Sargent Hassam And Beckwith Artworks Lead Bonhams American Painting, Drawing And Sculpture Sale

Bonhams New York auction of American Paintings, Drawing and Sculptures will take place May 24th, consisting of 98 lots. This season’s sale includes several notable works by Impressionist artists such as John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, James Carroll Beckwith, Ernest Lawson and Maurice Brazil Prendergast to name a few.

Alan Fausel, Director of American Paintings, states, “It is always great to see fresh property coming to the market. The Sargent has never been out of the family, the Hassam has not been seen in nearly 80 years and the Beckwith is an untouched gem.”

Portrait of David Tennant, by leading portraitist John Singer Sargent (est. $100,000-150,000) is a drawing of an ill boy in bed and is one of three Sargents that will appear in this sale. Known for his ability to engage sitters, children in particular, this drawing of a boy, head supported by pillows with a mess of dark tousled hair. His mother Pamela Tennant is the central figure in Sargent’s masterpiece The Wyndham Sisters currently residing in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Last appearing on the market in 1933 is pioneer American Impressionist Childe Hassam’s rendering of Old Indian Trail to the Sea. This painting of a colorful but bare woodscape captures Old Lyme, Connecticut in 1906, where Hassam attended the artists’ colony that was established there three years prior. Bonhams is welcoming this painting back to market with an estimated sale between $300,000-500,000.

Another notable impressionist artist, James Carroll Beckwith is represented by his portrait painting The Garden of Giverny (est. $30,000-50,000). Painted on French canvas and virtually untouched since its creation, this portrait of a woman seated among a blooming garden was completed during the summer of 1891 during the artist’s training in Paris.

Other highlights in this auction are Ernest Lawson’s Canal Scene in Winter (est. $100,000-150,000) and Maurice Brazil Prendergast’s Park Along the Shore (est. $250,000-350,00), as well as works from the Hudson River and Modernist schools.

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