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Monday, January 26, 2015

Map Class at the University of Tennessee with gifts from Graham Arader and Jeff Leving



Auction Results & Prices Realized, January 24th, 2015, American & European Art

Arader Galleries's first auction of the New Year was a resounding success! The sale, which took place on Saturday, January 24th, featured 145 lots with works by John James Audubon, a large selection of American and European paintings, rare globes, fine furniture, natural history watercolors, historic views and maps, and Western Americana. The auction totaled over $3.2 million in sales.

This auction featured iconic plates from John James Audubon's Birds of America. The three highest sellers among these popular lots were the Columbia Jay (Lot 5), American Robin (LOT 6), and the Canvas Back Duck (LOT 15), which sold for $42,700, $51,850, and $51,850 respectively.

Some of the most exciting action occurred in the paintings section where there was rapid bidding and intense interest. Ernest Charton’s depiction of Quito, Ecuador (Lot22) went for $39,650, Albert Bierstadt’s Sailing Vessells off Capri (Lot 70) went for $85,400 and Arthur F. Tait’s Buck at Bay (Lot 82) achieve a price of $51,850. The View of Valletta Harbor (Lot 72) went for over twice the high estimate, selling for $20,740, and William Huggins's painting of A Lion in his Den (Lot 85) also achieved double the high estimate for a price of $21,960.  

Some of the highlights in other sections of the sale included a beautiful Louis XIV Globe by Guillaume de L’Isle (Lot 119), which sold for over three times the high estimate at $151,280, and a pair of Smith Terrestrial & Celestial Globe’s c. 1825 (Lot 121), which achieved a price of $67,100.

There will be another exciting auction on Saturday, February 28th. Included in this next sale are a selection of John James Audubon’s best plates from the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, an amazing selection of Karl Bodmer’s Western Americana, and much more!

