The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Gray's auction includes works by Zdeněk Sklenář, Edris Eckhardt, (after) Margaretha Haverman, others
This untitled oil on board painting by the Czech painter, graphic artist and illustrator artist Zdeněk Sklenář (1910-1986) is a candidate for top lot of the auction (est. $20,000-$40,000).

CLEVELAND, OH.- A mid-week auction featuring nearly 300 lots of fine art, furniture and decorative arts from fine estates across the country – highlighted by artwork from the noted Czech collector Jaroslav Mervart – will be held Wednesday, March 13th, at 10 am Eastern time by Gray’s Auctioneers, online and live in Gray’s gallery at 10717 Detroit Avenue in Cleveland.

The full catalog is up and pre-bidding is open at Bidding is also available on and Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. In-person previews will be held Thursday thru Wednesday, March 7th thru 13th, from 10-5; and Saturday, March 10th, from noon-4 pm. All previews will be held in Gray’s gallery. All times quoted here are Eastern.

With a pre-sale estimate of $20,000-$40,000, an untitled oil on board painting by the Czech painter, graphic artist and illustrator artist Zdeněk Sklenář (1910-1986) is a candidate for top lot of the auction. The painting, from the Jaroslav Mervart collection, measures 26 inches by 20 inches and is signed and dated (“’46”) lower left. It was previously exhibited at the Roudnice Art Gallery, near Prague, in 1982.

An oil on canvas titled Still Life with Flowers after Margaretha Haverman (circa 1693-after 1739), the renowned flower painter from the Northern Netherlands, should realize $5,000-$7,000. The original of the vibrant painting is housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The one in the auction, unsigned and measuring 40 inches by 30 inches, was relined twice, heavily repainted and revarnished.

A painted terracotta sculpture titled Head of a Woman by Edris Eckhardt (1905-1998), an American artist associated with the Cleveland School, carries an estimate of $3,000-$5,000. The 19-inch-tall sculpture is mounted to a base with three brass screws and plaster, possibly by the artist. The piece has been signed at the base. Ms. Eckhardt is best known for her work in ceramic art and glass sculptures.

Also posting a pre-sale estimate of $3,000-$5,000 is a watercolor by the American Modernist painter William Sommer (1867-1949), titled Landscape with Houses. The work, signed lower right, is housed in a frame measuring 17 ¼ inches by 19 ½ inches. In 1911 Sommer co-founded the Kokoon Arts Club, to promote modern art in Cleveland. Paintings by him currently reside in the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Two large paintings by Thompson Lehnert (American, b. 1931), an artist widely known for works that often portray figurative bodies but also works in abstraction, are expected to attract bidder attention. An oil on canvas titled Freedom is signed lower right and measures 52 ¼ inches by 45 inches. The other is an untitled acrylic on canvas, also signed and 40 inches by 53 inches. Both should bring $2,000-$3,000.

A selection of drawings by Emil Orlik (1870-1932), the Czech-born painter, etcher and lithographer, will come up for bid. The son of a tailor, Orlik lived and worked in Prague, Austria and Germany. He studied at the Munich Academy, later learned engraving and experimented with various printmaking processes, visited Japan to learn woodcut techniques and taught at the Berlin College of Arts & Crafts.

Orlik’s drawings in the sale include a charcoal on wove paper signed, dated and titled London 1898 lower right (est. $300-$500); and three lots of multiples, to include two pencil on wove paper figural studies, one signed and dated; two pencil and conte figural studies (plus a third study by an unknown artist); and three unsigned figural studies: two pencil on paper, one ink on paper (all est. $200-$400).

Rounding out a few more of the sale’s expected top lots will be several early 16th century woodcuts and engravings, to include a pair of woodcuts on laid paper (with watermarks) by Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528), titled The Birth of Mary (circa 1503, sheet 5 of the series The Life of Mary), and The Last Supper from the Large Passion (1510). Each is monogrammed and expected to sell for $1,000-$2,000.

From the same category is an engraving on laid paper by the Dutch artist Lucas van Leyden (1494-1533), titled The Praising of Lazarus (circa 1508), having a one-handle jug with a quatrefoil finial watermark. The 11 ½ inch by 8 inch work, with pencil notations and an ink collector’s stamp on verso, is estimated to bring $800-$1,200. Van Leyden was a painter and printmaker in engraving and woodcut.

Gray’s Auctioneers & Appraisers is Northern Ohio’s leading licensed auctioneers and appraisers of fine art, jewelry, antiques, decorative arts, rare books, and antique rugs. A boutique auction house with three decades of experience in the art business, the experts at Gray’s now offer traditional real estate services.

Today's News

February 23, 2019

Tate opens most comprehensive survey of Franz West's work ever staged in the UK

VOLTA New York 2019 postponed

Sotheby's reveals designs for its expanded & reimagined galleries in New York

Extraordinary collection of Chinese tomb sculpture opens at the Bruce Museum

Metropolitan Museum of Art announces new appointments

Tiny T-rex sheds light on prime dino predators

Bonhams to hold new African Art Sale in New York

Exhibition revisits abstract works shown in Victor Pasmore's lauded 1965 retrospective at the Tate

Exhibition presents close to forty models for Isa Genzken's outdoor projects since the 1980s

Star conductor Barenboim hits back after criticisms

mumok opens an exhibition of works by Christian Kosmas Mayer

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac opens its third solo exhibition of works by Austrian artist Nick Oberthaler

A recently discovered trove of paintings reveals a troubled artist's passion for creative expression

Gray's auction includes works by Zdeněk Sklenář, Edris Eckhardt, (after) Margaretha Haverman, others

Wadsworth Atheneum brings acclaimed Landline series by Sean Scully to the Northeast

Major survey of the work of Laurie Simmons opens in Chicago

Württembergischer Kunstverein opens an exhibition dedicated to the work of Lorenza Böttner

MARC STRAUS opens second solo exhibition with New York based Swiss artist Liliane Tomasko

Nicole Farhi opens her first ever solo museum exhibition at Gainsborough's House

Chennai Photo Biennale 2019: The second edition of India's largest photography event kicks off

Art Gallery of New South Wales welcomes Miranda Carroll to the position of Director of Public Engagement

The Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger opens an exhibition of Hanns Schimansky's recent works

Innovative exhibition celebrates the work and legacy of Georgia O'Keeffe

Exhibition of contemporary Peruvian art opens at Madrid's El Instante Fundación

Exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum features new work by Oliver Laric

Homework writing suggestions for college students

What about to go to a museum on the first date?

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful