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Bird painter, Painter, Naval painter, Landscape painter, Porträtmaler, Still life painter, Flower painter, b. 1819 - d. 1904

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        • Martin Johnson Heade 20.25 x 12.25 'Nasturtiums In a Vase' Oil Painting
          Jun. 08, 2024

          Martin Johnson Heade 20.25 x 12.25 'Nasturtiums In a Vase' Oil Painting

          Est: $80,000 - $100,000

          Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904) - American - Family-owned oil painting on canvas, 'Nasturtiums In a Vase', featured in the Martin Johnson Heade book, 'The Life and Work of Martin Johnson Heade : A Critical Analysis and Catalogue Raisonne' by Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. The painting is being offered by a Heade family member, the provenance is listed in the book, and ownership has remained in the family since the artist gifted the painting to his brother. The painting is unsigned and has been certified by Theodore Stebbins Jr and Christie's of New York. Included in the lot is a copy of the Heade book, a 1984 Christie's Auction Catalog listing the item with provenance, as well as a 2021 Condition Report by Chelsea Restoration, NYC, outlining minor cleaning/patch repair work done. 20.25 x 12.25 inch (23.75x 15.75 inch with frame). Overall very good condition for it's age, frame has some chipping

          Florida Art Auction
        • Martin Johnson Heade "Seascape, Sunset, 1861" Print
          May. 12, 2024

          Martin Johnson Heade "Seascape, Sunset, 1861" Print

          Est: $600 - $1,200

          Martin Johnson Heade (1819–1904) was an American painter known for his detailed and luminous landscapes, particularly his depictions of birds, flowers, and seascapes. Here are key points about Martin Johnson Heade:1. **Early Life**: Martin Johnson Heade was born on August 11, 1819, in Lumberville, Pennsylvania.2. **Artistic Training**: Heade received artistic training in Europe, particularly in Italy. He studied under the guidance of Italian painters and developed a keen interest in the works of the Old Masters.3. **Subject Matter**: Heade's work often focused on landscapes, especially scenes of marshes, salt marshes, and tropical environments. He became known for his meticulous and detailed renderings of birds and flowers within these landscapes.4. **Birds and Flowers Series**: One of Heade's most notable contributions is his series of paintings depicting hummingbirds and orchids. These works showcase his ability to capture the vivid colors and intricate details of both flora and fauna.5. **Luminism**: Heade is associated with the luminist movement in American art. Luminism emphasizes the effects of light in landscapes, creating a sense of tranquility and serenity in the paintings.6. **Tropical Paintings**: Heade traveled to South America and the Caribbean, where he created paintings inspired by the tropical landscapes and exotic flora and fauna. These works are marked by their vibrant colors and detailed observations.7. **Seascapes**: Heade also painted seascapes, often depicting the coastlines of New England. His seascapes convey a sense of calm and stillness, capturing the atmospheric effects of light on water.8. **Influence of Romanticism**: While influenced by the luminist movement, Heade's work also reflects elements of Romanticism. His paintings often convey a sense of the sublime, celebrating the beauty and power of nature.9. **Recognition and Exhibitions**: Heade's work gained recognition during his lifetime, and he exhibited in major art venues, including the National Academy of Design and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.10. **Later Years**: In his later years, Heade faced financial challenges, and he withdrew from the public eye. He continued to paint, but his work was not as widely exhibited.11. **Legacy**: Martin Johnson Heade's work fell into relative obscurity after his death, but in the mid-20th century, there was a renewed interest in his art. His contributions to American landscape painting, particularly his unique approach to depicting nature, are now recognized and celebrated.12. **Death**: Martin Johnson Heade passed away on September 4, 1904, in St. Augustine, Florida.Martin Johnson Heade's paintings, with their meticulous attention to detail and luminous quality, have secured his place as a significant figure in American art history. His ability to capture the beauty of nature and the interplay of light and color remains appreciated by art enthusiasts and scholars. Measures 40 x 23.25.

          Morgan Auctions
        • Martin Johnson Heade "Hummingbirds and Orchids" Print
          May. 12, 2024

