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Auction February 3, 2012 in BostonSession I: Prints and Photography at 12 p.m.Session II: Paintings and Sculpture at 4 p.m.The next Fine Paintings and Sculpture auction will feature a diverse group of artwork from old masters through contemporary artists including watercolors by Maurice Brazil Prendergast, a still life by Marsden Hartley, drawings by Mark Tobey, and Milton Avery, and oils by Leon Francois Comerre and Edward Antoon Portielje. Paintings auctions at Skinner consistently achieve world record prices, including the $5.5 million sale of a previously undiscovered FH Lane painting entitled Manchester Harbor. If you have works of this caliber, we would love to hear from you. To consign or for more information, call 508-970-3206, or email


<p>SKINNERAmerican &amp; European Works of Art Fine Paintings &amp; SculptureSale 2581B February 3, 2012 Boston</p> <p>314</p> <p>American &amp; European Works of Art Fine Paintings &amp; Sculpturespecialists in charge</p> <p>Robin S. R. Starr Department Director 508.970.3259</p> <p>Kathy Wong 508.970.3297</p> <p>Elizabeth C. Haff 508.970.3258</p> <p>American &amp; EuropeanWorks of Art Department - 508.970.3206 General Inquiries:</p> <p>auction 2581B Friday, February 3, 2012 at 4 p.m. Lots 300713, preceded by Fine Prints &amp; Photography at 12 noon 63 Park Plaza Boston, Massachusetts previewWednesday, February 1, 2012 Thursday, February 2, 2012 Friday, February 3, 2012 12 to 5 p.m. 12 to 8 p.m. 9 to 10:30 a.m.</p> <p>absentee biddingTel: 617.874.4318 Fax: 617.350.5429 Online:</p> <p>general inquiriesView all lots online at</p> <p>617.350.5400cover : 532 ; frontispiece : 314 ; inside back cover : 446 ; back cover : 612</p> <p>Register Preview and Bid Live Online</p> <p>Preview Auctions OnlineFlip through the pages of our interactive virtual catalogues, or view all lots in an upcoming auction to browse through images and detailed lot information. 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Email to join.</p> <p></p> <p>table of contents</p> <p>1 2 4-5 7 292 293 298 299 300 301 302 303</p> <p>Auction &amp; Specialist Information Web Site &amp; Online Bidding Event Announcements Lots 300713 Glossary of Terms Artist Index Conditions of Sale Absentee Bid Form Company Directors &amp; Specialty Departments Administrative Staff &amp; Client Services Map &amp; Driving Directions Catalogue Subscription Form</p> <p>Please Note: All lots sold subject to our Conditions of Sale. Please refer to page 298 of this catalogue for the full terms and conditions governing your purchase.</p> <p>Copyright Skinner, Inc. 2012 All rights reserved MA/Lic. #2304</p> <p>SKINNER presents aFine Art Gallery WalkPresented by Robin Starr, Director of Skinners American &amp; European Works of Art Department</p> <p>Thursday, February 2, 20125:30 p.m. Reception/6:00 p.m. Gallery Walk</p> <p>63 Park Plaza Boston, MA R.S.V.P. 617.350.5400 Reservations are LimitedGallery Walk held in conjunction with a preview of Skinners February 3rd auctions of Fine Prints &amp; Photography and Fine Paintings &amp; Sculpture</p> <p>4</p> <p>Upcoming AuctionFine Paintings &amp; SculptureMay 18, 2012 Boston, MA</p> <p>Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978), The Gossips/A Study</p> <p>Consignment Deadline: February 24, 2012For more information please contact our American &amp; European Works of Art department at 508.970.3206 or e-mail</p> <p>www.skinnerinc.com5</p> <p>300</p> <p>300. Manner of The Master of the Parrot (Flemish, 16th Century) Lady with Chalice in an Elegant Interior Unsigned. Oil on panel, 21 1/2 x 15 5/8 in. (54.7 x 39.7 cm), framed (under glass). Condition: Vertical cracks to panel with areas of paint lifting, retouch, surface