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Auction Description for Swann: AMERICAN ART * CONTEMPORARY ART
Auction Description:
AMERICAN ART * CONTEMPORARY ART
Viewing Notes:
Exhibition & Sale Schedule: Sale 2281 - American Art * Contemporary Art - begins at 10:30am in New York on Thurs, June 14. All material in Sale 2281 on display at our premises in New York City, 104 East 25th Street, as follows - Sat, June 9: 10am to 4pm - Mon, June 11: 10am to 6pm - Tues, June 12: 10am to 6pm - Wed, June 13: 10am to 6pm - No exhibition on day of sale.

AMERICAN ART * CONTEMPORARY ART

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

431 lots with images

June 14, 2012

Live Auction

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

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JOHN GEORGE BROWN Young Girl.

Lot 1: JOHN GEORGE BROWN Young Girl.

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Description: JOHN GEORGE BROWN Young Girl. Watercolor and pencil on cream wove paper. 235x18 mm; 9x7 1/4 inches. Initialed in pencil, lower left recto.

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JOHN GEORGE BROWN Young Boy.

Lot 2: JOHN GEORGE BROWN Young Boy.

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Description: JOHN GEORGE BROWN Young Boy. Watercolor and pencil on cream wove paper. 235x18 mm; 9x7 1/4 inches. Initialed in pencil, lower right recto.

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GEORGE CALEB BINGHAM Two Seated Figures.

Lot 3: GEORGE CALEB BINGHAM Two Seated Figures.

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Description: GEORGE CALEB BINGHAM Two Seated Figures. Pencil on cream wove paper, 1845. 190x155 mm; 7 1/2x6 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower left recto. Partial figure study in pencil, verso.

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LEON GASPARD Study of Soldiers.

Lot 4: LEON GASPARD Study of Soldiers.

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Description: LEON GASPARD Study of Soldiers. Watercolor and pencil on cream laid paper with autographed letter, 1917.175x115 mm; 7x4 1/2 inches. Signed and dated "Provincetown 1917" in pencil, lower right recto.

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EDWIN WILLARD DEMING River Scene with Native Americans and Canoes.

Lot 5: EDWIN WILLARD DEMING River Scene with Native Americans and Canoes.

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Description: EDWIN WILLARD DEMING River Scene with Native Americans and Canoes. Watercolor on illustration board. 135x190 mm; 5 3/8x7 1/2 inches. Signed and monogramed in pencil, lower left recto.

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ARTHUR B. DAVIES Standing Woman in a Flowing White Robe.

Lot 6: ARTHUR B. DAVIES Standing Woman in a Flowing White Robe.

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Description: ARTHUR B. DAVIES Standing Woman in a Flowing White Robe. Pastel on black wove paper mounted on board. 330x220 mm; 13x8 1/2 inches. Signed in pencil, verso.

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GERALD L. BROCKHURST Ballerina.

Lot 7: GERALD L. BROCKHURST Ballerina.

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Description: GERALD L. BROCKHURST Ballerina. Pen and black ink and wash on cream wove paper. 477x368 mm; 18 3/8x14 1/2 inches. Signed in ink, lower right recto.

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GUY PENE DU BOIS Two pencil drawings.

Lot 8: GUY PENE DU BOIS Two pencil drawings.

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Description: GUY PENE DU BOIS Two pencil drawings. The End of the Trail. 330x215 mm; 13x8 1/2 inches. Signed in pencil, lower right recto, and titled in pencil, upper left recto * The Garden. 260x205 mm; 10 1/4x8 inches. Signed, dated and titled in pencil, lower margin recto.

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GUY CARLTON WIGGINS Trinity Church, New York.

Lot 9: GUY CARLTON WIGGINS Trinity Church, New York.

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Description: GUY CARLTON WIGGINS Trinity Church, New York. Watercolor and pen and brown ink on cream wove paper. 210x155 mm; 8 1/4x6 inches. Signed in brown ink, lower left recto. Counter signed and titled in brown ink, verso.

