The Edward Hopper etching The Lonely House was the star lot going into the sale and in the live auction last night. The print sold for $310,000 vaulting past its pre auction estimate of $150,000-$200,000.
Hopper’s Les Poilus circa 1915 surpassed its $15000-$20,000 pre-sale estimate as well, selling for $42,500. I’ve sold an impression of the Lonely House before but I’ve only scene Les Poilus in the Whitney collection.
The sale featured Old Master through Modern prints by American and European artists.
Here’s a link to the Swann Galleries catalogue for the November 4th 2017 sale 2460 and the Swann Galleries auction results. Images in this post are from Swann Galleries.
Besides Edward Hopper, there were prints by artists with Gloucester connections (or topics of interest such as a 1680 engraving of a beached whale).
Willem Van Gouwen after matham A Beached Whale between Scheveningen and Katwijk 1680 engraving sold for 1875
Childe Hassam Inner Harbor Gloucester 1919 etching sold for $3750
Stow Wengenroth The quiet hour lithograph sold for $12500
Stow Wengenroth High Arches Brooklyn Bridge 1960 litho ed 50 sold for $16250
Kent Man at Mast wood engraving sold for $5500
Lozowick Tanks #1 1929 lithograph ed50 sold for $2750 est 3 to $5000
Will Barnet Bowling Alley scene 1934 litho ed less than 10 sold at Swann for $1375. candlepin?! jk
ASTRONOMY CLUB daniel and hieronymus hopfer collection ca 1515 to 1530 including ecclesiastical and secular metal work unsold
Albrecht Durer The Sea Monster before 1500 sold for 50000 at Swann Auction
John Sloan Conoisseurs of Prints 1912 ed 80 proposed ed 100 $1875
Louis Lozowick 57th Street 1929 lithograph ed 40 sold $10625
Records were achieved for other prints like Martin Lewis, Relics, $55,000
a rare Odilon Redon 1892 lithograph sold for $47,500
and a Rembrandt 1631 etching, Self portrait with Cap Pulled Forward, that sold for $65,000.
See more highlights below the “read more” break from the nearly 500 prints that were sold at the November Swann Galleries auction.
Head to the Cape Ann museum Fitz Henry Lane exhibition Drawn from Nature and on Stone: The lithgraphs of Fitz Henry Lane to experience a great print show in person. Read more