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Amer­i­can & Euro­pean

Works of Art

On Jan­uary 26, Skin­ner Inc. held its two-tier Amer­i­can & Euro­pean Works of Art sale with a ses­sion ded­i­cated to prints and a sec­ond ded­i­cated to paint­ings and sculp­ture.

Eight lith­o­graphs by Ash­can School artist Ge­orge Bel­lows were the high­light of the prints seg­ment, with his piece Pre­lim­i­nar­ies (est. $15/25,000)—one of his ear­li­est box­ing sub­ject lith­o­graphs—sell­ing for $25,830.

The paint­ings cat­e­gory of the sale—and the top lot of all items—was led by N.C. Wyeth’s Scrib­ner’s Magazine il­lus­tra­tion Wal­lace Draws the King’s Sword, which was cre­ated around 1921 for the first edi­tion of The Scot­tish Chiefs by Jane Porter. Once in the col­lec­tion of Charles Scrib­ner’s sons and de­scended within the pub­lisher’s fam­ily to its cur­rent owner, the work more than dou­bled its low es­ti­mate at $339,000.

N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945), Wal­lace Draws the King’s Sword. Oil on can­vas, 40 x 32 in., signed up­per right: ‘Ncwyeth’; iden­ti­fied in a pre­sen­ta­tion plaque and on a la­bel from Scrib­ner’s Magazine, New York, af­fixed verso. Cour­tesy Skin­ner Inc. Es­ti­mate:...

Fritz Scholder (1937-2005), Dart­mouth Por­trait #14. Oil on can­vas, 80 x 68 in. Artist World Auc­tion Record. Cour­tesy Scotts­dale Art Auc­tion. Es­ti­mate: $35/55,000 SOLD: $222,300

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