Arader Galleries September 19th Auction September 08 2015

Arader Galleries' next auction, Audubon's Aquatints of Birds and Quads, Important Maps and Natural History Watercolors,  will be held in our 1016 Madison Avenue location starting at 1 PM on Saturday, September 19th!

 The auction features mainly works on paper from noted American and European artists of the 16th - 19th centuries. The sale begins with a selection from Audubon's two masterpieces, The Birds of America and the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, highlights being the Wood Duck (Lot 8), Wood Ibis (Lot 15), and the Swift Fox (Lot 26).

Next is an extensive collection of natural history artists including such greats as Edward Lear (Lots 30-31), John Selby (Lots 37-39), Mark Catesby (Lots 49-52), and Dr. Robert John Thornton (Lots 72-79). A fine selection of paintings follows, the highlights being a richly detailed View of Constantinople by Carlo Bossoli (Lot 94), and a romantic Alpine Scene by William S. Haseltine (Lot 98).

A lengthy selection of Historic Maps is after, including John Speed's Continets (Lots 112-116), The 1513 Waldseemuller Map of the World (Lot 122), Arrowsmith's Map of North America (Lot 131), and Theodor De Bry's early map of the Caribbean (Lot 144). Last, but not least, is a section of Western artists with four original sketches by Karl Bodmer, six of his aquatints (Lots 208-213) and McKenney and Hall lithographs and their complete book, the History of the Indian Tribes of North America.

As part of our ongoing commitment to philanthropy, Arader Galleries will donate 10% of the hammer price of lots you purchase to the registered charity of your choice. Or you can request 20% of the hammer price go to an Arader Galleries supported institution including the Robin Hood Foundation, Prescott College, and the University of South Carolina. The Arader Galleries giving programs have donated millions of dollars to institutions around the U.S., including over $300,000 in our June 2015 sale.


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