Swann Galleries: The Artists of the WPA, 2557, New York

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
02/04/2021 - 02/04/2021
Page Size: 236 items in 10 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1(WPA PRESS PRINTS)

A selection of 12 vintage press and publicity photographs documenting the WPA, many with WPA signage, as well as FDR, Harry Hopkins, workers, and more.

Circa1936-41.USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00USD 1,000.00
2HOWARD COOK (1901-1980)

Two woodcuts. Sun and Desolation.

1926; 1926USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 813.00
3HOWARD COOK (1901-1980)

Two etchings. New England Valley (The Valley). * Country Store.

1928; 1929USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 2,210.00
4KATHERINE MILHOUS (1894-1977)

Visit Pennsylvania / Where Pre - Revolutionary Costumes Still Survive.

Circa1936.; USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 1,690.00
5KATHERINE MILHOUS (1894-1977)

Pennsylvania. Two posters.

USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00USD 2,250.00
6KATHERINE MILHOUS (1894-1977)

Pennsylvania / The Little Red Schoolhouse.

Circa1939.; USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 594.00
7ROCKWELL KENT (1882-1971)

Meditation.

1929USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 1,188.00
8ROCKWELL KENT (1882-1971)

And Now Where?

New York1936USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 1,375.00
9THOMAS HART BENTON (1889-1975)

White Calf.

New York1945USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 1,750.00
10JOHN STEUART CURRY (1897-1946)

Summer Afternoon.

New York1939USD 700.00 - 1,000.00USD 1,188.00
11CLAUDE CLARK (1915-2001)

Evening Meal.

1941USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 2,000.00
12BERNARD STEFFEN (1907-1980)

Blown Soil.

New York1935-43. USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 1,950.00
13LESTER BEALL (1903-1969)

It's Fine For Us / Rural Electrification Administration.

1939USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00Not Sold
14LESTER BEALL (1903-1969)

A Better Home / Rural Electrification Administration.

1941USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00Not Sold
15LESTER BEALL (1903-1969)

When I Think Back / Rural Electrification Administration.

1939USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00Not Sold
16MARION POST WOLCOTT (1910-1990)

An old Negro, vicinity of Camden, Alabama (The Whistler).

1939; 1980s.USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 1,500.00
17(FSA)

A selection of 8 photographs by Arthur Rothstein, Jack Delano, and Russell Lee.

1935-42; 1970s. USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00Not Sold
18CHARLES KRUTCH (1887-1981)

Men playing checkers, Red Bank, Tennessee, for the Tennessee Valley Authority.

1935USD 600.00 - 900.00USD 3,250.00
19DOROTHEA LANGE (1895-1965)

Migrant Mother.

1936; circa 1970.USD 3,000.00 - 4,500.00USD 7,000.00
20ARTHUR ROTHSTEIN (1915-1985)

Dust Storm, Cimarron County, Oklahoma.

1936; 1960s. USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00USD 3,900.00
21ARTHUR ROTHSTEIN (1915-1985)

Rally for the Townsend Plan, Kansas.

1936; circa 1980.USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 3,500.00
22(MISSISSIPPI RIVER)

A group of 30 production stills from Pare Lorentz's The River.

1938USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00Not Sold
23ARTHUR ROTHSTEIN (1915-1985)

Post office, Nethers, Virginia.

1935; 1970s.USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00USD 3,250.00
24RUSSELL LEE (1903-1986)

Mother with three children in front of log house.

1930s; USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 531.00
25PETER SEKAER (1901-1950)

Old Fashioned Kitchen on Virginia Farm.

