Fine Art

Saturday, May 4, 2024

The fall fine art auction featured a well-curated selection of American art, European art, prints and multiples, and sculptures that resulted in a 90% sell through rate. Leading the sale was a collection of nine Old Master prints, with the top lot being Lot 148, Knight, Death, and the Devil, which saw seven phone bidders compete fiercely, ultimately resulting in a sale price of $100,000. Additionally household American named crossed the auction block with strong results like Frank Swift Chase, Grandma Moses and William Trost Richards. A strong selection of works by women surpassed their respective estimates, including pieces by Alice Baber, Alma Thomas, and Pegeen Vail. Overall the auction achieved nearly $1.6 million in sales with 40% of lots selling above their estimate ranges.

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Auction Highlights

Lot 148

Albrecht Dürer
Knight, Death and the Devil
9 5/8 x 7 1/4 in.

Sold: $100,000

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Lot 56

Alma Woodsey Thomas
Untitled (from the My Garden Series)
acrylic and watercolor
39 1/2 x 21 3/4 in.

Sold: $68,750

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Lot 21

Grandma Moses
1944, oil
23 x 30 in.

Sold: $55,250

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Lot 24

Hunt Slonem
Cockatoos Creation (Master Plan)
2008, oil
48 x 48 in.

Sold: $31,250

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Lot 80

Edward Darley Boit
St. Mark’s Square, Venice
16 1/2 x 23 3/4 in.

Sold: $31,250

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Lot 15

Frank Swift Chase
Nantucket from Monomoy
12 x 16 in.

Sold: $31,250

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Lot 67

Anne Packard
Cape Beach, Provincetown, MA
36 x 48 in.

Sold: $32,500

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Lot 124

Ruth Henshaw Miles Bascom
Husband and Wife
pastel and pencil
19 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.

Sold: $50,000

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Lot 149

Albrecht Dürer
Melencolia 1
9 1/2 x 7 3/8 in.

Sold: $62,500

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Additional Information

Exhibition for the spring fine art auction will be held at our Charles Street gallery from Monday, April 29 – Friday, May 3. Please contact the gallery to schedule your visit.

If you would like to receive a complimentary, fully illustrated print catalogue for the fine art auction, please contact us.

We invite you to participate in our spring auction season in one of the following ways:

Attend In-Person: The auction will be held at our Beacon Hill gallery, and we welcome you to attend the auction in-person. Please register prior to the sale day in order to receive a paddle number by giving us a call at the gallery or emailing [email protected].

Bid Live Online: The auction will be live-streamed on our website so you can see and hear the auctioneer as you bid live from your computer or mobile device. In order to bid live, you will need to register for the auction. Once you have registered, you will be able to enter the live sale through the online catalogue on auction day.

Telephone Bid: We have limited telephone lines available for those who prefer not to bid online. Leave a telephone bid.

Absentee Bid: If you are unable to participate live on sale day, you may leave absentee bids through our website. In order to leave absentee bids, you will need to register for the auction. Once you have registered, you may leave absentee bids through the online catalogue.