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Published by Colin Savage, 2020-07-16 21:02:10

ANTIQUES AND THE ARTS WEEKLY

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SARASOTA ESTATE AUCTION

MIDSUMMER EXTRAVAGANZA SALE
Sunday, July 26 at 11am

Sarasota Estate Auction will be having a Major July sale. Our Midsummer Extravaganza auction will include over 600 items. A large collec- Attrib. Pablo Picasso,
tion of over 150 pieces of fine art from: James Whistler, Narcisse Virgilio Diaz, Frans Van Leemputten, William Sonntag Sr., a 17th C. Old Crayon on Paper
Master Painting and 19th C. Venetian Painting will be featured as well as a monumental oil on canvas from Henry T. Wells. A rare collection of
antique Chinese including: Two large antique crane footed Chinese Censors, two Kang Xi Period Porcelain Lamps, Canton, Rose Medallion
Porcelain, two finely enameled Chinese porcelain plaques and Blanc De Chine figures will be offered. A Museum quality French Champleve
Repeater Carriage Clock, Important Late 19th Century Parisian Japonesque three-piece clock set, a Table Pier Clock from Lo’ Pine, and a Me-
mento Mori Skull Clock will be featured. A lifetime collection of Native American and Southwest art and pottery will also be available from
various artists such as: Lucy Lewis, Maria Martinez, Margaret Tafoya, Grace Chino, and furniture from famous King Ranch Saddle Shop of
Kingsville, TX. Antique and Contemporary furniture will be featured in the auction including: Two antique large Chinese carved cabinets. a
collection of Period Tea Caddies, Gorham Silver, Murano and Moser Glass will be available as well as much more. This is auction is guaran-
teed to increase the value of any collector’s portfolio. Please visit us on Liveauctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidsquare.com platforms.

Auction will be held at the Sarasota Estate Auction Gallery
522 S Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236

James Whistler (American 1834 - 1903)

17th C. Old Master Painting

HenryT Wells (1828-1903).
Monumental Oil on Canvas

Lifetime Collection of Native American and
Southwestern Pottery

Superb 19th C. Venetian Painting Oil on
Panel. Provenance Christies

Frans Van Leemputten (Belgium,
1850-1914) Large Oil on Canvas

Collection of PeriodTea Caddies Finely Enamled Chinese Porcelain
Plaques

William Sonntag Sr. (1822-1900)

Sir Henry Raeburn (United 19th C. French Sevres 19th C. Meiji Bronze Kang Xi (1661- Important Late19th C. Parisian
Kingdom, Scotland 1756-1823) Bronze & Porcelain Japanese Pouch 1722) Imperial JaponesqueThree Piece Clock Set
Centerpiece Yellow Enameled
Mrs. J.Young of Stirling Porcelain Lamp (2)
Museum Quality
French Champleve
Repeater Carriage
Clock (2)

Kang Xi (1661-1722) Blue and White
Enameled Porcelain Lamp

Narcisse-Virgil Diaz Memento Mori Skull Clock and Monumental Ruyi Scepter Pair of Antique Chinese Censors
(French 1808-1876) Lo' PineTable Pier Clock

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Virginia Theerman

As the summer kicks into swing, the great outdoors calls like never be-
fore. Don your bathing suit as you lounge in the sun and your worries fall
away. Let your mind wander back in time to the turn of the century when
ideas of leisure began to change life as we know it, trailblazing paths to
our shores and, inevitably, our sense of fashion. The Charleston Museum
launches a new exhibition in its Historic Textiles Gallery titled “Shapes of
Summer: Historic Bathing Suits,” exploring the evolving fashion through-
out the late Nineteenth and Twentieth Century. We sat down with Virginia Theerman, the museum’s newly
minted curator of historic textiles, to get our dose of vitamin C.

Congratulations on your new position and have to pursue leisure in those same spaces. activity. Jantzen even sponsored “Learn to Swim” weeks
at the museum, what areas are you in the 1940s and 50s to promote water safety.
looking forward to exploring in the What’s the range of material on offer? Is
Historic Textiles Gallery? it just bathing suits? What’s your favorite thing in the exhi-
bition?
Thank you! I am thrilled to be here, working with such The exhibition includes bathing suits, cover ups, shoes,
a collaborative team of colleagues. Since I just started sun hats, bathing caps, historic photography from our Two of the children’s playsuits on display have elephants
at the museum in April, this exhibition could not have archives, and items from our history collection, includ- on them — one applique, one embroidered. It’s
come to life without the guidance of our chief of col- ing a picnic basket and a fishing pole to contextualize completely unrelated to the exhibition or the topic at
lections and archivist, Jennifer McCormick, as well as the leisure activities of summer at the beach. hand, but I find it to be a delightful moment of kismet
the assistance of Historic Textiles curator emerita, Jan to have these two small elephants at different points in
Hiester. The Historic Textiles Gallery is a dream come How did the silhouette of women’s bath- the show.
true for a fashion historian, and I’m excited to use it to ing suits change over time? What were
tell stories about the intersections of fashion, art, history the key moments? At what points did materials change?
and design in Charleston and the South Carolina Low- Did that influence the style of bathing
country. The collection is incredibly rich, with beautiful Bathing suits occupy a space between the silhouettes suits?
examples of garments and textiles from local artisans as of historic underwear and outerwear, much as they do
well as internationally recognized designers. today, and they also track with concepts of modesty and Bathing suits are primarily made of wool from the
the fashionable body. In the 1890s, women’s bathing 1890s to the 1930s, but Lastex, a rubber wrapped yarn,
Everyone is itching to get outside right dresses with narrow waists and full skirts often included was introduced in 1931. With new synthetic fibers
now. Has the exhibition taken on a new matching bloomers, and were made out of dark, thick being created in the 1920s and 30s, swimsuits started to
context amid the pandemic? wool. Wool was not only considered a sanitary fiber for have stretch enhanced by the material, rather than just
exercise, but it would not cling to the body or become the physical construction of the knitted textile. This al-
This is the question of the summer! As a new resident transparent when wet. As the turn of the century lows for the form-fitting maillot suits of the 1930s and
of Charleston, it’s been interesting to see how different progressed into the 1920s, fashion trends towards a 40s. Improved post World War II synthetic fiber tech-
communities are navigating the pandemic and answer- slimmer, straighter silhouette, more like the one piece nology eventually leads to bathing suits in the materials
ing the question of who should have access to the local suits of today. Then in 1946, the “atome” designed by we know today, like lycra and spandex.
beaches. It’s a fraught decision, with evolving ideas Jacques Heim and the “bikini” by Louis Réard brought
on public health policy and also the fact that beaches two piece midriff-baring swimsuits to the market, What about menswear? Where do we
provide a reprieve from feeling trapped in our homes. though they won’t truly be widespread in the United see shifts there?
Hopefully the exhibition provides visitors with a little States until the late 50s and early 60s.
moment of summer fun in a very strange season where Menswear tracks with trends of modesty too, though
we’ve been disconnected from our normal holiday Were there any central figures who the male body has often been more liberated than the
routines. played a role in swimwear and the act female form. In the 1890s men’s bathing costumes typi-
of spending leisure time at the beach? cally consisted of a long tunic that was cut close to the
Where do we start and end with the body over knee length pants, though they could also be
exhibition? Film stars and competitive swimmers like Annette one piece suits much like a wrestler’s singlet. Over time,
Kellerman and Johnny Weismuller make swimming men lose the shirts, and by the 1920s close cropped
The exhibition is a chronological presentation, starting a fashionable activity in the early Twentieth Century. swim trunks dominate men’s swimwear. Though the
in the 1890s with a wool bathing dress and bloomers, Museum visitors might be more familiar with Esther style lines will change, this basic silhouette holds on
and ending with a 1970s stretch spandex one piece. We Williams, who was known as “Hollywood’s Mermaid” for a long time. Then in the 1960s and 70s surfing
also have some accessories that date to the early 2000s. for her midcentury films with their complex synchro- emerged as a prominent American sport, and board
nized swimming sequences. Companies like Jantzen, shorts are designed to be longer and fuller in order to
How did the idea of leisure affect swim- Cole of California and Hang Ten also do their fair share prevent chafing. Today we see evolved examples of all of
wear? of promotion of swimming as both a sport and a leisure these styles around, between speedos, board shorts, rash
guards and wetsuits.
Leisure has always been intricately linked to fash-
ion and textiles and, of course, concepts of labor. What sort of Charleston-specific themes
Oceanside amusement parks like Coney Island, which run throughout the exhibition?
opened in 1895, were developed to accommodate the
changing desires of a rising working and middle class All of the photography in the exhibition comes from
that now had free time and a little money to spend our archives, which holds an extensive collection of
following labor reforms. Different practices for beach Charleston images from all periods. There are some
garments can be traced back to ancient times due to wonderful photos of July 4th gatherings at Folly Beach
the practicalities of interacting with sand and water, in the 1920s and 30s, as well as families enjoying their
but dress for relaxation has always been differenti- time on the sand and in the water. We also have woven
ated. The pandemic has emphasized this connection straw hats dating back to the 1890s, which ties into
doubly, as we redefine what it might look like to dress local traditions of weaving and basket making.
for remote work if we don’t leave our homes as often,
—Greg Smith

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It’s All About The Hunt At Rich Penn’s July 23-26 Auction

This 1927 Ford Model T Cretors popcorn truck with recent Occupational shaving mug, Coca-Cola sign, litho on
restoration is ready for service. Newspaper Boy, rare, per- cardboard, circa 1943, “Work
sonalized for Frank C. Watts. Refreshed,” horse and
WATERLOO, IOWA — Gath- like these: Popeye and Row the rarest occupational shav- Coin-operated gum machine, wagon scene with two girls
ered from every nook and Boat, Heavy Hitter, Bag ing mugs, with nearly 300 to White Vending Co., Buffalo enjoying bottles of Coca-
cranny across America, a cou- Puncher, Fliers, The Pilot, choose from. Many you simply Gum, 1 cent glass domed Cola, 53 by 32¼ inches.
ple thousand lots will be com- Basketball Player and others.” never see offered, like Aircraft, vendor, circa 1907. You can actually fire them up
ing to auction in Rich Penn The sale will offer a variety Bicycles, Bowling, Civil War Morgan dollars. For those who and go!”
Auctions’ event. With nearly of country store, drug store Ships, Motorcycles, News Boy, like gold, there are $10 eagles,
2,500 lots, all to sell without and soda fountain pieces. Speedboats, Shoeshine Boy $5 half eagles and quarter As with recent auctions, this
reserve, Thursday, July, 23 Syrup dispensers, ice cream and many more. eagles. The coin session on event will be conducted in the
through Sunday, July 26. dippers, trays and signs, dou- Thursday afternoon, July 23, Five Sullivan Brothers Conven-
ble tower display cases, gum Bidders will be able to pick kicks off the four-day auction. tion Center. For those who can’t
“This auction offers a truly and candy displays, candy up some advertising pieces make it, Penn offers multiple
spectacular variety, including jars, even rare straw dispens- from period gas stations. Por- According to Penn, “This auc- bidding options such as absen-
the coolest and biggest ‘Toy ers will all cross the block. celain and metal signs were tion also includes a selection tee, telephone and live bidding
Truck’ we’ve ever offered,” Among country store items, the main media for advertis- of furniture and decorative online through LiveAuctioneers.
said Penn, “This restored 1927 there will be wall and counter ing gasoline then. And those pieces. The early Victorian For information, 319-291-6688
Model T Cretors Popcorn truck coffee grinders, tobacco and signs are collector favorites pieces include some of the best or www.richpennauctions.com.
has been in service for the bet- spice boxes, match holders, tip today. Offered will be an we’ve ever taken to market.
ter part of 100 years. There trays and pocket mirrors. And assortment of the adverting Names like Thomas Brooks,
are smaller trucks, too, and a the Silent Salesman worked examples that coaxed change J.&J.W. Meeks and R.J. Horn-
large selection of John Deere the country store, too. Rare out of people’s pockets and er Brothers top the list, but
toys, many new old stock with coin-operated machines, into their machines. there are dozens of other clas-
boxes. And a whole fleet of including slots, trade stimula- sic pieces, too. There’s also car-
great pedal cars: American tors and vending all could be This auction will also offer a nival glass, Wavecrest, deco-
National, Garton, Gendron, found there. Several early tall large collection of many rare rated ceramics, stained glass
Murray and others. Nearly all case Pulver Gum machines, coins, from colonial coins up and lighting. There’s also
are restored. Pressed steel including the circa 1910 Kola- through the Twentieth Centu- other fun stuff.”
trucks, windups, cast iron Pepsin version will be offered. ry. Many of those nickels,
banks and lots more.” In addition, a rare circa 1905 dimes and quarters were He went on, “We were given
White Vending Co. glass saved and collected. How these Steam Punk motor
Penn added, “A nice collec- domed Buffalo Gum machine about a three-legged Buffalo bikes. Each is handmade from
tion of Popeye windup toys is offered. nickel!? Just one year, caused old bicycles and related auto-
will find new homes, too. And The auction will provide the by a flawed stamping die, this motive and mechanical pieces
some of these are so rare, you opportunity to acquire some of 1937D coin is a collector favor- and parts. Then they were
could spend a long time hunt- ite. So is the 1909 S-VDB Lin- retro fitted with newer motors.
ing and never find them. Toys coln penny and Carson City

Michener Art Museum, Mercer Museum

Will Reopen July 23

DOYLESTOWN, PENN. — With Bucks County making its tran-
sition to the “green” phase, the Michener Art Museum and Mercer
Museum are delighted to announce that they will jointly reopen
their doors and welcome back visitors beginning Monday, July 20,
with three special Member-Only Preview Days on July 20-22. Both
institutions will officially open to the public on Thursday, July 23.
Keeping the health and well-being of visitors, members, staff and
volunteers as a top priority, the Michener and Mercer Museum are
following CDC recommendations and taking new measures to
ensure safe environments. While each museum will have its own
set of guidelines, both will be implementing timed ticketing, limit-
ed capacities, and social distancing. In accordance with the Bor-
ough of Doylestown, masks will be required in all indoor spaces.

The Michener Art Museum will unveil, “Rising Tides: Contempo-
rary Art and the Ecology of Water” along with several other rei-
magined galleries in the museum. Advance-purchased timed tick-
ets will allow the Visitor Services staff to welcome guests in a safe
manner. Members are also asked to register online for timed tick-
ets. Newly installed traffic-flow signage and stanchions will guide
visitors on an enjoyable journey, allowing sufficient viewing areas
in ample space. The museum café and coat check will remain closed
at this time. Visit the website to view available time slots and learn
more about the museum’s safety guidelines.

As the Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle, operated by the Bucks
County Historical Society, both prepare to reopen, a number of
safety measures and enhancements will ensure the health and
safety of staff and guests alike. Up-to-date information is available
here.

The Mercer Museum will unveil its new exhibit, “200 Years of
Bucks County Art.” Since its founding in 1880, the Bucks County
Historical Society has collected works of art — fine and folk paint-
ings, portraits and landscapes, genre and decorative works. Never
before seen comprehensively, this collection is the centerpiece of
the new exhibit. The exhibit highlights local portraiture and land-
scape painting by noted American artists and important regional
painters, as well as numerous companion pieces such as historical
artifacts, documents and images from the Bucks County Historical
Society collection that relate to the artists or their subjects.

The Michener Art Museum is at 138 South Pine Street. For
information, 215-340-9800 or www.michenerartmuseum.org. The
Mercer Museum is at 84 South Pine Street; Fonthill Castle is
located at 525 East Court Street. For more information on either,
www.mercermuseum.org or 215-345-0210.

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Sarasota Estate Auction Will Be Online On July 26
A large collection of Southwest and Native
American pottery will be featured in this sale.

Three-part Parisian japonesque clock set, approximately 20
inches tall.

Two Chinese plaques, about 10 by 15 inches,
are from the latter half of the Nineteenth
Century.

The two Chinese censers, circa 1900, in impe-
rial cloisonné, measure approximately 31
inches tall.

SARASOTA, FLA. — A large Ranch in Texas. Features Fine Art, Clocks,
collection of Asian and South- Fine art for Ford is one of Asian & Southwest Ceramics
west pottery, fine art, Nine-
teenth Century clocks and his strongest suits, as he Henry Tanworth Wells, oil on canvas,
home furnishings will high- expects to lead with a Henry approximately 57 by 48 inches in its origi-
light Sarasota Estate Auc- Tanworth Wells (1828-1903) nal frame. Sitters are sisters Emma and
tion’s sale on July 26. As with oil on canvas, approximately Frederica Bankers of Soughton Hall, United
most auction houses lately, 57 by 48 inches in its original Kingdom.
this sale will be without an frame. Known as The Red
in-house audience, only phone Carnation, the sitters are sis- inches tall. There is a three- pieces of Acoma Pottery, a but unsigned; a late cigar
bids, online bidding or left ters Emma and Frederica piece French set in japon- large ovoid urn by Carmelita store figure and a large bench
bids, a protocol that has prov- Bankers of Soughton Hall, esque style, the clock about 20 Dunlap of San Ildefonso, N.M. made from an antique wagon
en successful over the last United Kingdom. There will inches tall and two matching wheel.
four months. For this latest be a Frans Van Leemputten vases, and an Eli Terry clock Also in the sale will be a
sale, Andrew Ford and his (1850-1914) waterfront scene. from Connecticut. great deal of traditional The gallery is open for pre-
staff have gathered more than An impressionist oil on can- American antiques. An Eigh- views by appointment. Sarasota
700 lots with great emphasis vas by Philip Lyford depicting This sale has a large South- teenth Century Salem, Mass., Estate Auction has moved its
on fine art from the last 200 a petulant child with his west collection gathered by block front desk in mahogany location to be combined with the
years, Native American pot- mother, circa 1925, is drawing the consignor over several with original brasses will be renovated Sarasota Antiques
tery, baskets and art along a great deal of attention as decades. It includes more offered. Among the fun pieces Gallery, 522 South Pineapple, in
with an assortment of vintage well. than 60 pieces of Native is a life-size bronze horse with the historic part of downtown
Southwest furniture original- American pottery, about a two children, artist unknown; Sarasota. For more information,
ly from the famous King Several clocks across the dozen baskets and textiles. an exhibition size Maine www.sarasotaestateauction.com
block include a French Cham- The ceramics include several scene in the style of Hopper, or 941-359-8700.
paleve carriage clock, about 6

Bruce Museum Junior Art Competition 2020:
Children Respond Creatively To Coronavirus Crisis

GREENWICH, CONN. — Launched in May to high- to use their creativity to share their unique experienc- Lily deJongh Downing: “Their works were incredible
light the talents and concerns of the coming generation es during this unprecedented health crisis. —powerful expressions of how to seek truth and justice
of young artists, the Bruce Museum Junior Art Compe- and beauty through art.”
tition 2020: Seeing and Feeling During the Pandemic “These are uncharted territories for students, and
invited children in kindergarten through eighth grade with schools no longer in session, we wanted to find a Here are the seven award winners of the Bruce Muse-
3rd Place: Leonardo Costanzo, Kindergarten, “Do new way to channel their creative expression,” said um Junior Art Competition 2020. Images of the stu-
Not Touch,” tempera and pen on paper. Felicity Kostakis, who along with fellow museum vol- dents’ artwork will be shared on the website, www.
unteers Lily deJongh Downing and Cricket Lockhart, brucemuseum.org.
served as judges for the art competition. “As an art
teacher, I firmly believe that art has the ability to Kindergarten through Grade 4
empower and bring meaning to students’ lives as well 1st Place: Alexa Kwasniewski, Grade 3, “Sadness,”
as the lives of others.” pencil on paper.
2nd Place: Chloe Yan, Grade 1, “Holding Hands
The call for entries was simple: Artwork could be cre- Again,” mixed media with flowers.
ated in any medium and submitted electronically as 3rd Place: Leonardo Costanzo, Kindergarten, “Do Not
one image per two-dimensional work or two images for Touch,” tempera and pen on paper.
three-dimensional pieces. The museum’s invitation
resulted in more than 80 submissions, each piece of art Grades 5 through 8
more touching and heartfelt than the last. 1st Place: Yana Thukral, Grade 6, “Trapped in Dark-
ness,” pen and pencil on paper.
Awards were offered for two age groups, Grades K-4 2nd Place: Karin Lund, Grade 7, “Headline Shock,”
and Grades 5-8, respectively: First Prize – $75/$150 pencil on paper and iMovie
Visa gift card plus annual family membership to the 3rd Place: Whit Armstrong, Grade 7, “Lockdown,” pen
Bruce Museum valued at $65; Second Prize – $50/$100 and pencil on paper.
gift card plus annual family membership; Third Prize
– $25/$75 gift card plus annual family membership. Director’s Award
There is also a Bruce Museum Director’s Award, with a Christian Graziano, Grade 8, “Fraying,” digital media.
prize of a $100 Visa gift card and annual family mem- “We’ve seen the impact that the museum’s popular
bership. annual iCreate exhibition of high school artists has
had throughout the community,” said Robert Wolter-
“As jurors, Felicity, Lily, and I were absolutely delight- storff, The Susan E. Lynch executive director. “This is a
ed with all the entries we received and had a difficult wonderful opportunity for us to show how younger art-
time deciding on the individual winners,” says Cricket ists are using their creativity to express themselves.
Lockhart, a member of the New Bruce Campaign Com- Art truly does inspire, and it will help us all get through
mittee. “Our hearts go out to these children as they these trying times.”
deal with the pandemic and with the compelling issues The Bruce Museum is at 1 Museum Drive. For addi-
surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement.” Adds tional information, 203-869-0376.

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Copley Fine Art Auctions
Will Conduct Its Summer Sale Online

Ogden M. Pleissner (1905-1983), “Quail Hunting,” watercol-
or, 15 by 29 inches ($40/60,000).

HINGHAM, MASS. — On Richard LaBarre Goodwin, A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), open-bill call- Charles F. Coffin (1835-1919), Nantucket
Thursday, July 23, Copley Fine Eric Sloane, David A. Hager- ing decorative yellowlegs ($60/90,000). Hollow curlew ($125/175,000).
Art Auctions will host its sport- baumer, Owen Gromme, Lan-
ing sale consisting of 294 lots ford Monroe, George Browne, ton Kramer, Grant Nelson and Lothrop Turner Holmes (1824- ($10/15,000). Contemporary
and offering the opportunity to among others. others will be featured in the 1899), a folky pair of bluebills works by carver Mark McNair
take home world-class paint- sale. In all, more than 150 ($10/14,000) by Frank W. Buch- include a cohesive rig of six
ings and bird carvings. Auc- Three works by Thomas Aqui- American bird decoys will cross ner (1871-1947), a rare cork- shorebird species, an eider
tioneer Peter Cocculuto will be nas Daly will come up for bid, the block. Diverse offerings of bodied goose ($5/8,000) by with mussel and a hollow plo-
conducting the live sale once led by “Electric Mountain,” a carvings from virtually every “Shang” Wheeler (1872-1949), ver with a dovetailed head.
again; however, in light of the depiction of elk and one of the major region will be on display. a Mason Factory mallard
current COVID-19 restrictions, largest works the artist ever Important makers represented ($10/15,000) from the rig of G. For information, 617-536-
the auction will be conducted completed ($8/12,000). O’Brien include Melvin G. Lawrence, K. Schmidt and an eider pair 0030 or www.copleyart.com.
at Copley’s headquarters and said, “I’d be shocked if this Charles F. Coffin, A. Elmer
there will not be any in-person painting doesn’t set a new Crowell, the Ward Brothers, ($8/12,000) by Capt. Merritt P.
bidding. world record for the artist; if it Ira Hudson, Lothrop Holmes, Pinkham (1861-1947), previ-
doesn’t, someone will be steal- the Mason Factory, Joseph W. ously owned by David and
The auction will be live- ing it.” Additionally, a number Lincoln, John Dawson, Obedi- Peggy Rockefeller, Donal C.
streamed and will utilize of acrylic paintings from noted ah Verity, “Shang” Wheeler, the O’Brien Jr, and Dr George Ross
phone, absentee and internet contemporary artist Chet Burr family, Oliver Lawson, Starr Jr.
bidding. Phone bidders are Reneson will be available, as Keith Mueller, Cameron The top Ward Brothers carv-
strongly encouraged to sign up well as new works from Ewoud McIntyre, Steve Weaver and ings include a rigmate pair of
early. The live auction will de Groot, Luke Frazier, David Mark S. McNair, and other pintails ($12/16,000), a black
begin at 10 am on Thursday, Allen, Gordon Allen, and Al carvers. duck ($10/14,000) and a classic
July 23. Barker, and pieces by John 1936 canvasback hen
Swan, Jim Morgan, Dave The decoys to be offered are
Copley principal Stephen Chapple, Dave Hodges and led by the O’Brien-Nelson Hol-
O’Brien Jr reported, “I’ve been David Lazarus. low Nantucket Curlew, carved
surprised by the number of big in the late Nineteenth Century
private sales we have been see- Copley will again offer items by Charles F. Coffin (1835-
ing over the last month. The from the estate of Alfred F. 1919) ($125/175,000). The sale
market for top-notch decoys King III. King was the owner of will once again include carv-
and paintings has been quite The Sportsman’s Edge gallery ings by the “father of American
resilient. We saw this in 2008 in New York City for many bird carving” A. Elmer Crowell
and 2009 as well. Having some- years, and pieces from his (1862-1952): an open-bill call-
thing on the wall or shelf gives estate include items by Bob ing decorative yellowlegs
our clients a tremendous Kuhn, David A. Maass and ($60/90,000), a P.W. Whitte-
amount of security. You don’t Frank W. Benson. A selection of more Rig Willet ($25/35,000),
have to worry about losing ornithological works from the and a rare, possibly unique,
secret keys like you do with collection of Eddie Woodin, alighting tern ($15/20,000).
cryptocurrencies. Most impor- including pieces by well-known
tantly, art brings our clients a bird artists C.F. Tunnicliffe, Two iconic American mergan-
tremendous amount of joy.” Archibald Thorburn, Robert sers will grace the auction: The
Verity Clem, Louis Agassiz Starr American merganser
The auction’s fine art high- Fuertes, Harry Curieux Adam- drake ($40/60,000) by Joseph
lights include a quail hunting son and Roger Tory Peterson, W. Lincoln (1859-1938) of
watercolor by Ogden M. Pleiss- will be included. Accord, Mass., and a mergan-
ner ($40/60,000) and two ser hen by John Dawson (1889-
watercolors by Aiden Lassell A selection of prints and 1959) ($40/60,000). The sale
Ripley: the vibrant “A Pair of works on paper will come to will also feature two other rare
Pheasants” ($14/18,000) and market, including seven prints works by the Accord Pond
“Pheasants Near the Old by wildlife artist Carl Rungius, maker, a canvas long-tailed
Farm” ($12/18,000). nine print lots by Frank W. drake ($10/14,000) and a willet
Benson and additional works ($4,5/6,500). Two plover carv-
Two oil paintings by Francis by Marguerite Kirmse, Roland ings by Melvin Gardner Law-
Lee Jaques, created in the Green, Roland Clark, Richard rence (1880-1930), a sleeper
1940s for Alexander Sprunt Bishop, William J. Schaldach, ($30/50,000) and a runner
Jr’s book South Carolina Bird Ripley and Percival Rosseau, ($20/30,000), are also on offer.
Life will be available. “Inland rounding out the fine art offer- Both works hail from the
Waterway Scene” and “Tidal ings. Thomas K. Figge collection.
Creek Scene” are two of Jaques’
classics of ornithological refer- Copley will again present a Other works include an early
ence, showing more than a group of antique decoys and canvas scoter ($18/24,000) by
dozen birds in their natural bird carvings. Works directly
environment ($10/15,000 each). from the collections of Thomas
Additional paintings will cross M. Evans, Thomas K. Figge,
the block by Lynn Bogue Hunt, Ted and Judy Harmon, Dr Mor-

Nantucket Historical Association Opens The Whaling Museum

NANTUCKET, MASS. — The tect the public and make the tors through the entire museum
Nantucket Historical Associa- indoor experience both excep- safely, new exhibitions, as well
tion (NHA) has reopened the tional and safe have been as a brand new Discovery Cen-
doors to the public at the Whal- implemented. To ensure social ter designed for families. The
ing Museum. The policy of free distancing, capacity will be lim- Museum Shop will operate as
admission for the year-round ited initially to ten percent of an online store. Curbside pick-
community is extended as a gift official capacity. The visitor has up is available.
through the end of the year. the option to walk the entire
museum all the way up to the The NHA Historic Properties
NHA members are encour- roof deck without touching. The will remain closed, but we
aged to reserve and visitors are HVAC system has new high remind islanders and visitors
encouraged to purchase timed capacity filters installed. Sani- alike to enjoy the beautiful gar-
tickets online at NHA.org. tation stations are throughout dens of Hadwen House and
Extended Whaling Museum the campus. Greater Light, or the open spac-
hours are from 8 am to 6 pm, es by the Old Mill and Oldest
Monday through Saturday, Enhancements include a self- House during daylight hours.
closed Sundays. Members and guided audio tour available
visitors with timed tickets will using personal devices, a Yellow The Nantucket Historical
have preferred entry. “Cobblestone” Road — à la The Association is at 15 Broad
Wizard of Oz — to guide visi- Street. For more information,
Robust safety protocols to pro- www.nha.org or 508-228-1894.

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6 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 24, 2020

New Hampshire Collection Headlines
Eldred’s Summer Sale On July 30-31

A rare diminutive server by “The Bonaventure” by N.C. Wyeth is the
Portsmouth, N.H., cabinetmak- anticipated top lot in the sale
ers Judkins and Senter hails ($250/350,000). It was exhibited at
from the collection of New the Terra Museum of American
“Evening, Cornish, N.H.” by Maxfield Parrish was purport- Hampshire residents Law- Art in Chicago and the Bran-
edly painted for the artist’s own artistic satisfaction, rence and Dorothy Perkins. dywine River Museum in
according to a 1930 issue of American Magazine The Perkins collection features Chadds Ford, Penn.
($80/$120,000). prominently in the sale and this
server ($35/50,000) is one of the
EAST DENNIS, MASS. — A Americana department. “They most notable lots. red-breasted mer-
Judkins and Senter Federal took courses at the MFA on ganser in flight
server, a William Fitz tall case American antiques and then A life-size kingfisher clasping a mounted on a
clock and a William and Mary proceeded to connect with some fish in its beak $7/9,000) is one of seascape-paint-
gateleg table with possibly its of the top dealers in their area. 41 carvings by A.E. Crowell in the ed plaque by Nantuck-
original red-wash finish are Obviously, between their eye sale, several of which are from et carver/artist James
three of the most notable lots and the dealers’, they chose the collection of Mr & Mrs Ken- Walter Folger. All
from the New Hampshire col- wisely and formed a very select neth DeLong of Cape Cod. three carry a
lection of Lawrence and Doro- group of New England and $15/20,000 estimate.
thy Perkins, a featured section Portsmouth-focused quality ($80/120,000). The painting Paul-Cesar Helleu, Ammi Phil- Noteworthy furniture in the
of Eldred’s summer sale, slated pieces. We’re very excited to was illustrated in the May 1930 lips and Charles Herbert Wood- sale outside the Perkins collec-
for July 30-31 at the firm’s bring this collection to market issue of American Magazine in bury are also included, with tion includes a Litchfield-area
headquarters on Cape Cod. as it forms the nucleus of a very an article about Parrish and estimates ranging from Chippendale secretary
strong sale.” described as “Parrish at his $10/15,000 to $25/35,000. descended in the same family
The Perkinses, residents of best. He painted it solely for his “The outstanding New Hamp- of the original owner
New Hampshire, carefully and The sale’s anticipated top lot own artistic satisfaction”. shire and Nineteenth Century ($40/60,000) and Queen Anne
thoughtfully acquired their col- is N.C. Wyeth’s “The Bonaven- The featured 23-lot New works balance our traditionally tea table attributed to Thomas
lection over 20 years from New ture,” a scene of a sailboat at Hampshire collection of paint- strong group of Cape Ann and Elfe, a Charleston, S.C.-based
England’s leading antiques the foot of towering cliffs. The ings is highlighted by a Francis Cape Cod-themed works,” cabinetmaker ($10/15,000).
dealers and auction houses. painting ($250/350,000), illus- Seth Frost (1825-1902) view of Eldred said. “In this new world Chinese export, a group of
Like the Judkins and Senter trated in three volumes on Mt. Desert Island ($5/10,000) of social distancing, perhaps weathervanes and needlework
sideboard ($35/50,000) and the Wyeth (1882-1945), comes to and also includes pieces by these paintings will allow the samplers, Oriental rugs and
tall case clock by William Fitz auction from a Newport, R.I., Frank Henry Shapleigh (1842- buyer to at least mentally traditional Americana are also
($60/80,000), many of the piec- private collection but has a 1906), Alfred T. Ordway (1821- escape to the pure air of the included. There is also a promi-
es are from Portsmouth, N.H.- lengthy provenance dating to 1897) and several other artists mountains or the salty breath nent group of midcentury and
area makers, including four Charles Scribner’s Sons pre- with ties to the White Moun- of the sea.” contemporary art and design.
pieces by cabinetmaker Joseph 1949. tains and northern New Eng- The Mr & Mrs Kenneth The auction is slated to have
Clark. Other highlights include land. DeLong collection of bird carv- floor bidding, with phone and
the William & Mary gateleg “Perhaps because consignors The sale includes nearly 200 ings, mostly comprising an absentee bidding available
table ($35/50,000), a William & were inspired by the Perkins paintings in total, with other assortment of miniature and with preregistration. Online
Mary highboy, probably of collection, the painting selec- significant examples, including decorative carvings by A. Elmer bidding is also available
Rhode Island origin, that tion came together quite organ- a “View of Provincetown, Crowell, is also a featured col- through the firm’s website and
descended in the Rogers family ically,” said Joshua Eldred, Mass.,” a rare scene of the lection in the sale, with esti- Invaluable.com. A public exhi-
($10/20,000) and a Federal president of the firm and head famed Cape Cod resort town by mates ranging from $250/350 bition is scheduled for July 29,
work table with painted deco- of its fine art department. Ralph Eugene Cahoon Jr (1910- to $9/12,000. The DeLongs, of but private preview appoint-
ration by Sarah Eaton-Balch of “There is a remarkable Max- 1982), and a portrait of the Cape Cod, acquired their collec- ments are also available.
Dedham, Mass. ($5/10,000). field Parrish in the sale as well Gold Rush steamer Wilson G. tion over 50 years, according to As Massachusetts advisories
The collection also includes as a wonderful group of Nine- Hunt by artist-brothers John Bill Bourne, who has known pertaining to the spread of
metalware, ceramics, bandbox- teenth Century White Moun- and James Bard (1815-1897), the couple since his childhood. COVID-19 could impact bidding
es and other fine art and Amer- tain School works that are a from the Kelton collection of Other sporting art pieces in the options and exhibition sched-
icana. perfect complement to the Per- marine art and artifacts. Both sale include a rare pair of life- ules, prospective bidders are
kins collection.” works carry a $40/60,000 esti- size bobwhite quail and a gold- encouraged to confirm these by
“The Perkiness shared with mate. Notable works by John en plover decoy in eclipse plum- visiting www.eldreds.com or
me how they started to collect,” The Maxfield Parrish (1870- Mecray, John George Brown, age, both by Crowell, and a calling 508-385-3116.
said Bill Bourne, vice president 1966), titled “Evening, Cornish,
of Eldred’s and head of its N.H.,” is from the same New-
port collection as the Wyeth

New Frick Online Exhibition Explains
Role Assisting Monuments Men
NEW YORK CITY — An online exhibition, recently ng and the collection stayed open to the public throughout
Staff removing Jean Antoine Houdon’s launched on the Frick Collection’s website to commemorate the war years.
“Diana the Huntress” to storage in the the 75th anniversary to the end of World War II, outlines
New Vault. the pivotal role the library played with the “Monuments Relationships forged in the 1920s between the Frick Art
Men” in the protection of monuments and treasures, in “The Reference Library and overseas representatives, who were
Frick During World War II: Selections From the Archives.” hired to secure books and photographs for the library, contin-
ued during the war. Letters from purchasing agents Clotilde
During World War II, The Frick Art Reference Library Brière and Lea Danesi Tolnay, and photographer Mario San-
joined the international effort to protect cultural treasures soni, describe in vivid detail the hardships of living in France
from the destruction of war, inviting the Committee of the and Italy in wartime.
American Council of Learned Societies on Protection of Cul-
tural Treasures in War Areas to headquarter their opera- This online exhibition presents maps, correspondence, photo-
tions at the Library. Library staff assisted committee mem- graphs and reports that document these three compelling nar-
bers, preparing maps and lists locating art treasures and ratives from the World War II era of our institutional history.
monuments across Europe. Used by Allied forces (from Developed using Google Open Gallery, the exhibition allows
bomber pilots to Monuments Men) to identify and protect users to enlarge images, view transcripts and share and com-
Europe’s cultural legacy, these maps and resources were an pare images. Inquiries regarding the exhibition may be direct-
invaluable contribution to the effort. ed to [email protected] An external-link bibliography of
World War II Provenance resources is maintained in the online
While the war raged abroad, The Frick Collection took catalog, FRESCO, at https://arcade.nyarc.org/search~S6/?sear
steps to protect its own holdings in the face of possible chtype=f&searcharg=wwii|&searchscope=6&sortdropdown=t
attack on the home front. In May of 1942, the most valuable &SORT=D&_ga=2.82163666.559851409.1594224768-
works of art were placed in storage in a new vault con- 1525848811.1594224768. The online exhibition is viewable,
structed for that purpose. The remaining artwork was rehu- at www.frick.org/research/archives/highlights/world_war_ii.

