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Auction Description for Copley: The Sporting Sale 2014 - Session II: Paintings and Bronzes
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*Auction Preview* Thursday, July 4th 5:30p-7:30P Friday, July 25th 8:30a-10:30a Saturday, July 26th 8:30a-10:30a
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The Sporting Sale 2014 - Session II: Paintings and Bronzes

(217 Lots)

by Copley Fine Art Auctions


217 lots with images

July 26, 2014

Live Auction

The Radisson, 180 Water St.

Plymouth, MA, 02360 USA

Phone: (617) 536-0030

Fax: (617) 266-4896

Email: aimee@copleyart.com

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Woodcock

Lot 373: Woodcock

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Description: Paff #292, edition of 150

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Herons in a Pine Tree

Lot 374: Herons in a Pine Tree

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Description: numbered "17" lower right Paff #129, edition of 50

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Egrets

Lot 375: Egrets

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Description: numbered "6/35" lower right Paff #44, edition of 35

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The High Carry

Lot 376: The High Carry

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Description: Paff #66, edition of 50

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The Retriever

Lot 377: The Retriever

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Description: numbered "34" lower right Paff #99, edition of 80

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Nascaupee Indian

Lot 378: Nascaupee Indian

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Description: Paff #210, edition of 150

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Lone Yellowlegs

Lot 379: Lone Yellowlegs

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Description: Paff #280, edition of 150

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Dusk

Lot 380: Dusk

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Description: numbered "43/50" lower right Paff #34, edition of 50

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Black Ducks

Lot 381: Black Ducks

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Description: edition of 9

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The Visitor

Lot 382: The Visitor

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Description: Paff #145, edition of 150

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Goose and Teal

Lot 383: Goose and Teal

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Description: Paff #125, edition of 150

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Salem Harbor

Lot 384: Salem Harbor

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Description: Paff #1, edition of 1500 According to author, John T. Ordeman, "This was made as the frontispiece for the second number of "The Art Student," a magazine published by students in The School of Drawing and Painting, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, of which Mr. Benson was one of the editors."

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Pair of Yellowlegs

Lot 385: Pair of Yellowlegs

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Description: numbered "4" lower right Paff #101, edition of 80

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Leaping Swordfish

Lot 386: Leaping Swordfish

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Description: William Goadby Lawrence was born in Rumson, New Jersey, in 1913. He attended the Art Students League in New York City and had his first show at the outfitters Abercrombie and Fitch. During World War II, he served as a Combat Artist and Chief Boatswain's Mate and experienced action in battles in North Africa and Japan. After the war, Lawrence continued his artistic pursuits. His illustrations appeared in various magazines, including "Field and Stream." On February 28, 1942, the cover of "The Post" featured a marlin painting by Lawrence. His work was also published in Van Campen Heilner's "Salt Water Fishing" and Bob Dunn and Peter Goadby's "Saltwater Game Fishing of the World." Lawrence's paintings have been exhibited in the Library of Congress, the Museum of Natural History, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Museum. Lawrence is widely recognized as one of the greatest fish painters of all time. According to the consignor, this painting was a part of the du Pont collection and was displayed at one of the family's Fishers Island homes.

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Metal Sailfish Sculpture

Lot 387: Metal Sailfish Sculpture

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Description: Michael Gilbert is a sculptor from Texas who works primarily in metal. He has created works for numerous organizations, such as NASA and Armand Bayou Nature Center.

