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      • William Holbrook Beard O/C, The Rivals, Exhibited 1858
        Jan. 27, 2024

        William Holbrook Beard O/C, The Rivals, Exhibited 1858

        Est: $1,000 - $1,200

        William Holbrook Beard (New York/Ohio, 1824-1900) oil on canvas painting titled The Rivals depicting two figures meeting on a country road. A full-figured man at left gestures demandingly while in conversation with a slimmer man accompanied by dog at right. With an expansive landscape visible in the distance behind them. Signed "W.H. Beard," lower left. With Alexander Gallery, New York label affixed to back of stretcher. Housed in a period gilt wood frame. Canvas: 20" H x 15 3/4" W. 24 1/2" H x 20 1/2" W. Exhibited, National Academy of Design, New York, NY, 1858, no. 167. Biographical Note: William H. Beard was born in Painesville, Ohio, in 1824. He studied with his older brother as a portrait painter, but was always interested in subjects found in nature. He painted animals and landscapes before gaining a national reputation as a painter of satirical scenes of animals acting like humans. He began his career as a portrait painter in New York City, then joined Hudson River artists Albert Bierstadt, Sanford Gifford, and Worthington Whittredge for two years in Europe. When he returned to America in 1858 he opened a studio in Buffalo, New York, where he met his future wife, Caroline LeClaire, the daughter of prominent portrait and genre artist, Thomas LeClaire. In 1866, Beard traveled by stage coach through Kansas to Denver with the noted travel writer Bayard Taylor. Beard spent most of the last 40 years of his career working in his studio in the renowned The Studio Building in New York City. In 1897, a reporter with The New York Times interviewed Beard and listed the artists Beard knew who had studios there in the past and present: Albert Bierstadt, J.G. Brown, William Merritt Chase, Frederick Church, Lockwood de Forest, William De Haas, Sanford Gifford, Winslow Homer, Emanuel Leutze, William Page, T. B. Reid, James Suydam, Hendrik-Kirk Kruseman Van Elten, Horatio Walker, Worthington Whittredge, and Thomas W. Wood. Beard stated that he had been working in this studio for over 36 years, further saying that Whittredge was there before him and still had a studio there. Although William H. Beard was an excellent portrait and landscape painter, his major income derived from his paintings of allegorical and fantasy subjects, especially bears. As a member of the National Academy of Design, he exhibited those works there. (Adapted from askART)

        Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
      • William Holbrook Beard, New York, Kansas (1824-1900), Deer at a Stream, 1886, oil on canvas
        Oct. 21, 2023

        William Holbrook Beard, New York, Kansas (1824-1900), Deer at a Stream, 1886, oil on canvas

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        William Holbrook Beard New York, Kansas, (1824-1900) Deer at a Stream, 1886 oil on canvas signed and dated lower left, framed.

        Link Auction Galleries
      • (2) William Holbrook Beard (1824-1900)
        Sep. 24, 2023

        (2) William Holbrook Beard (1824-1900)

        Est: $20,000 - $30,000

        William Holbrook Beard (New York, Kansas, 1824 - 1900) Two exhibited oil on canvas paintings depicting two of the four seasons (Spring & Summer). Alexander Gallery label verso. Illustrated in the Alexander Gallery exhibition catalog (page 38). The "Winter" scene of the four seasons painted by Beard was sold at Sotheby's New York (5/23/07) for a price realized of $84,000 (see last image for reference). Housed in gilt/exhibition frames. Sight Sizes: 16 x 24 in. Overall Framed Sizes: 25 x 33 x 3 in. William Holbrook Beard was a 19th-century American painter, specialized in animals, landscapes, portraits. Pupil of his older brother, John Henry Beard. William Beard worked as an itinerant portrait painter before joining his brother in New York in 1845 then establishing his own studio in Buffalo, NY in 1850. He traveled in Europe from 1856-58 before settling in New York City in 1860. Beard gained enormous success during the 1860s, when narrative, mythological, and fairytale paintings became treasured escapes from the cruel realities of the Civil War.

