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<ul><li><p>Important Americana, Paintings, Furniture,and Decorative Arts SaleTuesday, 17 January 2012 10:00 AM</p><p>127 East 69th Street New York, NY 10021 +1 212 734 2381</p><p>1005Important Americana, Paintings, Furniture, and Decorative Arts Sale</p><p>17 January, 2012 </p></li><li><p>Front cover: Lots 24 (detail), </p><p>26(detail), 79 and 80 </p><p>Back cover: Lot 8</p><p>Inside front cover Lot 75 (detail)</p><p>Inside back cover Lot 118</p><p>Page 2 Lot 107</p><p>Page 5 Lot 26</p><p>President and Owner: Leigh Keno,</p><p>Staff: Sarah DeSanctis,</p><p>Jack OBrien,</p><p>Amy Sheldon,</p><p>Catherine Skibitcky,</p><p>Consultant: Betty Krulik, Fine Arts</p><p>Auction Inquiries &amp; </p><p>Bid Department:</p><p>Sale Inquiries:</p><p>phone: 212 734 2381</p><p></p><p>Auction Online:</p><p>This auction features online viewing and</p><p>live online bidding at</p><p>and</p><p>Conditions of Sale:</p><p>This auction is subject to</p><p>Important Notices, Conditions of</p><p>Sale and Reserves. </p><p>IMPORTANT AMERICANA, PAINTINGS, FURNITURE, </p><p>AND DECORATIVE ARTS SALE</p><p>Sale:</p><p>Tuesday, January 17, 2012 10:00 AM</p><p>Viewing:</p><p>Saturday, January 14, 2012 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.</p><p>Sunday, January 15, 2012 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.</p><p>Monday, January 16, 2012 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.</p><p>Tuesday, January 17, 2012 8:00 a.m. to End of sale.(viewing available during sale)</p><p>Location:</p><p>Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Wallace Hall</p><p>980 Park Avenue at 84th Street</p><p>New York, NY 10028</p><p>Auction Code: 1005</p><p>In sending absentee bids or making inquiries, this sale should be referred to as SALE 1005.</p></li><li><p>Handling and Collection</p><p>Lots will not be released until all outstanding charges due to Keno Auctions are paid in full. Please contact Keno Auctions ClientAccounts department at +1 212 734 2381 or</p><p>Administration and Handling Charges</p><p>Property not picked up the day of the sale or by 3:00 p.m. the following day will result in handling and administration charges plusany applicable sales taxes.</p><p>Charges All Property</p><p>Administration (per lot, due on Day 36) $150.00Handling (per lot/day, beginning Day 36) $12.00</p><p>Keno Auctions Sale Site Welpak Corporation</p><p>Church of St. Ignatius Loyola 58-60 Grand Avenue</p><p>Wallace Hall Maspeth, NY 11378</p><p>980 Park Avenue 718 391 0155</p><p>New York, NY 10028</p><p>Hours: 9:00 a.m. end of sale Hours: 9:00 5:00 p.m.</p><p>January 17, 2012 Monday Friday, except public holidays</p><p>Hours: 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.</p><p>January 18</p><p>Directions to the Sale</p><p>By Subway:</p><p>Take 6 train to 77th Street OR take 4, 5, or 6train to 86th Street.</p><p>Driving Directions</p><p>From Westchester</p><p> New York State Thruway (I-87) South</p><p> Exit 3, towards East 138 Street Stay straight to go onto Exterior </p><p>Street. Turn right onto Madison Avenue Bridge.</p><p> Madison Avenue Bridge becomes Madison Avenue. Turn Left onto 135Street. Turn Right onto Park Avenue.</p><p> Turn Left onto East 132 Street, take the FDR Drive South to 96 Street (exit 14)</p><p> Either go right onto 96 Street, drive across town to Park Avenue and turn left OR</p><p> Go straight onto York Avenue, turn right at 85 Street, turn left at Park Avenue.</p><p>From Long Island</p><p> Long Island Expressway (I-495) to exit 30W, towards Midtown Tunnel</p><p> Take Grand Central Parkway (Exit 22A) towards 108 St. Keep right at the fork in the ramp.</p><p> Grand Central Parkway goes into Triborough Bridge. Keep to the Right, take the exit for Manhattan. Keep to the center through the tolls,follow signs for FDR Drive South.</p><p> Exit at 96 Street (exit 14). Either go right onto 96 Street, drive </p><p>across town to Park Avenue and turn left OR</p><p> Go straight onto York Avenue, turn right at 85 Street, turn left at Park Avenue. </p><p>From Connecticut</p><p> I-95 South Continue onto 1-278 W Take exit for FDR Drive Merge onto Robert F. Kennedy </p><p>Bridge Keep right and follow signs for 125 </p><p>St./2nd Avenue Turn right onto E. 125th St Turn left on Lexington Avenue (3rd </p><p>cross street) Turn right on E. 85th St. Take first left on to Park Avenue</p><p>From the Lincoln Tunnel</p><p> On exiting the tunnel, exit on the left towards 40 Street 7 North/WestSide Hwy</p><p> Take West Side Highway to 79th Street</p><p> Turn left onto Broadway Take Broadway to 86 Street, turn </p><p>right onto 86 Street Take 86 Street through Central Park.</p><p>You will exit the park on 84 Street. The church is on the corner of 84 </p><p>Street and Park Avenue.</p><p>Parking:</p><p>There are many parking garages in the neigh-borhood. The closest is Belmont, on 84between Park and Lexington.</p><p>Additional parking garages include: Albert Parking LLC </p><p>30 E. 85th Street (between 5th and Madison) 212-249-5290</p><p> East 82nd Street Garage 111 E.82ndStreet (between Lex and Park) 212-288-9645</p><p> Gold East Garage 55 E. 87th Street (between Madison and Park) 212-831-4818</p></li><li><p>6 Additional Information, Photographs and Condition Reports at </p><p>Property of a New York Gentleman</p><p>1</p><p>Fernand Le Gout-Gerard (French, 1854-1924)</p><p>BRETON WOMEN AT THE EMBANKMENT</p><p>Signed and dated lower left</p><p>Oil on canvas laid down on plywood </p><p>24 x 28 1/2 in.</p><p>$5,000-10,000</p><p>Property of a Gentleman</p><p>2</p><p>Henriette Ronner (Dutch, 1821-1909)</p><p>THE DOG CART </p><p>Signed lower right Henriette Ronner</p><p>Oil on canvas</p><p>22 5/8 x 18 in. </p><p>$1,500-2,500</p><p>1</p><p>2 3</p><p>Henri Joseph Harpignies (French, 1819-1916)</p><p>PAYSAGE AVEC UNE FEMME AU BORD DE LA RIVIERE</p><p>Signed and dated lower left, H Harpignies 1900 </p><p>Oil on canvas</p><p>12 x 17 in. </p><p>$4,000-6,000</p><p>Provenance: Arthur Tooth &amp; Sons, New York </p><p>Mrs. George E. Rand, Buffalo, New York</p><p>Exhibitions: Buffalo, New York, the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Gallery</p><p>4</p><p>Charles Edouard Frere (French, 1837-1894)</p><p>FEEDING BABY, 1871</p><p>Signed and dated lower left Edouard Frere 71</p><p>Oil on panel </p><p>14 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. </p><p>$3,000-5,000</p><p>Provenance: Arthur Tooth &amp; Sons, New York </p><p>Mrs. George E. Rand, Buffalo, New York</p><p>Exhibitions: Buffalo, New York, the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Gallery</p><p>3</p><p>4</p></li><li><p> Additional Information, Photographs and Condition Reports at 7</p><p>Property of a Massachusetts Gentleman</p><p>5</p><p>Attributed to Sir Godfrey Kneller (British, 1646-1723)</p><p>Pair of Portraits</p><p>PORTRAIT OF A MAN and PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN</p><p>Oil on canvas in early carved and gilt wooden frames</p><p>30 x 24 in. (oval) (2)</p><p>$5,000-8,000</p><p>6</p><p>French School, Early 19th Century</p><p>MADONNA AND CHILD WITH JOSEPH AND PUTTI</p><p>Oil on canvas</p><p>Unsigned </p><p>17 x 22 1/2 in. </p><p>$800-1,200</p><p>Property of a Connecticut Lady</p><p>7</p><p>Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917)</p><p>VICTOR HUGO</p><p>Inscribed M.L. A.R. </p><p>Dry point etching, state fi ve</p><p>8 1/2 x 6 1/8 in.