Auction Reports

Swann Galleries

Auction Info

Auction Name
Illustration Art
Auction Date
01/22/2015 - 01/22/2015
Sale Number
#2372
Total Lots
296
Sold Lots
241
Lots Sold
81.42%
Unsold Lots
55
Total Sales (USD)
554,579.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
371,950.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
550,700.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
550,850.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
817,150.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
67.87%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
212 SAUL STEINBERG. Equivalent of 8. USD 3,500.00 - 5,000.00 USD 20,000.00
239 NORMAN ROCKWELL Child Reading by Lamp Light. USD 18,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 16,875.00
36 AUBREY BEARDSLEY. A Young Tough. USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 USD 13,750.00
221 SUSAN BEATRICE PEARSE. Dreamland. USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 13,125.00
152 ROCKWELL KENT. Frontispiece from the Lakeside Press Moby Dick. USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 12,500.00
35 AUBREY BEARDSLEY. A Miser. USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 USD 11,875.00
229 ARTHUR RACKHAM. Frost. USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 11,250.00
286 GARTH WILLIAMS. Endpaper drawing for Charlotte's Web. USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 10,625.00
288 GARTH WILLIAMS. The Rabbits' Wedding. USD 3,500.00 - 5,000.00 USD 10,625.00
131 EDWARD GOREY. Haunted America. USD 5,000.00 - 7,500.00 USD 10,000.00
167 JOSEPH C. LEYENDECKER. Study For World War I Soldier. USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 9,375.00
258 GENNADY SPIRIN. The Sea King's Daughter. USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 8,750.00
97 PETER DRIBEN. How to Tickle A Gal's Fancy. USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 8,750.00
86 LUCILLE CORCOS. Everybody's Downtown. USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 8,125.00
217 DALE NICHOLS. Alaska. USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 7,000.00
282 GERDA WEGENER. Das Bild eine Madchen: Brigette Bergman. USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 7,000.00
124 WILLIAM RUSSELL FLINT. They went into their country of Benoye, and lived there in great joy. USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 6,500.00
43 FRANKLIN BOOTH. Fountain. USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 6,500.00
106 NATHALIE GONCHAROVA. Costume study for "La Veillee." USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 6,250.00
179 JAMES McMULLAN. Dinner at Eight. USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 6,250.00

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  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries January 22: Illustration Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries January 22:</b> Albert T. Reid, group of nine post-WWI-era cartoons, pen and ink, 1920s. $700 to $1,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries January 22:</b> Norman Rockwell, <i>Child Reading by Lamp Light</i>, graphite, circa 1926. $18,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries January 22:</b> Mischa Richter, proposed cover art for <i>The New Yorker</i>, watercolor, pen and ink. $600 to $900.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries January 22:</b> Clifford Kennedy Berryman, <i>The 'Peerless' Enthusiast</i>, pen and ink, Vermont, 1924. $300 to $400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries January 22: Illustration Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries January 22:</b> Florence Scovell Shinn, <i>Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch</i>, pen and ink with color wash, c 1901. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries January 22:</b> Rockwell Kent, <i>To the Northwest Wind</i>, ink, 1918. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries January 22:</b> Louis Wain, <i>The Dog Team</i>, ink and watercolor. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries January 22:</b> <i>Maxwell House Coffee</i> print ad mock-up with gouache, pencil and watercolor on board, circa 1939. $300 to $400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries January 22:</b> Frederick Moladore Spiegle, <i>Cherubic Fox with Bears</i>, watercolor and ink. $600 to $900.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries January 22:</b> Jack Thurston, <i>Death's Corral</i>, gouache and ink on board, 1963. $600 to $900.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries January 22:</b> Jan B. Balet, <i>Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life</i>, gouache on board, 1952.<br>$2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries January 22:</b> Howard Chandler Christy, <i>The Farmer Crossed the Plowed Strip to Saxon</i>, ink, watercolor and gouache on board, 1913. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015, San Francisco</b>
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> MIGUEL COSTANSO. 1741-1814. The suppressed report of the portala expidition. US$ 80,000-120,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> FELIPE DE NEVE. 1724-1784. FIRST LAWS OF CALIFORNIA. US$ 120,000-180,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> JAMES O. PATTIE. c.1804-c.1850. The Personal Narrative of James O. Pattie of Kentucky. US$ 30,000-50,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b><br>KARL BODMER. 1809-1893. Pehriska-Ruhpa, Moennitarri Warrior in the Costume of the Dog Danse.<br>US$ 20,000-30,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015, San Francisco</b>
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b><br>JOEL PALMER. 1810-1881. Journal of Travels over the Rocky Mountains to the Mouth of the Columbia River. US$ 15,000-25,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b><br>JOHANN AUGUSTUS SUTTER. 1803-1880. Letter Signed ("JA Sutter").<br>US$ 15,000-25,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> J. ELY SHERWOOD. California: Her Wealth and Resources... US$ 15,000-25,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> [JOHN LINVILLE HALL and GEORGE G. WEBSTER.] Journal of the Hartford Union Mining and Trading Company. US$ 15,000-25,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> JAMES A. READ and DONALD F. READ, illustrators. Journey to the Gold Diggins. By Jeremiah Saddlebags. US$ 8,000-12,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> WILLIAM BESCHKE. The Dreadful Sufferings and Thrilling Adventures of an Overland Party of Emigrants to California. US$ 15,000-25,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> LORENZO D. ALDRICH. 1818/1819-1851. A Journal of the Overland Route to California! US$ 25,000-35,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> JOHN WOODHOUSE AUDUBON. 1812-1862. Illustrated Notes of an Expedition Through Mexico and California. US$ 80,000-120,000.
  • <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Gold mining boomtown collection of 23 photos<br>of Goldfield, Nevada (1905)
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Columbus and New World Exploration manuscript (1512)
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> A. J. Russell.<br>The Great West (1869) 50 original mounted photos
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Isaac Newton. <i>Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica</i> (1687).
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Shakespeare's <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies</i> (1632).
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. John Rockefeller. Ambrotype, the earliest known photograph of Rockefeller.
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Muybridge, <i>Animal Locomotion</i> (1887) subscriber's copy.
  • <b>CLICK HERE TO CONSIGN</b>
    <b>EXCEPTIONAL PRICES</b> AN EARLY ENGLISH TERRESTRIAL GLOBE, MORDEN AND BERRY, CIRCA 1673. Price realized: £56,250:
    <b>EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> An Early Italian Binocular Telescope, PIETRO PATRONI, 1719. Price realized: £338,500. <b>World Record Price!</b>
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    <b>EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> A Three-Rotor Enigma Chipher Machine, Circa 1939. Keyboard, metal case, plugboard, carrying case... Price realized: £133,250. <b>World Record Price!</b>
    <b>EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> A George III Portable Orrery Invented and made by W. Jones and sold by him in Holborn, circa 1787. Price realized: £97,250. <b>World Record Price!</b>
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    <b>EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> HENRY SALT (1780-1827). Twenty Four Views taken in St. Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon... Price realized: £67,250. <b>World Record Price!</b>
    <b>EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> An Elephant Bird Egg, Madagascar, pre-17th century. Price realized: £122,500.
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