        Helmuth Stone
      • Attributed to William Holbrook Beard Landscape with Deer, circa 1855-65
        May. 03, 2023

        Attributed to William Holbrook Beard Landscape with Deer, circa 1855-65

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Attributed to William Holbrook Beard Landscape with Deer, circa 1855-65 Oil on canvas 18 1/4 x 24 1/4 inches C 

        Doyle New York
      • William Beard (AMERICAN 1825–1900) 19th Century Landscape with deer. Oil on relined canvas -Titled: The Gunmakers Dream. Nov 1923 invoice William Ransom Fine Arts LA $2750, professionally cleaned Aug, 24, 2000.
        May. 02, 2023

        William Beard (AMERICAN 1825–1900) 19th Century Landscape with deer. Oil on relined canvas -Titled: The Gunmakers Dream. Nov 1923 invoice William Ransom Fine Arts LA $2750, professionally cleaned Aug, 24, 2000.

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        William Beard (AMERICAN 1825–1900) 19th Century Landscape with deer. Oil on relined canvas -Titled: The Gunmakers Dream. Nov 1923 invoice William Ransom Fine Arts LA $2750, professionally cleaned Aug, 24, 2000.

        Bill Hood & Sons Arts & Antiques Auctions
      • Antique American Landscape Oil Painting
        Mar. 23, 2023

        Antique American Landscape Oil Painting

        Est: $200 - $300

        Antique Late 19th Century American Landscape Oil Painting. Oil on canvas painting. Attributed to William Holbrook Beard. Signed in bottom left corner. Painting measures 16 inches x 23.5 inches. Measures 22 inches x 30 inches.

        Greenwich Auction
      • A 19TH CEN OIL ON CANVAS PAINTING BY WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD
        Feb. 19, 2023

        A 19TH CEN OIL ON CANVAS PAINTING BY WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        William Holbrook Beard (American, 1824 - 1900), oil on canvas allegorical painting "The four seasons: Summer." Housed in a giltwood frame Note: William Holbrook Beard was a 19th-century American painter, specialized in animals, landscapes, portraits. Pupil of his older brother, John Henry Beard. William Beard worked as an itinerant portrait painter before joining his brother in New York in 1845 then establishing his own studio in Buffalo, NY in 1850. He traveled in Europe from 1856-58 before settling in New York City in 1860. Beard gained enormous success during the 1860s, when narrative, mythological, and fairytale paintings became treasured escapes from the cruel realities of the Civil War.

        Helios Auctions
      • A 19TH CEN OIL ON CANVAS PAINTING BY WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD
        Feb. 19, 2023

        A 19TH CEN OIL ON CANVAS PAINTING BY WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        William Holbrook Beard (American, 1824 - 1900), oil on canvas allegorical painting "The four seasons: Spring." Housed in a giltwood frame Note: William Holbrook Beard was a 19th-century American painter, specialized in animals, landscapes, portraits. Pupil of his older brother, John Henry Beard. William Beard worked as an itinerant portrait painter before joining his brother in New York in 1845 then establishing his own studio in Buffalo, NY in 1850. He traveled in Europe from 1856-58 before settling in New York City in 1860. Beard gained enormous success during the 1860s, when narrative, mythological, and fairytale paintings became treasured escapes from the cruel realities of the Civil War.

        Helios Auctions
      • WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD (1824-1900) Bears Picnic oil on canvas 16 3/8 x 25 3
        Jan. 19, 2023

        WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD (1824-1900) Bears Picnic oil on canvas 16 3/8 x 25 3

        Est: $20,000 - $30,000

        WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD (1824-1900) Bears Picnic oil on canvas 16 3/8 x 25 3/8 in. (41.6 x 64.3 cm.)

