Founder and director of Nantucket’s oldest gallery, the Stark Gallery on Old North Wharf, Robert Stark Jr was also an American Luminist painter who approached his scenes with a modernist’s eye. Known primarily for coastal scenes, often with an iconic red sailed or red sailed catboat in the middle to far distance, he painted with oils with a technique that concealed visible brushstrokes and evoked a sense of calm. This is the case in the six works of his up for bid in the Independence Weekend auction from Rafael Osona Auctions., including one of his trademark catboat paintings: Red Sail on Calm Water.
Items in the overall sale were sourced from Nantucket homes and seaside estates, as well as from five estates from Pawleys Island, Palm Springs, Boston, Albany, and New York City. Anchored by over 300 lots of fine and decorative art works, the sale also features over 140 pieces of fine furniture, such as a set of six Stephen Swift cherry and ash pomfret dining chairs and a set of four cherry and ash bar stools. Other items include pearl necklaces and other jewelry, a hand-knotted Persian Heriz natural wool carpet, Sayle nested Nantucket swing handle and friendship baskets, and more. Visit Bidsquare to browse the full catalog of this and other online auctions.
# of Lots:618
Price Range:$300 - $22,500
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Anthony D. Blake, Nantucket in 1880|| Estimate: |
|Robert Stark Jr., Red Sail on Calm Waters|| Estimate: |
|Set of Six Stephen Swift Cherry and Ash Pomfret Dining Chairs|| Estimate: |
|Nest of Eight Bill and Judy Sayle Round Nantucket Swing Handle Baskets|| Estimate: |
|Fine 12mm x 15.2mm White South Sea Baroque Pearl Necklace|| Estimate: |