          Martin Johnson Heade "Hummingbirds and Orchids" Print

          Est: $300 - $450

          Martin Johnson Heade (1819–1904) was an American painter known for his detailed and luminous landscapes, particularly his depictions of birds, flowers, and seascapes. Here are key points about Martin Johnson Heade:1. **Early Life**: Martin Johnson Heade was born on August 11, 1819, in Lumberville, Pennsylvania.2. **Artistic Training**: Heade received artistic training in Europe, particularly in Italy. He studied under the guidance of Italian painters and developed a keen interest in the works of the Old Masters.3. **Subject Matter**: Heade's work often focused on landscapes, especially scenes of marshes, salt marshes, and tropical environments. He became known for his meticulous and detailed renderings of birds and flowers within these landscapes.4. **Birds and Flowers Series**: One of Heade's most notable contributions is his series of paintings depicting hummingbirds and orchids. These works showcase his ability to capture the vivid colors and intricate details of both flora and fauna.5. **Luminism**: Heade is associated with the luminist movement in American art. Luminism emphasizes the effects of light in landscapes, creating a sense of tranquility and serenity in the paintings.6. **Tropical Paintings**: Heade traveled to South America and the Caribbean, where he created paintings inspired by the tropical landscapes and exotic flora and fauna. These works are marked by their vibrant colors and detailed observations.7. **Seascapes**: Heade also painted seascapes, often depicting the coastlines of New England. His seascapes convey a sense of calm and stillness, capturing the atmospheric effects of light on water.8. **Influence of Romanticism**: While influenced by the luminist movement, Heade's work also reflects elements of Romanticism. His paintings often convey a sense of the sublime, celebrating the beauty and power of nature.9. **Recognition and Exhibitions**: Heade's work gained recognition during his lifetime, and he exhibited in major art venues, including the National Academy of Design and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.10. **Later Years**: In his later years, Heade faced financial challenges, and he withdrew from the public eye. He continued to paint, but his work was not as widely exhibited.11. **Legacy**: Martin Johnson Heade's work fell into relative obscurity after his death, but in the mid-20th century, there was a renewed interest in his art. His contributions to American landscape painting, particularly his unique approach to depicting nature, are now recognized and celebrated.12. **Death**: Martin Johnson Heade passed away on September 4, 1904, in St. Augustine, Florida.Martin Johnson Heade's paintings, with their meticulous attention to detail and luminous quality, have secured his place as a significant figure in American art history. His ability to capture the beauty of nature and the interplay of light and color remains appreciated by art enthusiasts and scholars. Measures 22 x 14.

          Morgan Auctions
        • MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE - FLOWERS OF HOPE, LITHO
          Mar. 27, 2024

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE - FLOWERS OF HOPE, LITHO

          Est: $100 - $150

          Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819 - 1904) Flowers of Hope, Lithograph on board

          Litchfield Auctions
        • Martin Johnson Heade, Newburyport Meadows
          Feb. 18, 2024

          Martin Johnson Heade, Newburyport Meadows

          Est: $300 - $500

          Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819-1904), Newburyport Meadows, print on canvas, 16" x 38", framed 22" x 32". Provenance: Estate of Alexander Goykhman.

          Kaminski Auctions
        • Attri to Martin Johnson Heade, Flower study, 14x10
          Feb. 11, 2024

          Attri to Martin Johnson Heade, Flower study, 14x10

          Est: $1,000 - $2,000

          Attributed to Martin Johnson Heade (1819 - 1904) Oil on Canvas. Appears to be unsigned. Provenance: Private Florida collection. Sight Size: 11 x 8 in. Overall Framed Size: 16 x 13 in.

          Helmuth Stone
        • Martin Johnson Heade - Florida Marsh: Dawn
          Jan. 20, 2024

          Martin Johnson Heade - Florida Marsh: Dawn

          Est: $100,000 - $150,000

          The Hudson River School in Focus: Property from the Friedman Collection Martin Johnson Heade 1819 - 1904 Florida Marsh: Dawn signed MJ Heade (lower right) oil on canvas 8 ⅛ by 16 in. 20.6 by 40.6 cm. Executed circa 1880s.

          Sotheby's
        • Martin Johnson Heade - Northern Marsh: Sunset
          Jan. 20, 2024

          Martin Johnson Heade - Northern Marsh: Sunset

          Est: $100,000 - $150,000

          The Hudson River School in Focus: Property from the Friedman Collection Martin Johnson Heade 1819 - 1904 Northern Marsh: Sunset signed MJ. Heade (lower right) oil on canvas 8 by 16 in. 20.3 by 40.6 cm. Executed circa 1880s.

          Sotheby's
        • Still Life of Roses
          Jan. 19, 2024

          Still Life of Roses

          Est: $40,000 - $60,000

          Martin Johnson Heade 1819 - 1904 Still Life of Roses signed M J Heade (lower right) oil on canvas 15 ⅛ by 10 in. 38.1 by 25.4 cm. Executed circa 1878-83.

          Sotheby's
        • MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (1819-1904) - Red Rose and Bud in a Tumbler on a Shiny Table
          Jan. 18, 2024

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (1819-1904) - Red Rose and Bud in a Tumbler on a Shiny Table

          Est: $40,000 - $60,000

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (1819-1904) Red Rose and Bud in a Tumbler on a Shiny Table oil on board 11 ¾ x 8 in. (29.8 x 20.3 cm.)

          Christie's
        • MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (1819-1904) - Cattleya Orchid with Two Brazilian Hummingbirds
          Jan. 18, 2024

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (1819-1904) - Cattleya Orchid with Two Brazilian Hummingbirds

          Est: $1,200,000 - $1,800,000

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (1819-1904) Cattleya Orchid with Two Brazilian Hummingbirds oil on panel signed and dated 'M.J. Heade 1871' (lower right)

          Christie's
        • MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (AMERICAN, 1819 - 1904)
          Dec. 10, 2023

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (AMERICAN, 1819 - 1904)

          Est: $100,000 - $150,000

          "Quiet River at Dusk"; c. 1865 - 1870; Oil on Canvas; 15" x 25"; Unsigned; Framed; Note: "Kennedy Galleries, Inc - New York, NY" label on verso. Painting is catalogued in "The Life and Works of Martin Johnson Heade" by Theodore E. Stebbins, JR. on page 232, no. 104. Provenance: Vose Galleries, Boston, MA; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Cohn, Cambridge, MA; Hirschl & Adler, New York, NY; Jules Brassner, New York; Kennedy Galleries, Inc, New York, NY; Acquired from the above by the present owner.

