American Art

Christie's
New York

Date of the auction: 20.11.2019

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Milton Avery (1885-1965)

Milton Avery (1885-1965) French Pigeons signed and dated 'Milton Avery 1952' (lower left) oil on canvas 30 x 40 in. (76.2 x 101.6 cm.) Painted in 1952. Provenance William Zierler Inc., New York. Graphics International Ltd., Washington, D.C. Acquired by the late owner from the above, 1977. View

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$250,000 - US$350,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986)

Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) Pink Spotted Lillies signed with initials ‘OK’ in artist’s star device, inscribed with title and dated ‘36’ (on a piece of the original backing) oil on canvas 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm.) Painted in 1936. Provenance The artist. The Downtown Gallery, New York. Helen

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$1,200,000 - US$1,800,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Grant Wood (1891-1942)

Grant Wood (1891-1942) Adolescence signed and dated 'Grant Wood 1933' (lower left) gouache, ink and pencil on paperboard image, 24 ½ x 14 ½ in. (62.2 x 36.8 cm.); overall, 30 ¾ x 20 ½ in. (78.1 x 51.2 cm.) Executed in 1933. Provenance The artist. C.G. Littell, Chicago, Illinois, by 1935. Mr. A.L

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$800,000 - US$1,200,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Stuart Davis (1892-1964)

Stuart Davis (1892-1964) Synthetic Souvenir signed 'Stuart Davis' (lower right)--signed again, dated 'Nov. 1941' and inscribed with title (on the stretcher) oil on canvas 9 x 12 in. (22.9 x 30.5 cm.) Painted in 1941. Provenance The Downtown Gallery, New York. Mrs. Robert E. Barron, Luzerne, New

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$400,000 - US$600,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Marsden Hartley (1877-1943)

Marsden Hartley (1877-1943) Bach Preludes et Fugues No. 1 (Musical Theme) oil on canvas laid down on board 28 ½ x 21 in. (72.4 x 53.3 cm.) Painted in 1912-13. Provenance The artist. Carl Sprinchorn, Albany, New York, acquired from the above, by 1945. Mr. and Mrs. Allan D. Emil, New York. The Solomon

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$1,000,000 - US$1,500,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Edward Hopper (1882-1967)

Edward Hopper (1882-1967) Manhattan Bridge Entrance signed 'Edward Hopper/New York' (lower left) watercolor and pencil on paper 14 x 20 in. (35.6 x 50.8 cm.) Executed in 1926. Provenance Frank K.M. Rehn Gallery, New York. Professor A.P. Saunders, Clinton, New York, acquired from the above, 1928

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$1,200,000 - US$1,800,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009)

Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) Oliver's Cap signed 'Andrew Wyeth' (lower right) tempera on panel 48 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm.) Painted in 1981. Provenance The artist. Frank E. Fowler, Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, 1981. Acquired by the late owners from the above, 1986

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$3,000,000 - US$5,000,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)

Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945) "Oh, Morgan's men are out for you; and Blackbeard--buccaneer!..." signed 'N.C. Wyeth' (lower right) oil on canvas 50 ¼ x 35 in. (127.6 x 88.9 cm.) Painted in 1917. Provenance The artist. Mr. R.R.M. Carpenter, Wilmington, Delaware, acquired from the above, 1917. By

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$2,000,000 - US$3,000,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) Harvest Moon (Young Lovers on a Hay Rick) signed 'Norman/Rockwell' (lower right) oil on canvas 34 x 21 in. (86.4 x 53.3 cm.) Painted circa 1920s. Provenance American Illustrators Gallery, Inc., New York. Acquired by the late owner from the above, 1994

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$1,000,000 - US$1,500,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Childe Hassam (1859-1935)

Childe Hassam (1859-1935) Isles of Shoals signed 'Childe/Hassam' with artist's crescent device (lower right) oil on canvas 15 ¾ x 17 ¾ in. (40 x 45.1 cm.) Painted circa 1890. Provenance Terry de Lapp, Los Angeles, California. Private collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Acquired by the present

