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Rachel Davis Fine Arts: Robert Whitman Collection of American Block Prints

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Auction Name Robert Whitman Collection of American Block Prints Total Sales (USD) 220,440.60
Auction Date 09/25/2021 - 09/25/2021 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 98,280.00
Sale Number #233 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 169,280.00
Total Lots 354
Sold Lots 340 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 102,080.00
% of Lots Sold 96.05% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 176,080.00
Unsold Lots 14 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 125.19%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
73 Elizabeth Catlett

"And A Special Fear for My Loved Ones''- linocut

1946 USD 700.00 - 1,000.00 USD 7,380.00
204 Herschel Logan

"Dust Storm''- woodcut

1938 USD 500.00 - 800.00 USD 5,535.00
206 Herschel Logan

"Tornado''- woodcut

1938 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 5,535.00
237 Woldemar Neufeld

"Hell Gate''- woodcut in color

USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 3,075.00
306 Charles Surendorf

"California

USD 600.00 - 800.00 USD 3,075.00
309 Anna Heywood Taylor

"Picking Cotton''- linocut

ca. 1938 USD 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 3,075.00
40 Gustave Baumann

"Cordova Plaza''- woodblock in color

1943 USD 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 2,706.00
212 Roderick Meade

"Carnival on The Plains''- wood engraving

1949 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 2,706.00
135 Norma Bassett Hall

"Port Ree Bay''- woodblock print in color

1929 USD 600.00 - 900.00 USD 2,583.00
174 Paul Landacre

"Rig at Willows''- wood engraving

1958 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 2,583.00
145 Helen West Heller

"The Seasons''- woodcut

1948 USD 200.00 - 400.00 USD 2,460.00
110 Antonio Frasconi

"Oh Liberty!''- woodblock

1943 USD 400.00 - 700.00 USD 2,091.00
291 Coy A. Seward

"Land of Mystery''- woodblock

1926 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 2,091.00
318 Charles Turzak

"The Workers''- woodcut

1934 USD 400.00 - 700.00 USD 2,091.00
253 Salvatore Pinto

"Mills''- wood engraving

ca. 1937 USD 700.00 - 1,000.00 USD 1,845.00
254 Salvatore Pinto

"Locomotive''- wood engraving

ca. 1937 USD 700.00 - 1,000.00 USD 1,845.00
277 Shirley Russell

"Plumeria''- woodcut in colors

USD 200.00 - 400.00 USD 1,845.00
278 Rudolph Ruzicka

"The High Level Bridge

1926 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 1,845.00
305 Charles Surendorf

"Skid Row''- wood engraving

1937 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 1,845.00
351 Hale Woodruff

"Sunday Promenade''- linocut

USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 1,845.00
100 Olin Dows

1.) ''Street Scene, Taxco''- woodcut

1933 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 1,722.00
27 Boris Artzybasheff

"The Last Trumpet''- wood engraving

1937 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 1,599.00
74 Elizabeth Catlett

"Campesino Mexicano''- woodblock

ca. 1947 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 1,599.00
83 Ora Coltman

"The Road To The Harbor''- woodblock in color

1927 USD 600.00 - 900.00 USD 1,599.00
120 Michael J. Gallagher

"The Wood Gatherer'' (Leech 96)- wood engraving

1941 USD 700.00 - 1,000.00 USD 1,599.00
  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>A Record Breaking Season</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> <i>The Book of Mormon,</b> first edition, Palmyra, NY, 1830. Sold Sept. 30 — $112,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> Vincent Van Gogh, <i>Homme à la Pipe: Portrait du Docteur Gachet, Evening,</i> etching, 1890. Sold Nov. 2 — $161,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Edward Ruscha, <i>Stains,</i> title page, one of 70, signed, 1969. Sold Nov. 9 — $112,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> John James Audubon, <i>Carolina Parrot, Plate 26,</i> hand colored aquatint, 1828. Sold Dec.9 — $137,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Edmund Dulac, <i>The Snow Queen,</i> watercolor, gouache, pen & ink, 1910. Sold Dec. 16 — $125,000.
  • <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> DANTE ALIGHIERI (1265-1321). <i>Commedia.</i> Venezia: Vindelino da Spira, 1477. Estimate: € 40.000 - 60.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> DALI, Salvador (1908-1989) - William SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616). <i>Romeo e Giulietta.</i> Milan: Rizzoli, 1975. Estimate: € 25.000 - 35.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> MALVASIA, Cornelio; MONTANARI, Geminiano. <i>Ephemerides novissimae motuum coelestium.</i> Modena: Cassiani, 1662. Estimate: € 8.000 - 12.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> JANSSONIUS, Johannes. <i>Atlantis majoris quinta pars, Orbem maritimum [Novus Atlas, volume V: carte marittime].</i> Amsterdam: Janssonius, 1650. Estimate: € 12.000 - 18.000.
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