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Birds of the Auk Family

Lot 388: Birds of the Auk Family

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Description: Louis Agassiz Fuertes was named after the famous Harvard professor Louis Agassiz by his father, himself a professor at Cornell. Though he studied architecture at Cornell, the words of his namesake prevailed, "Study nature, not books," and Fuertes went on to become one of the preeminent American bird artists of all time. The artist was noted for his early talent and eye for detail, joining the American Ornithologists' Union at the age of seventeen. Through this important group he met ornithologist Elliot Coues, who promoted his work and commissioned the artist to illustrate the 1903 edition of his book, "Key to North American Birds." Fuertes also met artist Abbott H. Thayer through the Ornithologists' Union, with whom he traveled and studied painting. In 1899, Fuertes went on the Harriman Expedition up the coast of Alaska with other eminent figures, including naturalist John Muir and photographer Edward S. Curtis. The artist traveled extensively in order to view and collect birds in their natural habitats, and reportedly "on one occasion (in the Southwest) had to be rescued from a steep cliff-face he had climbed down trying to recover a zone-tailed hawk." Along with Frank W. Benson, Fuertes provided illustrations for John C. Phillips' "A Natural History of the Ducks," published from 1922-1926. He also painted stunning bird portraits for Edward Howe Forbush's "Birds of Massachusetts and Other New England States," published between 1925-1929. The Wilson Ornithological Society of Ann Arbor, Michigan, awards an honor in his name each year. His works can be found in the Cornell University collection and Chicago's Field Museum among others, and he has two species of birds named after him, Icterus fuertesi and Hapalopsittaca fuertesi. The puffin is a member of the Auk family. During breeding season these birds display the kind of brightly-colored beak seen on the middle bird in this painting. They are known for their black and white coloring and their short wings, which allow the birds to be as agile underwater as they are in the air.

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Woodducks

Lot 389: Woodducks

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Description: LeBlanc was born in 1913 in Missouri. He studied at the Chouinard Art School in Los Angeles and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. After graduating, LeBlanc worked at Disney Studios and later held positions at other major studios, like Fox and MGM. After his retirement LeBlanc began designing duck stamp prints, and in 1973 he won the Federal Duck Stamp Competition.

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Pintails

Lot 390: Pintails

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Description: Pintails

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Winged Bullets Canvasbacks

Lot 391: Winged Bullets Canvasbacks

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Description: Abercrombie & Fitch Co. New York, NY label on back An avid sportsman and ardent contributor to conservation organizations, David Maass has been actively painting game birds for more than thirty years. In the past twenty years he has designed more than thirty conservation stamps and prints, a distinction few artists can claim. Over the last several years, Ducks Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation, and the Minnesota Wildlife Heritage Foundation have each named David Maass their Artist of the Year. Maass' original paintings and limited edition prints have been exhibited in galleries and shows throughout the country, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin, and the annual Minnesota Wildlife Heritage Foundation Show in Minneapolis. An original Canada goose painting by David Maass is also part of the permanent collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

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Flying Geese

Lot 392: Flying Geese

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Description: Leslie Kouba grew up with his two brothers on his family's farm in Hutchinson, Minnesota. He learned about nature from his father, who took him hunting, trapping, and fishing. Kouba is best known for his conservation stamps and for his two winning designs for the Federal Duck Stamp Competition.

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Mallards

Lot 393: Mallards

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Description: Roland Clark is known as a premier wildlife etcher and painter. He was born in New Rochelle, New York, and studied at the Art Students League in Manhattan. After living in the Tidewater region of Virginia for several years, where enjoyed hunting and other outdoor pursuits, Clark returned to New York City and devoted himself to painting and illustrating full-time. Beginning in 1937, the Derrydale Press reproduced two of Clark's watercolors of wildfowl every year in limited edition prints. In addition, he submitted illustrations to "Ducks Unlimited," a booklet that was published by the More Game Birds in America Foundation. In 1938 one of Clark's paintings of pintail ducks was chosen as the fifth Federal Duck Stamp design.

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Bluebills in the Ice

Lot 394: Bluebills in the Ice

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Description: Bluebills in the Ice

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Trio of Whistlers

Lot 395: Trio of Whistlers

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Description: Trio of Whistlers

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Quiet Morning

Lot 396: Quiet Morning

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Description: Quiet Morning

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Canvasbacks in Flight

Lot 397: Canvasbacks in Flight

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Description: Canvasbacks in Flight