        Christie's
      • William Holbrook Beard (American, 1825–1900) The Guardians of the Flag
        Dec. 04, 2022

        William Holbrook Beard (American, 1825–1900) The Guardians of the Flag

        Est: $50,000 - $80,000

        William Holbrook Beard (American, 1825–1900) The Guardians of the Flag Inscribed '1812/1861' bottom left, oil on canvas 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6cm) Executed in 1864. Housed in its original period giltwood frame. Provenance Menconi + Schoelkopf, New York, New York. Acquired directly from the above. Private Collection, Connecticut. Exhibited Artist Fund Society, New York, New York, 1864, no. 116. "Great North Western Fair," Chicago, Illinois, May 30-June 25, 1865, no. 104. Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Buffalo, New York, 1866, no. 80. Art Association, Utica, New York, 1868, no. 64. Literature "The City and Vicinity," in Buffalo Courier, October 15, 1864, p. 3 (illustrated). "Music and Art," in Buffalo Music Express and Illustrated Buffalo Express, November 18, 1864, p. 3 (illustrated). Catalogue of Paintings, Statuary Etc. in the Art Department of the Great North-Western Fair Held in Chicago, Ill., June, 1865 for the Benefit of the U.S. Sanitary Commission and Soldiers' Home, Great North-Western Fair, Chicago, 1865, n.p. Buffalo Morning Express, February 8, 1866. "Art Gallery: The Annual Exhibition of Paintings by the Utica Art Association..." in Utica Daily Observer, January 1868. Alexander Gallery and William H. Gerdts, William Holbrook Beard: Animals in Fantasy, an exhibition catalogue, Alexander Gallery, New York, 1981, p.17 (commented, not illustrated). Note William Holbrook Beard’s most celebrated works feature animals—frequently monkeys and bears, but also a roster of avian protagonists—engaged in human-like activities, or as ciphers for contemporary social and political happenings. Beard’s careful understanding of anatomy and sensitivity to the nature of his creatures distinguish his paintings, which were often sharply satirical or allegorical, as in The Guardians of the Flag. Here, a convocation of eagles perches atop a rocky outcropping. One of them, wings outstretched, clenches in its beak an American flag, its stars and stripes unfurling in the wind. The balance of eagles, brown-bodied and alert, stand sentinel around the perimeter of the rock. Another, mid-flight, surveys the goings on below. The dates “1812” and “1861”—commemorating the onset of the War of 1812 and Civil War, respectively—are inscribed into a rock in the lower left foreground. Painted in 1864 while the Civil War raged, The Guardians of the Flag is a not-so-subtle commentary on the imperiled American Republic. A gray sky, cloud-filled and turbulent, alludes to the present conflict, while the date, 1812, offers a pointed reminder of the struggles of yesteryear. Just a few generations removed from the War of 1812—whose own Battle of Baltimore would inspire Francis Scott Key to compose the Star-Spangled Banner—the flag, and its stout defense, was a matter of national concern. Appropriately, Beard selected the bald eagle—national bird of the United States since 1782 and long a symbol of pride, strength and resolve—for his “guardians.” Protecting the flag and, thereby, preserving the Union, Beard’s platoon of eagles—thirteen in all—are rendered equal to the task. On the horizon, at some remove, Beard includes a glimmer of sunshine, and a glimmer of hope. Born in Painesville, Ohio in 1925, Beard traveled to Italy, Switzerland, and Germany in 1856, where he emerged as a leading figure of the Düsseldorf School. Upon his return, after settling briefly in Buffalo, he relocated to New York City, leasing space at the Tenth Street Studio Building. There, Beard would work—and find camaraderie—alongside fellow artists, Winslow Homer, William Merritt Chase, and Fredric Edwin Church. The Guardians of the Flag, Beard’s hymn to national unity, finds easy parallels in Church’s Civil War-era canvases, among them Twilight in the Wilderness (1860), Our Banner in the Sky (1861), and Our Flag (1864). The last of these, a dramatic vision of the American flag planted atop a craggy mountain peak, echoes Beard’s confidence in the triumph of the Union. The unlined canvas in very good, almost excellent original condition. With slight, flattened and stabilized, craquelure at upper left corner. Examination under UV light reveals scattered areas where the old greenish varnish shines through, thus indicating a selective cleaning. Pinpoint restoration visible in the sky in the upper left corner, at upper right on parts of the flag, as well as at bottom center (between the two eagles, on one of the eagle's tail, and on the other one's chest). See Specialist's pictures for more details. Frame: 28 x 24 1/2 x 3 in. To request additional information, please email Raphaël Chatroux at [email protected]