1 Audubon. Plate 32: Black-billed Cuckoo  $      8,540
2 Audubon. Plate 52: Chuck Will's Widow  $      8,540
3 Audubon. Plate 22: Purple Martin  $      2,440
4 Audubon. Plate 62: Pigeon Hawk  $      9,150
5 Audubon. Plate 96: Columbia Jay  $    42,700
6  Audubon. Plate 131: American Robin  $    51,850
7 Audubon. Plate 137: Yellow-Breasted Chat  $      2,745
8 Audubon, Plate 147: Nighthawk  $      6,710
9 Audubon. Plate 161: Brasilian Caracara Eagle  $      7,320
10 Audubon. Plate 187: Boat-tailed Grackle  $      4,880
11 Audubon. Plate 207: Booby Gannet  $      4,880
12 Audubon. Plate 222: White Ibis  $    19,520
13 Audubon. Plate 232: Hooded Merganser  $      6,710
14 Audubon. Plate 277: Hutchins Barnacle Goose  $      2,440
15 Audubon. Plate 301: Canvas Back Duck  $    51,850
16 Audubon. Plate 302: Dusky Duck  $      8,540
17 Audubon. Plate 325: Buffel-headed Duck  $      5,490
18 Audubon. Plate 397: Scarlet Ibis  $    34,160
19 Victor C. Forsythe. A Norther  $      1,464
20 Norton Bush. A Memory of the Tropics  $    36,600
21 George Chambers, Jr. Volcanic Range, Nicaragua  $    19,520
22 Ernest Charton. Quito, Ecuador  $    39,650
23 Unknown Artist. South American Landscape  $      4,880
24 Kerkhoff. View of Kampong.  $    10,980
25 Catlin. Leopard Hunting  $    39,650
26 Catlin. Panther Shooting  $    45,750
27 Catlin. Ostrich Chase  $    42,700
28 Simon H. Vedder. Sioux Indians Pow Wow  $    39,650
29 Dellenbaugh. The Grand Canyon  $    12,200
30 James E. Stuart. The Grand Geyser  $      6,710
31 Thomas Hill. Union Point, Yosemite  $    30,500
32 James E. Stuart. Approaching Storm  $      6,100
33 Arthur W. Best. Grand Canyon  $         854
34 Thomas Hill. Riders In Yosemite  UNSOLD 
35 Robert Havell JR. The Falls  $      7,320
36 Dellenbaugh. Grand Canyon near Kaibab  $      9,150
37 George H. Durrie. East Rock, New Haven  $    30,500
38 Aaron H.Gorson. Industrial Landscape  $      2,745
39 Francis A. Silva. Seabright from Galilee, NJ  $  183,000
40 Henry P. Smith. Connecticut Homestead  $    10,370
41 Robert Havell Jr. Cow Hearders  $         671
42 Carl P.Weber. Mountain Landscape w/ Waterfall  $    12,200
43 Hermann Herzog. Boy by a Waterfall  $    24,400
44 Thomas W. Whittredge. River Scene  $    73,200
45 Robert Dodd. Greenland Whale Fishery  $    97,600
46 Robert S. Duncanson. Ohio River Valley   $    42,700
47 George Winter. Indian Encampment  $    10,980
48 Barraud. Gentleman Mounted on Chestnut Hunter  $      1,952
49 Walter Till. Indian Hunting Buffalo  $         854
50 Dean Wolstenholme Jr. The Hunt  $         427
51 Dean Wolstenholme Jr. After the Hunt  $         488
52 George Frederick Bensell. Closing In  UNSOLD 
53 John F. Herring Jr. The Plough Team  $      3,355
54 John Frederick Herring Jr. The Stable Yard  $      4,575
55 Richard M. Hallet. The Turmoil of Flight  $      3,965
56 Ray C. Strang. Attack on the Post  $      8,540
57 William Dodg., An Auction at the Mines  $      2,440
58 Oliver Kemp. Man Whaling  $      4,880
59 Frank Stick. The Last Shot  $    10,370
60 Henri-Joseph Harpignies. A Summer landscape  $    14,640
61 Tompkins H. Matteson. Santa's Workshop  $      4,880
62 Govert Dircksz Camphuyzen. An Amorous Couple   $    48,800
63 Leslie Carr. Untitled [Train]  $        671
64 Jean Cazin. Untitled [Canal Scene]  $     3,050
65 Robert Salmon. The Ship Liverpool  UNSOLD 
66 Jan Claesz Rietschoof. Maritime Scene  $     5,490
67 August Hermann Knoop, A Seaman and His Family  UNSOLD 
68 James Bard. Steamboat "Nantasket"  $   15,860
69 Peter Monamy. [Untitled Seascape]  $     3,965
70 Bierstadt. Sailing Vessels off Capri  $   85,400
71 Dodd. The Schooner "Fannie Palmer"   $     4,880
72 Unknown Artist. View of Valletta Harbor, Malta  $   20,740
73 Andrew Melrose. Windy River Landscape  $     2,440
74 Francisco Miralles y Galup. The Upcoming Storm.  $ 122,000
75 Edward Lear. Mont Blanc  $   73,200
76 Athos Menaboni. Peregrin Falcon  $     4,575
77 Athos Menaboni. Common Mallard  $   10,980
78 Francis Lee Jaques. Migration of the Geese  $   12,200
79 Basil Ede. Untitled [Macaws]  $     6,710
80 Basil Ede. Untitled [Snowy Herons]  $   10,370
81 Basil Ede. Untitled [Snow Heron]  $     7,320
82 Arthur F. Tait. Buck at Bay  $   51,850
83 George Armfield. Terriers Rabbiting  $     4,880
84 Rosa Bonheur. Sheep Grazing in a Meadow  $   30,500