1936USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00USD 5,250.00
  • <center><b>Doyle<br>Stage & Screen<br>Auction April 28</b>
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 12. OKLAHOMA! Celeste Holm's vocal score for Oklahoma! inscribed by Richard Rodgers. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 20. WILSON, DOOLEY. Fine inscribed photograph to Celeste Holm with Casablanca reference. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 79. Original production script of the Broadway musical CATS with notes written by Claude Tessier. $600 to $900.
    <center><b>Doyle<br>Stage & Screen<br>Auction April 28</b>
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 139. STEPHEN SONDHEIM. Autographed musical manuscript signed for "Broadway Baby" from Follies. $500 to $800.
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 180.<br>Cecil Beaton. Headdress for Liza at the Ball, from My Fair Lady, circa 1962. $700 to $900.
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 177.<br>Cecil Beaton. Set Design for The Gainsborough Girls, 1951. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 54. Fanciful engraving of earth's interior with magma core and errupting volcanoes (1682). $1500 to $1800.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 165. Rare state of Jefferys' influential map of New England in contemporary color (1755). $8000 to $9500.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 177. Mouzon's foundation map of the Carolinas (1775). $10000 to $13000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 183. Very rare first state of De Fer's map of the Lower Mississippi Valley (1715). $20000 to $25000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 253. Scarce Scottish edition based on Ellicott's plan of Washington, D.C. (1796). $2400 to $3000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 313. Stunning view of Philadelphia by John Bachmann (1850). $3250 to $4250.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 338. Rare Civil War map based on Bucholtz map of Virginia (1862). $9500 to $12000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 667. First map to accurately show Luzon in Philippines (1590). $6000 to $7500.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 682. Rare map of Shanghai International Settlement published just after WWI (1918). $7000 to $9000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 738. Coronelli's superb map of the Pacific showing the Island of California (1697) Est. $2400 - $3000
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 743. A cornerstone piece in the mapping of Australia and New Zealand (1726) Est. $6000 - $7500
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 781. An uncommon signature during Jefferson's Governorship of Virginia (1779) Est. $9500 - $11000
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Collection of a Connoisseur:<br>History in Manuscript, Part 2<br>27 April 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Ronald Reagan. Series of 37 letters to Senator George Murphy, and related material, 1968-90. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Chaim Weizmann. Autograph letter signed, to General Sir Gilbert Clayton, 6 September 1918. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Sir Winston Churchill. Autograph letter signed, to Pamela, Lady Lytton, 1942. £20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Collection of a Connoisseur:<br>History in Manuscript, Part 2<br>27 April 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Oscar Wilde. Five autograph letters signed, to Alsager Vian, 1887. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Napoleon I. Letter signed to Admiral Ganteaume, ordering the invasion of England, 22 August 1805. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Horatio, Viscount Nelson, and Emma Hamilton. Two autograph letter signed, to Catherine and George Matcham, 1805. £6,000 to £8,000.
  • <center><b>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>Timed auction, April 29</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1032. RATZER, BERNARD. Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1011. [BROADSIDE]. Life, Last Words and Dying Confession, of Rachel Wall... $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1055. BEATON, CECIL. Scrapbook prepared by Cecil Beaton over the period 1935-1944, with some later inclusions. $800 to $1,200.
    <center><b>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>Timed auction, April 29</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1051. ADDAMS, CHARLES. Original drawing "I hope the power doesn't go out until after Masterpiece Theatre." $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1037. The Campaign Speeches of Nixon of Kennedy, inscribed to William Safire by Richard Nixon and secretarially for John Kennedy. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1036. Celebration of the Commencement of Work on Rapid Transit Railroad. March 24th 1900, one o'clock, City Hall Park, New York. $200 to $300.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1005. 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers signed baseball including Jackie Robinson. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Frances Palmer, <i>Battle of Buena Vista,</i> chromolithograph, New York, 1847. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Antonio Colmenero de Ledesma, the earliest publication concerned solely with chocolate, first edition, Madrid, 1631. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Romans Bernard, <i>An Exact View of the Late Battle at Charlestown, June 17th, 1775,</i> engraving, 1776. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> <i>A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston,</i> English edition, London, 1770. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> William Soule, <i>Lodge of the Plains Indians,</i> albumen print, 1872. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Manuscript document to enforce New York’s “Agreement of Non-Importation” during the heyday of the Sons of Liberty, New York, 1769. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Clarence Mackenzie, <i>Drummer Boy of the 13th Regiment of Brooklyn,</i> salt print with applied color, 1861. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Moses Lopez, <i>A Lunar Calendar,</i> first Jewish calendar published in America, Newport, RI, 1806. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b><br>The Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $30,000 to $40,000.
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