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2069 - WINSLOW HOMER (MA/ME/UK, 1836-1910)
$1,000,000.00 - $1,500,000.00
"Coming Through the Rye", oil on canvas, signed lower right and dated 1867, Vieille Mfr de Couleurs de Paris stencil verso, titled on label verso from Driscoll Babcock Gallery of New York, housed in a gilt oak panel frame by Gill & Lagodich. OS: 25" x 20", SS: 16 1/4" x 11 1/4". Stretcher size: 16 3/4" x 11 3/4". Condition: Excellent, stable, intact and clean. Old hot wax relining recently removed. Cleaning and conservation performed by David Bull at Fine Art Conservation, 17 East 76th St. New York. Catalogue Raisonne #305.



Provenance: The Artist, Paris and New York, 1867-1873: Edward Brown, New York, 1878 (probably): J.F. Harral, Aurora, Illinois, until 1944; Private Collection, acquired from the above, 1944; Thence by Descent, Private Collection, Chicago, Illinois, until 2017.



Exhibited: Selected exhibitions: New York, Tenth Street Building, Artist's Reception , 27 March 1873. New York, Somerville Art Gallery (auction rooms) 26 April - 6 May, 1873, Number 64. New York, Kurtz Gallery (auction rooms) c. 19-6 February 1878, Number 11. Chicago, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, October, 2017, Sale 257, Lot 94, New York, The American Art Fair, 11-15 November, 2017, Driscoll Babcock Galleries.

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2396 - IVAN KONSTANTINOVICH AIVAZOVSKY (RUSSIA/UKRAINE, 1817-1900)
$80,000.00 - $120,000.00
A Trawler, a Whaler and a Longboat in the open sea, oil on panel, signed lower right, in what appears to be the original gold gesso cove frame, OS: 18 3/4" x 22 1/4", SS: 9 3/4" x 13 1/4", good condition.

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2064 - LILLY MARTIN SPENCER (OH/NY, 1822-1902)
$80,000.00 - $100,000.00
"Our Future Americans", circa 1860, oil on canvas, life-sized portraits of a young girl and boy, she is standing with a parrot at her right hand in front of a garden urn, he is seated leaning on his drum, sticks in hand, an American flag in his lap and two faithful dogs alongside, the boy's leg resting on one of them. Housed in a magnificent ornate gilt matched corner frame with tag giving name and title, OS: 72 1/2" x 59", SS: 59 1/2" x 46". Fine condition.

Provenance: Exhibited at the National Gallery in 1973.

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2060 - JOHN FREDERICK KENSETT (NY/CT, 1816-1872)
$40,000.00 - $60,000.00
"View from Narragansett," oil on canvas laid to board, unsigned, in the original ornate gilt deep cove frame with name tag, OS: 23" x 31", SS: 11 3/4" x 19 3/4". Good condition.

Provenance: Vareika Fine Art (1990) to Private Collection, Connecticut to Private Collection, Florida (2018).
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2044 - FRANCIS AUGUSTUS SILVA (NY, 1835-1886)
$30,000.00 - $40,000.00
Marine Traffic Passing the Boston Light, oil on canvas, signed lower left, in fine replica gilt cove frame, OS: 14 1/2" x 23 1/2", SS: 8 1/2" x 17 1/2". Cleaned and relined.
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2073 - FITZ HENRY LANE (MA, 1804-1865)
$30,000.00 - $40,000.00
Maine Harbor at Sunset, oil on canvas, lightly signed lower right, in ornate deep cove gilt gesso frame, OS: 20 1/2" x 24 3/4", SS: 11 1/4" x 15 1/2", cleaned and relined.
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2077 - ALFRED THOMPSON BRICHER (NY/NH, 1837-1908)
$30,000.00 - $40,000.00
Coastal Scene, oil on canvas, signed lower right, in a replica gold deep cove matched corner frame, OS: 34 3/4" x 47 1/2", SS: 25 1/4" x 38 1/2".
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  • 2056 - ALFRED THOMPSON BRICHER (NY/NH, 1837-1908)
    $20,000.00 - $25,000.00
    "Surf, Rocks, and Sea with Sailboats", oil on canvas, signed lower left and dated '85, titled on label verso from Kennedy Galleries of New York, in gilt molded cove frame with linen liner, OS: 24 1/4" x 36 1/4", SS: 17 1/4" x 29 1/4". Cleaned and relined.

    Provenance: From the Estate of Albert P Neilson. Purchased in 1974 by the consignor from Kennedy Galleries.
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  • 2328 - MAURICE (VALADON) UTRILLO (FRANCE, 1883-1955)
    $25,000.00 - $35,000.00
    Montmartre Paris Cul-de-Sac, oil on canvas, signed lower right, in a fatigued gold carved frame with linen liner, OS: 23 1/2" x 20 1/2", SS: 15 3/4" x 12 3/4". Fine overall craquelure. Born in Montmartre, the son of Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938), a model and painter; School of Paris, proponent of naive cityscapes rendered in thick impasto, Utrillo unknowingly recorded a disappearing more provincial suburb of Paris, the habitual home of artists.

