Lark Mason, founder and president of Lark Mason Associates, has announced that the collection of a legendary Hollywood film producer are now live on iGavelauctions.com through November 16. The preview opens on October 30 at the iGavel Auctions, 227 120th Street in New York.
Says Lark Mason, “This is an excellent opportunity to acquire some of the best 19th century British and American sporting and maritime paintings by the leading artists of this period.”
Among the fifty-four lots are numerous British and American sporting and maritime paintings and decorative works of art. Of particular note are eight superb paintings including a finely rendered painting of the Volunteer, by James Edward Buttersworth (1817-1894), a racing scene by Elisha Taylor Baker (1827-1890) and two works by Antonio Jacobsen (1850-1921). Jacobsen’s portrait of the ship, Andes, painted in 1881, is of an impressive size. At six feet in width, this is the largest Jacobsen painting that has come to the market in the last three years.
Additionally, several sporting paintings include works by Arthur Wardle (1860-1949) and Henry Chalon (1770-1849). The most notable of these sporting works is a painting of a horse and his trainer by the artist Francis Sartorius the Elder (1734-1804). The sale also includes two fine portrait paintings, one by the esteemed artist Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823).
Rounding out the sale is a selection of English furniture and related decorative arts include thirteen pieces of furniture, a 19th century Victorian brass hall lantern estimated at $3,000-5,000, and a prisoner of war bone ship model from the 19th century estimated to bring $2,000-4,000 at auction.
Among the highlights are:
*Francis Sartorius the Elder (British 1734-1804)
John Beard, Sportsman, Oil on Canvas (Estimate: $40,000-60,000)
*Antonio Jacobsen (American/Danish 1850-1921)
Andes, Oil on Canvas, 1881 (Estimate: $40,000-60,000)
*Arthur Wardle (British 1860-1949)
Two Paintings, Over the Water and
Over the Fence, Oil on Canvas, 1887 (Estimate: $15,000-25,000)
*Henry Chalon (British 1770-1849)
The Bay Racehorse, Sir David
Oil on Canvas, 1807, (Estimate: $10,000-15,000)
*Elisha Taylor Baker (American, 1827-1890)
K-Boats Racing, 1881, Oil on Panel, (Estimate: $5,000-8,000)