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Swann Galleries: Old Master Through Modern Prints

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Auction Name Old Master Through Modern Prints Total Sales (USD) 1,767,536.00
Auction Date 11/01/2018 - 11/01/2018 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 1,420,600.00
Sale Number #2491 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 2,130,400.00
Total Lots 440
Sold Lots 288 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 2,266,900.00
% of Lots Sold 65.45% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 3,410,100.00
Unsold Lots 152 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 51.83%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
332 PABLO PICASSO

Le Repas Frugal.

1904 USD 100,000.00 - 150,000.00 USD 125,000.00
343 PABLO PICASSO

La Femme au Chapeau (Portrait de Jacqueline à la Fraise et un Chapeau).

1962 USD 80,000.00 - 120,000.00 USD 81,250.00
25 ALBRECHT DÜRER

Melencolia I.

1514 USD 60,000.00 - 90,000.00 USD 47,500.00
84 REMBRANDT VAN RIJN

Bust of an Old Bearded Man, Looking down, Three Quarters Right.

1631 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 37,500.00
95 REMBRANDT VAN RIJN

Head of Saskia (Three Heads of Women, One Lightly Etched).

circa 1637. USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 37,500.00
92 REMBRANDT VAN RIJN

Woman with a High Headdress around Chin: Bust.

1631 USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 35,000.00
397 JOAN MIRÓ

Le Pitre Rose.

1974 USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 35,000.00
81 REMBRANDT VAN RIJN

Bust of a Bearded Old Man with a High Forehead.

1631 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 33,750.00
237 ÈDOUARD VUILLARD

La Pâtisserie.

1899 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 32,500.00
396 JOAN MIRÓ

Le Chef des Èquipages.

1973 USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 30,000.00
405 SALVADOR DALÃI

Les Chevaux Daliniens.

1972 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 30,000.00
4 MARTIN SCHONGAUER

The Madonna and Child with an Apple.

circa 1475. USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 27,500.00
102 REMBRANDT VAN RIJN

The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds.

1634 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 25,000.00
114 REMBRANDT VAN RIJN

The Statue (Image Seen by

USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 22,500.00
277 MARTIN LEWIS

Madison Square, Rainy Night.

circa 1915-16. USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 22,500.00
246 PAUL GAUGUIN

Maruru.

1893-94. USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 19,500.00
9 ALBRECHT DÜRER

Four Naked Women.

1497 USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 18,750.00
91 REMBRANDT VAN RIJN

Bearded Man in a Velvet Cap with a Jewel Clasp.

1637 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 18,750.00
278 MARTIN LEWIS

Winter on White Street.

1934 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 18,750.00
285 THOMAS HART BENTON

Departure of the Joads.

1939 USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 17,500.00
347 PABLO PICASSO (after)

La Corrida.

1956 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 17,500.00
164 FRANCISCO JOSÈ DE GOYA

Los Caprichos.

circa 1799. USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 16,900.00
300 THOMAS HART BENTON

The Race.

1942 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 15,600.00
307 GRANT WOOD

Sultry Night.

1939 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 15,000.00
408 MARC CHAGALL

La Poète.