</p><p>$1,000-1,500</p><p>5 5</p><p>6 7</p></li><li><p>8 Additional Information, Photographs and Condition Reports at</p><p>8</p><p>William Mason Brown (American, 1828-</p><p>1898)</p><p>STILL LIFE WITH WATERMELON, FRUIT AND </p><p>CALLA LILLIES</p><p>Signed with conjoined initials lower left W M Brown</p><p>Oil on canvas</p><p>Unframed</p><p>19 3/4 x 16 in. </p><p>A letter from Dr. William H. Gerdts authenticating this </p><p>work accompanies the lot. </p><p>$20,000-40,000</p><p>Provenance: Purchased in New York in the 1950s by a </p><p>prominent theater entertainment family</p><p>Thence by descent</p><p>We are grateful to Dr. William H. Gerdts, Professor </p><p>Emeritus of Art History, Graduate School of the City </p><p>University of New York for preparing the following:</p><p>I have examined the vertical painting of watermelon, </p><p>grapes, and an apple, situated in a landscape, and </p><p>signed WMBrown. This is the artists typical signature, </p><p>but more, the painting is very much in Browns manner. </p><p>Comparisons with other works by him--the manner in </p><p>which he highlights both green and purple grapes; the </p><p>larger watermelon with the roughened interior, though </p><p>not with the deep cuts sometimes found in his work; the </p><p>beautifully rendered apple; and not only the use of dir[t] </p><p>and stony ground plane, but that particular formation of </p><p>ground plane, is very typical of Brown and can be found </p><p>in numerous other works painted by him which situated </p><p>his fruit subjects in the out-of-doors. In my opinion this is </p><p>a work by William Mason Brown.</p><p> W. H. G. December 2011</p><p>8</p><p>9</p><p>9</p><p>William Rickerby Miller (American, 1818-</p><p>1893)</p><p>PEACHES ON A MARBLE TABLE TOP</p><p>Signed lower left, W.R. Miller 1862</p><p>Inscribed verso A Study of Peaches W.M. R. Miller / </p><p>Artist 709 Broadway NY</p><p>Oil on panel </p><p>5 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. </p><p> $3,000-6,000</p></li><li><p> Additional Information, Photographs and Condition Reports at 9</p><p>Property of a West Coast Gentleman</p><p>12</p><p>Jacob Eichholtz (American, 1776-1842)</p><p>PORTRAIT OF MRS. LAWRENCE LEWIS</p><p>Circa 1825</p><p>Oil on canvas</p><p>30 x 25 in. </p><p>$3,000-5,000 </p><p>Anna Maria Stocker (b. July 6, 1796, Pottstown, d. April 11, 1879), was the daughter </p><p>of John Clements Stocker (1760-1813), and his wife Mary Katherine Rutter (1762-</p><p>1813). She was married Dec. 4, 1817, to Lawrence Lewis, a Philadelphia merchant.</p><p>Provenance: Robert M. Lewis, 1829-1899, son of the subject</p><p>To his son; Lawrence Lewis, 1857 -1890</p><p>Anna Shippen Lewis. 1865- 1946, grandniece of the subject</p><p>Robert M. Lewis, 1886- 1958, great grandson of the subject </p><p>To his widow, Mrs. Robert M. Lewis, who owned the portrait when it was listed by </p><p>Rebecca Beal in 1969 </p><p>Mrs. Robert M. Lewis, New Haven, Connecticut</p><p>Literature: This portrait is listed a s No. 468 in the catalogue raisonn of Jacob </p><p>Eichholtzs work by Rebecca Beal, The Historical Society of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, </p><p>1969.