153 William Baptiste Baird (American, 1847-1917), "Fighting Cocks", group of four oils on board, each signed lower right, each 6-1/4" x 8-3/4". Attractively framed alike. Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, October 24, 1998, lot 1301; The Flatt Collection.
Estimate: 1200 - 1800
205 Alex Tschernjawski (Yugoslavian/American b. 1933), "Self Portrait and Gladiolas", oil on canvas, signed upper right, titled en verso, "ACA Gallery" label, 34" x 27". Framed. Provenance: Personal collection of Paul Rosenthal, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Estimate: 1000 - 1500
214 Richard Lindner (German/American, 1901-1978), "After Noon", 1969, lithograph in colors, signed lower right, numbered "a.p. 12/15" lower left, sight 26-1/2" x 20-1/2". Glazed, matted and framed.
Estimate: 500 - 800
215 James Brown (American, b. 1951), "Untitled, Faces", two woodblock prints, each pencil signed lower right, numbered "7/7" lower left, sheet 26" x 22". Glazed and framed.
Estimate: 900 - 1200
216 Bernard Mattox (American, b. 1954), "Untitled", 1984, pastel on paper, signed and dated "9/84" lower right, sheet size 29-1/2" x 21". Glazed and framed. Provenance: Ex-collection Arthur Silverman, New Orleans, Louisiana; purchased directly from the artist ca. 1984.
Estimate: 600 - 900
346 Charles Levier (French, 1920-2003), "Femmes", group of four inks on paper, each signed lower right, three sight 13-3/4" x 10-1/2" and one sight 8-1/4" x 5-3/4". All matted, glazed and framed alike. Provenance: Cornelis L. J. Damme, Los Angeles, 1965; The Flatt Collection.
Estimate: 1500 - 2500
472 After Bartolome Esteban Murillo (Spanish, 1618-1682), "The Game Players", early 19th century, oval oil on canvas, a "Grand Tour" copy, unsigned, 30" x 24". Presented in a conforming giltwood frame.
Estimate: 2500 - 4000
477 Cuzco School (Fourth Quarter 19th Century), "Ascension of the Virgin", oil on canvas, 25" x 20". Presented in a contemporary Baroque-style polychrome and giltwood frame.
Estimate: 600 - 900
659 Frank LeBrun Kirkpatrick (American/Philadelphia, 1853-1917), "The Reliquary and the Rhyton", 1910, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right, signed and titled en verso, old handwritten exposition en verso frame, 24-3/4" x 36". Framed.
Estimate: 3000 - 5000
1079 Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), "Annie Oakley", from Cowboys and Indians, 1986, screenprint in colors, "161/250", signed and numbered lower left, 36" x 36". Presented in a shadowbox plexiglass frame. Provenance: Martin Lawrence Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Collection of Dr. Robert Betz, Arlington, Virginia.
Estimate: 30000 - 50000
1080 Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), "Teddy Roosevelt" from Cowboys and Indians, 1986, screenprint in colors, "21/250", signed and numbered lower right, verso with a "Martin Lawrence Limited Editions Inc." label, 36" x 36". Presented in a shadowbox plexiglass frame. Provenance: Martin Lawrence Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Collection of Dr. Robert Betz, Arlington, Virginia.
Estimate: 25000 - 40000
1081 Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), "Lemon Volkswagen", from the Ads Series, screenprint in colors, "157/190", signed and numbered lower right, 37-3/4" x 37-3/4". Glazed, float-mounted and framed. Provenance: Martin Lawrence Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Collection of Dr. Robert Betz, Arlington, Virginia.
Estimate: 30000 - 50000
1082 Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), "Cow Wallpaper", 1976, screenprint in colors, signed lower right, edition of 100, created for the Seattle World's Fair, full sheet 45-1/2" x 29-3/4". Glazed, float mounted and framed. Provenance: O'Farrell Gallery, Brunswick, Maine.
Estimate: 7000 - 10000
1084 Joan Duran (Belize, Contemporary), "Alti Spazi in Blue and White", 1986, acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas, verso with an artist label, 48-1/2" x 55-1/2". Unframed. Provenance: Private collection, New Orleans, Louisiana; purchased from Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, ca. 2005.
