NEW YORK – On Tuesday, November 15, starting at 8 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will offer a sale of Exquisite Fine Art Paintings and Prints. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The 163 lots that appear in the lineup of the November 15 sale present a wide range of eye-pleasing images that represent an equally wide range of forms, subjects and eras. Of particular note are several charming beach scenes by French artist Huguette Ginet-Lasnier; an Italian circa-1600 painting of an old man and a courtesan; an 1869 Dutch School scene of barges on a canal in the process of loading; a Victorian English oil on canvas of a red-jacketed huntsman in full gallop atop his black steed, surrounded by a pack of running, eager hunting dogs; and a circa-2000 market scene that deftly dances the line between the figurative and the abstract.
An unambiguously bold abstract comes in the form of a circa-2017 work by British artist Sally Bradshaw that meditates on the shocking pink color of fuchsia. Sea-themed works include a spirited British School depiction of a naval battle between 17th-century galleons, while portraiture delivers several options, the most memorable of which is a circa-1960s painting by Claude Benard of a woman who clearly knows something you don’t, won’t tell you what it is, and wears a smug expression testifying to that fact.
The first highlight is the work of an unknown Finnish School artist. It dates to the 20th century, measures 41 by 38in, and is described as an abstract but seems to more closely resemble a fanciful cityscape – perhaps a reimagined, more cheerful and more colorful version of Moscow. The untitled oil on canvas is estimated at $3,500-$4,000.
Another standout by an artist who goes unnamed is a late 19th-century French School scene of an overcast autumnal landscape, its foreground dominated by a branch laden with yellowing leaves. It has an estimate of $8,000-$10,000.
Completing the highlights is The Pottery Seller, an undated painting by Spanish artist Francisco Ruiz Ferrandis (1909-1992). Ferrandis uses the well-composed canvas as an excuse to explore the cooler side of the palette, indulging in and almost reveling in shades of blue, green and teal. The piece is estimated at $1,500-$2,000.
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