Fall Select Auction: November 4 (2005)

Lots 90-121

90. Thomas Corwin Lindsay, Cincinnati, 1845-1907, Cows crossing water, oil on canvas, 28" x 50", signed. 8,000-12,000

Lindsay studied in Dusseldorf in the 1860s. He instructed students in his Cincinnati studio and was one of the founding members of the Cincinnati Art Club. He exhibited at the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition, from 1870-83, Pogue's in 1875, and the Art Institute of Chicago in 1896.

91. Pompeo Massani, Italy, 1850-1920, Old clarinet player, oil on canvas, 18" x 12", signed. 2,000-3,000

Well-listed painter of portraits, interiors, taverns, musicians, and genre.

92. John Rettig, Cincinnati, 1858-1932, Harbor Entrance - Marblehead, 1922, oil on board, 15" x 17", signed, dated 22. 2,000-3,000

Started his career as a frescoe painter, later designed elaborate outdoor theatrical productions. Studied at the Cincinnati School of Design with Frank Duveneck and Edward Potthast. Traveled extensively, made Volendam Holland his second home. Older brother of artist Martin Rettig.

93. Otto Bierhals, NJ, 1879-1935, Cabin scene, oil on board, 10" x 12", signed. 600-800

Member of the Woodstock Art Association. Studied at the National Academy of Design, Cooper Union, and Pennsylvania Academy. Bierhals painted portraits, plein-air landscapes, still life, western scenes, and worked as an illustrator.

94. John J. Gould, Britain, 1801-1881, Totanus Griseopygius, colored lithograph, 14" x 20", J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith, Hullmandel & Walton Imp. 200-400

John Gould was one of the great naturalists of the 19th century. His field studies resulted in folio volumes containing approximately 3,000 images of birds. His wife Elizabeth was his first primary artist, succeeded after her death by H.C. Richter and others. Charadrius Veredus (Oriental Plover) is from Gould's Birds of Australia, one of his major works.

95. John J. Gould, Britain, 1801-1881, Charadrius Veredus, colored lithograph, 14" x 20", J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith, Hullmandel & Walton Imp., framing matches above lot. 200-400

Totanus Griseopygius (Grey Rumped Sandpiper) is from Gould's Birds of Australia.

96. Elizabeth Gould, Britain, 1804-1841, Columba Leuconota, colored lithograph, 14" x 10", Drawn from Nature & on Stone by E. Gould, Printed by C. Hullmandel. 100-300

Elizabeth Gould was an accomplished artist by the time she married her husband, naturalist John Gould. She was his primary ornithological artist and painted many birds while in Australia.

97. George Jensen, Toledo OH, b.1893, Autumn landscape with Quaker barn, oil on canvas, 24" x 30", signed. 1,500-2,000

Studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, painter of mountains, rivers and towns.

98. Madonna painting in outstanding pierce carved gilt frame, oil on canvas, 14" x 11", signed on back L. Bigazzi via Maggio N'1877 Firenze, 20" x 18" frame in real gilding. 800-1,000
99. William McKendree Snyder, IN, 1848-1930, Landscape with approaching train, oil on canvas, 17.5" x 30", signed. 2,000-3,000

Snyder was one of the first artists to paint landscapes in Brown County, Indiana. He served in the Union Army in the Civil War. He studied under John Insco Williams in Cincinnati, and later with Albert Bierstadt and George Innes.

