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Monday, September 21, 2015

Auction Success and Prices Realized for Arader Galleries September 19, 2015 Auction

We are delighted to announce that our September 19th auction was a resounding success. The sale featured 213 lots including a wonderful selection of Audubon’s Birds and Quadrupeds, an extensive collection of fine maps and views, as well as a varied offering of natural history featuring works by Dr. Robert John Thornton, Mark Catesby, and Basil Ede. There was also a great selection of western art by Karl Bodmer and McKinney and Hall. The auction totaled $1,636,674. As a direct result to Mr. Arader's commitment to philanthropy in supporting cultural and academic institutions, the sale will have raised over $200,000 for various programs around the country.

      Friday preceding the auction, the gallery hosted an exciting evening featuring an outstanding educational lecture by one of our own, Mike Foley. The talk, entitled, What a Difference a Century Makes, went into detail on the backgrounds of both Mark Catesby and John James Audubon and how their works differed in terms of stylistic and technological advancements between the 18th and 19th centuries.

       Highlights of the Audubon section of the sale included the Trumpeter Swan, Mature (Lot 7) which sold for $67,100. Following an exciting back and forth between bidders in the room and on the phone, the Wood Duck (Lot 8) achieved $73,200 and The Wood Ibis (Lot 15) sold for $136,640. The Swift Fox (Lot 26) was the standout success within Audubon’s Quadrupeds achieving $7,930.
      
        Within the map section, there were some outstanding performances, particularly for world maps. John Speed’s The World (Lot 116) achieved $11,590. Willem Blaeau’s world map (Lot 123) went for $12,200 and a gorgeous example by Visscher from 1652 (Lot 124) achieved $14,640.  There was frenzied bidding for the earliest obtainable sea chart of Europe by Lucas Janszoon’s Waghenaer (Lot 125) which sold for $21,960. Finally, there was much excitement for a Society of the Cincinnati Membership Certificate (Lot 153) signed by George Washington and Henry Knox, which achieved an impressive result of $33,550.

        Other highlights from the sale included Ferdinand Flor’s superb oil painting, The Indian Dance (Lot 97), which sold for $39,650. An exquisite painting of Hong Kong Harbor (Lot 108) from the mid-nineteenth century went for above the high estimate for a total of $24,400. Landseer’s beautiful charcoal drawing, Some of the Best Harts in the Forest (Lot 57), achieved $61,000. There was much interest in the works of Dr. Robert John Thornton, with his Tulips (Lot 73) selling for $21,960 and his Nodding Renealmia (Lot 76) selling for $5,937.


          Arader Galleries’ next auction will be on November 21st. It is a great opportunity to buy gifts for loved ones or improve your own collection before the holidays. The material already has some amazing consignments including six top of the line Audubon Birds, such as the Flamingo, Snowy Heron and the Standing Brown Pelican. There will also be an excellent selection of maps from the Southest, mainly highlighting the great state of Georgia. As usual, the sale will include other fine maps, rare books and natural history works on paper from the finest artists in American and European history.

Please Find Below the Full Prices Realized:

