5, 2021. Featured were 19th and 20th centuries, including fine examples of portraiture; Hudson River, Western and regional landscapes; marine paintings and still lifes. The sale also showcased fine American furniture and decorative arts, including silver, ceramics, mirrors, folk art, samplers and rugs.
With competitive bidding, the sale totaled a strong $1,128,929 against an estimate of $725,900-1,138,800 with an exceptional 94% sold by lot and 100% by value.
Highlighting the sale was an exquisite charcoal drawing on paper, Cherry Tree, by Edward Hopper (1882-1967) that realized $53,550. One of America’s great Realist painters, Edward Hopper studied under Ash Can School great Robert Henri at the New York School of Art. The drawing was owned by the Reverend and Mrs. Arthayer R. Sanborn, who resided in Hopper’s birthplace of Nyack, New York.
A painting of two setters from 1917 by Percival Leonard Rosseau (1859-1937) fetched $47,250, topping its $25,000-45,000 estimate. Rosseau was born in Louisiana and studied in Paris 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.
Creating over 6,000 portraits of sail and steam vessels, Antonio Jacobsen (1850-1921) is one of the most revered American maritime artists. An 1899 portrait of the SS Comanche achieved $44,100, far surpassing its $10,000-15,000 estimate.
The silver section featured a group of five Tiffany & Co. enameled sterling silver circus figures that soared past their estimate of $3,000-5,000 to realize a stunning $50,400.
Also attracting attention were several examples of Gorham sterling silver serving pieces in the rare Narragansett pattern, including a soup ladle that sold for $13,860 and a serving spoon that sold for $8,860, surpassing its estimate of $4,000-6,000. In 1884 Gorham set a high bar with the introduction of Narragansett - perhaps their most stunning silver flatware pattern. The nautically-inspired flatware is decorated in the round so that the back is as visually stunning as the front. Named after the bay in Gorham's home state of Rhode Island, Narragansett pattern flatware is designed as a riot of naturally-rendered shells, barnacles, seaweed, starfish and all types of sea creatures.
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For information, please contact:
Furniture and Decorative Arts: David A. Gallager, 212-427-4141, ext. 271, [email protected]
Paintings: Bill Fiddler, 212-427-4141, ext. 249, [email protected]
Silver: Todd Sell, 212-427-4141, ext. 269, [email protected]
Prints: Cynthia Klein, 212-427-4141, ext. 246, [email protected]