BRADFORD, SIMMONS TO LEAD GROGAN’S FINE ART AUCTION Dedham, MA – Grogan and Company Fine Art Auctioneers and Appraisers announces their upcoming September 30th Auction will include over 700 lots of Fine Art, Furniture, Decorative Works of Art, Silver,
came from the estate of prominent collector George A. Hearn and is expected to fetch $8,000-12,000; while the other Inness, Sr., Figure in the After Glow of Evening, bears a presale estimate of $5,000-10,000. Works on paper include a John LaFarge watercolor of a Geisha with Dog, estimated at $10,000-15,000 and two charcoal drawings by Max Liebermann.
The highlight of the French offerings includes Maurice de Vlaminck’s Le Paysage, an 18 x 22 inch watercolor formerly in the Collection of Mr. & Mrs. William Preston Harrison and the Los Angeles County Museum bears an estimate of $10,000-20,000. Dutch works include a charming Mother and Child by Hendrik Valkenburg, oil on canvas circa 1877, estimated at $1,500-2,000, a Landscape oil on panel by Jan Dirksz Both, estimated at $2,000-3,000 and an oil on panel by Johannes Rosierse titled Gentleman Reading by Candlelight, is estimated at $800-1,200.
Highlights of the Contemporary offerings include an embroidery titled Udir e tra le parole (Read Between the Lines), by Italian artist Alighiero Boetti, which has a pre-sale estimate of $15,000-20,000; while an untitled abstract composition by Jon von Wicht, circa 1956, formerly in the collection of Elizabeth Ames, bears an estimate of $800-1,200. Ames was the director of Yaddo, the Saratoga Springs New York artist colony active in the early part of the 20th century, where Wicht painted in 1956. A Karl Knath’s oil on canvas, titled Job, painted in 1966 is estimated to bring $6,000-8,000; while David Hockney’s color lithograph, Flowable Table, is estimated at $8,000-12,000. Other contemporary artists represented include Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Sam Francis, Marc Chagall and Salvidor Dali. A collection of black and white photographs by Ansel Adams, Edward Curtis, and Sam Shaw are also amongst the offerings.
Sculptures include two works by Russian artist Evgeni Alexandrovich Lanceray, Cossacks Sweetheart and Triumph of the Cossacks, both from a Rhode Island estate. Several bronzes by by French artists include Lion and Serpent No. 3, a small bronze by Antoine Barye; while American offerings include a pair of bronze bookends of children by Abastenia St. Leger Eberle.
The exhibition is open to the public and begins on Thursday, September 27th. Hours: Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 12 noon. The auction will begin with Fine Art at 12:00 noon and will be conducted in lot number order. A fully illustrated catalogue can be found online at www.groganco.com. For more information regarding upcoming auctions, consigning or appraisal services, please call the gallery at 781-461-9500.