Walter Emerson Baum was a New Hope Impressionist painter known for his snow landscapes and Pennsylvania country scenes. Apart from his paintings, Baum was also known as a printmaker, writer, and museum director. A practitioner of the plein-air approach of painting outdoors, it is said that Baum once captured a snowstorm while witnessing it in the open. The upcoming Pook & Pook, Inc. auction highlights Road to Pennsburg, a winter landscape by Baum. This bold-colored oil painting shows the influence of Walter Schofield and Edward Redfield on the artist’s work.
Fraktur Pennsylvania Dutch folk art is associated with the classic Latin alphabet script of the same name. These artistic drawings were painted in watercolors or ink and were usually used for birth, marriage, and baptismal certificates. Early examples of the figural and floral illustrations were handmade and consisted of Fraktur texts and calligraphy. The auction features several Fraktur certificates by the Pennsylvania artists Bernhard Misson and Henry Young. Also showcased are furniture items, including a Federal two-part cupboard and a Chippendale chest. Stoneware, pearlware, quilts, and silverware will be available as well. Interested collectors can explore the full listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (74), Decorative Arts (189), Furniture (69), Couture & Textiles (84), Collectibles (20)
# of Lots:437
Price Range:$200 - $12,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Bucks County ink and watercolor fraktur by Bernhard Misson.|| Estimate: |
|Pennsylvania wrought iron pot holder.|| Estimate: |
|Centre County ink and watercolor fraktur by Henry Young.|| Estimate: |
|Road to Pennsburg oil on board winter landscape by Walter Emerson Baum.|| Estimate: |
|Pennsylvania Federal two-part corner cupboard.|| Estimate: |
|Pennsylvania Jacquard coverlet.|| Estimate: |