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Newport, RI, United States
DoneSun, May 22, 2005 5:00 PM GMT

Fine American & European Art

HIGHLIGHTS: Shiko Munakata: Woodcut with hand-coloring, 1961. 12 x 16 in. Extremely fine example of Munakata's work in a rarely seen size and complex composition. Arthur James Emery Powell, N.A. : The New Palette, 1932. Oil on canvas. 30 x 25 in. Theresa Ferber Bernstein: On the Hudson. 1914. Oil on canvas. A copy of a letter from Bernstein authenticating the work accompanies the painting. Aiden Lassell Ripley:Painting and Sketching; France, 1928. Watercolor. Frank Simon Herrmann: Original artist's sketchbook. This exceptionally rare artist's sketchbook is extensively annotated and profusely illustrated by Herrmann. This book and the accompanying gouache are believed to have been made on Herrmann's trips to Europe with Alfred Stieglitz. The gouache is likely from their May 1894 trip to France. Béla Kádár: Mädchenakt und Hund. Gouache and pencil. This highly important and well documented painting is accompanied by the original exhibition catalog in which it was illustrated. Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait N.A.: Kittens in Basket, 1895 (a.k.a. The Playfellows). Oil on canvas. This well-documented painting is an exceptional example by America's foremost animal painter. Dong Kingman N.A.: A Flock of Geese, 1946. Watercolor. Provenance: Estate of Norma Albright. Leon Kelly: The Red Pitcher, 1936. Oil on canvas. This extremely fine painting was done by Kelly for the Works Project Administration. On the verso are the remnants of the WPA exhibition labels and the work remains in its original WPA frame. Charles Clarence Dawson: Southern Town. Watercolor. Extremely fine and rare example of Dawson's depiction of Southern life. Betye Saar: Solitary Beastie that Pounds the Devil's Dust, 1964. Monotype intaglio etching with hand-additions. Bernard Simon: Three Graces. Green Alabaster. Sculpture. Wesley Lea Premonition of Autumn. Watercolor. Titled by the artist lower left. Gallery and exhibiton labels on verso. Edward Hopper: Studies of Hands, 1900. Pencil on paper. Felipe Castañeda: Seated Woman, 1976. Bronze. Gerald Cassidy: Horse and Rider in Landscape. Oil on canvas. Franz Paul Glass: Original poster art for A.D.A.C. Kostüm Ball, 1920. Gouache on paper.