Estimate: 1500 - 2500
1086 Holly Lane (American, b. 1954), "The Laughing Place", 1999, mixed media construction, signed and dated lower right, signed, dated, and titled en verso in two places, overall, 8-1/4" x 18-7/8".
Estimate: 800 - 1200
1087 John Fincher (American/New Mexico, b. 1941), "Tondo", 2003, oil on wood panel, signed and dated lower left, a "Gerald Peters Gallery/Santa Fe, NM" label en verso, 12" x 12". Unframed.
Estimate: 800 - 1200
1089 Rufino Tamayo (Mexican, 1899-1991), "Chacal", color lithograph, signed lower right, numbered "16/25" lower left, sheet 22" x 30". Glazed, float mounted and framed.
Estimate: 1000 - 1500
1090 Francisco Zuniga (Mexican, 1912-1998), "Soledad Acostada", 1973, lithograph, signed, numbered "21/30" and dated lower left, sheet 22-1/8" x 30-1/8". Glazed, float mounted and framed.
Estimate: 800 - 1200
1091 Pedro Friedeberg (Mexican, b. 1936), "Huitzilopochtli Sin Popocatepetl", 1998, acrylic on wood panel, with artist label en verso, 31-1/2" x 31-2/3". Presented in a molded silvered frame. Provenance: Purchased directly from the artist, ca. 2000. Illustrated: Holtz, Deborah and Juan Carlos Mena. Eds. Pedro Friedeberg. Mexico, D.F.: Conaculta, 2009, p. 208.
Estimate: 3000 - 5000
1092 Herman Leonard (American, 1923-2010), "Miles Davis, Malibu, 1989", silver gelatin print, signed lower right, titled and dated lower left, sight 10-5/8" x 10-1/8". Glazed, matted and framed.
Estimate: 1500 - 2500
1093 Herman Leonard (American, 1923-2010), "Chet Baker, NYC, 1956", silver gelatin print, titled, and dated lower right, sight 13" x 10". Glazed, matted and framed.
Estimate: 1000 - 1500
1094 Herman Leonard (American, 1923-2010), "Marilyn Monroe, Madison Square Gardens, Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, 1953", silver gelatin print, signed lower right, titled and dated lower right, sight 13-1/4" x 10-1/2". Glazed, matted and framed.
Estimate: 800 - 1200
1095 Herman Leonard (American, 1923-2010), "Armstrong-Newman-Ellington, Paris, 1960", silver gelatin print, signed lower right, numbered "13/50", titled, and dated lower right, sight 13" x 18-1/2". Glazed, matted and framed.
Estimate: 3000 - 5000
1149 Early American Theorem Painting of an Opulent Floral Arrangement, 1836, oil on wood panel, initialed "W.J." and dated lower left on ledge, 15-1/2" x 13-1/4". Framed.
Estimate: 800 - 1200
1158 Circle of James Henry Cafferty (American, 1819-1869), "The Reluctant Scholar", oil on canvas, unsigned 12" x 9-1/2". Presented in a 19th-century American Neo-Grec-style giltwood and gesso frame, retaining a partial "New York" label.
Estimate: 1000 - 1500
1167 Continental School (20th Century), "Alpine Village Scene", oil on board, signed "M. Gasser" lower right, 22" x 26-1/2". Framed.
