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
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 at the Concord
Bridge). It is shaping up to be an incredible
Our March Firearms auction...
What's It Worth
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 email@example.com.
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.
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
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
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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