July 24, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 7

Michaan’s Will Offer Chinese Art,
Designer Jewels & California Art

Also, Luxury Timepieces
In July 25 Auction

Manuel Valencia (American, 1856-1935) “Grazing Cattle in Marin,” oil on Man’s diamond 14K yellow gold ring Large Chinese blue and white hex-
canvas ($2/4,000). ($3/5,000) agonal vase ($4/6,000)

ALAMEDA, CALIF. — natural light and creative photographer and painter in Also featured is the 1963 many special finds for collec-
Michaan’s gallery auction on communities have attracted her own right. Dora Maar’s oil painting attributed to Li tors, such as a gold link charm
July 25 presents works by art- artists for many generations. painting “Composition in Teal” Keran (1907-1989), “Land- bracelet ($3/5,000) featuring
ists from California and Taos is one of July’s highlights scape of Red Forest” in ink six US gold coins from the
among the many fine art high- July’s gallery auction fea- ($1/2,000). Other European and color on rice paper early Twentieth Century,
lights. The Asian art depart- tures landscapes by Manuel artists in the auction include ($5,5/8,000). Counted among including Indian Head and
ment offers Twentieth Centu- Valencia, Richard Schloss and Miro and Rouault, and the the most important Chinese Lady Liberty coins.
ry Chinese paintings. The Gordon Coutts. A native of iconic poster artist Leonetto artists and teachers of the
selection of estate jewelry and Scotland, Coutts was a world Cappiello. A great find for col- Twentieth Century, Li studied Diamonds are abundant. A
timepieces includes treasures traveler who settled in the lectors of poster art, in addi- Western art in the 1920s and substantial man’s diamond
from the world’s top design East Bay Hills and belonged tion to Cappiello’s “Helène synthesized its influence in ring of 14K yellow gold cen-
houses. Vintage modern furni- to the Bohemian Club. His Chauvin” ($1,5/2,500), is the his singular style of painting. ters an old European-cut dia-
ture and musical instruments landscapes, glowing with 1976 New Orleans Jazz and mond of 1.72 carats ($3/5,000).
also await bidders. Online and vibrant colors, include “Forest Heritage Festival poster by A highlight of the auction is A striking platinum ring, with
phone bidding are available. Stream” ($1/1,500). Valencia’s the Louisiana folk artist a bolt of late Qing dynasty silk sleek geometric lines and
“Grazing Cattle in Marin” is a Maria Laredo ($2/4,000). Por- brocade. The green and gold encrusted with diamonds is
Ralph Waldo Emerson Mey- tonalist landscape ($2/4,000). traying Fats Houston, the silk features a woven pattern estimated at $600/800.
ers, who settled in Taos, N.M., It bears the label of Maxwell grand marshal of the Eureka of double fish, Buddha’s hand
in 1909, was a successful trad- Galleries, prominent in the marching jazz band, this exu- and other fruits, bats, cloud In each monthly auction,
er, working with people of the California art community berant poster is increasingly scroll and other auspicious Michaan’s offers estate furni-
Taos Pueblo to market their since its founding in 1940. rare and valuable, since many motifs ($3,5/4,500); the uncut ture and decorations from
creations. In the process he copies were lost to Hurricane bolt measures approximately many periods. Featured in
became an advocate for pre- A top luminary in the auc- Katrina. 27 feet long by 30 inches wide. July is the pair of split-back
serving Native American cul- tion is Gustave Baumann, beechwood chairs by Pierre
tural traditions. His lifelong whose “Cherry Blossom” wood- Chinese scroll paintings in Chinese porcelains offered Gautier-Delaye. The tripod
dream was to become a paint- cut is offered at $4/6,000. Bau- the auction include “Scholar include a large blue and white chairs, circa 1970, have the
er, and he held a position of mann, a leading American in Landscape” ($40/60,000) hexagonal vase, more than 18 simple, earthy appeal of
esteem in the famous Taos printmaker of the Twentieth after Zhang Daqian (1899- inches tall and painted with today’s most desired furniture
artists’ colony. Century, produced brilliantly 1983). Zhang’s signature floral sprays, fruit tree styles ($500/800 for the pair).
colored woodcuts and paint- splashed-ink painting style branches and elegant borders Also offered is the 1950s desk
Meyers produced a relatively ings while residing in the art made him one of the best- ($4/6,000). A blue and white, by Milo Baughman for Drexel
small body of paintings, which colonies at Taos and in Brown loved and most international- Arabic-inscribed moon flask is Perspective, a roomy, floating
makes the sale of his work at County, Ind. ly renowned Chinese artists, estimated at $1/1,500, and a top example ($400/600).
auction exciting for collectors. and sales of his works have guan-type octagonal bottle
The sale will offer Meyers’s oil Dora Maar (1907-1997), well set and broken auction records vase is $800- $1,200. Michaan’s Auctions is at
“Indian Summer” ($7/9,000). known to art lovers as a muse many times. 2751 Todd Street. For infor-
of Picasso and the Surrealists, Nearly 140 lots of estate jew- mation, www.michaans.com or
California’s majestic scenery, was a brilliant intellectual, elry are offered. There are 510-740-0220.

Eileen Gray: Online At Bard Graduate Center

NEW YORK CITY — The Bard Graduate Center Lewis, Kathleen Bruce, Jessie Gavin and Jessica Dis- Berenice Abbott, Portrait of Eileen Gray, 1926.
(BGC) presents an online companion to its “Eileen Gray” morr. Gray also developed at this time an interest in Silver gelatin print. National Museum of Ireland,
exhibition, inviting viewers to click featured images to traditional Asian lacquer and studied briefly with Dublin, ©2019 Estate of Berenice Abbott.
explore many different aspects of Gray’s career, from Charles Dean, of whom little is known. By 1902, Gray mated or misunderstood by most critics and historians.
her celebrated projects to many lesser-known and tired of the London scene and moved to Paris to contin- The exhibition will assert unequivocally that Eileen
recently rediscovered pieces on display for the first time. ue her art training at the Académie Colarossi and Aca- Gray was an architect working in different typologies.
démie Julian. By 1910, Gray and her fellow Slade School Thanks to recent archival discoveries and research, the
“Eileen Gray” is the first in-depth exhibition in the friend, Evelyn Wyld, established a workshop to produce BGC exhibition presents a comprehensive view of her
United States to examine the total oeuvre of designer carpets and wall hangings. Gray also continued her work and artistic vision. We are thrilled to have the
and architect Eileen Gray (1878-1976). The exhibition, study of traditional lacquer with Japanese craftsman Centre Georges Pompidou as our partner and are grate-
curated by Cloé Pitiot, is comprised of approximately Seizo Sugawara, with whom she formed a successful ful to them, to the National Museum of Ireland and to
200 works, including never before publicly exhibited partnership. an international group of private collectors for provid-
furniture, lacquer works, architectural drawings and ing loans to the exhibition.”
archival materials. The exhibition offers new insights In 1922, she opened her Paris shop, Galerie Jean
about Gray’s long and distinguished career that began Désert, at 217, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, where To view the virtual exhibition companion, www.exhibi-
in the early 1900s and continued until her death in she sold furniture and rugs. The Galerie also served as tions.bgc.bard.edu/eileengray/.
1976, with particular attention to her practice as an an exhibition space for modern art, making Gray, albeit
architect. Rarely seen architectural drawings and pho- working under a male pseudonym, one of the first
tographs elucidate how Gray designed her most famous women gallerists. During this period, Gray also offered
house, E 1027, and other architectural projects. interior design services, and her facility with architec-
tural space was evident in the environments she
The exhibition continues the Bard Graduate Center designed for clients such as Juliette Lévy, the Mahara-
Gallery’s longstanding commitment to examining jah of Indore, Jacques Doucet and others. Gray’s rugs
under-recognized figures in modern architecture and demonstrated her creativity with geometric forms, and
design, particularly women, such as Aino Marsio-Aalto by the early 1920s, she was designing furnishings in
and Armi Ratia, as well as lesser-known aspects of tubular metal and other modern materials. From the
renowned figures, such as Le Corbusier. 1920s onward, and throughout the rest of her life, Gray
produced architectural projects for private and public
Gray was a pioneer in modern design and architecture, commissions, including homes for her own use in
and one of the few women to practice professionally in France: E 1027 (1926-29) in RoquebruneCap-Martin,
those fields before World War II. Born into a distin- Tempe a Pailla (1931-34) in Menton and Villa Lou Pérou
guished, upper-class household in Ireland in 1878, Gray (1954-58) in St Tropez. In 1976, Gray died in Paris at
spent her childhood between her family home, Brown- the age of 98.
swood House, in Ireland, and the family’s residence in
the South Kensington district of London. According to BGC Gallery director Nina Stritzler-
Levine, “Eileen Gray remains fundamentally underesti-
In her early twenties she studied at the Slade School
of Art in London, where she met artists Wyndham

8 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 24, 2020

Andrew Jones To Auction Design
For The Home & Garden July 26

Oil on canvas painting by Nicolai Fechin (Russian, 1881- Italian micromosaic table top, circa second half George III gilt-bronze and jasperware
1955), titled “Still life with flowers and fruit,” circa 1925, 20 Nineteenth Century, diameter of top 22 inches mounted inlaid mahogany, kingwood,
by 24 inches ($70/100,000). ($20/30,000). satinwood and yew wood fall front secre-
tary in the manner of Thomas Sheraton,
late Eighteenth Century ($10/20,000).

LOS ANGELES — Andrew ($70/100,000). Another work is Sale Features 250+ Lots Of Fine Art, clocks: a walnut example by
Jones Auctions’ Design for the a gouache on paper abstract Design, Antiques & Accessories. Joseph Knibb apprentice
Home and Garden auction on composition by Serge Poliakoff Brounker Watts, and a floral
Sunday, July 26, will feature ($30/50,000). Colinet, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Powell are also included. marquetry example by Christo-
more than 250 lots of fine art, François-Raoul Larche, The Silvers developed a love pher Gould ($8/12,000). An
design, antiques and accesso- The collection also offers piec- Emmanuel Villanis and Mari- early George III mahogany
ries from collections across the es by Rosa Bonheur, John us-Jean-Antonin Mercié’s “Glo- of the intricacies and subtleties open armchair in the manner
United States and throughout George Brown, George Fuller, ria Victus” ($10/15,000). Also of the art of Italian micromosa- of Paul Sanders ($2/3,000) is
California. This will be an Ernest Lawson, Reginald sold will be three Robert Gra- ics, and their collection includes included in the estate of Ruth
online-only auction, with no Marsh, Louis Charles Moeller, ham frieze figures and a selec- a panel of a peasant woman in Harvey.
live bidding. Phone and absen- Jane Peterson and Helen Maria tion of animalier bronzes after a country landscape from the
tee bids will be taken. Turner. Fine art from other Antoine Louis Bayre, Isadore workshop of Michelangelo Bar- Additional highlights include
sources include Lita Albuquer- Bonheur, Hippolyte Joseph beri (1787-1867), Rome two vintage Louis Vuitton trav-
The sale will be led by prop- que, Marc Aldine, Frank Bean- Cuvelier, Pierre-Jules Mêne ($10/15,000), traditional Grand el trunks that belonged to
erty from the collection of Mary land and Leopold Schmutzler, and Leonid Vladimirovich Tour subjects like Roman ruins, Oscar winning director Orson
and Lou Silver of Indian Wells, as well as an Edward Hopper Pozen. including a table top centering Welles and his wife, Contessa
Calif. Highlights include fine etching titled “Evening Wind,” Art glass from the Silver col- St Peter’s Square ($20/30,000), di Gerfalco, Paola Mori from
art, sculpture, micromosaics, 1921, from a Beverly Hills col- lection includes a Dale Chihuly as well as two pieces formerly the estate of Orson Welles
antiques, art glass, design and lector. Also up for bid will be blown and applied glass Vene- in the collection of Gianni Ver- ($4/6,000 each) and garden
even a Steinway grand piano. five pieces by Bernard Lorjou, tian vase, 1996 ($8/12,000) and sace, including a floral still life appointments like a pair of
Also included is property from and a monumental floral still two works by Murano Maestro with birds. French bronze mounted iron
a northern California estate life painting by the noted Aus- Lino Tagliapietra – Riverstone, jardinieres by the Val d’Osne
featuring antiques, silver and trian artist Sebastian Wegmayr 1998 and Bilbao, 2002, as well English antiques and decora- foundry, vintage Catalina tile
clocks, as well as the estate of from the estate of Ruth Harvey. as a Marc Lalique Cactus table tive arts will be led by a selec- bird panels and a number of
Ruth Harvey of Bel Air. and other Lalique pieces, such tion from a northern California lots of patio furniture by Walter
Sculpture runs the gamut as “Cygne tête droite” and estate that includes a late Lamb for Brown Jordan, as
The Mary and Lou Silver col- from French masters like “Cygne tête penchée” and Eighteenth Century George III well as marble sculpture and a
lection encompasses a number Edgar Degas (“Tête, étude pour “Masque de Femme.” Four larg- gilt-bronze and jasperware Nineteenth Century Rouge
of different genres with stand- le portrait de Madame S. er scale pieces by Dino Rosin, mounted fall front secretary in Royal marble fountain.
out works of art, including an [Mathilde Salle], $15/20,000), two pieces by Tiffany Studios the manner of Thomas Shera-
oil on canvas still life with Louis-Ernest Barrias’ “Nature and a vase by Steven Rolfe ton, a Regency mahogany cel- The auction will start at 11
flowers and fruit painted by a Revealing Herself Before Sci- larette in the manner of Thom- am Pacific time. For additional
master of color and composi- ence,” Émile-Antoine Bour- as Hope and two early tall case information, 213-748-8008 or
tion, Nicolai Fechin, circa 1925 delle, Claire Jeanne Roberte www.andrewjonesauctions.com.

National Museum Of Women In The Arts Announces Recent Acquisition

WASHINGTON, DC — The renowned American documen- for both photography and jour- leaf is reminiscent of early from the artist’s series “SHE.”
National Museum of Women in tary photographer Mary Ellen nalism. Christian religious icons. Joana Vasconcelos (b 1971)
the Arts (NMWA) has Mark, a large-scale portrait by Portuguese artist Joana Vas-
announced recent major collec- artist Delita Martin, three pho- This donation of more than Rania Matar (b 1964) concelos creates exuberant
tion acquisitions that reflect a tographs by artist Rania Matar 160 Mary Ellen Mark photo- Informed by her Lebanese, mixed-media works that fore-
commitment to telling the full- and a sculpture by Portuguese graphs is from the Photography Palestinian and American back- ground and elevate the collec-
est possible story of women in artist Joana Vasconcelos. Buyers Syndicate, a limited- grounds and experience, docu- tive identity of women in art
art. The newly acquired works membership group that pur- mentary photographer Matar’s and society. Emblematic of her
include 166 photographs by the Mary Ellen Mark (1940– chases large photography collec- practice is dedicated to explor- bold, feminist sculpture is
Joana Vasconcelos, “Rubra,” 2015) tions and frequently donates ing issues of female adolescence “Rubra” (2016), a nearly 6-foot-
2016; Murano glass, wool them to public collections. The and womanhood, both in the tall Murano glass and crocheted
yarn, ornaments, LED light- Known for her compassionate gift includes images spanning United States and the Middle wool chandelier, the second
ing, polyester, and iron, and candid depictions of sub- Marks’s entire career. East. Her “SHE” series work by Vasconcelos to join the
height 69¼ by 43 inches jects living outside of main- (2016-ongoing) depicts women museum’s collection.
diameter; National Museum stream society, Mark’s images Delita Martin (b 1972) in their early twenties, a time Unabashedly flamboyant,
of Women in the Arts, Gift of span her earliest work in Tur- Through her work, Martin when most will leave their fam- Rubra (Latin for “red”) hangs
Christine Suppes; photo by key in the 1960s to photographs aims to create a new iconogra- ily homes to begin independent above viewers in a spectacular
Francesco Allegretto. made on Polaroid film in the phy for African Americans lives. To convey the young wom- display of fiery crimson hues
early 2000s. Works from Mark’s based on African tradition, per- en’s strength but also the perils and glowing light. The chande-
best-known series, including sonal recollections and physical they face, Matar photographs lier features a mélange of hand-
“Prom,” “Streetwise” and materials. Combining up to them in lush and unforgiving made wool crochet, lace,
“Twins,” offer an intriguing seven processes, Martin creates landscapes. She portrays their sequined fabric, gold tassels,
glimpse into the artist’s won- large-scale prints onto which individual beauty through their delicate beaded ornaments and
drous and uncanny vision. she draws, sews, collages and relationships with their envi- Murano glass. Elongated gar-
paints. She claims space for her ronments — tucked among the lands of sewn fabric dangle at
NMWA has previously exhib- subjects, creating a powerful scaly roots of a banyan tree or various heights, topped by
ited Mark’s work, and an presence that highlights the backed by crashing ocean waves embroidered crowns. Myriad
upcoming exhibition, “Girlhood,” historical absence of Black bod- and roiling storm clouds. LED light bulbs studded
will be on view January 16 to ies in Western art. A recurring Matar’s photographs have throughout the piece create daz-
April 18, 2021. While Mark built theme throughout Martin’s been widely published and zling effects. Vasconcelos rein-
a reputation as a photojournal- work is the connection between exhibited and are in permanent vigorates a traditional craft,
ist, contributing photo essays past and present generations, collections worldwide. A 2018 merging the 1,500-year-old art
and portraits to publications which she locates in a transi- Guggenheim fellow, Matar’s of Murano glassmaking with
such as Life, The New Yorker, tional space between the physi- work was featured in a recent contemporary design.
Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and cal and spiritual worlds. She NMWA exhibition, “Live Dan- The National Museum of
The New York Times Magazine, conveys these connections gerously,” as well as in “She Who Women in the Arts is at 1250
her work has also been widely through symbols such as circles, Tells a Story: Women Photogra- New York Avenue, NW. For
exhibited in galleries and muse- birds and masks of West Africa. phers from Iran and the Arab information, 202-783-5000 or
ums around the globe. She pub- Her use of color and shape is World.” The museum acquired www.nmwa.org.
lished more than 20 books of her symbolic: blue holds association three large-scale photographs
photographs and received with spirituality, the use of gold
numerous awards and grants

July 24, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 9

Casco Bay’s Eclectic Sale Offers Variety

Auction Action In Freeport, Maine

FREEPORT, MAINE — In surprises like that, which is New Hampshire studio pot- A surprise result, and the sale’s top lot, was found in this ori-
the firm’s seventh auction, always nice.” Another was a ter Gerry Williams wrote ental carpet that sold for $2,706. It measured 10 by 12 feet.
Casco Bay Auctions offered Lionel train set, including a “Moral Force, Ethics, Val- Egyptian Revival rose again with this recamier, which
452 lots of variety in the 5342 Hudson Locomotive, 044 ues, No War Violence Death” brought $1,722.
Early Summer Eclecticism box car in original box, 046 on this 5-1/8-inch cannister Bidders saw a valuable gaze in one or all of these miniature
Sale. Auctioneer Andrew hopper car in original box, that sold for $185. portraits. They sold for $1,476 on a $150 estimate.
Davis said he was mostly 0045 oil car in original box, from Gerry Williams (1926-
happy with the results and coal car, 12 sections of track, a 2010), the subject of an exhi-
that some lots were strong Lionel K multivolt transform- bition at the New Hampshire
and others less so, as is stan- er, and an American Flyer Antiques Show in 2019
dard at an auction. 1249 transformer. It tripled mounted by Antiques and The
estimate to bring $1,722. Arts Weekly contributing edi-
The sale drew from around tor Rick Russack. Among Wil-
ten consignors with about Furniture found its leader in liams’ pots was a vase
2,000 bidders signed up an Egyptian Revival recami- inscribed with messages of
online between two platforms, er, 72 inches long, with ormo- social justice, reading, “Moral
140 of them successful buy- lu mounts, including a sphinx Force, Ethics, Values, No War
ers. and gilt paw feet. It sold for Violence Death.” It sold for
$1,722. Also in the lounging $185. New Hampshire potter
Casco Bay welcomed five category was a circa 1900 Peter Sabin was also found in
bidders into the gallery on Thonet bentwood rocking the sale, as was an example
auction day, each spaced chaise with cane seat and from his former wife Kathy
apart in the room. Davis said clean cushions that brought Butler.
they were mostly dealers and $1,353.
accounted for about 15 per- Casco Bay’s next sale will
cent of the sale by gross. Each Three miniature portraits, run August 15-16 and Davis
one bought a truckload. including a cut paper silhou- says he is aiming for 600 lots.
ette, a portrait of a young The first day will feature
“Interest seems to be steady,” man, and a portrait in a circu- Americana and the second
Davis said. “People are still lar eglomise mat, brought day Continental offerings.
buying — the good stuff is well above the $150 estimate
bringing the money. People when they sold for $1,476. All prices reported include
are looking for things to do, so Other art offerings that sold buyer’s premium. For infor-
they turn to online bidding. A included a waterfront scene mation, https://cascobayauc-
lot of new people signed up to from Belgian artist Alfred tions.com/ 207-370-4746.
bid in this one, with a good Edouard Agenor van Bylandt
amount of trade buying: we (1829-1890) that brought
had one bidder out of Brook- $923. The artist specialized in
lyn that bought a lot and a Italianate scenes. The etching
few other dealers that bought “Off Pea Island” from Frank
in volume, too. There was also Weston Benson (1862-1951),
a good deal of retail, a good offered in suite with a litho-
many invoices with only one graph of “Birds in Flight,”
item on them.” sold for $800, above estimate.

As the sale’s title would Twenty-three Dutch Delft
indicate, it featured a diverse tiles featuring images of
mix of offerings: a varied cupid, floral urns, windmills,
assortment of American and a peacock and other scenes
European fine art, art pottery, took $677.
toys, silver, fine copper and
brass, swords and more. A collection of New Hamp-
shire studio pottery came out
Leading the auction was an of a Concord estate. The con-
Oriental carpet measuring 10 signor had purchased them
by 12 feet that sold for $2,706 all directly from the potters.
on a $100 estimate. Davis Among them were ten pieces
said, “There were a few good

Review by
Greg Smith, Editor
Photos Courtesy Casco Bay Auctions

A buyer paid $923 for these three 1952 volumes of English Reaching $1,353 was this Thonet bentwood
and Scottish Silver Spoons. Mediaeval to Late Stuart and rocking chaise.
Pre-Elizabethan Hall-Marks on English Plate, by Com-
mander George Evelyn Paget How in collaboration with
Jane Penrice How.

Pulling in $1,722 was this Lionel train set, which included a Auctioneer Andrew Davis stands with a
5342 Hudson Locomotive, 044 box car in original box, 046 cold-painted Vienna bronze figure of a mal-
hopper car in original box, 0045 oil car in original box, coal lard drake, 9 inches tall. It sold for $369.
car, 12 sections of track, a Lionel K multivolt transformer Casco Bay Auctions is a family affair. Meg
and an American Flyer 1249 transformer. Davis, Andrew’s wife, with a scarce Winnie-
the-Pooh, labelled “Made by Joan, Concord
NH Bookstore.”

10 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 24, 2020

Asian Works Of Art, Fine Art Headline Early Summer Sale—

Rembrandt Etched Landscape
Tempts Helmuth Stone Bidders

Auction Action In Sarasota, Fla.

SARASOTA, FLA. — As the holiday weekend. With a few explaining that he and his part- Interest in this bucolic landscape drypoint etching by Rem-
Fourth of July weekend wound after-sale transactions finalized ner, Austin Helmuth, have seen brandt titled “Landscape with Trees Farm Buildings and a
to a close, Helmuth Stone Gal- after the final gavel fell on July steadily growing sale totals in Tower” was enough to propel it to the head of the sale,
lery offered more than 450 lots 5, the sale was about 77 percent recent months and that this where it sold for $22,385 to a private international collector
of fine art, antiques and jewelry. sold by lot and achieved a total auction saw the largest online bidding on the phone. Stone said there was interest in the
Marquee collections included of $215,000. A few people were turnout the firm has ever had. piece from both the United States and Europe ($8/12,000).
more than 30 glass and carved bidding in the room but for the
stone snuff bottles from Califor- most part, bidding action took It would be a mistake to con- lot in the sale, a fourth state bidders using the Chinese
nia collector, David Chang, place off stage, either to buyers sider Helmuth Stone Gallery a drypoint etching by Rembrandt online platforms. It made $2,057
whose collection Helmuth Stone on the phone or online. small regional auction house. van Rijn that came from a pri- against an estimate of $500-
is selling in several sales. Sev- Both Stone and Helmuth travel vate collector in Naples, Fla., $1,000 and was from the Helzer
eral Americana illustrations “This sale surpassed our extensively to source property but which sold to a Rembrandt illustration collection. The work
from the James A. Helzer collec- expectations so we were very and their sales are conducted on collector bidding on the phone accompanied numerous other
tion gave a nod to the patriotic happy,” Brandon Stone told us a six internet platforms: Invalu- from overseas, for $22,385. Com- patriotic and Americana themed
few days after the sale closed, able, LiveAuctioneers and Bid- petition came from the phones works by such Twentieth Cen-
square in the United States, The as well as from online bidders tury artists as David K. Stone,
“It’s unusual for Kane’s works to be sold outside of Hawaii,” Saleroom in the United King- for the circa 1650 etching, which John Swatsley, Dennis Lyall,
Stone said of Herb Kawainui Kane’s (Hawaiian, 1928-2011) dom and Chinese platforms was unsigned and undated but Tom Lydon and Jim Butcher.
“Marshallese Racing Canoes — Kor kor,” which a private EPaiLive and 51BidLive. The came with a certificate of
buyer in Hawaii acquired for $3,933 ($300/500). majority of items sell outside of authenticity and was listed in Chinese buyers continue to
the Sarasota area, either within The Nowell-Usticke Collection of snap up Chinese works of art
the greater United States or to Rembrandt Etchings where it and snuff bottles from the col-
international buyers around the was described as extra rare. lection of David Chang. Of the
world. 35 snuff bottles offered, about
The sale featured two works 75 percent found buyers, at pric-
As if to underscore the global by Venezuelan op and kinetic es ranging from $121 to $1,210.
reach of the house, several of the artist, sculptor and painter A Chinese Wucai Dragon &
top prices realized in the sale Jesús Rafael Soto (1923-2005); Phoenix porcelain bowl with
were from international bidders. both works were from a private Qianlong mark realized $2,662,
That was the case with the top European collection. “Most of and a pair of scrolls by Ru Pu
The best of 35 snuff bottles the international interest in the (China, 1896-1963) brought
from the collection of David Sotos was from South America, $2,541.
Chang was this Nineteenth but we had interest from Miami
Century jadeite snuff bottle, as well as New York City. The Prices quoted include the buy-
that an international buyer first of the two offered sold to a er’s premium as reported by the
won for $1,210 ($600/800). trade buyer in Chile for $5,143, auction house.
while the other brought $5,445
from an Op Art collector who Helmuth Stone’s next sale will
splits time between Florida and take place on August 23 and will
New York City. feature more of the David
Chang and James Helzer collec-
“One thing I’m noticing is that tions, as well as American paint-
Chinese bidders are becoming ings from a New England collec-
more interested in Americana,” tion, Americana and nautical
Stone said. He was speaking in items, in addition to the usual
reference to “Flag over Capitol variety of Asian antiques and
with Abraham Lincoln” by jewelry.
Shannon Stirnweis (American,
b 1931), which he said was bid Helmuth Stone is at 1467
on exclusively by international Main Street. For information,
www.helmuthstone.com or 941-
260-9703.

This was one of two works by Venezuelan
artist Jesús Soto in the sale. “Espiral Doble
Series Sintesis, 1979” in silkscreen on plexi-
glass and metal rods made $5,445 from a col-
lector of Op Art ($3/5,000).

This bathing beauty by Emile Albert Gruppe (American,
1896-1978) was sold from a Naples, Fla., collection that had
acquired the work directly from the artist. It will be staying
in Florida, purchased by a private collector for $8,773
($6/9,000).

Review by
Madelia Hickman Ring, Assistant Editor
Catalog Photos Courtesy Helmuth Stone Gallery

“We had a lot of questions about these before the sale,” Salvador Dalí’s (1904-1989) “Manhattan Sky-
Stone said. Topping the prices realized for an Asian work of line” artist proof sold to a California dealer
art was this pair of porcelain and wood panels signed “Tang for $6,353 ($5/7,000).
Ying Zhi Yin” that brought $7,260 from a Chinese buyer bid- A private buyer bidding online acquired
ding online ($6/9,000). this 18K white gold and diamond necklace
with 20 carats of diamonds for $10,890. It
was the top price achieved for a small but
choice selection of jewelry in the sale
($15/20,000).

July 24, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 11

Paul McInnis Auctions Conducting Online Vintage Automotive Auction
For Late & Former Owner Of Wood Bros Movers

LEE, N.H. — William (Bill) and petroliana, which adorned cans. age opened in 1888 by the location in Lee, N.H., for regis-
Walsh, the former owner of every inch of wall space in his While operating Wood Bros., Wood family and was later tered bidders only. Note:
Wood Bros. Moving and Stor- multiple workshops. The col- purchased by Bill’s father Ted Inspections will be conducted
age company of Portsmouth, lection ranged from neon, por- Bill attended many auctions in 1956. After schooling, Ted’s in compliance with the NH
N.H., passed away on March celain and tin signs with conducted by Paul McInnis two boys Edward and William COVID-19 Guidance parame-
28, 2020. One of Bill’s final brands like Plymouth, Dodge LLC Auctions over the years, (Bill) Walsh joined the compa- ters in force at the time of the
wishes was for Paul McInnis and DeSoto, to tire and bat- and chose to have Paul handle ny running it until they sold it inspection. For information,
of Paul McInnis LLC Auctions tery company marketing dis- a sale on his behalf as he knew in 2007. call 603-964-1301, email
to handle the sale of his plays, and a great selection of it would be conducted with the [email protected] or
beloved collection of vintage gasoline pumps, signs and greatest care. There will be in-person visit www.paulmcinnis.com.
automobiles and collectibles. inspections of the vehicles on
There will be an unreserved Wood Bros. Moving and Stor-
auction of the William P. Walsh
collection, taking place online
only and concluding Tuesday,
July 28, at 2 pm EST.

Bill had a lifelong passion for
buying and restoring vintage
automobiles and collectibles,
particularly Dodge and all
things Dodge Brothers. His
automobile collection included
a 1928 Chrysler Imperial
Series 80 Locke body roadster,
1934 and 1935 Plymouth
coupes, 1939 Plymouth woody
wagon, 1954 Packard Pacifica,
1964 Chrysler Imperial con-
vertible, 1939 Plymouth pick-
up and 1934 and 1947 Dodge
pickups, to name a few. In
addition to the automobiles,
Bill also collected automobilia

Museum Of Russian Icons Reopens With New Exhibitions

CLINTON, MASS. — The more closely associated with the Read Us Every Week
Museum of Russian Icons exec- tradition of exchanging decorat-
utive director Kent Russell has From “The Long Way Home,” Gordon Lankton photo, cour- ed Easter eggs than Russia. This
announced that the museum tesy Museum of Russian Icons. exhibition, of almost 200 objects,
will be reopening on Friday, includes works by the Fabergé
July 17, with a newly reinstalled began an adventure that would with artifacts from the trip, will firm and its competitors. On dis-
permanent collection and two come to influence the path he be on display, through Septem- play through October 25 are
new exhibitions: “The Long Way would take for the next 50 years. ber 27. some of the finest porcelain eggs
Home: A Photographic Journey More than 40 photographs, made by the Imperial Porcelain
with Gordon Lankton,” featur- taken by Lankton during this From opulent, jeweled cre- Factory to be presented as gifts
ing photographs from the muse- life-changing journey, along ations to humble embroidered by the members of the Romanov
um founder’s life-changing mid- examples, perhaps no country is family — ceramic eggs, icons
Twentieth Century motorcycle and vintage Easter postcards,
adventure from Germany to from collectors around the coun-
Japan; and “Tradition & Opu- try and abroad.
lence: Easter in Imperial Rus-
sia,” an exhibition exploring the The museum will be open Fri-
Easter Egg in its many incarna- days, Saturdays and Sundays
tions as a symbol of renewal and with new hours, timed ticketing,
rebirth. and a variety of protocols in
order to safely welcome visitors
On November 6, 1956, armed back to view the newly rein-
with a camera, maps, passports, stalled permanent collection
C-Rations, a budget of $5 per and special exhibitions.
day ($3 food, $1 sleeping, $1 for
gas and everything else) and The Museum of Russian Icons
little else, 25-year-old Gordon is at 203 Union Street. For reser-
Lankton left Frankfurt, Germa- vations or a complete list of safe-
ny on an NSU motorcycle and ty measures, 978-598-5000 or
www.museumofrussianicons.org.

