FALLS CHURCH, Va. – A striking late work by the American abstract painter Gene Davis (1920-1985) leads Quinn’s Friday, September 22 Fine & Decorative Arts Auction. Bidding for the 499-lot online-only event is available through LiveAuctioneers.

Davis, whose body of work reflected a penchant for multicolored vertical lines, was a contributor to the Color Field and Post-Painterly Abstraction movements and a key figure in the Washington Color School in particular. Dating from 1980, the acrylic-on-canvas Totem is appropriately named, as it is as tall as a totem pole, standing 7ft 11in, and slender in stature, at 16in wide. The work is signed, titled and dated on the verso, and depicts the familiar vertical stripes of color which Davis first began to paint in 1958. It carries an estimate of $30,000-$50,000.

Peter Max (born Peter Max Finkelstein) achieved international acclaim for his similarly colorful creations that became synonymous with Sixties psychedelia. His 22in bronze of the Statue of Liberty, dating to 1980 and daubed in paint, comes from a signed and dated edition of 250. This distinctive work is expected to attract a winning bid in the $5,000-$8,000 range.

American, Asian and European art consignments come from a series of prominent northern Virginia estates and collections.

An unsigned English full-length portrait of a Georgian gentleman in opulent red and gold finery standing before a Renaissance urn has an inscription on the stretcher that names the subject as “General Churchill.” The style of hair and dress placed it into the 1750-60s, suggesting the sitter was an immediate descendent of General John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722) or his brother Charles Churchill (1656-1714). The painting has an estimate of $5,000-$7,000.