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Historical-scenes painter, Genre Painter, Landscape painter, b. 1827 - d. 1912

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    • Robert Loftin Newman
      Mar. 08, 2024

      Robert Loftin Newman

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      (American, 1827-1912) Two Women, inscribed verso "RL Newman Exh ATL Fine Arts Museum", oil on canvas, 12 x 9 in.; period carved gilt wood frame, 16 x 13 in. Provenance: Graham Gallery, New York, NY (presumably, label verso); Mr. and Mrs. Albert Werthan (label verso); Property of a Southern Museum sold to benefit the Acquisition Fund

      Brunk Auctions
    • Robert Newman (1827-1912) Mount Hood Oil Painting
      Jul. 29, 2023

      Robert Newman (1827-1912) Mount Hood Oil Painting

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Featured in this lot is an oil painting of Mount Hood by artist Robert Newman who was born in 1827 and died in 1912. The painting features a wonderfully and professionally crafted oil on canvas construction. The painting is a scene of Mount Hood, the largest peak in Oregon, and a active volcano with a lake at the base of the peak with wooded area around the mountain. The painting is marked on the back 'R. Newman' and 'Mount Hood.' Robert Loftin Newman (November 10, 1827 – March 31, 1912) was an American painter and stained glass designer. He specialized in oil on canvas as his medium. He is sometimes associated with Albert Pinkham Ryder as a painter of mood. His works include Good Samaritan, painted in 1886, Flight into Egypt, Harvest Time, Sailboat Manned by Two Men, and The Bather. The condition of this painting is good with one flaw where someone took a sharpie and wrote on the back of the canvas and is slightly bleeding through but otherwise shows good overall condition. The measurements of this framed oil painting are 23" x 33" and the visible artwork measures 19 1/2" x 29 1/2".*

      North American Auction Company
    • Robert Loftin Newman O/C Painting, The Flight Into Egypt
      Jul. 09, 2022

      Robert Loftin Newman O/C Painting, The Flight Into Egypt

      Est: $2,400 - $2,800

      Robert Loftin Newman (Tennessee/NY/ France, 1827-1912) oil on canvas nocturnal landscape painting, "The Flight Into Egypt", depicting Mary, attired in crimson and holding the Christ child, both seated upon an animal being led by two figures in white, along with a procession of other indistinct figures and animals in the distance. Signed lower left corner in red "R L Newman". Label en verso for Babcock Galleries, 19 East 49th Street New York. Additional, partially legible incising to stretcher with artist information lower right. Housed in a period American gilt carved and textured frame. Sight: 19 1/4" H x 29 1/4" W. Framed: 27" H x 37" W. Note: This painting is pictured on page 128 (figure 18) of the book "Robert Loftin Newman" by Marchal E. Landgren, published for The National Collection of Fine Arts by the Smithsonian Institution Press, City of Washington, 1974. At the time, the book listed the painting's whereabouts as unknown, with the known previous provenance as follows: "Purchased by Miss Palmie at Mrs. Sanborn's studio sale, 1909; E.C. Babcock, New York, 1926: Hon. John G. Winant, Concord, NH, 1928". It was recently discovered in a Northeastern estate sale. Artist Biography: Robert Newman was born in Richmond, Virginia, and grew up in Clarksville, Tennessee. He is sometimes associated with Albert Pinkham Ryder, an artist with whom he shared a similar style and artistic technique. For Newman (who never knew his father) mothers and children were frequent subject matter, along with Old and New Testament themes; in fact another painting with this same title and subject is in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution (accession no. 1975.57, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Webster). Newman studied briefly with Thomas Couture in Paris in 1850, and on a second trip to Paris in 1854, William Morris Hunt introduced him to J. F. Millet and to the Barbizon painters. Newman served with the Confederate forces during the Civil War before moving to New York. He returned to Tennessee in 1872 and tried to establish an academy of fine arts in Nashville, but by 1873 he was back in New York, where he resided the rest of his life. He rarely exhibited his work. (Source: Matthew Baigell, "Dictionary of American Artists"; Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"; The Smithsonian American Art Museum).

      Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
    • ROBERT LOFTIN NEWMAN (AMERICAN, 1827-1912) SAPPHO
      Dec. 13, 2021

      ROBERT LOFTIN NEWMAN (AMERICAN, 1827-1912) SAPPHO

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      Robert Loftin Newman (American, 1827-1912) Sappho Oil on canvas Executed circa 1896. (12 1/4 x 18 1/2 in. (31.1 x 46.3cm)) Provenance Macbeth Gallery, New York, New York. John Gellatly, New York, New York (by 1896). Macbeth Gallery, New York, New York (by 1919). Vose Galleries, Boston, Massachusetts. Frank K. NM. Rehn, New York, New York (by 1927). Joseph Katz, Baltimore, Maryland (by 1944). Victor D. Spark and Graham Gallery, New York, New York (by 1961). Private Collection, New York. Babcock Galleries, New York, New York. Private Collection, Oregon (acquired directly from the above in 2000). Footnote: Exhibited Knoedler & Co., New York, New York, November 13-December 2, 1939. Graham Gallery, New York, New York, September 20-October 21, 1961. Smithsonian Institution, National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington D.C., October 26, 1973-January 6, 1974. Tennessee Fine Arts Center, Nashville, Tennessee, February 8-April 28, 1974. Literature Marchal E. Landgren, Two American Romantics of the Nineteenth Century, Robert Loftin Newman and Albert Pinkham Ryder, Knoedler & Co., New York, 1939, no. 26. Robert Loftin Newman, Graham Gallery, new York, 1961, no. 1 (as Seated Woman). Marchal E. Langren, Robert Loftin Newman, Smithsonian Instution Press, Washington D.C., 1973, no. 136, pp. 79, 86 and 166 (illustrated). Condition report: Frame: 18 1/2 x 24 1/4 x 2 3/4 in.

      Freeman's
    • ROBERT LOFTIN NEWMAN (AMERICAN, 1827-1912) THE WANDERING MIND
      Dec. 13, 2021

      ROBERT LOFTIN NEWMAN (AMERICAN, 1827-1912) THE WANDERING MIND

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      Robert Loftin Newman (American, 1827-1912) The Wandering Mind Signed bottom left, oil on canvas (11 1/4 x 9 1/4 (28.6 x 23.5cm)) Provenance The Artist. Acquired directly from the above. Sir William Van Horne, Montreal, Canada. To his daughter, Miss Adaline Van Horne (by 1934). Private Collection, Ontario, Canada. "Doyle at Home," Doyle New York, New York, New York, December 5, 2012, lot 89. Acquired directly from the above sale. Private Collection, Oregon. Footnote: Literature Marchal E. Landgren, Robert Loftin Newman, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 1973, no. 152, pp. 39,171 (illustrated). Frederic F. Sherman, "Robert Loftin Newman" in Landscape and Figure Painters of America, Nabu Press, New York, 2010, p. 14 (illustrated, reproduced from Art in American 4 (April 1916): 177-184). Condition report: The painting is in good overall condition. Craquelure is present across the surface but appears stable at present. Examination under UV light reveals a milky green varnish across the composition which makes it difficult to inspect. Apart from inpainted fleckes in upper left corner, it is assumed that the purple recesses are the degradation of the varnish rather than restoration. Frame: 18 1/2 x 16 x 2 1/2 in.

      Freeman's
    • Robert Loftin Newman, Red Riding Hood
      Apr. 28, 2021

      Robert Loftin Newman, Red Riding Hood

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Robert Loftin Newman Red Riding Hood oil on canvas 16.25 h × 13.75 w in (41 × 35 cm) Signed to lower right 'RL Newman'. Provenance: Robert M. Hicklin Jr., Inc., Spartanburg, SC | Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC Condition: Work has ben lined and is in good overall condition. Craquelure throughout, painting has been stabilized. Vertical imperfection to left side of figure, could be a possible repair however does not fluoresce under blacklight. Slight wear to extreme edges of canvas where frame rubs against surface of paint. Work presents well. Framed without glazing measuring 22 x 20 inches.

      Rago Arts and Auction Center
    • Robert Loftin Newman (1827-1912)
      Mar. 06, 2021

      Robert Loftin Newman (1827-1912)

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Robert Loftin Newman (1827-1912) "the garden party" 1827-1912 oil on canvas "Woodland Scene" Gallery Labels. Fresh. Palm Beach Private Collection. 18 1/2 inches high x 14 1/2 inches wide + 3 inch frame.

      Joshua Kodner
    • Robert Loftin Newman (1827-1912)
      Jan. 30, 2021

      Robert Loftin Newman (1827-1912)

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Robert Loftin Newman (1827-1912) "the garden party" 1827-1912 oil on canvas "Woodland Scene" Gallery Labels. Fresh. Palm Beach Private Collection. 18 1/2 inches high x 14 1/2 inches wide + 3 inch frame.

