19th-Century Oil on Canvas Paintings and 20th-Century Avant-Garde Art at Revere AuctionsApr 27, 2022 11:00 EDT
American painter Joseph Meeker shared a special connection with the Mississippi River. During the American Civil War, Meeker often sailed up and down the river while serving as a paymaster for the Union Navy. He was so charmed by the beauty of the bayous that he made elaborate sketches and paintings of the landscapes. Morning on the Upper Mississippi, an outcome of one of those trips, is a key highlight of this upcoming Revere Auctions event. The oil on canvas portrays Lake Pepin dotted with steaming riverboats, outshined by the scenic view of dawn. Meeker’s exceptional eye for the distinctive mood and feel of the location makes it a compelling artwork. Another notable landscape painting on offer is Alexis Jean Fournier’s A Spring Pastorale. It portrays a herd of grazing sheep with flowering fruit trees in the background. The American artist was renowned for his lifelike representations of landmarks in St. Paul and Minneapolis.
François Morellet’s avant-garde abstract sculpture of cellular grids also leads the listings. Created with superimposed rods of stainless steel, the hypnotic piece belongs to Morellet’s Sphere-Trames series, started in 1960. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.
# of Lots:176
Price Range:$25 - $20,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Francois Morellet Sphere-Trames Sculpture|| Estimate: |
|Friedel Dzubas Watercolor & Acrylic on Handmade Paper|| Estimate: |
|Joseph Meeker Title: Morning on the Upper Mississippi|| Estimate: |
|Robert Vickrey Title: Portrait of H. H. Humphrey|| Estimate: |
|Alexis Fournier Title: A Spring Pastorale|| Estimate: |