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JOSEPH PENNELL Brooklyn Bridge.

Lot 10: JOSEPH PENNELL Brooklyn Bridge.

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Description: JOSEPH PENNELL Brooklyn Bridge. Watercolor on wove paper, circa 1900. 280x380 mm; 11x15 inches.

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JOSEPH PENNELL Lower Manhattan from Brooklyn.

Lot 11: JOSEPH PENNELL Lower Manhattan from Brooklyn.

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Description: JOSEPH PENNELL Lower Manhattan from Brooklyn. Watercolor on cream wove paper, circa 1900. 240x170mm; 9 1/2x6 3/4 inches. Signed in pencil, lower right recto.

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OSCAR BLUEMNER Group of 7 drawings.

Lot 12: OSCAR BLUEMNER Group of 7 drawings.

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Description: OSCAR BLUEMNER Group of 7 drawings. Jersey City, 1916 * Washington St., 1902 * Canal, 1909 * Riverbank, 1921 * Englewood, 1905 * Spayten, 1902 * Hastings, 1905. Each initialed, titled and dated in pencil or ink, most with extensive color notes in pencil or ink. Various sizes and conditions.

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OSCAR BLUEMNER Group of 7 drawings.

Lot 13: OSCAR BLUEMNER Group of 7 drawings.

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Description: OSCAR BLUEMNER Group of 7 drawings. City Landscape, 1915 * Laconia, NH,1928 * Palisades, 1909 * Saybrooking, 1919 * Little Ferry, 1905 * Canal, 1909 * Fairview, 1907. Each initialed, titled and dated in pencil or ink, most with extensive color notes in pencil or ink. Various sizes and conditions.

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OSCAR BLUEMNER Group of 10 drawings.

Lot 14: OSCAR BLUEMNER Group of 10 drawings.

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Description: OSCAR BLUEMNER Group of 10 drawings. Old Mill, 1911 * Newark, 1919 * Copper Mill, 1919 * Boston, 1922 * Bellevilla, 1917 * St. Marys, 1895 * Statan Island, 1895 Stanhope, 1915 Landscape. Each initialed, titled and dated in pencil or ink, most with extensive color notes in pencil or ink. Various sizes and conditions.

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GEORGE OVERBURY

Lot 16: GEORGE OVERBURY "POP" HART Open Air circus.

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Description: GEORGE OVERBURY "POP" HART Open Air circus. Color pastels and pen and black ink on grayish tan laid paper, 1928. 475x610 mm; 18 1/2x24 inches. Signed, titled and dated in ink, lower left recto.

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GEORGE OVERBURY

Lot 17: GEORGE OVERBURY "POP" HART Santa Maria de los Servitas (Orizaba), Veracruz, México.

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Description: GEORGE OVERBURY "POP" HART Santa Maria de los Servitas (Orizaba), Veracruz, México. Watercolor on light tan wove paper. 540x475 mm; 21 1/4x18 3/4 inches. Signed and titled in pencil, lower recto.

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GEORGE OVERBURY

Lot 18: GEORGE OVERBURY "POP" HART Washerwomen on the Roseau River, Dominica.

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Description: GEORGE OVERBURY "POP" HART Washerwomen on the Roseau River, Dominica. Watercolor over pencil on cream wove paper mounted on card stock, 1918. 360x576 mm; 14 1/8x22 3/4 inches. Signed, titled and dated in ink, lower left recto.

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BLANCHE LAZZELL My Studio Garden.

Lot 19: BLANCHE LAZZELL My Studio Garden.

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Description: BLANCHE LAZZELL My Studio Garden. Color monotype, 1940. 350x312 mm; 13 3/4x12 1/4 inches. Signed, titled and dated in pencil, lower recto. A superb impression with fresh colors. Acquired directly from the artist, West Virginia, thence by descent to the current owner.

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BLANCHE LAZZELL Street Scene, Provincetown.