      Joshua Kodner
    • Robert Loftin Newman Exhibited Painting, "Mother and Child"
      Jan. 30, 2021

      Robert Loftin Newman Exhibited Painting, "Mother and Child"

      Est: $1,000 - $1,400

      Robert Loftin Newman (Tennessee/NY/ France, 1827-1912), "Mother and Child," oil on board painting depicting a woman closely holding a very young child in a dark, dense landscape setting. The dark haired woman wears a dress with light blouse and full red skirt, and the unclothed child stands on her lap with one arm outstretched. Signed "R.L. Newman" lower right. Exhibited, the National Collection of Fine Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. retrospective of Newman's work, October 26, 1973 - January 6, 1974, and pictured in the catalog on page 158 (#109). Exhibition label en verso identifies the lender to that exhibit as Victor Spark; catalog also lists Graham Gallery, New York in the provenance line. Molded giltwood frame. Sight - 16 1/2" H x 12 3/4" W. Framed - 23" H x 19" W. Biography: Born in Richmond, Virginia, Robert Newman grew up in Clarksville, Tennessee. He is sometimes associated with Albert Pinkham Ryder, with whose work he shared thematic and stylistic affinities. Mothers and children were frequent subject matter, along with Old and New Testament themes. He studied briefly with Thomas Couture in Paris in 1850, and on a second trip to Paris in 1854, William Morris Hunt introduced him to J. F. Millet and to Barbizon. Newman served with the Confederate forces during the Civil War before moving to New York. He returned to Tennessee in 1872 and tried to establish an academy of fine arts in Nashville, but by 1873 he was back in New York, where he resided the rest of his life. He rarely exhibited his work. Source: Matthew Baigell, "Dictionary of American Artists" ; Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"; The Smithsonian American Art Museum.

      Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
    • Robert Loftin Newman (1827-1912)
      Dec. 12, 2020

      Robert Loftin Newman (1827-1912)

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Robert Loftin Newman (1827-1912) "the garden party" 1827-1912 oil on canvas "Woodland Scene" Gallery Labels. Fresh. Palm Beach Private Collection. 18 1/2 inches high x 14 1/2 inches wide + 3 inch frame.

      Joshua Kodner
    • Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Bather by a Stream
      Dec. 09, 2020

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Bather by a Stream

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Bather by a Stream Signed R L Newman (lr) Oil on canvas 6 x 8 1/8 inches Provenance: Spanierman Gallery, LLC, New York C 

      Doyle New York
    • Robert Loftin Newman, The Bather
      Sep. 23, 2020

      Robert Loftin Newman, The Bather

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      Robert Loftin Newman The Bather oil on paper laid to canvas 8 h × 10 w in (20 × 25 cm) Provenance: The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand H. Davis, New York | Christie's, American Vision: Paintings and Decorative Arts, 12 January 1999, Lot 61 Exhibited: Three Centuries of the American Nude, 9 May - 13 July 1975, The New York Cultural Center condition: Unmarked. Work has been professionally lined. This work is in stable condition. Work was not examined outside of frame. Surface soiling and craquelure throughout. Areas of inpainting throughout evident under black light inspection. Abrasion and areas of loss to extreme edges. Framed without glazing measuring 16 x 17 inches.

      Rago Arts and Auction Center
    • Robert Loftin Newman, Fortune Teller
      Sep. 23, 2020

      Robert Loftin Newman, Fortune Teller

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Robert Loftin Newman Fortune Teller oil on canvas 10 h × 14 w in (25 × 36 cm) Signed to lower left 'R L Newman'. Provenance: Christie's, 30 September 1988, Lot 123 Work has been lined. The paint is stable, with evidence of craquelure. Inspection with blacklight reveals a layer of masking varnish. Framed without glazing measuring 18 x 22 inches. Rago strongly recommends that you review a condition report for each item on which you plan to bid. Email [email protected] to request a condition report.

      Rago Arts and Auction Center
    • Robert Loftin Newman, Figure in a Landscape
      Sep. 23, 2020

      Robert Loftin Newman, Figure in a Landscape

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Robert Loftin Newman Figure in a Landscape oil on canvas 10 h × 14 w in (25 × 36 cm) Signed to lower right 'R L Newman'. Provenance: Mystic, 22 February 1999, Lot 204 condition: Painting has been double lined with masking varnish. Surface soiling and craquelure throughout with some areas of paint lifting (but not detached) from ground. Restoration with inpainting is evident throughout, primarily to figure and area directly to right of figure. Framed without glazing measuring 18 x 22 inches.

      Rago Arts and Auction Center
    • Robert Loftin Newman, Ship at Sea
      Sep. 23, 2020

      Robert Loftin Newman, Ship at Sea

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      Robert Loftin Newman Ship at Sea oil on canvas 13.75 h × 11.25 w in (35 × 29 cm) Signed to lower left 'RN'. condition: Work presents well, with no evidence of fluorescing under inspection with black light. (Stretcher is not well secured in frame) Framed without glazing measuring 18 x 15 inches.

      Rago Arts and Auction Center
    • Robert L. Newman, Untitled, 19th c., O/C.
      Jun. 08, 2019

      Robert L. Newman, Untitled, 19th c., O/C.

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Newman, Robert Loftin (American, 1827-1912). Untitled painting depicting a man and two women looking at an unidentifiable animal. Mid to late 19th century. Oil on canvas. Signed l.r. 10" x 14". Frame: 13 1/2" x 17 1/2".

