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Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Division
Upcoming Auction - February 3, 4, & 5, 2016
Martin Johnson Heade "Roman Newsboys II"
Howard A. Terpning, "Searching the Mountains" More highlights...
Abbott Fuller Graves, Arranging The Flowers
John Singer Sargent, "Donkeys In A Desert, Morocco 1880"
Happy Holidays!
by Mark Ford, CEO

All of us at James D. Julia Auctioneers want to wish you and your family the very best this holiday season! If the past couple of months have been any indication, 2016 will be a very busy year here at Julia's.

Our first auction will be on February 3rd, 4th, and 5th, and feature over $4,200,000 of Fine Art, Asian and Antiques. Artists featured include Martin Johnson Heade, John Singer Sargent, Howard Terpning, Abbott Fuller Graves, Antonio Jacobsen, Waldo Peirce, Marguerite Zorach and many, many others. We have important weathervanes, several bronzes (including one attributed to Edvard Munch), and an 18th century powder horn owned by Oliver Buttrick (1 of 52 known Minutemen Article Image at the Concord Bridge). It is shaping up to be an incredible auction!

Our March Firearms auction... Read more

What's It Worth

Carl Clemens Moritz Rungius, Big Horn Sheep

This fabulous bronze by Carl Clemens Moritz Rungius, Big Horn Sheep estimated $125,000 - $175,000, sold for $225,150.

If you have a single item, collection or entire Estate and want to know "What's it worth?" please take a picture and email us at antiques@jamesdjulia.com.

Edvard Munch: An Artist Revealed Through A Recent Discovery
By Bill Gage, Department Head - James D Julia Inc.
Edvard Munch was born 1863, in Löten, Norway. He established a free-flowing, psychological themed style of painting all his own.

His painting "The Scream" ("The Cry"; 1893), is one of the most recognizable works in the history of art. One of the three versions he painted sold for more than $119,000,000 in 2012, setting a new world record at the time.


The Scream

The Scream

It has been said that "Munch came to treat the visible as though it were a window into a not fully formed, if not fundamentally disturbing, human psychology" The Art Story.

Painting of the Meissner sisters

Painting of the Meissner sisters

Upon his death, the contents of his studio and his collection of his own works were given to the city of Oslo, Norway where a museum was founded to house the collection. Included were 100 paintings, 1500 watercolors and drawings, 18,000 prints and 6 sculptures along with 92 sketch books and letters. Very little has been documented about any bronze work that he may have done though he did have sculpture as one of his mediums.

The recent discovery of a bronze signed "E. MUNCH" and being a depiction of the Meissner sisters led to an attribution to this artist.

History of the discovery: This sculpture was purchased at a small estate auction in New York. It purportedly had come from a New York estate. The bronze on its slate base was permanently affixed to the wood pedestal that currently holds it. The new owner decided to separate it from its base to build a more appropriate presentation. Upon removing the bronze from its base, where it had been epoxied strongly to the pedestal for what is thought to be at least 50 years, the slate was found to have the signature and title etched on the side where it had been hidden from view ever since it had been glued into the pedestal. The new owner realized the potential significance of the title and signature. It is being offered with this history and attribution.

Lot 1161 in the upcoming February Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction

Lot 1161 in the upcoming February Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction

At James D. Julia, Inc. we are always seeking high quality antiques of all types for our year-round auctions. We offer the best seller commission rates in the industry, as low as 0% for high value items and collections. Please contact us directly at 207-453-7125 (Maine office) or 781-460-6800 (Boston area office) to learn more or if you are considering consigning one item, an entire collection or an estate to auction. All inquiries are confidential and without obligation.
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