100 Years of Collecting in America: The Story of Sotheby by Thomas Elliot Norton

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By Thomas Elliot Norton

The heritage of good artwork auctions in the US is an indelible checklist of public opinion within the realm of aesthetics and flavor. In each public sale, the murals that has the best allure instructions the top rate, and a studying of the roster of gadgets and artists most often chosen offers a transparent and interesting photo of the evolution of style and style in America.

The heritage of Sotheby Parke Bernet and its predecessor corporations in the United States supplies us a short synopsis ot the place we have been and the way we've got replaced and what kind of we loved ourselves within the approach. taking a look at the various illustrations of artworks offered over the process a century, we're mesmerized by means of the diversity of gadgets that experience undergone their public sale rooms.

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For "orientalist" paintings in France predated the American passion for such works by half a century. Delacroix (1798-1863) became one of the earliest and greatest masters of this he genre after filled native life a trip to Morocco in 1832, when seven notebooks with sketches of and scenery. Hispano-Moresque blue-and-gold lusterware pottery dish. Catalan, late sixteenth century. Diameter 15%". Private Many collection. pieces of this type were included in an auction of Hispano-Moresque pottery, the collection AmerThe dish when sold at of Sarah B.

Oil on 48". The Metropolitan York. Wolfe Fund, 1896. Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Collection. Lot 16, William Schaus collection tion, sale, American Art Associa- February 28. 1896. The purchase price was 825,200. Opposite below: Charles-Francois Daubigny. A wood Museum River Landscape with Storks. 1864. Oil on panel, 9Vi x 17 5/s". The Metropolitan of Art, New York. Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913. Lot 7, William Schaus auction, American Art Association, February 28, 1896. 200. One of the 1897 Jozef Israels.

1902, the fortunate buyer of The Trellis. The French firm Durand-Ruel was, in Gustave Courbet. The Trellis, c. 1862. Oil on The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio. Gift of Edward Drummond Libbey. As Jeime Femme Cueillant des canvas, 43'/i Fleurs, lot 50 x 5314". in the sale of the T J. Blakeslee Mendelssohn Hall under the management of the American Art Association on April 10—11, 1902. The selling price was collection, held at S550. 53 The 1903 With the help of the United States, Panama declares its independence from Colombia, a preliminary to the building of the Pan- ama of the collection of Barbizon paintings belonging to the pioneer Boston Warren got the year off to a good start on January 8, and two weeks later one of the most illustrious auctions ever held in New York took place sale collector Mrs.

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