Auction Highlights: 19th & 20th Century Art — March 14, 2024

Henri Matisse, Jeune Femme aux Poissons Rouges, pen an dink on the title page of Henri Matisse, Editions des Chroniques du Jour, circa 1930. Estimate $30,000 to $50,000

An array of fine art bridges the seasons and centuries alike. Among the top nineteenth-century offerings are an early Barbizon School drawing by Jean-François Millet, Femme sur l’âne, color pastels, circa 1855–60; a stunning Symbolist watercolor, Deux Femmes, circa 1890, by Auguste Rodin; and scarce etchings and lithographs by Whistler, Cassatt, Renoir, Pissarro, Cézanne, and Monet—including a kaleidoscopic proof made in collaboration with the printmaker George W. Thornley, Vue d’une côte avec des voiliers, circa 1894.

Highlights among the modern works include drawings and prints by European artists including Munch, Kollwitz, Léger, Delaunay, Chagall, Moore, and Giacometti. Two signature, mid-career works by of the pillars of European modernism lead the section: Pablo Picasso’s bold and colorful still life study, Fleurs, color crayons, 1959, and Henri Matisse’s Jeune Femme aux Poissons Rouges, pen and ink, circa 1930. There is also a significant group of American modernist works, including paintings, drawings and prints, and a section devoted to Latin American modernists.

Auguste Rodin, Deux Femmes, watercolor, circa 1890. Estimate $15,000 to $20,000
Pablo Picasso, Fleurs, color crayons on paper, 1959.
Estimate $80,000 to $120,000

Maurits C. Escher, Bond of Union, lithograph, 1956.
Estimate $30,000 to $50,000
Henry Moore, Figure Studies, watercolor, ink, wash, wax resist, pastel, pencil, gouache and crayon, circa 1948. Estimate $20,000 to $30,000

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