CHICAGO, IL LESLIE HINDMAN AUCTIONEERS
American and European Art
At noon on May 24, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago will begin its springtime American and European Art auction featuring painting, sculpture and works on paper by some of most recognized and soughtafter historic artists.among those represented in the sale are Jasper Francis Cropsey, George William Sotter,
James Ensor, George Inness, Daniel Ridgway Knight and Amedeo Modigliani. A public exhibition will open Saturday, May 19, at the firm’s West Loop location, allowing interested parties to view the works for sale in person. Highlights of the auction include Cropsey’s Ruins at Sunset, 1872, a painting that is filled with vibrant yellows, oranges and reds as the sun goes down on a sweeping landscape.the work, carrying a presale estimate of $80,000 to $120,000, measures 12 by 20 inches and was exhibited in 1960 at the White Museum at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. It also appears in volume two of the Hudson River School painter’s catalogue raisonné that covers the years 1864 through 1884.
Sotter’s 1933 painting
The First Snow is another notable lot.the work, coming to market from a Midwest collection, is a nocturne scene of a farmhouse nestled in among the freshly fallen snow, evoking the peaceful calm of the first night of winter. The First Snow is estimated at $80,000 to $120,000.