</p><p>Property of a New York Gentleman</p><p>10</p><p>American School, 19th Century</p><p>CAMPFIRE SCENE</p><p>Signed lower right indistinctly H 1840 (?)</p><p>Oil on canvas</p><p>22 x 30 1/4 in. </p><p>$3,000-6,000</p><p>Provenance: Part of the Guennol Collection of Alastair B. Martin</p><p>Property of a Gentleman</p><p>11</p><p>George Henry Hall (AMERICAN, 1825-1913)</p><p>MARKETING ON A COLD DAY, 1858</p><p>Signed and dated lower center 1858 G.H. HALL</p><p>Oil on canvas</p><p>11 3/4 x 10 in. </p><p>$1,200-1,800</p><p>11</p><p>12</p><p>10</p></li><li><p>10 Additional Information, Photographs and Condition Reports at</p><p>14</p><p>14</p><p>Attributed to Thomas Doughty (American, 1793-1856)</p><p>TWO FISHERMAN AT A STREAM </p><p>Unsigned </p><p>Oil on canvas</p><p>18 1/4 x 30 in. </p><p>$3,000-6,000</p><p>Property of a New York Family</p><p>13</p><p>Levi Wells Prentice (American, 1851-1935)</p><p>CURRANTS GROWING ON A VINE</p><p>Signed lower right L.W. Prentice</p><p>Signed verso L.W. Prentice</p><p>Oil on canvas</p><p>10 x 7 1/8 in. </p><p>$8,000-12,000</p><p>Provenance: Acquired from the artist </p><p>Descended in the Wilmont Youngs and Hallock families of Long Island, NY</p><p>13</p></li><li><p> Additional Information, Photographs and Condition Reports at 11</p><p>15 15</p><p>16 17</p><p>Property of a New York Gentleman</p><p>15</p><p>William Lewis Sonntag Jr. (American, 1869-1898)</p><p>WINDMILL ON A SEASIDE and BEACHED BOAT: Two watercolors</p><p>Each watercolor with gouache on paperboard </p><p>Each signed lower left W. Lewis Sonntag Jr.</p><p>6 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (sight) (2)</p><p>$800-1,200</p><p>Property of a New York Gentleman</p><p>16</p><p>William Trost Richards (American, 1833-1905)</p><p>ST. JOHNS HEAD, HOY, ORKNAY ISLAND, SCOTLAND</p><p>Circa 1873</p><p>Signed lower left: Wm. T. Richards</p><p>Oil on board</p><p>9 x 16 in. </p><p>$8,000-12,000</p><p>Provenance: Dr. Robert Durell, New York, NY</p><p>Private collection</p><p>Exhibitions: Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Museum of Art; Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania </p><p>Academy of the Fine Arts, William Trost Richards, American Landscape and Marine </p><p>Painter, June 20- October 21, 1973, cat. no. 89.</p><p>Literature: Ferber, Linda, Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Museum of Art; Philadelphia, PA, </p><p>Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, William Trost Richards, American Landscape and </p><p>Marine Painter, June 20- October 21, 1973, cat. no.89, illustrated</p><p>Property of A West Coast Gentleman</p><p>17</p><p>American School, 19th Century</p><p>LANDSCAPE WITH MANOR HOUSE BY A SHORELINE</p><p>Circle of DeGrailly</p><p>Oil on canvas</p><p>With giltwood frame </p><p>22 x 27 1/2 in. </p><p>$1,000-2,000</p></li><li><p>12 Additional Information, Photographs and Condition Reports at</p><p>20</p><p>20</p><p>*Arthur Parton (American, 1842-1914)</p><p>FULL SUMMER ALONG A RIVER</p><p>Signed lower right Arthur Parton</p><p>Watercolor on paper</p><p>17 x 23 in. </p><p>$300-500</p><p>Property of A New York Gentleman</p><p>18</p><p>Amanda Brewster Sewell (American, 1859-1926)</p><p>PORTRAIT OF CANDACE CATHERINE STIMSON (1869-1930)</p><p>Signed upper left A Brewster</p><p>Dated upper right 1884</p><p>Oil on canvas </p><p>21 1/4 x 17 in. </p><p>$3,000-4,000 </p><p>Her grandmother is Candace Wheeler, designer and business partner of L.C. Tiffany </p><p>and Lockwood