Houdini-Inspired Sculpture Reappears In Appleton

By Duke Behnke, the 2013 renovation of Houdini morphosis” was anything but contractor that repaired it and
Post Crescent Plaza and had been in storage smooth. painted it, so we didn’t have
at the Appleton parks and rec- those costs for shipping from
APPLETON, WISC. (AP) — reation facility at Memorial Officials estimated the weight Appleton to Athens, Wiscon-
The “Metamorphosis” sculp- Park. of the sculpture at 5,000 sin,” Flick said.
ture that disappeared from pounds, but a crane suited to
Houdini Plaza a decade ago Schultz had been working to lift that load proved to be Appleton secured $450,000 in
has reappeared at a plaza get “Metamorphosis” back into undersized and set down the grants to offset the cost of the
along the Fox River at the public view since 2013. sculpture short of its mark. trestle trail project.
south end of the Lawe Street
bridge. “It’s good to finally get it Tom Boldt, chief executive
done,” he said. officer of the Boldt Co, saved
“I’m really pleased with the the day by donating the use of
way this has turned out,” Alex Last summer the Appleton a larger crane to safely lift the
Schultz, executive director of Common Council agreed to sculpture in place.
Sculpture Valley, told the Post give the 20-by-20-foot sculp-
Crescent. “You get sort of this ture a permanent home along “He was here on site just
vague, abstract sense that this the Fox River on a city-owned watching it being lifted into
box is sitting on a stage, and I property. place and saw the issue that we
think it looks great.” ran into,” Flick said. “He gra-
A column with a refurbished ciously said, ‘I’ll get a bigger
Richard C. Wolter’s “Meta- plaque that ties Houdini to the crane down here ASAP.’ He
morphosis” is an abstract metal site will be moved to the “Meta- made it happen.”
box that is balanced on the morphosis” plaza. The plaque
point of one of its corners and says, Flick said the sculpture was
draped with a padlocked chain. scratched “more than we were
It pays tribute to illusionist “Near this spot Harry Houdi- hoping for” during the installa-
Harry Houdini’s famous trick ni nearly drowned as a boy. He tion. “I’m sure they will have to
in which he escaped from a later said that he was saved do some touch-up,” he said.
chain-bound trunk. only by a heroic effort on the
part of one of his playmates. The cost of the restoration,
The iconic artwork was donat- Some historians believe this repainting, concrete work and
ed to Appleton in 1985 by the incident sparked his fascina- installation totaled nearly
Boldt Company. It anchored tion with escaping from watery $22,400. The expense was
Houdini Plaza until 2010, when graves, one of the trademarks included in the $1.3 million
it was removed because the that established Houdini as the budget for the Lawe Street
base was deteriorating. It world’s greatest escapologist.” Trestle Trail project.
wasn’t reintroduced as part of
The June 29 installation of “Boldt donated the transpor-
the newly refurbished “Meta- tation of the monument to the

12 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 24, 2020

Bruneau & Co. To Present July 23
Antiques & Fine Art Auction

Modernist-Cubist watercolor painting by renowned Indian Blue, green, yellow and red depiction of
artist Maqbool Fida Hussain (1913-2011), 20 by 30 inches, Peter Max’s ( b 1937) iconic “Liberty Head”
done in 2002 ($8/12,000). image, acrylic on canvas on a TriMar
stretcher ($3/5,000).
Oil on canvas “Portrait of a Young Woman”
by B. Prabha ($7/10,000). Internet-Only Sale Will Feature
Paintings By Indian Artists
Maqbool Hussain, B. Prabha

CRANSTON, R.I. — Bruneau & Co. Auc- and gold hoop earrings, and it measures crystal, porcelain, furniture, jewelry, Asian a diamond and sapphire bracelet earring
tioneers’ online-only antiques and fine art 19¾ by 15¾ inches ($7/10,000). arts and modern design. In addition to the suite.
auction on Thursday, July 23, will kick off A Qing dynasty porcelain is a Chinese famille rose plaque, other Asian highlights Other noteworthy lots include a circa
with vibrant paintings by Indian artists famille rose plaque that depicts two figures will include a second Chinese porcelain 1900 antique Persian Bidjar Oriental wool
Maqbool Fida Hussain (1913-2011) and B. with a calligraphic poem and signatures. table screen, a Chinese Qing dynasty drag- carpet rug, 18 feet 7 inches by 11 feet 11
Prabha (1933-2001). They will be followed The plaque measures 17½ by 10¼ inches on and phoenix vase, a Chinese gilt-bronze inches, having a royal blue center decorat-
by more than 300 lots, collected from ($2/4,000). lute pipa form censer and other items. ed with a floral vine pattern within layered
estates across New England. Everything Returning to fine art, an egg tempera on Furniture will be led by a set of six Lim- floral borders ($1,5/2,500); and a GV-1
will be sold to the highest bidder, with no paper depiction of an angelic figure in bert #1171 Ebon-Oak Mission dining Lancaster Glass pictorial pint railroad
reserves. abstract by David Clyde Driscoll (1931- chairs (Michigan, circa 1900), comprising flask, grey-blue in color and embossed
Lot 1 is a Modernist-Cubist watercolor 2020), titled “Masked Angel” on verso, 14½ five side chairs and one arm chair with “Success to the Railroad” on both sides and
painting by Hussain (often called “the by 12½ inches is estimated to fetch inlaid ebony geometric design on a splat a decoration of a train, 6¼ inches tall
Picasso of India”) depicting a galloping $3/5,000. David Clyde Driscoll studied ($1/1,500); a Nineteenth Century Federal ($600/900).
golden horse illuminated by the sun with a with James A. Porter, for whom he accred- satin inlaid mahogany breakfast table; a “Having to adjust to an online-only crowd
floating hand. The work, 20 by 30 inches its his notable career. French country inlaid mahogany table; has been an interesting task to say the
(sight), is accompanied by a certificate of A vibrant (and authentic) blue, green, and two Louis XVI demilune gilt-white least,” said Bruneau president Kevin Bru-
authenticity from Hussain’s son, Shafat, yellow and red depiction of Peter Max’s (b console tables. neau. “While we miss our in-house custom-
stating it was done in 2002 ($8/12,000). 1937) iconic Liberty Head image ($3/5,000) Within the furniture offerings will be a ers, it is for their safety we host the auc-
Lot 2 is an oil on canvas “Portrait of a is an acrylic on canvas on a TriMar stretch- selection of modern design, including a tions online only. We could never fit
Young Woman” by B. Prabha, who entered er measuring 24 by 24 inches. Also offered Schubert Industries whiskey barrel suite, everyone in the gallery with proper social
the art world when few Indian women will be two oil on canvas board paintings Dillingham furniture, Milo Baughman for distancing. If anyone has any questions,
were involved professionally and worked by the American en plein air artist Abbott Thayer Coggin and many pieces of Danish they can call or email the gallery. We are
on more than 50 exhibitions inside and Fuller Graves (1859-1936). and American Midcentury Modern furni- here to help.”
outside of India. The portrait is of an Indi- The second portion of the catalog will ture. Throughout the sale there will be For additional information, 401-533-9980
an woman with red top, yellow Ghoonghat offer an eclectic mix of decorative arts, more than 40 lots of fine jewelry, including or www.bruneauandco.com.
Clark Art Institution Exhibition Celebrates Diamond Drawing Gift

WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. — As (School of Fine Arts) in Paris and a model’s features and form, while
the Clark Art Institute reopens its the esteemed Académie de France swiftly drawn sketches explore
doors to the public on July 12, it (French Academy) in Rome. Fea- gesture and movement. Sheets
will also open a new exhibition turing 32 works on paper from the bearing grid lines and handwrit-
that celebrates a series of recent Diamond collection, along with 12 ten annotations demonstrate the
and promised gifts made by local additional works from the Clark’s relationships between drawing
collectors Herbert and Carol Dia- permanent collection, the exhibi- and other media, including paint-
mond. “Lines from Life: French tion includes drawings by Jean- ing and printmaking. Many works
Drawings from the Diamond Col- Auguste-Dominique Ingres illuminate the versatility of graph-
lection” traces transformations in (French, 1780-1867), Eugène Dela- ite, the primary instructional
Nineteenth Century figure draw- croix (French, 1798-1863), Edgar medium in use prior to the 1850s.
ing, when developing interests in Degas (French, 1834-1917), Jean- Compositions by late Nineteenth
Realism and contemporary life Léon Gérôme (French, 1824-1904), Century artists reveal how diverse
diverged from the idealism cham- and Odilon Redon (French, 1840- media — chalk, charcoal, Conté
pioned by public institutions such 1916), among others. crayon and color pastel — often
as the École des Beaux-Arts The exhibition is on view through encouraged experimentation.
December 13.
“Because of their intimacy and The curriculum of public institu-
immediacy, drawings offer unique tions in the Nineteenth Century Paul Gavarni (French, 1804-
insight into the artistic process. considered drawings of the nude 1866), “Psst...! (Psit…!)”
Herb and Carol Diamond’s collec- — meticulously studied and (detail), circa 1839. Brown ink
tion helps us see how French art- sketched live in the classroom — and wash on paper. Clark Art
ists changed their approaches to to be the ultimate measure of an Institute, Gift of Herbert and
representing the human figure artist’s skill. Ingres represented Carol Diamond, 2017.10.10 Jean-François Raffaëlli
over the nineteenth century,” said this tradition in the early part of surrounded by an untilled field, (French, 1850-1924), “Man in
Anne Leonard, the Clark’s Manton the century, teaching in Paris and commence the arduous task of the City’s Outskirts (Bon-
curator of prints, drawings and directing the French Academy in turning soil. Millet returned to the homme de Banlieue),” circa
photographs. Rome. Among his many students theme of tillage in numerous 1885. Black chalk and pastel
The works on view in “Lines from in France and Italy were Hip- drawings, an unfinished painting on paper. Collection of Her-
Life” span the Nineteenth Century polyte and Paul Flandrin, Henri and a large pastel. bert and Carol Diamond
and reveal the varied uses of figure Lehmann and Théodore Chasséri-
drawing. Detailed studies address au, whose preparatory drawings Later artists, including Camille began buying art in 1964, initially
and portrait drawings are includ- Pissarro (French, 1831-1903), collecting primarily early Twenti-
ed in the exhibition. admired and emulated Millet’s eth Century American art. In the
sympathetic images of agricultur- 1980s, after a friend suggested
Other mid-Nineteenth Century al workers. “Women in the Gar- that they look at Nineteenth Cen-
artists were also challenging the den,” an undated drawing of two tury French drawings, they
conventions of the academic meth- women, demonstrates Pissarro’s changed their focus and, to date,
ods of drawing while focusing their commitment to quickly recording have amassed a collection of 160
practice on depicting workers and his sensations of nature. Pissarro pieces of French art, including
acquaintances. Throughout his produced many landscapes while drawings and sculptures by Jean-
career, Jean-François Millet living and working in rural com- Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Paul
(French, 1814-1875) recorded the munities northwest of Paris, often Cézanne, Camille Pissarro and
rhythms of manual labor at a time populating such scenes with field Auguste Rodin, among others.
when the customary agricultural workers, market vendors, and
practices of rural France began to women doing domestic chores, like The Clark Art Institute is at 225
give way to advancing industrial- tending kitchen gardens. South Street. For more informa-
ization. In the drawing “The Dig- tion, www.clarkart.edu or 413-458-
gers” (circa 1855) and related etch- Herbert and Carol Diamond 2303.
ing (circa 1855-56), two men,

July 24, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 13

Berkshire Botanical Garden Presents ‘Garden Treasures From Our Friends’ Online Auction

STOCKBRIDGE, MASS. — baskets; antique and hand we are doing things a little to fulfill the community’s start bidding on garden trea-
Berkshire Botanical Garden painted garden furniture; an differently,” said executive need for information, educa- sures, or register online at
is presenting its first online assortment of vintage vases; director Mike Beck. “Since we tion and inspiration concern- www.charityauction.bid/BBG.
auction of garden treasures, and even a collectible antique cannot invite our friends to ing the art and science of gar-
donated from the private col- oxen yoke and Shaker rake gather at BBG to celebrate dening and the preservation The garden noted that all
lections of friends of the gar- originating from the New summer, we thought this auc- of our local environment. In item values are auction esti-
den. Lebanon, N.Y., Shaker com- tion would be a fun way for the midst of the pandemic, mates, not appraisals. Items
munity. everyone in our community to BBG has continued its com- have been styled with flowers
This new fundraising event, ensure garden beauty both in munity outreach with educa- for presentation. Unless
which opened on July 10 and The auction replaces the their own gardens and at tional programming, mainte- noted, flowers and plants are
runs to July 26, features more garden’s annual Fête des BBG! Proceeds from the auc- nance of school gardens and not included. COVID-careful
than 100 garden-themed and Fleurs, a gala celebration and tion will help BBG weather a programs, free Music Monday pick-ups at BBG will be
one-of-kind items, including a garden fundraiser for many financially difficult season concerts and free and half- scheduled upon completion of
many vintage and antique years. Under the current pan- and allow us to get back to price garden admission days auction, or shipped at buyer’s
donations such as trellises, demic, the Garden Treasures normal soon.” throughout the season. expense. All items sold in
urns, cachepots, plant stands from Our Friends auction will as-is condition. All sales final.
and architectural salvage be BBG’s primary fundraising All auction purchases sup- To bid, text Register <your
items; garden carts, trugs and effort of 2020. “This summer port the garden in its mission: name> to 413-300-6550 to For information, 413-298-
3926.

Toledo Museum Acquires Major New Bisa Butler Contemporary Work
TOLEDO, OHIO — The Toledo Museum of Art Nineteenth Century, and his likeness in this quilt is
(TMA) has added a monumental quilted portrait of a composite of several photographic sources, which Bisa Butler, “The Storm, the Whirlwind and the
the Nineteenth Century abolitionist and social captures the subject’s conviction and perseverance. Earthquake,” 2020, cotton, silk, wool and velvet
reformer Frederick Douglass by contemporary artist quilted and appliqué, 50 by 88 by 2 inches. Cour-
Bisa Butler to its collection. The new work, “The Born in 1973 in Orange, N.J., and currently living tesy Claire Oliver Gallery, New York City.
Storm, the Whirlwind and the Earthquake,” 2020, is and working in West Orange, Butler studied fine art
a composition made entirely of quilted and appliqued at Howard University and subsequently earned a
cotton, silk, wool and velvet, depicting Douglass at master’s degree in art education from Montclair
full-length human scale against a vibrant patterned State University. Though her training focused on
background. painting, Butler discovered that quilt making and
fiber art allowed her to more fully articulate, reclaim
The life-sized figures in Butler’s painterly textiles and honor the countless contributions and untold
connect with viewers eye-to-eye, conveying a sense of histories of African Americans. Butler learned to sew
shared humanity and mutual respect. The artist’s from her mother and grandmother long before she
creative process consists of mining archival photo- began to paint. Employing wax-printed fabrics from
graphs of African Americans, recreating the forgot- Ghana, her father’s homeland, as well as kente cloth
ten faces and unsung personalities through methodi- and Dutch wax prints, Butler engages in a conversa-
cal planning and layering of vibrant colors and tion with traditional African textiles. The artist also
textures of fabric and ultimately sewing the final builds upon the legacy of African American quilt
quilt into place. making, feminist craft strategies of the 1970s-80s,
and the collage techniques of Romare Bearden.
“In my work, I am telling the story — this African
American side — of the American life. History is the Beginning this summer, “The Storm, the Whirlwind
story of men and women, but the narrative is con- and the Earthquake” will be on view, installed along-
trolled by those who hold the pen. My community has side works from TMA’s permanent collection that
been marginalized for hundreds of years. While we have been selected by Butler in collaboration with
have been right beside our white counterparts expe- the curatorial team. It will also be included in the
riencing and creating history, our contributions and upcoming group exhibition, “Radical Tradition:
perspectives have been ignored, unrecorded and American Quilts and Social Change,” which will be
lost,” states Butler. on view exclusively at TMA November 21–February
14. Curated by Lauren Applebaum, PhD, the muse-
After escaping slavery, Douglass (1817-1895) um leadership fellow at TMA, the exhibition will
became an influential orator, writer and leader of the bring historical and contemporary works together in
abolitionist movement. The work’s title references a critical dialogue to explore how quilts have been
famous line from a July 4, 1852 speech, in which used to voice opinions, raise awareness and enact
Douglass, alluding to a July 4 pyrotechnic display, social reform in the United States over the past two
admonished the celebration of freedom during a time centuries.
of slavery: “It is not the light that we need, but fire; it
is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the The Toledo Museum of Art is at 2445 Monroe Street
storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.” Douglass at Scottwood Avenue. For more information, 419-255-
was one of the most photographed persons of the 8000, 800-644-6862 or www.toledomuseum.org.

Historic New England Reopens Eustis Estate & Gropius House Tours

BOSTON — Historic New routes and implemented new sites. your scheduled tour time and and Gropius House in Lincoln
England (HNE) has reopened requirements for the safety of In compliance with CDC, meet your guide at the front exemplify the range of archi-
two of its historic sites in our staff and visitors. For the entrance to the museum. The tectural styles found in New
Massachusetts, as the Eustis time being, both sites are state and local safety guide- visitor centers are closed. England. The Eustis Estate is
Estate in Milton and Gropius open Saturdays and Sunday lines, face coverings and Wear a mask as soon as you full of ornate details and gild-
House in Lincoln begin offer- only, with tours on the hour, social distancing are required get out of your car. Leave all ing and is at 1424 Canton
ing tours on Saturdays and 11 am to 4 pm at Gropius for all staff and visitors. Hand large bags in your car or at Avenue. The Gropius House is
Sundays. House; 11 am to 3 pm at the sanitizer is available. home. Maintain at least six all about simplicity and
Eustis Estate. Enhanced cleaning and disin- feet of distance from other streamlined style and is at 68
Each tour is limited to four fectant measures are in place. groups. If you are feeling Baker Bridge Road.
guests at Gropius House and Tickets must be purchased The tour has been altered to unwell, call to reschedule.
six guests at the Eustis online in advance. There will maximize social distancing. For online tickets or information,
Estate. HNE has revised tour be no tickets purchased at the The Eustis Estate in Milton www.historicnewengland.org.
Arrive ten minutes before

Peabody Essex Museum Reopens With ‘Jacob Lawrence: American Struggle’

SALEM, MASS. — The Pea- highest priority. Timed tickets ping into PEM’s soaring, sun- Two fan-favorite installa-
body Essex Museum (PEM) will ensure that occupancy lit spaces, and communing tions, “Charles Sandison: Fig-
has announced that it will levels remain low — a perk with art and with friends, will urehead 2.0” and Anila
reopen its doors in accordance for museumgoers who enjoy remind you why you love Quayyum Agha’s “All the
with public health recommen- quiet galleries — while museums and why they are so Flowers Are for Me,” both
dations and guidance on Sat- enhanced sanitation mea- important to our culture right envelop visitors in an immer-
urday, July 18. This announce- sures and environmental now.” sive realm of light and shad-
ment follows Governor health protocols across the ow and provide opportunities
Charlie Baker’s declaration museum will make visitors In addition to PEM’s main for contemplation.
that Massachusetts will feel confident and safe during campus, the Phillips Library
embark on Phase 3 of its their visit. Details may be Reading Room, located at 306 The Peabody Essex Museum
reopening. found at: www.pem.org/safety Newburyport Turnpike in is at 161 Essex Street. For
“For more than 220 years, Rowley, Mass., reopens to the more information, 866-745-
Museum members, generous PEM has been offering expe- public on Thursday, July 16. 1876 or www.pem.org.
patrons and contributors to Environmental and public
the #WeArePEM campaign — riences that ground us and health protocols are in effect.
which provided memberships propel us forward. During the
to more than 300 caregivers pandemic, PEM has worked to PEM’s critically-acclaimed
at North Shore Medical Cen- be a beacon of light and inspi- exhibition, “Jacob Lawrence:
ter — will enjoy preview days ration for the community by The American Struggle,” has
on Thursday and Friday, July sharing and encouraging cre- been extended through mid-
16-17. The museum will begin ativity. Now it’s time to get August before it heads on
reopening on Thursdays back to what we do best: pro- national tour. Painted during
through Sundays from 10 am viding in-person encounters the modern civil rights era,
to 5 pm and tickets are avail- with art and culture that stir Lawrence’s 30 intimate pan-
able at my.pem.org/events or the imagination and spark els interpret pivotal moments
by calling 978-542-1511. important conversations,” in the American Revolution
said Brian Kennedy, PEM’s and the early decades of the
PEM will move to the full Rose-Marie and Eijk van republic between 1770 and
regular Tuesday through Sun- Otterloo director and chief 1817 and, as he wrote, “depict
day schedule when it is viable. executive officer. “After the struggles of a people to
months of quarantine, step- create a nation and their
The health and safety of attempt to build a democracy.”
PEM’s staff and visitors is the

14 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 24, 2020

Michael & Sophie Coe Estate
Leads New Haven Auctions Sale

Auction Action Online

NEW HAVEN, CONN. — Fred in 1965 from Leggatt Brothers 2019) was an American archae- Top lot in Fred Giampietro’s New Haven Auctions two-day
Giampietro’s New Haven Auc- — Fine Art Dealers in London, ologist, anthropologist, epigra- sale that included antiques from the estate of anthropolo-
tions ended its two-day sale of according to catalog notes. Its pher and author. He is known gists and food historians Michael and Sophie Coe, was this
antiques from the estate of frame size was 43½ by 66 inch- for his research on pre-Colum- oil on canvas painting by John Martin (1789-1854) titled
anthropologists and food histo- es. bian Mesoamerica, particularly “The Destruction of the Cities of the Plains.” It left the gal-
rians Michael and Sophie Coe, the Maya, and was among the lery at $550,000.
baseball, sports and historical Martin was an English foremost experts in the Mayan
items on June 28 with an oil on Romantic painter, engraver and culture of the late Twentieth
canvas painting by John Martin illustrator known for vast and Century. His wife Sophie (1933-
(1789-1854) titled “The Destruc- melodramatic paintings of reli- 1994), with Ukrainian parents,
tion of the Cities of the Plains” gious subjects and fantastic was known for translating from
leaving the gallery at $550,000. compositions, populated with Russian selected chapters from
Signed lower center and dated minute figures placed in impos- The Writing of the Maya Indi-
1823, the work was purchased ing landscapes. ans (1967) by Yuri Knorosov,
who is credited with originally
Michael Douglas Coe (1929- breaking the Maya code. Sophie
Coe’s translation played a major
A run of nine lots comprising Frederick Catherwood hand role in legitimizing his previ- well known for her expertise on than 170 Nineteenth Century
colored lithos from the Coe estate sold for $18,313. ously derided theories. Her fur- chocolate, culminating in her cartes de visite unmounted
A two-volume diary started in 1848 through the late Nine- ther contribution to the field book The True History of Choco- images, many by Mathew Brady.
teenth Century with more than 170 images, many by were her studies of native New late (1996). She built an exten- Images included Abraham Lin-
Mathew Brady and featuring a host of historical luminaries World cooking, and she became sive collection of books on culi- coln, Martin Van Buren, John
went out at $9,063. A hall of famer tintype of nary history, some 1,000 Quincy Adams, General Grant
Cap Anson with his team volumes from around the world and William Seward. PT Bar-
the Marshalltown Stars dating from the Eighteenth num images included circus
commanded $15,000. Century onwards. freak images, bearded lady,
famous Barnum dancers and
After her death, Michael Coe more. It finished at $9,063.
and others set up the Sophie
Coe Prize, a charitable trust Two rare women’s suffrage
based in the United Kingdom, ribbons left the gallery at
with a prize awarded annually $5,250. A Votes for Women silk
at the Oxford Symposium on ribbon, 1½ by 4¼ inches, and
Food & Cookery to an outstand- Woman’s Suffrage silk ribbon,
ing and original essay or book 2-1/8 by 14¾ inches, came from
chapter in food history. The the collection of Laura Mitler
Sophie Coe Prize remains the and had provenance to patriotic
most esteemed prize for thor- Americana dealer Jeff Bridg-
ough and readable food history man.
scholarship.
On June 28, in addition to the
The Coe estate was clearly the Martin apocalyptic painting,
main event in the two-day sale, there was a combined $18,313
but leading up to that on June realized for nine lots of Freder-
27, the gallery presented base- ick Catherwood hand colored
ball, sports and historical mem- lithos from the Coe estate. Cath-
orabilia. Topping Saturday’s erwood (1799-1854) created
action was a hall of famer tin- “Views of Ancient Monuments
type of Cap Anson with his team in Central America Chipas and
the Marshalltown Stars, which Yucatan,” of which “Gateway of
went out at $15,000. The circa the Great Teocallis,” a hand col-
1868 image shows what are pre- ored tinted lithograph was
sumably Cap’s father and two included.
brothers, who were Marshall-
town Stars (Iowa) team mem- Also from the Coes, Pu Ru’s
bers as well. This exact tintype (1896-1963) “Red Zhong Kui”
is documented in Ken Burns’ was bid to $35,000. The ink on
Smithsonian 1st Inning video paper work was inscribed,
series. With no case, the Nine- signed and dated Duanwu guisi
teenth Century tintype mea- year (1953) with one seal of the
sured 3-5/8 by 2-3/8 inches. artist. In scroll form, it was
mounted and framed, 34-7/8 by
An unpresuming cigar box was 16 inches.
deemed by the auction house to
be “one of the finest examples Additional highlights of the
extant.” Fetching $13,750 was day included two Chinese snuff
The Bat 5 Cent Cigar box. Chi- bottles for $9,688 and a large
cago, Ill., circa 1880, depicting a sculptural hollow carved swan
baseball pitcher and batter. Of a confidence decoy commanding
rare larger size, it measured $4,375.
3-3/8 by 10-7/8 inches
Prices reported include the
A two-volume diary started in buyer’s premium as stated by
1848 through the late Nine- the auction house. For more
teenth Century contained more information, 203-777-7760 or
www.giampietrogallery.com.

Two Chinese snuff bottles were bid to $9,688. Pu Ru (1896-1963), “Red Bidding Ends At $550,00 For
Zhong Kui,” ink on paper, Apocalyptic Painting
realized $35,000.
By English Romantic Artist John Martin

Review by
W. A. Demers, Senior Editor
Photos Courtesy of New Haven Gallery

The Bat 5 Cent Cigar box, Chicago, Ill., circa This large sculptural hollow carved swan
Two rare women’s suffrage ribbons finished at $5,250. 1880, changed hands for $13,750. confidence decoy glided to $4,375.

July 24, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 15

Kaminski Offers Contents Of Yale Farm
With Additions From Edward Perry Warren Estate July 25-26

BEVERLY, MASS. — Kamins- The former Mead estate sity. An American art collector especially in all matters relat- items were purchased in the
ki Auctions’ July 25-26 estate included a nine-bedroom main and philanthropist who donat- ing to classical antiquities.” 1920s at auction. A book includ-
auction features the contents of residence, two farmhouses, two ed many items from his collec- ing many of the items and the
Yale Farm in Norfolk, Conn., an ponds, multiple barns, a cabin, tion to the Museum of Fine The Warren family highlights original auction catalogs are
idyllic Berkshire village in extensive fields and forests. Arts, he is best known as the include an English circa 1770 available as a separate lot.
northern Litchfield County. former owner of the Warren Georgian oak tall case clock,
Many of the families in Norfolk Kaminski Auctions is pleased Cup in the British Museum, an with works by William Wady of An important addition to the
are descended from Nineteenth to present the contents of Yale ancient Greco-Roman silver Bristol, England. The clock fea- sale is an Eighteenth Century
Century industrial fortunes. Farm in its July auction: a col- drinking cup decorated in relief tures a brass face, Greek key Belgian/Flemish tapestry, mea-
Yale Farm is in the heart of lection of Eighteenth Century with two images of male eroti- crest, a panel door and bracket suring 108 inches by 80 inches
what became a summer retreat and Nineteenth Century early ca. The Warren Cup was pur- feet. Another English North from an Orange, California,
of the Northeast gentry. American furniture, artwork, chased by the British Museum County court cupboard from the estate.
maps, books, Persian and Chi- for £1.8 million in 1999. At the Warren estate is dated 1717,
Yale Farm was home to Robin nese oriental rugs, and Yale time, it was the most expensive and there is a mid-Seventeenth The auction will be held at the
and Henrietta Mead, known to University memorabilia. single purchase by the museum. Century carved oak wainscot Kaminski Auction gallery, 117
many as Henny. One of Nor- chair on offer as well. Elliott Street, Beverly. Preview
folk’s most beloved citizens, The auction also features In a catalog from his estate will be held Monday to Friday,
Henny lost her life in 1999 additions from the estate of dated October 1929, from the Asian items from their collec- July 20-24, 10 am to 5 pm, and
when an Egypt Air pilot delib- Edward Perry Warren of Bos- Lewes House auction company tion include a pair of bronze by appointment. The preview is
erately crashed a jet bound ton. Hailing from an old Boston of Sussex, England, he is cloisonne vases with the Qian- open while the auction is live.
from New York to Cairo into the Brahmin family, “Ned,” as he described “as a great connois- long mark on the base and a
waters off Nantucket Island. was known, was educated at seur, and in several branches of pair of bronze cranes measur- For more information and to
Her husband, Robin Mead, had Harvard College and later stud- art his fame was worldwide: ing 24 inches high. sign up to bid, visit www.kamin-
predeceased her. His land prop- ied Classics at Oxford Univer- skiauctions.com or call 978-927-
erties, collectively known as All of the Warren family estate 2223.
Yale Farm, consisted of 780
acres of land and its buildings
that had an estimated value of
nearly $8 million at the time.

A year later, upon Henny’s
death, her three sons dealt with
settling her very complex
estate. Two-thirds of Yale Farm
is located in Norfolk, and the
rest was in New Canaan, Conn.

In its glory days, Yale Farm
hosted guests and parties of
many of the northeast and
international elite. A handwrit-
ten note from Princess Diana to
Henny, expressing her regret
for not being able to attend a
party at Yale Farm, was found
among the ephemera at the
house.

FBI Raids Michigan Art-Forgery Ring

BY MADELIA HICKMAN RING George Ault and Gertrude Aber- The scheme first came to light in Ralston Crawford, “Smith Silo” (1936–37). The painting is
DETROIT, MICH. — The FBI crombie; and counterfeit sports 2016 after Henkel sold through now thought to be a forgery by DB Henkel. Leslie Hindman
has raided the Michigan home of memorabilia and items linked to Hindman a work by Ralston Auctioneers photo, courtesy of Artnet News
an artist suspected of orchestrat- baseball legends Willie Mays, Lou Crawford that Henkel claimed
ing a forgery ring for folk paint- Gehrig and Babe Ruth. Investiga- had been in the collection of Penn- team of more than 30 FBI agents to be in progress, as well as base-
ings and sports memorabilia. On tors also sought supplies that sylvania Academy of Fine Art who descended on Henkel’s prop- ball bats, baseballs and other
July 8, The Detroit News reported would help produce forged art- dean Henry Hotz Jr, who had erty Tuesday found the memorabilia,’ according to an FBI
that the Traverse City, Mich., work and sports memorabilia, been a friend of the artist. A year 4,000-square-foot main building agent.”
home of Donald “D.B.” Henkel, 60, including baseball bats, baseballs, later, “The Homestead” purported filled with art supplies, paintings
was the target of a two-day raid lathing tools, grease pencils and to be by George Ault, failed to ‘and other artwork that appears Artnet News subsequently
by the FBI, the subject of an shellac.” appear in the artist’s archives and reported on this story on July 9.
investigation into the sale of then subsequently it was discov-
forged works by blue-chip Ameri- Eight paintings have been iden- ered, through conservation, to
can artists to collectors and gal- tified by the FBI as probable forg- include materials that were not
leries since 2016. According to the eries. Five of the works were pur- available at the time Ault would
News, “FBI agents suspect the ported to be previously have painted the work. In March
property served as a forgery fac- undiscovered works by George 2019, red flags were again raised
tory where members of the Ault, who was active in the 1940s. when a work insured at $1,000 for
alleged scheme produced artwork An artist who was working in the shipping records was sold by Hen-
and memorabilia from the sports 1970s in a similar style — Ralston kel at auction for nearly $95,000.
world and Hollywood. Crawford — was the supposed
That includes everything from a artist of two works. A circa 1970s Details surrounding forgery of
Babe Ruth bat to a Mickey Mouse work attributed to Surrealist art- sports memorabilia include sell-
drawing autographed by Walt ist Gertrude Abercrombie was the ing baseball bats purported to
Disney. A search warrant affidavit last in the group. have been used by Babe Ruth and
indicates that agents were look- Lou Gehrig for $60,000 and
ing for evidence that included Two entities identified as possi- $120,000, respectively; Henkel
bank records; artwork purported- bly handling forged works were and another person benefited
ly by artists Ralston Crawford, New York City gallery Hirschl & from the sale of both items.
Adler and Chicago auction house
Leslie Hindman. The Detroit News said that “the

Suffrage Exhibit Earns Lockwood-Mathews
Mansion Museum Prestigious Award

NORWALK, CONN. — The The exhibition was conceptual- ington, DC suffrage parade, to
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion ized by executive director Susan name a few.
Museum has announced that it Gilgore and curated by curatorial
has won a prestigious award from consultant Kathleen Motes Ben- The Connecticut League of His-
the Connecticut League of Histo- newitz. The program highlighted tory Organizations builds connec-
ry Organizations (CLHO) for the the activities and contributions to tions among those who preserve
exhibition titled, “From Corsets women’s suffrage across the state and share the stories and objects
to Suffrage: Victorian Women and the country, and illustrated of our past. For over 50 years,
Trailblazers.” these local and national efforts by CLHO has strengthened and sus-
featuring rare artifacts from the tained members by sharing
CLHO executive director Amrys museum’s collections and with knowledge and experience, and
Williams said, “As the first major private and public loans. promoting best practices among
exhibition in Connecticut to deal museums, historical societies and
with the suffrage centennial, This exploration also featured all who steward Connecticut’s
‘From Corsets to Suffrage’ set a women of national renown who history.
great example, connecting a well- were part of the mansion’s histo-
researched local story to an issue ry, such as Elsie Hill, a key figure The Lockwood-Mathews Man-
of national significance. CLHO is in the suffrage movement both sion Museum is a National His-
pleased to recognize the Lock- regionally and nationally, and toric Landmark, at 299 West Ave-
wood-Mathews Mansion Muse- author and Titanic survivor nue. For more information www.
um with an Award of Merit for its Helen Churchill Candee, an lockwoodmathewsmansion.com,
work.” active participant in the Wash- 203-838-9799 or [email protected]
mathewsmansion.com.

