September 19, 2011

Monday Inspiration: Start of the Season

I'm back!  After a busy month and half, we had a successful first auction this past weekend!  I find there's nothing more inspirational than the beginning of the auction season, a fresh start.  After a summer of collecting works, here are a few of my favorites:

Lot 601 Hubert Emile Bellynck (French b. 1859)Sailboats at Sea 
oil on canvas, 19-3/4 x 25-1/2 in (50.2 x 64.8 cm) 
estimate $600-800, realized $800

Lot 606 Michel Henry (French b. 1928)Inlet with Sailboats 
oil on canvas, 11-3/4 x 9-3/4 in (29.9 x 24.8 cm) 
estimate $800-1,200, realized $450

Lot 616 Ruskin Spear (British 1911-1990)At the Dressing Table
oil on panel, 24 x 20 in (61 x 50.8 cm) 
estimate $15,000-25,000, did not sell

Lot 618 Richard Forsyth (British 20th Century)Low Tide, Crail Harbor 
oil on canvas, 28 x 36 in (71.1 x 91.4 cm) 
estimate $400-600, realized $800
Lot 630 Attributed to Jane Stuart (American 1816-1888)George Washington at Dorchester Heights 
oil on canvas, 36-1/4 x 24-1/2 in (92.1 x 62.2 cm) 
estimate $5,000-10,000, realized $16,000

Lot 639 Francis Daniel Devlan (American 1835-1870)After the Storm 
oil on canvas, 42 x 60 in (106.7 x 152.4 cm) 
estimate $5,000-10,000, realized $8,500

Lot 647 James Francis Day (American 1863-1942)The Bather 
oil on canvas, 24-1/4 x 20-1/4 in (61.6 x 51.4 cm) 
estimate $2,000-3,000, realized $5,500

Lot 663 Mary F. R. Clay (American d. 1939)Cagnes sur Mer 
oil on canvas, 21-1/4 x 25-1/4 in (54 x 64.1 cm) 
estimate $400-600, realized $800

Check out the rest of the catalogue here!  What are your favorites?



{images via Weschler's}

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