Items from the massive Americana collection of Credit Suisse will be sold November 7th by Nadeau's Part I of the sale of items from the massive, 3,500-piece Americana collection of banking giant Credit Suisse – large framed portraits, American furniture, quilts, maps, more - will be sold Nov. 7th.
News-Antique.com - Oct 13,2015 - WINDSOR, Conn. – Part I of the sale of items from the massive, 3,500-piece Americana collection of banking giant Credit Suisse – featuring large framed portraits, period American furniture, quilts, maps and more – will come up for bid on Saturday, November 7th, at Nadeau's Auction Gallery, in the firm's gallery located at 25 Meadow Road in Windsor, at 11 a.m. EST.
“We are pleased to have been chosen to handle the sale of part of Credit Suisse’s Americana collection, only a part of which will be sold in the November 7th auction,” said Ed Nadeau of Nadeau’s Auction Gallery. “The balance of the collection will be offered in subsequent sales throughout 2016. The first of those sales will be held on New Year's Day, January 1st, 2016.
The Nov. 7 auction will feature original oil paintings by the renowned marine artists Montague Dawson and Antonio Jacobsen, large important portrait paintings by the equally famous artists Daniel Huntington and Thomas Hicks, Asian items, American antiques and more. In all, 350 lots will come up for bid, about 30-50 of which will be from the Credit Suisse Americana collection, formerly housed at the firm's opulent U.S. headquarters on Madison Avenue in New York City.
Other premier lots will also be offered, chief among them items from the estates of Natalie Rafferty (Farmington, Conn.); Sylvia Leven (Bloomfield, Conn.); and Anne S. Carey (Farmington, Conn.), plus other fine homes in the surrounding areas. “This is our annual fall antiques, fine art and Asian auction,” Mr. Nadeau said.
British sea painter Montague Dawson (1890-1973) never attended art school, but took every opportunity to look at and study paintings, absorbing the methods of the masters. Also, it didn’t hurt that he was the grandson of Henry Dawson and the nephew of Henry Alfred Dawson, both landscape and marine artists of note. The painting in the auction is a watercolor depicting ships.
Antonio Jacobsen (1850-1921) was born in Denmark and went on to become one of America’s best known and most prolific painters of marine subjects. He emigrated to New York in 1871, to avoid serving in the Franco-Prussian War, and soon afterward began painting vessels in the Old Dominion Steamship Line. The oil on canvas work being sold is a portrait of the ship Benares.
Several portraits by Daniel Huntington (N.Y., 1816-1906) will come up for bid, the most notable being a portrait of the American business magnate and philanthropist Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877). Other portraits by Huntington include renderings of William Cullen Bryant, John Sherman, Richard Lathers, Moses Taylor and Albert Gallatin, all in original Victorian frames.
The portrait by Thomas Hicks (N.Y./Pa., 1823-1890) of the prominent 19th century American businessman Thomas Tileston (1796-1864), with ships in the background, is also expected to generate keen bidder interest. Other portraits will include ones of Andrew Carnegie and Gen. John Adams Dix by Thomas Waterman Wood (Am., 1823-1903); and one of Henry Wyckoff by John Wesley Jarvis (Am., 1790-1840). In all, over 100 paintings and prints will