16 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 24, 2020 COMPILED BY
ANTIQUES ANDTHE ARTS WEEKLY
Notable Prices Recently Achieved At Various Auction Houses
STAFF AND CORRESPONDENTS
Across The Block
All prices
include buyer’s premium.

George Cole Bidders Get Pumped Up
For Vintage Gas Collectibles
RED HOOK,
N.Y. — The top lot
in George Cole
Auctions’ July 11
estate sale — and
one of nine gas
pumps in the sale
—was this 1959
Tokheim 39L-RA
gas pump “Fire
Chief,” which
made $2,970
Masterwork By Henry Moore against an esti-
Achieves Top Lot At Bonhams mate of $2/3,000. NYC ‘Collaborating’ Artists & Poets Put It
NEW YORK CITY — “Two Piece Sculpture No. The sale, in which All Together At PBA Galleries
7: Pipe,” a masterwork by British sculptor Henry lots of badges and
Moore (1898-1986) sold for $602,075 at Bonhams pin-up art also BERKELEY, CALIF. — It took only two bids to
Impressionist & Modern art sale on July 7. The featured promi- wrap up a magnificent first edition midcentury
sculpture was cast in bronze in a numbered edi- nently, was more artists’ book at PBA Galleries’ July 9 sale of fine
tion of nine plus one artist’s proof. Other bronze than 96 percent art, photography, prints, food and drink. Realizing
casts of this work are in the collections of the sold by lot. $5,100, the four-volume set comprised each vol-
Tate Gallery, London and the Whitworth Gallery George Cole ume with three full-page color silkscreen prints
at the University of Manchester. The original Auctions is at and an additional silkscreen on the title page and
plaster from which the bronzes were cast is in 7578 North upper cover. No. 47 of 200 copies, each volume was
the Henry Moore Sculpture Centre at the Art Broadway. For signed by the poet and artist on the limitation
Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. For information, information, 845-758-9114 or www.georgecole- page. These included John Ashbery’s The Poems,
www.bonhams.com or 212-644-9001. auctions.com. with prints by Joan Mitchell; Frank O’Hara, Odes,
Jewelry From New England Estates with prints by Michael Goldberg; Kenneth Koch,
Permanently, with prints by Alfred Leslie; and
Totals $2.4 Million At Skinner James Schuyler, with prints by Grace Hartigan.
BOSTON — Jewelry from three New England For information, www.pbagalleries.com.
estates led the way at Skinner’s jewelry auctions on
June 30. From the estate of Mary Weld Pingree, Puffy Sleeve Folk Art Portrait Sells for
founder of the Pingree School and once described as $6,400 At Hyde Park Auction
“Boston’s richest girl,” was a diamond sautoir by POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Country Americana,
Driecer & Co. The necklace and its 9.65-carat dia- garden and dec-
mond drop (shown) sold for $175,000. Another orative arts
estate included two rare colored stones — a Kash- crossed the
mir sapphire ring that sold for $262,500 and a block at Hyde
Colombian emerald ring that sold for $100,000. For Park Country
information, www.skinnerinc.com or 617-350-5400. Auctions on
July 12 in a
three-session
sale that offered
up the partial
contents of sev-
eral local
estates and col-
Lichtenstein Nude Scores Ten lections. The
In Christie’s ONE Sale sale brought
many items to
NEW YORK, PARIS, LONDON & HONG auction for the
KONG — Leading nearly 80 lots in Christie’s first time, including property from two local physi-
Twentieth Century ONE sale, conducted global- cians who were downsizing. The leading lot at
ly through rooms in Hong Kong, Paris, London $7,872 was a puffy sleeve folk art portrait, a min-
and New York City, was Roy Lichtenstein’s iature watercolor and hollow-cut silhouette por-
“Nude with Joyous Painting,” which achieved trait of a lady wearing a puffy sleeve blue dress
$46.2 million in a sale that grossed $420,941,042. and holding a sprig of flowers. Done in the early
The sale was watched by more than 80,000 peo- Nineteenth Century and attributed to Ezra Wood,
ple, with 37 percent of buyers from the Ameri- the portrait was mounted in a period lemon gold
cas, 38 percent of buyers from Europe, the Mid- frame, and conserved on reverse side to avoid
dle East and Africa, and 26 percent from Asia staining. Sight size was 3½ by 4-1/8 inches.
and Australia. For information, www.hpcountryauctions.com or
845-471-5660.
For additional information, www.christies.com.

Rodrigue Collection Contributes To Ack! Americana Auctions’ Bidders Chase Picasso Vallauris Exposition Poster
Success Of Neal’s $2.2 Million Auction Nantucket Landscape Fires Up Bidders At Mathesons’
NEW ORLEANS, LA. — Neal Auction’s June
12-14 summer estates auction garnered impres- REHOBOTH, MASS. — This circa 1930 painting MELBOURNE, FLA.— A signed Picasso exhi-
sive results, achieving $2.2 million in sales. of the town of Nantucket by American artist Frank bition poster for the 1960 Vallauris Exposition
Highlights from the George and Wendy Rodrigue Swift Chase (1886-1958) was the top lot at Ameri- was the top lot at Mathesons’ Gallery when it
collection included a monumental six-panel cana Auctions’ July 12 Summer Estates sale, sold for $5,175. It features the “Hors Commerce”
composition titled “Cockatoo Chinensis (Horn- bringing $14,375 from a New York City trade stamp on the bottom left, one of only 30 known.
bills and Cockatoos)” by Louisiana artist Hunt buyer bidding on Invaluable. Chase, despite being Hors Commerce translates to “Out of Trade,”
Slonem (b 1951). The 2001 archetypal painting from California, is known as the “dean” of Nan- these prints are similar to artist proofs and only
(shown) sold for $78,000. A 1986 screen-print of tucket artists and spent most summers there from available from the artist directly. The poster
“Teddy Roosevelt” by American Pop art artist 1920 until his death, painting and teaching art. A measured 27½ by 22¾ inches. For more infor-
Andy Warhol (1928-1987) also sold well at comparable example to this scene is in the collec- mation, mathesonsgallery.com or 321-768-6668.
$33,500. A portion of the proceeds from the sale tion of the Nantucket Historical Association.
of the Rodrigue collection will benefit the Life
and Legacy Foundation, nonprofit organization Americana Auctions is at 380 Winthrop Street.
that inspires children of all ages and diverse For information, www.americana-auctions.com or
backgrounds to explore the world of art through 508-771-1722.
unique programming centered on and honoring
the life and art of George Rodrigue. For informa-
tion, 504-899-5329 or www.nealauction.com.

July 24, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 17

MidWeek Mounts Online Antiques
Show On Rubylane.com August 5-7
ONLINE— Though its physical Show promoter Frank Gaglio with Ruby Lane to participate in
event was postponed to 2021, said, “Though MidWeek has been the show, the platform has creat- Until then, make a note on your August 7. A sneak preview of
Frank Gaglio’s MidWeek One postponed until next year, we’re ed temporary showrooms where calendar to visit the show on what will be on offer will be
Day Antiques Fair will launch very excited to be a part of dealers can instead deal at the www.rubylane.com. It will open shown on the site August 3-4.
online August 5-7 on www.rub- Antiques Week in New Hamp- online event only. at 8 am EST on August 5 and
ylane.com. MidWeek is one of shire for the 26th year with our continue through midnight on For more information, 845-876-
five shows that make up first online show.” This will be the third show that 0616 or www.barnstar.com.
Antiques Week in New Hamp- Gaglio has partnered with Ruby cleaning measures and contact
shire that were canceled on Gaglio said the online event Lane on. The first produced reduction. Additionally, visitors
account of the pandemic. The will feature Americana, folk art, 10,000 pageviews and the second and staff are required to be
online show is shooting for fine art, ceramics, textiles and produced 20,000. “It’s going in masked, and visitors must
approximately 50 dealers who much more. the right direction,” Gaglio said, practice social distancing.
will together offer an assortment noting that “Ruby Lane has been PAAM is currently developing
of antiques and art that will Dealers are still able to sign up an incredible partner.” Gaglio its online ticketing system to
resemble the magic of the show for the show, which is open to all said he looks forward to offering provide guests with the best
that buyers have frequented for dealers, not just those who exhib- the online shows in conjunction experience, which will be
decades. it at MidWeek or other Barn Star with the physical shows when launched on www.paam.org.
events. Dealers are not required they return.
to set up a traditional account PAAM is at 460 Commercial
Street. For more information,
Provincetown Art Association & Museum Reopen 508-487-1750.

PROVINCETOWN, MASS. — been revised in order to best dom,” an exhibition of member September 13. And a newly
The Provincetown Art Associa- accommodate the artists who artwork originally scheduled announced exhibition, “Harbor
tion and Museum (PAAM) has were originally scheduled to for this past spring, will be on to Bay: Selections from the Per-
reopened to the public in accor- show this summer, and to high- view through August 30. manent Collection, “curated by
dance with Phase 3 of Gover- light PAAM’s core values: McCarthy, will be on view
nor Baker’s Reopening Massa- Membership and The Perma- Director’s Choice: “In Memo- through September 13.
chusetts plan. The arts are nent Collection. The Annual riam, Napi Van Dereck,” curat-
more vital than ever, and Members’ “12 by 12” Exhibition ed by PAAM chief executive In order to provide a safe
PAAM is committed to provid- and Silent Auction will be on officer Christine McCarthy, environment for staff and
ing safe access to members, view through August 23, with features selections from the guests, the museum will be
neighbors and the greater all bidding happening online, collection of Helen and Napi implementing some changes,
Cape Cod community. just as it has operated since Van Dereck, two stewards of including amended hours,
2018. Members’ “Open: Free- Provincetown art and history, reduced admission capacity
The exhibition schedule has and will be on view through and timed entry, enhanced

A Full Month Of Fine Art Sales
At Swann Shows Strength

Auction Action New York City

Roy Lichtenstein, “Reverie,” color screen-
print, 1965, brought $75,000.

Charles Loupot, CH. Philippossian Automobiles / Genève, Michael Halsband, “Andy Warhol and Jean-
1920, garnered $137,000, a record for the artist. Michel Basquiat,” silver print, 1985, printed
1997, realized $27,500.

NEW YORK CITY — Swann Galleries offered four sales at $27,500. Classics of photography by Edward Weston, $60,000, and a propaganda poster issued by Kroger: Dear
of fine art in June, each one proving audiences are unde- Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Andre Kertesz God, Keep Them Safe! / Buy War Bonds and Stamps,
terred by the remote bidding format due to social distanc- drew intense bidding from the various online platforms, 1942, which brought $22,500.
ing guidelines. along with New York images by favorites Berenice Abbott
and Helen Levitt. Fine art photographs by pioneers of con- Swann’s June offerings of fine art concluded with a
African American fine art was conducted on June 4, temporary photography, among them Lucas Samaras and standout sale of contemporary art on June 25. The auc-
with the auction surpassing its high estimate totaling Diane Arbus, realized strong prices. tion garnered $1.5 million and saw an 85 percent sell-
$3.5 million.The top lot in the sale was Richmond Barthé’s through rate by lot. Roy Lichtenstein’s “Reverie,” 1965 —
cast bronze sculpture “Feral Benga,” which earned a Deborah Rogal will be stepping into the role of director, one of the artist’s first pop screenprints — led the auction
record for the artist at $629,000. Further notables includ- after working alongside Kaplan since 2006, and serving at $75,000. Each of the acrylic works by street artist Rich-
ed works by Ernie Barnes, Betty Blayton, LaToya Ruby as the department’s associate director since 2014. ard Hambleton found buyers: “Rodeo,” 2003, at $50,000;
Frazier and David Hammons. A full review of that sale “Shadow Head,” 2007, at $18,750; and “Shadowman,”
appeared in our June 4 issue. The June 18 sale of graphic design / Modernist posters 1994 at $12,500. Additional highlights included abstract
marked the house’s 20th anniversary of offerings in the works by Helen Frankenthaler, Agnes Martin and Julie
After a decades-long career at Swann, Daile Kaplan con- category and brought in $904,710, a record for the catego- Mehretu.
ducted her final auction with the house on June 11 with a ry at Swann. The auction garnered ten records, including
sale of photographs as she steps down as the department artist records for Charles Loupot with CH. Philippossian Prices given include the buyer’s premium as stated by
director and Swann vice president. Highlights from the Automobiles / Genève, 1920, at $137,000, and Ladislav the auction house. Swann Galleries is currently accepting
sale included Michael Halsband’s striking portrait of Andy Sutnar with Vystava Moderniho Obchodu, 1929, at consignments for the fall 2020 season.
Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, shot for their joint show $16,250. Also of note was Wladyslaw Strzeminski’s circa
at Tony Shafrazi Gallery in 1985. The portrait led the sale 1928 gouache and pencil letterform study, which earned For additional information, www.swanngalleries.com or
212-254-4710.

18 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 24, 2020

Ram Weathervane Charges Into Lead—

W.A. Smith Reopens Saleroom
For Fraser & Glaser Collections

Auction Action In Plainfield, N.H.

Review by PLAINFIELD, N.H. — William Leading the sale was this late Nineteenth Century merino
Madelia Hickman Ring, Assistant Editor “Bill” Smith had been waiting ram weathervane, which Bob & Mary Fraser had rescued
for the powers that be in New from a Springfield, Vt.-area barn. It sold to a Vermont deal-
Catalog Photos Courtesy Hampshire to give the green er on the phone for $42,480 ($20/30,000).
William A. Smith, Inc. light to conduct in-person auc-
tions once again so he could we usually do; we had to use a and primitive antiques in every
Bill Smith is seen calling the action from the podium under present the estate collection of monitor, and we had bid takers form imaginable, from furniture
the tent. Courtesy William A. Smith Auctions. Robert “Bob” and Mary Fraser of in the crowd who could look for and fine art to glass, metals, tex-
This group lot of 17 antique and vintage stuff cats in a vari- Chester, Vt., and the Greenwich, bids to make sure we did not tiles, lanterns to rugs, lighting,
ety of colors and sizes made $2,655 ($200/400). Conn., collection of Claire Tracy miss any. We probably had toys and carvings, among oth-
Bidders lit up this lot of two early lanterns, which brought and Frank Glaser. William A. phone bidders on every other lot, ers. The first section of the sale,
$1,888 ($200/400). Smith’s 427-lot Important Coun- with two or three bidders on the approximately 250 lots, was the
try Americana Auction on better lots.” Fraser collection, while the Gla-
Wednesday, July 1, was nearly sers’ collection was comprised of
100 percent sold, with just two Smith has always preferred to about the last 150 lots; property
lots passing from the podium conduct sales old school style, from a few various sellers filled
and the sale grossing almost without internet coverage but, out a small portion in the mid-
$300,000. Reached by after the in the Covid-era, has come on dle of the auction.
auction, Smith was happy with board and for this sale, used
the results of the sale, which both a dedicated platform — Leading the sale was a Merino
was slowed a little by rain- SmithLive — as well as ram weathervane that may
storms throughout the day. LiveAuctioneers. He acknowl- have been made by Cushing,
edged that the pandemic has which the Frasers had found on
“It did well. Under the circum- made him rethink how he oper- a barn near Springfield, Vt.
stances, we were very happy. We ates and has been surprised not After considerable bidding, it
had about 160 chairs set up only at the support he’s received sold to a Vermont dealer bidding
under two 40-by-80-foot tents, from long-time clients but also on the phone for $42,480. “It was
all socially distanced, and we the number of bidders, both in untouched original condition;
did not have to turn anyone those who are new to Smith and Bob and Mary knew not to fool
away. With rainstorms during far-flung previous clients who with that,” Smith said.
the sale, the pounding of rain on have begun to participate in his
a tent was a challenge but my sales again. “We’ll play it by ear,” After months of stay-at-home
staff did a great job. We couldn’t he said, when we asked him if orders and self-quarantining, is
carry lots across the block like he would continue to conduct it any wonder that landscapes
“You know something is sales online. “There will be a in any form or medium appeal to
important when you have place for it in some way. In the bidders? A Nineteenth Century
that kind of interest,” Smith last few years, I lost a couple of oil on canvas rural landscape
commented about the collections because I was not with striking wall-paper borders
response to this Nineteenth online. It won’t be in every sale, saw competitive bidding and
Century hanging shelf in old but we will have to do it through- brought $6,490, the second high-
salmon paint. It brought near- out the pandemic. We have to est price of the sale. Prevailing
ly 30 times its low estimate, assure our consignors that we against competition in the room,
closing at $2,950 ($100/300). can sell their items responsibly.” it was also purchased by a Ver-
mont dealer, a different one from
On offer was what Smith is that who bought the ram weath-
known for: country Americana ervane. Another landscape was
a Nineteenth Century school
pencil and ink drawing of a New

“That had a really great folk feel; it reminded me of a fire- The same Vermont dealer who acquired the ram weather- Standing tall among furni-
board,” Smith said of this Nineteenth Century oil on canvas vane was the winning bidder of this early Nineteenth Cen- ture offerings, this Queen
landscape with wallpaper border that a Vermont dealer tury oil on canvas portrait of a young woman holding a Anne maple high chest from
won for $6,490 ($400/600). book, which sold for $3,835. It had been found in an attic New Hampshire realized
and was from the Fraser collection ($700-$1,000). $2,655 from a private collec-
tor ($2/3,000).

July 24, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 19

“The hooked rugs were all over the board,” Smith said. This
group of two Nineteenth Century hooked rugs was the cat’s
meow and went home with a trade buyer for $3,540
($300/500).

A second-generation private collector in Texas Bidding on the phone, a buyer from the
acquired this Nineteenth Century memorial Mid-Atlantic states acquired this early
watercolor on silk picture from the McLellan Nineteenth Century pastel portrait of a
and Burnham families for $2,950 ($800-$1,200). woman in a bonnet holding a book for
$5,605. The work, which measured 28 by
24 inches in the frame, reminded Smith
of portraits done by Shute and Ruth
Baskin ($400/800).

England farm in a period wal- vate collector for $2,655. Among phone bidders of any other lot If just the top brought $2,360, what might it have sold for if
nut frame, which surprised more informal pieces, a diminu- in the sale and was won by a the rest of the box was present? This painted blanket box
Smith when it achieved $4,130. tive sawbuck table closed at new buyer at Smith’s, who got it lid, Nineteenth Century, sold to a private collector from
Both landscapes were from the $2,950 and a tavern table with for $2,242. Also, worth comment Massachusetts ($400/800).
Glaser collection. overhanging top made $1,888. was a Nineteenth Century This Nineteenth Century pencil and ink drawing of a New
painted sleigh for a Burlington, England farm was, in Smith’s opinion, “nicely done and a
Portraits were plentiful Textiles was a particularly Vt., grocery store used to deliv- very pleasing composition.” Bidders obviously concurred
throughout the sale and two strong category, claiming three er groceries that slid to a stop and the piece made $4,130 ($200/300).
examples of women holding spots among the top ten prices at $2,124. A buyer, who had never bought at W.A. Smith’s before,
books — an oil on canvas work realized. Bringing $2,950 from closed the deal on this early engraved powder horn at
from the Glaser collection and a a second-generation private col- Prices quoted include the buy- $2,242 and was, in Smith’s words, “thrilled to get it.”
pastel example from the Fraser lector in Texas was a Nine- er’s premium as reported by the ($500/800).
collection, brought the third teenth Century memorial auction house.
and fourth highest prices, watercolor on silk picture from
respectively. Smith thought the the McLellan and Burnham William A. Smith, Inc., is at
pastel example, which a phone families, while a schoolgirl nee- 1064 Route 12A. For additional
bidder from the Mid-Atlantic dlework sampler, worked by information, 603-675-2549 or
states took for $5,605, remind- Apphia Amanda Morrill in www.wsmithauction.com.
ed him a little bit of pastel por- 1823, realized $2,655 from a “I was surprised in the
traits by Samuel and Ruth California collector. The piece, amount of interest it got,”
Shute and Ruth Henshaw Bas- which had been featured in a Smith said in reference to
com. A Nineteenth Century por- 1990 exhibition at the Hood this bottle for ‘Smith’s Green
trait of a child holding a cat — Museum, was accompanied by Mountain Renovator’ of
from the Fraser collection and museum documentation and an East Georgia, Vt., which
the second lot to cross the block attribution to Canterbury, N.H. stopped at $1,888. “There
— sold within estimate and A charming group of two hooked were a lot of people online
achieved $826. rugs — one of several lots in the for that and a lot of ordinary
sale, from both the Fraser and bottles that did very well.”
Buyers — whether trade or Glaser collections — featured ($200/400).
private collectors — continue to cats and was chased to $3,540
seek out painted furniture, and from a trade buyer.
the sale offered several choice
examples. The color of choice Cats gamboled throughout the
seemed to have been salmon, sale, appearing not only in addi-
with a hanging shelf from the tional lots of hooked rugs but in
Glaser collection seeing “a lot of felt and oil paintings and a
action and interest,” ultimately group lot of stuffed cats that
going out for $2,950. The same achieved $2,655.
price was paid by a New Hamp-
shire dealer for a child’s lift-top Bob Fraser’s collection of
blanket chest that had occupied approximately 50 early glass
pride of place in Mary Fraser’s bottles was well received, the
sitting room. A private collector top price of $1,888 achieved for
from Massachusetts paid an early bitters bottle from
$2,360 for a Nineteenth Centu- East Georgia, Vt.
ry painted blanket box lid with
a landscape scene that Smith Among unique items in the
said “had a Rufus Porter look to sale, noteworthy results include
it.” an early powder horn, inscribed
“Wesford March 12 1765, Isaac
There was much debate and Parker Hilmand,” with other
discussion about whether a naive drawings of animals,
New Hampshire Queen Anne vines and faces that had con-
high chest of drawers was mar- nections to a Ticonderoga, N.Y.,
ried or not and it sold to a pri- family. The horn received a lot
of interest, including the most

“Mary (Fraser) was sharp as a tack,” Smith The Frasers acquired this Nineteenth Cen- A California buyer sewed up the bidding on this schoolgirl
said. “When I visited her, she would look at tury painted grocery delivery sleigh in Bur- needlework sampler, worked by Apphia Amanda Morrill in
the box and ask if she should sell it to a lington, Vt., from the owners of a grocery 1823 and attributed to Canterbury, N.H. “It brought the
dealer who wanted it or sell it at auction.” store. It brought $2,124, more than double right money,” Smith said, of its $2,655 final price ($500/800).
This Nineteenth Century child’s lift-top its low estimate ($1/1,500).
one-drawer blanket chest in early salmon-
colored paint sold to a New Hampshire
dealer for $2,950 ($500/700).

20 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 24, 2020

Auction Action In Dallas

The sale’s top lot was “Against the Cold Maker” by Howard Terpning, which sold for Norman Rockwell’s “Grandfather and Grandson” was com-
$585,000. The work came from a private Texas collection. It features three Native Ameri- missioned by Dixon Ticonderoga, the producer of the iconic
cans on horseback trudging through a few inches of snow, leaning into the brisk cold as No. 2 pencil. It hung in their company headquarters since
they seemingly return the way they came. Terpning is a Texas artist and sale director Rockwell produced it in 1929. We see a grandfather giving a
Aviva Lehmann said she was thrilled to represent him at the Texas auction house. lesson on how to sharpen the yellow pencil, a heartwarm-
ing image of family and generational lessons. The painting
sold for $447,000.

Monhegan Museum Of Art Acquires George Bellows Portrait Of Museum’s Founder Jacqueline Hudson—

Terpning, Rockwell & Remington, Oh My —
Heritage Auctions Posts $6 Million American Art Sale

DALLAS — For the aesthete, a director of American art at Heri- subjects is balanced by a harsh
quick skim through the top tage. “In this climate, we really and unforgiving nature, one
results of Heritage Auctions’ worked hard to make sure every- which is clearly difficult and
American Art sale yields a sense one knew about the material uncomfortable. The painting
of the American heart — where it being offered. We had aggressive came from a private Texas collec-
started, how it expanded and and active bidding on the website tion and had been exhibited at
where it currently resides. in the four weeks prior to the the National Academy of West-
auction to the point where many ern Art in Oklahoma City.
The sale’s catalog had a robust lots exceeded their estimates
135,000 hits during its live ten- before the live sale. And once we Lehmann said, “It has all the
ure, indicating a feverish appe- were into it, the first hour of live hallmarks of a great Terpning,
tite for American art. bidding was so slow because we the viewer feels like they’re in
had so many bidders on it. It’s a the painting with the subjects…
“We were thrilled with the relief to see the American art and the light is great. People con-
results of the sale,” said Aviva market is alive and well.” sider him the greatest living
Lehmann, vice president and Western painter. He’s a Texas
Frederic Remington brings The auction’s story unfolds artist — and we’re always excit-
audio to the man with a through a sale that went 83 per- ed to have a Texas artist with us
raised hat in his oil on can- cent sold on 195 lots and pro- as a Texas auction house.”
vas, “Water!” The painting duced $6,045,625 in total sales.
accompanied an article Lehmann said that the Texas
titled “The First Emigrant It begins with a Native Ameri- collection, which also included
Train to California,” written can scene by contemporary West- the Remington and Grelle men-
by General John Bidwell in ern artist Howard Terpning (b tioned, came in right as the
the November 1980 issue of 1927), painted in 1992. “Against department was on deadline to
The Century Magazine. It the Cold Maker,” a 30-by-46-inch send the catalog off to the printer.
sold for $300,000, nearly tri- oil on canvas brought the sale’s “Sometimes you see images and
ple estimate. apex result at $585,000. It shows the hairs on your neck stand up,”
three North Plains Indians on she said. “So we stopped the
horseback leaning into the cold press and got these works in. We
as the sun rises or sets behind were thrilled with the consign-
the mountains in the back- ment, which is why we started
ground, producing a distant gold- with them.” The collection also
en sky that becomes obscured by offered other wildlife and West-
a sheet of dark clouds overhead. ern scenes from Ken Carlson,
While the landscape is both pure George Phippen and Norton
and serene, the experience of the Bush.

G. Harvey’s 1993 work “Cimarron Cowhands,” did well An homage to talent, Jen- Hudson River School artist Thomas Worthington Whit-
when it sold for $175,000. The auction house called it “an ness Cortez painted “Still tredge painted “Sunrise, View of Drachenfels from Rolands-
iconic, powerful representation of life in the traditional Life with Tiffany Lamp and neck,” circa 1850, as he traveled through Europe. The scene
American West.” The Cimarron mountains rise in the back- Mucha Poster” in 2008. It features the Rhine river and present day Oberwinter. Whit-
ground behind these cowhands, whose breath is visibly ris- sold for $32,500. Acrylic on tredge scholar Anthony Janson called this painting “one of
ing into the air from their mouths. panel, 45½ by 23 inches. the half-dozen or so greatest works by Whittredge from his
European sojourn.” It sold for $81,250.

July 24, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 21

This Saturday Evening Post cover from May 8, A sweet scene, “Saying Grace” by Jessie Willcox Tom Lovell’s “The Noble Train of Artillery” was
1948, by John Falter, sold for $181,250. Oil on can- Smith was the November, 1920 Good Housekeeping commissioned from the Dixon Ticonderoga com-
vas, 20¼ by 19 inches. We see Bill seemingly liv- cover. The watercolor, oil and charcoal on illustra- pany in 1946. It features The Knox Expedition,
ing the dream, sitting on his porch swing as he tion board sold for $93,750. The auction house wrote where Continental Army Colonel Henry Knox
awaits customers to his Bills Bird House Shop. that Smith was the predominate cover artist for the traversed 300 miles, including over the Berk-
magazine during this time, her covers propelling shire Mountains, with 60 tons of military sup-
the publication to produce more profits for Hearst plies captured at Fort Ticonderoga to reinforce
than its other eight magazines combined. George Washington in Boston. Without the
resupply, it is thought that Washington would
have lost the city to the British. The oil on can-
vas, 40 by 36½ inches, sold for $109,375.

Ed Mell painted “Mesas” in 1980. The panoramic oil on canvas, 42 by 96 inches, sold for
$47,500.

Other top results in Native on three rafts, while the Native naling their discovery to the rest Taking $100,000 was Edgar Alwin Payne’s “The Pack Train,
American scenes came with Mar- Americans are seen crossing on of the party, shown as a caravan Sierra Grande,” a 31½-by-39½-inch oil on canvas. Payne’s
tin Grelle’s (b 1954) “Where horseback. While much of the out of focus in the background. work of the Sierras is thought of as some of his best, earn-
Waters Run Cold,” a 2012 oil on supplies are strapped to the log The image appeared in the ing him the moniker “Poet of the High Sierras.” The auction
linen that sold for $125,000. The raft, one Native American is seen November 1890 issue of The Cen- house said figures in his California landscapes are some-
painting measures 42 by 32 inch- pulling a floating basket contain- tury Magazine, accompanying an what rare, more often included in his Southwestern works,
es and features two Native Amer- ing his supplies. Lewis’ journal article titled “The First Emigrant but they are included here.
icans on a stone bank along a wrote that some Native Ameri- Train to California,” written by
roaring river watching the third cans were “drawing at the same General John Bidwell.
member of their party as he time their baggage alongside
crosses the river, walking a bal- them in small basins of deer- After traversing the images
ancing act across a downed tree. skin.” The painting was exhibited
at the Buffalo Bill Historical
John Ford Clymer’s (1907-1989) Center, Cody, Wyo., in 1969.
oil on board painting, “The Lewis
Crossing,” is where American In full cowboy mode was Fred-
frontier expansionism comes into eric Remington’s (1861-1909)
view. In this 24-by-40-inch work, “Water!,” a circa 1890 grayscale
which sold for $225,000, we see oil on canvas that nearly tripled
Captain Meriwether Lewis with estimate to bring $300,000. We
a fixed gaze ahead as he crosses see two cowboys and their horses
the Clark Fork River on raft near in the moment they discover
present day Missoula, Mont. His water, one extending his cup to
party of white men and Native sate his thirst while the other is
Americans is shown mid-crossing seen at the top of the bank sig-

Forty-two wildlife scenes in etchings and drypoint on paper Robert Henri wrote, “I am not interested in A scene of great action is witnessed in this
by Carl Rungius took a square $100,000. This nearly com- making copies of pretty children. What I am circus image painted by Everett Shinn.
plete portfolio hails from a series of 46 works Rungius after is the freshness and wonder of their “Test your Strength,” a 1937 watercolor on
devoted to the wildlife of the American West. It came from spirit.” That was the backdrop behind a board, shows a boy in mid proposition as a
the L.D. “Brink” Brinkman collection. spate of portraits the artist produced on wily top-hatted entertainer extends his
Achill Island of Ireland in the remote fish- hand to lure him on a stage occupied by the
ing village of Dooagh. He insisted his sub- strongman and a monkey. The 24-by-16-inch
jects wear their everyday clothes. Henri work sold for $12,500.
painted three portraits of Bridget Lavelle,
who he called “a very good looking girl with
the oval face.” This 1928 oil painting sold for
$200,000.

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Heritage Auctions

Aviva Lehmann, vice president and director of American Chadd Wilkinson, the consignor of this
art at Heritage, said there were 13 Floridian bidders chas- unpublished Saturday Evening Post cover,
ing “Ocean Cottages” by Albert Backus, but none were suc- said he is going to forward much of the pro-
cessful. It sold instead to a Midwest buyer. The oil on can- ceeds from the $275,000 sale of this 1943 J.C.
vas, 24 by 30 inches, set an artist auction record for the Leyendecker original oil on canvas paint-
Florida Highwaymen artist when it sold for $62,500. ing to the family of its original owner, E.
Huber Ulrich, who was the chairman of the
Maxfield Parrish painted “A Dark Futurist” board and chief executive officer of Curtis
for the cover of Life magazine’s March 1, Publishing. The work was supposed to be
1923 issue. The oil on paper laid on paper Leyendecker’s last at the Post, but it was
measures 14 by 11-1/8 inches and sold for rejected because the publisher thought it
$162,500. It had been exhibited four times would break too many mother’s hearts as
and hailed from the Sordoni collection of their sons went off to fight in World War II.
the Sordoni Art Galleri, Wilkes-Barre, Penn. They chose a more militant work from Ley-
Parrish replicated this figure of an artist- endecker instead to grace that cover, and
seer at least two other times, dubbing the this painting faded away into obscurity.
character “odds and ends.” Leyendecker passed the baton to Norman
Rockwell at the publication thereafter.

A note on the back of Peter Hurd’s “The Sheepherders’ depicting the extreme conditions pencil. And it’s very sentimental, instead chose an alternate scene
Christmas” related that it was one of the artist’s best known of early American life, the eye is we felt it would resonate and it by Leyendecker that featured the
works. A remarkable feat, the glow from the fire against the finally led to water, arriving in did.” same baby in fighting-mode: one
Milky Way in the background is only made possible with modern times with a heartwarm- leg up like a rampant horse as he
tempera. It was painted in 1937 and achieved $47,500. ing domestic image depicting the A market is rising for J.C. Ley- clumsily grips a rifle that extends
comfort of home and family by endecker (1874-1951), the Golden beyond the length of his body,
Norman Rockwell, a painting Age Saturday Evening Post cover stabbing through a swastika
titled “Grandfather and Grand- illustrator who directly preceded with the bayonet.
son,” which sold for $447,000. Rockwell at the publication.
The 28-by-30¾-inch oil on canvas The consignor of that work, a
features a grandfather sitting in “People love him, I think it’s man named Chadd Wilkinson,
a reading chair with a book at his only a matter of time until he said he is going to return much of
side, the family dog lying at the hits seven figures,” Lehmann the sale proceeds to the original
chair’s feet, the grandson sitting said. “There’s so much interest in owner’s family. Following its
on a footstool in rapt attention as his work, and he’s such a fabu- rejection, the work remained in
he looks up at his grandfather, lous artist who I think is still the collection of E. Huber Ulrich,
who is seen giving a quick lesson undervalued. It’s always nice to the chairman of the board and
on sharpening a yellow pencil. see that our buyers feel the same chief executive officer of Curtis
The work was commissioned way as I do.” Publishing, who put out the Post.
from Rockwell in 1929 by Dixon Ulrich gifted it into a private col-
Ticonderoga, the company who Two Leyendecker originals sold lection and it wound up in
had introduced the iconic yellow in the $200,000s, led by an Wilkinson’s hands thereafter. On
No. 2 Ticonderoga pencil about unpublished rejected original the day of the sale, Wilkinson sat
16 years prior. The work had that was to be Leyendecker’s last with Ulrich’s granddaughter
hung in the Dixon Ticonderoga for the Post. “New Year’s Baby Linda to watch it sell. Following
corporate offices from the Hitching A Ride To War,” a 41-by- the hammer, Linda reacted with
moment it was commissioned 24-inch oil on canvas sold well great emotion as she remem-
until it was offered in this sale. above estimate for $275,000. bered it hanging in her own
Lehmann said the 1943 work home. It was then that Wilkinson
“It was an early work and we was rejected because the image said he would forward the pro-
knew it would do well,” Lehmann of a rosy-cheeked baby headed to ceeds back to the Ulrich family.
said. “Anyone can relate to that war would bring too many read-
scene — everyone has used the ers to sadness as they sent their Lehmann said it was a very
beloved family members off to sentimental moment for her
fight in World War II. The Post

Only 7-3/8 by 8-3/8 inches, this Birger Sandzén oil on board
titled “Moonrise at the Timberline, Colorado,” was dated
1923 and sold for $45,000.

