The Knobloch Collection, Featuring Works by Thomas Moran and Charles Schreyvogel, Offered in Upcoming Christie’s AuctionMay 17, 2022 14:00 EDT
Christie’s upcoming auction will feature The Knobloch Collection. An established and successful businessman, Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. was also a conservationist and philanthropist. In 1997, he established The Knobloch Family Foundation with a goal to preserve land for natural resources and the system. Proceeds from this auction of American Western art will benefit his foundation. Among the top lots are several Thomas Moran oil paintings. Born in England before immigrating to the United States as a child, Moran has been recognized for his paintings of the Rocky Mountains. He was also considered to be the first artist to paint Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon. Highlighted in this auction is The Castle Rock, Moran’s landscape painting of Wyoming’s Green River and its bank of high hills and mountains. Dated 1913, the artist’s initials and date are found monogrammed in the lower left corner, along with his thumbprint.
Also highlighted is a sculpted piece by American artist Charles Schreyvogel. With his German-immigrant family struggling financially and unable to pay for art classes, Schreyvogel taught himself to draw, often using his apartment’s rooftop as his studio. Available in this Christie’s auction is The Last Drop, Schreyvogel’s 1903 sculpture of a cowboy kneeling before his horse. The model stands 12 inches high and contains several inscriptions. Works by John Mix Stanley and Charles Marion Russell can be found, along with pieces from Carl Wimar, Alexander Pope, and others. View the entire collection and place a bid by visiting Christie’s.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (75)
# of Lots:75
Price Range:$15,000 - $3,500,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|THOMAS MORAN (1837-1926) The Castle Rock, Green River, Wyoming|| Estimate: |
|JOHN MIX STANLEY (1814-1872) The Deer-Slayers|| Estimate: |
|CHARLES MARION RUSSELL (1864-1926) The Kindergarten (The Story Teller)|| Estimate: |
|CHARLES SCHREYVOGEL (1861-1912) The Last Drop|| Estimate: |
|CARL WIMAR (1828-1862) Moonlight Encampment|| Estimate: |
|ALEXANDER POPE (1849-1924) Mallard and Game Bag After the Hunt|| Estimate: |