Lot Number Artist/Mapmaker Title/Subject Price Realized
1 John James Audubon Shore Lark, Pl. 220  $            854.0
2 John James Audubon Dusky Grous, Pl. 361  $         1,342.0
3 John James Audubon Whip-Poor-Will, Pl. 82  $         6,100.0
5 John James Audubon Raven, Pl. 101  $         4,880.0
6 John James Audubon Trumpeter Swan, Young, Pl. 376  $         3,965.0
7 John James Audubon Trumpeter Swan, Mature, Pl. 406  $      67,100.0
8 John James Audubon Wood Duck, Pl. 206  $      73,200.0
9 John James Audubon Western Duck, Pl. 429  PASS 
10 John James Audubon Buffel-Headed Duck, Pl. 325  $         1,586.0
11 John James Audubon Canvas Back Duck, Pl. 301  $      31,720.0
12 John James Audubon Cock of the Plains, Pl. 371  $         1,830.0
13 John James Audubon Hooded Merganser, Pl. 232  PASS 
14 John James Audubon Canada Goose, Pl. 201  PASS 
15 John James Audubon Wood Ibis, Pl. 216  $    136,640.0
16 John James Audubon Black-Footed Ferret, Pl. 93  $             396.5
17 John James Audubon American Cross Fox, Pl 6  PASS 
18 John James Audubon American Badger, Pl. 47  $             750.0
19 John James Audubon Wolverine, Pl. 26  $             915.0
20 John James Audubon Carolina Grey Squirrel, Pl. 7  $         1,464.0
21 John James Audubon Common American Shrew, Pl. 10  $             427.0
22 John James Audubon Camas Rat, Pl. 142  PASS 
23 John James Audubon Cananda Porcupine, Pl.36  $         2,196.0
24 John James Audubon Collared Pecary, Pl. 31  $         4,575.0
25 John James Audubon Mink, Pl. 33  $         1,159.0
26 John James Audubon Swift Fox, Pl. 52  $         7,930.0
27 Axel Amuchastegui Green Woodpecker  $         6,100.0
28 Axel Amuchastegui Macaw  $             281.3
29 Axel Amuchastegui Garza Blanca Grande  $        12,200.0
30 Edward Lear Trichoglossus Matoni, Maton's Parakeet  $             976.0
31 Edward Lear Trichoglossus Versicolor, Varigated Parakeet  $             854.0
32 Aert Schouman Egyptian Goose  $         4,880.0
33 Aert Schouman A Black-necked Araçari  $         2,440.0
34 Aert Schouman Merganser  $         3,965.0
35 Joseph Wolf  Little Owl  $        30,500.0
36 Edouard Travies Le Grand Duc  $        42,700.0
37 Prideaux John Selby Red Breasted Merganser, Female  $         6,100.0
38 Robert Mitford  Hobby  $        24,400.0
39 Prideaux John Selby Wigeon, Male  $        36,600.0
40 Basil Ede Barn Owl  $         9,150.0
41 Basil Ede Short Eared Owl  $         8,235.0
42 Basil Ede Chinese Ring-Necked Pheasant  $         9,150.0
43 Basil Ede Four Cardinals perched upon the Branches  $         5,795.0
44 Joseph Smit Pair of Ostriches (Struthio camelus)  $        13,420.0
45 Archibald Thorburn Mallard Duck in Flight  $        15,860.0
46 Louis Agassiz Fuertes Golden Eagle on Catalina Island  $        48,800.0
47 Jacques Barraband Promerops promerops male  $        23,180.0
48 Jacques Barraband Toucan  $      109,800.0
49 Mark Catesby  King Fisher, Pl. 69  $         3,355.0
50 Mark Catesby  Yellow and Black Pye, App. 5  $         3,050.0
51 Mark Catesby  Cross-Vine, Bignioa Americana, Pl. 82  $             671.0
52 Mark Catesby  The Small Bittern, T.80  $         5,795.0
53 Charles Edward Brittan A Dromedary  $         3,965.0
54 Charles Edward Brittan An Ostrich  $         3,965.0
55 Charles Edward Brittan Leopard  $         6,710.0
56 Charles Robert Knight Study of Stags Head  $         3,660.0
57 Sir Edwin Landseer Some of the Best Harts in the Forest  $        61,000.0
58 Charles Storer Cypripedium Acaule album, Plate 1a  $             915.0
59 Charles Storer Cypripedium Bellatulum, Plate 6  $             793.0
60 James Sowerby  Yellow Tulip  $         1,220.0
61 James Sowerby  White Tulip  PASS 
62 Franz X. Gruber Iris Acuta & Rhododendron Ponticum  $         1,952.0
63 Franz X. Gruber Delphinium and Iris  $         2,745.0
64 Franz X. Gruber Rhubarb Leaf  $         4,880.0
65 French School Study of an Iris  $         4,270.0
66 Charles Empson "Pompelmus Surinam, Madame Merian" (sic) - Grapefruit  $         4,575.0
