DALLAS, TX.- Heritage Auctions
' November 12 American Art auction offers a diverse grouping of 150 paintings, works on paper, and sculpture sourced from private collections nationwide. Highlights include Theodore Robinson's tour de force Normandy Mother and Child (Marie Trognon and Baby), 1892 (est. $300,000-$500,000). With provenance tracing directly back to the artist, and extensive exhibition history, Normandy Mother and Child (Marie Trognon and Baby), 1892 is a museum-quality masterwork by an artist widely considered to be one of American's greatest Impressionists.
"We hand-curated this sale to offer the best of the best," said Aviva Lehmann, Director of American Art, New York. "We worked tirelessly to source stellar artworks from private collections across the country, and anticipate collectors will be pleasantly surprised at what we've uncovered."
The auctions' diverse offerings feature some of the most recognizable names in American Art:
Hudson River School:
George Inness' breathtaking Evening Glow from 1883, depicting a man with a cane strolling across a wheat field illuminated by a fiery orange sunset, marks a turning point in the artist's career and stands as one of his first and finest "aesthetic" paintings ever accomplished (est. $120,000-$180,000).
One of the most sought-after lifetime castings of Frederic Remington's iconic Broncho Buster #17 (est. $200,000-$300,000), this fine example of a Roman Bronze Works castings was sourced from a private California collection.
Walter Ufer's harmonious A Ride in Autumn (est. $300,000-$500,000) exemplifies the vibrancy and poignant realism of the Taos School.
To the Vanquished, considered one of Joseph Christian Leyendecker's best Saturday Evening Post covers to ever come to the auction block (est. $100,000-150,000). Steven Dohanos' The Vacationers, his Saturday Evening Post cover from 1951, perfectly turns small-town life into a charming and memorable masterpiece (est. $50,000-$70,000).
Green Meadow, 1957 (est. $80,000-$120,000), by Milton Avery was executed during a time of transition to simplified forms and blocks of color that we have come to associate with the artist's most notable works.
Making a rare appearance at auction is Morton Schamberg's Untitled, from the Machine series, 1916 (est. $40,000-$60,000). Only 39 of Schamberg's works have come up for auction in the past 30 years to an enthusiastic bidding audience. His interest in machines is reflected in his art through Cubist imagery. Untitled comes from a private Texas collection and marks the first time ever to appear at auction.
Additional highlights include, but are not limited to:
Winter Morning/Winter Sunrise, 1931, by Frederick Carl Frieseke is the perfect example of the high-keyed palette, thick impasto, and brilliant visual display of color and light for which he is known ($70,000-$100,000).
Thomas Hart Benton's Main Street, USA, 1926, captures the early days of the Texas boomtown of Borger, the population of which sprouted from zero to thirty thousand within 90 days (est. $40,000-$60,000).
THE SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA OIL PAINTINGS BY MORT KUNSTLER, COMMISSIONED BY ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORPOTRATION: Seventeen works that commemorate this iconic technological space achievement, including Launch of the Space Shuttle Columbia, April 12, 1981, 7:00:10 EST from John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida (est. $30,000-$50,000).
James Abbott McNeill Whistler's Bridge, Amsterdam, 1889 (est. $40,000-$60,000).
Petrol Terminal #2, 1986, by Edmund Lewandowski (est. $30,000-$50,000).