Lita Solis-Cohen | December 7th, 2014
Six phone bidders competed for The River Road by Daniel Garber (1880-1958). The 30″ x 28″ circa 1940 oil on canvas was signed “Daniel Garber” on the bottom left. In a Bernard Badura frame, the painting sold to a collector on the phone for $327,750 (est. $150,000/250,000).
Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945), illustration painting for “I stood like one thunderstruck, or as I had seen an apparition,” signed “N.C. Wyeth”bottom right, oil on canvas, unframed, 40½” x 30″. It sold for $435,750 (est. $150,000/250,000). This illustration for Robinson Crusoe had been one of a series of 14 images consigned by the Wilmington Library, Wilmington, Delaware, to Christie’s New York on December 2, 2009, when it failed to sell. With a more inviting estimate, there was plenty of competition on eight phones for a first-rate picture, and it sold well over expectations.