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Redheads in Flight

Lot 398: Redheads in Flight

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Description: Frank Benson spent his boyhood hunting and fishing on the Essex County marshes near his Salem, Massachusetts, home. He was fascinated by ornithology and a great admirer of John James Audubon, often spending hours visiting the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard. When he entered the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Benson's goal was to be an ornithological illustrator. His first known oils are of a rail and a snipe. However, two years of study at the Academie Julian in Paris changed his mind. When Benson returned to Boston, he built his career on finely crafted portraits and stunning interiors of models lit by the glow of a fire or the shimmer of lamplight. Yet he never forgot his first love, the birds that filled the air and the waters of his New England home. His earliest known exhibited painting of wildfowl was "Swan Flight," a large canvas depicting the decorative effect of white swans sweeping across a wide expanse of pearl gray sky. By the time it was seen in the galleries of Boston's St. Botolph Club in 1894, it had already been bought by Dr. Arthur Cabot, a close friend and fellow hunter. Such early oils of wildfowl are rare. For the next two decades, Benson only exhibited four paintings of birds.(i) This is not surprising. During those years, as co-director of Boston's Museum School, Benson began creating his stunning wash drawings of wildfowl and started producing the many etchings and drypoints that won him great fame and earned him the title, "Dean of the American Sporting Print." In addition, his sunlit, Impressionist paintings of his daughters posed against the summer skies of his island home in Maine were in such demand that they sold as quickly as they were finished. By 1916, Benson's children, whom he called his "homegrown models" were growing up and leaving home. That fall, he accompanied Arthur Cabot to Cabot's private hunting club on the shores of Lake Erie. It was a trip that would deeply affect his painting for years to come and was, in all likelihood, the setting for "Redheads in Flight." It is probably not coincidental that Benson chose to commemorate his first trip to Long Point with this masterful painting of the birds that surrounded him there. The island in the background of this oil adds a striking note to the work. It is a compositional device that Benson employed in a number of his etchings set at Long Point such as "Over Sunk Marsh" and "Sunset at Long Point" as well as in at least one oil, "Long Point Sunset," 1923 and several watercolors.(ii) Formally called The Long Point Company, the club, a collection of buildings elevated about four feet above the water on pilings and connected by a network of boardwalks, was founded on a broad peninsula of land by a group of Canadian businessmen in l866. The express purpose of the club was to keep their favorite hunting ground from being depleted by almost year-round hunting. "The Point looks like a Florida mangrove Key," Benson wrote in his hunting diary. "Just a few trees that appear to be growing out of the lake." Eager to get in a bit of shooting his first day there, Benson recalled, "We set decoys hurriedly as it was late, and the ducks came often but not quite near enough. I shot down twenty one and retrieved fifteen. . . The prettiest afternoon's shooting I ever had."(iii) It is clear from Benson's diaries that his experiences at Long Point were some of his most treasured memories. In letters home and in interviews, Benson frequently mentioned the beauty of the land and the excellence of the shooting. For the sheer overwhelming numbers of the birds that he saw, it appears that nothing surpassed those hunting grounds. "I saw such a sight today as I never expect to see again," Benson wrote. "When we started out, ducks rose in thousands and thousands all over the marsh and the whole sky was covered. . . . Thousands of Redheads and Canvasbacks were coming in from the North in lines and V's high up against the sky all the morning . . . the noise was like thunder."(iv) It was undoubtedly a scene such as this that inspired "Redheads in Flight." The viewer feels that he is not so much observing the painting as he is in it. One can almost feel the rush of the ducks wings and hear their calls. Ornithologist Roger Tory Peterson praised Benson as a painter of bird "pictures," paintings that focused on the birds' world, while noting that Audubon, who killed his subjects and wired them into position, was more a painter of bird "portraits." Yet, like an ornithologist, Benson was careful to depict both male and female in various attitudes of flight. In "Redheads in Flight," the ducks are what command immediate attention, yet the work also focuses on composition, light, and design, elements that Benson felt were critical in any painting. As a contemporary writer wrote, "Frank W. Benson has added something imperishable--an artist's dream [that Audubon] knew not; a knowledge of bird flight which places him in a class by himself."(v) Decades of observing birds permitted Benson to portray them in flight or at rest not only accurately, but also with grace and fluidity. As Benson once told a writer, "I try to make them part of the landscape in which they occur, rather than to describe them as specimens. What I most enjoy about them is their wildness." Noting that birds rarely pose for a picture, he said, "My pictures of wild-fowl are entirely the result of things seen in nature and drawn from memory."(vi) "Redheads in Flight" clearly evoked for Benson the wonderful memories he had of his days at Long Point both shooting and painting. "Long Point was a wonderful place to me for I never had such a chance to see so many kinds of ducks so close at hand," Benson once wrote to a collector. "I passed one whole day watching every duck that came to my decoys to see how he used his legs when dropping, recovering, rising, et. cetera and, instead of making the best of the shooting, I had a very profitable day in another way."(vii) -------------------- We are grateful to Faith Andrews Bedford, author of the biography "Frank W. Benson: American Impressionist," "The Sporting Art of Frank Benson", and "Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson's North Haven" for this essay. Endnotes: i It is very likely that a few others were sold out of his studio for, as he wrote to a dealer who wanted such a work, "If I choose to be patient I can sell them all in Boston. If I make one with figure or birds, it is commonly sold as soon as it is framed, and often before." In closing he added, "if I were to create any larger demand, I simply couldn't fill it." Frank W. Benson to Robert Macbeth. 22 February 1926, Macbeth Gallery Papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Museum. ii At least seven prints have titles that locate their setting as Long Point. For a discussion of the oil painting "Long Point Sunset" and the related etching, see Faith Andrews Bedford's essay "Frank W. Benson's Paintings and Prints: Inspiration and Replication" in John Ordeman's book "Frank W. Benson's Etchings, Drypoints, Lithographs and Prints," Lydia Inglett Publishing, Hilton Head, S.C. 2012. iii Benson, Frank W. Benson. Hunting Diary, 8-9 October 1916. Frank W. Benson Papers, Peabody Essex Museum. As quoted in Faith Andrews Bedford's "The Sporting Art of Frank W. Benson," Boston, David R. Godine, 2000. iv Ibid., 25 October 1920. v Arthur Philpott, unidentified newspaper clipping, November l936, Artist's Scrapbook, Benson Papers, Peabody Essex Museum. As quoted in Faith Andrews Bedford's "The Sporting Art of Frank W. Benson," Boston, David R. Godine, 2000. vi Lumsden. E.S. "The Art of Etching," p. 328. J. D. Lippincott, Philadelphia. 1924. As quoted in Faith Andrews Bedford's "The Sporting Art of Frank W. Benson," Boston, David R. Godine, 2000. vii Frank W. Benson to Mr. Band, n.d. Benson Papers.