1966 USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 15,000.00
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>Fall 2019 Auction<br>September 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> AUDUBON, John James. Snowy Owl, Plate 121. Aquatint Engraving with original hand color. London: Havell Jr., 1827-1838 from <i>Birds of America.</i> $225,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> JEFFERYS, Thomas. <i>The American Atlas...</i> London: Sayer and Bennett, 1776. $65,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> RACKHAM, Arthur. Original Illustrations for <i>Jack and the Beanstalk.</i> Pen and ink with watercolor on paper. C. 1913. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> AUDUBON, John James. Ruffed Grous, Plate 41. Aquatint Engraving with original hand color. London: Havell Jr., 1827-1838 from <i>Birds of America.</i> $50,000 to $70,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> ROESSLER, A. R. Latest Map of the State of Texas. Lithograph with original hand color. New York: Mittendorfer, 1874. $50,000 to $65,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>Fall 2019 Auction<br>September 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> AUDUBON, John James. American Bison or Buffalo (Male), Plate 56. Lithograph with original hand color. New York, 1845-1848 from <i>Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America.</i> $18,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> HOOKER, Sir William Jackson & FITCH, Walter Hood. Victoria Regia. Lithograph with original hand color. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1851. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> AUDUBON, John James. Pin Tailed Duck, Plate 227. Aquatint Engraving with original hand color. London: Havell Jr., 1827-1838 from <i>Birds of America.</i> $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> LEWIS, Meriwether and CLARK, William. <i>Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and Across the American Continent...</i> London, 1814. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> AUDUBON, John James. American Black or Silver Fox, Plate 116. Lithograph with original hand color. New York, 1845-1848 from <i>Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America.</i> $18,000 to $25,000.
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Joyce (James). <i>Dubliners,</i> first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author, 1914. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> The Beatles.- Baker (Geoffrey.) 3 Autograph Letters and 1 Autograph Card signed to Ann Gosnell, addtionally sgn’d by George Harrison, John Lennon, Cynthia Lennon and others, 1968. £5,000 to £7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Pilgrim Press.- Dod (John). <i>A plaine and familiar exposition of the tenne commandements ...,</i> [Leiden], [William Brewster], 1617. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Automaton Chess Player & Mechanical Illusion.- Reynell (H., printer). “The Famous Chess-Player, No.14, St.James's-Street, next Brooks's,” broadside advertisement for "The famous Automaton", [1784]. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Clemens (Samuel Langhorne). <i>Life on the Mississippi,</i> first English edition, signed presentation inscription from the author, 1883. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Arctic Sledge Flag.- Fulford (Reginald Baldwin). Sledge flag... HMS Discovery, 1875. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> first edition, first printing, 1997. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Piranesi (Giovanni Battista). <i>Le Antichità Romane,</i> 4 vol., 1756. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal, called). <i>Urbis Venetiarum Prospectus Celebriores,</i> 3 parts in 1, Richard Ford's copy, Venice, Giovanni Battista Pasquali, 1751. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Atlases.- Speed (John). <i>A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,</i> bound with <i>The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine,</i> 1631-27. £12,000 to £18,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Anatomical illustration.- Aselli (Gaspare). <i>De lactibus sive lacteis venis... dissertatio,</i> first edition, Milan, Giovanni Battista Bidelli, 1627. £20,000 to £30,000
  • <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WEBB. 1793-1871. <i>Indian Ornithology.</i> [Patna, India]: 1828. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DUPRÉ, LOUIS. 1789-1837. <i>Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou Collection de portraits, vues et costumes grecs et ottomans.</i> Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ADAMS, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed ("J Adams"), [to Dr. Perkins?] while recovering from his small pox inoculation, [late-April, 1764]. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUSTEN, JANE. Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Austen"), to her sister Cassandra, 4 pp, "Thursday – after dinner," [September 16, 1813,] Henrietta St. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. 1785-1851. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York & Philadelphia: J.J. Audubon & J.B. Chevalier, 1840-1844. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DODWELL, EDWARD. 1767-1832. <i>Views in Greece.</i> London: Rodwell and Martin, 1821. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> JAMES, JESSE. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood retract spurious accusations, 3 pp, June 5, 1875. $200,000 to $300,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Eric Carle, <i>The Very Hungry Caterpillar,</i> hand-painted collage. Sold for a record $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Couple passing a giant bird house,</i> watercolor cartoon for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1948. Sold for $16,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Miriam Troop, <i>Rain on Laundry Day,</i> oil on canvas, cover for <i>The Saturday Evening Post,</i> 1940. Sold for $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Rockwell Kent, <i>To All Fascists,</i> ink broadside for The League of American Writers, circa 1937. Sold for $6,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Jo Mielziner, <i>Pet Shop Drop,</i> backdrop design for <i>Pal Joey</i> on Broadway, 1940. Sold for a record $55,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Lee Brown Coye, acrylic cover illustration for the 25th anniversary of <i>Weird Tales,</i> 1944. Sold for $18,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Virgil Finlay, <i>The Outsider & Others,</i> pen & ink dust jacket illustration for H.P. Lovecraft's book, 1939. Sold for $5,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Al Hirschfeld, <i>Paul Robeson as Othello,</i> illustration for <i>The New York Times,</i> 1942. Sold for $68,750
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Frederic Remington, pen & ink illustration for <i>A Scout with the Buffalo Soldiers</i> in <i>The Century</i> magazine, 1889. Sold for $17,500.
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