          James Cox Gallery
        • MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (New York/California/Florida/Brazil, 1819-1904), "Scituate Beach, Moonlight", circa 1870-1875., Oil on artist board, 10" x 12". Framed 15.5" x 17.5".
          Nov. 15, 2023

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (New York/California/Florida/Brazil, 1819-1904), "Scituate Beach, Moonlight", circa 1870-1875., Oil on artist board, 10" x 12". Framed 15.5" x 17.5".

          Est: $100,000 - $150,000

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE New York/California/Florida/Brazil, 1819-1904 "Scituate Beach, Moonlight", circa 1870-1875. Signed lower right "M.J. Heade". Signed and titled in pencil verso "Scituate Beach, Moonlight M.J. Heade".

          Eldred's
        • ATTRIBUTED TO MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (NY/CA/FL/BRAZIL, 1819-1904)
          Nov. 12, 2023

          ATTRIBUTED TO MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (NY/CA/FL/BRAZIL, 1819-1904)

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          Tabletop Floral Still Life with Roses, oil on canvas, unsigned, with a fragment of a Heade auction listing pasted on the backing board. Housed in a magnificent matched corner ribbed cove water gilt frame, OS: 24" x 19 1/2", SS: 16" x 11 1/2". Relined, one flaked area.

          Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
        • Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904) Coastal Scene 15 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. (39.4 x 62.2 cm.) (Painted circa 1867.)
          Nov. 07, 2023

          Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904) Coastal Scene 15 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. (39.4 x 62.2 cm.) (Painted circa 1867.)

          Est: $150,000 - $250,000

          Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904) Coastal Scene signed 'MJ Heade' (lower right) oil on canvas 15 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. (39.4 x 62.2 cm.) Painted circa 1867.

          Bonhams
        • Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819-1904) Calm Summer Day, 1863
          Oct. 26, 2023

          Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819-1904) Calm Summer Day, 1863

          Est: $150,000 - $250,000

          Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819-1904) Calm Summer Day, 1863 oil on board signed MJ Heade and dated (lower left); inscribed On Long Island Sound/MJ Heade NY/Deceased (on the reverse) 7 3/8 x 14 3/8 inches. The Collection of Philip and Judith Sieg, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania This lot will be included in the forthcoming supplement to Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr.'s catalogue raisonné of the artist's work. This artwork retains its original frame. Provenance: Dr. William Voorhees Colfer (1908-1976), Norwalk, Connecticut (in whose family the painting is said to have descended) Estate of the above, until 1977 Davis & Long, New York (as Beach at Sunset) Acquired from the above by the present owners, 1977 Exhibited: University Park, Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania State University Museum of Art, Bellefonte Collects, August 13 - October 22, 1989, no. 13, p. 16, illus. (as Beach at Sunset) Lot note: Among prominent mid-nineteenth century American painters, Martin Johnson Heade was probably the most intimately attentive to nuances of climate and environmental biodiversity, whether in his images of eastern wetland marshes (which make up one-fifth of his output), still lifes of orchids, Brazilian hummingbirds in their natural habitats, or atmospheric marine and coastal views. Belonging to this last category, the present painting, signed and dated "1863," has newly come to light. The painting will be included in the next edition of Theodore Stebbins's catalogue raisonné of Heade's work. Stebbins believes the painting to be a finished work rather than an oil sketch. He states in a letter accompanying the painting: "In 1862 and until September 1863 when he left for Brazil, Heade was living in Boston doing numerous marine pictures along the New England coast including Newburyport, Massachusetts; Rye Beach, New Hampshire, and Penobscot Bay, Rhode Island." The painting is inscribed verso (not in the artist's hand), "On Long Island Sound," which Stebbins notes is "not an unreasonable guess because there are some related Long Island Sound views from 1875-76, but the location seems inaccurate." Heade's initial seascapes, influenced by those of his close associate Frederic E. Church, whose work he came to know while living in New York's Tenth Street Studio building from November 1858 through June 1860, often featured approaching thunderstorms, storm-tossed waves, sunsets, and darkening skies in open-ended panoramic compositions. He also began to create more quiescent, light-filled shoreline views, in the mode of the Luminist-Transcendentalist images of John Frederick Kensett, Francis Silva, and Sanford Gifford, but with a softer, more mystical light, sharing, as noted by Stebbins, with the work of the German romantic landscapist Caspar David Friedrich "a sense of loneliness and isolation." An example is Dawn, 1862 (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston). In 1863, a new clarity along with a calmer, more cheerful mood suggests that Heade became familiar at the time with the work of the Gloucester, Massachusetts, painter Fitz Henry Lane. An article in the Boston Evening Transcript on August 12, 1863, announcing Heade's imminent departure for Brazil, described him as "the artist so well known for his landscapes, with rich sunsets and sparkling stretches of ocean." Such a description fits this work of Luminist mist and stillness, in which the sunset light, gathered in the dense atmosphere along the horizon line, is reflected across a glassy sea. Sailboats still on the water suggest that nightfall is not imminent, conveying a sense of unhurried, suspended time on an early summer evening. In the foreground, rock ledges echo the shapes of the cumulus clouds, still infused with the sun's afterglow. Pointing upward and catching some of their light, the outcroppings at the shore evoke the solitude of works by Friedrich. In his letter, Stebbins comments: "This is a lovely little picture, with sophisticated use of related grays and gray greens in the water and sky. The haze on the horizon is effective, and the pink sky is typical of this period." Lisa N. Peters, PhD