Florida Highwaymen artist Albert Backus produced an art- Amos Sewell’s “Row, We’re Out Of Gas” was Painted in 2012, Martin Grelle’s (b 1954)
ist record with another work in this sale, but this one, published on the cover of the Saturday Eve- “Where Waters Run Cold” sold for $125,000.
“Palms in a Breeze,” was no sleeper when it sold for $36,250. ning Post in its June 27, 1959 issue. It sold The painting measures 42 by 32 inches. It
for $68,750. It hailed from the IRI collection, hailed from the private Texas collection.
who purchased it at Heritage in 2005 for
$14,340.

July 24, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 23

Here we see the party of Captain Meriwether Lewis tra- The Monhegan Museum of Art & History
versing the Clark Fork River in present day Missoula, acquired this George Bellows portrait of
Mont., with his party and supplies. The oil on canvas paint- Jacqueline Hudson for $106,250. The acqui-
ing was done by John Ford Clymer (1907-1989), who includ- sition was made possible with funds donat-
ed images taken from notes in Lewis’ journal. A bidder took ed by Susan Bateson and Stephen S. Fuller,
it away for $225,000. in honor of Edward L. Deci, director of the
museum from 1984 to 2019. Hudson was one
of the original founders of the museum and A sweet portrait of a young girl in a formal
a Monhegan Island mainstay. Her father dress was found in Albert Herter’s “Girl and
was Eric Hudson, a painter, as was Jacque- Goldfish Bowl.” The work measures 48 by
line. George Bellows painted this portrait 33½ inches and took $30,000.
in 1914 when she was approximately four
years old. Bellows’ companion portrait of
Eric Hudson’s other daughter, Julie, resides
in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was
painted in the same year as Monhegan
Island’s tercentenary.

A Scotland scene from William Trost Richards ascended to
$32,500. The oil on canvas, “Sunset in the Shetland Islands,
Scotland,” was painted in 1899.

department, the image of Leyen- high at the time of the portrait. Birger Sandzén’s “Sunset, Logan, Utah,” an
decker’s innocent cherub in war Just a year prior, he was involved oil on board of 14 by 12 inches, sold for
contrasting with an act of self- in planning the groundbreaking $68,750. He painted it in 1929 and it descend-
lessness over 80 years later. The 1913 Armory Show, where he ed in the family of the original owner, who
power of the artwork continues exhibited six paintings and eight purchased it from the artist.
to inspire. drawings. In that same year, Bel-
lows would paint “Iron Coast, The Dixon Ticonderoga company commis-
Another Leyendecker contribu- Monhegan,” which Hudson sioned “Dawn, Dawn, Dawn,” from Harvey
tion was found in “Yule (Musical donated to the museum in 1998. T. Dunn in 1932 for an advertisement. The
Jester),” the Post’s December 26, large oil on canvas work, measuring 60 by
1931 cover, which sold for We arrive at the year of the por- 40 inches, sold for $60,000. It features colo-
$212,500. The 30-by-22¼-inch oil trait in 1914, where Bellows, the nial soldiers moving under the cloak of
on canvas came from the Sordoni Hudsons and many other artists night towards Fort Ticonderoga, which they
collection of the Sordoni Art Gal- joined together with the fishing would attack and take at dawn. It was the
lery, Wilkes-Barre, Penn., and had community to celebrate the ter- first victory for the colonists in the Revolu-
been exhibited five separate centenary of the island’s found- tionary War.
times. ing. Bellows played in the band
at the celebration. Happens to everyone. A woman looks back
“It’s a classic Saturday Evening from her open door to confirm the worst —
Post cover,” Lehmann said. “Ley- “We’ve been aware of the por- a flat tire — in this Amos Sewell Saturday
endecker is unique in the way he trait for many years,” said the Evening Post cover “Flat Tire at the Com-
applies his paint — this sort of museum’s co-director Robert L. muter Station,” which was published in the
fabulous, very immediate cross- Stahl, “but it had really fallen November 26, 1960 issue. It took $75,000.
hatching style. It’s so well done, out of sight. It was unknown The oil on board, 33½ by 25½ inches, came
the colors, style and narrative. where it was. When it came up from the IRI collection. The same work
It’s got everything that you could for auction, we said we needed to came up for sale at Heritage in 2008 and it
want in a Leyendecker.” get that painting somehow.” brought $28,680.

Both Leyendecker works would Jennifer G. Pye, the museum’s George Friedrich Lessing who The work sold to a Texas collec- machine, fueled by high-res
do well against their estimate, other co-director, said of it, “I can- would go on to become a leading tor, underbid by a slew of hope- images and deep descriptions
though the market responded not think of another single work landscape painter in Dusseldorf fuls from the Northeast. that together prime the auction
more favorably to the unpub- that would be more important to and had a very strong influence house for business-as-usual amid
lished “Baby” at $60/80,000 than add to this collection.” on Whittredge. An artist record was set for the pandemic. They combine to
the published “Yule” at Florida Highwaymen artist make bidders feel comfortable
$150/250,000. Stahl continued, “Here’s this Janson wrote, “I regard [the Albert E. Backus (1906-1991), buying without in-person inspec-
individual who, as a child, was present work] as Whittredge’s when “Ocean Cottages” sold for tion.
The Monhegan Museum of Art playing with people like Edward masterpiece from his early years $62,500. It hailed from a private
& History acquired an early por- Hopper and George Bellows. She in Germany…it shows a com- collection in New Jersey and sold Heritage Auctions’ next Ameri-
trait of Jacqueline “Jackie” Hud- becomes an artist in her own plete mastery of the Dusseldorf to a Midwest collector, chased by can Art sale is scheduled for
son (1910-2001), painted circa right and a founding force in the style and all that it stood for. 13 Floridian underbidders. October.
1914 by George Bellows (1882- museum’s creation, who also [Sunrise, View of Drachenfels
1925). The work sold for $106,250 donated a major work by Bellows from Rolandseck] truly is one of Lehmann concluded that she All prices reported include buy-
and was a museum purchase to the museum. And here we are the half-dozen or so greatest was exceptionally happy with er’s premium, as reported by the
with funds donated by Susan all these years later getting her works by Whittredge from his the results of the sale. She auction house. For more informa-
Bateson and Stephen S. Fuller in portrait back… It’s one of those European sojourn.” described Heritage Auctions’ tion, www.ha.com or 212-486-
honor of Edward L. Deci, director unusually sweet museum stories online platform as a well-oiled 3500.
of the museum from 1984 to that arise occasionally.”
2019. Jackie Hudson, daughter
of Monhegan Island artist Eric Among other areas of strength
Hudson, and a painter herself, in the auction, Lehmann said she
knew Bellows through her father was pleased with a German
from a very young age — the landscape scene from Hudson
painting dates to when she was River School artist Thomas
four years old. Bellows painted a Worthington Whittredge (1820-
companion portrait of her sister, 1910), which sold at $81,250.
Julie, at the same time, which is “Sunrise, View of Drachenfels
in the collection of the Metropoli- from Rolandsneck,” an oil on can-
tan Museum of Art. vas, 26¼ by 38¼ inches, dates to
circa 1850 and is one of a number
Jackie Hudson was a founder of of works from the artist bearing
the Monhegan Museum of Art & this subject of the Rhine River
History and served as one of the and present day Oberwinter.
original founding “incorporators” Whittredge scholar Anthony
on the legal document that cre- Janson wrote a 2004 letter on the
ated it in 1968. She served in work that said it takes inspira-
many capacities at the museum tion from the artist’s “mentor”
in the following years. Andreas Achenbach as well as
Johannes Schirmer, a student of
Bellows was riding particularly

24 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 24, 2020

Evening Sale Nets $41.1 Million; Day Sale Achieves $10.2 Million—

Phillips Dons White Gloves For Twentieth Century
& Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Auction Action In New York City

Jean-Michel Basquiat, “Victor 25448,” 1987, achieved $9.25 Leading the evening sale was Joan Mitchell,
million ($8/12 million) Noël, 1961-62; it realized $11,062,500
($9.5/12.5 million).
NEW YORK CITY — All 25 lots diminishing of demand, as we
offered in Phillips’ July 2 evening saw great depth of bidding and Gerhard Richter, “Abstraktes Bild (801-3),”
sale of Twentieth Century and huge pent-up demand. The live 1994 finished at $3.68 million ($2/3 million)
Contemporary Art found buyers auction event as we knew it has
with the sale raking in been reimagined and trans- porary art, jointly said, “We have deep relationships that demon- ry art movements, a positioning
$41,135,750 and new auction formed, with the excitement and never had a business getting sea- strate their trust in Phillips spe- trailblazed by Phillips last year
records set for Titus Kaphar, energy of the auction room being son like this, with so much uncer- cialists during this unprecedent- with the inclusion of Norman
Christina Quarles, and Ali Ban- telegraphed worldwide from our tainty over the past few months, ed time. Rockwell in a Twentieth Century
isadr. Of the 166 lots offered in custom designed studio set in we have purposely targeted the & Contemporary Sale. Basquiat’s
the Day Sale of Twentieth Cen- London, including a live video works we know have a strong Joan Mitchell’s 1962 “Noël” “Victor 52448” is a remarkable
tury & Contemporary Art on July feed from New York and bidding market, which has borne out in achieved $11 million, demon- example of a work from later in
2, a total of 144 lots crossed the feeds from around the globe. this 100 percent sold sale. Our strating a robust market for her the artists’ oeuvre and one of the
block successfully for a total of Stepping away from traditions sale showcased key artistic voices work, hailing from her early largest works on paper by the
$10,204,500 and Water Price, has brought us ever closer to our spanning the Twentieth and years in Paris when she innovat- artist. This work demonstrates
Mel Boucher, Rirkrit Tiravanija, growing community of collectors, Twenty-First Centuries that are ed with slashing brushstrokes Phillips’ repositioning of Bas-
Sadie Benning and Mauro Peruc- with bidders from across 50 coun- most sought-after by today’s col- and emotive drip techniques. quiat’s market with a record sale
chetti each achieving a new high- tries, including an unprecedented lector. We have benefited from Gerhard Richter’s 1994 “Abstrak- of his work from 1987, proving
water mark for works sold at auc- number of online registrants. The our longstanding Digital First tes Bild” (801-3) was a rare-to- that masterworks hail from
tion. market has proven it is very strategy, which has made us market work from the height of every era of his career.”
much ready, and we look forward highly adaptable and ultimately his abstract period and achieved
Edward Dolman, chief execu- to our live auctions in Hong Kong successful in this new world $3,680,000. The successful inclu- Prices quoted include the buy-
tive officer, said, “Tonight’s White next week, which is set to be an order. This sale also proves the sion of Maxfield Parrish’s 1921 er’s premium as reported by the
Glove sale was a resounding exceptional season for Phillips in strength of our relationships to “Humpty Dumpty” recontextual- auction house.
statement of the strength and Asia.” collectors, many of the works ized this figurative and nearly
resilience of the art market and tonight coming to us through surrealist painting in the oeuvre Phillips New York is at 450
the contemporary market in par- Jean-Paul Engelen and Robert of realism and Twentieth Centu- Park Avenue. For more informa-
ticular. The result speaks to our Manley, worldwide co-heads of tion, www.phillips.com.
enduring strength, and shows no Twentieth Century and contem-

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
Lecture On Fitzgeralds’ Honeymoon August 6
NORWALK, CONN. — On called “the happiest year since I The Great Gatsby, he was stirred
Thursday, August 6, at 5:30 pm, was eighteen.” He had, after all, to actively research her claim. Webb’s book, Boats Against The Current
the Lockwood-Mathews Man- just achieved success with his
sion Museum will present first novel, This Side of Paradise, Boats Against the Current, which is a companion to this and educational virtual pro-
author Richard “Deej” Webb for and was suddenly awash with illustrated with never-before- book. Webb serves as an advisor gramming during the COVID-19
an illustrated virtual talk and money. seen photos from the Lewis fam- and board member to many local crisis.
live reading of his book, Boats ily, tells the real story behind the and national libraries, museums
Against the Current. Webb will The Fitzgeralds lived a wild famous novel and its tragic hero, and history societies. For reservations and informa-
take questions from viewers life of drinking, driving and end- debunking the long-held belief tion on schedules and programs,
after his presentation. less partying while living in sub- that the book was solely inspired The lecture admission is free www.lockwoodmathewsman-
urban Connecticut. As it hap- by the Fitzgerald’s time in Great but we welcome donations to sion.com, 203-838-9799 or [email protected]
Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald pens, living near the beach, they Neck, across the Sound in Long support the museum’s cultural lockwoodmathewsmansion.com.
honeymooned for five months in were neighbors to a larger-than- Island.
the summer of 1920 in a modest life reclusive multimillionaire,
gray house in Westport, Conn. It F.E. Lewis. Webb is an author, educator
was an experience that had a and a documentary filmmaker. A
more profound impact on both of Historian Richard Webb grew graduate of Vanderbilt Universi-
their collective works than any up in Westport a few doors down ty, he taught history for 24 years
other place they lived. It was, for the street from where the at both the high school and col-
Scott and Zelda, their honey- Fitzgeralds had lived some 40 lege levels. A featured presenter
moon. Having just gotten mar- years earlier. Fascinated with in the Connecticut Public Broad-
ried and after being kicked out of the Fitzgeralds, when Webb casting documentary, Prohibi-
some of New York City’s finest learned that author Barbara tion: Connecticut Goes Dry, Webb
hotels, they were, for the first Probst Solomon, who grew up is also co-creator and co-produc-
time, in their very own place, across the river from the F.E. er with Robert Williams of a doc-
albeit for only five months. It Lewis estate, proposed in The umentary film about the Fitzger-
was a time that Scott Fitzgerald New Yorker that Westport was alds in Connecticut, Gatsby in
the real setting for Fitzgerald’s Connecticut: The Untold Story,

New York Academy Of Art News

NEW YORK CITY — The ed demand, the academy is alumni and faculty. nyaa.edu upheaval and unimaginable
New York Academy of Art offering a second summer ses- The 2020 MFA Thesis Exhi- The academy will present loss but also a moment of stir-
looks forward to reopening its sion of its online Continuing ring change. The works in
doors and welcoming artists Education classes through bition will be on view at the “2020 Vision” at the South- “2020 Vision” offer a glimpse
back into the studios this August 14. Register online. Academy August 6-19. You can ampton Arts Center, co-curat- of how creative minds are crit-
month, as state health guide- view works by the Class of ed by Academy President ically engaging with our time.
lines allow. During our time Our first digital-only Sum- 2020 in the Thesis Catalogue, David Kratz and Stephanie The exhibition features not
away, we’ve continued our reg- mer Exhibition opened June featuring a foreword by Elea- Roach, director of the FLAG only visual works but also the
ular schedule of talks, classes 16 and is on view through nor Heartney, contributing Art Foundation and edited by written word, including poetry
and exhibitions, and we are August 22. Juried by Joeonna editor at Art in America. Emma Gilbey Keller. “2020 and essays from writers and
preparing our first physical Bellorado-Samuels of Jack Vision” will be on view July thinkers reflecting on what
exhibition at the academy to Shainman Gallery, Andrea Applications for the MFA 25-December 27 at 25 Jobs 2020 means.
open in August. Here are some Scott of The New Yorker and Class of 2022 and CFA Class Lane in Southampton, N.Y.
brief updates: Alia Williams of Jeffrey Deitch of 2021 will be accepted on a New York Academy of Art is
Gallery, the exhibition fea- rolling basis through the end “2020 Vision” takes as its at 111 Franklin Street. For
In response to unprecedent- tures 67 works from students, of August. For more informa- subject the lived experience of information, www.nyaa.edu.
tion, contact [email protected] our present, a time of social

July 24, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 25

From The Archives

A Look At The Industry 45 Years Ago This Issue

26 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 24, 2020

Big Guns Win The Day At Merrill’s Auction

Auction Action In Williston, Vt.

WILLISTON, VT. — When descending in a Middleboro, and country accessories, folk
Merrill’s Auctions received the Mass., family and pieces from art, primitives, paintings and
commission to sell the contents a local US Civil War collector, more.
of an old Jericho, Vt., farm- the firm organized a two-day
house, US Civil War letters sale on July 2-3. Also seeding The big guns won the day, as
A furniture highlight was a the event were pieces from a two early cannons brought top
Gustav Stickley oak side- New York collector, including lot results. An Eighteenth Cen-
board that was bid to $2,530. sporting rifles and shotguns, tury bronze naval cannon fired
It measured 56 by 49 by 22 Arts and Crafts Mission oak off at $7,995 even as fireworks
inches. furniture, Victorian oak furni- displays were on hold or muted
ture, sporting, hunting, fishing over the Fourth of July week-
end due to coronavirus restric-
Review by Eighteenth Century tions. Seated on a cast iron car-
W. A. Demers, Senior Editor Bronze Naval Cannon riage, the 30-inch-long cannon
Photos Courtesy Duane Merrill and Company with 2-inch bore presented an
Fires Off overall good finish with multi-
A circa 1900 Southwestern United States and Mexico photo At $7,995, ple coats of paint on its base.
album and photos went out at $1,265. Won By Local Bidder The carriage measured 24 by
John James Audubon’s (1785-1851) “Swallow-Tailed Hawk” 15 by 20 inches, and the mili-
flew to $3,998 in the sale. Plate 72 in the Birds Of North This Eighteenth Century bronze naval cannon fired off at tary relic had descended in an
America, the hand colored aquatint and engraving from $7,995. Seated on a cast iron carriage, the 30-inch-long can- old collection purchased in St
1829, R. Havell, London, measured 25¼ by 27 inches and the non with 2-inch bore had descended in an old collection Lawrence Valley in the 1950s
J. Whatman Turkey Mills watermark was visible when purchased in St Lawrence Valley in the 1950s and had and had remained in the col-
backlit. remained in the collection from that time. lection from that time.
A Civil War-era cannon from Vermont General T.S. Peck A group of early Twentieth Century cyanotypes of South-
sold for $3,450. western United States jumped their $100/150 estimate to A Civil War-era cannon from
bring $1,725. General T.S. Peck sold for
Fetching $3,075 was a rare group of vintage Japanese cur- $3,450. The Nineteenth Centu-
rency that included World War II-era Japanese military ry cast iron cannon sat on a
banknotes as well as an 1864 Confederate banknote. The Nineteenth Century paint-dec-
final price was a surprise — the currency had been estimat- orated wooden carriage. It had
ed just $100/150. been purchased in the 1950s
from the family of Theodore
Safford Peck (1843-1918), a
Vermont Civil War officer who
received the Medal of Honor
for gallantry at the Battle of
Newport Barracks in 1864, and
was brevetted major general.
He was later named Adjutant
General of the Vermont
National Guard. This cannon
accompanied General Peck to
various G.A.R. gatherings, as
well as other related fraternal
events. The cannon was 26
inches long with a 1.5-inch
bore, and the carriage mea-
sured 52 by 32 by 28 inches.

Also from the Civil War era
and bringing the same price
as the Civil War cannon, was a
group of letters, 1862-64, from
Jesse H. Holmes Sr., who was
the quartermaster clerk for
the 35th Regiment Massachu-
setts Volunteers, 1st Brigade,
7th Division, 9th Army Corps.
Mostly letters home to his
mother, the 36 pieces compris-
ing the lot described a Decem-
ber 1 battle in Knoxville,
Tenn., where the unit was sur-
rounded by a rebel force of
40,000, along with details of
other events, including a scene
in which “young ladies of the
town create a sensation wav-
ing at rebel prisoners, etc.”

John James Audubon’s
(1785-1851) “Swallow-Tailed
Hawk” flew to $3,998 in the
sale. Plate 72 in the Birds Of
North America, the hand col-
ored aquatint and engraving
from 1829, R. Havell, London,
measured 25¼ by 27 inches
and the J. Whatman Turkey
Mills watermark was visible
when backlit. The previous lot,
also by Audubon, “Little Owl,”
finished at $2,460.

Fetching $3,075 was a rare
group of vintage Japanese
currency that included World
War II-era Japanese military
banknotes as well as an 1864
Confederate banknote. The
final price was clearly a sur-
prise since the currency had
been estimated just $100/150.

A furniture highlight was a
Gustav Stickley oak sideboard
that was bid to $2,530. With
original paper label under its
center drawer, along with a
burnt clamp mark on the side
of the drawer, the piece fea-
tured an original leather-lined
tableware drawer, original
hardware and what appeared
to be original surface. It mea-
sured 56 by 49 by 22 inches.

July 24, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 27

Another key lot descended from the Jesse Holmes family and fetching $1,265 was this 1900
“A Trip To California” snapshot album, including hand colored photographs of Papago
Indians, Santa Fe, Arizona, Missions in Santa Barbara, oil wells, Santa Cruz, desert, Tuc-
son, Ft Lowell, Albuquerque and more.

A poignant bit of ephemera from a tragic period in Ameri-
ca’s history was offered in the form of an 1865 funeral train
timetable for the slain US President Abraham Lincoln that
realized $2,214, far above its $150/250 estimate.

Arts and Crafts offerings in the sale included this circa
1910 hand hammered bronze vase and bowl, both signed by
the Roycrofters, which rose to $1,107.

Commanding $1,840 The cabin fever that most of us are experiencing in the time
was this 5-gallon stone- of coronavirus could be exemplified by this circa 1900
ware churn, J.P. Smith, tramp art pyramid decorated cabin. Its door opens, has
Alexandria, Va., featur- glass windows and was created from cigar box mahogany,
ing exuberant floral with wallpapered interior. It sold for $738.
cobalt decoration and
standing 17½ inches
tall.
The vintage Rolex Oys-
terdate men’s stainless
steel manual wind
wristwatch, a presenta-
tion watch, was bid to

$2,337.

was clearly evident in a
group of early Twenti-
The 1885 Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant in two vol- eth Century cyano-
umes, Chas Webster & Co, NY, octavo, gilt embossed types of Southwest-
3/4 calf and gilt embossed cloth, with maps, illus- ern United States
trations and foldouts commanded $984. that jumped their
$100/150 estimate
Vintage watch hounds went each sheet measuring to bring $1,725.
after a Rolex Oysterdate men’s 8 by 5¼ inches, and Included in the views
stainless steel manual wind was possibly a peri- were mission ruins,
wristwatch, a presentation od reprint. some hand colored pho-
watch, that was bid to $2,337. There was American dec- tos of a 1900 trip to Cali-
Presented by Anheuser-Busch, orated stoneware in the fornia, including at Col.
with advertising logo on face sale. Commanding $1,998 Head’s Ranch and
and engraved on back “Better was a stoneware churn, Watrous, N.M. Like the
Methods Award W.L. Howett J.P. Smith, Alexan- Civil War-era letters,
September 21, 1970,” the time- dria, Va., making they had descended in the
piece, running but untested, more than ten times its Jesse H. Holmes Jr
came with 9-inch strap, origi- high estimate. With exu- family of St Louis, Mo.,
nal case and box. berant floral cobalt deco- and Boulder, Colo. From
On April 21, 1865, a train ration, the 17½-inch-tall the same consignment was
carrying the coffin of assassi- 5-gallon churn featured a circa 1900 Southwestern
nated President Abraham Lin- slip-trail blue decoration United States and From the Civil War era and bringing $3,450 was this group
coln left Washington, DC, on and was attributed to Mexico photo album of letters, 1862-64, from Jesse H. Holmes Sr, who was a quar-
its way to Springfield, Ill., Benedict C. Milburn of and photos, including St termaster clerk for a regiment of volunteers from Massa-
where he would be buried on Alexandria. It was signed Xavier Mission, Tucson, chusetts.
May 4. The train carrying Lin- J.P. Smith (merchant’s signed Waite photos, Santa
coln’s body traveled through mark), and although it Fe and two prints of Taos training rifle that hit $1,353. About 2,000 were sent to the
180 cities and seven states on had a long crack from base Pueblo with large format The second was an unusual US Philippines and 600 to Cuba.
its way to Lincoln’s home state to rim, it was held negative. These went out at Model 1898 Krag “Bowie” bayo- The tool was found to have
of Illinois. Scheduled stops for together by a heavy wire $1,265. net stamped US and 1900 on durability issues and most
the special funeral train were band. Among firearms the ricasso and with a 9-inch broke or were destroyed.
published in newspapers. Cyanotypes, a photo- a n d edged weapons blade that changed hands for
At each stop, Lincoln’s coffin graphic printing process offered in the sale there $1,230. Approximately 2,800 of Prices given include the buy-
was taken off the train, placed that produces a cyan-blue were a couple of notable these were produced around er’s premium as stated by the
on an elaborately decorated print, has a market among highlights. The first was a the Spanish-American war for auction house.
horse-drawn hearse and led by photography collectors. That US Springfield Model 1922 M2 fighting in tropical climates.
solemn processions to a public For information, 802-878-2625
or www.merrillsauction.com.

building for viewing. In cities
large and small, thousands of
mourners flocked to pay trib-
ute to the slain president. A
poignant bit of ephemera from
this tragic period in America’s
history was offered in the form
of an 1865 funeral train time-
table that realized $2,214, far
above its $150/250 estimate.
The Buffalo & Erie Railroad
Special Time Table had pages
separated, creases as issued, A US Springfield Model 1922 M2 training rifle hit $1,353.

28 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 24, 2020

INternational Compiled By
Antiques and The Arts Weekly

Madelia Hickman Ring

Sale Of Sacred Statues Riles Black Lives Matter Campaigners
By Thomas Adamson through “an act of violence” In this undated photo issued by Christie’s auction house,
PARIS (AP) — A pair of and shouldn’t be sold. An two Igbo statues on display. The pair of sacred statues, that
sacred statues that a Nigerian online petition with the a Nigerian museum commission and protesters claimed
museum commission and pro- hashtags BlackArtsMatter were looted during the country’s 1960s civil war fetched
testers claimed were looted and MyHeritageMatters col- 212,500 euros ($239,000) at auction in Paris on Monday,
during the country’s 1960s lected more than 3,000 signa- June 29, 2020. Christie’s auction house, which defended the
civil war fetched 212,500 euros tures demanding the auction sale and said the artworks were legitimately acquired.
($239,000) at auction in Paris be halted. (Christie’s via AP)
on Monday.
The Igbo statues were sold The petition said “as the erty,” but also argued that mission for Museums and Paris has a long history of
by the Christie’s auction world awakens to the reality of such sales stop black markets Monuments of Nigeria said collecting and selling tribal
house, which defended the sale systemic racial injustice and from flourishing. they had contacted Christie’s artifacts, tied to its colonial
and said the artworks were inequality, thanks to the on June 17 and had asked the past in Africa, and to Paris-
legitimately acquired. #BlackLivesMatter movement, Babatunde E. Adebiyi, legal auction house to suspend the based groups in the 1960s,
A Princeton scholar, Chika we must not forget that it is adviser for the National Com- sales pending further investi- such as the “Indianist” move-
Okeke-Agulu, alongside Nige- not just the Black body, but gation into their origins. ment that celebrated indige-
ria’s National Commission for also Black culture, identity nous tribal cultures.
Museums and Monuments, and especially art that is being “We are shocked the sales
raised alarm earlier this misappropriated.” went on,” he told the AP. “It Interest in tribal art in Paris
month that the objects were represents a major setback in was revived in the early 2000s
looted during the Biafran war In a statement to The Associ- our effort to get our antiqui- following two high-profile —
in the late 1960s. The war saw ated Press, the auction house ties from abroad.” and highly lucrative — sales
more than 1 million people die, said “these objects are being in Paris of tribal art owned by
many of starvation, trying to lawfully sold having been pub- In recent years, French late collectors Andre Breton
create a state for the Igbo peo- licly exhibited and previously courts have consistently ruled and Robert Lebel.
ple. The Igbo are one of Nige- sold over the last decades in favor of auction houses
ria’s largest ethnic groups. prior to Christie’s involve- whose sales of sacred objects, Associated Press writers
Okeke-Agulu, who is Igbo, ment.” such as Hopi tribal masks, John Leicester in Le Pecq,
said the objects were taken were contested by rights France, and Sam Olukoya in
Christie’s said it recognized groups and representatives of Lagos, Nigeria contributed to
the “nuanced and complex the tribes. this report.
debates around cultural prop-

Ebay Seller Turkey’s President Formally Makes Hagia Sophia A Mosque
Discovered
Faking Medals By Suzan Fraser turning the hugely symbolic Kizildag, a 27-year-old social sion runs counter to the vision of
ANKARA, TURKEY (AP) — The UNESCO World Heritage site worker, who did not support the secular Turkey’s founder, Mustafa
By Madelia Hickman Ring president of Turkey on Friday for- back into a mosque despite wide- conversion. “The decision to turn it Kemal Ataturk “who understood
GREAT BRITAIN — mally converted Istanbul’s Sixth spread international criticism, into a mosque is like erasing 1,000 that Hagia Sophia should serve all
Century Hagia Sophia back into a including from US and Orthodox years of history, in my opinion.” Turkey’s people and indeed the
The Antiques Trade mosque and declared it open for Christian leaders, who had urged Garo Paylan, an ethnic Arme- whole world.”
Gazette (ATG) recently Muslim worship, hours after a Turkey to keep its status as a nian member of Turkey’s Parlia-
reported an eBay seller in high court annulled a 1934 deci- museum symbolizing solidarity ment tweeted that it was “a sad “The days of conquest should
Derbyshire had been dis- sion that had made the religious among faiths and cultures. day for Christians (and) for all remain a closed chapter of our col-
covered running a medal- landmark a museum. who believe in a pluralist Turkey.” lective histories,” he told The Asso-
making operation from The decision sparked deep dis- The move threatens to deepen “The decision to convert Hagia ciated Press, adding that Turkey’s
their house. The seller, may among Orthodox Christians. tensions with neighboring Greece, Sophia into a mosque will make government “can still choose wise-
which ATG reported as Originally a cathedral, Hagia whose prime minister, Kyriakos life more difficult for Christians ly” but letting Hagia Sophia
“Henry Lyttel, aged 29, Sophia was turned into a mosque Mitsotakis, condemned the deci- here and for Muslims in Europe,” remain a “monument to all civili-
traded as ‘badgeman2005’ after Istanbul’s conquest by the sion as an affront to Hagia he wrote. “Hagia Sophia was a zations and universal values.”
on eBay,” and doing busi- Ottoman Empire but had been a Sophia’s ecumenical character. symbol of our rich history. Its dome
ness under the name museum for the last 86 years, was big enough for all.” Patriarch Kirill, the leader of the
Croft Militaria Ltd., was drawing millions of tourists “It is a decision that offends all The group that brought the case Russian Orthodox Church, called
accused of “offering fake annually. those who recognize Hagia Sophia to court had contested the legality for “prudence” and the preserva-
gallantry medals and mil- There was jubilation outside as an indispensable part of world of the 1934 decision by the modern tion of the “current neutral status”
itary badges, including the terracotta-hued structure cultural heritage” Mitsotakis said. Turkish republic’s secular govern- for the Hagia Sophia, which he
Military Crosses and Dis- with its cascading domes and “This decision clearly affects not ment ministers, arguing the build- said was one of Christianity’s
tinguished Flying Cross- four minarets. Dozens of people only Turkey’s relations with ing was the personal property of “devoutly venerated symbols.”
es, along with pin badges awaiting the court’s ruling chant- Greece but also its relations with Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II, who
bearing the poppy ed “Allah is great!” when the the European Union, UNESCO conquered Istanbul in 1453. US Secretary of State Mike Pom-
emblem, which is trade- news broke. A large crowd later and the world community as a “I was not surprised at all that peo said last month that the land-
marked by the Royal Brit- prayed outside it. whole.” the court weighed to sanction mark should remain a museum to
ish Legion.” In the capital of Ankara, legisla- Erdogan’s moves because these serve as bridge between faiths and
tors stood and applauded as the In Greece’s second largest city, days Erdogan gets from Turkish cultures. His comments drew a
ATG quoted Mark decision was read in Parliament. Thessaloniki, protesters gathered courts what Erdogan wants,” said rebuke from Turkey’s Foreign
Smith, a medal specialist Turkey’s high administrative outside a church that is modeled Soner Cagaptay, of the Washing- Ministry, which said Hagia Sophia
at AH Baldwin & Sons, court threw its weight behind a on Hagia Sophia and bears the ton Institute. was a domestic issue of Turkish
who assisted the four- petition brought by a religious same name. They chanted, “We’ll “Erdogan wants to use Hagia national sovereignty.
year-long trading stan- group and annulled the 1934 Cab- light candles in Hagia Sophia!” Sophia’s conversion into a
dards investigation, as inet decision that turned the site and held Greek flags and Byzan- mosque to rally his right-wing Erdogan, a devout Muslim, has
saying, “A shed in the gar- into a museum. Within hours, tine banners. base,” said Cagaptay, the author frequently used the Hagia Sophia
den contained hundreds President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of “Erdogan’s Empire.” “But I issue to drum up support for his
of faked medals, cap badg- signed a decree handing over Cyprus “strongly condemns Tur- don’t think this strategy will Islamic-rooted party.
es, shoulder titles and hel- Hagia Sophia to Turkey’s Reli- key’s actions on Hagia Sophia in work. I think that short of eco-
met plates. It was an gious Affairs Presidency. its effort to distract domestic opin- nomic growth, nothing will Some Islamic prayers have been
incredible array of excep- In a televised address to the ion and calls on Turkey to respect restore Erdogan’s popularity.” held in the museum in recent
tional quality fakes, cov- nation, Erdogan said the first its international obligations,” In Paris, the United Nations cul- years. In a major symbolic move,
ering many regiments prayers inside Hagia Sofia would tweeted Foreign Minister Nikos tural body, UNESCO, said Hagia Erdogan recited the opening verse
and units from all ages — be held on July 24, and he urged Christodoulides. Sophia, is part of the Historic of the Quran there in 2018.
literally hundreds of respect for the decision. Areas of Istanbul, a property
them. This is a devastat- “I underline that we will open Vladimir Dzhabarov, deputy inscribed on UNESCO’s World Built under Byzantine Emperor
ing blow to the medal Hagia Sophia to worship as a head of the foreign affairs commit- Heritage List as a museum. Justinian, Hagia Sophia was the
world because these items mosque by preserving its charac- tee in the Russian upper house of “States have an obligation to main seat of the Eastern Orthodox
are so good.” ter of humanity’s common cultural parliament, called the action “a ensure that modifications do not church for centuries, where emper-
heritage,” he said, adding: “It is mistake.” affect the ‘outstanding universal ors were crowned amid ornate
There is some concern Turkey’s sovereign right to decide value’ of inscribed sites on their marble and mosaic decorations.
that auction houses were for which purpose Hagia Sofia will “Turning it into a mosque will territories,” Director-General
used to sell some of the be used.” not do anything for the Muslim Audrey Azoulay said. The minarets were added later,
medals and badges. He rejected the idea that the world. It does not bring nations The Istanbul-based Ecumenical and the building was turned into
decision ends Hagia Sophia’s sta- together, but on the contrary Patriarch Bartholomew I, consid- an imperial mosque following the
A specialist in medals tus as a structure that brings brings them into collision,” he said. ered the spiritual leader of the 1453 Ottoman conquest of Con-
was quoted as saying, “It faiths together. world’s Orthodox Christians, stantinople — the city that is now
is possible some fake “Like all of our other mosques, The debate hits at the heart of warned last month that the build- called Istanbul.
items remain in circula- the doors of Hagia Sophia will be Turkey’s religious-secular divide. ing’s conversion into a mosque
tion. Anyone who has pur- open to all, locals or foreigners, Nationalist and conservative “will turn millions of Christians The building opened its doors as
chased from this individu- Muslims and non-Muslims,” Erdo- groups in Turkey have long across the world against Islam.” a museum in 1935, a year after
al or suspect items may be gan said. yearned to hold prayers at Hagia On Friday, Archbishop Elpi- the Council of Ministers’ decision.
fake should seek advice Erdogan had spoken in favor of Sophia, which they regard as part dophoros of America said the deci-
from specialists in the of the Muslim Ottoman legacy. Mosaics depicting Jesus, Mary
field and contact the rele- Others believe it should remain a and Christian saints that were
vant authorities.” museum, as a symbol of Christian plastered over in line with Islamic
and Muslim solidarity. rules were uncovered through
arduous restoration work for the
“It was a structure that brought museum. Hagia Sophia was the
together both Byzantine and Otto- most popular museum in Turkey
man histories,” said Zeynep last year, drawing more than 3.7
million visitors.

