The upcoming sale, presented by Elite Auctioneers, particularly highlights an oil painting titled The Goldfish Bowl by Samuel F.B. Morse. The painting shows Mrs. Richard Carey Morse and her two children, Elizabeth and Charlotte. The artist, who was also the inventor of the single-wire telegraph and creator of Morse code, started his career as a painter. After his wife’s death, Morse shifted his focus away from art and dedicated himself to invention. According to H. B. Wehle, in 1832, when Morse returned from Europe after completing his work with the telegraph, his brothers Richard and Sidney Morse gave him financial and moral support. Morse likely painted Richard’s wife and daughters out of gratitude. The artist is believed to have painted two versions, one for each niece. The second version is in the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C.
Also showcased is Cantaloupes II from Andy Warhol’s Space Fruit series. Published in 1979, Space Fruit is based on traditional still-lifes of fruit that have been transformed in a non-representational manner. The work highlights Warhol’s evolving interest in Abstract art, which developed in the late 1970s. View these lots and register to bid on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (16), Decorative Arts (35), Jewelry 13), Asian Works of Art (21), Couture & Textiles (13), Collectibles (25)
# of Lots:155
Price Range:$20 - $1,000,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Samuel F B Morse (Usa 1791-1872) Goldfish Bowl|| Estimate: |
|Rembrandt Peale (Usa 1778-1860) Nude Study Oil|| Estimate: |
|Andy Warhol (Usa 1928-1987) Canteloupes Ii Signe|| Estimate: |
|Paul Evans Cityscape Metal And Burl Sideboard|| Estimate: |
|Gmg Italy 14k Yellow Gold Diamond Cut Necklace|| Estimate: |