Lot #: 33

Estimate: US$1,000,000 - US$1,500,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Childe Hassam (1859-1935)

Childe Hassam (1859-1935) Rooftop Garden, Paris signed and indistinctly dated 'Childe Hassam 1888' with artist's crescent device (lower right) oil on panel 10 x 14 ¼ in. (25.4 x 36.2 cm.) Painted in 1888. Provenance John Nighland, New Jersey. Private collection, New York, acquired from the above

Lot #: 34

Estimate: US$800,000 - US$1,200,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Winslow Homer (1836-1910)

Winslow Homer (1836-1910) Sounding Reveille signed and inscribed 'Winslow Homer/1865' (lower right) oil on canvas 13 x 19 ½ in. (33 x 49.5 cm.) Painted in 1871. Provenance The artist. Theodore Russell Davis, Asbury Park, New Jersey, (probably) gift from the above. Mrs. Cullen W. Parmalee, Urbana

Lot #: 38

Estimate: US$1,200,000 - US$1,800,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823-1880)

Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823-1880) Mansfield Nose signed and dated 'SR Gifford 1859' (lower right) oil on canvas 10 ½ x 20 in. (26.7 x 50.8 cm.) Painted in 1859. Provenance The artist. (Probably) George Bouton Warren, Troy, New York, acquired from the above, 1859. Alphonso Albert Willits, Dayton

Lot #: 42

Estimate: US$500,000 - US$700,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902)

Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) After Glow: The Glory of the Heavens signed with conjoined initials 'ABierstadt' (lower right) oil on canvas 26 x 36 in. (66 x 91.4 cm.) Painted circa 1889. Provenance Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York, 1964. Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Davis, New York. Private collection

Lot #: 55

Estimate: US$600,000 - US$800,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Eanger Irving Couse (1866-1936)

Eanger Irving Couse (1866-1936) Flute Player at the Spring signed and inscribed 'To my friend- Geo- A-Zabriskie-/E-I-Couse-N-A-' (lower right) oil on canvas 46 x 35 in. (116.8 x 88.9 cm.) Painted in 1918. Provenance The artist. George Zabriskie, gift from the above, 1918. Estate of the above

Lot #: 69

Estimate: US$250,000 - US$350,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Milton Avery (1885-1965)

Milton Avery (1885-1965) Pecking Hen signed and dated 'Milton Avery 1954' (lower left) oil on canvasboard 16 x 12 in. (40.6 x 30.5 cm.) Painted in 1954. Provenance Private collection. Christie's, New York, 3 November 1978, lot 15, sold by the above. Private collection, Water Mill, New York, acquired

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$70,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Milton Avery (1885-1965)

Milton Avery (1885-1965) Self-Portrait with Palette signed and dated 'Milton Avery/1958' (lower right) oil, pastel and pencil on board laid down on board 11 x 5 ¾ in. (27.9 x 14.6 cm.) Executed in 1958. Provenance Sotheby's, New York, 1 January 1987, lot 428. Acquired by the present owner from the

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$60,000 - US$80,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Milton Avery (1885-1965)

Milton Avery (1885-1965) Bearded Recorder Player signed and dated 'Milton Avery 1955' (lower left) oil on canvasboard 24 x 17 ¾ in. (61 x 45 cm.) Painted in 1955. Provenance Donald Morris Gallery, Inc., Birmingham, Michigan. Acquired by the present owner from the above, 2008. View Special

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$120,000 - US$180,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Milton Avery (1885-1965)

Milton Avery (1885-1965) Dark Sea, Pale Beach signed and dated 'Milton Avery/1944' (lower right) watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper 22 ½ x 31 in. (57.2 x 78.7 cm.) Executed in 1944. Provenance Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, California. MacKinley Helm, Santa Barbara, California, circa 1956

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$120,000 - US$180,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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John Marin (1870-1953)

John Marin (1870-1953) Downtown New York, Telephone Building watercolor and pencil on paper 21 ¾ x 26 ¼ in. (55.2 x 66.7 cm.) Executed circa 1926. Provenance The artist. Estate of the above. Cape Split Place, Inc., Addison, Maine. Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York. Private collection. Grete Meiman

