Past Auction

Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings

Wed, Jan 26, 2022 at 10am EST |
New York
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Sale Total Surpasses Expectations Amid Competitive Bidding

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  • Successful Auction of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings on January 26, 2022
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NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle held a successful auction of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings on January 26, 2022. Bidders from both sides of the Atlantic vied for 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 successful $1,296,150, surpassing the pre-sale estimate of $734,550-1,149,650, with an exceptional 93% sold by lot and 100% by value.

Highlighting the sale was a View of a Dutch Street with a Bridge over a Canal by Willem Koekkoek (Dutch, 1839-1895) that sold for $31,500. Koekkoek is considered the premier painter of cityscapes working in the Netherlands during the 19th century. This Idyllic view of Amsterdam, painted while the artist was still in his 20s, is a classic example of the views that made him one of his country’s best loved painters.

The 17th-century Dutch artist Edwaert Collier (1640-1702) specialized in still-life images of “Vanitas,” a subject that emphasized the transience of life. A fascinating example in the sale included a skull, bones and an hourglass—representing the passage of time—which are contrasted to books and musical instruments—symbols of learning and civilization. They, like their creators, also disappear with time. Intense competition drove the work soaring past its estimate of $1,000-3,000 to achieve an exceptional $12,600.    

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  • Collection of David G. Carter
  • Collection of Norman and Diane Bernstein, Washington, D.C.
  • Estate of Gertrud Levy
  • Estate of Isobel Robins Konecky
  • Estate of Thomas Koch
  • Estate of William Taft
  • From the Private Collection of Jacob and Sylvia Levy
  • Property from a New Jersey Private Estate
  • Property from a Palm Beach Collection
  • Property from a Private Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Property from an Upper East Side Estate
  • Property from The Estate of Dr. Alex Eliseo Asencio
  • Property from the Estate of Frances Brunel LaGatta Shelton
  • Property from the Estate of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler
  • Property from the Estate of Roger Prigent
  • Property from the Hallenbeck Family Collection
  • Property from The Monroe and Elizabeth Dreher Collection
  • Property of a New York Private Collection
  • Property of a Private Collector, Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Property of a Private Collector, London, Fifth Avenue and Southampton, New York
  • Property of a Prominent New York Family
  • Property of an US Ambassador's Granddaughter
  • The Estate of Alexandra Krosta Jones
  • The Estate of June Marston Dyson
  • The Estate of Madelyn Brown Harris

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