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Auction Description for Christie's: American and European Works on Paper From the Estate of E. Maurice Bloch, Part I

American and European Works on Paper From the Estate of E. Maurice Bloch, Part I

by Christie's


256 lots

June 19, 1990

20 Rockefeller Plaza

New York, NY, 10020 USA

Phone: (212) 636-2000

Fax: (212) 636-2399

Email: info@christies.com

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Lot 1: JOHN WESLEY JARVIS [1780-1840]

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Description: Jacob Housman brush and black ink and pencil on paper 5 x 4 in. [12.7 x 10.1 cm.] PROVENANCE : A. J. Boggs Marvin S. Sadik, Falmouth, Maine EXHIBITED San Marino, Faces and Figures in American Drawings, January-April, Painted circa 1809 The oil portrait of Jacob Housman, executed in 1809, is the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Housman was a New York merchant. Note: Christie's,warranty of authenticity near front of this catalogue does not apply to works executed before 1870. Accordingly, Christie's,and Seller assume no risk or responsibility for the authenticity of authorship of this lot.

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Lot 2: JULES EMILE SAINTIN [1829-1894]

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Description: Millard Fillmore, Washington Irving of New York and Colonel Fremont of New York: Three drawings the first, signed J. Emile Saintin, dated New York 1856, l.r. and inscribed Hon. E. Fillmore of New York, Vice President of the U.S./,l.r.; the second inscribed with title, u.r.; the third, signed J. Emile Saintin, dated New york 1856, l.r. and inscribed with title, u.r - all pencil heightened with white on gray paper, the first mounted on board the first, 5 3/4 x 4- in. [14.6 x 11.4 cm] the second, 3 5/8 x 2 3/4 in. [9.2 x 7 cm.] the third, 5 3/4 x 4- in. [14.6 x 11. 4 cm.] [all oval] - all in common frame PROVENANCE Argosy Gallery, New York EXHIBITED :San Marino, Faces and Figures in American Drawings, January-April, 1989, p. 70, no. 31, illus. Note: Christie's,warranty of authenticity near the front of this catalogue does not apply to works executed before 1870. Accordingly, Christie's,and Seller assume no risk or responsibility for the authenticity of authorship of this lot.

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Lot 3: DANIEL HUNTINGTON [1816-1906]

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Description: Charles Lanman [1819-1895] signed with initials DH del, l.r. - pencil on gray paper mounted on paper 7 x 5- in. [17.8 x 14 cm.] PROVENANCE Argosy Gallery, New York EXHIBITED : San Marino, Faces and Figures in American Drawings, January-April 1989, p. 44, no. 17, illus. executed circa 1840. Note: Christie's,warranty of authenticity near the front of this catalogue does not apply to works executed before 1870. Accordingly, Christie's,and Seller assume no risk responsibility for the authenticity of authorship of this lot.

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Lot 4: JOHN SINGLETON COPLEY [1737-1815]

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Description: Saul Reproved by Samuel black and white chalk on paper 13 x 14- in. [33 x 36.8 cm.] PROVENANCE : Lord Lyndhurst, London [Sale, Christie's,London, Feb. 26-27, 1864, no. 669] Dr. H. Albert Rosenthal, Philadelphia Leo Dennis, Los Angeles W. Thomas Menefee, Los Angeles EXHIBITED : San Marino, Faces and Figures in American Drawings, January-April, 1989, p. 16, no. 4, illus. LITERATURE : J.D. Prown, John Singleton Copley, II, pls. 116, 613 Figure studies and a drapery study are on the reverse. The subject is taken from Samuel I, chapter 15, verse 28. This work contains studies for a painting in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The painting, completed in 1798, was exhibited the same year at the Royal Academy, London, no. 235, and the British Institute, London, 1806, no. 63 Note: Christie's,warranty of authenticity near the front of this catalogue does not apply to works executed before. 1870. Accordingly, Christie's,and Seller assume no risk or responsibility for the authenticity of authorship of this lot.

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Lot 5: THOMAS SULLY [1783-1872]

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Description: Odysseus received by Calypso and Figure Studies: Two watercolors the first, signed with initials TS and inscribed from C. Bella on the reverse; the second, inscribed with artist's notes - the first, watercolor on paper; the second, pen and brown ink, gray wash and watercolor on paper - the second, framed the first, 3 7/8 x 5 in. [9.8 x 13.3 cm.] the second, 8 3/4 x 11- in. [22.2 x 29.2 cm] Two [2] PROVENANCE : Robert Sully, grandson of the first artist [Odysseus received by Calypso.] Sally Turner Gallery, Plainfield, New Jersey [Odysseus received by Calypso.] Aldis Brown [Figure Studies] EXHIBITED : San Marino, Faces and Figures in American Drawings, January-April, 1989, p. 80, no. 36, illus. A pencil and gray wash stretch of two skulls is on the reverse of Odysseus received by Calypso. There are additional figure studies on the reverse of Figure Studies. This work was executed circa 1837-1838. Note: Christie's,warranty of authenticity near the front of this catalogue does not apply to works executed before 1870. Accordingly, Christie's,and Seller assume no risk or responsibility for the authenticity of authorship of this lot.

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