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Salmon Fishing

Lot 399: Salmon Fishing

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Description: In 1922, Frank W. Benson won the Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Logan Medal from the Art Institute of Chicago and had his first exhibit of watercolors in New York, Boston, and Chicago. At the time of painting "Salmon Fishing" in 1925, the artist was in the midst of exploring the qualities of the medium, with his quick strokes and fluid pigments. In this watercolor, which probably depicts New Brunswick or Quebec, Benson experiments with composition and texture, with the rising river banks contrasting with the fluid water as it sweeps across the foreground. In this classic salmon river scene, Benson shows the flow of the water as it bends around the corner of the river. He includes two canoes with two guides poling up the river, and shows man as a small part of nature through the diminutive stature of the figures in the water. The work recalls the 1930 oil painting "Twilight" which features a lone individual in the midst of a grand river landscape. "Salmon Fishing" is a quintessential Benson watercolor, capturing the grandeur of nature, the motion and power of the water, and the fundamentals of the salmon fishing experience.

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Fisherman

Lot 400: Fisherman

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Description: Sandham got his start as a photographer working with a firm in Montreal. His interests gradually expanded and in the 1880s he worked as an illustrator for "Century Magazine." While illustrating for the publication he exhibited at the Boston Art Club and the American Watercolor Society.

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Trout Fishing

Lot 401: Trout Fishing

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Description: Trout Fishing

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Down River

Lot 402: Down River

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Description: Down River

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Leaping Trout

Lot 403: Leaping Trout

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Description: Leaping Trout

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First Leap

Lot 404: First Leap

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Description: "First Leap" depicts the exhilarating first moments after hooking a wild Atlantic salmon. The anglers rod is bent as he attempts to keep the fish in the tail of the pool. The guide, though holding the net, possess no sense of urgency, indicating the fight is in its early stages. The salmon is a big one, leaping completely out of water downstream of the angler. Pleissner has expertly captured the essence and beauty of Atlantic salmon angling.