      Quinn's Auction Galleries
    • Robert L. Newman, Untitled, 19th c., O/C.
      Jan. 26, 2019

      Robert L. Newman, Untitled, 19th c., O/C.

      Est: $1,500 - $2,000

      Newman, Robert Loftin (American, 1827-1912). Untitled painting depicting a man and two women looking at an unidentifiable animal. Mid to late 19th century. Oil on canvas. Signed l.r. 10" x 14". Frame: 13 1/2" x 17 1/2".

      Quinn's Auction Galleries
    • Robert Loftin Newman o/c The Nightingale
      Jan. 21, 2017

      Robert Loftin Newman o/c The Nightingale

      Est: $1,000 - $1,200

      Robert Loftin Newman (Tennessee/NY/France, 1827-1912), oil on canvas painting depicting a woman and boy in a landscape. The woman wears a long, rose colored dress, and the boy is pointing to something overhead. Painting does not appear to be signed. Paper label preserved verso for William Macbeth Gallery, New York, identifying title as 'The Nightingale.' Additional 1974 art conservation label from Berger Art Conservation (NY) identifies Newman as the painter and notes a double fiberglass lining with Beva 371 and B-67 varnish. Giltwood molded frame. 7 1/2' x 5 1/2" sight, 12" x 10" framed. Provenance: The living estate of Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, TN. Biography: Born in Richmond, Virginia, Robert Newman grew up in Clarksville, Tennessee. He is sometimes associated with Albert Pinkham Ryder, with whose work he shared thematic and stylistic affinities. Mothers and children were frequent subject matter, along with Old and New Testament themes. He studied briefly with Thomas Couture in Paris in 1850, but aside from that, received no formal art instruction. Newman served with the Confederate forces during the Civil War before moving to New York. He returned to Tennessee, in 1872 and tried to establish an academy of fine arts in Nashville, but by 1873 he was back in New York, where he resided the rest of his life. He rarely exhibited his work. Source: Matthew Baigell, "Dictionary of American Artists" ; Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art." (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)

      Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
    • †Robert Loftin Newman (1827-1912), "The Mystery," c. 1900, oil on canvas, signed l.l., verso with a gallery label with title, present..
      Nov. 12, 2016

      †Robert Loftin Newman (1827-1912), "The Mystery," c. 1900, oil on canvas, signed l.l., verso with a gallery label with title, present..

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      Robert Loftin Newman (1827-1912), "The Mystery," c. 1900, oil on canvas, signed l.l., verso with a gallery label with title, presented in a gilt frame, H.- 23 7/8 in., W.- 19 3/4 in.

      Crescent City Auction Gallery
    • ROBERT LOFTIN NEWMAN | Mother and Child
      Oct. 20, 2016

      ROBERT LOFTIN NEWMAN | Mother and Child

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      oil on canvas

      Sotheby's
    • Robert Newman, Witch of Endor. o/c.
      Sep. 10, 2016

      Robert Newman, Witch of Endor. o/c.

      Est: $1,500 - $2,000

      Newman, Robert Loftin (New York/France, 1827 - 1912). The Witch of Endor. Oil on canvas. Signed l.l. verson R.L. Newman. 22" x 27". Gilded frame: 31 1/2" x 36 1/4". Seen as a unique American artist who painted in the style of Albert Pinkham Ryder, Robert Loftin Newman was known for his unusual process of revealing and manipulation of the paint’s surface and color. Newman was born in Richmond, Virginia, and studied classic technique in Paris with Millet and William Morris Hunt, before ultimately settling in New York. He is noted for using shadow to create an air of mystery in his works and often depicted biblical scenes. The Witch of Endor, in keeping with Newman’s favorite theme, depicts the meeting between King Saul and the Witch of Endor found in Samuel I 28:3-25. On the eve of battle with the Philistines, fearful Saul seeks assurance from the Lord that he will be victorious. After receiving no answer in his dreams or through prophets, Saul, disguised and cloaked by the dark of night, visits the Witch of Endor so she may call upon Samuel’s spirit. Angered at being disturbed, Samuel tells Saul that God has turned his back on him in favor of David and prophesizes that he will lose the battle and that he and his sons will die. The Witch of Endor is often portrayed as a sympathetic figure who comforts Saul and feeds him before sending him on his way. Newman’s portrayal uses shadow and careful color manipulation to heighten the mystery and drama of the scene. Exhibition History: The work was displayed in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s “Paintings by Robert Loftin Newman” in 1935, in the Knoedler Gallery’s “Two American Romantics of the Nineteenth Century, Robert Loftin Newman and Albert Pinkham Ryder” in 1939, in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ “A Memorial Exhibition of the Work of Robert Loftin Newman” in 1942, the Smithsonian Institution National Collection of Fine Art’s “Robert Loftin Newman 1827-1912” in 1974, and in the American Embassy in London as part of the Arts in Embassies Program in the 1990s. The work has also been published in London Studio, 7 (May 1934); Marchal E. Landgren’s Robert Loftin Newman: 1827-1912, exhibition catalog (1974), and Art News Annual, XXXIII, edited by Thomas B. Hess (1966).

