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MAY 24

Amer­i­can and Euro­pean Art $1.04 mil­lion

Three im­por­tant Amer­i­can paint­ings topped Les­lie Hind­man Auc­tion­eers’ May 24 sale of Amer­i­can and Euro­pean Art, which brought in $1,038,755.The auc­tion, which had com­pet­i­tive bid­ding on the phone and on­line, was led by John Henry Twacht­man’s The Back Road

(est. $80/120,000).The artist’s friend and fel­low Amer­i­can Im­pres­sion­ist Childe Has­sam once owned the paint­ing, which sold for $250,000.

The sec­ond high­est selling lot of the sale was the 1933 paint­ing The First Snow by Ge­orge William Sot­ter.

The noc­turne, which came to mar­ket from a Mid­west col­lec­tion, was es­ti­mated at $80,000 to $120,000 and re­al­ized a price of $137,500. Com­ing in third in the auc­tion was Jasper Fran­cis Cropsey’s 1872 paint­ing Ru­ins at Sun­set (est. $80/120,000), which ap­pears in vol­ume two of the artist’s cat­a­logue raisonné.the piece was ex­hib­ited in 1960 at the White Mu­seum at Cor­nell Univer­sity in Ithaca, Newyork. It sold for $93,750.

John Henry Twacht­man (1853-1902), The Back Road, ca. 1890-99. Oil on can­vas, 30 x 22 in., signed lower right: ‘J H Twacht­man’. Courtesy Les­lie Hind­man Auc­tion­eers. Es­ti­mate: $80/120,000 SOLD: $250,000

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