July 24, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 29

Louisiana Museum Of Modern Art’s
Summer Focus
HUMLEBAEK, DENMARK Century Portrait” by Douglas curator at Louisiana.
— Footballer Zinedine Zidane Gordon (Scotland, 1966) and In the Lake Garden, the Yayoi Kusama, “Narcissus Garden,” 1966/2020, installation
on the big screen by the Sound Philippe Parreno (Algeria, view, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, stainless steel
and a work by Yayoi Kusama 1964). It follows the French museum presents a work by spheres, courtesy Ota Fine Arts, David Zwirner and Victo-
with 800 reflecting globes in a international star Zinedine the internationally famed Jap- ria Miro Louisiana Museum of Modern Art / Photography
lake are parts of a major focus Zidane through a whole match anese artist Yayoi Kusama (b Kim Hansen, ©Yayoi Kusama.
— Summer In The Park — at on April 23, 2005 between his 1929). The work, “Narcissus
Louisiana Museum of Modern then club, Real Madrid, and Garden” (1966/2020), consists next nine weeks, there will be All events are free for the vis-
Art. In addition, 50 events Villareal. A total of 17 synchro- of 800 reflecting globes float- a range of events for those visi- itors to the museum but entry
with music, literature, inter- nized cameras follow Zidane’s ing on the water in the Lake tors who sit on the lawns — is by prior online reservation,
views and DJs are principal movements around the pitch Garden. The sky, the water and music, literature, performance, at www.louisiana.dk.
ingredients in an extensive with and without the ball. the trees are reflected in the interviews and DJs. The pro-
summer program. many shiny surfaces — as gram will continue all through The Louisiana Museum of
“The European Football light as bubbles. It was origi- the summer. Modern Art is at Gl. Strandvej
“It has long looked as if it will Championship has been can- nally created for the Venice 13.
be a different kind of summer celed, and although the foot- Biennale in 1966. In the Lake
in several ways for most peo- ball matches are back on TV, it Garden, the museum is also
ple. And so, it will be for visi- is clear that the matches lack presenting the audio sculp-
tors to the Louisiana. We invite intensity in the absence of fans ture, “The Shallow Sea” (2010)
them to experience art, litera- at the stadiums. In that light by Susan Philipsz. The work,
ture and music all through the this 14-year-old work has in which the artist uses music
summer in the museum park,” taken on a melancholy note. It and song to create a special,
says Louisiana’s director Poul shows football at its most emotionally charged experi-
Erik Tøjner. beautiful with 80,000 closely- ence of the place, can be expe-
packed, noisy spectators — rienced for the first time out-
On a giant LED screen on the and with Zidane, one of the doors.
lower lawn just out towards best players ever,” says Math-
the Sound, the museum pres- ias Ussing Seeberg, museum From a stage centrally placed
ents, “Zidane: A Twenty-First in the Sculpture Park for the

UNESCO Says Logo Being Used Illegally National Gallery Of
For Arts Trafficking Canada Reopens July 18

PARIS (AP) — The United Nations’ cultural agency has OTTAWA, ONTARIO — The National Gallery
warned that its name and logo are being illegally embla- of Canada has announced that it will reopen on
zoned on false documents to facilitate illicit trafficking in Saturday, July 18. For this first phase of reopen-
African cultural property. ing, the gallery will reduce its operations to
four days, from Thursday to Sunday, 10 am to 5
UNESCO urged “vigilance” Wednesday after it received pm and until 8 pm on Thursdays. The number
numerous reports of such fraud and instances where its of visitors will be also limited to ensure the
name was being used to certify the monetary value of col- safety of the public and gallery staff.
lections. The traffickers sometimes used fake business
cards with actual names of officials from the Paris-based “Many of our visitors and members have indi-
agency, it said. cated their eagerness to return to the gallery,
and we are just as excited to welcome them
UNESCO said the majority of the fraud victims are in back. We are currently implementing the physi-
France, have links to French-speaking African nations cal distancing protocols and measures needed
and believe themselves to be familiar with local practices. to ensure their experience is as safe and pleas-
ant as possible. We hope that our spaces, exhi-
Agency Director-General Audrey Azoulay said: “The bitions and national collection will provide our
illicit trafficking in cultural properties is a lucrative glob- visitors with comfort and inspiration in these
al scourge, in most cases connected to other forms of orga- very difficult times,” said National Gallery of
nized crime, including the funding of terrorism.” Canada director and chief executive officer,
Sasha Suda, PhD.
UNESCO says it is considering legal action.
The exhibition of international indigenous
In this October 31, 2017 file photo, the logo of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural art, “Àbadakone | Continuous Fire | Feu con-
Organisation (UNESCO) is seen during the 39th session of the General Conference at the UNESCO head- tinuel,” will reopen on July 23 and continue
quarters in Paris. The U.N.’s cultural agency UNESCO has warned that its name and logo are being ille- until October 4. The presentation of “Beautiful
gally emblazoned on false documents to facilitate illicit trafficking in African cultural property. (AP Monsters in Early European Prints and Draw-
Photo/Francois Mori, File). ings (1450-1700)” will also be extended until
the fall. In addition, visitors will have the
‘Mona Lisa’ Back At Work, Visitors Limited As Louvre Reopens opportunity to walk through the collections of
Canadian and indigenous art, European art,
By John Leicester and Catherine ribly frustrating. I really miss it.” Paris region, but is bracing for a and Contemporary art, including the installa-
Gaschka Inside the museum, face masks plunge in numbers. tion “More Sweetly Play the Dance, by South
African artist William Kentridge.
PARIS (AP) — The “Mona Lisa” is were a must and visitor numbers Martinez said the museum was
back in business. were limited, with reservations expecting just 7,000 visitors on The Boutique will be open and will welcome a
required. Among the trickle of return- reopening day. maximum of 15 visitors at a time. The Cafete-
Paris’ Louvre Museum, which hous- ing tourists was Zino Vandenbeagh- ria and 7 Tapas Bar will remain closed until
es the world’s most famous portrait, en, who traveled from Belgium to Before the pandemic, as many as further notice, as will the Second Cup, located
reopened Monday after a four-month enjoy the unusual space at both the 50,000 people per day toured the near the Group Entrance.
coronavirus lockdown and without Louvre and the Palace of Versailles. Louvre in the busiest summer
its usual huge throngs. months. Visitors will be able to purchase their tickets
“It’s super,” he said. “The ideal at the box office located in the Scotiabank Great
The reopening of the world’s most- moment to visit.” The Rodin Museum in Paris, which Hall.
visited museum was a bright spot in is dedicated to the works of sculptor
what is otherwise shaping up as a About 70 percent of the giant muse- Auguste Rodin, is also steeling itself The gallery is making every effort to ensure
grimly quiet start to the summer um — 45,000 square meters (484,000 for a glaring plunge in typical visitor that visitors feel safe during their visit and can
tourist season in France, with far square feet) of space, or the equiva- traffic when it reopens on Tuesday. fully enjoy the works of art.
fewer visitors than was normal lent of 230 tennis courts — housing The museum usually attracted 2,500
before the pandemic closed borders. 30,000 of the Louvre’s vast trove of people per day — again led by Ameri- Visitors will enter the gallery through the
works is again accessible to visitors cans — during the summer months Group Entrance and exit through the Main
Paris tour guide Katia Besnard starved of art in lockdown. and is preparing to see a drop of as Entrance. Masks will be made available upon
Rousseau said she has had no groups much as 80 percent. request, but will not be mandatory. Hand sani-
to show around since France gradu- “It’s very emotional for all the tizer dispensers will be installed at several
ally started coming out of its strict teams that have prepared this The Rodin also expected to make a locations within the building.
two-month lockdown in May. On reopening,” said Jean-Luc Martinez, profit this year of 1.4 million euros
Monday, as the Louvre reopened, she the museum director. ($1.6 million) but is now forecasting Boutique, box office and cloakroom counters
and dozens of other guides demon- a loss of 3 million euros because of will be fitted with Plexiglass panels, and Visitor
strated outside, forming a long line The bulk of the Louvre’s visitors the pandemic’s impact on visitor Services and Boutique staff will be wearing
and holding up images of the “Mona before the pandemic used to come numbers and other sources of reve- masks.
Lisa” to highlight the hardship from overseas, led by travelers from nue. It hopes to make up some of the
afflicting their industry. the United States. shortfall by selling limited-edition Special signage will remind visitors of physi-
versions in bronze of some Rodin cal distancing measures and indicate the route
“My whole season collapsed. There Americans are still barred from the works. to follow during their visit.
is no one around. It’s very dramatic,” European Union that is gradually
said Besnard Rousseau. “To live in reopening its borders. The Louvre is Leicester contributed from Le Pecq, The National Gallery of Canada is at 380 Sus-
Paris and not be able to guide is hor- hoping to instead attract visitors France sex Drive. For more information, or details on the
from closer to home, including the Gallery’s program or schedule, www.gallery.ca or
613-990-1985.

30 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 24, 2020

Vermont Law School Plans To Paint Over Mural Deemed Racist Buffalo Columbus Statue Removed,
Kerson, 73, who now lives in Columbus Park To Be Renamed
SOUTH ROYALTON, VT. (AP) the email. Quebec, told the Valley News that
— Vermont Law School plans to The colorful mural entitled, he had not been told of the deci- BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A New York, said in a statement.
paint over a mural that was origi- sion to paint over the mural and Christopher Columbus statue in The statue, which anchored
nally intended to honor African “The Underground Railroad, Ver- was contacted by Davis last week. Buffalo was removed Friday and
Americans and abolitionists mont and the Fugitive Slave” will be replaced by a new monu- Buffalo’s Columbus Park, had
involved in the Underground depicts Africans being forced into “They wanted to enlist me with ment “that reflects the positive been vandalized repeatedly
Railroad after some school com- slavery and sold at auction, imag- the group that wanted to take the history of the Italian immigrant amid growing controversy over
munity members said the depic- es of John Brown, Frederick Dou- mural down, which of course I experience,” the organization the legacy of the Fifteenth Cen-
tions are offensive, the school glass and Harriet Beecher Stowe, didn’t want to do,” he said. He that erected the statue in the tury navigator. It was removed
said. and a blond Vermont woman said the mural “is a monument to 1930s announced. by the city early Friday at the
attempting to block the view of a abolition in Vermont and a behest of the Italian American
Students and alumni have bounty hunter seeking fugitives description of the people who “Our decision to remove the group.
raised concerns about the mural trying to escape slavery on the struggled against slavery, and it monument is in keeping with
in the student center, which was Underground Railroad. is important to our culture.” our community’s tradition of cul- Officials with the group said
painted by then-Vermont-based tural unity through diversity,” another location with be chosen
artist Sam Kerson in 1993, VLS VLS students Jameson Davis “To paint it over is outlandish Donald A. Alessi, past president for the statue. They said the
president Dean Thomas McHen- and April Urbanowski said in an — it’s like burning books,” he of the Federation of Italian- park will be renamed in dedica-
ry said in a email to the school email that they have concerns said. American Societies of Western tion to Italian American heri-
community this week, according about the mural’s accuracy. tage.
to the Valley News. Kerson also painted “Columbus
“One issue of many is the fact at the Gates of Paradise,” a mural North Carolina’s ‘Fame’ Confederate
“The depictions of the African- that the depictions of Black peo- in a conference room in the state Monument Taken Down
Americans on the mural are ple are completely inaccurate. office complex in Waterbury that
offensive to many in our commu- Regardless of what story is being drew some criticism. A curtain SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — A in the community.
nity and, upon reflection and con- told overexaggerating Black fea- was sometimes used to cover Confederate monument that The council also unanimously
sultation, we have determined tures is not OK and should not be depiction of topless Indigenous has stood for more than 100
that the mural is not consistent tolerated. White colonizers who women. The mural was taken years was removed from a voted to allow the United
with our School’s commitment to are responsible for the horrors of down after the complex was North Carolina city after offi- Daughters of the Confederacy
fairness, inclusion, diversity and slavery should not also be depict- heavily damaged by Tropical cials said the statute had to relocate the statue.
social justice,” McHenry said in ed as saviors in the same light,” Storm Irene in 2011. become a public safety hazard.
they said. The Fame statue was built in
The “Fame” Confederate 1909 and displays an angel
Four Mississippi Counties To Move Confederate Statues monument in Salisbury was holding a Confederate solider. A
JACKSON, MISS. (AP) — At supervisors voted unanimously to rial to a more suitable location if taken down Monday night and nearly identical statue in Balti-
least four Mississippi counties move a Confederate soldier stat- it is determined that the location placed in storage until it could more, the Confederate Soldiers
have decided recently to move ue from the courthouse in Colum- is more appropriate to displaying be moved to the Old Lutheran and Sailors Monument, was
Confederate monuments away bus to a city-owned cemetery the monument.” Cemetery, news outlets report- removed in 2017.
from courthouses as widespread where Confederate and Union ed.
protests over racial injustice are troops are buried. That was a Lafayette County supervisors Calls to bring down Confeder-
renewing debate over symbols reversal from their split vote last voted unanimously Monday to Salisbury City Council unani- ate monuments have intensi-
that many consider divisive. month to leave it in place. leave a Confederate monument mously voted to remove the fied since the May 25 police kill-
outside the old courthouse on statue, calling it a “flashpoint” ing of George Floyd in
“I don’t want to pass this prob- Supervisors in Washington and Oxford square. that has caused rift and unrest Minneapolis, which sparked
lem to the next generations,” Boli- Leflore counties voted last month national protests.
var County supervisor James to move Confederate statues, Forrest County supervisors said
McBride told the Associated with sites to be determined. last month that they will let vot- Mississippi Board Votes ‘No’ On
Press on July 8. ers decide in November whether Moving Confederate Monument
The Southern Poverty Law Cen- to move a Confederate monument
McBride and his colleagues ter says about 780 Confederate that was donated to the county in OXFORD, MISS. (AP) — Offi- board said they didn’t believe
voted unanimously Monday to monuments and statues stand on 1910. cials in a Mississippi county moving the statue would cause
move a statue that has stood public property in the United unanimously voted to keep a unity in the county. District 4
since 1908 outside the courthouse States, and at least 50 of those In Harrison County on the Gulf Confederate monument where Supervisor Chad McLarty said
in Cleveland. A new site will be are in Mississippi. Many of the Coast and in Lee County in north- it stands because moving the he’s experienced racism because
chosen later, and supervisors will monuments were put up in the eastern Mississippi, residents statue wouldn’t fix racial ten- of the color of his skin but tak-
advertise for a qualified contrac- early Twentieth Century, as have asked supervisors to remove sions. In a 5-0 vote, the Lafay- ing down monuments won’t get
tor to move the statue so it won’t groups such as United Daughters Confederate soldier statues. ette County Board of Supervi- rid of bad people. District 2
be damaged, McBride said. of the Confederacy pushed a “Lost sors rejected a proposal to Supervisor Larry Gillespie said
Cause” narrative that minimized After historic votes in the legis- relocate the Confederate statue he understands “how things
“If anything is going to be dis- slavery as a central cause of the lature, Mississippi last week from Oxford Square. Several like statues and street names
played on government property, it Civil War. retired a 126-year-old state flag members of the all-white male can be offensive to some.”
should be something that is inclu- that was the last in the US with
sive of the entire populace,” A Mississippi law enacted in the Confederate battle emblem. American Indian Group Protests
McBride said, mentioning the 2004 says no war monument may A commission will design a new Oklahoma Land Rush Memorial
possibility of a monument to be “relocated, removed, disturbed, flag that cannot have the emblem
World War I, World War II or the altered, renamed or rededicated.” and must have the phrase, “In
Vietnam War. But the law also says, “The gov- God We Trust.” That lone design
erning body may move the memo- will go on the statewide ballot in
Also Monday, Lowndes County November.

Virginia’s Loudoun County To Remove Confederate Monument OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. The group contends the
(AP) — A group of American memorial glorifies the genocide
LEESBURG, VA. (AP) — in Leesburg. of protests against racism Indian rights activists demon- of Oklahoma’s Native Ameri-
Another Confederate monu- A new law in Virginia allows and police brutality. The wave strated Saturday in protest of cans and wants it removed,
ment has been targeted for of public sentiment was the memorial in Oklahoma have plaques revised to include
removal in Virginia. local governments to decide sparked by the death of City’s Bricktown district to the the stories of how the runs
the fate of war monuments on George Floyd, a Black man Oklahoma Land Rush and the affected the state’s tribes, or to
WTOP reports that officials their property. who died in police custody in state’s other land runs. have a monument to the state’s
in northern Virginia’s Loud- Minneapolis. Native American history next
oun County voted this week Loudoun County Board of The Society to Preserve Indig- to it.
to return the statue of a Con- Supervisors Chair Phyllis Many Confederate statues enous Rights and Indigenous
federate soldier to the United Randall, a Democrat, had long were erected decades after Treaties, or SPIRIT, conducted SPIRIT organizers told Okla-
Daughters of the Confederacy. argued that the statue was a the Civil War, during an era what it called a “Sit-In Indige- homa City television station
symbol of systemic racism. when Southern states were nous Resistance” at the memo- KOKH that they plan to meet
The statue is slated for crushing attempts to achieve rial to the 1889 Land Rush and with Oklahoma City Mayor
removal on Sept. 7 from the Confederate monuments are equality for Black people. the land runs of 1891, 1892, David Holt this week to discuss
government-owned property coming down throughout the 1893 and 1895. their concerns and suggestions.
American South in the wake

Confederate Memorial Owners Massachusetts Museum Plans To
Undeterred By Recent Removals Remove ‘Plantation’ From Full Name

RIDGEFIELD, WASH. (AP) — you’re offended, don’t look at it.” placed the markesr in storage. BOSTON (AP) — A living his- our educational mission.”
The recent destruction of memo- In June, protesters pulled Four years later, then-Rep tory museum in Massachusetts It said it had long been plan-
rials to Confederate leaders focused on colonial life on the
since the death of George Floyd down a statue of Confederate Hans Dunshee, D-Snohomish, English settlement at Plym- ning to announce a new name
hasn’t deterred the operators of President Jefferson Davis in the helped lead an effort to perma- outh is planning to change its timed with this year’s com-
a park visible from Interstate 5 former capital of the Confedera- nently remove both markers, name to better reflect the memoration of the 400th anni-
north of Vancouver, Wash. cy, in Richmond, Va. Work crews once referring to one of the Native Americans who had versary of the Pilgrims’ arrival
and protesters have removed markers as “that racist rock.” long lived in the region. on the Mayflower in 1620.
A community conversation others across the country in
about the tribute has repeatedly response to protests against Now the park is one of three Plimoth Plantation, in a Face- “As our Nation faces a pan-
resurfaced since Jefferson Davis police brutality and racism. publicly viewable Confederate book post this week, unveiled a demic, an economic crisis, a
Park was installed in 2007 near symbols in the state, according new logo bearing the word reckoning with racial injustice
Ridgefield, The Columbian “I don’t understand honoring to the Southern Poverty Law “Patuxet,” the Wampanoag and a highly charged election
reported. The Sons of Confeder- people that wanted to keep peo- Center. name for the area, juxtaposed year, there is no doubt that we
ate Veterans Pacific NW Divi- ple in slavery,” NAACP Vancou- with “Plimoth,” the one later have reached an inflection
sion, which owns the property ver President Bridgette Fahn- After the white nationalist given to it by English colonists. point in our history, one that
where the monument stands, bulleh said. rally in Charlottesville, Va., in raises necessary, and at times
has remained steadfast. 2017, Jefferson Davis Park was The museum, which was painful, discussions,” the muse-
The Ridgefield site features vandalized several times. Leau- founded in 1947 and features um said in part in its state-
“I think the people that are two stone markers for the for- mont said more security mea- colonial re-enactors replicat- ment. “We recognize that the
upset about this and making mer “Jefferson Davis Highway sures have been added. ing life on the Puritan settle- commemoration of 400 years of
demands are in the minority. I 99,” one from Vancouver and one ment, said the name to be shared history is complex and
think most people just want to from Blaine. Donated by the On Monday, red paint covered unveiled later this year will we embrace this moment as an
live and let live,” Sons of Confed- United Daughters of the Confed- part of the sign welcoming visi- be “inclusive of the Indige- opportunity for reflection and
erate Veterans Pacific NW Com- eracy, they were installed at tors, an apparently new act of nous history that is part of learning.”
mander Rick Leaumont said. “If their original sites decades ago. vandalism. But Confederate
In 1998, the city of Vancouver flags still flew from the flag-
poles.

July 24, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 31

Unusual Up North Museum To Close In August, Everything To Go

By John Carlisle, somewhere. It expired a week friends. But he never married or tered his ashes around his house prepare to move away and close
Detroit Free Press before he did.” had kids. in the woods. They sprinkled the museum after ten years.
VOGEL CENTER, MICH. (AP) some in the wet concrete floor of
— Kevin Moses was nobody. He After her brother died a decade “One of his favorite sayings the garage that would become Soon, the legend of Moses
wasn’t famous, or popular, or tal- ago at age 55, Karla and her was, when people would ask him his museum. And they took the began to grow, and events sprang
ented. He had few interests or mother opened the museum, if he was ever married, he always rest to a cabin near Brockway up based on his life. There was
hobbies. Just a regular dude. which has become an unusual said he’d had a lot of wives, and Mountain in Copper Harbor, an annual Bib Bash, for which
“He liked to ride his motorcy- memorial to one man’s unexcep- fortunately none of them were which he loved to visit in the people would dress up in bib
cle,” said his sister, Karla Moses tional life. Yet somehow, this his,” Karla said, laughing. summer. The rest of his remains overalls like Kevin used to wear
told the Detroit Free Press. “He museum about nothing, located are in a bottle of Crown Royal, and have a festival. And there
didn’t do much else.” near nowhere, has drawn thou- When he found out he was now another exhibit at the muse- was a yearly memorial ride,
Yet there’s an entire museum sands of visitors every year since dying, he didn’t take it well. um. when hundreds of bikers would
dedicated to ordinary Kevin it opened a decade ago. show up in this tiny town and
Moses and his unremarkable “Not well at all,” Karla said. “It “When we got to the top of the take a ride in Kevin’s honor. For
life. But the museum is nearing its was a real mental trip for the mountain, I gave everybody two an unknown man who liked to
The Museum of Moses sits in end. Now that Kevin’s dad first two years, ‘cause he knew he Dixie cups — one with his ashes keep to himself during his life, he
very small, very quiet Vogel Cen- recently passed away too, Karla was going to die and you know and one with whiskey,” Karla drew a lot of attention in death.
ter, a farming community about and her mother Joan plan to it’s like, ‘Why me? Why me? Why said. “And when we got done that
20 miles southeast of Cadillac, a close down the Museum of Moses me? Why me?’ There was no day we were out of whiskey, but But this is the ride’s last year,
place so rural that cellphones at the end of August, sell off answer to that question. Had to we still had some ashes. So we and the museum’s last summer.
don’t work here. It’s in a building everything inside and move to be somebody, and it was him. brought what was left of him Now, everything must go — all
next to Karla’s old-fashioned winter-free New Mexico to retire. That was the answer to that. At back home in the bottle.” the bikes, all the belt buckles, all
general store. And the world will lose a rare first, you don’t accept it, and then the mugs and shot glasses, and
The core of the museum is her tribute to the ordinary and the you have to gulp it down.” When he died, Kevin had doz- even Kevin’s ashes, if someone
deceased brother’s collection of average. ens of motorcycles, almost all wants to bid on them, though
antique Harley-Davidson motor- For years, he had kept his Harley-Davidsons, most of them everything will remain in the
cycles — which was his passion “We’ve kept him alive as long motorcycles untouched in stor- rare or unique. The family began museum until its last day.
in life — along with memorabilia as we think is probably fair to age, collecting dust and appreci- to sell them off, but decided that Indeed, people have already put
such as his Harley wall signs, his the rest of the world,” Karla said. ating in value. He didn’t even tell some were worth keeping and down money to buy some of his
Harley knife collection and his “And it’s just time for us to move many people about them for fear displaying. And Kevin had personal belongings, including
unopened Harley beer cans. on.” someone would steal them. But always daydreamed about a that photo of Kevin and his
But really, it’s a museum of with death looming, he said to museum for his collection. So buddy standing outside some-
Kevin and his random belong- The cancer started as a little hell with it. Why hoard bikes they kept his 1936 VLD Flat- where, even though the buyers
ings. There’s a Nazareth 8-track red spot on his neck. Several behind a locked door when he head, his 1966 Pikes Peak Shov- never met him.
tape on display. A well-worn biopsies later and Kevin was could instead ride them on the elhead bike, his sparkling blue
leather cap. His aunt’s antique handed a death sentence. Squa- open road? Might as well enjoy 1969 Electra Glide, his 1946 “There’s a lot of people that
stove. A green dish somebody mous cell carcinoma of the head the things he loved the most. Knucklehead, and a few others. never knew Kevin who can’t
once gave his grandma. And and neck, the doctors told Kevin, afford a $30,000 motorcycle, but
there are photos of Kevin all over who never smoked cigarettes One by one, he rode them out “Let’s build the museum that they can afford a $25 sign off the
the walls. Kevin drinking a beer and rarely drank alcohol. West, he rode them to Florida he always wanted,” Karla said to wall, and they just want to have
in the woods. Kevin sitting shirt- and back, he crisscrossed his her parents. “And business could something that was his,” Karla
less on a motorcycle. Kevin and a “They said it was too involved home state from one end to the use a little help out here in the said. “I don’t know why. I don’t
buddy standing outside some- to save him,” Karla said. other. In his last months, he put middle of nowhere, so let’s show understand the reasoning behind
where. his 73-year-old mom in a sidecar everybody who Kevin Moses that.”
The biggest photo of all is a life- Before that, Kevin had spent and rode 3,000 miles that spring, was.”
size cardboard cutout image of his life in mid-Michigan, working all over Michigan’s highways, 25 It just might be because people
Kevin, which stands in the mid- as a shop manager for Stu’s Elec- or 50 miles at a time, seeing the Strangely enough, people came. assume that anyone who has
dle of the room, showing him tric Motor in Mount Pleasant, state’s countryside with her. So far, 19,000 of them. Some are their own museum is important
wearing his trademark thick, his dad’s business. He lived in Harley fans, some come in tours enough to remember, she
gray beard and long stringy hair, the apartment out back. And he He rode despite the cancer visi- from local nursing homes that thought. “We just figured if you
and his usual outfit of denim bib stored his dozens of Harley- bly eating away at his neck, he have few other day-trip options build it they will come,” she said.
overalls. He’s looking straight Davidson motorcycles under lock rode with the awful freedom of out here, some are curious pass- But it could be that some people
into the camera through sun- and key at the shop. Whenever someone who has nothing left to ersby who stumbled on the place, see a little of themselves in
glasses, and he’s smoking a big, he found a rare one for sale, he’d lose and he rode until he couldn’t some are tourists seeking out Kevin; that in his ordinariness
fat joint. borrow the money from his par- ride any farther, until just ten this unusual monument to an he reflects all those who live
“We call it ‘the eternal flame,’” ents and slowly pay them back. days before his death, with a average guy. quiet lives and are known by
said Karla, 59, his only sibling. He was so obsessed, he even white bandage wrapped around almost nobody, but are loved
To her, it perfectly summed up named his dogs “Harley” and his neck and his long hair flow- “You don’t have to be a Harley deeply by a few. That a life
Kevin. “My dad was mad when “Davidson.” Otherwise he was, ing in the breeze. person to realize when you step doesn’t have to be extraordinary
he saw that. He said, ‘Jesus by all accounts, average. in here that you may not know to be celebrated.
Christ, you couldn’t find a pic- He died in late summer 2010, what you’re looking at, but you’re
ture with something else?’ But “I don’t want to paint him as a at a little house he’d bought in looking at something special,” “He wasn’t nothing special,”
Kevin had been smoking since person with a halo around his the woods in northern Michigan. Karla said. Admission is free, Karla said. “Wasn’t any better
high school. His medical mari- head, because he wasn’t,” said donations are welcome. than anyone’s brother or son.
juana card is lying around here Joan Moses, his now 84-year-old “He was an eccentric character, Didn’t save any children from a
mom. “He was basically a very very much a laid-back individual The motorcycles and other burning house, and he never
good person, but if you crossed that didn’t want to be bothered,” things Harley-Davidson related burned anyone’s house down. He
him there would be a day of reck- Karla said. “He did his own that were collected by Moses, came in somewhere in the mid-
oning, a size-13 boot stuck in thing, in his own time. He did who passed away from head and dle. He was just a guy who
your butt.” what he wanted, when he want- neck cancer in 2010, are all up worked for his dad.”
ed. And he didn’t give a rat’s ass for sale as his sister and mother
He wasn’t very sociable. Liked what anyone else thought.”
to keep to himself. He had a few
His mom, dad and sister scat-

Gov: Tennessee Capitol Confederate Bust Should Go In Museum

NASHVILLE, TENN. (AP) — museum. Former Republican low Tennesseans, as they walk before adjourning last month, before taking office, Lee told
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Governor Bill Haslam similar- the halls of our statehouse and despite impassioned pleas The Tennessean that “the Ku
said on July 8 that the bust of ly advocated for its removal. evaluate how he can be one of from Black lawmakers. Klux Klan is a part of our his-
a Confederate general and the just nine busts that are tory that we’re not proud of in
early Ku Klux Klan leader Forrest was a Confederate elevated to a place of honor Lee was quick to point out Tennessee, and we need to be
should be removed from the cavalry general who amassed and reverence in the Capitol,” that the fight over the Forrest reminded of that and make
state Capitol and put in the a fortune as a plantation Lee said. bust predated the current certain that we don’t forget it.
state museum. owner and slave trader in tearing down of monuments by So I wouldn’t advocate to
Memphis before the Civil War. The bust’s removal would protesters nationwide. remove” the bust.
The Republican governor His involvement with the Klan also need approval from the
announced his position on the came after the war. state’s Historical Commission. “This issue of the Forrest Early last year, he said he
Nathan Bedford Forrest bust Some Republican officials have bust in this state that’s been wouldn’t be opposed to adding
at a news conference the day Lee said Forrest was a instead suggested adding con- going on for 40 years is very context to the Forrest bust.
before the state Capitol Com- “renowned military tactician,” text to the bust and leaving it different than the destructive
mission took the first of two and the bust sits opposite of where it is. tide that swept the nation in Lee said Wednesday the
votes required to remove it. one of a Union admiral, David recent weeks that’s been about opportunity for “full context”
Farragut — the two represent- The national outcry over the the defacing of property and on Forrest is available only in
Lee said the museum is a ing the “push and pull” of Ten- death of George Floyd, a Black denying history,” Lee said. the state museum.
better place to display the bust nessee’s history, the governor man who died when a white “That is a mob rule or mob
of Forrest, a location “where added. But Forrest “signifi- Minneapolis police officer mentality that’s confused for Additionally, this year Lee
the very purpose is to see and cantly contributed to one of pressed a knee into his neck activism, but it represents the proposed eliminating a day
understand our history in the most regretful and painful for several minutes, has worst possible way I believe to commemorating Forrest in
full.” chapters in our nation’s histo- sparked a new push to remove address questions of history Tennessee, though Republican
ry,” Lee said. Confederate symbols, includ- and symbolism and context.” lawmakers voted last month to
The bust was unveiled in ing the Forrest bust. keep the day in place but
1978 and has sparked multiple “Forrest represents pain and The call for moving the bust remove the governor’s respon-
protests demanding its remov- suffering and brutal crimes The Republican-controlled out of the Capitol is the latest sibility to sign the annual
al over the years. The Capitol committed against African legislature in Tennessee step in the governor’s chang- proclamation for it. Lee said
Commission in 2017 voted Americans, and that pain is refused to advance legislation ing position. lawmakers made a step in the
against moving it to the state very real for many of our fel- calling for the bust’s removal right direction.
In December 2018, just

Statue Marking Graves Of Confederate Soldiers Is Toppled

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — the graves of about 300 The Sons of the Confederate man for the Sons of Confeder- The demonstrations were
A Confederate monument has unknown Confederate sol- Veterans takes care of the ate Veterans, said the statue is sparked by the death of George
been toppled in a cemetery in diers. memorial and condemned its different from other monu- Floyd, a Black man who died
the North Carolina city of toppling in a statement. It’s ments because it marks hun- in police custody in Minneapo-
Greensboro. The monument was toppled owned by the Daughters of the dreds of graves. lis.
over the July 4th weekend at Confederacy.
The News & Record reported the city owned Green Hill Confederate monuments are Many such monuments are
Wednesday that the statue of Cemetery. City spokesman The statue’s future is coming down in the wake of being removed by govern-
a musket-carrying soldier had Jake Keys said it’s unknown unknown. nationwide protests against ments, but some have been
stood for a century to mark who is responsible. racism and police brutality. taken down by protesters.
Frank B. Powell, a spokes-

32 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 24, 2020 Boxlots

Headspace

Headspace is a miniature interview column
that probes the minds of auctioneers, dealers,

collectors and curators on a weekly basis
during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Stephen B. Bob Eckstein 2020 © Antiques & the Arts Weekly
O’Brien Jr
Worcester Art Museum Plans October Reopening
Owner, Copley Fine Art Auctions

What are you up WORCESTER, MASS. — The organized by WAM and that including enhanced and
to lately? Worcester Art Museum (WAM), had been scheduled to run this increased cleaning schedules,
When the pan- which has been closed due to spring: “The Kimono in Print: hand sanitizing stations
demic first broke, I the COVID-19 pandemic since 300 Years of Japanese Design” throughout the building and
was just finishing March 13, has announced that (opening October 3) and “Kimo- required masks and social dis-
work on a foreword it will reopen to the public in no Couture: The Beauty of tancing.
for an upcoming early October 2020. This deci- Chiso” (on view beginning
decoy book and was sion, made in consultation with November 7). The fall reopen- The museum also announced
in the middle of our the museum’s Board of Trust- ing date will allow time to that it is adjusting its pro-
consignment period ees, allows time to make facili- make improvements to gallery gramming schedule for the fall,
for Copley’s upcom- ty improvements prior to and public spaces, as well as based on survey data. It has
ing July 23 Sport- reopening and plan the robust continue construction of the transitioned its popular studio
ing Sale. I came exhibitions that will open in new Lancaster entrance stairs art classes to online instruc-
down with some- the fall. — begun in November 2019 tion for the summer and fall. In
thing nasty, and, and paused in March at the addition, museum staff is
initially, was con- “Delaying our reopening until start of the COVID-19 shut- working to convert regularly
vinced that it was the fall is the most prudent down — without interfering scheduled fall public program-
COVID-19. I course for the Worcester Art with the visitor experience. ming – such as Master Series
sequestered myself Museum,” said Matthias Was- Art Talks and the Community
from my family to chek, the museum’s Jean and When the museum reopens, it Day — to virtual experiences.
the loft above our garage. After finishing emails and Myles McDonough director. “It will look for guidance from the Links to WAM’s digital pro-
speaking with clients, each evening I would turn my gives us an opportunity to Center for Disease Control grams, such as virtual tours,
attention to my fly-tying vice. I am an avid fly fisher- address some internal facility (CDC) and follow health and art activities for children, and
man. In 2019 I was in the throes of trying to finish the needs and prepare for fall exhi- safety guidelines mandated by artists talks, can be found at
book on the decoy carver Elmer Crowell, so my fly box bitions and programs.” the Commonwealth of Massa- www.worcesterart.org.
chusetts. The museum is devel-
The October reopening date oping reopening protocols for The Worcester Art Museum is
coincides with the opening of the safety of visitors and staff, at 55 Salisbury Street. For
two important exhibitions information, 508-799-4406.

coffers were pretty bare. One month of COVID-19 and
my fly boxes were so full I couldn’t get another hook in.

How has work changed for you?
The first major change was just the uncertainty of our
market in general. We were just coming off our best
Winter Sale ever, which grossed close to $3.5 million.
Clients started calling to ask me about selling and I
replied, “No one knows, prices could be off 50 percent.”
Between my own uncertainty about how the broader
markets would react and not being able to get out on
the road, it was tough. Our bread and butter is han-
dling estates and going out on the road for house calls
— that essentially was shut down completely for two
months. Fortunately, my fears about a possible market
correction downward have thus far been proven wrong.

In what areas are you finding success?
I’ve been surprised by the resiliency of the sporting
art and decoy markets thus far. I am almost embar-
rassed to admit that the first two quarters of 2020 have
been our best since 2007. Our private sales have been
shockingly strong, to the point that our inventory is
starting to look like my pre-quarantine fly boxes. When
this thing first hit, I think most people felt like the sky
was falling. What I failed to realize was that, with
everyone having all this time at home, people would
become even more engaged and connected with their
collections.
How do you think it will affect the industry in
the long term?
I am the wrong person to ask. Markets go up and mar-
kets go down, but for me, it is all about the object. It is
about that one piece you have to own. I often half-jok-
ingly tell my clients that there is no broader art mar-
ket; there is only a market for that one piece. As long as
humans have an admiration for wildlife, the field will
be healthy.

Have any advice right now?
Seek out counsel from trusted collectors and dealers,
then only buy what you love.

July 24, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 33

At Sotheby’s Sale Of Books & Manuscripts—

Paper ‘Gems’ From Eric C. Caren Collection Go To Auction

BY W.A. DEMERS, An autograph letter, signed (“Go: Washington”) as Conti- Daniel Cumbo, a freeborn Black man who fought for the
SENIOR EDITOR nental Commander to Bryan Fairfax, expresses hoping for colonies in the American Revolution, is the subject of this
good news regarding the peace negotiations to end the Rev- land grant autographed by Benjamin Harrison, signer of
NEW YORK CITY — “People olutionary War — not knowing the preliminary articles of the Declaration of Independence ($10/15,000).
come up to me all the time and peace had been signed two weeks earlier ($60/80,000).
say, ‘So, you’ve sold your col-
lection,’” Eric C. Caren told sincere friend Mac”) 1904 Perhaps the most valuable John McGraw signed this 1904 National League Champion-
Antiques And The Arts Weekly National League Champion- item that will cross the virtual ship postcard, with 1905 World Series content ($8/12,000).
from a new home in Costa ship postcard, with 1905 World block is an autograph letter
Rica. “No, I tell them, I’m still Series content. McGraw’s sig- signed (“Go: Washington”) as the African Free School important items related to
actively collecting, although I nature on the front of the post- Continental Commander to ($250/350,000), a letter signed Americana, American and
happily put this collection card gives it an aura of per- Bryan Fairfax, hoping for good by Adams, Franklin and Jef- English literature and cultur-
together.” The 115 lots of his- sonalization that could boost news regarding the peace ferson establishing diplomatic al history.
torical paper that have come it past its $8/12,000 estimate. negotiations to end the Revo- relations with Sicily ($900,000
up in Sotheby’s books and lutionary War, not knowing – $1.2 million, and other For information, 212-606-
manuscripts auction closing Vying for best-performing the preliminary articles of 7000 or www.sothebys.com.
July 21 represent a small but sleeper, too, may be what is peace had been signed two
very important percentage of considered the earliest dated weeks earlier. The two-page
a one million-piece private photograph, a December 2, document ($60/80,000) reveals
inventory for the dealer, for- 1839, image of a fern taken by a cold, tired and anxious com-
merly of Westchester County, Alfred Swaine Taylor, who is mander at his Newburgh
N.Y., and widely recognized on considered to be the father of headquarters, wondering to
the trade show circuit. “I’m British forensics. More aptly one of his oldest friends if the
proud that this is my eighth categorized as a “photogenic next news from Great Britain
single-owner auction,” he told drawing,” the image is esti- will signal “the continuance of
us, and his contribution in this mated $10/15,000. the war — or acceptance of
sale ranges from the age of peace.”
Columbus to the computer Caren said that one of his
age, presenting a broad selec- favorite items in the sale One of the finest signatures
tion of categories and genres. relates to Daniel Cumbo, a of John Hancock ever to be
freeborn Black man from Vir- seen, on an important commis-
In these days of COVID-19 ginia who fought against the sion for a major general, will
when the majority of auctions British in the American Revo- be a highlight, as will a famous
are being conducted online, lution. The document is auto- Einstein letter in English
Caren said he is doubly proud graphed by a signer of the about the nature and exis-
of the tie-up he has made with Declaration of Independence, tence of God.
Professional Sports Authenti- Benjamin Harrison, who con-
cator (PSA), the world’s larg- firms a land grant for the Other important properties
est third-party sports card patriot and veteran of the in the overall sale include the
authentication service and Continental Army: “I do certi- autograph manuscript of a
increasingly the acknowl- fy that Daniel Cumbo is enti- Sherlock Holmes story, “The
edged leader in authenticat- tled to the proportion of land Adventure of the Greek Inter-
ing even non-sports items that allowed a Private of the Vir- preter,” by Sir Arthur Conan
come up for bid. “Before con- ginia Continental line for Doyle ($350/450,000), a 1794
signing to this sale, I reached three years service.” It is esti- signed indenture granting
out to the president of PSA to mated $10/15,000. land for the use and benefit of
register and precertify every
single item. It’s a double
branding with Sotheby’s and
PSA and it’s really a way to
permanently record prove-
nance,” he said.

Even with a stellar lineup of
compelling books, letters,
archives, newspapers, broad-
sides and other printed and
manuscript artifacts from
Caren’s collection, illustrating
“How History Unfolds on
Paper,” the dealer acknowledg-
es that there are bound to be
“sleepers” — lots that might
ordinarily go unnoticed by
anyone but a savvy collector.
One such lot in this sale
relates to early baseball, a
John McGraw-signed (“Your

Most Valuable US Coin Sale Sets Coin Record—

Heritage Leads Year-To-Date
Global Sales Of US Coins
DALLAS — A review of the United This 1927-D Saint Gaudens gold $20
States rare coin market through Double Eagle achieved a record
the first six months of 2020 price for the coin when it sold
shows Heritage Auctions for $2.16 million in January,
leading the trade with 2020 and is the priciest US
world record-setting sales Coin sold in 2020.
and the most valuable
coin sold so far this around the country.”
year. Of the $167 mil- According to informa-
lion worth of US coins tion gleaned from the 11
sold publicly so far in largest US coin auction-
2020, Heritage sold eers, Heritage also sold
$97,248,747 — or 58 the most valuable US
percent – during the coin so far this year: a
first six months of 2020, 1927-D Saint-Gaudens
according to a report gold $20 (Double Eagle),
issued by the Professional graded PCGS Mint State 65+
Numismatists Guild (PNG) CAC, for $2.16 million in Janu-
on July 6. ary, an all-time world record price
for that particular coin in any grade
“Our year-to-date market share is even though several others had previously
a higher percentage for us than any year been auctioned in Mint State 66 or 67.
since the PNG began surveying auction sales “Our private US rare coin sales have actually
in 2013,” said Greg Rohan, president of Heri- increased this year as well, largely as a result
tage Auctions. “Our online bidding platform of soaring online sales via our website,” Rohan
allows buyers and sellers to safely and secure- said. “We are extremely grateful to our clients
ly purchase both volume and value.” all over the world who trust us for their buy-
ing and selling needs during this time.”
PNG described the state of the 2020 market Heritage Auctions is at 2801 West Airport
as “active amidst pandemic-related closures of Freeway. For information, www.ha.com.
many retail locations and cancelation of doz-
ens of coin shows and numismatic conventions

34 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 24, 2020

New Art Museum At Penn State To Open In 2023
Transitions With Palmer Name Retained
UNIVERSITY PARK, PENN. — A
Columbia University has established proposal to name a planned new art Georgia O’Keeffe, “Lake George,” 1924, oil on canvas, 18-1/8 by 35-1/8
the Hans Hofmann professorship of museum at University Park in honor of inches. Bequest of James R. and Barbara R. Palmer. Image: ©2019 Geor-
Modern art with a gift from the Renate, the late Barbara and James Palmer gia O’Keeffe Museum / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Hans and Maria Hofmann Trust. Globally was approved in May by the Penn State
renowned scholar Kellie Jones, profes- board of trustees. C-COR Electronics and Centre Video — the Center for the Performing Arts,
sor of art history and now Comcast — for 25 years, while Bar- Penn State Centre Stage, Penn’s Woods
archaeology, will be its Penn State president Eric J. Barron bara was a member of the company’s Music Festival and the museum. In
inaugural incumbent. said the landmark new building will be board of directors. Beyond their service 1974, the Palmers became founding
The Renate, Hans and named to honor the original donors and philanthropy to countless organiza- members of the membership organiza-
Maria Hofmann Trust whose support laid the foundation for tions in Centre County, they invested tion that would later become the
created this professor- the university’s leadership in the arts. deeply in the institution they adopted Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art,
ship at Columbia to When the existing Palmer Museum of as their own. The Palmers served as and in 1990, they co-founded the muse-
honor Hans Hofmann Art moves into its new facility in the volunteers in multiple fundraising cam- um’s advisory board. The Palmers
(1880-1966), who was Arboretum at Penn State, it will con- paigns and gave generously to areas served as leaders for two major fund-
born in Germany and tinue to bear the name of the late Bar- across Penn State, including the College raising campaigns for the museum,
later moved to the bara and James Palmer, whose cumula- of Engineering, the Donald P. Bellisario which was renamed to honor their
United States and played a pivotal role in tive gifts to the museum are valued at College of Communications, Outreach 1986 gift to expand and renovate the
the Abstract Expressionist movement of more than $50 million. and the University Libraries. current Palmer.
postwar American and German art. The
professorship supports a Columbia faculty The design of the new museum is Their greatest legacy, however, is in Fundraising for the new Palmer
member whose teaching and research fo- underway with plans calling for it to be the College of Arts and Architecture, Museum of Art is ongoing. For informa-
cuses on Modern American or European located in the Arboretum along Bigler through gifts to student scholarships, tion, www.greaterpennstate.psu.edu.
art, enriching understanding of Hofmann Road on the campus. With nearly twice
and his contemporaries. the exhibition space of the current
Palmer Museum of Art, new classroom
Owner of Westwood, Mass.-based spaces and teaching galleries, flexible
LB Appraisal Associates, Lorrie event spaces and onsite parking, the
Beaumont, ASA, RA, certified residential facility, designed by Allied Works
appraiser, began her one-year term as in- Architecture, will connect and inte-
grate with the Arboretum. The new
ternational president Palmer is expected to be a cultural des-
for the American So- tination for students, locals and visi-
ciety of Appraisers on tors from across the United States and
July 1. Beaumont has a driver of economic development for
been appraising since Centre County.
1980 and established
her practice in 1988. Although not graduates of Penn State,
She completed her re- the Palmers became supporters and
quired course of study leaders for the university after moving
for licensure from the to State College in 1953. Jim was the
Massachusetts Board president and chief executive officer of
of Real Estate Appraisers, the Appraisal
Institute and the American Society of Ap- LEGO Puts Pop Art Back In The Picture
praisers. She has served on the executive
board of the Massachusetts Board of Real BILLUND, DENMARK — The LEGO their passion into art. canvas (or in this case, small interlink-
Estate Appraisers, culminating her term as Group is courting adults who in the past Those who love Warhol or Marilyn ing base plates) using LEGO tiles. Each
president of the association in 2006. She may have fallen victim to that nightime set can be reimagined in a number of dif-
has also been an active member of ASA for trauma of stepping barefoot on their Monroe, the Beatles or iconic characters ferent ways to express the personality of
more than 30 years. child’s LEGO blocks while making the from the Marvel Universe and Star Wars each different builder, and to make it
midnight raid to the fridge. The firm is galaxy can pay homage to their idols by easy and simple for pop culture lovers to
Art historian Paul Stirton is retiring launching a new canvas for creative creating their very own LEGO artwork refresh the LEGO Art piece on display in
after ten years at the Bard Graduate expression alongside a series of much- portrait to proudly display in their their house. All four new sets come with
Center. The associate professor of mod- loved partners. Designed for adults who homes, offices or wherever they enjoy a signature tile unique to the set that is
ern European design pride themselves on their love of pop cul- their music, film or art. worthy of any true work of art, and a
history and the editor- ture, four new LEGO Art sets give cre- new hanging element to make them
in-chief of West 86th: A ative adults a different way to transform The LEGO Art sets offer adults a new easy to hang up and switch around.
Journal of Decorative creative experience to help them relax
Arts, Design History and recharge as they transform a blank For example, the LEGO version of
and Material Culture, Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe echoes
Stirton has focused the famous bright pink screenprint of
his research and pub- Marilyn Monroe from 1967, or it can be
lications mostly in two reimagined in three different colors
areas: architecture using LEGO tiles. Similarly, music lov-
and design in Britain ers can bring Beatle-fandom into their
and in Central Europe (primarily Hunga- home with a LEGO portrait of their
ry) in the late Nineteenth and early Twen- favorite band member — John Lennon,
tieth Centuries. Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison or
Sir Ringo Starr. Each set can be used to
The National Gallery of Art announced create four unique portraits or, if you col-
the appointment of Michael Lapthorn lect four, you can display the full band
as chief of design. Lapthorn is currently the side-by-side.
exhibition designer at the Minneapolis Insti-
tute of Art (MIA), where he has been creat- Louise Elizabeth Bontoft, senior
ing innovative installations and exhibition design director at the LEGO Group,
design since 2014. Prior to MIA, Lapthorn commented: “We know adults are
always trying to destress after a day at
was an exhibition de- work, and we thought, what better way
signer and manager at to help them switch off than by encour-
the Metropolitan Mu- aging them to explore their favorite
seum of Art for nine passion in a new creative way?”
years. When Lapthorn
begins his tenure on For information, www.LEGO.com/art-pr.
July 20, he will become
the gallery’s third chief Five Foundations Pledge $1.7 Billion For Nonprofits
of design since the mu-
seum opened in 1941 NEW YORK CITY — The W.K. Kellogg tage of low interest rates. The Kellogg that’s extraordinary that we see in the
and will succeed Mark Foundation, the John D. and Catherine Foundation has pledged $300 million, arts sector is an unparalleled resilience.”
Leithauser, who retired T. MacArthur Foundation and the and the Mellon Foundation $200 mil-
on July 1 As chief of design, Lapthorn will Andrew W. Mellon Foundation are lion. Each organization will determine A recent study published by Southern
lead a team of 40 staff in the design office, among the five major charities that fund distribution according to their own Methodist University’s DataArts cen-
the silkscreen shop, the exhibition produc- have collaborated to establish a $1.7 bil- guidelines and priorities. ter and the data consulting firm TRG
tion shop, the armature shop, the lighting lion fund to support nonprofits strug- Arts estimated that the net effect of the
shop and the architectural services depart- gling with COVID-19-related financial “For most foundations, the idea of tak- COVID-19 pandemic on the United
ment as well as oversee various contrac- losses, in an initiative spearheaded by ing on debt is outside of normative States’ nonprofit cultural sector will be
tors during large-scale projects. Lapthorn the Ford Foundation. thinking,” Darren Walker, president of a deficit of $6.8 billion, or the equiva-
will serve on the exhibition planning com- the Ford Foundation, wrote to the orga- lent of 26 percent of the average oper-
mittee, work with curators to conceptual- With a pledge of $1 billion, the Ford nization’s board. “COVID-19 has created ating expenses of arts organization
ize exhibition design, and manage all tem- Foundation has made by far the largest unprecedented challenges that require over the course of one year. On average,
porary exhibition installations and displays contribution, as well as the unusual foundations to consider ideas — even arts organizations typically hold less
of the permanent collection at the gallery. decision to raise funds by selling 30- and radical ones that would have never been than two months’ worth of capital to
50-year bonds, in addition to giving considered in the past.” sustain their expenses without incom-
$550 million in grants. The MacArthur ing revenue.
Foundation (with a $125 million contri- Mellon president Elizabeth Alexander
bution) and the Doris Duke Charitable said, “The partnership that we’re John Palfrey, president of the MacAr-
Foundation ($100 million) plan to also announcing happened with unprece- thur Foundation, said, “This is unprece-
sell bonds, an uncommon practice for dented speed and unprecedented scale. dented for us, but these are unprece-
philanthropic organizations, but one Many organizations don’t have any kind dented times. We hope other foundations
that will allow them to avoid dipping of endowment at all. Addressing that will join us in creating a different model
into their endowments and take advan- issue of longevity is a long-term struc- where foundations step up more, not
tural challenge. But one of the things less, in the times of greatest need.”

July 24, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 35

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36 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 24, 2020

Superman Brings Super Price For Heritage Tycoon Tackle Rod Lands
Comics & Comic Art Auction Trophy Prices For McInnis

DALLAS — The Man of Steel soared to $360,000 MARBLEHEAD, MASS. — was one of several rod-and-reel
and a page of original art from one of the best-loved The top lot in John McInnis lots in the sale, of which two
Batman/Joker stories of all time brought a winning Auctioneer’s July 11 sale of the other Tycoon Tackle rods
bid of $156,000 to lead Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Harriet Bull estate was this brought the second and third
Comic Art Auction July 9-12. Superman #1 (DC, Tycoon Tackle big game saltwa- highest prices, $4,200 and
1939) CGC VG/FN 5.0 in off-white pages is the first ter fishing rod in rarely used $3,900, respectively. The estate
title ever devoted to a single superhero. The issue is condition that made $5,100 auction was conducted entirely
a timeless prize that can be the centerpiece of any from a private collector bidding online, with select by-appoint-
serious collection, and the copy offered in this sale against another private collec- ment preview permitted in the
is one of the ten best copies of the title ever certified tor. The Bimini King custom house in Marblehead.
by CGC. The volume includes four Superman sto- rod measures nearly 7 feet long
ries contributed to Action Comics by Siegel and and included a roller guide. It Watch for an extended recap
Shuster, as well as a new origin story and four pre- in a future issue.
viously unpublished pages.

Few comic books have had such long-lasting
effects on the entire DC Universe as Killing Joke,
which was one of Alan Moore’s best-written stories,
one of Brian Bolland’s best-drawn tales, and one of
the best ever Batman/Joker properties. Original
artwork from Brian Bolland, Batman: The Killing
Joke Story Page 2 (DC, 1988) comes from the artist’s
1988 collaboration with Alan Moore, which has
influenced almost every Dark Knight tale since.
The nine-panel slice of noir — featuring Batman
and Commissioner Gordon striding past Arkham
Asylum cells filled with villains, Two-Face among
them — opened at $62,500. Then bidders tussled
over the coveted page, pushing it past its $100,000
estimate to its final sale price of $156,000, the high-
est Heritage has yet realized for a page from that
influential book.

A more extensive recap will follow in a future issue.

Auction DATE LOCATION AUCTIONEER PG 25, July............Mount Kisco, NY.................Mid-Hudson Galleries......... 47
Previews 25, July...........neueauctions.com..................... Neue Auctions............. 14C
Now-21, July...... sothebys.com........................ Caren Archives.. ............. 44 25, July................. Reno, NV......... .........Coeur d’Alene Art Auction.....50
Andrew Jones Auctions Now-28, July.....thcauction.com...................... Thomas Hirchak.. ............ 46 25, July......... rolandauctions.com..................Roland Auctions............... 2
Design For Home Now-3, Aug.......thcauction.com...................... Thomas Hirchak.. ............ 46 25, July......... rolandauctions.com..................Roland Auctions............. 13
& Garden.............................. 8 17, July............. Jewett City, CT................ Leone’s Auction Gallery.......... 2 25, July....... schmidtsantiques.com..................... Schmidt’s................... 48
18, July............... Eastford, CT.............................. Eldridge.................... 44 25-26, July...........Beverly, MA...............................Kaminski................... 45
Berkshire Botanical 19, July...............Florence, MA.......................Raucher Brothers............ 42 26, July..... butterscotchauction.com.......Butterscotch Auctioneers........ 2
Garden 20, July........... ripleyauction.com..................... Ripley Auction............... 46 26, July..... butterscotchauction.com.......Butterscotch Auctioneers...... 51
“Garden Treasures 20-28, July........ skinnerinc.com..........................Skinner Inc............... 12C 26, July............. estatesales.net...........................State Line.................. 44
From Our Friends”............. 13 22, July... litchfieldcountyauctions.com..... Litchfield County Auctions........ 2 26, July...............Freehold, NY.........................Carlsen Gallery.............. 9C
22, July.............. Plainfield, NH.........................William Smith............... 44 26, July........... Marlborough, NH..........................Moggie’s................... 42
Bruneau & Co 22, July............ Portsmouth, NH...................... Gustave White............. 12C 26, July.... sarasotaestateauction.com....... Sarasota Estate Auction........ 3C
Antiques & Fine Art............ 12 23, July.... bidlive.bruneauandco.com...............Bruneau & Co............... 8C 26, July-1, Aug.... .givergy.us/baumschoolart....Baum School of Art....... 46
23-26, July........ Waterloo, Iowa...........................Rich Penn.................. 49 27, July...... auctionsappraisers.com..............Winter Associates............ 43
Copley Fine Art 25, July............... Alameda, CA.............................Michaan’s.................. 46 27, July..........cordierauction.com...................Cordier Auctions............. 50
Decoys, Bird Carvings, 25, July..........copakeauction.com................... Copake Auction.............. 2C 27, July........ mcinnisauctions.com................... John McInnis................ 42
Fine Art................................ 5 25, July......... liveauctioneers.com...............SAC Online Auctions.......... 52 28, July................Oxfordshire............................The Pedestal.............. 10C
25, July......... liveauctioneers.com................ Wooten & Wooten.......... 13C 29, July............ Dania Beach, FL............................ Kodner .................. 14C
Eldred’s 25, July........... Mamaroneck, NY................... Shapiro Auctions........... 15C 29, July.......... thebenefitshop.org.................. The Benefit Shop............. 48
New Hampshire 30-31, July....... East Dennis, MA............................Eldred’s...............4C-5C
Collection............................. 6 31, July............. Jewett City, CT................ Leone’s Auction Gallery.......... 2
31, July-1, Aug......brunkauctions.com.............Brunk Auctions............ 16C
Kaminski Auctions 1, Aug............... Lone Jack, MO...................... Soulis Auctions.............. 51
Contents Of Yale Farm........ 15 2, Aug........thoscornellauctions.com...........Thos Cornell Galleries........... 2
3-12, Aug.......... skinnerinc.com..........................Skinner Inc................. 6C
Lark Mason Associates 3-13, Aug.......... skinnerinc.com..........................Skinner Inc................. 7C
Fine Art Sale....................... 39 9, Aug.................Claredon, VT.....................The Popular Pioneer.......... 50
21-22, Aug....guyetteanddeeter.com.............. Guyette & Deeter........... 11C
Lelands September.....tremontauctions.com...............Tremont Auctions............ 15
Tobacco Cards October........ tremontauctions.com................Tremont Auctions............ 15
Collection........................... 39
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Chinese & California Art, 23, July............Westmoreland, NH................ 13 2021
Designer Jewels................... 7 2, Aug.................. Deerfield, NH..................... 13 18-19, Sept.... South Yarmouth, MA............... 13
6-8, Aug..................nhada.org....................... 17 Weekly Events
Paul McInnis 20, Aug............Westmoreland, NH................ 13 Sun..................... Jewett City, CT...................... 2
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July 24, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 37

Small Drissel Box Frank Hogan, Provincetown Native,
Goes Big, Hits $137,000 Noted Art & Antiques Dealer

At Pook & Pook ORLEANS, MASS. — Frank Hogan died ear- Frank was a pivotal dealer’s dealer of Cape
lier this week just shy of his 83rd birthday after Cod and Provincetown art and antiques for
battling Parkinson’s disease for a few years. about 30 of the last 40 years. In so doing he
His wife Ruth said that Frank did not want an helped establish the market for local materi-
obituary and that his friends would know him. al and was a go-to guy for information that
most all of us relied on.
Indeed, many of us do. Frank was born in
Provincetown and moved to Orleans, Mass., Many of us were swept into the rich and col-
with his wife and partner, Ruth. They took part orful lives of Frank and his talented and
in many activities, including a rich social exis- resourceful wife, Ruth. Their dinner parties
tence and business in the Provincetown and featured Ruth’s superb cooking, Frank’s wine
Cape Cod art and antiques scene. Along the and most spirited discussion of everything
way he was a president of the Monument and everybody on the Cape, in Provincetown
Museum in Provincetown and Commodore of and the art world.
the Orleans Yacht Club in Orleans. He was
always of Provincetown, his old friends and My wife, Sheila, and I will always miss our
what was going on at any time. robust friendship and all that went with it.

—Submitted by Roy Mennell

DOWNINGTOWN, PENN. — box we’ve ever sold.” INDEX - 68 Pages - INDEX
A painted pine slide lid box by The box is inscribed to its lid
John Drissel (Penn., 1762-1846) Auction reviews
was bid to $137,000 in Pook & “Zum gruck Ann von Red John
Pook Inc’s July 10-11 single Drissel his hand 1796,” in origi- (Freeport, Maine) Casco Bay’s Eclectic Sale Offers Variety...................................................................... 9
owner sale from the collection nal decorated surface with flow- (Sarasota, Fla.) Rembrandt Etched Landscape Tempts Helmuth Stone Bidders..................................... 10
of Linda and Dennis Moyer. ers and ivory wavy bands on a (New Haven, Conn.) Michael & Sophie Coe Estate Leads New Haven Auctions Sale............................. 14
The new owner is a major salmon ground. It measures 2¾ (New York City) A Full Month Of Fine Art Sales At Swann Shows Strength............................................ 17
Pennsylvania private collector. inches high by 4-3/8 wide by (Plainfield, N.H.) W.A. Smith Reopens Saleroom For Fraser & Glaser Collections............................ 18-19
Jamie Shearer, vice president, 7-5/8 deep. Anna Von Red — (Dallas) Terpning, Rockwell & Remington, Oh My – Heritage Auctions Posts $6 Million Sale.......... 20-23
appraiser and auctioneer at Anna Roth is listed in the New (Williston, Vt.) Big Guns Win The Day At Merrill’s Auction............................................................... 26-27
Pook said he had three bidders Goschenhoppen Register as (New York City) Phillips Dons White Gloves For Twentieth Century & Contemporary Art Sale.............. 24
on it over $80,000 — both the born November 17, 1793. (Dallas) Heritage Leads Year-To-Date Global Sales Of US Coins............................................................ 33
winner and the underbidder (Bloomfield, N.J.) Foujita’s Cats Scratch Estimate To $51,200 At Nye & Co.......................................... 38
were bidding online. The box had been exhibited at (Knoxville, Tenn.) Edmondson’s “Lady” & “Critter” Walk The Walk At Case Auction.............................. 38
a Winterthur study and work- (Oakland, Calif.) Dalí Watercolor Emerges Victorious At Clars............................................................... 38
“It had great size, great paint, shop in 2008.
great decoration,” Shearer ExHibitions
said. “It’s the nicest Drissel Watch for a full review of Pook
& Pook’s Moyer sale in the July (Doylestown, Penn.) Michener Art Museum, Mercer Museum Will Reopen July 23................................ 3
31 issue. (Greenwich, Conn.) Bruce Museum Junior Art Competition 2020........................................................... 4
(Nantucket, Mass.) Nantucket Historical Association Opens The Whaling Museum................................ 5
When Smoke Clears, (New York City) New Frick Online Exhibition Explains Role Assisting Monuments Men.......................... 6
Dark Green Jade Censer (New York City) Eileen Gray: Online At Bard Graduate Center.................................................................. 7
(Appleton, Wis.) Houdini-Inspired Sculpture Reappears In Appleton..................................................... 11
Leads At Lark Mason (Clinton, Mass.) Museum Of Russian Icons Reopens With New Exhibitions......................................... 11
(Provincetown, Mass.) Provincetown Art Association & Museum Reopen............................................ 17
ONLINE — A (New York City) New York Academy Of Art News................................................................................... 24
Chinese dark green (Humlebaek, Denmark) Louisiana Museum Of Modern Art’s Summer Focus........................................ 29
jade covered censer (Ottawa, Canada) National Gallery Of Canada To Reopen....................................................................... 29
from the Eigh- (Paris) “Mona Lisa” Back At Work, Visitors Limited As Louvre Reopens............................................... 29
teenth Century (Vogel Center, Mich.) Unusual Up North Museum To Close In August, Everything To Go...................... 31
settled at $150,001 (Worcester, Mass.) Worcester Art Museum Plans October Reopening.................................................. 32
at Lark Mason (Chestnut Hill, Mass.) Experience Boston College’s Museum Virtually: “McMullen From Home”.......... 39
Associates’ July 8 (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) Saratoga Automobile Museum Runs Weekly Wednesday Car Shows............. 39
auction — Impor- (Great Falls, Mont.) C.M. Russell Museum Enters Phased Reopening................................................... 41
tant Chinese Jades (Massachusetts) Clark Art Institute, Mass MOCA And Norman Rockwell Museum Reopen.................. 41
and Works of Art (Portsmouth, N.H.) Walking Tours Are Perfect Portsmouth Adventure.................................................. 41
from the Collection
of Isidore Cohn, Jr, And Also...
MD, and Other
Owners. Across The Block................................................................................................................................... 16
Art At Home Blast Of Art! Online Summer Camp.................................................................................. 32
Illustrated and Estate Sales.......................................................................................................................................... 41
described in Roger From The Archives July 25, 1975 -- A Look At The Auctions............................................................... 25
Keverne’s Jade, International..................................................................................................................................... 28-29
first edition, 1991 (UK, Anness Publishing Ltd.; USA, Van Nos- Headspace Stephen B. O’Brien Jr, Owner Copley Fine Art Auctions..................................................... 32
trand Reinhold) the piece featured archaic carving on exterior of Historic Homes Historic New England Receives $300K NEH CARES Act Grant.................................... 40
taotie and phoenix and had a circular Spink & Son label on its Q&A Virginia Theerman.......................................................................................................................... 1
base. Pushing it beyond its $40,000 high estimate was exhibi- Services................................................................................................................................................ 39
tion history that included the International Exhibition of Chi- Show Cancellations Ahead................................................................................................................... 41
nese Art, The Royal Academy, London 1935-36. Measurements Transitions............................................................................................................................................. 34
were 6-3/8 inches (with cover), 8-1/8 inches wide and 5½ inches (Washington, DC) National Museum Of Women In The Arts Announces Recent Acquisition................... 8
diameter of body. (Williamstown, Mass.) Clark Art Institution Exhibition Celebrates Diamond Drawing Gift...................... 12
(Boston) Historic New England Reopens Eustis Estate & Gropius House Tours.................................... 13
The overall sale totaled $602,738, according to Lark Mason. (Salem, Mass.) Peabody Essex Museum Reopens With “Jacob Lawrence: American Struggle”........... 13
Watch for a full recap of the auction in a future issue. (Detroit, Mich.) FBI Raids Michigan Art-Forgery Ring............................................................................ 15
(Toledo, Ohio) Toledo Museum Acquires Major New Bisa Butler Contemporary Work.......................... 13
Welsh Portrait Acquired (Norwalk, Conn.) Suffrage Exhibit Earns Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Prestigious Award.... 15
By Artist’s Family At Hess (Norwalk, Conn.) Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Lecture On Fitzgeralds’ Honeymoon............ 24
(Great Britain) eBay Seller Discovered Faking Medals............................................................................ 28
ST PETERSBURG, (Ankara, Turkey) Turkey’s President Formally Makes Hagia Sophia A Mosque........................................ 28
FLA. — It was not the top (Paris) Sale Of Sacred Statues Riles Black Lives Matter Campaigners................................................... 28
lot but it had perhaps the (Paris) UNESCO Says Logo Being Used Illegally For Arts Trafficking..................................................... 29
best story of the nearly (United States) Monument Topplings, Debate, Continue Throughout US......................................... 30-31
210 lots offered by Hess (Billund, Denmark) LEGO Puts Pop Art Back In The Picture.................................................................. 34
Fine Art Auctions on July (New York City) Five Foundations Pledge $1.7 Billion For Nonprofits.................................................... 34
11. Bringing $3,506 from (University Park, Penn.) New Art Museum At Penn State To Open In 2023 With Palmer Name Retained.....34
the great-grandson of the
artist bidding on LiveAuc-
tioneers was a circa 1892
portrait of a young girl by
Sir Samuel Henry Wil-
liam Llewellyn (Welsh,
1858-1941). The painting
had been consigned to
Hess from a local estate
that had acquired the
work from Daniel Rees
Fine Art in Jackson,
Mich., and it had been
estimated at $3/7,000.

