Vibrant original paintings by Anne Boysen will headline Gordon S. Converse auction, Nov. 10 Over 200 large-scale, vibrant and exuberant paintings by the late Philadelphia artist Anne E. Lisette Boysen (1939-2011) will be sold Saturday, Nov. 10, by Gordon S. Converse & Co., in Malvern, Pa.
News-Antique.com - Oct 14,2012 - (MALVERN, Pa.) – Over 200 large-scale, vibrant and exuberant paintings by the late Philadelphia artist Anne E. Lisette Boysen (1939-2011) will be sold in Session II of a two-session auction planned for Saturday, Nov. 10, by Gordon S. Converse & Co., at the People’s Light and Theater Company, located at 39 Conestoga Road in Malvern, Pa., near Philadelphia.
Session I, starting at 11:30 a.m. (EST), will feature antique clocks, period furniture, Asian objects, decorative accessories and collectibles, pulled from prominent local estates and collections. Session II, starting at 3:30 p.m., will be dedicated exclusively to Ms. Boysen's work.
The headliner of the event will undoubtedly be Ms. Boysen, an en plein air artist who passed away in November of last year at age 72 from ovarian cancer. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Anne E. Lisette Boysen Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and will be matched by up to $25,000 with a grant program from the University.
Ms. Boysen once said, “The ultimate beauty in life is nature,” and her art reflected that philosophy. Her creations are reminiscent of Arthur B. Carles and inspired by Monet. Boysen’s works are held in many prominent corporate and private collections. “This is a rare opportunity to add to your existing collection or begin a new one,” remarked auctioneer Gordon S. Converse.
The selection of paintings in the auction reflects Ms. Boysen’s love of nature and her energetic, vivacious personality. The subject matter ranges from her earlier tranquil landscapes to more recent floral abstractions. Paintings expected to do particularly well include Sunday’s Flowers, Cynthia’s Flowers and Delft. All are large and are estimated to bring $1,000-$2,000.
Rare and antique clocks will dominate Session I, with the expected top lot of the day being a fine 19th century gilt bronze carriage mantel clock bound by glass and featuring a carrying handle (est. $8,000-$12,000). The clock boasts a double fuse movement and has a strike and repeat mechanism with the original lever jeweled platform. It measures 7 inches by 3 inches.
Other clocks expected to make $5,000 or more will include an arch top style mahogany striking clock signed on the back plate by Charles Frodsham (est. $5,000-$8,000); an American girandole clock signed Elmer O. Stennes, numbered inside the pendulum box (#29) and with an E. Howard movement (est. $4,000-$6,000); and a 19th century brass and Sevres style porcelain paneled clock signed “James Murray, Calcutta” on the dial, six inches tall (est. $3,000-$5,000).
Additional noteworthy timepieces will feature a marine chronometer signed J. Bruce & Sons, Liverpool, with a working chronometer escapement and original brass-bound mahogany carrying box (est. $2,500-$5,000); 17th/18th century forged iron and brass “birdcage” movement pillared clock in an oak “hooded” case (est. $2,000-$3,500); and a 90-inch-tall early 19th century tall case clock with engraved brass dial signed “W. Hunter, Dunssermlin” (est. $2,000-$3,000).
Rounding out the best of the clocks category will be a solid walnut Chippendale tall case clock, under eight feet tall, apparently with