      Quinn's Auction Galleries
    • ROBERT LOFTIN NEWMAN: "MOTHER WITH CHILD"
      Feb. 08, 2015

      ROBERT LOFTIN NEWMAN: "MOTHER WITH CHILD"

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      oil on canvas board signed lower right 17 1/2 x 13 1/4 inches

      Abell Auction
    • Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 An Evening Bather
      Dec. 03, 2014

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 An Evening Bather

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 An Evening Bather Signed R. L. Newman (lr) Oil on canvas 6 x 8 inches Provenance: Spanierman Gallery, New York

      DOYLE Auctioneers & Appraisers
    • Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Harvest Time
      Oct. 01, 2014

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Harvest Time

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Harvest Time Oil on canvas 7 /2 x 10 1/2 inches C The Spanierman Gallery, LLC

      Doyle New York
    • Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Harvest Time
      Oct. 01, 2014

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Harvest Time

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Harvest Time Oil on canvas 7 1/8 x 10 1/8 inches Provenance: Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand H. Davis, New York C The Spanierman Gallery, LLC

      Doyle New York
    • Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Good Samaritan, 1886
      Oct. 01, 2014

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Good Samaritan, 1886

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Good Samaritan, 1886 Signed R.L.Newman and dated 1886 (lr) Oil on canvas 10 x 14 1/8 inches Provenance: Private collection Exhibited: Washington D.C., National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Oct. 26, 1973-Jan. 6, 1974, no. 21, illus. On the reverse is a study of two figures in graphite pencil. C The Spanierman Gallery, LLC

      Doyle New York
    • ROBERT LOFTIN NEWMAN: "MOTHER WITH CHILD"
      Sep. 21, 2014

      ROBERT LOFTIN NEWMAN: "MOTHER WITH CHILD"

      Est: $3,000 - $4,000

      oil on canvas board signed lower right 17 1/2 x 13 1/4 inches

      Abell Auction
    • ROBERT LOFTIN NEWMAN, American, 1827-1912, Madonna and child., Oil on canvas, 12" x 16". Framed.
      Apr. 05, 2014

      ROBERT LOFTIN NEWMAN, American, 1827-1912, Madonna and child., Oil on canvas, 12" x 16". Framed.

      Est: $1,500 - $2,000

      ROBERT LOFTIN NEWMAN American, 1827-1912 Madonna and child. Signed lower left "R L Newman". Identified on label verso. Oil on canvas, 12" x 16". Framed.

      Eldred's
    • Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Woman and Child
      Apr. 02, 2014

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Woman and Child

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Woman and Child Signed R. L. Newman (ll); inscribed J. G. W. #1 (2891) Newman, R. L. "Seated Woman and Child" 14 x 10 inches on the stretcher Oil on canvas 10 x 14 inches Provenance: Private collection Robert Loftin Newman often depicted theme of woman and child. At times, imparted a religious connotation to these paintings through his titling. Nonetheless, in most instances, his emphasis was on expressing the emotional experience of this bond, as in this instance in which the figures are huddled closely within a desolate landscape illuminated by a softly glowing light. C The Spanierman Gallery, LLC

      Doyle New York
    • Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 The Prophecy
      Apr. 02, 2014

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 The Prophecy

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 The Prophecy Signed R. L. Newman (lr); inscribed as titled on an old label affixed to the backing Oil on canvas 14 1/4 x 18 inches Provenance: Nestor Sanborn, Brooklyn, NY Babcock Galleries, New York, no. 2594, 1926 Joseph Katz, Baltimore, MD, 1945 Victor D. Spark, New York Graham Gallery, New York, 1961 Mr. and Mrs. William J. Poplack, Birmingham, MI Private collection Literature: Marchal E. Landgren, Robert Loftin Newman, exh. cat.(Washington D.C.: The Smithsonian Institution Press, 1974), cat no. 128. Robert Loftin Newman created several canvases on the theme of prophecy including two paintings entitled The Fortune Teller (Metropolitan Museum of Art and Brooklyn Museum). The image of the seer was popular among European symbolists such as Edvard Much and Gustav Klimt, with whose work Newman's bears comparison, due to his interest in exploring spiritual content within an everyday context. The first owner of this painting, Nestor Sanborn, was a friend of the artist in his later years. He and his wife, Caroline, promoted Newman's work, and he left an outline of the artist's life that has provided a basis for the study of his career. A number of works owned by Sanborn, who was also a collector of antique Chinese and Japanese pottery and porcelains, belong to the Brooklyn Museum. C The Spanierman Gallery, LLC