deForest. </p><p>Her aunt is Dora Wheeler, student and close friend of William Merritt Chase who </p><p>painted the iconic portrait of Dora (Cleveland Museum)</p><p>Candace Catherine Stimsons brother was Henry Stimson, Secretary of War under </p><p>President Taft, then Secretary of State under President Hoover and again Secretary of </p><p>War, but under President F. D. Roosevelt. </p><p>Property of a New England Gentleman</p><p>19</p><p>Christopher High Shearer (American, 1846-1926)</p><p>FISHING IN AN AUTUMN STREAM</p><p>Signed and dated lower left C.H. Shearer 1886</p><p>Oil on canvas</p><p>18 x 24 in. </p><p>$1,200-1,800</p><p>18</p><p>19</p></li><li><p> Additional Information, Photographs and Condition Reports at 13</p><p>22</p><p>23</p><p>Property of a West Coast Gentleman</p><p>22</p><p>John Clinton Spencer (American, 1861-1919)</p><p>STILL LIFE WITH RASPBERRIES</p><p>Signed and dated lower left J. C. Spencer / 1916 </p><p>Oil on canvas </p><p>7 x 12 in. </p><p>$500-700</p><p>Property of a New Jersey Gentleman</p><p>23</p><p>Stephan Schwartz (Austrian, 1851-1924)</p><p>FAWN WITH GEESE</p><p>Signed ST. SCHWARTZ</p><p>Bronze cast on marble base </p><p>overall h. 10 1/2 in.; w. 15 1/2 in.; d. 5 3/4 in. </p><p>$1,200-1,800</p><p>Provenance: Private Collection</p><p>Exhibited: Chicago, IL, Worlds Columbian Exposition, 1893</p><p>21</p><p>James Gale Tyler (American, 1855-1931)</p><p>SAILING CLOSE TO SHORE</p><p>Signed lower right James G Tyler</p><p>Oil on canvas laid down on masonite</p><p>16 1/4 x 29 3/4 in. </p><p>$5,000-10,000</p><p>Provenance: Acquired circa 1950 by a Long Island Collector and thence by descent</p><p>21</p></li><li><p>14 Additional Information, Photographs and Condition Reports at</p><p>Exhibitions: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and Philadelphia Water Color </p><p>Club, Philadelphia, 1935, 33rd Annual Philadelphia Watercolor Exhibition (lent by Milch </p><p>Galleries)</p><p>Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, 1936 (March 12- May 10), 15th International Exhibition </p><p>of Water Colors, no. 280 (lent by Milch Galleries)</p><p>Hirschl &amp; Adler Galleries, NY, 1987 (April 25-June 6), Painters in Pastel: A Survey of </p><p>American Works, no. 28, p. 36, illus. in color</p><p>Graham Gallery, NY, 1988 (February), Works on Paper</p><p>Adams Davidson Galleries, Washington, D.C., 1988 (April 15-May 28), Masters of the </p><p>Medium: Important American Drawings, Watercolors and Pastels, no 14</p><p>Please note:</p><p>This painting will be included in Stuart P. Felds and Kathleen M. Burnsides forthcom-</p><p>ing catalogue raisonn of the artists works.</p><p>We are grateful to Kathleen Burnside and Stuart Feld for their assistance in </p><p>cataloguing this lot.</p><p>This work was consigned to Hirschl and Adler Galleries in 1987 via Graham Gallery </p><p>for inclusion in an exhibition of pastels.</p><p>Property of a New York Family</p><p>24</p><p>Frederick Childe Hassam (American, 1859-1935)</p><p>SMELT FISHERS, COS COB, 1902</p><p>Signed and dated lower right Childe Hassam / 1902</p><p>Pastel and charcoal over pencil on paper board</p><p>9 5/8 x 10 3/4 in. </p><p>$30,000-50,000</p><p>Provenance: Milch Galleries, NY</p><p>Private Collection, NY: to sale 3865, Sotheby Parke-Bernet, NY, April 29,1976, no. 125, </p><p>illus., (sold $4,750.) </p><p>James Graham Gallery, NY, 1976 </p><p>Private Collection, NY, until 1989 </p><p>Sothebys, NY, sale 5941, November 30, 1989, no. 149, illus. in color (s...</p></li></ul>