imperfections, multiple varnish layers, panel mounted within a cradled panel and backed with a layer of cork. $2,500-3,500</p> <p>online bidding at</p> <p>7</p> <p>301. Italian School, 17th Century Crucifixion Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 25 1/2 x 21 in. (65.0 x 53.2 cm), framed. Condition: Lined (very old lining and perhaps more than one layer), retouch, canvas deformation, varnish inconsistencies, surface grime. $1,000-1,500</p> <p>301</p> <p>302. Spanish Colonial School, 19th Century Christ with the Arma Christi Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 29 x 23 1/2 in. (73.4 x 60.0 cm), framed. Condition: Multiple scattered pinholes to canvas, patch reinforcement, canvas deformation, scattered retouch, surface grime. $800-1,200</p> <p>302</p> <p>8</p> <p>additional information and photos at</p> <p>303</p> <p>303. Spanish School, 19th Century Ecce Homo Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 33 1/4 x 25 1/4 in. (84.5 x 64.5 cm), framed. Condition: Retouch, paint losses, tack holes along perimeter, canvas deformations, surface grime. Provenance: Jesuit Monastery in Boyaca Dept. near Bogota, Colombia, c. 1860, to Narciso/Rico Family, then by descent to the present owner. Literature: Eduardo Ospina, Un cuadro de Murillo...? o de quin?, Revista Javeriana (Journal of the Universidad Javeriana), Bogota, June, 1959, pp. 322-25. N.B. The lot is accompanied by an article by Eduardo Ospina, S.J., that draws parallels between the painting at hand and Murillos Ecce Homo in the collection of The Prado Museum in Madrid. $3,000-5,000</p> <p>online bidding at</p> <p>9</p> <p>304. School of Gaspar Pieter Verbruggen the Elder (Flemish, 1635-1687) Floral Still Life with Vase and Garland Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 29 3/4 x 24 5/8 in. (75.5 x 62.7 cm), framed. Condition: Punctures, paint losses, canvas deformation, old lining, abrasions, craquelure, surface grime. $1,500-2,500</p> <p>304</p> <p>305. Spanish School, 19th Century Child Holding a Pincushion Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 17 1/2 x 14 in. (44.5 x 35.5 cm), framed. Condition: Lined, retouch, craquelure, surface grime. $1,500-2,500</p> <p>305</p> <p>10</p> <p>additional information and photos at</p> <p>306</p> <p>306. School of Jakob Bogdani (Hungarian, 1660-1724) Still Life with Fruit and Flowers Unsigned, identified as James Bogdani on a presentation plaque and on a label from Zwickers Gallery, Nova Scotia, on the frame backing. Oil on canvas, 20 3/4 x 17 3/4 in. (53.0 x 45.0 cm), framed. Condition: Lined, scattered retouch, craquelure, possible skinning. $3,000-5,000</p> <p>online bidding at</p> <p>11</p> <p>307. Attributed to Adolph D. Rinck (Franco/American, fl. 18101873) Floral Still Life with Parrot Monogram signed and dated ARinck 80 l.r. Oil on canvas, 32 x 26 1/4 in. (81.3 x 66.7 cm), framed. Condition: Lined, losses, minor retouch, craquelure. $2,000-3,000</p> <p>307</p> <p>308. Manner of Sir Anthony van Dyck (Flemish, 1599-1641) Portrait of a Young Lady Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 31 1/4 x 23 3/8 in. (79.2 x 59.5 cm), framed. Condition: Lined, retouch, craquelure. N.B. The painting at hand is thought to be from the early 19th century. The painter shows a familiarity with the portraits of Anthony van Dyck, as represented by the costume and pearls which are very close to the Portrait of the Duchess of Croy in the De Young Museum in San Francisco and to the Portrait of Maria de Tassis in the Liechtenstein Collection in Vaduz. $1,500-2,000</p> <p>308</p> <p>12</p> <p>additional information and photos at</p> <p>309</p> <p>309. Jan Van Wegel (Dutch, 1752-1809) Still Life with Flowers Signed Jan Van Wegel f. l.c., identified on a partial presentation plaque. Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in. (76.0 x 63.5 cm), framed. Condition: Lined, retouch, paint losses, scattered abrasions, heavily varnished, surface grime. $6,000-8,000</p> <p>online bidding at</p> <p>13</p> <p>310</p> <p>310. French School, 18th/19th Century Portrait of a Gentlewoman as Diana, Goddess of the Hunt Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 31 3/4 x 24 7/8 in. (80.5 x 63.0 cm), framed. Condition: Lined, small puncture in l.l. quadrant, scattered paint losses, retouch, tack holes to corners, craquelure, surface grime. $2,000-3,000</p> <p>14</p> <p>additional information and photos at</p> <p>311</p> <p>311. English School, 18th Century Portrait of a Gentleman in an Elaborate Waistcoat Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 35 3/4 x 29 3/4 in. (90.8 x 75.6 cm), framed. Condition: Lined, craquelure, retouch, surface abrasions. $1,500-2,000</p> <p>online bidding at</p> <p>15</p> <p>312. Jules (Jean-Franois-Hyacinthe) Laure (French, 18061861) Portrait in Profile of a Young Woman with a Red Drape Signed Jules Laure l.l., with a canvas stamp ...Belot... on the reverse, and with a label from Foster Brothers, Boston, on the back of the frame. Oil on canvas, 21 3/4 x 18 3/8 in. (55.2 x 46.5 cm), framed in an arched liner. Condition: Small puncture u.c., craquelure, surface grime. $1,000-1,500</p> <p>312</p> <p>313. Thomas Sully (American, 1783-1872) Portrait of Mrs. Lydia Biddle, 1826 Monogrammed and dated TS 1826 l.c., identified on a receipt from the artist affixed to the stretcher. Oil on canvas, 19 x 15 in. (48.3 x 38.0 cm), framed. Condition: Lined, paint losses, craquelure. Literature: Edward Biddle and Mantle Fielding, The Life and Works of Thomas Sully, 1783-1872, annotated by G. L. Winthrop (Philadelphia: Wickersham Press, 1921), no. 138; Charles Henry Hart, A Register of Portraits Painted by Thomas Sully, 1801-1871 (Philadelphia, 1908), cat. no. 132. N.B. Lydia Biddle was the daughter of the Reverend Elihu Spencer. She married William MacFunn Biddle and moved to Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The portrait was painted for her son William, begun by Sully on September 11th and finished November 1st, 1826. $8,000-12,000</p> <p>313</p> <p>16</p> <p>additional information and photos at</p> <p>314</p> <p>314. Jean-Baptiste Greuze (French, 1725-1805) Portrait of a Young Man Unsigned, identified on a label affixed to the stretcher. Oil on canvas, 18 3/16 x 15 in. (46.3 x 38.0 cm), in a period frame. Condition: Lined, scattered retouch, craquelure. Provenance: Ex-collection Stanley Newbold Barbee, Los Angeles, purchased from Felix Gould, New York, November 11, 1937 (a copy of the receipt from Felix Gould accompanies the lot), then by descent to the present owner. N.B. The painting at hand has been examined in person by Dr. Edgar Munhall. It is his opinion that the Portrait of a Young Man was painted by Jean-Baptiste Greuze sometime around 1800. A copy of Dr. Munhalls written report, including comparable images, is available for inspection and will accompany the lot. In his report, Dr. Munhall writes, During and after the French Revolution, there was little demand for the serious genre pictures that had been Greuzes forte throughout most of his career. He therefore turned to portraits, a genre at which he had excelled from his earliest days. Revolutionary figures, lawyers, nouveau-riches figures of society, even the young Napoleon Buonaparte sat to him, and though by now in his midseventies, the artist was showing no signs of diminishing talents. Commenting on the attire of the sitter, Dr. Munhall continues, Such a Britishinspired ensemble appeared in a number of Greuzes male portraits around 1800... The