Rockwell, Wiggins, Rivera & More Provide Great Depth to Garth’s August 4th Art Auction “With names like Cassatt, Rockwell, Wiggins, Rivera, & more, Garth’s Auctions is pleased to offer a stellar selection of contemporary and modern art in the August 4 auction,” exclaimed CE) Jeff Jeffer
1918, shows a riverbank with a rowboat (estimate $3,000-5,000). Titled Sketch at Sienna, an oil on canvas study of the city with a cathedral at the top of a hill, by Colin Campbell Cooper (California/Pennsylvania) is signed and dated 1912 lower right. The reverse bears two exhibition labels on the back: "Architectural League of New York, 1915" and a detached label for the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts 103rd exhibition which was in 1914. The 14.5” x 18” is expected to reach $4,000-6,000. A bayou scene by Louisiana artist Alexander John Dysdale transports the viewer to a moonlit swamp. The oil wash on board is signed and dated 1923 lower right and will likely sell for $2,000-3,000.
Dynamic and colorful in its own way is Campesino con Machete by Diego Rivera (Mexico, 1886-1957). A watercolor on paper, the work shows a standing profile of man brandishing a machete. The 11.5"h. 11.75"w. work is accompanied by a 1995 certificate of registration from Rafael Cruz Arvea. Arvea was in charge of a committee of the Programa de Documentacion e Informacion de Artes Plasticas del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, and editor of Diego Rivera Catalogo General de OBRA Murial y Fotografia Personal, the catalogue raisonne of Rivera's mural paintings, from 1922-1957. It is expected to fetch $10,000-16,000. Another work of Hispanic origin to sell is a landscape by Cuban artist Armando Menocal. The oil on canvas depicts a farmstead in the hills, measures 23"h. by 39"w., and is estimated at $4,000-8,000.
Other works from European countries will include a portrait of a lady by Pierre de Coninck(France, 1828-1910) of a dark haired, sweet faced woman, wearing a pietra dura brooch and earring set, gold watch and chain and white lace collar and undersleeves ($3,000-7,000). An idyllic garden scene of a woman looking over a river valley with town is possibly by Eugene Boudin (France, 1824-1898). Although unsigned but still expected to reach $3,000-5,000. An incredible market scene by Johannes Rosierse (Netherlands, 1818-1901) depicts fruit sellers on a street at night. The artist used a wonderful Chiaroscuro effect with a lit candle in the oil on wooden board, signed lower left ($1,500-2,500).
A beautiful assortment of decorative accessories spanning several centuries will be sold. A fine English tortoise shell jewelry box / writing box dates to the mid 19th century. With tortoise shell over mahogany, ivory, silk and mother-of-pearl inlay, the lid is adorned with inlaid design of birds and flowers and opens to a ruched pink silk interior with divided compartments, two with lids, all above a single drawer pulls out to reveal a folding velvet covered writing surface and a shallow pen tray with two silver capped ink bottles. The secret compartment in lid, under the inlaid panel is a special aspect. Measuring a petite 7.5"h. 12.75"w. 9.25"d., the box is estimated at $6,000-9,000. Among the contemporary objects to sell are four glass creations by renowned American artist, Dale Chihuly. Two vibrant pieces are from the Seaforms series including a vessel