          Hindman
        • attributed to Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904) American
          Sep. 27, 2023

          attributed to Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904) American

          Est: $500 - $1,500

          SEASCAPE, color pastel on paper, signed lower right, 7 ¼ x 15”, frame 17 ½ x 24 ½”.

          Clark's Fine Art & Auctioneers Inc.
        • MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE, AMERICAN 1819-1904, NEWBURYPORT MEADOWS AT SUNSET, 1904, Oil on canvas, 13 x 26 in. (33 x 66 cm.), Frame: 17 1/2 x 30 5/8 in. (44.5 x 77.8 cm.)
          Sep. 27, 2023

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE, AMERICAN 1819-1904, NEWBURYPORT MEADOWS AT SUNSET, 1904, Oil on canvas, 13 x 26 in. (33 x 66 cm.), Frame: 17 1/2 x 30 5/8 in. (44.5 x 77.8 cm.)

          Est: $200,000 - $300,000

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE AMERICAN, 1819-1904 NEWBURYPORT MEADOWS AT SUNSET, 1904 Oil on canvas Lower right signed and dated: M.J. Heade / 1904; verso label: No. 38045

          Potomack Company
        • MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE, AMERICAN 1819-1904, SUNSET ON THE MARSH - AUTUMNAL SUNSET, CIRCA 1880, Oil on canvas, 13 x 26 in. (33 x 66 cm.), Frame: 24 x 37 in. (61 x 94 cm.)
          Sep. 27, 2023

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE, AMERICAN 1819-1904, SUNSET ON THE MARSH - AUTUMNAL SUNSET, CIRCA 1880, Oil on canvas, 13 x 26 in. (33 x 66 cm.), Frame: 24 x 37 in. (61 x 94 cm.)

          Est: $300,000 - $500,000

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE AMERICAN, 1819-1904 SUNSET ON THE MARSH - AUTUMNAL SUNSET, CIRCA 1880 Oil on canvas Lower left signed: M.J. Heade; verso stamped on canvas: DOMINION GALLERY / ..... MONTREAL Catalogue note: This painting will be included in Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr.'s forthcoming revised catalogue raisonne of Heade's work. A letter from Dr. Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. accompanies the lot

          Potomack Company
        • MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE, STUDY OF AN ORCHID, POSTER
          Aug. 31, 2023

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE, STUDY OF AN ORCHID, POSTER

          Est: $55 - $75

          Artist: Martin Johnson Heade, American (1819 - 1904) Title: Study of an Orchid Medium: Poster Size: 29.75 x 35 in. (75.57 x 88.9 cm) Reference:

          RoGallery
        • ATTRIBUTED TO MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (NY/CA/FL/BRAZIL, 1819-1904)
          Jul. 08, 2023

          ATTRIBUTED TO MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (NY/CA/FL/BRAZIL, 1819-1904)

          Est: $20,000 - $30,000

          Ipswich Salt Marsh with Hay Straddles at Sunset, oil on panel, unsigned, housed in vintage watergilt split column and block frame, OS: 20 1/2" x 29 1/2", SS: 12 1/2" x 21 1/2", cleaned and revarnished.

          Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
        • Attributed Martin Heade 'Marshes of New Jersey' O/C
          Jun. 24, 2023

          Attributed Martin Heade 'Marshes of New Jersey' O/C

          Est: $10,000 - $30,000

          An attributed Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819-1904) oil on canvas landscape painting titled 'Marshes of New Jersey' depicting swamplands. Signed lower right. Provenance: from the collection of Louise Rivieccio, purchased from the Lincoln Gallery in Orange, NJ. Presented in wood frame. Sight: 15.5" x 19.75" Known for his seascapes and still lifes, Heade was renowned at the time for taking his style in a different, more romantically inclined direction than his peers.

          Atlanta Auction Gallery, ltd
        • Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904) Two Roses in a Metal Vase 18 x 10 1/8 in. (45.7 x 25.7 cm.) (Painted in 1885.)
          May. 25, 2023

          Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904) Two Roses in a Metal Vase 18 x 10 1/8 in. (45.7 x 25.7 cm.) (Painted in 1885.)