Lot 20: BLANCHE LAZZELL Street Scene, Provincetown.

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Description: BLANCHE LAZZELL Street Scene, Provincetown. Oil on canvas, 1915. 430x380 mm; 17x15 inches. Signed in pencil, lower right recto, and counter signed and inscribed "Painted at Provincetown Aug. 1915, Street Scene, Provincetown, Mass" in oil, verso. Acquired directly from the artist, West Virginia, thence by descent to the current owner.

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WILLIAM ZORACH Deer Isle.

Lot 21: WILLIAM ZORACH Deer Isle.

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Description: WILLIAM ZORACH Deer Isle. Watercolor and pencil on cream wove paper mounted on board. 315x405 mm; 12 1/2x16 inches. Signed in black ink, lower right recto. Zorach (1887-1966) worked as both a sculptor and watercolorist at the vanguard of American modernism, after studying in Paris in the early 1910s and his inclusion in the famous Armory Show of 1913. Zorach and his wife, fellow artist Marguerite Thompson, purchased a farm on Georgetown Island, Maine, and split their time between their farm and New York home.

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MARSDEN HARTLEY Maine Landscape.

Lot 22: MARSDEN HARTLEY Maine Landscape.

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Description: MARSDEN HARTLEY Maine Landscape. Lithograph crayon on cream wove paper, circa 1938. 320x395 mm; 12 1/2x15 1/2 inches. Initialed in pencil, lower left recto. Ex-collection Bertha Schaffer Gallery, New York, and Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, Inc., New York, with the labels on the frame back. Exhibited and published in Marsden Hartley (1877-1943) Paintings and Drawings, Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, Inc., New York, 1985, catalogue number 70 (as Forest Scene).

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JAN MATULKA View of a Hilltown with a Red Church.

Lot 23: JAN MATULKA View of a Hilltown with a Red Church.

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Description: JAN MATULKA View of a Hilltown with a Red Church. Watercolor over pencil on cream wove paper, circa 1920. 210x283 mm; 8 1/4x11 1/8 inches. Initialed in watercolor and signed in pencil, lower left recto.

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JAN MATULKA Industrial Scene.

Lot 24: JAN MATULKA Industrial Scene.

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Description: JAN MATULKA Industrial Scene. Watercolor on heavy cream wove paper, circa 1930. 290x420 mm; 11x16 1/2 inches. Signed in black ink, lower recto.

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JACK PERLMUTTER Fire Escape.

Lot 25: JACK PERLMUTTER Fire Escape.

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Description: JACK PERLMUTTER Fire Escape. Oil on canvas. 720x365 mm; 28 1/2x14 1/4 inches. Signed in oil, lower right recto.

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REGINALD MARSH Monseigneur New Theater, London.

Lot 26: REGINALD MARSH Monseigneur New Theater, London.

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Description: REGINALD MARSH Monseigneur New Theater, London. Watercolor on card stock, 1925. 205x280 mm; 8x11 inches. Signed and dated in black ink, lower left recto. With a letter of authentication from Professor Norman Sasowsky, dated March 25, 2012.

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REGINALD MARSH Woman Walking.

Lot 27: REGINALD MARSH Woman Walking.

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Description: REGINALD MARSH Woman Walking. Watercolor and pen and black ink on cream wove paper. 265x215 mm; 10 1/2x8 1/2 inches. Signed in black ink, lower left recto.

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JOHN SLOAN Two drawings.

Lot 29: JOHN SLOAN Two drawings.

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Description: JOHN SLOAN Two drawings. Nude Resting on a Bed, pencil on paper, 1931. 205x240 mm; 8x9 1/2 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right recto * Recling Nude, charcoal on wove paper, 1928. 225x305 mm; 9x12 inches. Signed, dated and inscribed "To Florence Davey" in pencil, lower margin recto. Both ex-collection Kraushaar Galleries, New York.

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ARSHILE GORKY Studies of Female Nudes.

Lot 30: ARSHILE GORKY Studies of Female Nudes.

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Description: ARSHILE GORKY Studies of Female Nudes. Pencil on cream wove paper, circa 1930. 300x455 mm; 12x18 inches. Ex-collection Hans Burkhardt; gift from Burkhardt to the current owner.

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GASTON LACHAISE Nude with Shawl.

Lot 31: GASTON LACHAISE Nude with Shawl.

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Description: GASTON LACHAISE Nude with Shawl. Pencil on cream laid Japan paper. 240x175 mm; 9 1/2x7 inches. Signed in pencil, lower right recto.

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CHARLES DEMUTH Two male figure drawings.

Lot 32: CHARLES DEMUTH Two male figure drawings.

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Description: CHARLES DEMUTH Two male figure drawings. Both pencil on cream wove paper. Both 210x162 mm; 8 1/4x6 1/2 inches. Ex-collection Salander O'Reilly, New York, with the label.

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ISAMU NOGUCHI Seated Nude.

Lot 33: ISAMU NOGUCHI Seated Nude.

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Description: ISAMU NOGUCHI Seated Nude. Pencil on wove paper, 1930. 425x270 mm; 16 3/4x10 1/2 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right recto.

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ISAMU NOGUCHI Seated Child.

Lot 34: ISAMU NOGUCHI Seated Child.

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Description: ISAMU NOGUCHI Seated Child. Pencil on tan wove paper, 1930. 480x490 mm; 19x19 1/4 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, upper left recto. Ex-collection Edward M. M. Warburg, Wilton, Connecticut. Warburg was a founding father of the American Ballet, precursor of the New York City Ballet, as well as a founder of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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CARL SPRINCHORN Coney Island Bather.

Lot 35: CARL SPRINCHORN Coney Island Bather.

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Description: CARL SPRINCHORN Coney Island Bather. Color pastels on paper. 660x480 mm; 26x19 inches. Signed in pastel, lower right recto.

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CARL SPRINCHORN The Red Sweater.

Lot 36: CARL SPRINCHORN The Red Sweater.

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Description: CARL SPRINCHORN The Red Sweater. Watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper. 450x230 mm; 17 1/2x9 inches. Initialed "C.Sp." in pencil, lower right recto.

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JOSEPH SOLMAN Seated Man.

Lot 37: JOSEPH SOLMAN Seated Man.

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Description: JOSEPH SOLMAN Seated Man. Gouache and pencil on newspaper. 345x240 mm; 13 1/2x9 1/4 inches. Initialed in pencil, lower right recto.

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MILTON AVERY Seated Man.

Lot 38: MILTON AVERY Seated Man.

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Description: MILTON AVERY Seated Man. Gouache on black wove paper. 455x303 mm; 18x12 inches. Signed in pencil, lower right recto. Ex-collection the artist's estate, New York; acquired by the current owner at Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, March 10, 1966, auction 2415, page 24.

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MILTON AVERY Sun Worshiper.

Lot 39: MILTON AVERY Sun Worshiper.

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Description: MILTON AVERY Sun Worshiper. Gouache on black wove paper, circa 1932. 459x305 mm; 18x12 inches. Signed in gouache, lower right recto. Ex-collection Harbor Gallery, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, with the original bill of sale to the current owners, March 13, 1983. With a letter of authentication from Sally Avery, the Estate of Milton Avery, New York, May 27, 1981.

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MILTON AVERY March Avery in Beret.

Lot 40: MILTON AVERY March Avery in Beret.

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Description: MILTON AVERY March Avery in Beret. Black crayon and pencil on cream wove paper, 1951. 280x215 mm; 11x8 1/2 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower left recto, and inscribed "Compliments of Joel Rabinowitz" in black crayon, left margin. A study for Head of March, lithograph, 1951 (Lunn 33).

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LOUIS LOZOWICK The Capitol, Washington DC.

Lot 41: LOUIS LOZOWICK The Capitol, Washington DC.

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Description: LOUIS LOZOWICK The Capitol, Washington DC. Black ink with white gouache heightening on paper. 150 1/4x230 mm; 6x9 inches. Initialed lower left recto.

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GERTRUDE NASON East End, Boston.

Lot 42: GERTRUDE NASON East End, Boston.

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Description: GERTRUDE NASON East End, Boston. Crayon and pastel over pencil on paper. 390x280 mm; 15 1/4x11 inches. Signed in pencil, lower right recto. Ex-collection the Boston Art Club. A study for the same-titled oil, private collection, New York painted circa 1930-35.

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HARRY DIX Two paintings on paper.

Lot 43: HARRY DIX Two paintings on paper.

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Description: HARRY DIX Two paintings on paper. Village Corner, acrylic on wove paper mounted on board. 385x510 mm; 15x20 inches. Signed in brown, lower left recto * Children, acrylic on heavy cream wove paper. 365x580 mm; 14 1/2x23 inches. Signed in felt-tip pen and ink, lower right recto.

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ANDREW R. BUTLER Farm Landscape.

Lot 44: ANDREW R. BUTLER Farm Landscape.

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Description: ANDREW R. BUTLER Farm Landscape. Oil on canvas, 1930s. 520x770 mm; 20x30 inches. From the estate of the artist.

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ANDREW R. BUTLER Farm Landscape with a Country Road.

Lot 45: ANDREW R. BUTLER Farm Landscape with a Country Road.

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Description: ANDREW R. BUTLER Farm Landscape with a Country Road. Oil on canvas, 1936. 610x920 mm; 24x36 inhces. Signed and dated in oil, lower left recto. From the estate of the artist.

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ANTHONY THIEME Harbor Scene with Wharf.

Lot 46: ANTHONY THIEME Harbor Scene with Wharf.

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Description: ANTHONY THIEME Harbor Scene with Wharf. Watercolor on wover paper. 540x380 mm; 21x15 inches. Signed in ink, lower right recto.

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VACLAV VYTLACIL Fishermen.

Lot 47: VACLAV VYTLACIL Fishermen.

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Description: VACLAV VYTLACIL Fishermen. Watercolor, gouache and pencil on heavy cream wove paper, 1924. 355x490 mm; 14x19 1/4 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right recto.

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SIMKA SIMKHOVITCH Window Still Life with Guitar.

Lot 48: SIMKA SIMKHOVITCH Window Still Life with Guitar.

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Description: SIMKA SIMKHOVITCH Window Still Life with Guitar. Oil on canvas, 1926. 670x480 mm; 26 1/219 inches. Signed and dated in oil, lower right recto.

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HENRY VARNUM POOR Still Life with Grapes and Harvest Basket.

Lot 49: HENRY VARNUM POOR Still Life with Grapes and Harvest Basket.

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Description: HENRY VARNUM POOR Still Life with Grapes and Harvest Basket. Oil on board, circa 1935. 388x890 mm; 15 1/4x35 inches. Signed in oil, lower right recto.

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GUY WIGGINS Still Life with Daffodils.

Lot 50: GUY WIGGINS Still Life with Daffodils.

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Description: GUY WIGGINS Still Life with Daffodils. Oil on artist board. 390x300 mm; 15 3/8x11 3/4 inches. Signed in oil, lower right recto. Ex-collection Joan Whalen Fine Art, New York, with the label verso.

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FREDERICK CARL FRIESEKE Floral Still Life.

Lot 51: FREDERICK CARL FRIESEKE Floral Still Life.

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Description: FREDERICK CARL FRIESEKE Floral Still Life. Watercolor on paper. 440x360 mm; 17 1/4x14 inches. Signed in ink, lower right recto.

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EDWARD DUFNER Two landscape watercolors.

Lot 52: EDWARD DUFNER Two landscape watercolors.

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Description: EDWARD DUFNER Two landscape watercolors. Both watercolors on cream laid paper. 365x365 mm; 14x14 inches. Both signed in ink, lower recto.

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