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Two Ruffed Grouse Hunting Illustrations

Lot 405: Two Ruffed Grouse Hunting Illustrations

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Description: Two Ruffed Grouse Hunting Illustrations Startled Hunter, c. 1950 signed "LD" lower right oil on board, 4 by 6 in. Taking Aim, c. 1950 signed "LD" lower left oil on board, 4 1/8 by 6 in.

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Two Pheasant Hunting Illustrations

Lot 406: Two Pheasant Hunting Illustrations

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Description: Two Pheasant Hunting Illustrations Pheasants Flushed, c. 1950 signed "LD" lower right oil on board, 4 1/2 by 6 in. Dogs On Point, c. 1950 signed "LD" lower left oil in board, 4 3/4 by 5 3/4 in.

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Two Fishing Illustrations

Lot 407: Two Fishing Illustrations

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Description: Two Fishing Illustrations Streamside Fishing, c. 1950 signed "LD" lower right watercolor and gouache, 4 by 6 in. Riverside Fishing, c. 1950 signed "LD" lower right watercolor, 4 by 6 in.

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Four Yachting Magazine Illustrations

Lot 408: Four Yachting Magazine Illustrations

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Description: Four Yachting Magazine Illustrations Trolling Speedboat, c. 1950 pen and ink, 1 3/4 by 6 3/4 in. Sailboats, c. 1950 pen and ink, 1 1/2 by 6 3/4 in. Towing Sailboats In, c. 1950 pen and ink, 1/2 by 6 3/4 in. Cabin Cruiser, c. 1950 pen and ink, 1/2 by 6 3/4 in.

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Four Shipboard Living Illustrations

Lot 409: Four Shipboard Living Illustrations

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Description: Four Shipboard Living Illustrations Winch Polishing, c. 1950 signed "LMD" lower right pen and ink, 4 by 5 1/4 in. Berth Sleeping, c. 1950 pen and ink, 4 by 5 1/4 in. Heeling Galley, c. 1950 pen and ink, 4 1/2 by 5 1/4 in. Below Deck Dining, c. 1950 signed "L.M. Darling" lower right pen and ink, 4 1/2 by 5 1/4 in.

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Four Yachting Magazine Illustrations

Lot 410: Four Yachting Magazine Illustrations

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Description: Four Yachting Magazine Illustrations Row Boat On Beach, c. 1947 signed "LMD" lower left pen and ink, 2 1/4 by 4 1/4 in. Row Boats At Dock, c. 1947 pen and ink, 2 3/4 by 4 1/4 in. Rowing To Mooring, c. 1947 pen and ink, 2 1/2 by 3 3/4 in. Painting Row Boat, c. 1947 pen and ink, 2 1/2 by 3 3/4 in.

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Dust Jacket Artwork

Lot 411: Dust Jacket Artwork

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Description: Dust Jacket Artwork Front Cover- Woman Waterside, c. 1950 oil on board, 8 3/8 by 6 5/8 in. Back Cover- Coastal Seascape, c. 1950 signed "LD" lower right oil on board, 8 3/8 by 6 1/2 in.

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Three Nautical Illustrations

Lot 412: Three Nautical Illustrations

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Description: Three Nautical Illustrations Sailboat "Brun Hilde," c. 1940 signed "Lois M. Darling" lower left pen and ink, 4 by 10 1/2 in. Auto Loaded With Boating Gear, c. 1940 pen and ink, 3 by 6 3/4 in. Commodore, c. 1940 signed "L. MacI." lower center pen and ink, 7 by 4 in.

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Lot 413: "_ yachtsman___on the beach"

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Description: Lois MacIntyre Darling and her husband Louis were both painters who also worked as book illustrators.

