Rago’s Fine Art Auctions on May 18 Featuring Property from the Collection of Joshua Smith Rago’s to Offer Two Sessions of Fine Art at Auction on May 18, 2013 Featuring Important Property from the Collection of Joshua Smith.
News-Antique.com - May 01,2013 - Rago’s to Offer Two Sessions of Fine Art at Auction on May 18, 2013 Featuring Important Property from the Collection of Joshua Smith
Lambertville, NJ: On Saturday, May 18, 2013, Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold two fine art auctions. A sale of 19th/20th Century American and European Art opens the day at 10 a.m., followed by an auction of Post-War and Contemporary Art at Noon. The Post-War and Contemporary Art auction begins with a group of important works from the collection of Joshua Smith. Smith began collecting in the early 1980’s, building a body of works from forward thinking artists who challenged and changed what people would be willing to see as art. This is the second time Rago’s has sold work from the collection; a dedicated sale took place in November 2007.
19th/20th C. American and European Art, Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m.
The 19th/20th Century American and European Art auction offers a collection of Emil Fuchs sculptures deaccessioned by the Brooklyn Museum, among them a bronze entitled “Reclining Nude (Woman with Mirror)”, estimated at $1,500-2,000. Other sculpture in the sale includes work by Edith B. Parsons, Malvina Cornell Hoffman, Frederick G.R. Roth, Robert Ingersoll Aitken, Thomas Eakins, Egon Schiele, Jakob Wilhelm Fehrle, Mario Joseph Korbel, J. Clinton Shepherd, Wheeler Williams, Nathaniel Choate, David Hostetler, Frederick Hart and José Luis Cuevas and Edgar Degas. Lot 16 is an important bronze by Robert Ingersoll Aitken (American, 1878-1949), “Xoros” (Dancing Bacchante), ca. 1910. Wildly published and exhibited, including at the Panama Pacific Exposition, it is estimated at $3,000-5,000. Other featured lots of sculpture include: lot 80, a signed bronze by Mario Joseph Korbel (Czech/American, 1882-1954), Untitled (Study for "Andante"), estimated at $6,000-8,000; lot 87, a bronze by Nathaniel Choate (American, 1899 - 1965), “Mercury”, estimated at $35,000-45,000; lot 122, a bronze by Frederick Hart (American, 1943-1999), “Ex Nihilo: Figure #4”, from a limited edition, which will be sold without a reserve, estimated at $10,000-15,000.
Bucks County artists in the sale include John Fulton Folinsbee, Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt, Daniel Garber, Henry Ryan MacGinnis, Thomas Rathbone Manley, Henry Bayley Snell, Lloyd Raymond Ney, Melville F. Stark and Alfred Nunamaker. Featured pieces include: lot 49, “Tulips in Red Jar”, and oil on canvas by Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt, estimated at $15,000-25,000; and lot 60, an oil on canvasboard, “Lambertville, ca. 1930’s” by John Fulton Folinsbee, estimated at $6,000-8,000, which will be included in the forthcoming Folinsbee Catalogue Raisonné.
Among the paintings to be sold are works by artists George Loftus Noyes, Francis Stillwell Dixon, Karl J. Anderson, Harold Harvey, Cecilia Beaux, Victor Charreton, Theresa Bernstein, Leon Albert Marie Leyritz, Sergei Soudeikine, David Burliuk, Guy Carleton Wiggins, Gary Thomas Erbe and Loren MacIver. Highlighted pieces include: lot 108, an oil on canvas by Guy Carleton Wiggins, “At the Plaza, Winter”, estimated at $25,000-35,000; and lot 129, an oil on canvas by Loren MacIver, “Winter/Spring”, 1981, estimated at $8,000-12,000. Also noteworthy is a lovely collection, which comes to Rago’s from the family