Also offered are several pieces of Southern regional art and a variety of fine antiques.
The sale, which includes nearly 400 cataloged lots, is the company’s largest one-day offering of art and antiques to date. Leading the art is a 48-by-36-inch oil on canvas portrait of a woman lounging in an armchair by Leon Kroll (American, 1884-1974). Kroll, a realist painter, studied at the National Academy of Design and the Academie Julien in Paris, where he won the Grand Prix for painting the nude. He went on to participate in the famed Armory Show of 1913 and frequently exhibited with friends Robert Henri and George Bellows, and other members of The Eight.
“The female form was a constant theme throughout Kroll’s acclaimed career, and this is an exceptional example of his work,” said gallery president John Case. The painting bears the stamp of the Leon Kroll estate.
The four pencil and charcoal drawings by Jonas Lie (American, 1880-1940) depict a copper mine in Bingham, Utah. They date from 1917, a year when Lie produced a series of paintings of the mine. While the Phoenix Art Museum owns a Lie oil painting with a view identical to one of the drawings, the current whereabouts of most of his other mine paintings are unknown. Read more