      Doyle New York
    • Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Woman Carrying a Child
      Feb. 19, 2014

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Woman Carrying a Child

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Woman Carrying a Child Signed R. L. Newman (ll) Oil on canvas 9 x 6 1/8 inches Provenance: Private collection This is among the many small oils in which Robert Loftin Newman explored variations on the theme of the bond between mother and child. It was for such jewel-like, delicately toned works that Newman was recognized in his era as a leading "American colorist." C The Spanierman Gallery, LLC

      Doyle New York
    • Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Girls Playing with a Doll
      Feb. 19, 2014

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Girls Playing with a Doll

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Girls Playing with a Doll Signed R. L. Newman (ll) Oil on canvas 7 x 10 inches Provenance: Mr. Daniel Chester French, New York Mr. George S. Keyes Mrs. Stedman Buttrick, Concord, MA Literature: Marchal E. Landgren. Robert Loftin Newman. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, p. 149, no. 80, illus. A solitary figure who rarely exhibited his work, Robert Loftin Newman earned the respect of some of the leading art world figures of his time, including William Merritt Chase, Stanford White, and John Gellatly, who were among the organizers of his first and only lifetime exhibition, held at Knoedler Gallery in New York in 1894. However, Newman's main supporter was the sculptor Daniel Chester French, who provided him with a monthly stipend. Probably given by the artist to French in gratitude, this painting passed down in French's Concord, Massachusetts, family, until 2001. C The Spanierman Gallery, LLC

      Doyle New York
    • ROBERT LOFTIN NEWMAN, American, 1827-1912, "Three Nymphs and a Satyr"., Oil on panel, 13¼" x 16¼". Period frame.
      Nov. 23, 2013

      ROBERT LOFTIN NEWMAN, American, 1827-1912, "Three Nymphs and a Satyr"., Oil on panel, 13¼" x 16¼". Period frame.

      Est: $5,000 - $7,000

      ROBERT LOFTIN NEWMAN American, 1827-1912 "Three Nymphs and a Satyr". Signed lower left "R. L. Newman". Provenance: Norman Lenson, MD, Massachusetts. Private Collection, California. Exhibited: National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Catalog No. 70. Oil on panel, 13 1/4" x 16 1/4". Period frame.

      Eldred's
    • Robert Loftin Newman (1827-1912), American BROTHER AND SISTER; Oil on canvas; inscribed "Newman" in pencil to the stretcher8" x 6" - 20.3 x 15.2 cm.Provenance: Cottier & Co., New York stamps to the stretcher;Recorded in the Van Horne family documents
      Jun. 18, 2013

      Robert Loftin Newman (1827-1912), American BROTHER AND SISTER; Oil on canvas; inscribed "Newman" in pencil to the stretcher8" x 6" - 20.3 x 15.2 cm.Provenance: Cottier & Co., New York stamps to the stretcher;Recorded in the Van Horne family documents

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      Robert Loftin Newman (1827-1912), American BROTHER AND SISTER; Oil on canvas; inscribed "Newman" in pencil to the stretcher8" x 6" - 20.3 x 15.2 cm.Provenance: Cottier & Co., New York stamps to the stretcher;Recorded in the Van Horne family documents as with the Art Association of Montreal, 1944;Ex. Coll. of Sir William Cornelius Van Horne, Montreal, inventory number V.H. 283; By descent through the family to the present Private Collection, Toronto

      Waddington's
    • ROBERT LOFTIN NEWMAN, (AMERICAN 1827-1912), IN CONFIDENCE
      Jun. 09, 2013

      ROBERT LOFTIN NEWMAN, (AMERICAN 1827-1912), IN CONFIDENCE

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      ROBERT LOFTIN NEWMAN (american 1827-1912)/span IN CONFIDENCE Signed indistinctly bottom left, oil on board 6 x 9 in. (15.2 x 22.9cm) provenance: /spanKnoedler Gallery, New York, New York. Frank S. Schwarz & Son, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Estate of Ann B. Ritt, Haverford, Pennsylvania & Scottsdale, Arizona. exhibited:/span Knoedler Gallery, New York, New York. 1904.

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    • ROBERT LOFTIN NEWMAN, (AMERICAN 1827-1912), THE BATHER
      Jun. 09, 2013

      ROBERT LOFTIN NEWMAN, (AMERICAN 1827-1912), THE BATHER

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      ROBERT LOFTIN NEWMAN (american 1827-1912)/span THE BATHER Signed 'RL Newman' bottom left, oil on canvas 9 x 13 1/2 in. (22.9 x 34.3cm) provenance: /spanSir William Van Horne, Montreal, Quebec. Frank S. Schwarz & Son, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Estate of Ann B. Ritt, Haverford, Pennsylvania & Scottsdale, Arizona.

