A team of 19th-century American art, mainly from two private Texas collections, will be offered at Christie’s on Jan. 19 along with the Americana Week marquee gross sales.
Leading the team is In the Yosemite, a landscape by
(1830-1902), a German-American painter finest acknowledged for his sweeping American Western landscapes.
“He was a single of the initial artists for the duration of the Westward Expansion to convey back photographs of the West,” states
a expert in Christie’s American Art division. “This attractive landscape was painted in the field, that includes The Center Cathedral Rock, the legendary area in Yosemite Countrywide Park.”
The painting was offered from the estate of
Richard Rutherford Jr.
(1934-2020), an oilman and rancher in Houston, Texas, who obtained the piece in 1973. The piece has a presale estimate between US$300,000 and US$500,000.
A further spotlight is Frederic Edwin Church’s landscape Winter Scene in Hartford, with an estimate between US$200,000 and US$300,000. Church (1826-1900) was a central determine in the Hudson River College, an artwork motion in the mid-19th century motivated by romanticism. Their paintings typically depict the Hudson River Valley and the surrounding area, together with the Catskills, Adirondacks, and White Mountains.
Wintertime Scene in Hartford was available from the
James William Glanville
Nancy Hart Glanville
Assortment, a single of the most distinguished personal collections of American artwork. The pair experienced both served on the board of the Museum of Fantastic Arts in Houston.
He died in 1992, and she died in 2020.
Around 70 tons of 19th-century American artwork from these two collections will be integrated in the Christie’s sale on Jan. 19, with an estimated total worth of concerning US$3 million and US$4.5 million.
This will be the to start with time for Christie’s to crack up the common American paintings and sculptures to incorporate 19th-century American artwork as a new group to reflect the gathering desire of today’s collectors, Kestenman says.
Whole information of the sale are now out there for on the internet viewing. Public exhibition at Christie’s
New York galleries will get started on Jan. 13, by appointment only.