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Tag: John James Audubon

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    Historical and Sporting Auction

    A wildlife enthusiast, John James Audubon was one of the most celebrated American natural history artists. He was devoted to his work and would travel to explore, observe, and draw the birds of North America. Between 1827 and 1838, he produced 435 life-size watercolors of a variety of birds in…

    WWII German 3rd Reich Kreigsmarine Side Cap
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    Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Plate Books

    John James Audubon, one of the most celebrated American natural history artists, devoted his life to identifying and drawing the birds of North America. In the late 19th century, Audubon set out to travel through America's wilderness, capturing every notable species. Once bankrupt, Audubon's ambition and artistic talent culminated in…

    (AFRICA.) Stanford, Edward. Stanford's Library
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    Maps & Atlases at Swann July 9

    Audubon ‘Great Blue Heron’ Leads Sale John James Audubon, Great Blue Heron, Plate CCXI, hand-colored aquatint and engraved plate from Birds of America, London, 1834. Estimate $40,000 to $60,000. New York—Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books comet to auction at Swann Galleries on Thursday, July 9. American…

    Maps & Atlases at Swann July 9-2
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    Christie's Classic Week Online totals $13.4 million

    Jacob de Backer (Antwerp c. 1555-c. 1585), The Liberation of Saint Peter, oil on canvas. Estimate: $80,000-120,000. Price realized: $399,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. NEW YORK, NY.- A Roman marble bust of a goddess circa 1st-2nd Century A.D. achieved the top price of the Ancient Art from James and Marilynn…

    Christie's Classic Week Online totals $13.4 million
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    Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana

    Hindman’s upcoming auction of Books and Manuscripts, including Americana, is sourced in part from the collection of Rhoda H. Clark, a businesswoman and book collector. Clark helmed the Monastary Hill book bindery after four generations. Available items from her collection include examples of Monastery Hill bindings, such as the complete…

    [ARTIST'S BOOK]. DALI, Salvador (1904-1989). Paternoster. Milan- Rizzoli Editore, 1966
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    Fine Art & Antiques Sessions I and II

    Claudius Ptolemy was a mathematician, geographer, and astronomer who lived in the city of Alexandria. He is best known for creating a world map in his book Geography, written around 150 CE. One of the notable qualities of Ptolemy's map was the use of longitudinal and latitudinal lines. A Renaissance…

    ROBERTO MATTA (Chilean 1911-2002) A PAINTING, Chat-Chat-Chat, 1997
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    Decoy & Sporting Art Sale | Session Two

    The Decoy & Sporting Art Sale, offered by Guyette and Deeter, is anchored by hand-carved bird and fish decoys. A hollow-carved swan made by Charles Birch is among the leading lots. A boatbuilder, waterman, and decoy carver from Willis Wharf, Virginia, Birch’s skill as a decoy artist is well known…

    Guyette and Deeter May 2020 Decoy & Sporting Art Sale Session Two
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    April Auction of Collections & Ephemera

    Originally from Wisconsin, Edward Sheriff Curtis eventually settled in Seattle. Around 1895, Curtis began to photograph Native Americans in the Northwest. The trips fueled his interest in Native culture and Curtis began documenting as many North American tribes as he could. One photograph from a trip to a Navajo settlement near…

    Edward Sheriff Curtis (American 1868-1952)
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    Fine Art & Antiques Session II

    Alan Bean was the fourth astronaut to walk on the moon on the Apollo 12 mission. He resigned after 18 years as an astronaut to paint the sights he had seen beyond Earth. Painting his experiences on canvas, the artist created textures in his work using lunar tools. In the…

    A PAINTING, Dairy Cows in Pasture with Farmhouse
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    Fine Art & Antiques Session I

    During the early period of American statehood, a little-known edition of an important Texas map was published by Jacob De Cordova. He was one of the first major land speculators in Texas. Covering the topography of approximately 250 million acres, the map provides a detailed record of settlement in Texas…

    RAFAEL DEL REAL (Spanish b. 1932) A PAINTING, Sunflowers
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    Books, Maps & Manuscripts

    Though best known as one of America’s greatest inventors, it should also be noted that Thomas Alva Edison was also one of America’s savviest businessmen. Both of Edison’s professions are on display in the upcoming Books, Maps & Manuscripts auction, offered by Freeman’s. There are many Edison-related items in the…

    Children's & Illustrated] [Sendak, Maurice], Group of Six Titles Illustrated by Maurice Sendak
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    Decorative Arts and Fine Art

    The upcoming two-day Decorative Arts and Fine Art auction presented by Bunte Auction Services, Inc. features paintings and etchings by Wallace Nutting, Ada Walter Shulz, Hiroshi Yoshida, John James Audubon, Frank Benson, and others. Hiroshi Yoshida, one of the best-known artists of the shin hanga style, had a great affinity for…

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    Important Americana

    In 1770, a hand-colored engraving depicting the Boston Massacre was created by Paul Revere. The scene was often imitated by other artists over the following centuries. Revere dabbled in many political engravings to convey his outrage at the actions of the British troops. His work depicts a line of Redcoats…

    Ammi Phillips - Portrait Of A Seated Child In A Pink Dress With A Spaniel And Coral Teething Ring
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    Session 2 - New Year's Signature Estates Auction

    Belgium clockmaker Zacharie Joseph Raingo was particularly known for his astronomical clocks, which his sons sold through their Raingo Frères firm in the early 1800s. Recognized in the 1860s for the quality of their bronzes, Raingo Frères supplied several clocks to Emperor Napoleon III. Many of these now reside in…

    John James Audubon "Blue Crane Or Heron" Havell
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    Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books

    The Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books auction, offered by Swann Galleries, is anchored by the rare and early maps and atlases being placed under the gavel. The featured Admiral's Map is a 1513 edition of Ptolemy’s Geographiae, a compilation of the geographical knowledge of the second…

    Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books
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    Toomey & Co. Auctioneers to hold 'Interiors' sale on October 6

    Roy Lichtenstein, As I Opened Fire (triptych), circa 1966. Color lithograph. Estimate $300-500. Toomey & Co. Auctioneers will hold its fall Interiors auction with almost 700 lots of fine and decorative artworks, sculpture, early 20th century and modern furniture, art pottery, lighting, and more. While the range of material available will…

    Toomey & Co. Auctioneers to hold ‘Interiors’ sale on October 6