DALLAS – Heritage Auctions’ Nov. 12 American Art auction offers a diverse grouping of 150 paintings, works on paper, and sculpture sourced from private collections nationwide. Absentee and Internet live biddings is available through LiveAuctioneers.com.
Highlights include Theodore Robinson’s tour de force Normandy Mother and Child (Marie Trognon and Baby), 1892 (est. $300,000-$500,000). With provenance tracing directly back to the artist, and extensive exhibition history, Normandy Mother and Child (Marie Trognon and Baby), 1892 (above) is a museum-quality masterwork by an artist widely considered to be one of American’s greatest Impressionists.
The auctions’ diverse offerings feature some of the most recognizable names in American Art:
Hudson River School: George Inness’ breathtaking Evening Glow from 1883, depicting a man with a cane strolling across a wheat field illuminated by a fiery orange sunset, marks a turning point in the artist’s career and stands as one of his first and finest “aesthetic” paintings ever accomplished (est. $120,000-$180,000).
Illustration Art: To the Vanquished (below), considered one of Joseph Christian Leyendecker’s best Saturday Evening Post covers to ever come to the auction block (est. $100,000-$150,000).
Western Art: One of the most sought-after lifetime castings of Frederic Remington’s iconic Broncho Buster #17 (est. $200,000-$300,000), this fine example of a Roman Bronze Works castings was sourced from a private California collection.
Modernism: Green Meadow, 1957 (est. $80,000-$120,000), by Milton Avery was executed during a time of transition to simplified forms and blocks of color that we have come to associate with the artist’s most notable works.
An additional hightlight is Thomas Hart Benton’s Main Street, USA, 1926, (below) which captures the early days of the Texas boomtown of Borger (est. $40,000-$60,000).