Published: September 28, 2015
HAMPDEN, MASS. — Among a fine grouping of artworks from the Dennis Memorial Library in Newtown, N.J., crossing the block Saturday, September 26, at Stanton’s Auctions, was a luminous watercolor by William Trost Richards depicting a seascape.
The work, dated 1873, drew six phone lines with all the bidding on the phones, and easily surpassed its $15/25,000 estimate to attain $76,700. The price was the second highest price paid at auction for a W.T. Richards watercolor (oil paintings by the artist usually bring higher prices), said auctioneer Peter Stanton Imler. An autumn landscape in oil by William Louis Sonntag Sr. also performed well at $40,600.
A complete report on the auction will appear in a future edition.
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