67 Charles Empson "Amyrillis - Plains of Garapata, South America" (Sic) - Lily  $         1,098.0
68 Charles Empson "Brugmansia coccinea" (sic) - Datura  $         4,575.0
69 Charles Empson "Convolvu - Manio of Luxae, South America" (sic) - Morning Glory  $         4,880.0
70 Charles Empson "Tillandsia Lingulata" - Scarlet Star  $         2,745.0
71 Charles Empson "Sapote de Manquita" (sic)  $             671.0
72 Dr. Robert John Thornton Group of Carnations, Plate VII  PASS 
73 Dr. Robert John Thornton Tulips, Plate X  $        21,960.0
74 Dr. Robert John Thornton Roses, Plate VI  $         6,100.0
75 Dr. Robert John Thornton Pontic Rhododendron  $         4,687.5
76 Dr. Robert John Thornton Nodding Renealmia, Plate XIII  $         5,937.5
77 Dr. Robert John Thornton Large Flowering Sensitive Plant  $         2,440.0
78 Dr. Robert John Thornton Queen Flower  $         4,062.5
79 Dr. Robert John Thornton American Cowslip  $         2,000.0
80 James Andrews Cattleya Warscewiczn delicata  $             305.0
81 James Andrews Trichopilia crispa. marginata, Plate V  $             274.5
82 Philip Miller Kalmia, Pl. CCXXVIII  PASS 
83 German School Cactus Cochenillifera in Bloom  PASS 
84 French School, Nineteenth Century
 [Formerly attributed to Eugene Isabey (1803-1886)]
Portrait of Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840), half-length, in a dark coat, seated at a table with a book  $        30,500.0
85 Jules Pierre Baget Still Life of Flowers  PASS 
86 German School Still Life of Flowers on Table  $             671.0
87 German School Still Life of Flowers on Table  PASS 
88 Pieter Van Loo  Peaches and Grapes on a Table  PASS 
89 Pieter Van Loo  Still Life of Roses  PASS 
90 Pieter Van Loo  Flowers and Fruit on a Table  PASS 
91 Georgius van Os Untitled (Still-Life on a Marble Ledge)  PASS 
92 Giovanni Bappista Castello, Il Genovese The Beheading of St John the Baptist, Herod being presented with the Head Beyond, 1582  PASS 
93 Herman Henstenburgh  Still-life with a Monkey and a Basket of Flowers on a Stone Ledge  $        36,600.0
94 Carolo Bossoli  View of Constantinople  $         6,100.0
95 Louis Choris Plymouth  $         2,196.0
96 Louis Choris Sketches for 'Vues et Paysages des Regions Equinoxiales…'  $        11,250.0
97 Ferdinand Flor  Indian Dance  $        39,650.0
98 William Stanley Haseltine Alpine Scene  $         7,320.0
99 Edward Howard Suydam Detail of Carica Papaya - 176  PASS 
100 Edward Howard Suydam Lumber yard - 165  PASS 
101 Edward Howard Suydam Thatched Roof House - 177  PASS 
102 Edward Howard Suydam Bridge in Chinese section - 169  PASS 
103 Edward Howard Suydam Large Important Building - 154  PASS 
104 Edward Howard Suydam King Yum Mew - 34  PASS 
105 W.R. Leigh Study for "The Best of the Bunch"  $         3,660.0
106 W.R. Leigh Study for "The Buffalo Drive"  $         4,575.0
107 Chinese School China Trade View of the Hongs at Canton  $        24,400.0
108 Chinese School Hong Kong from the Harbor  $        24,400.0
109 European School Forces of Eight-Nation Alliance Disembark and Engage with the Boxer Rebellion in the Area Surrounding Tientsin, ca. July 1900  $         7,930.0
110 European School Battle on the Streets of Beijing, August 1900  $         9,760.0
111 European School The Walls of Taku Forts are Besieged by the Forces of the Eight-Nation Alliance, June 1900  $        11,250.0
112 John Speed Africa  $         3,660.0
113 John Speed America  $         6,710.0
114 John Speed Europe  $         3,355.0
115 John Speed Asia  $         7,320.0
116 John Speed The World  $        11,590.0
117 John Speed Kingdom of Ireland  $         4,062.5
118 John Speed Province of Mounster  $         2,745.0
119 John Speed Province of Connaugh with the Citie of Galwaye described  $         2,745.0
120 John Speed The Countie of Leinster with Citie Dublin Described  $         2,745.0
121 John Speed Province of Ulster  $         2,745.0