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Ruffed Grouse In Flight

Lot 414: Ruffed Grouse In Flight

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Description: Ruffed Grouse In Flight

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Turkeys in the Woods

Lot 415: Turkeys in the Woods

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Timberlake Turkeys

Lot 416: Timberlake Turkeys

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Description: Robert Abbett, born in Indiana in 1926, is best known for his depictions of sporting dogs, fly-fishing, and western life. He began his career as an advertising illustrator, attending night and weekend classes at both the Chicago Academy of Fine Art and the American Academy of Art where he found himself drawn to editorial and advertising art. In 1953 he moved from Chicago to Connecticut to be closer to the editorial markets. There he illustrated for "Argosy," "The Woman's Home Companion," "Sports Afield," "Reader's Digest," and "True" magazines. He also worked with several West Coast motion picture studios and drew covers for many of the leading paperback publishers. Robert Abbett was commissioned to paint his first animal portrait of "Luke" in 1970. It was with this painting that he transitioned from working as an illustrator to a full-time gallery artist. Abbett is recognized as a master in the field of sporting dog portraiture. His popularity and appeal have been attributed to allowing his subjects to remain individuals. In his dog images, for example, he incorporates a pose, or an expression, that makes the animal appear real and endearing. Abbett also spends significant time creating the "right" background for his images. By setting the perimeters of the story, the background supplies much of the narrative. Using his impressionistic style, Abbett often suggests time and space without giving all of the details. The intention is to draw viewers in and give them the opportunity to complete the picture with their own experiences.

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English Setter

Lot 417: English Setter

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Description: Edwin Megargee was born in Philadelphia in 1883. He studied at Georgetown University, the Drexel Art Institute in Philadelphia, and the Art Students League in New York and specialized in paintings of domestic animals and sporting subjects. Many of his sporting dog scenes appeared in "Field & Stream" and in his portfolio, "Gun Dogs at Work." He is best known as a leading portrayer of prize-winning gun dogs, including pointers, setters, retrievers, and spaniels. In 1953, Megargee illustrated Julie Campbell Tatham's "World Book of Dogs." In it, he is referred to as, "a licensed (and very active) judge of the American Kennel Club and Chairman of its Library Committee. As breeder, judge and owner of first-class sporting and bench show dogs, he brings to his paintings and illustrations a thorough knowledge of animal structure, color and authenticity of atmosphere."

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Three Quail

Lot 418: Three Quail

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Description: Three Quail

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Cock and Hen Pheasant

Lot 419: Cock and Hen Pheasant

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Description: The Sporting Gallery & Bookshop label on back Born in Wakefield, Massachusetts, Aiden Lassell Ripley was the son of a Boston Symphony Orchestra musician. From an early age he excelled at music, but he soon discovered a deeper interest in painting. By his mid-teens, Ripley was committed to a career in art, commuting into Boston to take classes. After returning from service in World War I, he attended the Boston Museum School where he studied with the country's top artists, including Philip Leslie Hale (1865-1934) and Frank W. Benson (1862-1951). Ripley was awarded a Paige Traveling Fellowship to study in Europe. While abroad, he painted watercolors "en plein air" in North Africa, France, and Holland. Upon his return in 1925, he was elected to the prestigious Guild of Boston Artists. His work focused on the New England countryside as well as depictions of city life and railroad commuting scenes. The Great Depression, however, limited the sales potential for these works. Following a successful one-man show of his sporting art in 1930, Ripley decided to change his tack and specialize in hunting, fishing, and outdoor scenes as subjects. Along with his contemporary, Ogden Pleissner (1905-1983), Ripley exemplified the life of a successful sporting artist. Collectors of Ripley's sporting art endorsed his numerous trips to the salmon rivers of New Brunswick and the quail plantations of Georgia, where the artist indulged his passion for hunting and fishing while recording material he would use in his art.

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Quail in Cornfield

Lot 420: Quail in Cornfield

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Description: M. Wayne Willis was born in Kansas in 1914 and attended the Kansas City Art Institute until World War II. After the war he studied for a time in Germany, then returned to Kansas where he split his time between Wichita and his ranch near Eureka. Willis was a well-known artist, hunter, and conservationist who spent almost sixty years carving and painting. He was heavily involved with Ducks Unlimited, and created a foundation in his name that provides scholarships to students studying wildlife management. Willis lived his life as an active sportsman, training dogs and spending as much time as possible in the outdoors. His paintings reflect his desire to put his hunting and training trips down on canvas. This work is from the collection of Bill Tarrant (1929-1998) who was the author of ten sporting dog books, and the Gun Dog editor at "Field & Stream" magazine from 1974-1998.

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Quail Flying Streamside

Lot 421: Quail Flying Streamside

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Description: Quail Flying Streamside

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Deer

Lot 422: Deer

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Description: Deer

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