American Art

Christie's
New York

Date of the auction: 20.11.2019

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)

Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945) The Bonadventure signed 'N.C. Wyeth' and bears inscription '© C.S.S.' (lower left) oil on canvas 39 ¾ x 30 in. (101 x 76.2 cm.) Painted in 1918. Provenance Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, until 1949. Mr. and Mrs. David A. Randall, Bloomington, Indiana. Private

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$300,000 - US$500,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Guy Pène du Bois (1884-1958)

Guy Pène du Bois (1884-1958) Glitter signed 'Guy Pène du Bois' (lower left) oil on canvas 30 x 40 in. (76.2 x 101.6 cm.) Painted circa 1937-39. Provenance Kraushaar Galleries, New York. Walter Baum Galleries, Sellersville, Pennsylvania. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, Saratoga Springs, New York

Lot #: 32

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

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Mary Cassatt (1844-1926)

Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) Sara in a Dark Blue Dress signed 'Mary Cassatt' (lower right) pastel on paper laid down on board 29 x 23 ¼ in. (73.7 x 59.1 cm.) Executed circa 1900-01. Provenance Alice Snow Barbee Lurcy, Paris, France, and High Point, North Carolina, 1968. Estate of the above. Sotheby's

Lot #: 35

Estimate: US$300,000 - US$500,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Asher Brown Durand (1796-1886)

Asher Brown Durand (1796-1886) View in the Catskills (Landscape, Composition) signed and dated 'A.B.Durand/1844' (lower left) oil on canvas 38 ¼ x 54 ¼ in. (97.2 x 137.8 cm.) Painted in 1844. Provenance The artist. American Art-Union, New York, acquired from the above, 1845. R.H. Messenger, New

Lot #: 51

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

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902)

Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) The American Rockies signed with conjoined initials 'ABierstadt' (lower right) oil on paper laid down on canvas 13 ¾ x 18 ¾ in. (34.9 x 47.6 cm.) Provenance Joanne Lyon Gallery, Inc., Aspen, Colorado. Acquired by the late owners from the above, 1987

Lot #: 53

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

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Alfred Jacob Miller (1810-1874)

Alfred Jacob Miller (1810-1874) An Indian With the Scalp Lock of His Enemy stamped with artist's thumbprint (lower right)--inscribed '20' (upper left)--inscribed with title (on the original mat) watercolor, pencil and gouache on paper 9 ¼ x 7 ¾ in. (23.5 x 19.7 cm.) Executed circa 1837. Provenance

Lot #: 60

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

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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George De Forest Brush (1855-1941)

George De Forest Brush (1855-1941) Indian in the Snow signed 'Geo De Forest Brush' (lower left) oil on canvas image, 4 ½ x 7 ¼ in. (11.4 x 18.4 cm.) Painted circa 1915-20. Provenance The artist. Nancy Douglas Bowditch, Peterborough, New Hampshire, daughter of the above, by descent. Midwestern

Lot #: 61

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

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Thomas Moran (1837-1926)

Thomas Moran (1837-1926) Our Camp at Mount Nebo inscribed, signed with conjoined initials and dated ‘Mr James Pilling from/TMoran,/June 1877’ (lower right) watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper image, 11 ¾ x 9 in. (29.8 x 22.9 cm.); overall, 13 x 10 ¼ in. (33 x 26 cm.) Executed in 1877. Provenance

Lot #: 63

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

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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William Herbert Dunton (1878-1936)

William Herbert Dunton (1878-1936) The Night Guard signed 'W Herbert Dunton-' (lower left) oil on canvas 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm.) Painted circa 1915. Provenance Edward S. Toothe, New Jersey, circa 1930s. By descent to the present owner

Lot #: 67

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

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Walter Ufer (1876-1936)

Walter Ufer (1876-1936) Indian Mother, Isleta signed and inscribed 'W Ufer/Isleta N.M.' (lower left) oil on canvas 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.) Painted circa 1915. Provenance The artist. Oscar Mayer, Chicago, Illinois, acquired from the above, circa 1915. By descent to the present owner

Lot #: 71

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

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Bessie Potter Vonnoh (1872-1955)

Bessie Potter Vonnoh (1872-1955) Water Lilies inscribed 'Bessie Potter Vonnoh' (on the base)—stamped 'ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N.Y.' (along the base) bronze with brown patina 28 ½ in. (72.4 cm.) high Modeled circa 1913. Provenance Thomas Colville Fine Art, Inc., New York. Acquired by the present owner

Lot #: 72

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Edmund C. Tarbell (1862-1938)

Edmund C. Tarbell (1862-1938) After the Ball signed 'Edmund C Tarbell' (lower left) oil on canvas 28 x 32 ¼ in. (71.1 x 81.9 cm.) Painted circa 1890. Provenance The artist. Sale: National Academy of Design, New York, 17 April-17 May 1890, lot 87. Frederic William Wallace, acquired from the above

Lot #: 80

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

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) Julia Elena Martínez de Hoz Acevedo, Marquess of Salamanca signed 'John S. Sargent' (upper left)–dated '1911' (upper right) charcoal on paperboard 23 ¾ x 19 in. (60.3 x 48.3 cm.) Executed in 1911. Provenance The sitter. By descent to the present owner

Lot #: 82

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

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Maurice Brazil Prendergast (1859-1924)

Maurice Brazil Prendergast (1859-1924) Can-Can Dancer signed 'Prendergast' (lower left) watercolor and pencil on paper image, 8 ½ x 5 in. (21.6 x 12.7 cm.) Executed circa 1893-94. Provenance (Probably) Kraushaar Galleries, New York. Mr. and Mrs. John G. Pierce, Boston, Massachusetts. Vose Galleries

Lot #: 83

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

Date: 20 Nov 2019

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Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946)

Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946) Angry Gander signed 'J. Wyeth' (lower left) mixed media on paper laid down on board image, 16 ½ x 19 ½ in. (41.9 x 49.5 cm.) Executed in 1987. Provenance Frank Fowler, Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. Lacy Neuhaus, Washington, D.C. Acquired by the late owner from the above, 1987

Lot #: 90

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

Date: 20 Nov 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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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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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