122 Martin Waldseemuller after Claudius Ptolemaeus  Orbis Typus Universalis luxta hydrographorum Traditionem  $        51,850.0
123 Willem Janszoon Blaeu Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula auct Guiljelmo Blaeuw  $        12,200.0
124 Claes Janszoon Visscher  Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula  $        14,640.0
125 Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer Universe Europe maritime eiusque navigationis descritio. Generale Paschaerte van Europa . . .  $        21,960.0
126 John Ainslie Scotland with its Islands  $             274.5
127 George F. Crutchley Crutchley's Road and Railway Map of the County of Kent...  PASS 
128 Attributed to John Cuthbert Salmon A View of Holy Loch, Argyllshire, with Hafton House, Kilmun and Strone  $         2,745.0
129 George Willdey  Map of North America Corrected from the latest Discoveries and Observations  $        13,420.0
130 Alexis-Hubert Jaillot Carte Particuliere de Virginie, Maryland, Pennsilvanie, La Nouvelle Iarsey, Orient et Occidentale  $         7,930.0
131 Aaron Arrowsmith Sr.  A Map of the United States of North America  $        15,860.0
132 John Foster and William Hubbard  “A Map of New-England” from A Narrative of the Troubles with the Indians in New England  $        39,650.0
133 Vincenzo Coronelli North America  $         2,440.0
134 Willem Janszoon Blaeu Virginiae Partis Australis et Floridae Partis Orientalis Interjacentium Regionum Nova Descriptio  $         1,342.0
135 Jodocus Hondius Virginiae Item et Floridae Americae Provinciarum Nova Descriptio  $         3,965.0
136 Rand, McNally & Co. New Official Map of the United States, Canada & Mexico  $             152.5
137 Johann Theodore de Bry  Americae Pars Magis Cognita  $         9,760.0
138 Michael Mercator America sive India Nova  $        11,590.0
139 Jeremiah Seller and Charles Price Bahama and Windward Passage  $         2,074.0
140 Abraham Ortelius Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio  $         6,100.0
141 James Robertson To the King's Most Excellent Majesty, this Map of the Island of Jamaica constructed from actual surveys...  $         7,930.0
142 Jodocus Hondius America Meridionalis  $         2,440.0
143 Robert Sayer and John Bennett A Chart of the Straight of Magellan  $         1,098.0
144 Johann Theodore de Bry Occidentalis Americae Partis  $        17,080.0
145 Guillaume Delisle Carte de La Louisiane et du cours du Mississipi  $        12,200.0
146 Frederick E. Church & William Forest Niagara Falls  $         1,250.0
147 William W. Mather  Geological Map of Long and Staten Island with Environs of New York  $         2,440.0
148 Map of the State of Connecticut  $         1,220.0
149 Alexander Robertson  Mount Vernon in Virginia  $         4,270.0
150 Casmir Bohn A View of Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia  $         6,710.0
151 John J. Barralet  America Guided by Wisdom  PASS 
152 Amos Doolittle A Display of the United States of America  $         6,710.0
153 George Washington  George Washington Society of the Cincinnati Membership Certificate  $        33,550.0
154 Edward Sachse Panoramic View of Washington City from the New Dome of the Capitol, Looking West  $         4,575.0
155 Captain Wiliam Thorton Bate Manuscript Map of Canton  $        12,200.0
156 Johannes van Keulen  & Adriaan Reelant  Insulae lavae Pars Occidentalis... (and) Insulae lavae Pars Orientalis…  $         2,812.5
157 Abraham Ortelius Asiae Nova Descriptio  $         2,440.0
158 Robert Dudley Asia Carta di Ciasete piu Moderni  $         9,150.0
159 Reinier Ottens & Joshua Ottens Partie de la Nouvelle Grande Carte des Indes Orientales  $         4,575.0
160 Thomas Longcroft The Palace, Dehli  $         2,812.5
161 after W.S. Hedges The Arrival of Sir Lionel Smith as Governor-in-Chief of British Guiana at Georgetown, Demerara  PASS 
162 Thomas Jeffreys The Western Coast of Africa; from Cape Blanco in Cape Virga, exhibiting Senegambia  PASS 
163 Andreas Cellarius Senographia Compagis Mondanae Brahae…  $         3,965.0