        Freeman's
      • William Holbrook Beard
        Sep. 17, 2022

        William Holbrook Beard

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        (American, 1824-1900) When Ignorance is Bliss--the Fox in the Chicken Yard, unsigned, titled in pencil upper left, oil on canvas, painted oval 18-3/4 x 13-1/4 in.; period carved gilt wood frame and period gilt wood spandrel, 29 x 26-1/4 in. Note: Exhibited: Exhibited at the Brooklyn Art Association, as "Foxes and Chickens," March, 1868. Provenance: Collection of Dr. Christine I. Oaklander

        Brunk Auctions
      • William Holbrook Beard, (American, 1824-1900), "'Drummer Boy's Parody", 1878, oil on wood panel, 8-1/4" x 10-1/4", framed 11-3/4" x..
        Aug. 27, 2022

        William Holbrook Beard, (American, 1824-1900), "'Drummer Boy's Parody", 1878, oil on wood panel, 8-1/4" x 10-1/4", framed 11-3/4" x..

        Est: $500 - $800

        William Holbrook Beard (American, 1824-1900) "'Drummer Boy's Parody", 1878 oil on wood panel signed and dated lower right, monogrammed and dated en verso. Framed. 8-1/4" x 10-1/4", framed 11-3/4" x 14" Provenance: Christie's, New York, March 2008; Brunk Auctions, Asheville, (North Carolina), November 11, 2017, lot 1258.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • William Holbrook Beard (American, 1824-1900)
        May. 31, 2022

        William Holbrook Beard (American, 1824-1900)

        Est: $3,000 - $4,000

        William Holbrook Beard (American, 1824-1900) "When Ignorance is Bliss," (Red Fox Spying Unsuspecting Chickens) oil on canvas, titled upper left, original stretcher. Replaced period frame, Ammi Ribar 2020; cleaned by Tom Yost Conservation. Exhibited at the Brooklyn Art Association under the title "Foxes and Chickens," March, 1868. Beard frequently used an oval format, he was nationally famous for his compositions anthropomorphizing animals, usually with humorous traits or situations. Bears and foxes were his two favorite animals to paint. Here the humorous, alert face of a fox peeps from the leafy forest growth, while the other fox spies on unaware feeding chickens. The use of burdock leaves and wild phlox with pink blossoms turns up in many of Beard's compositions. The burdock leaf is almost a personal symbol for the artist. Size: 18.75'' x 15.25'', 48 x 39 cm (stretcher); 29.25'' x 26.25'', 74 x 67 cm (frame). Provenance: Private collection; James Price/Delaware Antiques Show; Collection of Dr. Christine I. Oaklander.

        Material Culture
      • WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD (1823-1900) Indian Idyll oil on canvas 18 x 24 in. (
        May. 17, 2022

        WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD (1823-1900) Indian Idyll oil on canvas 18 x 24 in. (

        Est: $25,000 - $35,000

        WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD (1823-1900) Indian Idyll oil on canvas 18 x 24 in. (45.7 x 60.9 cm.)

        Christie's
      • WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD (AMERICAN, 1824-1900).
        Apr. 03, 2022

        WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD (AMERICAN, 1824-1900).

        Est: $6,000 - $9,000

        Oil on canvas. "Children Playing in a Forest". 1878. Signed and dated lower left. Bonhams lot sticker affixed verso. From a New Rochelle, NY collection.

        Clarke Auction Gallery
      • Antique Late 19th C American Landscape Painting Antique Late 19th Century American Landscape Oil Pa
        Oct. 09, 2021

        Antique Late 19th C American Landscape Painting Antique Late 19th Century American Landscape Oil Pa

        Est: $200 - $300

        Antique Late 19th C American Landscape Painting Antique Late 19th Century American Landscape Oil Painting. Oil on canvas painting. Attributed to William Holbrook Beard (American, 1825-1900). Signed in bottom left corner. Painting measures 16 inches x 23.5 inches. Measures 22 inches x 30 inches.

