The twentieth-century section boasts a number of exquisite original works by modern masters such as Georges Braque and Lyonel Feininger. Marc Chagall’s luminous color lithograph Femme du Peintre, 1971, depicting the artist alongside his wife, Valentina Brodsky, serves as testament to the artist’s printmaking capabilities. There are also important drawings and prints by Maurits C. Escher, Henry Moore and Man Ray.
Lot 471: Lyonel Feininger, Dorfkirche, watercolor, pen & ink, 1954. Estimate $12,000 to $18,000.
Lot 387: Pablo Picasso, Grand nu Dansant, color linoleum cut, 1962. Estimate $40,000 to $60,000.
Headlining American offerings are an array of quintessential New York City scenes by master printmaker Martin Lewis, a private, single-owner collection of iconic New York architectural views, and Grant Wood’s masterful Sultry Night, 1932.
Lot 266: Grant Wood, Sultry Night, lithograph, 1939. Estimate $15,000 to $20,000.
This robust section of nineteenth-century art is led by a scarce complete set of Honoré Daumier’s masterwork Les Gens de Justice. Originally published in the journal Charivari, the 38 lithographs critique French society, satirizing the daily lives of lawyers, judges and the bourgeois class.