Estimate: 1200 - 1800
1187 Henry Ossawa Tanner, N.A. (American/French, 1859-1937), "Feeding Chickens, African-American Township - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania", ca. 1890s, oil on canvas, abraded signature and date lower left, 14" x 24". Framed. Provenance: Private collection. Together with a letter of authentication from Dr. Rae Alexander-Minter, grand-niece of the artist. "I will preach with my brush." --Henry Ossawa Tanner. Henry Ossawa Tanner, the first African-American artist to achieve international acclaim and success, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, into an educated, middle-class family; the family moved to Philadelphia several years later. His father was a minister - later bishop - of the A.M.E. (African Methodist Episcopal) Church and his mother had been born into slavery and escaped with her family via the Underground Railroad. Both parents were social activists and educators, and Tanner was raised in an intellectual and religious environment. Deciding upon a career as an artist, initially against his parents' wishes, he began studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in Philadelphia in 1879 - one of the few American institutions which accepted African-American students. While at the Academy, he worked closely with the newly appointed "Professor of Painting and Drawing", Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) and Tanner's years at the Academy were professionally satisfying - Eakin's considered him one of his most promising students. Tanner moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1888, where he set up a photography and art studio; while the venture was not as successful as he had hoped, it led to a teaching post at Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University). Tanner continued to paint, and one of his Georgia landscapes is in the collection of the Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia. In 1891, Tanner made his first trip to Paris to attend the Academie Julian where he studied with Jean-Joseph Benjamin Constant (1845-1902) and Jean-Paul Laurens (1838-1921). He returned to Philadelphia for a short period in 1893, and it was during this time he painted several of his most well-known works, including the iconic "the Banjo Lesson", a sensitive depiction of African American life; his "The Thankful Poor", another such image, was completed the following year. Speaking of the work presented here, Dr. Rae Alexander-Minter, the artist's grand-niece writes: "Of particular interest to me is that this painting has similarities one finds in Tanner's French Breton genre scenes. While the painting under study here depicts African Americans, it demonstrates the artist's level of comfort with ordinary folk involved in their daily routines. Perhaps it is also Tanner's desire to paint African Americans naturalistically. Sadly we have so few extant examples of this genre in Tanner's extensive body of work." Tanner was to spend the rest of his life in France, with brief visits to his native country. He had his debut at the Paris Salon in 1894, received an honorable mention in 1896, and was awarded a third-class medal in 1897. Tanner's reputation was now solidified. While many of his works are religious in subject, in the mid-1890s he produced a small number of paintings representing various aspects of African-American life. These works are all very similar in technique and tone. As Dr. Alexander-Minter writes of the painting offered here: "As I look more closely at the palette of the painting of deep browns, gray, amber, it is reminiscent of the colors Tanner used in the 'Portrait of the Artist's Mother' (1897), 'Bishop Benjamin Tucker Tanner' (1897) and 'The Young Sabot Maker' (1895). In addition, the palette and brushstrokes are similar to those we see in 'Sand Dunes at Sunset, Atlantic City' (ca. 1885)." "Feeding Chickens, African-American Township, Philadelphia Pennsylvania" is an historically significant and rare African American scene by Tanner to be offered at auction. The recipient of numerous prestigious awards, Tanner received the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Lippincott Prize, was named a Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur in 1923, and was the first African American made a Full Academician of the National Academy of Design in 1927. In 1899, the Philadelphia Museum of Art's acquisition of one of Tanner's paintings marked the first time an African-American artist was represented in a major American Museum. References: Calo, Mary Ann. Critical Issues in American Art: A Book of Readings. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1998; Mathews, Marcia M. Henry Ossawa Tanner - American Artist. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994;
Estimate: 40000 - 70000
1191 George William Whitaker (American, 1841-1916), "River Landscape with Figures", oil on canvas, signed lower right, 25" x 30". Framed.
Estimate: 2000 - 4000
1197 Albert Bierstadt (American, 1830-1902), "By the Seaside Before the Storm", oil on artist's board, signed lower right, 13-1/2" x 19". Framed. Provenance: Private collection, Houston, Texas.
Estimate: 7000 - 10000
1199 Attributed to Andrew W. Melrose (Scottish/New Jersey, 1836-1901), "Lone Fisherman, Early Morning on the River", oil on canvas, monogrammed lower right, 30" x 50". Framed. Provenance: Personal collection of Daniel Tenenbaum, San Francisco, California and Houston, Texas.
Estimate: 4000 - 7000
1202 Chauncey Foster Ryder (American, 1868-1949), "Summer Landscape", oil on canvas, signed lower right, 12" x 16". Framed.
Estimate: 2000 - 4000
1203 Chauncey Foster Ryder (American, 1868-1949), "Autumnal Landscape", oil on canvas, signed lower right, 12" x 16". Framed.
Estimate: 2000 - 4000
1205 Charles Bridgeman Vickery (American/Illinois, 1913-1998), "Waves", oil on board, signed lower right, 9" x 12". Framed.
Estimate: 800 - 1200