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MAY 24

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.

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