By Thomas Elliot Norton
The historical past of good artwork auctions in the USA is an indelible list of public opinion within the realm of aesthetics and style. In each public sale, the murals that has the best attraction instructions the top rate, and a studying of the roster of gadgets and artists most often chosen offers a transparent and engaging photograph of the evolution of favor and flavor in America.
The historical past of Sotheby Parke Bernet and its predecessor companies in the US offers us a short synopsis ot the place we have been and the way we've replaced and what kind of we loved ourselves within the method. taking a look at the numerous illustrations of artistic endeavors offered over the process a century, we're mesmerized via the variety of items that experience gone through their public sale rooms.
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I 4S Theodore Robinson. The Layette. 1892. Oil on canvas, 58'/s x 36 />". C. Museum Purchase. As Girl Sewing, lot 56 in the artist's estate sale held on March 24, 1898, at the American Art Galleries. , The 46 price: $200. The story of collecting in America during the second half of the nineteenth century is inextricably linked with the name of Thomas Benedict Clarke businessman, 1899 — Treaty of Paris ending Spanish-American War is ratified by the United States clubman, collector, dealer, patron, connoisseur, Born Con- Clarke made in 1848, and promoter.
Oil 31 x 23". Private collection, the Netherlands. Lot 50 in the auction of paintings troni the estate of Joseph Jefferson, sold on April 27, American Art Galleries for $20,601 1980, it was sold as part of the Andre Meyer collection, at Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1906, at the In 1. October New York, for $990,000* "The Valuable Paintings Collected by the Late Joseph Jefferson" was the major auction of 1906. Anton Mauve 's Return of the Flock brought $42,500 the high price of the sale and respectable sums were paid for the other "modern" works that had belonged to a man who — enjoyed — a reputation as a painter as well as an actor.
Oil on canvas, 58'/s x 36 />". C. Museum Purchase. As Girl Sewing, lot 56 in the artist's estate sale held on March 24, 1898, at the American Art Galleries. , The 46 price: $200. The story of collecting in America during the second half of the nineteenth century is inextricably linked with the name of Thomas Benedict Clarke businessman, 1899 — Treaty of Paris ending Spanish-American War is ratified by the United States clubman, collector, dealer, patron, connoisseur, Born Con- Clarke made in 1848, and promoter.