    Provenance: From Bangor ME Collection
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  • 2075 - THOMAS MORAN (PA/CA, 1837-1926)
    $25,000.00 - $30,000.00
    "Grand Canyon", oil on mahogany panel, initialed lower right, titled and identified, "From the Laura Davidson Sears Collection, The Elgin Academy Art Gallery, Elgin, Illinois"on label verso, in large ornate Dutch gold gesso frame, OS: 33 1/2" x 33", SS: 20" x 19 1/2". Good condition. Includes 12/2/67 receipt for $200 purchase from Lenz Art Studio of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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  • 2079 - THOMAS MORAN (PA/CA, 1837-1926)
    $15,000.00 - $25,000.00
    "Summer Reflections", a tonalist landscape with lake and castle, oil on canvas, signed lower center, in what may be the original deep cove gilt gesso frame, OS: 31" x 37", SS: 19 1/2" x 25 1/2", cleaned and relined.
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  • 2369 - WILLEM VAN DE VELDE, THE ELDER (NETHERLANDS/ENGLAND, 1610/11-1693)
    $10,000.00 - $20,000.00
    Dutch Warship Departing Harbor, Led by a Pilot Boat, ink and watercolor on paper applied to mitered walnut panel, signed on bit of flotsam lower center and dated 1690, the town to the right and a skiff with two men in the foreground on the left, housed in a 19th c. black and rippled gold Dutch style frame, OS: 13 1/4" x 16", SS: 9 3/4" x 12 1/2", 10" x 12 3/4" actual panel size. Cleaned. Includes old paper backing with pencil and ink inscriptions, outlining 1920s-40s ownership.
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  • 2331 - GUSTAVE LOISEAU (FRANCE, 1865-1935)
    $14,000 - $18,000
    "Paysage d'Automne a Nesle a Vallee", 1898, oil on canvas, signed lower left, in a hand carved gilt matched corner frame, with linen liner and name tag, OS: 35" x 41", SS: 25" x 31". Cleaned and relined.
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  • 2030 - ANTONIO NICOLO GASPARO JACOBSEN (NY/NJ, 1850-1921)
    $10,000.00 - $12,000.00
    Small painting of the America's Cup Race, oil on cardstock laid to academy board, depicting the last two competing yachts blasting past the Judge's Boat, the Nantucket Light Ship, a white hulled steamer and a multitude of sailboats behind, housed in an ornate gilt deep cove gesso frame, OS: 17 1/2" x 21 1/2", SS: 7 1/4" x 11 1/4". Fine condition. Jacobsen was born in Copenhagen, moving to West Hoboken, New Jersey when he was 23, where he cultivated clientele among ship captains by painting their ships on safes. He was the most prolific of maritime artists, creating more than 6,000 works, many priced at only $5, earning him the nickname of the "Audubon of Steam Vessels".
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  • 2006 - ROBERT SALMON (MA.UL, 1775-1844)
    $20,000.00 - $30,000.00
    "A British Brig & Frigate off the Mouth of the Mersey", oil on panel, unsigned, artist identified and title given on frame tag, also giving the date of 1824; housed in a replica bright gold matched corner molded frame, OS: 25 1/2" x 36 1/2", SS: 19 1/2" x 30 1/2". Cleaned and retouched, repaired crack lower left.
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Offered Sunday November 14

3091 - KEES (CORNELIS THEODORUS MARIA) VAN DONGEN (NETHERLANDS/FRANCE, 1877-1968)
$100,000.00 - $150,000.00
Girl with a Flower in Her Hair, oil on paper, signed upper left, rendered in Fauvist palette, housed in a vintage gold molded frame with scrollwork painted corners, matted and glazed, OS: 26" x 23 1/2", SS: 11 1/2" x 9 1/2". Good condition.

Provenance: Left to the consigner in the will of his partner 'HH'. He collected a number of pieces by reputable Dutch artists and was also heavily involved in the fashion and art world in Amsterdam during the 60's, 70's and 80's. The painting was acquired in Amsterdam and displayed in his homes in Holland and then Spain.

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3024 - DAHLOV IPCAR (ME/VT, 1917-2017)
$10,000.00 - $15,000.00
"Zebra Hillside", oil on Belgian linen, signed lower right and dated 1992; label verso from her Bath, Maine studio, giving title, original price of $3,500. In teak slat frame with black shadowline, OS: 31 1/4" x 19 1/4", SS: 30" x 18". Fine condition.
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3047 - NEIL WELLIVER (ME, 1929-2005)
$20,000 - $30,000
"Fall Brook", 1996, monumental oil on canvas, titled and dated verso on stretcher in the artist's hand, label from Marlboro Gallery of 40 W. 57th St, NYC. Second label from Nassau County Museum of Art, from the exhibition "The Seasons", Nov 2019 to March 2020, lent by Alexandre Gallery at 25 E 73rd St, NYC; in maple box frame, OS: 74 1/2" x 74 1/2", SS: 72" x 72", fine condition.
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3025 - DAHLOV IPCAR (ME/VT, 1917-2017)
$10,000.00- $20,000.00
"Dryland Dusk", a woodland landscape with antelope, coyote and hares, oil on canvas, signed lower right and dated 1980, with the artist's label verso giving the title and an original price of $700. Housed in the original barnwood frame with linen liner, OS: 23 1/2" x 27 1/2", SS: 15 1/2" x 19 1/2", painting is fine, water stains to liner.
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3031 - JAMIE WYETH (PA/ME/DE, 1946 - )
$10,000.00 - $20,000.00
"Olsen's", watercolor/gouache on half sheet of cotton rag paper, circa 1965, his name and title in pencil on backing board, consigned by a family friend, depicting the Cushing, Maine farmhouse made famous by his father's widely reproduced "Christina's World", a work of 1948. The son's version from another view, housed in a light wood frame. This piece done in the artist's youth, c. age 19, already demonstrating great skill and vision. Signed, matted and glazed, OS: 31 3/4" x 28 3/4", SS: 14" x 21 1/2", fine condition.
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