By Thomas Elliot Norton
The historical past of excellent paintings auctions in the United States is an indelible checklist of public opinion within the realm of aesthetics and flavor. In each public sale, the murals that has the best charm instructions the top cost, and a analyzing of the roster of items and artists most often chosen provides a transparent and interesting photograph of the evolution of favor and flavor in America.
The background of Sotheby Parke Bernet and its predecessor organizations in the USA offers us a short synopsis ot the place we have been and the way we've replaced and what kind of we loved ourselves within the technique. taking a look at the various illustrations of artistic endeavors offered over the process a century, we're mesmerized by means of the diversity of gadgets that experience undergone their public sale rooms.
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1866. Oil The Minneapolis on can- Institute of and Mrs. Bruce B. Dayton, of the collection of E. E 1968. Lot 18 in the sale management ot the American Art Association, at Mendelssohn Hall, Broadway and Fortieth Street, on February 14, 1902. It was sold to Durand-Ruel for S3, 100 and later was in the collection of Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney. Her daughter. Mrs. G. McCullough Miller, sold the painting at auction at Sotheby Parkc-Bernet, New York, on October 14, 1965, lot 114, for 5450,000. Milliken, held under the women, optimistically attributed to the biggest names in the history of art.
Lot 210 in the George I. Seney estate sale, Chickering Hall and the American Art February 7-10, 1894. The picture Galleries, brought $510. James Tissot (1836-1902), born in Nantes and educated in Paris, left the capital after the fall of the Commune in 1871 and moved to London, where he enjoyed some success He painter. as a returned to Paris in 1882. In order to reestablish his reputation in France, Tissot began series a of fifteen large paintings La Femme collectively entitled celebrating the multifaceted Parisian in her many Paris, a woman manifestations: in politics, in fashion, as circus performer, as artist's wife, and so forth.