LESLIE HINDMAN AUCTIONEERS
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