Carlyle enlists Old Masters for first fine art auction Dec. 19

Giorgio Moroni (attributed to), untitled portrait, oil on wood panel, 10 x 12 inches, circa 1540. Estimate: $10,000-20,000. Carlyle Auctions Inc. image.

Giorgio Moroni (attributed to), untitled portrait, oil on wood panel, 10 x 12 inches, circa 1540. Estimate: $10,000-20,000. Carlyle Auctions Inc. image.

NEW YORK – Carlyle Auctions Inc. will feature an eclectic mix of paintings at its inaugural auction in New York on Wednesday, Dec. 19, including important old masters, French modern, American, and contemporary Latin and Iranian art. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.

Carlyle is a new boutique auction house focused on fine art. “Our objective is offering an eclectic mix of interesting, quality paintings in each sale – appealing to serious collectors and dealers. It’s an opportunity for collectors to make discovery’s and have fun,” Marks said.

The timing of the show is convenient for dealers looking to stock up on desirable inventory ahead of the Miami, Palm Beach and Los Angeles shows starting next month.

Highlights of the sale include Le Fille de Loth, an important Fontainebleau School painting circa 1590 by an artist in the circle of Francesco Primaticcio. The painting was featured in the Wildenstein Gallery’s Paris Exhibit “L’Ecole de Fontainebleau” in 1939. Estimate is $40,000-$60,000.

Certain to attract the attention of astute bidders is a small 16th century painting fragment of a portrait of a nobleman, attributed to Giovani Battitsa Moroni (1520-1579). The portrait was later modified into a head of Christ with thorns. Moroni is considered the premier portrait painter of the Renaissance. This lot bears all the hallmarks of Moroni’s style of the scrutinizing gaze and soft sfumato modeling.

The painting comes from an important old master collection in New York. Estimated at $20,000-$40,000.

Another Old Master highlight is an oil on panel Holy Family painting attributed to Giorgio Vasari with an estimate of $20,000-$40,000.

The auction will also feature a selection of European modern paintings. A highlight of the auction is a Jacques Germain abstract painting completed in 1960. This is the first painting by Germain to be featured in a U.S. auction since Sotheby’s sale of March 2011 set a record for a Jacques Germain painting (also painted in 1960).

Another French modern painting of interest is a 1958 abstract oil on board composition by the Russian-born Leon Zack (1892-1980), carrying a $6,000-$8,000 estimate.

The sale will also feature works by American masters including, Robert Brackman, Harry Chase, and impressionist painter Milton Bancroft. A highlight is a masterful pencil sketch by George Luks, estimated at a reasonable $1,500-$2,500.

The sale also features a rare and unusual selection of paintings by Iran Darroudi, a pioneering female Iranian contemporary artist. The four paintings featured in the auction were all seminal works produced in the 1960s and are expected to get spirited bidding from collectors in London and the Middle East.

Rounding out the auction will be European mid-century modern paintings by Levier, Fabien, Lignon, Calogero, and Pantuhoff expected to sell in the $1,000-$3,000 range.

This is the inaugural auction for Carlyle, which was started by fine art dealer Jack Marks.

“Since this is our first auction, savvy bidders will walk away with some real bargains,” said Marks. The initial auction will be online with LiveAuctioneers.com.

Carlyle Auctions preview gallery is located in the Manhattan Art & Antiques Center (Gallery #40) at 1050 Second Avenue (corner 55 street).

Internet live bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

 


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Giorgio Moroni (attributed to), untitled portrait, oil on wood panel, 10 x 12 inches, circa 1540. Estimate: $10,000-20,000. Carlyle Auctions Inc. image.

Giorgio Moroni (attributed to), untitled portrait, oil on wood panel, 10 x 12 inches, circa 1540. Estimate: $10,000-20,000. Carlyle Auctions Inc. image.

Francesco Primaticcio (circle of), ‘Le Fille de Loth,’ oil on canvas, 41 x 53 inches, 16th century. Estimate: $40,000-$80,000. Carlyle Auctions Inc. image.

Francesco Primaticcio (circle of), ‘Le Fille de Loth,’ oil on canvas, 41 x 53 inches, 16th century. Estimate: $40,000-$80,000. Carlyle Auctions Inc. image.

Giorgio Vasari (attributed to), ‘Holy Family,’ oil on wood panel, 21 x 26 inches, circa 1540. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Carlyle Auctions Inc. image.

Giorgio Vasari (attributed to), ‘Holy Family,’ oil on wood panel, 21 x 26 inches, circa 1540. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Carlyle Auctions Inc. image.

Jacques Germain, untitled, oil on canvas, 32 x 39 inches, 1960. Estimate: $15,000-$20,000. Carlyle Auctions Inc. image.

Jacques Germain, untitled, oil on canvas, 32 x 39 inches, 1960. Estimate: $15,000-$20,000. Carlyle Auctions Inc. image.

Harry Chase, ‘On the Fishing Banks,’ oil on canvas, 28 x 24 inches, 1880. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Carlyle Auctions Inc. image.

Harry Chase, ‘On the Fishing Banks,’ oil on canvas, 28 x 24 inches, 1880. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Carlyle Auctions Inc. image.

Leon Zack, untitled, 22 by 13 inches, oil on board, 1958. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000. Carlyle Auctions Inc. image.

Leon Zack, untitled, 22 by 13 inches, oil on board, 1958. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000. Carlyle Auctions Inc. image.

Iran Darroudi, oil on paper, 16 x 24 inches, 1960. Estimate: $5,000-$8,000. Carlyle Auctions Inc. image.

Iran Darroudi, oil on paper, 16 x 24 inches, 1960. Estimate: $5,000-$8,000. Carlyle Auctions Inc. image.

George Benjamin Luks, untitled, pencil on paper, 8 by 10 inches, date unknown. Estimate: $1,500-$2,500. Carlyle Auctions Inc. image.

George Benjamin Luks, untitled, pencil on paper, 8 by 10 inches, date unknown. Estimate: $1,500-$2,500. Carlyle Auctions Inc. image.