100. Statue of Hebe, Hellenistic semi-draped goddess holding ewer, contrapposto stance, Italian hollow plaster with nice old patina, 59"h, 15" x 15" base, missing left arm, otherwise excellent condition. 400-600
101. Amphora Turn-Teplitz statue of Indian rider in full head dress, carrying a blanket of porcelain-glazed cloth, on rocky base inscribed Jingo. Marked Amphora Austria 8218 w/crown, old restoration to base, 21"h x 16"w x 9"d. 450-650
102. Pair of c.1900 pierce carved Venetian water-gilded Rococo mirrors, hand carved, 33"h. 500-700
103. Pair tiger oak Gothic Windsor chairs w/rush seats & carved open work. 300-500
104. c.1900 Venetian water gilded mirror, quatrefoil form, fully pierce carved, 24"h. 300-500
105. Handel bronze finish floor lamp base in harp form, unsigned 10" leaded green glass shade w/mustard border, 57"h, excellent condition. 800-1,200
106. Highly unusual cast iron boot scraper w/two standing stallions, replaced brushes, 15"h x 19"w x 12"d. 300-500
107. Star of Bethlehem quilt, 19th century, Maine, wreaths & scrolls quilted between star points, outstanding graphics, quilting, colors, assembly & condition, 78" x 78". 1,000-1,200

This and the following quilts are from a private collection of 19th and early 20th century quilts, all entirely hand stitched.

108. Straight Furrows Log Cabin Variation quilt, c.1900, blues & yellows, extraordinary piecing, immaculate condition, 78" x 78". 800-1,000
109. Flower Pot quilt, c.1850-60, home spun backing, rich colors including rare brown, 84" x 84". 800-1,000
110. Blown glass fishbowl w/centennial 1876 decoupage decorations including flag, The Betsy Ross Home, advertising examples, greeting card cut-outs, novelty figures, holidays, many classic American icons, excellent condition, some minor peeling to interior, 10"h x 9"d, great & one of a kind folk art example. 300-500
111. Walnut c.1850 drop front barrister's secretary bookcase, three domed doors over drop-front compartment w/fully fitted interior of seven burled drawers w/delicate knobs, eight cubbies, over three lower drawers & three doors, boldly carved edging, rich original finish, 95"h x 59"w x 24.5"d. 3,000-5,000
112. E.T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Wintry landscape w/lakeside cabin, etching, 8.5" x 11", pencil signed. 100-150
113. E.T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, People at niche at Immaculata Church, 1907, etching, 6.5" x 3", pencil signed. 100-150
114. Frederick Mortimer Lamb, attribution, MA, 1861-1936, Hound fetching woodcock, watercolor, 14" x 12". Provenance: from descendant of the artist. 200-400

Lamb studied at the Massachusetts Normal Art School and the Academie Julien in Paris. He exhibited The End of the Trail, a life-sized scene of hunt dogs, at the 1893 Columbian Exposition. Lamb also exhibited at the Panama Pacific Exhibition of 1915. He was a member of the American Watercolor Society and the Boston Art Club.

115. Two works by Carl Lotick, IN, 1878-1958: The Old Swimmin Hole, oil on board, 9" x 14", signed. Forest stream landscape, oil on board, 9" x 13.5", signed. 300-500

A Harrison County, IN, native. Received his early training at the Chicago Art Institute. Worked with Joseph Krementz and James L. Russell in New Albany, maintained a studio in Indianapolis, and showed his work in Indianapolis, Chicago, St. Louis and Cincinnati.

116. Albert Prentice Button, Boston, 1872-1934, Early Moonrise - Back Bay Fens, c.1922, oil on board, 3" x 4", signature, title & dedication on back. 100-300

Button studied at various art schools in Boston and was a pupil of the Boston Art Club. He was a member of the New York Watercolor Club, the Boston Society of Watercolor Painters and the Providence Watercolor Club. Working in the arts and crafts style, Button usually painted on small canvas boards and paper. He exhibited at the Lowell Art Association and several of his watercolors were displayed at the Boston Art Club.

117. Portrait of priest in red vestments, oil on canvas, 28.5" x 23". 300-500
118. Bright Venetian harbor scene, o/b, 12" x 16", signed Bouve. 100-200
119. A pair of whimsical animal airbrushes in matching ogee burled frames, 6" x 5", signed Louis Kabrin. 100-200
120. Church steeple and windmill, oil on canvas, 14" x 22", signed L.S. Ramsdonck, good early carved gilt frame. 300-500
121. High waterfall w/three people, oil on canvas, 21" x 17", signed TM, ornate pierce carved frame. 300-500