85 William Huggins. A Lion in his Den.   $   21,960
86 Bosschaert. Flowers on a Stone Ledge  $   33,550
87 Adelheid Dietrich. Still Life with Flowers  $   33,550
88 Flemish School. Flowers in a Vase on a Ledge  $   15,860
89 Casteels.  Flowers in a Glass Vase   $   27,450
90 Severin Roesen. Still Life with Strawberries  $   42,700
91 Monnoyer. Bouquet of Flowers on a Table  $   30,500
92 Giovanni Saglier. Pair of Still Lifes  $   30,500
93 Severin Roesen, Still Life with Fruit  UNSOLD 
94 Prevost. Still Life with a Bouquet of Flowers  $   61,000
95 Athos Menaboni. Magnolia  $     2,745
96 Juan P. Cruz.  Prince Felipe Emmanuele  UNSOLD 
97 Attrib. H. Custodis. Portrait of Sir William Pelham.  $   27,450
98 Laneuville. Portrait of a Tennis Player  $   85,400
99 Francois Quesnel. Portrait of a Lady   $   24,400
100 Attrib. E. Isabey. Portrait of Pierre-Joseph Redoute  $   14,640
101 American Silver.   UNSOLD 
102  An Irish Mahogany and Rosewood Sofa Table  UNSOLD 
103 Chippendale carved Walnut Tea Table  UNSOLD 
104 Set of Four English Giltwood Armchairs  UNSOLD 
105 A George I Burl Walnut Kneehole Desk  UNSOLD 
106  Fine chippendale Mahogany Card Table  UNSOLD 
107 Important Pair of George III Mahogany Card Tables  UNSOLD 
108 Assembled Pair of George III Mahogany Armchairs  UNSOLD 
109 A Set of Twelve English Giltwood Chairs  UNSOLD 
110 Philadelphia Federal Walnut Slant Lid Desk  UNSOLD 
111 Chippendale Figured Mahogany Kneehole Desk  UNSOLD 
112 Blaeu. Terrestral Globe  UNSOLD 
113 Wilson. New American 13" Terrestrial Globe, 1831  $    8,540
114 Wilson. New American Terrestrial Globe, 1831  $  13,420
115 James Wyld. A Terrestrial & Celestial Globe, 1833  $  31,720
116 Newton. Improved Terrestrial & Celestial Globes  UNSOLD 
117 Johnston. 18" Terrestrial Library Floor Globe  $    8,540
118 Akerman. Pair of Celestial & Terrestrial Globes  UNSOLD 
119 L'Isle. Globe Terrestre D'epoque Louis XIV  $151,280
120 Biller. Autro-Hungarian Terrestrial Globe  $    4,880
121 Smith. Terrestrial & Celestial Globes  $   67,100
122 Newton. Improved Terrestrial & Celestial Globes   UNSOLD 
123 Johnston. Library & School Globe  $   61,000
124 Wilson. 13" Clestial & Terrestial  $   30,500
125 Rossi & Hondius. Terrestrial Globe  UNSOLD 
126 Trippensee Planetarium Co.  Tellurian  UNSOLD 
127 Currier & Ives. Summer Morning  $         85
128 Currier & Ives. American Homestead Spring  $         85
129 Currier & Ives.  Harvest  $         73
130 View of San Francisco  $    3,355
131 View of Sacramento  UNSOLD 
132 Broadway, 1848  $   1,464
133 Piranesi  $      549
134 Munster. Frankfurt  $      488
135 Speed. Gloustershire  $      671
136 Blaeu.  Moscow  $   1,586
137 Redoute. Amaryllis Equestris (Barbados Lady)  $268,400
138 Redoute. Amaryllis Aurea (Golden Hurricane Lily)  $183,000
139 Le Moyne. Melon  $152,500
140 Le Moyne. German Iris  $115,900
141 George Catlin. Archery of the Mandans  $    4,270
142 George Catlin. Buffalo Hunting  $    3,660
143 Thomas Moran. Maravatio  $    3,660
144 Crosby & Co. Yosemite Valley  $    1,037
145 Rising Moon Mammoth Hot Springs  UNSOLD 
   
  Total  $3,277,225

Friday, January 23, 2015

A simple solution for Putin

Putin is seeing his world fall apart because he has no power without high oil prices.

So it is completely in his interest to have oil selling for 3 times what it is selling for today.

As an ex KGB operative, the solution is simple - hobble Saudi Arabia's ability to produce oil with 10 well placed, suit case sized nuclear bombs.

Has to be an almost irresistible temptation because he can place the blame on Iranians or ISIS.

Since only 1% of the Saudi's benefit from the wealth of this country, the overall damage will not be that great.

My prediction - oil at $135 by year end.  This has to happen.

Graham Arader

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The use of art at the university of Tennessee to teach and inspire students

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Chapman, Jefferson" <jchapman@utk.edu>
Date: Jan 22, 2015 10:35 AM
Subject: Turkey on display
To: "Jeffery Leving" <jleving@jmlevinglawltd.com>, "Graham Arader" <grahamarader@gmail.com>
Cc: 

The turkey has been installed adjacent to our exhibit of Audubon and Joseph Mason  Mason probably painted the cane background for the turkey. We have a class scheduled to do papers on the turkey.
Jeff