Sotheby’s brings to auction over 60 fine art pieces from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Bertram R. Firestone in this event. The sale is centered on the sport of horse racing. Featured among the listed lots is Peter Curling’s Sprint Finish, completed in a blended, contemporary style. Having spent his early years surrounded by animals, the artist continues to capture the movement of galloping horses. In the available painting, the viewer can observe six racing horses ridden by jockeys.
Bidders can also consider Peter Williams’ View Of The Paddock, at Belmont Park. His familiarity with countryside paddocks served as inspiration for his paintings. Drawing from life, Williams’ works were popular among royalty, art collectors, and equestrians alike. Also available is a work from artist Sam Barber. Listing Claude Monet and Edgar Degas among his influences, Barber’s landscape art is closely aligned with the Impressionist aesthetic. Edith Tonelli, an artistic director, has spoken about Barber’s style and composition: “… he uses paint and captures a mood around a landscape.” Those interested in this or any other piece can register to bid on the Sotheby’s website.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (60)
# of Lots:60
Price Range:$600 - $60,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Peter Curling | Sprint Finish||
|Richard Barrett Davis | The Belvoir Hounds||
|Peter Howell | Fontwell Park Steeplechase||
|Michael Lyne | Hounds Crossing A Ditch With The Vale Of The White Horse Hunt||
|Samuel Henry Alken | The Race And The Finish: A Pair Of Painting||
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