Famed Dutch artist Christiaan Hendrik Beekman (1887-1964) specialized in geometric works throughout his lengthy career, with many exhibitions to his credit. His Untitled Abstract in White, Grey and Black from 1920 is an interesting representative study in three colors, achieving $55,000 ($68,750 with buyer’s premium) against an estimated $25,000-$35,000.
A fiery oil-on-canvas depiction of the naval battle between American and British forces by T. H. Adams made $11,000 ($13,750 with buyer’s premium), having been estimated at only $1,000-$2,000. The piece features the Bonhomme Richard and HMS Serapis in 1779.
New Jersey Landscape with Woman Standing Under Tree in Wetlands at Sunset, by the famed American painter who earned the title of “father of American landscape artists,” George Inness, skyrocketed to $30,000 ($37,500 with buyer’s premium). Inness was one of the most well known and respected American artists in the 19th century.
Two legendary brands — White Star Line and Moët and Chandon — appear together in this unfinished oil-on-canvas advertising artwork that depicts both the Olympic and Titanic ships. It sold for $10,000 ($12,500 with buyer’s premium). The piece was originally estimated at $3,500-$4,000.