Skinner Fine Painting Auction to Feature Works by Frieseke, Wyeth, Morgan, Cone Skinner, Inc today announced that its quarterly American & European Paintings & Prints sale will take place on Friday, January 28th at noon in the Boston gallery.
private collections. These include a John Morgan, entitled Kinder at Play, estimated at $35,000 to $55,000; Lesende Frau by Mihály Munkácsy, estimated at $70,000 to $90,000; Christ Disputing with the Doctors: A Sketch by Rembrandt van Rijn, estimated at $3,500 to $5,500; Gustav Klimt’s Brustbild eines Mädchens im Profil nach links/A Study for Musiksalon des Palais Dumba, alternatively entitled Backfisch, Bild, estimated at $50,000 to $70,000; and Tanger by Victor Eeckhout, a painter of Orientalist subject matter and genre scenes whose paintings were inspired by Tangier, where the painting at hand was probably created. Tanger is estimated at $70,000 to $90,000.
Two Italian works are also being featured and come from private New England collections. Torre de Leandro/A View of Salacak and Kiz Kulesi [Leander’s Tower], Istanbul, Turkey by Fausto Zonaro was a gift to Georg Ruckmann of Lübeck, Germany, from a doctor that fled to Turkey before World War I. Ruckmann was an administrator of a hospital in Lübeck. The painting then descended in the family. The piece is estimated at $20,000 to $40,000. Senza Titolo by Tancredi Parmeggiani, a patron of Guggenheim who provided him with studio space and exhibited his work in her palazzo. The work is estimated at $10,000 to $15,000.
Previews, Catalog and Bidding
Previews for the auction will be held on Wed, January 26th from 12 to 5 p.m., on Thurs, January 27th from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fri, January 28th from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The Thursday evening preview will feature a reception and gallery walk beginning at 5:30 p.m. R.S.V.P. to 617-350-5400. Illustrated catalog #2535B is available by mail for $35 ($42 for foreign requests) from the subscription department at 508-970-3240. It is also available at the gallery for $32. Auction results will be available on the Skinner website during and after the sale. Skinner's site also allows users to view all lots in the auctions, leave bids, order catalogues, and bid live in real-time through SkinnerLive! For more information, visit www.skinnerinc.com or call 508-970-3000.
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