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Alameda, CA, United States
DoneSat, Jun 9, 2012 5:00 PM GMT

Fine Paintings, Sculptures and Works on Paper

Michaan's Auctions June Fine Sale features superior works of art from many notable American and European masters of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Property was primarily acquired from estates, private collections and institutions throughout the West Coast. The selection of lots includes oil paintings, prints, sculptures and works on paper, highlighted by several outstanding pieces in a variety of categories. This season, Michaan's is proud to present a selection of masterpieces by some of the most sought after artists. An important and desirable work of art is found in a rare piece by William Herbert 'Buck' Dunton. The oil painting is sure to be a piece that will draw substantial collector interest. Other notable American works include Hermann Herzog's 'Farallon Islands, Pacific Coast,' Gilbert Gaul's 'Unexpected Encounter,' Frederick Ferdinand Schafer's 'Morning on Feather River, California,' William John Whittemore's 'John Dickerson Farm, 1901' and George Frederick Bensell's 'The Watering Hole.' International artist offerings are seen in Emilio Grau Sala's lively 'Paddock en Normandie,' Wolf von dem Bussche's portfolio of twelve silver gelatin prints depicting the World Trade Center and Washington Square, Jehan Georges Vibert's 'The Cardinal' (includes an informative article of Vibert written by Bill Rau from the 'Fine Art Connoisseur,' April 2011), Henri Joseph Harpignies' 'Washing the Laundry 1875' and Bror Anders Wikstrom's 'Florida Marsh.'