WESCHLER’S TO AUCTION JEWELRY, FINE ART AND 20TH CENTURY DECORATIVE ARTS ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 Featuring Works by Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co., Carder Steuben, Pablo Picasso, Ruskin Spear, Karl Begas and Frank Sinatra
[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – On Saturday, September 17th, Weschler’s 2011-201
Dutch still life. A vivid oil on canvas of Théâtre du Gymnase ($15,000-$20,000) by French artist Edouard Léon Cortès (1882-1969) and a serene View of Loch Fyne ($5,000-$7,000) by prolific landscape artist George Houston (Scottish 1869-1947) will also be auctioned.
Leading the American works is a painting attributed to Jane Stuart, the youngest daughter of the famous portraitist Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828). Stuart is known for copying her father’s renowned portraits of George Washington as a way to support her family after her father’s death left the family in debt. This particular painting is after the 1806 oil of George Washington at Dorchester Heights; the original is now housed in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The oil on canvas is expected to bring $5,000-$10,000.
Additional American highlights include a charming oil on board of two young sisters, titled A Moment in Time ($4,000-$6,000) by American artist George Henry Story (1835-1923). An awe-inspiring work by Francis Daniel Devlan (1835-1870) of horses and cows in a vivacious landscape, titled After the Storm, is estimated to bring $5,000-$10,000. Also on the auction block is a graphite on paper by modernist Alexander Archipenko (American/Ukrainian 1887-1964), Nude, Series B. ($3,000-$5,000).
Rounding out the sale is a work by American legend Frank Sinatra (1915-1998). Sinatra, who is best known for his music and acting, painted as a hobby throughout this career. Painted in 1985, Rancho Mirage is anticipated to bring $6,000-$8,000.
For more information on Weschler’s September 17th auctions of Jewelry, Fine Art & 20th Century Decorative Arts, contact Weschler’s at (202) 628-1281. The items may be viewed online at www.weschlers.com or at www.artfact.com.