          Est: $30,000 - $50,000

          Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904) Two Roses in a Metal Vase signed and dated 'M J Heade 1885.' (lower right) oil on canvas 18 x 10 1/8 in. (45.7 x 25.7 cm.) Painted in 1885.

          Bonhams
        • Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904) Apple Blossoms in a Nautilus Shell Vase 21 x 17 in. (53.3 x 43.2 cm.) (Painted circa 1870-75.)
          May. 25, 2023

          Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904) Apple Blossoms in a Nautilus Shell Vase 21 x 17 in. (53.3 x 43.2 cm.) (Painted circa 1870-75.)

          Est: $120,000 - $180,000

          Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904) Apple Blossoms in a Nautilus Shell Vase signed 'M. J. Heade' (lower left) oil on canvas 21 x 17 in. (53.3 x 43.2 cm.) Painted circa 1870-75.

          Bonhams
        • Martin Johnson Heade "Magnolias on Blue Velvet" OE Print on Masonite
          May. 21, 2023

          Martin Johnson Heade "Magnolias on Blue Velvet" OE Print on Masonite

          Est: $40 - $50

          Martin Johnson Heade's "Magnolias on Blue Velvet" open edition on masonite. A quite popular image of Heade's, as this image has sold many tens of thousands of reproductions. This piece has been professionally custom framed, and includes an inner liner.

          Oakwood Auctions
        • MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE, American (1819-1904), "Vase of Red Roses", ca. 1880s, oil on canvas, 20 x 12 inches
          Apr. 27, 2023

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE, American (1819-1904), "Vase of Red Roses", ca. 1880s, oil on canvas, 20 x 12 inches

          Est: $80,000 - $120,000

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE American, (1819-1904) "Vase of Red Roses", ca. 1880s oil on canvas signed lower left "M J Heade"

          Shannon's
        • MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (1819-1904) Fighting Hummingbirds with Pink Orchid oil
          Jan. 19, 2023

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (1819-1904) Fighting Hummingbirds with Pink Orchid oil

          Est: $400,000 - $600,000

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (1819-1904) Fighting Hummingbirds with Pink Orchid oil on canvas 16 1/4 x 14 in. (40.5 x 35.3 cm.)

          Christie's
        • MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (1819-1904) Jersey Meadows at Sunset oil on canvas 14
          Jan. 19, 2023

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (1819-1904) Jersey Meadows at Sunset oil on canvas 14

          Est: $600,000 - $800,000

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (1819-1904) Jersey Meadows at Sunset oil on canvas 14 1/4 x 30 1/4 in. (36.2 x 76.8 cm.)

          Christie's
        • Martin Johnson Heade, Study of an Orchid, Poster
          Nov. 05, 2022

          Martin Johnson Heade, Study of an Orchid, Poster

          Est: $150 - $200

          Artist: Martin Johnson Heade, American (1819 - 1904) Title: Study of an Orchid Year: Medium: Poster Image Size: Size: 29.75 x 35 in. (75.57 x 88.9 cm)

          RoGallery
        • Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819-1904) Red Roses in a Japanese Vase on a Gol
          Nov. 04, 2022

          Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819-1904) Red Roses in a Japanese Vase on a Gol

          Est: $30,000 - $50,000

          Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819-1904) Red Roses in a Japanese Vase on a Gold Velvet Cloth, circa 1885-90 Oil on canvas 18 x 10 inches (45.7 x 25.4 cm) Signed lower left: M.J. Heade PROVENANCE: Mrs. Edward G. Jenkins, Sr., Lyndon, Kentucky (granddaughter of Alvin Wood, founder of Lyndon, Kentucky); Estate of the above; Private collection, Louisville, Kentucky, acquired from the above, circa 1975; Heritage Auctions, Dallas, November 8, 2011, lot 64109; Private collection, Whitesburg, Kentucky, acquired from the above. Dr. Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr.'s catalogue raisonné documents four floral still lifes which use the same decorative bud vase seen in the present painting as a container for presenting flowers. (T.E. Stebbins, The Life and Work of Martin Johnson Heade, New Haven, Connecticut, 2000, cat. nos. 511, 512, 519 and 531) The vessel is a Japanese vase of the Meiji period. The body of the bottle is made of copper or brass, to which the silver bamboo decoration is applied. The four other floral still lifes in which Heade depicted this Meiji vase are dated, or can be dated, according to Stebbins' scholarship, to the period between 1883 and 1890. In each of Heade's presentations of it, the vase is shown at the same angle that it is in the present work, with the applied decoration turned to the right, and at least half of it extending out of view around to the back of the vessel. In circa 1865-75, more than a decade before he painted this group of still lifes, Heade made an oil sketch of the Japanese vase on a small 8 x 10 inch piece of unstretched canvas, now in the collection of the St. Augustine Historical Society, St. Augustine, Florida. (T.E. Stebbins, The Life and Work of Martin Johnson Heade, New Haven, Connecticut, 2000, cat. nos. 382) That study probably served as the "painted model" for this and the other related paintings. It is noteworthy to mention that the artist annotated his initial sketch of the Meiji vase with the words "on yellow table." The present painting indeed shows the vase on a yellow colored cloth, painted in Heade's characteristic way of showing the nap of velvet with many vertical strokes of the brushpoint. The canvas containing Heade's initial annotated sketch of this vase also depicts a red rose that is not fully open and facing to the left. Other related oil sketches on small pieces of unstretched canvas from the same time frame also feature studies of red roses, probably painted from life to serve as models for later paintings (also in the St. Augustine Historical Society). (One of those small oil sketches depicts a rose very close in shape and profile to the large blossom Heade painted on the right side of this arrangement.) Interestingly, the pentimenti visible beneath the rose at top left in this bouquet reveal that Heade's original concept for this flower was shaped differently from its finished appearance. The pentimento is very close to the rose on the oil sketch containing his study for the vase. Taken together, it seems that this still life is more closely dependent upon Heade's initial sketches than the other four in the series with Meiji vases, which begin to deviate from the initial conception both in terms of kinds of tabletops they depict, and the extent to which rose leaves begin occluding parts of the vase. Consequently, the present still life may be the earliest, or one of the first, Heade created in the group of five. We would like to thank Dr. Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. for examining this work in the original and confirming its authenticity. This work will be included in the next edition of his Martin Johnson Heade catalogue raisonné. HID01801242017