        Greenwich Auction
      • After William Holbrook Beard (American, 1824-1900), "March of Silenus"
        Jun. 06, 2021

        After William Holbrook Beard (American, 1824-1900), "March of Silenus"

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        After William Holbrook Beard (American, 1824-1900) "March of Silenus" oil on canvas larger variant after the ca. 1862 painting now conserved at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York. Unframed. 78-1/4" x 59-3/4"

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • William H. Beard oil
        Mar. 20, 2021

        William H. Beard oil

        Est: $600 - $900

        copy after William Holbrook Beard (American 1824-1900)- ''Domestic Squabble''- oil on canvas (relined), signed W. H. Beard by another hand, some scuffs and nicks to surface, framed. 24 x 30''

        Rachel Davis Fine Arts
      • William Holbrook Beard (American, 1825–1900), , Winterscape with Crows
        Dec. 08, 2020

        William Holbrook Beard (American, 1825–1900), , Winterscape with Crows

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        William Holbrook Beard (American, 1825–1900) Winterscape with Crows Signed W.H. Beard bottom left, oil on canvas 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6cm) provenance: Fountain Lake Farm National Historic Landmark, Wisconsin.

        Freeman's
      • William Holbrook Beard (American, 1824-1900) Monkeys with Gold Nugget
        Oct. 03, 2020

        William Holbrook Beard (American, 1824-1900) Monkeys with Gold Nugget

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        1890. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated 'W.H. Beard 1890 '(lower left).

        Cottone Auctions
      • Painting, William Holbrook Beard
        Aug. 09, 2020

        Painting, William Holbrook Beard

        Est: $20,000 - $30,000

        William Holbrook Beard (American, 1824-1900), "Anthropomorphized Monkeys on the Beach," 1889, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower left, canvas: 18"h x 32"w. Provenance: John Moran Auctioneers, Monrovia, CA (lot 175/October 21, 2014)

        Clars Auctions
      • Granville Perkins (American, 1830-1895) Painting
        May. 16, 2020

        Granville Perkins (American, 1830-1895) Painting

        Est: $700 - $1,000

        Oil on canvas. Signed 'Granville Perkins' (lower left). Harbor scene near the Battery, New York. Giltwood frame.

        Cottone Auctions
      • Attd: William Holbrook Beard, Hunting Scene
        Dec. 08, 2019

        Attd: William Holbrook Beard, Hunting Scene

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        Attd: Beard, William H. (1824 - 1900) Hunting Scene oil on canvas 19 1/2 x 15 3/8 inches 31 x 27 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches Private Collection, Pennsylvania

        Santa Fe Art Auction
      • WILLIAM H. BEARD, OIL ON BOARD OF DOGS AT PLAY
        Sep. 15, 2019

        WILLIAM H. BEARD, OIL ON BOARD OF DOGS AT PLAY

        Est: $200 - $300

        Overall- 27" x 56" Condition- damaged. This lot to benefit the collections of the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History. It was selected for deaccession because it falls outside the collecting scope of SCMNH. Prior to auction it was first offered to local museums all of whom declined acquisition.

        Robert Slawinski Auctioneers, Inc.
      • William Holbrook Beard, (American, 1824-1900), "'Drummer Boy' Parody", 1878, oil on wood panel, 8-1/4" x 10-1/4", framed 11-3/4" x 1.
        Aug. 24, 2019

        William Holbrook Beard, (American, 1824-1900), "'Drummer Boy' Parody", 1878, oil on wood panel, 8-1/4" x 10-1/4", framed 11-3/4" x 1.

