300 fresh estate original works of art will come up for bid on Friday, November 4th, in Exeter, N.H. A gorgeous oil on canvas marine rendering by Thomas Buttersworth (Br., 1768-1842) and a watercolor work by Childe Frederick Hassam (Am., 1859-1935), are expected top lots at a November 4th auction.
News-Antique.com - Oct 20,2016 - EXETER, N.H. – A gorgeous oil on canvas marine rendering by Thomas Buttersworth (Br., 1768-1842) and a diminutive watercolor work by Childe Frederick Hassam (Am., 1859-1935), mounted to the flyleaf of his 1899 book Three Cities, are expected top lots at a fine art estates auction planned for Friday, November 4th, at 5 pm Eastern time by John McInnis Auctioneers.
The event will be held at the historic Exeter Inn, located in the center of Phillips Academy, at 90 Front Street in Exeter. Around 300 market-fresh, original works of art will come up for bid, to include 19th and 20th century American and European paintings, watercolors and works on paper. Previews will be held Thursday evening, Nov. 3, from 6-8 pm, and on auction day from 1 pm on.
“Everyone is invited to join us for a fast-paced and entertaining evening, with some wonderful opportunities to acquire original fine art at attractive price points through auction,” said John McInnis of John McInnis Auctioneers, based in Amesbury, Mass. “Come early and enjoy a meal at the Epoch Restaurant, known for its fine dining and relaxing lounge. It’ll be a great night out.”
The Buttersworth oil painting is a signed work titled H.M.S. Queen Charlotte 11 Guns Passing Through the Straits of Messina. It measures 31 inches by 43 inches (framed) and is estimated to bring $20,000-$30,000. The Hassam watercolor, just 6 ½ inches by 6 inches, is titled Dandy and was a gift from Hassan to his close friend and artist, Rose Lamb. It should hit $10,000-$15,000.
Two paintings could conceivably top the $10,000 mark. The first is an oil on board by Gertrude Fisk (1878-1961), titled Falling Tide, signed twice and titled verso, in very good untouched estate condition (est. $8,000-$12,000). The second is an oil on canvas by George Inness (1825-1894), 24 inches by 29 inches, titled Landscape with Cow and a Figure (est. $8,000-$10,000).
A pair of works by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is in the auction. One is a lithograph, titled L’Ecuyare, signed in plate by Picasso and measuring 29 inches by 34 inches (framed). It’s expected to fetch $1,000-$1,500. The other is a linocut titled Exposition Vallauris 1952, signed in plate and in pencil by Picasso. The 29 ½ inch by 23 ½ inch piece should reach $500-$1,000.
An oil on board by Anthony Thieme (1888-1954), titled Boston Harbor, that appears to be in its original 11 ½ inch by 9 ½ inch frame and under glass, is expected to sell for $5,000-$7,000; and an oil on canvas by Victor DeGrailly (1804), titled Hudson River Crow Nest from Bull Hill, West Point, unsigned and housed in a 29 ½ inch by 37 ½ inch frame, is estimated at $5,000-$8,000.
Two harbor-themed paintings carry identical estimates of $2,000-$3,000. The first is an oil on paper board by Samuel L. Gerry (1813-1891), titled Lake Winnipesaukee from Center Harbor, 9 ½ inches by 12 inches, signed and housed in an oval frame. The second is a 23 inch by 27