          Heritage Auctions
        • Martin Johnson Heade American, 1819-1904 Sunset on the Marshes, circa 1870-76
          Nov. 03, 2022

          Martin Johnson Heade American, 1819-1904 Sunset on the Marshes, circa 1870-76

          Est: $200,000 - $400,000

          Martin Johnson Heade American, 1819-1904 Sunset on the Marshes, circa 1870-76 Signed M. J. Heade (lr) Oil on canvas laid to Masonite 15 1/8 x 30 1/4 inches Provenance: Private collection, CA Phillip's, New York, Dec. 6, 2002, lot 29 This paintings will be included in the forthcoming revised edition of the Martin Johnson Heade catalogue raisonné by Dr. Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. C Property from a Distinguished New York Collection

          Doyle New York
        • MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE Edge of the Woods.
          Sep. 22, 2022

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE Edge of the Woods.

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE Edge of the Woods. Pencil on cream wove paper, circa 1860. 220x295 mm; 8 3/4x11 5/8 inches. Inscribed "29" in pencil, upper right recto. Provenance: Spanierman Gallery, New York, with the label; private collection, New Jersey.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (New York/California/Florida/Brazil, 1819-1904), Twelve pencil drawings and the beginnings of a sketch in watercolor and gouache., From 3.5” x 10” to 9” x 13.75”. Unframed.
          Sep. 22, 2022

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (New York/California/Florida/Brazil, 1819-1904), Twelve pencil drawings and the beginnings of a sketch in watercolor and gouache., From 3.5” x 10” to 9” x 13.75”. Unframed.

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE New York/California/Florida/Brazil, 1819-1904 Twelve pencil drawings and the beginnings of a sketch in watercolor and gouache. Includes a sheet of sheep studies and landscapes. Unsigned. One titled and dated "Cat's Head from Trout Pond August-1866". One titled "India Lake" with location notations in pencil verso. Another titled "Billy [?]".

          Eldred's
        • MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (New York/California/Florida/Brazil, 1819-1904), Eleven drawings, All approx. 7.75” x 9.75”. Unframed.
          Sep. 22, 2022

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (New York/California/Florida/Brazil, 1819-1904), Eleven drawings, All approx. 7.75” x 9.75”. Unframed.

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE New York/California/Florida/Brazil, 1819-1904 Eleven drawings including one pen and ink with watercolor, one pencil and watercolor, and nine pencil landscapes, one squared for transfer. Unsigned. Most titled and/or notated.

          Eldred's
        • MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (New York/California/Florida/Brazil, 1819-1904), Two pencil studies:, Both 8.75” x 11.75”. Matted 16” x 20”.
          Sep. 22, 2022

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (New York/California/Florida/Brazil, 1819-1904), Two pencil studies:, Both 8.75” x 11.75”. Matted 16” x 20”.

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE New York/California/Florida/Brazil, 1819-1904 Two pencil studies: 1) "Lake Champlain Green Mountains". Unsigned. Titled and inscribed with drawing notes upper right. 2) Study of a doorway with flowers. Unsigned.

          Eldred's
        • MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (New York/California/Florida/Brazil, 1819-1904), Nature study., Pencil on cream wove paper, 8.75” x 11.75”. Matted 16” x 20”.
          Sep. 22, 2022

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (New York/California/Florida/Brazil, 1819-1904), Nature study., Pencil on cream wove paper, 8.75” x 11.75”. Matted 16” x 20”.

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE New York/California/Florida/Brazil, 1819-1904 Nature study. Unsigned. Inscribed "birch" lower left.