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        William Holbrook Beard (American, 1824-1900) "'Drummer Boy' Parody", 1878 oil on wood panel signed and dated lower right, monogrammed and dated en verso. Framed. 8-1/4" x 10-1/4", framed 11-3/4" x 14" Provenance: Christie's, New York, March 2008; Brunk Auctions, Asheville, (North Carolina), November 11, 2017, lot 1258.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • William Holbrook Beard American Oil Art Painting
        May. 29, 2019

        William Holbrook Beard American Oil Art Painting

        Est: $100 - $1,000

        Attributed to William Holbrook Beard (1824 - 1900) American. Original oil on canvas painting. Features the work titled; "Boy Fishing". Artwork depicts a whimsical scene of a boy by the riverbank with a turtle nipping his toe, all while a girl watches and giggles. No apparent signature, label on verso attributes the work to Beard. Sight measures 16" x 20". Housed in frame measuring 20 1/2" x 24 1/2". Good overall condition with wear to frame. In house, Hill Auction Gallery continental USA domestic shipping $95 plus insurance. H.A.G., will refer local third party shippers for international buyers upon request.

        Hill Auction Gallery
      • William Holbrook Beard American, 1824-1900 The Owl's Reprimand
        Mar. 27, 2019

        William Holbrook Beard American, 1824-1900 The Owl's Reprimand

        Est: $10,000 - $15,000

        William Holbrook Beard American, 1824-1900 The Owl's Reprimand Signed W. H. Beard and dated 1859 (ll) Oil on canvas 15 x 21 inches Provenance: The Estate of Mrs. W. H. Beard Private collection, MD Born in Painesville, Ohio, to a family that already boasted another successful painter, James Henry Beard, William Holbrook Beard joined his brother depicting animals frequently in anthropomorphic poses ususually with satiric humor. In the present painting, amid a rich forest background, a young miscreant flanked by his concerned owl parents, appears to be approaching judgment by a senior owl to the right. After visiting Europe in the company of noted American artists Gifford, Whittriedge, and Bierstadt (1856-8), Beard established a studio in Buffalo in 1859. There, the Albright-Knox Gallery commissioned an important charcoal, Minerva Reflecting, in 1874 and still owns his March of Silenus. C Property of a Distinguished Maryland collector

        Doyle New York
      • William Holbrook Beard, Am. 1824-1900, "Squirrel and Mice, 1859", Oil on Canvas, 14" x 16" Actual, 21" x 23.75" Framed.
        Oct. 27, 2018

        William Holbrook Beard, Am. 1824-1900, "Squirrel and Mice, 1859", Oil on Canvas, 14" x 16" Actual, 21" x 23.75" Framed.

        Est: $12,000 - $18,000

        William Holbrook Beard Am. 1824-1900 "Squirrel and Mice, 1859" Oil on Canvas Signed and dated lower right "W.H. Beard, 1859". 14" x 16" Actual, 21" x 23.75" Framed.

        Barridoff Auctions
      • WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD (AMERICAN, 1824-1900) ON THE WATCH, 1870 CHARCOAL ON PAPE
        Jun. 08, 2018

        WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD (AMERICAN, 1824-1900) ON THE WATCH, 1870 CHARCOAL ON PAPE

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        William Holbrook Beard (American, 1824-1900) On the Watch, 1870 Charcoal on paper 45-1/4 x 34-3/4 inches (114.9 x 88.3 cm) (sight) Signed and dated lower left: WHBeard / 1870 PROVENANCE: Jeffrey Alan Gallery, New York; Acquired by the present owner from the above. HID04901242017

        Heritage Auctions
      • WILLIAM H. BEARD (AMERICAN, 1824-1900) RESTING AFTER THE PERFORMANCE Oil on panel: 8 x 10 1/2 in.
        Jun. 02, 2018

        WILLIAM H. BEARD (AMERICAN, 1824-1900) RESTING AFTER THE PERFORMANCE Oil on panel: 8 x 10 1/2 in.

