Sir Alfred Munnings equine painting wins $500K at Andrew Jones

Sir Alfred James Munnings, ‘The Kilkenny Horse Fair,’ $500,000

Sir Alfred James Munnings, ‘The Kilkenny Horse Fair,’ $500,000

LOS ANGELES – Fine art, Chinese porcelain and fine silver were standout highlights in the online-only auction of the collection of Lady Victoria White held October 10 by Andrew Jones Auctions. A pair of paintings by the acclaimed British equestrian artist Sir Alfred James Munnings sold for a combined $662,500 in a sale that grossed nearly $1.8 million.

The 1922 oil on canvas by Munnings (1878-1959), titled The Kilkenny Horse Fair, sailed past its pre-sale estimate of $200,000-$300,000 to realize $500,000, while another oil on canvas, titled Making a Polo Ground at Princemere achieved $162,500 against a pre-sale estimate of $100,000-$150,000.

Jean Gabriel Domergue, ‘Portrait of a seated woman with a parasol,’ $35,000

Jean Gabriel Domergue, ‘Portrait of a seated woman with a parasol,’ $35,000

On the other end of the artistic spectrum, two large scale lithographs from Robert Longo’s Men in the Cities series, Ellen from 1999 and Joseph, created in 2000, sold for $62,500 and $52,500 respectively, and Portrait of a seated woman with a parasol, a 1919 work by Jean Gabriel Domergue, hit $35,000.

Chinese blue and white porcelain brush pot, $40,000

Chinese blue and white porcelain brush pot, $40,000

Blue and white porcelain stole the day in the Chinese works of art section with a Transitional / Kangxi brush pot, formerly in the collection of Arne Schlesch, realizing $40,000, and an elegant sleeve vase making $25,000. Fine decorative arts saw a pair of George III sterling silver wine coolers from 1798, bearing the arms of Drummond of Perthshire, Scotland, achieve $37,500.

Franz Hagenauer patinated brass mask, $21,250

Franz Hagenauer patinated brass mask, $21,250

A bronze model of a cowboy before his horse by Mahonri Mackintosh Young, titled The Makings, realized $22,500, while a striking modernist brass mask of a woman by Franz Hagenauer sold for $21,250.

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