          Eldred's
        • Martin Johnson Heade, Study of an Orchid, Poster
          Aug. 10, 2022

          Martin Johnson Heade, Study of an Orchid, Poster

          Est: $150 - $200

          Artist: Martin Johnson Heade, American (1819 - 1904) Title: Study of an Orchid Year: Medium: Poster Image Size: Size: 29.75 x 35 in. (75.57 x 88.9 cm)

          RoGallery
        • MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE "ONLY" ORIGINAL OIL ON BOARD AUTHENTICATED BY THEODORE E STEBBINS
          Jun. 26, 2022

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE "ONLY" ORIGINAL OIL ON BOARD AUTHENTICATED BY THEODORE E STEBBINS

          Est: $40,000 - $60,000

          Martin Johnson Heade (1819 - 1904) "Only" (Red Rose in a Federal Glass) Oil on Windsor and Newton Artist Board. This painting was part of a series of about ten small works that depict one or two red roses in a simple glass tumbler. This work has characteristics consistent with Heade's other works such as the reflection of the glass on a shiny wood surface. Completed between the years of 1878-83, M.J. Heade was still in New York, shortly before moving to Florida. The artist concentrated his efforts on the look and detail of the rose itself, using many tones of red and pink, with attention to the sculptural quality also. Signed on lower right "M.J. Heade". Martin Johnson Heade is a significant figure in the history of American Luminism and American still life painting. Heade is best known for his florals, hummingbirds, Florida landscapes, and Marshfield scenes. Today, Heade's meticulously painted works continue to enchant us with their opulent surfaces, rich textures, and jewel-like details. Heade is represented in major private and public collections across the country including the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts; Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine; Brooklyn Museum; Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio; Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Cleveland Museum of Art; Cummer Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, Florida; Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire; William E. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, Rockland, Maine; Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, Connecticut; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; New Britain Museum, Connecticut; New York Historical Society; Oakland Art Museum, California; Philadelphia Museum of Art; St. Louis Art Museum; Shelburne Museum, Vermont; Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts; Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut. Artist: Martin Johnson Heade Title: "Only" Medium: Oil on Board Circa/Year: 1878 Signature Type: Hand Signed Signature Location: Lower Right Site Measurement: 11.25x7.5 in. Keywords: Still Life, luminism, American; Ref: BD1694

          Bradford's
        • Martin Johnson Heade "Magnolias on Blue Velvet" Open Edition on Masonite
          Jun. 26, 2022

          Martin Johnson Heade "Magnolias on Blue Velvet" Open Edition on Masonite

          Est: $50 - $75

          Martin Johnson Heade's "Magnolias on Blue Velvet" open edition on masonite. A quite popular image of Heade's, as this image has sold many tens of thousands of reproductions. This piece has been professionally custom framed, and includes an inner liner.

          Oakwood Auctions
        • Martin Johnson Heade "Florida Landscape" Oil on Board
          May. 22, 2022

          Martin Johnson Heade "Florida Landscape" Oil on Board

          Est: $20,000 - $30,000

          Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819-1904) “Florida Landscape” (also called “Tropical Landscape, Florida”), oil on board, depicting a tropical landscape of Florida wetlands with palm trees at sunset, with a cloth mat and housed in a Heydenryk wood frame with floral scrolling motif and gilt border. Image: 3.25" H x 6" W; frame: 11.25" H x 14" W x 1.25" D.

          Auctions at Showplace
        • Martin Johnson Heade "Florida Sunset" Oil on Board
          May. 22, 2022

          Martin Johnson Heade "Florida Sunset" Oil on Board

          Est: $20,000 - $30,000

          Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819-1904) "Florida Sunset" oil on board painting depicting marshes and trees beneath pink and purple clouds at sunset, signed with his initials lower right, with a cloth mat and housed in a Heydenryk wooden frame with scrolling floral motif and gilt border. Image: 3.25" H x 6.5" W; frame: 11.25" H x 14.25" W x 1.25" D.

          Auctions at Showplace
        • Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819-1904) Red Roses in a Japanese Vase on a Gol
          May. 10, 2022

          Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819-1904) Red Roses in a Japanese Vase on a Gol