      Freeman's
    • Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 The Woodland Spring
      Apr. 22, 2013

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 The Woodland Spring

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 The Woodland Spring Signed R. L. Newman (lr) Oil on canvas 14 x 24 1/8 inches Provenance: Private collection, Ontario, Canada This was probably the work of this title included in the sale of Newman's work held at Knoedler Gallery, New York, March 1-15, 1894 (no. 90). The painting was lent to the exhibition by the railway building, industrialist, and artist Sir William Cornelius Van Horne (1843-1915). Blended tonally into an abstract setting, the figure seems physically compelled by a force beyond her control, expressing Newman's belief in the existence of entities within nature that could speak to the inner spirit. C The Spanierman Gallery, LLC

      Doyle New York
    • Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Boating at Night (Sailboat manned by Two Men)
      Apr. 22, 2013

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Boating at Night (Sailboat manned by Two Men)

      Est: $5,000 - $7,000

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Boating at Night (Sailboat manned by Two Men) Signed R. Newman (lr) Oil on canvas 18 1/8 x 30 1/8 inches Provenance: Private collection Newman's reputation as a colorist is given justification by images such as Boating at Night. The light emerging from and resting on the waves has a sensuous allure, while the darkly silhouetted forms of boat prow and sail against the night have a rich subtlety. In the romantic tradition of Washington Allston, Newman draws us into the mystery of the listing boat, its occupants huddled at one end, as night is soon to consume the remaining light. C The Spanierman Gallery, LLC

      Doyle New York
    • Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Sibyl
      Feb. 27, 2013

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Sibyl

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Sibyl Oil on canvas 9 x 12 inches Provenance: Private collection, Ontario, Canada Newman was renowned in his era for small, jewel-like images of mythological and biblical subjects, rendered with translucent glazes so as to produce a sense of inner light. The introduction to an 1894 exhibition of his work at Knoedler Galleries stated: "His work naturally shows affiliations with the celebrated painters of the Barbizon school, and is highly interesting for its delicate and beautiful sense of color, for its poetic feeling, and for suggestiveness, that is characteristic of the best art." Sibyl was probably no. 6 in the exhibition, to which it was lent by the art dealer Theron J. Blakeslee (1851-1914). C The Spanierman Gallery, LLC Collection of American Art

      Doyle New York
    • Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Magdelene
      Feb. 27, 2013

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Magdelene

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Magdelene Remnants of a signature (ll) Oil on canvas 11 x 8 7/8 inches Provenance: Private collection, Ontario, Canada Newman was drawn to the painting of religious subjects, in which he expressed emotional pathos through subtle qualities of light and form. This painting is probably the work entitled Magdelen [sic], included in Newman's 1894 exhibition at Knoedler Gallery (no. 86), to which it was lent by the railway building, industrialist, and artist Sir William Cornelius Van Horne (1843-1915). C The Spanierman Gallery, LLC Collection of American Art

      Doyle New York
    • Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Wayside Madonna Oil on canvas 6 1/8 x 8 inches Provenance: Archiv...
      Feb. 06, 2013

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Wayside Madonna Oil on canvas 6 1/8 x 8 inches Provenance: Archiv...

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Wayside Madonna Oil on canvas 6 1/8 x 8 inches Provenance: Archives of American Art The key American painter of the late nineteenth century to focus on religious themes, Newman often depicted the subject of the Madonna and Child, envisioning it through the lens of his mystical orientation. Using a layering of rich, deep color, the legacy of his training with Thomas Couture in Paris, he treated figural forms as simple masses blended into landscapes that hover between the recognizable and a realm of fantasy. Here the mother's tiredness and tenderness exude from Newman's expressive treatment. This painting was possibly the work once entitled Wayside Repose, exhibited in the 1894 exhibition of Newman's paintings held at Knoedler Gallery and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (no. 92, lent by Miss Walker). C The Spanierman Gallery, LLC Collection of American Art

      Doyle New York
    • Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Father's Blessing Charcoal on paper laid to a second sheet 12 5/8 x 1...
      Jan. 15, 2013

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Father's Blessing Charcoal on paper laid to a second sheet 12 5/8 x 1...

