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Friday, October 26, 2012

Key Lots from the December 5th Auction



 Lot 92
Herman Henstenburgh (1667-1726)
Bouquet
Watercolor and gouache on vellum
11 x 14 inches; Handsomely framed
Signed and dated lower right: H. Henstenburgh fecit… 1700
Estimate: $30,000 - 35,000

 Lot 93
Herman Henstenburgh (1667-1726)
Still-life with a monkey and a basket of flowers on a stone ledge
Watercolor and gouache within black framing lines, on vellum
Paper size: 16 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches
Framed: 25 1/2 x 21 7/8 inches
Signed l. r.: H. Henstenburgh. fec=
Provenance: Pieter van den Brande and/or Johan Pieter van den Brande, Middelburg; by descent to E. C. Baron van Pallandt; sold by
him, Amsterdam, Mak van Waay, 26 September 1972, lot 336; private collection
Estimate: $150,000 - 175,000

 Lot 99
Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius (1794-1868) and Johann Moritz Rugendas (1802-1858)
A Brazilian landscape with Indians encamped under palms by a river, a snake and crocodile in the foreground
Pencil, ink and watercolor on paper
Paper size: 18 1/2” x 14 1/2”;Handsomely framed
Inscribed along lower margin: Manicaria Saccifera/
Desmoncus orthacanthos Tab:98
Literature: C. F. P. von Martius, Historia Naturalis
Palmarum, II (De Brasiliae Palmis Singulatim) (Leipzig,
1823-1850), pp.87, 140-141, pl.98 (‘Manicaria
Saccifera/Desmoncus orthacanthos’).
Estimate: $100,000 - 150,000
 


 Lot 102

Pancrace Bessa (1772-1846)
Peaches
Watercolor and gum arabic over pencil heightened with
touches of gold on the fly’s eyes, On vellum
8 5/8 x 10 3/8 inches
Estimate: $25,000 - 30,000



Lot 103
Jean Louis Prevost
Still-life with a bouquet of flowers and a bird's nest with eggs.
Oil on canvas,
12" x 15 1/2".
Signed and dated in lower left, "J. L. Prevost 1795."
Estimate: $100,000 - 150,000

 Lot 108

Nicolas Robert (1614-1685)
Flamingo
Watercolor on vellum with gold fillets
14 1/2 x 10 5/8 inches
Framed: 20 1/2 x 24 3/4 inches
Estimate: $120,000 - 150,000
Guidance: Sold at Blanchet, Paris on March 17, 2010 for $152,334

 Lot 109

Nicolas Robert (1614-1685)
Northern Bobwhite (Female)
12 x 13 1/4 inches
Framed: 24 5/8 x 20 5/8 inches
Gouache on vellum with gold fillet
Paris, circa 1670
Estimate: $120,000 - 150,000

 
Lot 111
Nicolas Robert (1614-1685)
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
12 x 13 1/4 inches
Framed: 24 5/8 x 20 5/8 inches
Gouache on vellum with gold fillet
Estimate: $120,000 - 150,000


 Lot 115

Joseph Wolf (1820-1899)
Merlin; Falco aesalon; Falco columbarius Linnaeus
Study for John Gould The Birds of Great Britain, I, plate 19
Pencil and watercolor with bodycolor and gum arabic
Paper size: 21 x 14 1/2 inches; Handsomely framed
Estimate: $25,000 - 35,000


Lot 120

Joseph Bartholemew Kidd (1808-1889)
Pigeon Hawk (Falco Columbarius)
26 x 20 inches
Framed: 28 x 32 inches
Oil on canvas
Estimate: $100,000 - 150,000


Lot 121

Joseph Wolf (1820-1899)
Saker Falcons
Oil on canvas
Canvas size: 28 1/4" x 20"; Handsomely framed
Signed and dated lower right: J. Wolf 1864
Exhibited: Glenbow-Alberta Institute [now the Glenbow
Museum], Calgary Canada, “Birds of Prey”
Estimate: $120,000 - 150,000


 Lot 125

Prideaux John Selby (1788-1867)
Common Wild Goose
Original watercolor for "Illustrations of British Ornithology."
London, ca. 1820
Watercolor, gouache, grey and brown washes
Paper size: 20 x 17 5/8”; Handsomely framed
Signed lower left: PJ Selby
Estimate: $25,000 - 30,000



Lot 131
Prideaux John Selby, Black Grouse, male
Watercolor, gouache, grey and brown washes
18 1/8 x 16 5/8 inches; Handsomely framed
Signed lower right: PJ Selby
Estimate: $30,000 - 40,000

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