        Est: $1,500 - $3,000

        WILLIAM H. BEARD (AMERICAN, 1824-1900) RESTING AFTER THE PERFORMANCE Oil on panel: 8 x 10 1/2 in. Framed; lower right signed and dated: W.H. Beard/1878; verso initialed and dated: WHB / 1878

        Potomack Company
      • WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD | Plundering the Watermelon Patch
        May. 23, 2018

        WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD | Plundering the Watermelon Patch

        Est: $40,000 - $60,000

        oil on canvas

        Sotheby's
      • WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD (AMERICAN, 1824-1900) ON THE WATCH, 1870 CHARCOAL ON PAPE
        Mar. 10, 2018

        WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD (AMERICAN, 1824-1900) ON THE WATCH, 1870 CHARCOAL ON PAPE

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        William Holbrook Beard (American, 1824-1900) On the Watch, 1870 Charcoal on paper 45-1/4 x 34-3/4 inches (114.9 x 88.3 cm) (sight) Signed and dated lower left: WHBeard / 1870 PROVENANCE: Jeffrey Alan Gallery, New York; Acquired by the present owner from the above. HID04901242017

        Heritage Auctions
      • William Holbrook Beard (1825-1900) American painter
        Jan. 23, 2018

        William Holbrook Beard (1825-1900) American painter

        Est: $25 - $35

        [ART] William Holbrook Beard (1825-1900) American painter. Beard was born in Painesville, Ohio. He studied abroad, is associated with the Düsseldorf school of painting, and in 1861 moved to New York City, where, in 1862, he became a member of the National Academy of Design. Beard was a prolific artist. His humorous treatment of bears, cats, dogs, horses and monkeys, generally with some human occupation and expression, usually satirical, gave him a great vogue at one time, and his pictures were largely reproduced. Clip Signature, about 3-3/4 x 3/4.

        East Coast Books
      • William Holbrook Beard Study of Trapped Owl
        Dec. 10, 2017

        William Holbrook Beard Study of Trapped Owl

        Est: $1,600 - $2,000

        1824-1900, NY, KS, OH. Animal, sporting scenes, portraits and landscapes, anthropomorphic, satiric genre scenes with animals engaged in human activity, bears often symbols for human beings. AskArt auction hi $296k in 2005. Live Auctioneer auction hi $35k in 2013.

        East Coast Fine Arts
      • WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD | The Phantom Crane
        Oct. 06, 2017

        WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD | The Phantom Crane

        Est: $20,000 - $30,000

        oil on canvas

        Sotheby's
      • WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD, 1824 - 1900 | Who's Afraid
        Aug. 17, 2017

        WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD, 1824 - 1900 | Who's Afraid

        Est: $10,000 - $15,000

        oil on canvas signed 'WH Beard' and dated '1884' (lower left)

        Sotheby's
      • WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD | Leaving the Inn
        Apr. 07, 2017

        WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD | Leaving the Inn

        Est: $7,000 - $10,000

        oil on canvas

        Sotheby's
      • William Holbrook Beard (1825-1900) American painter
        Feb. 08, 2017

        William Holbrook Beard (1825-1900) American painter

        Est: $25 - $35

        [ART] William Holbrook Beard (1825-1900) American painter. Beard was born in Painesville, Ohio. He studied abroad, is associated with the D?sseldorf school of painting, and in 1861 moved to New York City, where, in 1862, he became a member of the National Academy of Design. Beard was a prolific artist. His humorous treatment of bears, cats, dogs, horses and monkeys, generally with some human occupation and expression, usually satirical, gave him a great vogue at one time, and his pictures were largely reproduced.? Clip Signature, about 3-3/4 x 3/4".

