A Look Inside the Catalogue
Our first Prints & Drawings sale of the year offers rare works by American and European masters. From the nineteenth century come scarce prints by James A. M. Whistler, a selection of rich etchings by Mary Cassatt and James Jacques Tissot, lithographs by Édouard Vuillard and Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s color lithograph Enfants Jouant à la Balle, circa 1900.
The auction opens with a selection of works from The Collection of Eric Carlson.
Left, Lot 197: Édouard Vuillard, Paysages et Intérieurs, complete set of 13 color lithographs, 1899. Estimate $150,000 to $200,000.
Lot 551: Marc Chagall, Four Tales from the Arabian Nights, complete portfolio with 13 lithographs, Pantheon Books,
New York, 1948. Estimate $250,000 to $350,000.
Lot 517: Salvador Dalí, Orologi Molli, watercolor, 1960. Estimate $70,000 to $100,000.
Left, Lot 370: Pablo Picasso, Femme au fauteuil, No. 1, lithograph, 1948. Estimate $40,000 to $60,000.
Right, Lot 124: Edgar Degas, Femme nue debout à sa toilette, lithograph, 1891-92. Estimate $50,000 to $80,000.
The Modern European section of the sale teems with important prints by Salvador Dalí, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso as well as a superb selection of Modernist German works by Ernst L. Kirchner, Otto Mueller, Egon Schiele and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff.
American prints that showcase the rapid urbanization of the twentieth century include works by Howard Cook, Armin Landeck, Martin Lewis and Louis Lozowick, while important Regionalist prints include a selection of lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood.
Right, Lot 125: Mary Cassatt, The Coiffure, color drypoint & soft-ground etching, circa 1891.
Estimate $40,000 to $60,000.
Lot 259: Martin Lewis, Which Way?, aquatint, 1932. Estimate $30,000 to $50,000.
Lot 230: Edward Hopper, Evening Wind, etching, 1921. Estimate $50,000 to $80,000.
For more information on the sale, contact a Specialist in the Prints & Drawings department.
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