164 Johann Bayer Hydra  $             976.0
165 Johannes Stabius Horoscopion Universale  $         6,100.0
166 Johann Bayer Auriga  $         1,708.0
167 Captain W. F. Swasey View of San Francisco, formerly Yerba Buena in 1846-7 before the Discovery of Gold  $         1,220.0
168 Matthaeus Seutter Flaggen Aller Seffahrenden Potenzen und Nationen in der Gantzen Welt  $             125.0
169 Louis Le Breton Naval Engagement between the U.S.S. Kearsarge & the 'Alabama' off Cherbourg, on Sunday 19th of June, 1864  PASS 
170 Rob Dodd Victory of Trafalgar in the Van  PASS 
171 Arthur Burdett Frost  An Album of Fine Pencil Sketches of Architectural and Rural Scenes in New England  $         7,930.0
172 Arthur Burdett Frost An Album of Fine Pencil Sketches of Parame, Cancale, Dinen and Gueret in France, and other Scenes  $         7,930.0
173 Arthur Burdett Frost  An Album of Fine Pencil Sketches of the Bronx, and other Scenes.  $         3,965.0
174 Arthur Burdett Frost  An Album of Fine Pencil Sketches of Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, and other Scenes  $         2,440.0
175 Currier & Ives The Katz-Kills in Winter (Bastion Falls)  $             218.8
176 Currier & Ives The Lion Hunter  $             218.8
177 Currier & Ives A Home in the Wilderness  $             122.0
178 Currier & Ives - After George H. Durrie New England Winter Scene  $             750.0
179 F. F. Palmer American Country Life  $             732.0
180 William Sidney Mount The Power of Music  $         5,185.0
181 Currier & Ives Forest Scene Summer.  $                73.2
182 Currier & Ives Summer in the Country  $              122.0
183 Currier & Ives The Ivy Bridge  $              218.8
184 Currier & Ives Prarie Hens  $              122.0
185 Currier & Ives The Sale of the Pet Lamb  $              122.0
186 Currier & Ives Water Rail Shooting  $                97.6
187 Currier & Ives Sunday in the Olden Time  $              122.0
188 Currier & Ives Water Fowl Shooting  $              125.0
189 Currier & Ives Robinson Crusoe and his man Friday  $              122.0
190 Currier & Ives (after Louis Maurer) The Rubber  $              375.0
191 Currier & Ives Midnight Race on the Mississippi  $           3,660.0
192 Currier & Ives Lobster Sauce  $              244.0
193 after William Bradford Crushed by Icebergs  $           1,220.0
194 T. Mclean Ganges Breaking its Banks with Fishing & Co  $              122.0
195 A. F. Tait A Check: "Keep your distance"  $           3,660.0
196 Currier & Ives George Washington  $              122.0
197 Currier & Ives James K. Polke  $              122.0
198 Currier & Ives Washington, First in War, First in Peace and First in the Hearts of his Countrymen!  $              244.0
199 Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall  Opothle Yoholo, A Creek Chief  $              793.0
200 Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall  Wa-Em-Boesh-Kaa, A Chippewa Chief  $              610.0
201 Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall  Tustennugee Emathla or Jim Boy, A Creek Chief  $              610.0
202 Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall  Mistippe, Son of the Creek chief Yoholo Micco  $           1,159.0
204 Karl Bodmer  Sketch for Fort Mackenzie  PASS 
205 Karl Bodmer  Sketch for Fort Mackenzie  PASS 
206 Karl Bodmer  Sketch for Bison Dance of the Mandan Indians  PASS 
207 Karl Bodmer  Sketch for Bison Dance of the Mandan Indians  PASS 



209 Karl Bodmer  Bison Dance of the Mandan Indians, Tab. 18  $           4,880.0
210 Karl Bodmer  Herds of Bison and Elks on the Upper Missouri, Tab. 47  $           3,050.0
211 Karl Bodmer  Encampment of the Piekann Indians, Tab. 43  $           2,440.0
212 Karl Bodmer  Fort Pierre on the Missouri, Tab. 10  $           3,965.0
213 Karl Bodmer  Punca Indians Encamped on the Banks of the Missouri, Vig. 11  $           1,220.0
TOTAL  $  1,639,114.3


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