ATLANTA, Ga. – Original oil paintings by Igor Tulpanov (Russian-American, b.1939), Jean Baptiste Van Loo (French, 1684-1745), and Eastman Johnson (American, 1824-1906) are just a few- some of the top lots expected in Ahlers & Ogletree’s three-day, online-only Fine Estates & Collections auction, scheduled for the weekend of August 25-27 from 10 a.m. EST, every three days.
Session 1, Thursday, August 25, will feature 362 Asian and Ethnographic Arts lots. Session 2, the following day, will contain 396 lots of modern and mid-century modern art and design, jewelry and silverware. The final session on Saturday August 27 will feature 529 lots of antiques and period artwork, for a three-day event packed with 1,289 lots in total.
Igor Tulpanov’s large oil on canvas, 36 inches by 59 ½ inches (minus the frame), is a colorful surreal work titled Samurai (estimated between $35,000 and $55,000). It is one of Tulpanov’s most important paintings and is signed and dated (’96’). It depicts chessboards, a ghostly figure, a hill of sleeping people, and a red samurai. Tulpanov, of Russian origin, settled in Florida.
Jean Baptiste Van Loo oil on canvas portrait is an 18th-century three-quarter length painting of the actress and playwright Madame Marie Justine Benoit Duronceray Favart (French, 1727-1772), depicted in a blue dress with jewels , against a red draped backdrop (est. $15,000-$25,000). The apparently unsigned work measures 37 ¼ inches by 31 ¾ inches (minus the frame).
The representation in oil on panel of a old man reading by Eastman Johnson depicts a white-haired gentleman reading a book on a table in a dark interior, signed initial (“EJ”) lower left, with two paper labels on the reverse, possibly in Johnson’s hand, and nicely housed in a 20 ¾ inch by 27 inch frame (estimate $4,000-$6,000). The work is listed in the Eastman Johnson Catalog Raisonné.
Session 1 Asian offerings will be led by a Chinese root wood and dreamstone living room set, featuring two gnarled root wood armchairs, each with a round marble dreamstone centered at the back, with a conforming rectangular cocktail table (est. $2,000-$4,000).
A pair of Chinese blue and white vases with stands, having short necks with lotus scrollwork above tapering square-sectioned bodies decorated with flowers, the underside with a blue Kangxi mugwort leaf mark, possibly period, should end between $1,500 and $3,000.
A Korean 8-panel Chaekgeori floor screen, ink and gouache on paper with silk borders, depicting a scholar’s library with vases, chimes, stone chops, calligraphy brushes, a toad and flowers, each panel, 70 inches by 16 ½ inches wide, is expected to fetch $1,000 to $2,000.
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A 1969 zinc etching on artist’s proof paper by Charles White (American 1918-1979), titled Sarah lower left, signed and dated lower right, bearing a Forum Gallery (NY) label on verso, 11 ½ inches by 22 ¼ inches (minus frame) should sell for $4,000 to $8,000.
A color lithograph artist’s proof by Rufino Tamayo (Mexican, 1899-1991), titled Sandias (Watermelons), circa 1969, artist signed lower right, from an edition of 100 (artist’s proof separate), 28 ½ inches by 21 inches (minus frame), has an estimate of $2,000 at $4,000.
A mixed technique on shirt board by Robert Rauschenberg (American 1925-2008), titled 3 sheets of shirts (1991), from the artist’s ‘Shirt Boards, Morocco, Italy ’52 Portfolio’, signed in pencil and printed 17/65, 23 ½ inches by 28 inches (on sight) expected to fetch $2,000 to $4,000 .
Session 3 will present works of art, but also other objects, such as a bronze and marble bank table acquired by Amadeo P. Giannini, president of the Bank of Italy (now known as Bank of America). The table has resided in the lobby of the Bank of Italy in San Francisco for years. It measures 69 ¾ inches wide by 39 ¾ inches deep and is expected to fetch $8,000 to $12,000.
A Civil War military commission on vellum, signed by President Abraham Lincoln, naming William H. Walcott (American 1828/1830-1901), “First Lieutenant in the 17th Regiment of Infantry” on August 19, 1861 framed, bears an estimate from $4,000 to $6,000.
An oil on Masonite cardboard by Gifford Beal (1879-1956), undated, titled Summer nightdepicting Central Park at night with a horse-drawn carriage and two figures, signed lower right and signed and titled verso, framed, expected to fetch $4,000-$6,000.
An 18th century oil on canvas, bust-length portrait of a noble lady with jewels, wearing a yellow brocade dress with a blue mantle, from the Circle of Nicolas de Largillière (French, 1656-1746), untitled, signed “JM Nattier” (probably later), should cost between $3,000 and $5,000.
Online auctions will be available on Ahlers & Ogletree’s Auction Mobility auction platform, bid.AandOAuctions.com, as well as LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Telephone and correspondence offers will also be taken. Live, in-person previews will take place August 22-24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., all three days, at the Ahlers & Ogletree showroom, located at 700 Miami Circle in Atlanta.
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