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$100,000 - US$150,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Joseph Stella (1877-1946)

Joseph Stella (1877-1946) Brooklyn Bridge signed twice 'Joseph Stella' and 'Stella' (center left) watercolor and pencil on paper image, 13 ¼ x 8 ¼ in. (33.7 x 21 cm.); overall, 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm.) Executed circa 1920. Provenance The artist. Private collection, gift from the above. Private

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986)

Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) Untitled (Abstraction/Portrait of Paul Strand) watercolor on paper sight, 11 ¾ x 8 ¾ in. (29.8 x 22.2 cm.) Executed in 1917. Provenance The artist. Paul Strand, New York, gift from the above, circa 1920s. Estate of the above. Washburn Gallery, New York. The Ertegun

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$80,000 - US$120,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Charles Demuth (1883-1935)

Charles Demuth (1883-1935) Tulips No. 2 signed and dated 'C. Demuth'-33' (lower center) watercolor and pencil on paper 14 x 10 in. (35.6 x 25.4 cm.) Executed in 1933. Provenance The artist. Robert Locher, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, bequest of the above, 1935. C.W. Kraushaar Art Galleries, New York

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$60,000 - US$80,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986)

Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) Untitled (Flower) pastel on black paper 8 ½ x 6 ½ in. (21.6 x 16.5 cm.) Executed circa 1907-08. Provenance The artist. Ianthe Bond Hebel, Charlottesville, Virginia, gift from the above, 1913. Private collection, College Park, Maryland, by descent, 1970. Christie's, New

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$80,000 - US$120,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)

Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) Study for 'Butterfly Chaser' signed 'Benton' (upper right) oil on board 8 x 5 ¾ in. (20.3 x 14.6 cm.) Painted circa 1951. Provenance The artist. Jessie Benton, daughter of the above, gift from the above, 1951. Private collection, New England, acquired from the above

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$150,000 - US$250,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Arthur G. Dove (1880-1946)

Arthur G. Dove (1880-1946) Sun on Water charcoal on paper 18 x 21 ¼ in. (45.7 x 54 cm.) Executed circa 1917-20. Provenance The artist. Estate of the above. Terry Dintenfass, Inc., New York. Acquired by the present owner from the above, by 1974

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$120,000 - US$180,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Arthur G. Dove (1880-1946)

Arthur G. Dove (1880-1946) Starry Heavens reverse oil and metallic paint on glass with black paper 18 x 16 in. (45.7 x 40.6 cm.) Executed in 1924. Provenance The artist. Estate of the above. Terry Dintenfass, Inc., New York. James Maroney, Inc., New York. Acquired by the present owner from the

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$250,000 - US$350,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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George Copeland Ault (1891-1948)

George Copeland Ault (1891-1948) Ninth Avenue signed and dated 'G.C. Ault '24.' (lower right) oil on canvas 24 x 18 in. (61 x 45.7 cm.) Painted in 1924. Provenance Maurice Golubar, Brooklyn, New York, 1958. Richard Castellane Gallery, New York. Dr. and Mrs. Elton Yasuna, Worcester, Massachusetts

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$250,000 - US$350,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893-1967)

Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893-1967) Mist Phantoms at Dawn signed with initials in monogram and dated 'CEB/1960' (lower left) watercolor and charcoal on paper laid down on board 32 ¾ x 39 ½ in. (83.2 x 100.3 cm.) Executed in 1960. Provenance Frank K.M. Rehn Gallery, New York. Rosa C. Packard

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$200,000 - US$300,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Romare Bearden (1911-1988)

Romare Bearden (1911-1988) Green Times Remembered – Recollection Pool signed 'Rom/are/Bear/den' (upper left) collage and mixed media on paper 18 x 24 ½ in. (45.7 x 62.2 cm.) Executed in 1970. Provenance The artist. Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1978. View Special Publication: 20th

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$100,000 - US$150,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019