Watch for an extended
recap in a future issue.

38 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 24, 2020

Asia Week New York 2020 Opens With Virtual Exhibition

“The Liberation of King Nriga” from a Bhagavata Purana Gray Limestone Guardian
series Madhya Pradesh, Malwa, circa. 1700, Ink, opaque Beast (Lu Duan), Song Dynas-
watercolor and gold on paper painting (Art Passagers) ty (960-1279) (J.J. Lally & Co.)
dlebury College Museum, with
Featuring 38 Galleries & Panel Sarah Laursen, Alan J. Dwor- Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), “The Hundred Poems as
Discussion For Three Museum Shows sky associate curator of Chi- Told by the Nurse: Fujiwara no Yoshitaka,” woodblock
nese art, at the Harvard Art print, signed zen Hokusai Manji, with publisher’s seal of
NEW YORK CITY — Summer lar works, not to mention our Museum. To register for the Iseya Sanjiro and censor’s kiwame seal, circa 1835-6 (Schol-
Redux: Asia Week New York fascinating panel discussion, discussion, go to https://www. ten Japanese Art).
2020, featuring 38 galleries and ‘Seen and Unseen,’ three eventbrite.com/e/seen-unseen-
three auction houses, will open museum shows that were post- tickets-113150897380 Passages (United States); States); Egenolf Gallery Japa-
with a virtual exhibition, July poned or unviewed.” Prahlad Bubbar (England); nese Prints (United States);
17-31 at www.viewingroom. As always, the Asia Week Carlo Cristi – Asian Arts Com- Hara Shobo (Japan); Ippodo
asiaweekny.com. The weeklong According to Martin, the New York galleries will present pany (Italy); Oliver Forge & Gallery (United States); Mika
celebration of Asian art and cul- Zoom presentation covers an array of treasures featuring Brendan Lynch Ltd (England); Gallery/Shouun Oriental Art
ture conducted annually in “Chinese Painting and Callig- the rarest and finest examples Francesca Galloway (England); (Japan); Joan B. Mirviss, Ltd
March for the past 11 years, raphy Up Close,” the Metropol- of Asian porcelain, jewelry, tex- Kapoor Galleries (United (United States); Onishi Gal-
was interrupted by the COVID- itan Museum of Art, with tiles, paintings, ceramics, States); Navin Kumar Gallery lery (United States); Giuseppe
19 pandemic, with many galler- Joseph Scheier-Dolberg, Oscar sculpture, bronzes and prints (United States); Thomas Mur- Piva (Italy); Scholten Japa-
ies from abroad unable to travel Tang and Agnes Hsu-Tang from every quarter of and peri- ray (United States); Susan nese Art (United States)
to New York and those who associate curator of Chinese od in Asia. Organized by cate- Ollemans (England); Akar Pra- Sokyo Gallery (Japan); Thom-
were here closing early. painting; “The Cloth That gory here is the roster of the kar (New Delhi); and Rosen- sen Gallery (United States);
Changed the World: India’s participating galleries: berg & Co. (United States). TAI Modern (United States);
Said Katherine Martin, Painted and Printed Cottons,” and Hiroshi Yanagi Oriental
chairman of Asia Week New at The Royal Ontario Museum, Indian, Himalayan and Ancient and/or Contemporary Art (Japan).
York, “We are delighted to pro- with Dr Sarah Fee, senior Southeast Asian Art: Walter Chinese Art: Ralph M. Chait
vide a digital platform for our curator, global fashion and tex- Arader (United States); Art Galleries, Inc. (United States); Ancient and Contemporary
international galleries to pres- tiles; and “Lost Luxuries: Nicholas Grindley LLC (United Korean Art: Kang Collection
ent examples of their spectacu- Ancient Chinese Gold” at Mid- States); Carlton Hobbs LLC Korean Art (United States);
(United States) Kaikodo LLC HK Art & Antiques LLC (Unit-
Dalí Watercolor Emerges (United States); Alan Kennedy ed States); and Boccara Art
Victorious At Clars (United States); J.J. Lally & Co. (United States).
(United States); Littleton &
OAKLAND, CALIF. — Salvador Dalí’s (Spanish, Hennessy Asian Art (England); Rounding out the event are
1904-1989) “Victory, The Spanish War,” a 1947 and Zetterquist Galleries online auctions at Bonhams,
watercolor and ink on paper, sold for $67,650 in (United States). Christie’s and Doyle, which are
Clars Auction Gallery’s July 12 sale. The work running concurrently. For auc-
measured 28¾ by 22 inches. Ancient and/or Contempo- tion schedules and information,
rary Japanese Art: The Art of www.bonhams.com, www.chris-
The artwork was among 11 Dalís in the sale that Japan (United States); Dai ties.com and www.doyle.com.
came from a prominent collection in Woodside, Ichi Arts, Ltd. (United States); For more information, visit
Calif. The total on that consignment came out to Carole Davenport (United www.asiaweeknewyork.com.
$121,340.
Foujita’s Cats Scratch
“It very well may have been one of the best single Estimate To $51,200
collections of Dalís to be offered in a decade,” said At Nye & Co
Rick Unruh, chief executive officer and director of
fine art at Clars. “All of the works sold extremely
well.”

That was in large part due to their provenance
and accompanying documents. “Victory, The Span-
ish War” came with a dated 2000 letter of authentic-
ity from Nicolas and Robert Descharnes, noted
experts and authors on the artist who made a career
stamping out inauthentic pieces on the market.

For additional information, www.clars.com or
510-428-0100.

Edmondson’s ‘Lady’ & ‘Critter’
Walk The Walk At Case Auction

KNOXVILLE, TENN. — Sculptures by William the Museum of Modern Art, led the first day’s BLOOMFIELD, N.J. — Twen- “It was a great gallery,” said
Edmondson headlined the two-day summer Case action. Two sculptures came from the same New ty-two bids were logged on a auctioneer John Nye. “The Bes-
Antiques auction, July 11-12 at the company’s York estate collection, “Lady with a Book” — like- Japanese mixed media on paper sie collection was fresh to the
headquarters. ly inspired by a woman in Edmondson’s Nash- signed Foujita at Nye & Com- market and Foujita is a highly
ville community — and a “Critter” attracted a pany’s July 8 sale until a local desirable and collectible artist.
Works by Edmondson, the self-taught son of surge of interest from institutions and advanced private collector walked away The work had been out of circu-
Tennessee slaves who in 1937 became the first sculpture collectors, with “Lady” selling for with the work for $49,200. The lation with good provenance —
African American artist to have a solo exhibit at $144,000, including premium and triple its high auction house said the artwork, that’s why it did so well.”
estimate, and “Critter,” at $66,000, more than with a $1,5/2,500 estimate, was
doubling expectations. Limestone figures carved probably by Léonard Tsuguha- Foujita lived an extremely col-
by Edmondson have dominated the top spots at ru Foujita (Japanese, 1886- orful life as an artist, traveling
past three Case auctions. 1968) and it measured 13 by from Tokyo to Paris to Latin
17½ inches. America and back to Japan. He
The auction, which had a 95 percent sell- married five times. His market
through rate, also offered a vivid abstract expres- The artwork came from the has seen a resurgence of late,
sionist watercolor by Beauford Delaney, another estate of Cornelia and Michael with a record price for the art-
Tennessee-born black artist, and a “Gamin” bust Bessie of Old Lyme, Conn. Cor- ist’s work at auction hitting £7.1
by Florida native Augusta Fells Savage, as well nelia was the daughter of galler- million in 2018.
as an array of estate jewelry and timepieces, ist Kate Schaeffer of Shaeffer
American furniture and textiles deaccessioned by Galleries, New York City. For information, www.nyeand-
the Memphis-Brooks Museum of Art and a collec- company.com or 973-984-6900.
tion of studio glass, along with Case’s traditional
fare of Southern regional decorative arts and his-
torical memorabilia. Watch for a full review of the
sale in an upcoming issue.

July 24, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 39

Thornton Dial, Anthony Bourdain
To Lead Fine Art Sale On iGavel

Egbert Cadmus (American, 1868-1939), “Two Women
on Picnic,” 1937, watercolor on paper ($300/500). Thornton Dial, (American, 1928-2016) “Hiding Anthony Bourdain (1956-2018), “Stay Calm,”
From the Coon Dog,” mixed media ($15/20,000). ink on paper, 1976/77 ($1,5/2,500).
NEW YORK CITY — Lark celebrity chef.
Mason Associates’ summer fine The two Dial works in the sale between painting and sculp- Catlett and the British artist Cadmus, they were exceptional
art sale is open for bidding on are “Hiding From the Coon Dog: ture, but also addressed histori- William Greengrass. artists themselves. These works
www.igavelauctions.com, now The First African in America” cal and sociopolitical issues Rounding out the sale is a col- are part of the estate of Jon F.
through July 21. Leading the and “Patches of Gold (Corn- such as war, natural disasters, lection of watercolors by Egbert Anderson and all proceeds will
sale are two large-scale assem- fields).” As one of the important slavery and racism. Cadmus (1868-1939) and illus- go to benefit five charity organi-
blage paintings by self-taught African American and Outsider Also offered are works by Sean tration works by Maria Latasa zations.
artist Thornton Dial and “Stay artists, Thornton Dial created Scully, Jim Dine, Wanda Gág, Cadmus. Although better For information, www.larkma-
Calm,” a rare comic drawing by thought-provoking works that Thomas Hart Benton, Mexican known as the parents of the sonassociates.com or 646-892-
Anthony Bourdain, the late not only blurred the boundary American artist Elizabeth American renowned artist Paul 8906.

Saratoga Automobile Museum Runs Weekly Wednesday Car Shows

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. town when local businesses September 18-19. The weekly events will run (sponsored by Keeler Motor
— The Saratoga Automobile need support. “The Museum’s Weekly from 5 to 7 pm and will be con- Car Company)
Museum is hosting new week- ducted behind the City Con-
ly Wednesday car shows in the There will be a special the- Wednesday Car Shows will be vention Center in the Maple Wednesday, August 12 – Cor-
Maple Avenue parking lot matic display of vehicles for a great way to bring people to Avenue parking lot. Attendees vettes
behind City Convention Cen- each individual show. However, downtown to support local that wish to display vehicles
ter. The shows will run from vehicles of all makes and mod- businesses in Saratoga, as well can pre-register at www.sara- Wednesday, August 19 – Brit-
mid-July to late August. els are welcome to register. as a way to connect to the com- togaautomuseum.org. ish (sponsored by Keeler Motor
munity. We encourage people Car Company)
These shows will play a Pre-registration for display to come see these vehicles and The car show schedule is as
major role in providing fund- vehicles is $10, and day of reg- to be part of this new tradi- follows: Wednesday, August 26 –
ing for the museum’s various istration is $15. All registered tion,” said Carly Connors, Cadillacs
exhibit and educational pro- vehicles will receive two spec- executive director, “The com- Wednesday, July 22 – Euro-
grams. The shows will help to tator tickets to this year’s munity continues to help sup- pean Autos (sponsored by Kee- Wednesday, September 2 –
engage the general public and fourth annual Saratoga Motor- port the museum and our pro- ler Motor Car Company) Rain date
auto enthusiasts of all ages in car Auction happening at the gramming, now it’s our turn to
an effort to bring people down- Saratoga Performing Arts Cen- return the favor.” Wednesday, July 29 – Ponti- Per New York state guide-
ter on Friday and Saturday, acs lines, face masks and social
distancing will be required.
Wednesday, August 5 – BMW
For information, 518-401-
5184.

Experience Boston College’s Museum Virtually: ‘McMullen From Home’ — Services

CHESTNUT HILL, MASS. — lectures by and interviews with including many by renowned where temperature changes
Whether you’re an art aficionado curators, podcasts with Boston painter and stained glass design- have led to extreme weather
or a casual appreciator, the College faculty and students. er John La Farge — prints and events.
McMullen Museum of Art at photographs.
Boston College can connect you Among the presentation of Other McMullen virtual exhi-
to exciting exhibitions and col- works are interactive spotlights, If you missed an exhibition, or bition tours include the New
lections as well as dynamic relat- which explore art from the would like to revisit one, the England debut of Simon Dinner-
ed programming via McMullen museum’s permanent collection, McMullen’s virtual walk- stein’s “The Fulbright Triptych;”
From Home, an interactive revealing details about, and throughs bring the galleries to the New York street photogra-
resource now available on the explanations of, each piece. you. The current display, extend- phy of Alen MacWeeney; an
museum’s website. Spanning the history of art from ed through the fall semester, is examination of Carrie Mae
Europe, Asia and the Americas, “Indian Ocean Current: Six Weems’ career; and works by
Visitors can virtually explore the collection features Renais- Artistic Narratives,” which sheds Cuban painter Rafael Soriano.
the McMullen’s exhibitions and sance and Baroque paintings light on the complex and crucial
permanent collection, as well as and tapestries, Nineteenth Cen- issue of climate change, with a For information, www.bc.edu/
digital catalogs, related films, tury American works of art — focus on the Indian Ocean region sites/artmuseum/learn/from-
home.html.

Collection Of Tobacco Cards To Be
Offered In Lelands Classic Auction

NEW YORK CITY — A hobby collection of
tobacco cards headlined by hundreds of T206 and
T205 cards will be offered in the Lelands 2020
fall Classic auction. Approximately 15 lots from
the Generation “T” collection, the centerpiece
being a T205 Ty Cobb SGC 5, will be up for sale in
the Lelands 2020 mid-summer pop-up sale, which
runs from July 19-August 2.

In total, the collection, which was passed down
through the consignor’s family for three genera-
tions, features more than 1,300 vintage cards,
including more than 400 T206s with five Ty
Cobbs, nearly 400 T205s with two Cobbs, nearly
20 T227s with four Cobbs, as well as T202s,
T201s, E98s, E95s, E96s and more. The consignor
had every single card graded by SGC in 2006 and
has kept them in file cabinets ever since.

The Generation “T” collection is packed with
Hall of Famers, including the aforementioned
Cobb, Cy Young, Christy Mathewson and Walter
Johnson. The collection also features three rare
T206 backs: two Lenox and one Broad Leaf.

For information, www.lelands.com or 732-290-
8000.

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40 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 24, 2020 Compiled by Madelia Hickman Ring

Historic New England Receives $300K NEH CARES Act Grant

BOSTON — Historic New England Sarah Orne Jewett House, South front of Otis House. Four circa 1840 row Roseland Cottage, Woodstock, Conn.
HNE) received a $300,000 National Berwick, Maine houses directly behind the house were The picturesque landscape reflects the
Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) they made to the décor reflect both their purchased and two were demolished to
CARES Act grant. The funds will be eclectic tastes and their pride in their make room to relocate the house. The principles of tastemaker Andrew Jack-
used to create virtual visitor experiences family’s past. While the sisters retained Otis House was separated from its foun- son Downing, who believed that house
for six sites. earlier wallpapers in some rooms, they dation, supported by steel beams, and and landscape were of equal importance.
made a dramatic statement in the front rolled back 42 feet on large wooden roll- The original boxwood-edged parterre
“This project will significantly advance hall, choosing a bold Arts and Crafts pat- ing pins. gardens were planted in the 1850s. They
our commitment to sharing our historic tern of tulips on a reflective ground to border 21 flower beds that are filled with
sites and resources,” said Historic New complement a William Morris carpet. Various restorations, repairs and colorful annuals. The grounds also
England president and chief executive remodeling projects took place as the include an icehouse, aviary, carriage
officer Vin Cipolla. “This is one way we The house also highlights the life, needs of the office, archive and storage barn and the nation’s oldest surviving
can use digital technology to be there for work, and passion of Sarah who created spaces changed throughout the Twenti- indoor bowling alley.
our communities.” a life of artistic and literal freedom for eth Century. Otis House again escaped
herself in Victorian America. She spent demolition in the late 1950s and early Bowen’s children and their families
Thanks to the NEH Cares Act grant, the summer months at the house and 1960s when the West End neighborhood continued to summer at Roseland Cot-
Historic New England will expand both devoted much of that time to her writ- bordering the property was razed as tage and the house continued to be a
the scale and scope of our visitor out- ing. She chose her grandfather’s writing part of an urban renewal project. Today location for family gatherings. In 1940,
reach. Historic New England will use desk by the second floor hall window at it stands as a memorial to the Bowdoin two of Henry and Lucy’s grandchildren,
this grant to create virtual tours and which to work; from here, she could look Square and West End neighborhoods Constance and Sylvia Holt, became the
enhanced websites for six historic plac- out on the center of town, finding inspi- and the early history of Beacon Hill. family hostesses. They lived there year-
es, one in each New England state. We ration in its people for her characters round and carefully preserved the house
will focus on New England stories and and stories. Rundlet-May House, and its contents.
add new 360-degree interior photogra- Portsmouth, N.H.
phy to provide access to spaces not on Sarah passed away at home in 1909. After the death of Constance Holt in
public view such as attics, outbuildings Since that time, her bedroom has Rundlet-May House, Portsmouth, 1968, the family decided to sell the
and other rooms. The project will focus remained essentially unchanged. Her N.H. estate. Historic New England recognized
on five historic properties and one stand- sister Mary died in 1930, leaving the the property’s significance and set out to
alone program. family home to nephew Dr Theodore The Rundlet-May House was built by preserve the house and the Bowen fami-
Eastman. Eastman bequeathed the Jew- James and Jane Rundlet in 1807. It sits ly story. In 1970, the property was pur-
Casey Farm, Saunderstown, R.I. ett House and the house next door to on a terraced rise and was filled with the chased by Historic New England with
Historic New England, upon his own finest furnishings available at the time. the help of local and state agencies and
Casey Farm, Saunderstown, R.I. death just a year later in 1931. The house was both an urban showplace has been open as a museum since.
Casey Farm is a working organic farm and home for the Rundlets’ large family.
Otis House, Boston More than a Market:
with a circa 1750 farmhouse at its core. It is also the home where technology Finding Community
The roof design, an expensive and showy Otis House, Boston drives the story. The kitchen features
style favored by traders in Newport and The house was built in 1796 for Harri- some of the era’s most innovative tools Vermont market owner
in the Bahamas, is still impressive. The for heating and cooking, including a The Vermont project will use material
house was a prominent landmark for son Gray Otis and Sally Foster Otis. It is Rumford roaster and a Rumford range,
sailors along the western passage of the first of three houses designed by as well as an elaborate venting system from More than a Market: Finding Com-
Narragansett Bay. prominent architect Charles Bulfinch that services a smoke room on the third munity in Burlington. This project, part of
for the Otis family and reflects the clas- floor, and an early coal-fired central Historic New England’s Everyone’s Histo-
Although careers outside the area took sical proportions and details of the Fed- heating system. To ensure access to ry series, explores the role of food markets
many Casey family members away from eral style. fresh water, Rundlet also had an for immigrants in Burlington neighbor-
the farm, it remained a cherished piece attached well-house and a large cistern hoods and will include contemporary and
of family history and was used as a sum- In the late 1960s and early 1970s, pio- that collected rain water in the base- archival photographs, a tour of a present-
mer retreat. Thomas Lincoln Casey, the neering paint analysis was done at Otis ment. The outbuildings housed farm ani- day market and oral histories.
architect who completed the construc- House that led to some surprising dis- mals, possibly workers’ quarters, and
tion of the Washington Monument, made coveries about Federal-era tastes. Using potting sheds. The house and grounds The Greater Burlington area has a lega-
many changes to the property that are the results of this analysis and other were self-sufficient and able to support cy of immigration that continues today.
still visible today. He spent his vacations research, Otis House was restored with the family and their staff with little help Neighborhoods once alive with the voices
improving the farm while instructing brilliantly colored wallpapers, carpeting from the outside. of Germans, Jews, Irish, Italians and
the tenant family, the Goulds, on how and high-style furnishings. Most of the French Canadians today are home to Bhu-
the farm should be managed, such as house now appears as it might have Later generations changed little about tanese-Nepali, Somali and Congolese peo-
rotating fields, planting crops, maintain- looked when the Otises lived here, but the house. When the house was occupied ple, among others. Historically, neighbor-
ing orchards and fertilizing with sea- there are also room displays that reflect by James Rundlet May and his wife hood stores served as informal, local
weed. Casey completed the barn and its later use as a medical clinic and a Mary Ann Morrison, they updated some “parlors” — places to socialize, conduct
rebuilt the sheep sheds, built a carriage boarding house. carpets and upholstery and made chang- business and purchase familiar food,
house and woodshed, a new corn-crib, es to the garden. James created a grave- clothing and household goods. Today, these
pig house and other outbuildings, and It was acquired by Historic New Eng- yard for the family’s many pets. Mary neighborhood markets serve as social
generally repaired all the buildings. He land in 1916. In 1925, the City of Boston Ann, while maintaining James Rundlet’s anchors in much the same way.
rebuilt many of the principal walls on planned to widen Cambridge Street with original pathways and flower beds,
the farm and including the walls border- the new lanes to go directly through the updated some of the flower varieties. The grant is part of the NEH CARES Act
ing the main road crossing the property. economic stabilization program. These
The property was deeded to Historic grants support essential operations at
Casey Farm came to Historic New Eng- New England in 1971. Today it repre- more than 300 cultural institutions across
land in 1955. Since that time, it has been sents four generations of one family, the the country. The NEH was created in 1965
operated as a working farm, preserving Rundlets and Mays, who continuously as an independent federal agency. It sup-
the land along the Narragansett Bay occupied the space. ports research and learning in history, lit-
and teaching visitors about agriculture erature, philosophy and other areas of the
and preservation in Rhode Island. Today, Roseland Cottage, humanities by funding selected, peer-
farm managers raise organically grown Woodstock, Conn. reviewed proposals from around the
produce for a Community Supported Roseland Cottage is an example of the nation. For information, www.neh.gov.
Agriculture (CSA) program. A weekly Gothic Revival style. It was built in 1846
seasonal farmers’ market offers prod- as the summer home for Henry and Lucy
ucts from other local farms. Visitors may Bowen and their young family.
tour the farmyard and cemetery, where Architect Joseph C. Wells’ design is full
six generations of Caseys are buried. of Gothic motifs — pinnacled gables,
chimney pots, the trellis and fence —
Sarah Orne Jewett House, that reflect this fashionable and for-
South Berwick, Maine ward-looking style. While the house is
recognizable for its pink exterior, Rose-
The Sarah Orne Jewett House was land Cottage has an equally colorful
built in 1774. Writer Sarah Orne Jewett interior, featuring Gothic Revival furni-
and her family lived in her grandpar- ture, elaborate wall coverings, heavily
ents’ Eighteenth Century house until patterned carpets and stained glass,
1854, when they built a Greek Revival much of which survives today.
house next door.

In 1887, Sarah and her older sister
Mary inherited the house. The changes

July 24, 2020 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 41

Show Cancellations Ahead Clark Art Institute, MASS MoCA And
Norman Rockwell Museum Reopen
The Camden-Rockport Historical Society uled August 10-16 in Bouckville, N.Y., has been MASSACHUSETTS — The (Norman Rockwell Museum),
Antiques Show, scheduled July 25-26 at the Cam- canceled. It will return in 2021. For information, three largest museums in the Olivier Meslay (Clark Art
den Hills Regional High School in Rockport, Maine, www.madison-bouckville.com. Berkshires opened to visitors Institute), and Joseph Thomp-
has been canceled. For information, www.goosefar- over the July 11-12 weekend, son (MASS MoCA) — said,
eantiques.com. The Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn in following Massachusetts Gov- “We are delighted to be able
Ellsworth, Maine, scheduled August 13-15, has ernor Charlie Baker’s to reopen our doors and to
The Newport Show, scheduled July 25-26 at St been canceled. For information, www.woodlawn- announcement permitting welcome back our friends,
George’s School Ice Rink in Middletown, R.I., has museum.org. museums and other cultural neighbors and new visitors.
been canceled. The show will launch a virtual ini- organizations to resume oper- We strongly believe in the
tiative with more information available by follow- Santa Fe Indian Market, organized by the South- ations. restorative power of art and
ing the Newport Show on Facebook and Instagram western Association for Indian Arts and scheduled cannot wait to share our gal-
at @TheNewportShow or www.thenewportshow. August 15-16 in Santa Fe, N.M., has been canceled. The reopening schedule is as leries and grounds with our
com. For more information, www.swaia.org. follows: guests. We are committed to
providing the safest experi-
Traditional Spanish Market, scheduled July The Annual Show and Sale from the Wisconsin MASS MoCA, 1040 Mass ences possible and have been
25-26 in Santa Fe, N.M., has been canceled. For Pottery Association, scheduled August 22 in Madi- MoCA Way, North Adams, working hard to ensure that
information, www.spanishcolonial.org. son, Wisc., has been canceled. For more informa- reopened Saturday, July 11, our visitors will be comfort-
tion, www.wisconsinpottery.org. with operating hours from 10 able in returning under new
The Summer Antiques Expo, scheduled for July am to 6 pm, six days per week, norms. Our visitors will be
26 at the William G. Mennen Sports Arena in Mor- The Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show has closed on Tuesdays. The our partners in the shared
ris Township, N.J., has been canceled. For informa- postponed its August show to November 12-15, MASS MoCA Store and Lick- responsibility to follow best
tion, www.dturiantiqueshows.com. 2020. The show will take place at the Baltimore ety Split café will be open practices to protect one anoth-
Convention Center. For information, www.palm- during museum hours. Muse- er.”
The Maine Antiques Festival, scheduled for July beachshowgroup.com. um campus amenities, includ-
31-August 2 in Union, Maine, has been canceled. ing a brewery, restaurants, Advance ticket reservations
For more information, www.maineantiquesfestival. The 2020 Lauritzen Gardens Antiques Show, take-out, and shopping are are required at each museum.
com. scheduled September 9-12 at Lauritzen Gardens in also available. Museum Admission will be allocated
Omaha, Neb., has been canceled. For more infor- admission and performance on a timed basis to provide
The New London Garden Club Antiques Show & mation, www.omahaantiqueshow.org. tickets are available at www. staggered entry, consistent
Sale, scheduled August 1 on the town green in New massmoca.org. with the Commonwealth’s
London, N.H., has been canceled. For information, The Original Semi-Annual York Antiques Show reduced capacity guidelines.
www.goosefareantiques.com. & Sale, scheduled September 18-19 at the York The Norman Rockwell Muse-
Fairgrounds in York, Penn., has been canceled. For um, 9 Glendale Road, Stock- The Clark’s grounds remain
The Milford Antiques Show, scheduled August 2 more information, www.theoriginalyorkantiquess- bridge, reopened on Sunday, open at no charge on a
at the Hampshire Hills Athletic Club in Milford, how.com. July 12, with operating hours 24-hour basis; the grounds of
N.H., has been canceled. For more information, from 10 am to 5 pm, five days the Norman Rockwell Muse-
www.milfordantiqueshow.com or 781-329-1192. The Cape Cod Glass Show, scheduled September per week, closed on Tuesdays um are available to the public
19-20 at the Cape Cod Cultural Center of South and Wednesdays. The Muse- during operating hours, with
The Americana Celebration Antiques Show, Yarmouth, Mass., has been canceled. The show will um Store and Runaway Café no charge. Visitors may also
scheduled August 4 at the Douglass Everett Arena return in 2021. For information, www.capecod- will be open. Visit www.nrm. explore the MASS MoCA cam-
in Concord, N.H., has canceled. For more informa- glassclub.org. org to purchase tickets. pus, including businesses
tion, www.petermavrisantiqueshows.com. housed within the former fac-
The San Francisco Fall Show, scheduled Septem- The Clark Art Institute, 225 tory complex.
The MidWeek One Day Antiques Show, scheduled ber 23-27 at the Festival Pavilion in San Francisco, South Street, Williamstown,
for August 5 at the JFK Memorial Coliseum in has been canceled. For additional information, reopened its galleries on Sun- Following guidance from the
Manchester, N.H., has been canceled. An online www.sffallshow.org. day, July 12, with operating Centers for Disease Control
show is scheduled for August 5-7. For additional hours from 10 am to 5 pm, six and recommendations from
information, www.barnstar,com. The Walker Homestead Antiques & Primitive days per week, closed on Mon- the Commonwealth of Massa-
Goods Show, scheduled September 26 at Walker days. The Clark’s grounds chusetts’s Reopening Task
Antiques In Manchester, scheduled for August Homestead in Brookfield, Mass., has been can- have been open throughout Force, the three museums
5-6 at the Sullivan Arena on the campus of St celed. For information, www.walkerhomestead. the shutdown period and will have all adopted heightened
Anselm College in Manchester, has canceled. It will com. remain open at all times. The health and safety protocols,
mount an online show. For information, www.anti- Museum Store will be open, with additional information
quesinmanchester.com/. Antiques at Magic Mountain, scheduled October but food service is temporari- featured on each museum’s
2 at Magic Mountain in Londonderry, Vt., has been ly suspended. Visit www. website. All dates and the
The New Hampshire Antiques Show, organized canceled. It will produce an online show instead. clarkart.edu to purchase tick- operations are subject to
by the New Hampshire Antique Dealers Associa- For information, www.vermontantiquesdealers. ets. change pending further guid-
tion and scheduled for August 6-8 at the Double com. ance from state or federal offi-
Tree by Hilton in Manchester, N.H., has been can- In a joint statement, the cials.
celed. It will mount an online show August 6-8. For The AACA Hershey Fall Meet Flea Market & Car directors of the three muse-
more information, www.nhada.org/new-hamp- Corral, scheduled October 7-10 at Hershey Park in ums — Laurie Norton Moffatt
shire-antiques-show. Hershey, Penn., has been canceled. The ACAA said
that the Saturday car show may still happen on C.M. Russell Museum
The Cape Cod Antique Dealers Association Sum- October 10. For information, www.acaa.com.
mer Antiques Show & Sale, scheduled for August
10 in Orleans, Mass., has been canceled. It will The Boston International Fine Art Show, sched-
mount an online sale August 28-30. For more infor- uled October 22-25 at the The Cyclorama, Boston
mation, www.ccada.com. Center for the Arts, in Boston, has been canceled. It
will return in 2021. For information, www.fineart-
The Madison-Bouckville Antique Week, sched- boston.com.

Walking Tours Enters Phased Reopening
Are Perfect Portsmouth Adventure
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Looking for the ideal Private tours led by Portsmouth Advocates GREAT FALLS, MONT. — implemented:
outdoor activity during these unprecedented founder Professor Richard Candee are also avail- On June 11, the C.M. Russell • Parties larger than ten
times? The Portsmouth Historical Society sug- able on request for an additional fee by calling Museum Store as well as the
gests its historical walking tours, which are 603-436-8433. Russell House and Studio individuals will be required to
totally affordable, super educational and highly reopened to the public. Days enter the museum in a stag-
entertaining. They also provide outdoor exercise, The Discover Portsmouth Welcome Center is at and hours for these spaces are gered format. Guided tours
allow for social distancing and are a great way to 10 Middle Street. For updates, booking tickets, currently Thursday through have been suspended through
get to know New Hampshire’s oldest city and membership information and details of our vir- Monday, 10 am to 5 pm. September.
only seaport. tual lectures, exhibitions and other programs, Admission to the House and
www.portsmouthhistory.org or 603-436-8433. Studio is $7 for adults and • The museum will have a
All tours depart from the Discover Portsmouth Downtown historical walking tours will be seniors, free for students and new gallery map and a
Welcome Center and last from 75 to 90 minutes. as entertaining this summer as they were in active military and their fam- marked pathway through the
Walk-ins are welcomed, but for your safety and the days before face masks were required. ilies. On June 25, the entire museum to ensure guests can
that of the guides, all tours are limited to six peo- Photo courtesy of Portsmouth Historical museum complex once again enjoy the museum while mini-
ple this year, so reservations are strongly Society. reopened to the public with mizing contact with other
advised. the same hours above — guests.
Thursday through Monday, 10
You can book your spot at www.portsmouthhis- am to 5 pm. At this time, • Sanitizing stations will be
tory.org today. Tickets are $12 for society mem- museum admission has available throughout the
bers and $15 for non-members. Facemasks are returned to regular rates. museum.
required; hand sanitizer and two fully renovated
and universally accessible public restrooms are Of special priority is the • All points of sale have been
available at the Discover Portsmouth Welcome safety of guests as well as the outfitted with plexiglass bar-
Center. Walking tour guests will be greeted out- frontline team in the gift shop, riers.
doors. Arrive at least 10 minutes early. at the front desk, security, vol-
unteers and anyone who sup- • All museum staff will wear
“We’ll be using our new whisper-quiet head- ports a visiting patron. For masks. Guests are encouraged
sets,” says walking tour director Robin Lurie- this reason, the following poli- but not required to wear a
Meyerkopf. “It’s like tuning into a tiny private cies and procedures have been mask while in the museum.
radio station. The tour guide transmits a crystal-
clear signal to all visitors taking a walking tour, The C.M. Russell Museum is
so they can stay socially distant and still hear at 400 13th Street North. For
perfectly. The headsets also block out a lot of information, 206-465-1308 or
street noise. It’s a great high-tech system.” While www.cmrussell.org.
the headsets are always painstakingly sanitized
after every use, the receivers accept headphones
with any 3.5mm jack, so visitors may use the
sets provided, bring their own earbuds, or even
purchase a pair for just $5.

The July 2020 walking tour calendar includes
three fact-packed programs that focus on George
Washington, the LGBTQ+ community, and
(twice-daily) historic highlights of the city center.
Additional tours and an expanded schedule are
anticipated for August.

42 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 24, 2020


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