        East Coast Books
      • WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD (1824-1900) Children Playing in a Forest signed and
        Nov. 22, 2016

        WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD (1824-1900) Children Playing in a Forest signed and

        Est: $15,000 - $25,000

        WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD (1824-1900) Children Playing in a Forest signed and dated ‘W.H Beard. / 1878.’ (lower left) oil on canvas 18 x 24in

        Bonhams
      • WH Beard Mother Duck and Ducklings Illustration
        Sep. 18, 2016

        WH Beard Mother Duck and Ducklings Illustration

        Est: $800 - $1,000

        Art,Painting,Oil on Canvas,WH Beard Mother Duck and Ducklings Illustration,Finely executed oil en grisaille depicting a mother duck and five ducklings near shoreline, looking at a small bird. The attribution to William Holbrook Beard is most likely to be accurate because the prior owner was a major collector of that artist. Lot includes a contemporary, fluted, coved, gilded frame.,12 1/2H_15W,18 3/8H_21 1/4 W

        East Coast Fine Arts
      • Attributed to William Holbrook Beard, painting
        Jul. 17, 2016

        Attributed to William Holbrook Beard, painting

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        Attributed to William Holbrook Beard (American, 1824-1900), Monkey Cooking, oil on panel, panel: 9"h x 10.75"w, overall (with frame): 14"h x 15.75"w

        Clars Auctions
      • William Holbrook Beard Study Of Trapped Owl
        Jun. 19, 2016

        William Holbrook Beard Study Of Trapped Owl

        Est: $1,600 - $2,000

        Art,Painting,Oil on Paperboard,William Holbrook Beard Study Of Trapped Owl,1824-1900, NY, KS, OH. Animal, sporting scenes, portraits and landscapes, anthropomorphic, satiric genre scenes with animals engaged in human activity, bears often symbols for human beings. ,8 1/2H_10 3/4W,14H_16 3/4W

        East Coast Fine Arts
      • William Holbrook Beard "The Bashful Bear" Study
        Jun. 19, 2016

        William Holbrook Beard "The Bashful Bear" Study

        Est: $1,200 - $1,500

        Art,Painting,Oil on Board,William Holbrook Beard "The Bashful Bear" Study,Has old Winsor & Newton Artist Supply label on reverse.1824-1900, NY, KS, OH. Animal, sporting scenes, portraits and landscapes, anthropomorphic, satiric genre scenes with animals engaged in human activity, bears often symbols for human beings. *W.H. Beard (1824-1900) Pair of Forest Scenes with Bear, 1879 oil on board*.,,10 1/2H_7 3/4W

        East Coast Fine Arts
      • WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD | Politics at the Market
        Jun. 09, 2016

        WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD | Politics at the Market

        Est: $8,000 - $12,000

        oil on canvas

        Sotheby's
      • WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD | Monk Pulling Donkey Laden with Baskets of Vegetables
        Jun. 09, 2016

        WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD | Monk Pulling Donkey Laden with Baskets of Vegetables

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        oil on canvas

        Sotheby's
      • After William Holbrook Beard Animal Painting
        May. 07, 2016

        After William Holbrook Beard Animal Painting

        Est: $600 - $900

        UNITED STATES, 19TH CENTURY A fabulous oil on canvas after William Holbrook Beard entitled Carving The Turkey. The painting depicts a family of animals formally dressed centered around a turkey.

        Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
      • WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD (American, 1824-1900)
        Mar. 13, 2016

        WILLIAM HOLBROOK BEARD (American, 1824-1900)

        Est: $6,000 - $8,000

        The Birdwatcher, 1863, oil on canvas, 16 x 13-1/4 in., signed and dated lower center Provenance: Childs Gallery, Boston; William Doyle Galleries, New York, Anonymous sale, 4/4/84, lot 47; purchased at the above by the current owner, Greenwich CT

        Butterscotch Auction Gallery LLC
      • William Holbrook Beard (1825-1900) American painter
        Dec. 04, 2015

        William Holbrook Beard (1825-1900) American painter

        Est: $25 - $35

        [ART] William Holbrook Beard (1825-1900) American painter. Beard was born in Painesville, Ohio. He studied abroad, is associated with the D?sseldorf school of painting, and in 1861 moved to New York City, where, in 1862, he became a member of the National Academy of Design. Beard was a prolific artist. His humorous treatment of bears, cats, dogs, horses and monkeys, generally with some human occupation and expression, usually satirical, gave him a great vogue at one time, and his pictures were largely reproduced. Clip Signature, about 3-3/4 x 3/4".

        East Coast Books
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