NEW YORK – Capsule Auctions‘ April 28 auction, titled Vistas: American and European Art, was a success. The sale consisted of slightly more than 200 lots and included works from the collection of Seymour Stein. The top lot of the sale was Reginald Arthur’s operatic work from 1895, Joseph Interpreting Pharaoh’s Dream, from the Seymour Stein collection. The Egyptian Revival oil on canvas, accompanied by a massive and ornate gilt frame, sold for $58,500.
Bids were particularly strong for the works by Ludwig von Hofmann, which also came from the Seymour Stein collection. Junglinge und Pferde vor der Quelle (Youths and Horses by a Spring) realized the healthy sum of $36,250, and Lebendblau (Living Blue) achieved $31,250.
Glyn Philpot, the Royal Academician and Carnegie International Exhibitor, was another popular artist in the April 28 auction. His Portrait of Pietro Busetti earned $25,000, while Study for the Resting Acrobats, also by Philpot, went for $12,500.
Dutch landscapes offered in the sale performed notably well, with Frederik Marinus Kruseman’s Skaters on a Dutch Waterway changing hands for $11,875.
Art and design selections from Seymour Stein’s collection will be featured in Capsule Auctions’ upcoming Summer sale, Deco & Design II. For more information, please contact the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-353-2277.
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