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By Thomas Elliot Norton

The historical past of excellent paintings auctions in the US is an indelible list of public opinion within the realm of aesthetics and style. In each public sale, the murals that has the best allure instructions the top expense, and a interpreting of the roster of items and artists most often chosen provides a transparent and interesting photo of the evolution of style and flavor in America.

The historical past of Sotheby Parke Bernet and its predecessor corporations in the US offers us a short synopsis ot the place we have been and the way we now have replaced and what sort of we loved ourselves within the procedure. taking a look at the numerous illustrations of artworks offered over the process a century, we're mesmerized by means of the variety of gadgets that experience gone through their public sale rooms.

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Oil of the collection ofJohn Falconer of Brooklyn tion c. , 16'/s". at the Anderson Auc- April 28-29, 1904, fetched Thomas Cole youth from Luman allude to the Falconer, who knew (1801-1848) his native came England. to America He was one of the founders and leaders of the Hudson River School, America's first school of painting, The grand picture of symbolic art. Goblet as "a What is this vast . beyond, around and beneath of nature. s little philosophies of the early nineteenth century. chief Titan world of man ...

He must be a far less sagacious student of art than was the owner of these treasures, if it be ever found in his beloved rooms that there is too much of anything, no matter how "chase the elusive thing with the prize. much Grecian music room in the quand house. Sixty-eighth Avenue. 54 Henry G. Marand Madison Street . " Millefleurs prayer rug. Indian, (late Mughal period seventeenth century). Silk, 65 x 44". Private Mannheim. Germany. Lot 1285 in H. G. 000. In 1925 it brought $8,800 at an American Art Association auction; in 1969 the Kevorkian Foundation sold it at Sotheby's, London, tor £2,000; and in 1976 the present it at a Luca owner acquired Sotheby's.

Tlie Titan's Goblet, on canvas, 19 3/s x Museum, of Art. Gift 1904. Lot M. 407 in the sale Company on 1833. Oil of the collection ofJohn Falconer of Brooklyn tion c. , 16'/s". at the Anderson Auc- April 28-29, 1904, fetched Thomas Cole youth from Luman allude to the Falconer, who knew (1801-1848) his native came England. to America He was one of the founders and leaders of the Hudson River School, America's first school of painting, The grand picture of symbolic art. Goblet as "a What is this vast .

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