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Konstantin Mefodevich Maksimov,  “Graduate”

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Published: 11 February 2015

Freeman’s European Art & Old Master’s Brings $1.4 million

 Ivan Fedorovich Choultsé, “Soir d’Automne (Bois de Boulogne)”Despite the inclement weather forecasts throughout the Northeast, Freeman’s European Art & Old Masters sale was a success and achieved more than $1.4 million. The sale demonstrated Freeman’s international presence as 30 percent of all sale registrants were from overseas. The sale also boasted robust Internet bidding, with almost half of all buyers participating online.

Paintings by celebrated Russian artists performed particularly well.  Konstantin Maksimov’s “The Graduate” realized a strong $112,500, while Ivan Fedorovich Choultsé’s “Soir d’Automne (Bois de Boulogne)” climbed well over the high estimate to realize $106,250. The top lot of the day belonged to Isidor Kaufmann, the Austrian/Hungarian painter of Judaica, with his “The Zealot (Young Rabbi)” hammering for the high estimate and realizing $185,000.

Anchoring the Old Master section of the auction was Rembrandt’s celebrated etching, "Christ Healing the Sick (The Hundred Guilder Print)," which brought $43,750. In addition, two watercolors by Robert Falk brought a combined $25,625, and "Tea in the Garden" by Fernand Blondin set a new auction record for the artist, selling for $20,000.

Notable Lots from the January 29, 2015 European Art & Old Master’s Sale

  • Lot 209    $185,000    Isidor Kaufmann, "The Zealot (Young Rabbi)"
  • Lot 178    $112,500    Konstantin Mefodevich Maksimov,  “Graduate”
  • Lot 179    $110,500    Ivan Fedorovich Choultsé, “Soir d’Automne (Bois de Boulogne)”
  • Lot 6    $43,750    Rembrandt Van Rijn, "Christ Healing the Sick (The Hundred Guilder Print)"
  • Lot 53    $25,000    Salomon Van Ruysdael, "Landscape with River and Figures on Bank"
  • Lot 297    $21,250    Edouard Léon Cortès, “Place de la République, Soir de Neige”
  • Lot 202    $20,000    Fernand Blondin, "Tea in the Garden"

Rembrandt’s most famous etching, “Christ Healing the Sick”The next European Art & Old Masters auction will be held on June 16, 2015. Please contact department head David Weiss for more information about buying or consigning.

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