Sunday, May 29, 2016

Feature from June 11th Action: Lot 110

With our June 11th action only 2 weeks away we would like to showcase another preview of a selected work from the auction, bringing to light its context and historical significance. 

The auction will begin at 1pm EST at our Madison Avenue Gallery in New York City. As always we are happy to provide offsite bidding options if you cannot be present.

To preview lots online:

Auction Highlight: Jane Austin's Bath

Lot 110 John Claude Nattes  (C. 1765-1822)
Bath, Illustrated by a Series of Views  
London: William Miller; Bristol: William Sheppard, 1806.
Estimate: $15,000 - 20,000.  Retail Price: $35,000
The beautiful plates include iconic views of Bath from the Claverton Road, the Royal Crescent, the Pump Room, and Concert-Room dating from the time when Jane Austen was living there with her family (1802-1806). Jean-Claude Nattes was one of the most successful watercolour artists of his time. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1782 and 1814, and at the Old Watercolour Society, of which he was a founding member. However, in 1807, shortly after publication of this magnificent series of views of Bath, and at the height of his success, Nattes was excluded from the Society after accusations of exhibiting work of other artists under his own name. Abbey Scenery 41; Tooley 340.

To be placed on our auction mailing list or to review a copy of the catalog in the mail please call us (415) 788-5115, or if you have any questions.

No comments: