Fine Art to sell the Poland Collection
A single owner auction sale of Important European
and American paintings, prints, and sculpture from the collection
of Ted And Mildred Poland will be offered by James
R Bakker Antiques, Inc on Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 7 PM.
The sale will take place at the Hibernian Hall, 151Watertown Street
( Route 16 ), Watertown, Massachusetts.
Ted and Mildred Poland were avid collectors who enjoyed making
personal connections with many of the artists whom they collected
including MarcChagall who signed and dedicated the colophon page
of their 1964 portfolio, Douze Maquettes de Vitraux pour Jerusalem
($50,000/$75,000), each lithograph signed in pencil and numbered
I of the edition of LXXV. There are many other original lithographs
by Marc Chagall offered including, Circus Pirouette($8,000/$12,000),
The Revolution ($2,000/$3,000), The Blue Nymph($8,000/$12,000),
and Moses and the Tables of the Law ($8,000/$12,000).
Picasso's signed lithograph L'Ecuyere numbered 102 of an
edition of 200 and a fine selection of pen and ink portraits
of Picasso by Porzano should generate considerable interest.
A large group of etchings and aquatints by Georges Rouault includes
Cirque: Clown et Enfant($600/$800), several images from the Reincarnation
of Pere Ubu, the Passion and a 1929 self portrait ($800/$1,200).
An aquatint printed in color, Le Dejeuner sur l'Herbe after
Manet ($1,500/$2,000) was printed by Jacques Villon in 1928. Renoir
Lithographs, include Une Mere et Deux Enfants ($2,000/$4,000),
Claude Renoir, la Tete Baisee ( $1,000/$1,500 ) and LeFleuve
Scamandre ($1500/$2,500 ). Four color etchings by Dali
including Jupiter and Don Quixote ($800/$1,200) will cross the
auction block. Several works by Maillol, Braques, Buffet
and a fine 1873 etching printed in sepia by Paul Cezanne,
Tete de Jeune Fille round out the print selection.
The Polands also collected a spectacular group of Italian masters
during the Sixties. Lazzaro Donati of Florence was a favorite
and many examples are featured including the monumental 1961 oil,
La Nascita di Venere ($2,000/4,000 ). An important portrait
Sketch of a Young Girl by Pietro Annigoni who also sketched President
John F. Kennedy is, among the Highlights, as are works by
both Xavier and Antonio Bueno. Other Italian artists in
the sale are Boccacci, Cabaniss, Calabria, Campagnola,Caruso,
Guarnieri, Isola, Piletti, Simbari, Spazzali, Spigai, and
An important canvas attributed to Polish artist, Stanislaus Von
Chlebowski (1835-1884) of a Musician in a Doorway is estimated
to bring over $8,000. Another surprise may be the pair of pen
and ink drawings attributed to Oscar Kokoschka (Austrian, 1886-1981)
at ($3,000/$5,000). Other works include a fine equestrian
oil by Gen Paul ($4,000/$6,000) and watercolors by Mane-Katz,
Noyer and Ouida.
American paintings include many with original labels from Hammer
Galleries by Keith Ingermann and Roy Bailey's Nantucket Shack.
Lithographs by Leonard Baskin, Alexander Calder, Martha Gavensky
and Ben Shahn show the couple's interest in American prints. Important
bronzes include a female torso by Reg Butler ($4,000/$6,000),
the Roman Sack by Gil Franklin ( $2,000/$3,000 ) and a standing
female figure by Augusto Perez ( $2,000/$3,000 ). Two bronzes
by Donati, metal sculptures by Noel, and several unidentified
or unsigned works attest to the Poland's quest for excellence.