Published: June 8, 2015
PHILADELPHIA, PENN. — Freeman’s June 7 American art and Pennsylvania Impressionists auction once again brought excellent results. The spring sale offered 125 lots, about 40 fewer than the December 2014 auction. Sunday’s sale total matched the December 2014 auction total of $3.4 million, which was the highest amount achieved in recent years for a various-owner fine art sale. The top lot of the sale was N.C. Wyeth’s “However, At Last I Taught Him To Call Me By My Name Very Familiarly,” which achieved $353,000, including premium, soaring past the initial estimate of $80/120,000. Wyeth’s illustration was used as the cover illustration for Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, New York, 1920, (edition with maroon binding) and cover label (undated edition, Philadelphia). A complete report on the sale will follow.
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