Upcoming Highlights: 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings

Featuring Property from the Ismar Littmann Family Collection of German Expressionism & European Avant-Garde

At Auction March 5

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Our morning session will begin with Property from the Ismar Littmann Family Collection of German Expressionism and European Avant-Garde. The collection includes significant works by Lyonel Feininger, Erich Heckel, Paul Klee, Käthe Kollwitz, Otto Mueller and Max Pechstein. A robust selection continues in the afternoon session, ranging from nineteenth-century visionaries such as James A. M. Whistler to modern masters like Georges Braque, Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso, as well as a run of scarce prints by Edvard Munch. A highlight of the American section includes Rain On Murray Hill by Martin Lewis, a quintessential New York scene that demonstrates Lewis’s mastery of printmaking and his adept skill at depicting nocturnal and atmospheric conditions.


The Ismar Littmann Family Collection

Few collectors in Breslau during the early 1900s had a passion for connoisseurship, collecting and the visual arts equal to Ismar Littmann, who amassed more than 6,000 works of art with visions for a public installation of the collection. Todd Weyman, Director of Prints & Drawings, recounts the family’s collecting history in an introductory essay for the catalogue.

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Lot 112: Otto Mueller, Lagernde Zigeunerfamilie mit Ziege, color lithograph, 1926-27. Estimate $30,000 to $50,000.


Lot 93: Max Pechstein, Sommer I, woodcut with watercolor, 1912. Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.


pastel street scene

Lot 17: Lesser Ury, Allee im Tiergarten, Berlin, color pastels, circa 1920. Estimate $50,000 to $80,000.


Lot 66: Käthe Kollwitz, Figuren Studien, charcoal, double-sided, circa 1905. Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.


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Original Works


detail of Sonia Delaunay artist book

Lot 393: Sonia Delaunay, La Prose du Transsibérien et de la petite Jehanne de France by Blaise Cendrars, color pochoir with watercolor on four joined sheets, 1913. Pictured here is a detail. Estimate $70,000 to $100,000.


don quixote on horseback by Salvador Dalí

Lot 559: Salvador Dalí, Don Quichotte e Sancio Panza, watercolor, pen & ink, 1964. Estimate $40,000 to $60,000.


female nude drawing

Lot 227: William A. Bouguereau, Diana, pencil & chalk. Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.




portrait of Vincent van Gogh's doctor

Lot 258: Vincent van Gogh, Homme à la Pipe: Portrait du Docteur Gachet, etching, 1890. Estimate $80,000 to $120,000.


Lot 473: Edvard Munch, Harpyie, lithograph, 1899. Estimate $15,000 to $20,000.



Lot 474: Edvard Munch, August Strindberg, lithograph, 1896. Estimate $30,000 to $50,000.


triptych of three engravings

Lot 163: William Blake, Illustrations from the Book of Job, complete set of 22 engravings, 1826. Estimate $30,000 to $50,000.


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