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    A Look Inside the Catalogue



    Mary Cassatt

    Pablo Picasso

    Left, Lot 70: Mary Cassatt, Under the Horse Chestnut Tree, color drypoint and aquatint, 1896-97. Sold for $35,000.

    Right, Lot 333: Pablo Picasso, Les trois femmes, etching, 1922. Sold for $40,000.



    This biannual auction inaugurates our Autumn 2016 season with prints and drawings by celebrated American and European masters, surveying the past 200 years. The selection of fine nineteenth century material ranges from Mary Cassatt's Under the Horse Chestnut Tree, 1896-97, to Théodore Géricault's Études de Chevaux par Géricault, 1822, illustrating the diversity of taste in the early modern era. The sale includes important artists whose forays into printmaking will take center stage, including Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec.


    Lot 111: Paul Signac, Bourg St. Andeol, sepia ink and wash with charcoal, 1926. Sold for $22,500.



    Among American highlights is a broad offering of Regionalist prints, including an extensive collection of Thomas Hart Benton lithographs. We move from the rural to the urban with a run of early twentieth century prints depicting the ever-changing New York City, featuring several of Martin Lewis' best-known prints, including Relics (Speakeasy Corner), drypoint, 1928. 



    Left, Lot 175: Martin Lewis, Relics (Speakeasy Corner), drypoint, 1928. Sold for $52,500.

    Right, Lot 176: Martin Lewis, Little Penthouse, drypoint, 1931. Sold for $16,250. 









    Unique works on offer include Salvador Dalí’s The Reality of a Dream, 1960, a pen and sepia ink drawing, exemplifying the artist's grotesque yet meticulous style. The drawing recalls his 1940 oil painting Daddy Longlegs of the Evening–Hope!, now in the Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida. Works by European Modern artists Georges BraqueKäthe Kollwitz, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso round out the sale–an outstanding selection of prints, drawings, paintings and sculpture.








    Right, Lot 392: Henri Matisse, Nu au coussin bleu, lithograph, 1924. Sold for $40,000.





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