Portrait painter John Singer Sargent is best known for his charcoal sketches. The Boston Public Library holds the majority of Sargent’s sketches of pagan gods, mostly in the form of his Triumph of Religion wall murals. Although Sargent considered these murals to be his most important work, he could not complete them due to the religious controversies arising from his art. Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers will present Sargent’s charcoal study of Moloch—the god of material possessions—in the upcoming Double Session Estate and Collectible Auction.
Also featured is a limited edition porcelain sculpture by Neo-Pop artist Jeff Koons. The sculpture depicts a cobalt-blue balloon dog, a permanent depiction of a temporary carnival attraction. A collection of pre-World War II tin toys is also available in the sale. The invention of lithography and machines used for stamping sheet metal led to the development of these tin lithograph toys. Majolica earthenware, silverware, furniture, and coins will be on offer as well. Bidders can explore the full catalog and register to bid online on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Decorative Arts, Pop Culture, Furniture, Fine Art (527)
# of Lots:527
Price Range:$100 - $15,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|John Singer Sargent Pagan Gods Charcoal Drawing||
|Jeff Koons Balloon Dog Blue Porcelain Sculpture||
|Dale Chihuly Persians 2 Piece Art Glass Sculpture||
|RARE English Minton Majolica Tiered Oyster Tower||
|Antique Tin Litho Gunthermann Ladder Truck||
- American Indian & Ethnographic
- Asian Works Of Art
- Couture & Textiles
- Decorative Arts
- Fine Art
- Pop Culture
- Balloon Dog
- Boston Public Library
- Jeff Koons
- John Singer Sargent
- Majolica earthenware
- pre-World War II toys
- tin litho toys
- Triumph of Religion
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