Tag Archive for: The Saturday Evening Post

Detail of George Hughes cover illustration for the August 2, 1952 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, estimated at $18,000-$22,000. Image courtesy of Case

Beachy keen: Case readies 1,200-lot auction, July 8-9

George Hughes cover illustration for the August 2, 1952 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, estimated at $18,000-$22,000. Image courtesy of Case

George Hughes cover illustration for the August 2, 1952 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, estimated at $18,000-$22,000. Image courtesy of Case

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — 20th-century fine art provides a vivid backdrop for an array of more than 1,200 lots at Case’s Summer Auction, set for Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9. Standouts include large estate collections of fine jewelry and luxury fashion, as well as a treasure trove of flags and other Civil War Navy relics that descended from Rear Admiral John Ancrum Winslow, who commanded the USS Kearsarge to victory against the CSS Alabama. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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John Carleton Atherton, ‘Fall Bounty’ cover design for ‘The Saturday Evening Post,’ estimated at $10,000-$15,000

Swann delivers bounty of Fine Books & Manuscripts, June 15

John Carleton Atherton, ‘Fall Bounty’ cover design for ‘The Saturday Evening Post,’ estimated at $10,000-$15,000

John Carleton Atherton, ‘Fall Bounty’ cover design for ‘The Saturday Evening Post,’ estimated at $10,000-$15,000

NEW YORK — The Thursday, June 15 sale of Fine Books & Manuscripts at Swann Auction Galleries features a standout offering of rare autographs and books with a special selection dedicated to illustration art. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Emma Fordyce MacRae, ‘Melina in Green,’ $63,000

Women artists claimed top-lot honors at Freeman’s June 6 sale

Emma Fordyce MacRae, ‘Melina in Green,’ $63,000

Emma Fordyce MacRae, ‘Melina in Green,’ $63,000

PHILADELPHIA — Exemplary works by women artists once again yielded strong results in Freeman’s June 6 American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionists auction, which totaled $2.64 million and attracted an impressive number of new buyers (40% of the total).

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Maurice Sendak, ‘Let the Wild Rumpus Start! (Happy Birthday Wild Things!),’ $212,500. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Sendak romps, Peale’s Washington saluted at Heritage American art sale

 Left: Maurice Sendak, ‘Let the Wild Rumpus Start! (Happy Birthday Wild Things!),’ $212,500; Right: Rembrandt Peale portrait of George Washington, $591,000. Images courtesy of Heritage Auctions


Left: Maurice Sendak, ‘Let the Wild Rumpus Start! (Happy Birthday Wild Things!),’ $212,500; Right: Rembrandt Peale portrait of George Washington, $591,000. Images courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – Spanning George Washington to the Wild Things, Heritage Auctions’ latest American Art Signature® Auction set numerous auction records May 10 on its way to a $6 million finish.

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Norman Rockwell, ‘Home for Thanksgiving,’ $4.3 million

Thanksgiving-themed Rockwell topped Heritage sale at $4.3M

Norman Rockwell, ‘Home for Thanksgiving,’ $4.3 million

Norman Rockwell, ‘Home for Thanksgiving,’ $4.3 million

DALLAS – Norman Rockwell’s Home for Thanksgiving has a new home, just in time for Thanksgiving, as the beloved painting of a doting mother and her soldier son peeling potatoes sold Friday at Heritage Auctions for more than $4.3 million.

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Norman Rockwell, ‘Home for Thanksgivng,’ est. $4 million-$6 million

Thanksgiving-themed Rockwell likely to reach $6M at Heritage

Norman Rockwell, ‘Home for Thanksgivng,’ est. $4 million-$6 million

Norman Rockwell, ‘Home for Thanksgiving,’ est. $4 million-$6 million

DALLAS – Thanksgiving-themed original cover art created by Norman Rockwell for a 1945 issue of The Saturday Evening Post will make its auction debut at Heritage Auctions‘ Nov. 5 American Art Signature® Auction. It is estimated to sell for upwards of $4 million, befitting its status as one of Rockwell’s most enduring series of works featuring soldiers returned home from World War II. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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J.C. Leyendecker’s 1914 cover illustration, ‘Beat-up Boy, Football Hero,’ sold for $4.12 million and a world auction record for the artist.

Heritage sets world auction record for Leyendecker art

J.C. Leyendecker’s 1914 cover illustration, ‘Beat-up Boy, Football Hero,’ sold for $4.12 million and a world auction record for the artist.

J.C. Leyendecker’s 1914 cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, ‘Beat-up Boy, Football Hero,’ sold for $4.12 million and a new world auction record for the artist.

DALLAS – Joseph Christian Leyendecker’s Beat-up Boy, Football Hero, which appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post on Nov. 21, 1914, sold Friday for $4.12 million, shattering the previous world record for a work by the influential illustrator. The painting was a centerpiece of Heritage Auctions’ May 7 American Art Signature Auction, alongside masterworks by such revered names as Moran, Bierstadt, and Rockwell. Numerous records for several significant artists were set throughout the day, as the total for the nearly sold-out American Art event surpassed the $10.7 million mark – the first American Art event at Heritage to do so.

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