Sara Boal Auction Price Results
Auction Date: May 14, 2020
Estimate: $400 - $600
Description: Sara Metzner Boal (American, 1896-1979). Still Life. Oil on canvas, ca. 1925. Signed S. Boal on lower right. A wonderful still life painting by American artist Sara Metzner Boal. (See more on her biography in the extended description below.) The composition features a wonderful ensemble of objects: peacock feathers, an elegant copper pitcher with a ribbed body, and a framed painting with two white seabirds flanking a blue and yellow pinwheel motif. All is delineated with a vibrant palette and a style consistent with early 20th century explorations of the tenets of Post-Impressionism and Expressionism in both pictorial and abstract compositions. A fragment of an exhibition entry label remains on the verso. Size: 17.2" W x 12.25" H (43.7 cm x 31.1 cm); (frame): 23.375" W x 18.375" H (59.4 cm x 46.7 cm)
Sara Metzner was a graduate of Wellesley College and did graduate work at Cornell and Columbia. According to her obituary published in the New York Times, "A worker in oils, she had exhibited at the Academic Artists of Springfield, Mass., the Springfield Museum of Art and the Schoneman Gallery of Art in New York. Other paintings were on display at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair in the Belgian Pavilion and at the National Academy of Design from 1969 to 1971. Mrs. Boal, who also taught classes in art, received numerous awards, including the Norbury Memorial, the Kramer Montgomery Medal of Honor and first prize in landscape from the Ahde Arzt Gallery." (New York Times, January 17, 1979)
Provenance: ex-private Moore collection, Denver, Colorado, USA, acquired prior to 1990
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Location: Louisville, CO, US
Auction House: Artemis Gallery
Lot 33: Sara Boal (American, West Virginia & New York, 1896 - 1979), "Still Life with Icon," oil on board
Auction Date: Oct 06, 2019
Estimate: $150 - $300
Description: Sara Boal (American, West Virginia & New York, 1896 - 1979), "Still Life with Icon," oil on board, signed and adted 1969 at lower right, beares artist's label on verso, measures 16 x 20 inches unframed, 19 x 23 inches framed in an older Newcomb Macklin style Arts & Crafts frame. CONDITION: Good, slightly out of square. Boal was a popular painter who began her long career in her native West Virginia before moving to Pelham, New York, where she worked for many decades. Never forgetting where she came from, she exhibited in her home state on a regular basis.
Location: Huntington, WV, US
Auction House: Huntington Museum of Art
Auction Date: Mar 04, 2017
Estimate: $200 - $300
Description: Sara Boal
Asian Still Life, c. 1940
oil on canvas
24" x 20"
Location: Indianapolis, IN, US
Auction House: Ripley Auctions
Auction Date: Jun 10, 2008
Estimate: $10 - $10,000
Description: SARA METZNER BOAL (AMERICAN, 1896-1979)
Oil on canvas. "Oriental Lilies." Signed lower left, Academic Artists Assoc., Springfield, Mass. label on verso. 26 x 10."
Location: Norwalk, CT, US
Auction House: Stamford Auction