Fall Select Auction: November 3 (2006)

Lot 142-169

142. William Meuttman, Cincinnati, 1869-1948, Indian brave beside horse, oil on board, 12" x 8", signed. 1,500-2,000

Meuttman was a Cincinnati painter, highly collectible for his paintings of Native Americans and western landscapes.

143. Edmund Brucker, IN, 1912-1999, Father Jacques Marquette amongst the Indians, oil on canvas, 69" x 32", signed, Pere Marquette Edmund Brucker Cleveland School of Art painted on reverse. Marquette University is named after Father Marquette. 1,000-1,500

Cleveland born Edmund Brucker was a well-listed realist style portraitist, also known for landscapes in the Great Lakes area. He studied at the Cleveland School of Art, and he taught at the John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis from 1938 until the early 1980s. His works are included in many university collections.

144. Still life of Mandan Indian implements and accoutrements, in the style of Karl Bodmer, vegetable pigments on hand made paper, 14" x 20", signed Hanumann, excellent detail and execution, slight creasing. 500-700
145. Portrait of Mandan Indian brave, in the style of Karl Bodmer, vegetable pigments on hand made paper, 22" x 13", signed Hanumann, excellent detail and execution. 500-700
146. Indian brave in ceremonial dance, in the style of Karl Bodmer, vegetable pigments on hand made paper, 22" x 17", signed H. Mann, excellent detail and execution. 700-1,000
147. Trompe l'oeil of open faced book with illustration of a raptor on each page, watercolor, 14" x 23". 600-800
148. Portrait of Mehkskehme-Sukhas, Blackfeet Chief, in the style of Karl Bodmer, vegetable pigments on hand made paper, 22" x 14", signed Hanumann, excellent detail and execution. 700-1,000
149. Interior scene of Indian rug maker, Taos style, oil on board, 19" x 21", signed CWB, in the style of E.I. Couse. 800-1,000
150. Early Rookwood Limoges glaze red clay broad vase, oriental style decoration by William P. McDonald includes large bird, milky white clouds, forest green ferns, and gold highlights on forest green to gray background, 1885, #95C, 5", impressed ROOKWOOD 1885 with R for red clay, McDonald's early impressed script initials. Hand thrown and virtually uncrazed. Light surface scratches, otherwise mint. 500-700
151. Rookwood ewer, Limoges style decoration of bird and fern with gold highlights on pale blue background, bisque finish, tooled impressed gold neck, 1886, #101A Y, 11.5", old paper label on base from Duhme & Co Jewelers Cincinnati, mint. 400-600
152. Rookwood cameo glaze pitcher, Edward Abel, detailed clover blossoms and buds in tan and pink on olive and rust leaves and stems, 1890, #18, 6.5", mint. 400-600
153. Rookwood trivet, Dutch mother and children by harbor, polychrome matt in blue, green, aqua, tan and pink, 1924, #3203, 5.75", mint with faint peppering, extra crisp raised linear outlining. 300-400
154. Rookwood trivet, hilltop castle with stylized sun, polychrome matt glaze in green, blue, white and tan, 1924, #3205, 5.75", two glaze pops, faint peppering, craze line, very rare. 300-400
155. Rookwood polychrome trivet, round form with flying seagulls with yellow beaks and feet, on green and blue background, 1943, #2351, ink mark 3553, 5.75", mint. 250-350
156. Rookwood trivet, Art Deco design of two birds and stylized leaves, polychrome matt glaze in blue, green, yellow, violet and black, 1921, #1988, 5.75", mint. 300-400
157. Rookwood trivet, polychrome matt glaze with blue grapes, brown stems and green leaves, 1920, #1683, 5.75", professional restoration to underside. 150-200
158. Rookwood trivet, parrot on blossoming branches, polychrome matt glaze in pink, yellow, green and blue, 1927, #3077, 5.75", mint. 250-350
159. Rookwood Boss ashtray, in original box with factory paper and string tie, never opened. 100-200
160. Albert Robert Valentien, Cincinnati, 1862-1925, Botanical study, penicl and watercolor, 19" x 12", unsigned. 600-800

Albert Valentien was born in Cincinnati, and studied at the Art Academy under Frank Duveneck and Thomas Nobel. He later studied in Europe. He was a decorator at Rookwood Pottery starting at age nineteen, and was head of the Decorating Department for several years. Ellen Browning Scripps commissioned Valentien to paint California wild flowers.

161. Paul Ashbrook, Cincinnati, 1867-1949, People on bench beneath trees, watercolor, 17" x 11", signed, titled The Alamada on back. 700-900

Ashbrook studied under Frank Duveneck and William Merritt Chase, and was an instructor at the Cincinnati Art Academy.

162. John Zettel, Cincinnati, Old farmhouse, 1890, watercolor, 13.5" x 9.5", signed, dated 9/21/90. 200-300

John Zettel, brother of Rookwood artist Josephine Zettel, was an architect and painter.

163. John Zettel, Cincinnati, Ocean breakers, 1937, watercolor, 9" x 13", signed and dated. 200-300

John Zettel, brother of Rookwood artist Josephine Zettel, was an architect and painter.

164. Joseph Henry Sharp, Cincinnati, 1859-1953, Portrait of Mr Bee, 1901, charcoal on paper, 19" x 14", signed. 400-600

A founding member of the Taos artist colony, Ohio born Joseph Sharp studied in Cincinnati and Europe. In 1900, the Smithsonian bought 11 of Sharp's Plains Indians portraits, and Theodore Roosevelt commissioned a studio to be built for Sharp.

165. Joseph Henry Sharp, Cincinnati, 1859-1953, Portrait of man in top hat and bow tie, charcoal on paper, 19" x 13", signed. 400-600

A founding member of the Taos artist colony, Ohio born Joseph Sharp studied in Cincinnati and Europe. In 1900, the Smithsonian bought 11 of Sharp's Plains Indians portraits, and Theodore Roosevelt commissioned a studio to be built for Sharp.

166. Charlotte Buell Coman, A.N.A., NY, 1833-1925, Tonalist landscape with distant houses, oil on canvas, 12" x 14", signed. 1,000-1,500

A member of the National Academy of Design, Coman was an influential tonalist painter who helped bring Barbizon style painting to America.

167. Orrin Draver, IN, 1895-1964, Silent Pool, oil on canvas, 24" x 30", signed, title on stretcher. 1,200-1,500

Well-listed Richmond Indiana landscape painter. Exhibited in the Hoosier Salon, as well as in several galleries in Cincinnati and Chicago.

168. Edmund Henry Osthaus, FL, 1858-1928, Autumn landscape with distant water, 1891, watercolor, 21" x 33", signed. 1,500-2,500

Osthaus was born in Germany and studied at the Royal Academy in Dusseldorf. He moved to Ohio and became principal of the Toledo Academy of Fine Arts. He is a well-listed artist, known for landscapes, hunt scenes and dogs.

169. John Franklin Earhart, Cincinnati, 1853-1938, Solitude, 1904, tonalist landscape, oil on canvas, 15" x 20", signed. 600-800

This listed Cincinnati artist worked almost exclusively in landscapes. He exhibited his works at the Art Institute of Chicago and Pennsylvania Academy, and was a member of the Society of Independent Artists.

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