          Est: $40,000 - $60,000

          Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819-1904) Red Roses in a Japanese Vase on a Gold Velvet Cloth, circa 1885-90 Oil on canvas 18 x 10 inches (45.7 x 25.4 cm) Signed lower left: M.J. Heade PROVENANCE: Mrs. Edward G. Jenkins, Sr., Lyndon, Kentucky (granddaughter of Alvin Wood, founder of Lyndon, Kentucky); Estate of the above; Private collection, Louisville, Kentucky, acquired from the above, circa 1975; Heritage Auctions, Dallas, November 8, 2011, lot 64109; Private collection, Whitesburg, Kentucky, acquired from the above. We would like to thank Dr. Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. for examining this work in the original and confirming its authenticity. This work will be included in the next edition of his Martin Johnson Heade catalogue raisonné. Dr. Stebbins' catalogue raisonné documents four floral still lifes which use the same decorative bud vase seen in the present painting as a container for presenting flowers ( The Life and Work of Martin Johnson Heade, New Haven, 2000, cat. nos. 511, 512, 519 and 531). The vessel is a Japanese vase of the Meiji period. The body of the bottle is made of copper or brass, to which the silver bamboo decoration is applied. The four other floral still lifes in which Heade depicted this Meiji vase are dated, or can be dated, according to Stebbins' scholarship, to the period between 1883 and 1890. In each of Heade's presentations of it, the vase is shown at the same angle that it is in the present work, with the applied decoration turned to the right, and at least half of it extending out of view around to the back of the vessel. In c. 1865-75, more than a decade before he painted this group of still lifes, Heade made an oil sketch of the Japanese vase on a small 8 x 10 inch piece of unstretched canvas, now in the collection of the St. Augustine Historical Society, St. Augustine, FL (Stebbins, 2000, cat. no. 382). That study probably served as the "painted model" for this and the other related paintings. It is noteworthy to mention that the artist annotated his initial sketch of the Meiji vase with the words "on yellow table." The present painting indeed shows the vase on a yellow colored cloth, painted in Heade's characteristic way of showing the nap of velvet with many vertical strokes of the brushpoint. The canvas containing Heade's initial annotated sketch of this vase also depicts a red rose that is not fully open and facing to the left. Other related oil sketches on small pieces of unstretched canvas from the same time frame also feature studies of red roses, probably painted from life to serve as models for later paintings (also in the St. Augustine Historical Society). (One of those small oil sketches depicts a rose very close in shape and profile to the large blossom Heade painted on the right side of this arrangement.) Interestingly, the pentimenti visible beneath the rose at top left in this bouquet reveal that Heade's original concept for this flower was shaped differently from its finished appearance. The pentimento is very close to the rose on the oil sketch containing his study for the vase. Taken together, it seems that this still life is more closely dependent upon Heade's initial sketches than the other four in the series with Meiji vases, which begin to deviate from the initial conception both in terms of kinds of tabletops they depict, and the extent to which rose leaves begin occluding parts of the vase. Consequently, the present still life may be the earliest, or one of the first, Heade created in the group of five. HID01801242017

          Heritage Auctions
        • MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (New York/California/Massachusetts/Florida, 1819-1904), “Boy Seated, c. 1857-60”., Pencil on paper, 7” x 10.25” sight. Framed 17” x 21”.
          Jan. 27, 2022

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (New York/California/Massachusetts/Florida, 1819-1904), “Boy Seated, c. 1857-60”., Pencil on paper, 7” x 10.25” sight. Framed 17” x 21”.

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE New York/California/Massachusetts/Florida, 1819-1904 "Boy Seated, c. 1857-60". Unsigned. Titled on gallery label verso.

          Eldred's
        • Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904) - Roses
          Jan. 19, 2022

          Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904) - Roses

          Est: $60,000 - $80,000

          Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904) Roses oil on board 15 1⁄4 x 12 3⁄4 in. (38.7 x 32.4 cm.)

          Christie's
        • Martin Johnson Heade, Study of an Orchid, Poster
          Nov. 28, 2021

          Martin Johnson Heade, Study of an Orchid, Poster

          Est: $150 - $200

          Artist: Martin Johnson Heade, American (1819 - 1904) Title: Study of an Orchid Year: Medium: Poster Image Size: Size: 29.75 x 35 in. (75.57 x 88.9 cm)

          RoGallery
        • MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (New York/Massachusetts/Florida, 1819-1904), “Two Trees”., Pencil on paper, 6.75” x 9.75” sight. Framed 17” x 21”.
          Nov. 19, 2021

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (New York/Massachusetts/Florida, 1819-1904), “Two Trees”., Pencil on paper, 6.75” x 9.75” sight. Framed 17” x 21”.

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE New York/Massachusetts/Florida, 1819-1904 "Two Trees". Unsigned. Titled on gallery label verso.

          Eldred's
        • MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE? 1819-1904 STILL LIFE VIOLIN PAIN
          Sep. 25, 2021

          MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE? 1819-1904 STILL LIFE VIOLIN PAIN

          Est: $150 - $150,000

          Martin Johnson Heade? 1819-1904 Still Life Violin Painting Signed With Initials MJH. Frame Measure 19.5" x 26.5", Sight 15.5" x 22.5". Needs A Little TLC. Please carefully read our terms of sale, shipping information, and request any condition reports or photos prior to placing a bid. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. RBFinearts CFL INC. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Please email for a condition report and photos, if desired. Emails should be received at least 48 hours in advance of the date of the auction.

          RB Fine Arts
        • BEVERLY BOULWARE PEACOCK PAINTING
          Sep. 19, 2021

          BEVERLY BOULWARE PEACOCK PAINTING

          Est: $150 - $200

          Beverly Boulware Peacock Original Acrylic on Panel after Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904) "Magnolias on Blue Cloth". In frame measures 22"x16"x2". Weight 3 pds 6 oz. A native of Minnesota, Beverly moved to South Carolina in 1952 and has had the pleasure of living in Allendale, Camden and Beaufort.Beverly has studied with several well-known artists and instructors, including Al Stine, Judi Betts, Karlyn Holman, Jan Ford, Mary Whyte, Betty Carr and Gloria Dalvini. PROVENANCE: A Private Charleston SC Estate

          Charleston Estate Auctions
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