      Est: $500 - $700

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Father's Blessing Charcoal on paper laid to a second sheet 12 5/8 x 15 5/8 inches Referred to as the "American Diaz," because of his rich colorism, Robert Loftin Newman was born in Richmond, Virginia, and grew up in Clarksville, Tennessee. Traveling to Europe in 1850, he studied with Thomas Couture, assimilating his teacher's aesthetic of broad paint handling and a generalization of forms. During a second trip to Paris in 1854, Newman became acquainted with Jean-Francois Millet, spending several months at his Barbizon home and becoming one of the first Americans to purchase his work. After serving in the Civil War and again visiting France in 1882, Newman returned to New York, where he became known for his small-scale works portraying religious and literary subjects. C The Spanierman Gallery, LLC Collection of American Art

      Doyle New York
    • Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 The Wandering Mind
      Dec. 05, 2012

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 The Wandering Mind

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 The Wandering Mind Signed R. L. Newman (ll); inscribed Newman/Robert L./The Wandering Mind and No. 9 on old label's attached to the stretcher and initialed A. D. F. on the reverse Oil on canvas 11 x 9 1/8 inches Provenance: Private collection, Ontario, Canada Referred to as the "American Diaz," because of his rich colorism, Robert Loftin Newman was born in Richmond, Virginia, and grew up in Clarksville, Tennessee. Traveling to Europe in 1850, he studied with Thomas Couture, assimilating his teacher's aesthetic of broad paint handling and a generalization of forms. During a second trip to Paris in 1854, Newman became acquainted with Jean-Francois Millet, spending several months at his Barbizon home and becoming one of the first Americans to purchase his work. After serving in the Civil War and again visiting France in 1882, Newman returned to New York, where he became known for his small-scale canvases portraying religious and literary subjects. Newman rarely exhibited his work, and his rediscovery did not occur until the 1930s. When the Whitney Museum of American Art held a show of his work in 1934, Edward Alden Jewell stated: "even though we continue to feel that he was minor, [this exhibition] proves him to have been a man of genius, with a fine and sensitive appreciation both of the values discernible in human life and of the materials with which an artist is wont to express the vision that is his." (New York Times, January 20, 1935). A show of Newman's work was held at the National Collection of Fine Arts in 1973. This romantic image is suggestive of the work of Albert Pinkham Ryder. This connection makes sense as Newman was an important influence on Ryder, a close friend. C The Spanierman Gallery, LLC Collection of American Art

      Doyle New York
    • Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Little Red Riding Hood
      Dec. 05, 2012

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Little Red Riding Hood

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Little Red Riding Hood Inscribed Newman/(Robert L.)/Little Red/Riding hood/V. H. 280 on an old label attached to the stretcher Oil on canvas 9 x 7 1/8 inches: Provenance: Private collection, Ontario, Canada The fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood was portrayed by many artists including Gustave Doré, George Frederic Watts, and others. The subject seems an obvious one for Robert Loftin Newman, relating to his images of children infused with eerie moods, such as Children Playing (Brooklyn Museum). Here the wolf seems to be a figment of the shadowy atmosphere, adding a psychological element to the familiar story. C The Spanierman Gallery, LLC Collection of American Art

      Doyle New York
    • Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Holy Family
      Dec. 05, 2012

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Holy Family

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Robert Loftin Newman American, 1827-1912 Holy Family Signed R. L. Newman (ll) Oil on canvas 8 1/8 x 6 1/8 inches Provenance: Private collection, Ontario, Canada The mother-and-child theme was rendered often by Robert Loftin Newman. As in his other depictions of this subject, such as Madonna and Child (1897, Brooklyn Museum of Art), here he emphasized the emotional feeling of his subject rather than keeping to strict religious iconography. The weaving lines and flowing masses throughout the figures reflect the legacy of Thomas Couture's influence on Newman. This painting may be the work of this title in the Newman exhibition at Knoedler Gallery in 1894. C The Spanierman Gallery, LLC Collection of American Art

      Doyle New York
    • Robert Loftin Newman (American/NY, 1827-1912)
      Sep. 15, 2012

      Robert Loftin Newman (American/NY, 1827-1912)

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      Robert Loftin Newman (American/New York, 1827-1912), "Girl at Well", 1903, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right, handwritten Macbeth Gallery title and Artist Framing Co., New York labels en verso, 12 in. x 10 in., original Arts and Crafts carved frame with brass artist plaque Please Note: Starting Bid USD $1000

      Neal Auction Company
    • Robert Loftin Newman (American, 1827-1912)
      May. 15, 2012

      Robert Loftin Newman (American, 1827-1912)

      Est: $2,500 - $4,500

      Three nymphs and a satyr signed 'R. Newman' (lower right) oil on canvas 13 x 16in

      Bonhams
    • Robert Loftin Newman (1827-1912, American),
      Apr. 27, 2008

      Robert Loftin Newman (1827-1912, American),

      Est: $400 - $600

      Robert Loftin Newman (1827-1912, American), drawing "Flowers", pastel and charcoal on paper, signature possibly obscured by mat, 8" x 9.75" (sight), matted and framed, overall good condition, mat stain - Provenance and Exhibitions: Graham Gallery, NY and The National Collection of Fine Arts: Smithsonian Institution, DC

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