painting is mounted in an 18th-century frame that is listed in the original 1937 receipt from Felix Gould. The frame shows subtle signs of having been re-fashioned at some point to accommodate the portrait. Born in Tournus, Greuze moved to Paris in 1750, where he studied at the School of the Royal Academy and achieved success with genre painting. He was named an Associate member of the Academy in the category of genre painting in 1755. He received commissions from Mme. de Pompadour and was praised by Diderot for works that endowed art with morality. Like so many artists of the era, Greuze aspired to paint historical subjects, but did not find the reception for these that he had hoped. The refusal of the Academy to accept him as a history painter led him to withdraw from the Salon for thirty years. He continued successfully to paint portraits and figural works with great sensitivity and finesse. $40,000-60,000</p> <p>online bidding at</p> <p>17</p> <p>315</p> <p>315. Ren Mege Du Malmont (French, 1859-1911) Portrait of a Reclining Nude Signed R. Mege du Malmont l.r. Oil on canvas, 16 1/2 x 36 in. (41.9 x 91.4 cm), framed. Condition: Retouch, losses, flaking, minor abrasions, craquelure. $6,000-8,000</p> <p>18</p> <p>additional information and photos at</p> <p>316</p> <p>316. Lon Franois Comerre (French, 1850-1916) Le Triomphe du Cygne Signed Lon Comerre l.r., identified on a presentation plaque. Oil on canvas, demilune format, 24 1/2 x 36 in. (62.2 x 91.4 cm), framed. Condition: Retouch, craquelure. N.B. Comerre completed this painting in addition to another finished version which was purchased by the King of Siam in 1908 for his royal museum. $20,000-30,000</p> <p>online bidding at</p> <p>19</p> <p>317</p> <p>317. Italian School, 19th Century Allegory of Charity Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 18 x 14 1/2 in. (45.8 x 36.8 cm), framed. Condition: Lined, retouch, craquelure, frame abrasions, surface grime. $2,000-2,500</p> <p>20</p> <p>additional information and photos at</p> <p>318</p> <p>318. Leon Jean Basile Perrault (French, 1832-1908) Le Petit Frre Signed and dated L-Perrault- 89 l.r. Oil on canvas, 24 1/2 x 17 3/4 in. (62.2 x 45.0 cm), framed. Condition: Lined, retouch, craquelure, varnish inconsistencies. Provenance: A private Florida collection. $60,000-80,000</p> <p>online bidding at</p> <p>21</p> <p>319</p> <p>319. Charles Frederick Lowcock (British, 1878-1922) In Their World Signed C.F. Lowcock l.l., inscribed Sher 189 Pair on the reverse. Oil on prepared panel (probably Winsor &amp; Newton), 20 x 30 in. (50.8 x 76.2 cm), in a Vandeuren frame. Condition: Retouch, very minor craquelure. $5,000-7,000</p> <p>22</p> <p>additional information and photos at</p> <p>320</p> <p>320. Charles Frederick Lowcock (British, 1878-1922) What Price Beauty? Signed C F Lowcock l.l., with a label from Winsor &amp; Newton Ltd. affixed to the reverse, inscribed Sher 189 Pair on the reverse. Oil on prepared panel, 19 3/4 x 30 1/8 in. (50.2 x 76.5 cm), in a Vandeuren frame. Condition: Retouch, restored crack to panel at right, very minor craquelure. $6,000-8,000</p> <p>online bidding at</p> <p>23</p> <p>321</p> <p>322</p> <p>321. Alfred Arthur Brunel de Neuville (French, 1851-1941) Kittens at Play with Rabbits at Feed Signed Brunel Neuville l.r. Oil on panel, 18 1/4 x 14 1/2 in. (46.4 x 36.8 cm), framed (in a liner). Condition: Minor surface grime, subtle varnish inconsistencies. $2,500-3,500</p> <p>322. Emile Eisman-Semenowsky (Polish, 1857-1911) Portrait of a Woman in Black Signed Eisman-Semenowsky l.l., identified on a presentation plaque, with a stencil from Adele Deswarte, Bruxelles, on the reverse. Oil on panel, 12 1/2 x 9 1/4 in. (31.8 x 23.5 cm), framed. Condition: Craquelure, subtle v...</p>