Swann Galleries: The Artists of the WPA, 2557, New York

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
02/04/2021 - 02/04/2021
Page Size: 236 items in 10 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1(WPA PRESS PRINTS)

A selection of 12 vintage press and publicity photographs documenting the WPA, many with WPA signage, as well as FDR, Harry Hopkins, workers, and more.

Circa1936-41.USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00USD 1,000.00
2HOWARD COOK (1901-1980)

Two woodcuts. Sun and Desolation.

1926; 1926USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 813.00
3HOWARD COOK (1901-1980)

Two etchings. New England Valley (The Valley). * Country Store.

1928; 1929USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 2,210.00
4KATHERINE MILHOUS (1894-1977)

Visit Pennsylvania / Where Pre - Revolutionary Costumes Still Survive.

Circa1936.; USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 1,690.00
5KATHERINE MILHOUS (1894-1977)

Pennsylvania. Two posters.

USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00USD 2,250.00
6KATHERINE MILHOUS (1894-1977)

Pennsylvania / The Little Red Schoolhouse.

Circa1939.; USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 594.00
7ROCKWELL KENT (1882-1971)

Meditation.

1929USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 1,188.00
8ROCKWELL KENT (1882-1971)

And Now Where?

New York1936USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 1,375.00
9THOMAS HART BENTON (1889-1975)

White Calf.

New York1945USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 1,750.00
10JOHN STEUART CURRY (1897-1946)

Summer Afternoon.

New York1939USD 700.00 - 1,000.00USD 1,188.00
11CLAUDE CLARK (1915-2001)

Evening Meal.

1941USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 2,000.00
12BERNARD STEFFEN (1907-1980)

Blown Soil.

New York1935-43. USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 1,950.00
13LESTER BEALL (1903-1969)

It's Fine For Us / Rural Electrification Administration.

1939USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00Not Sold
14LESTER BEALL (1903-1969)

A Better Home / Rural Electrification Administration.

1941USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00Not Sold
15LESTER BEALL (1903-1969)

When I Think Back / Rural Electrification Administration.

1939USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00Not Sold
16MARION POST WOLCOTT (1910-1990)

An old Negro, vicinity of Camden, Alabama (The Whistler).

1939; 1980s.USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 1,500.00
17(FSA)

A selection of 8 photographs by Arthur Rothstein, Jack Delano, and Russell Lee.

1935-42; 1970s. USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00Not Sold
18CHARLES KRUTCH (1887-1981)

Men playing checkers, Red Bank, Tennessee, for the Tennessee Valley Authority.

1935USD 600.00 - 900.00USD 3,250.00
19DOROTHEA LANGE (1895-1965)

Migrant Mother.

1936; circa 1970.USD 3,000.00 - 4,500.00USD 7,000.00
20ARTHUR ROTHSTEIN (1915-1985)

Dust Storm, Cimarron County, Oklahoma.

1936; 1960s. USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00USD 3,900.00
21ARTHUR ROTHSTEIN (1915-1985)

Rally for the Townsend Plan, Kansas.

1936; circa 1980.USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 3,500.00
22(MISSISSIPPI RIVER)

A group of 30 production stills from Pare Lorentz's The River.

1938USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00Not Sold
23ARTHUR ROTHSTEIN (1915-1985)

Post office, Nethers, Virginia.

1935; 1970s.USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00USD 3,250.00
24RUSSELL LEE (1903-1986)

Mother with three children in front of log house.

1930s; USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 531.00
25PETER SEKAER (1901-1950)

Old Fashioned Kitchen on Virginia Farm.

1936USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00USD 5,250.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> <i>Westvaco–Inspirations for Printers,</i> 3 volumes, 1938-61. $200 to $300.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Proef van Letteren, <i>Welk gegooten worden in de Nieuwe Haerlemsche Lettergietery,</i> 1768. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Paul Klee, <i>Bauhaus Ausstellung Juli – Sept.,</i> Weimar, 1923. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Michel Seuphor & Jozef Peeters, <i>Het Overzicht Nos.</i> 22-23-24, Antwerp, 1922. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Wolfrum & Co., <i>Modern Graphik, Serie I…,</i> complete portfolio, 1909. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> <i>Gravure et Fonderie deC. Derriey: Specimen-Album,</i> Paris, 1862. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>May 12, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> CURRIER and IVES, publishers -- After Frances F. Palmer. The Rocky Mountains. Emigrants Crossing the Plains, 1866. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [BIBLE, in English]. <i>The New Testament of Jesus Christ, translated faithfully into English.</i> Rheims, 1582. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [BIBLE, in Latin]. <i>Biblia latina.</i> Venice: Franz Renner of Hailbrun [Heilbrunn], 1483. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>May 12, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822). Autograph letter signed ("P. B. S."), to Charles Ollier. Florence, Italy, 15 December 1819. “MY PROMETHEUS IS THE BEST THING I EVER WROTE.” $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> RAMSAY, David (1749-1815). <i>The History of the Revolution of South-Carolina…</i> Trenton: Isaac Collins, 1785. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [BINDINGS]. MUIR, John (1838-1914). <i>The Writings of John Muir.</i> Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1916-1924. 10 vols. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>May 12, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [CHICAGO] -- <i>Park & Guide Map of Chicago.</i> Chicago: Jas. Van Vechten, 1873. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> CURRIER and IVES, publishers -- After Frances F. Palmer. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [ALLEN PRESS]. SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). <i>Romeo and Juliet.</i> Greenbrae: Allen Press, 1988. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>May 12, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> BEMELMANS, Ludwig (1898-1962). Pencil drawing on paper. 247 x 198 mm, sight, matted and framed. Showing a child shooting at a baby's balloon. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [LOGAN ELM PRESS]. HARVEY, Rebecca. <i>Any Number of Things.</i> Ohio State University, 2013. Single sheet paper scroll. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> BINYON, Laurence (1869-1943). A small archive of letters and pamphlets. $200 to $300.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Travel, Atlases, Maps<br>and Natural History<br>Online Auction<br>27 April – 13 May 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b><br>Daniel Giraud Elliot. <i>A Monograph of the Phasianidae, or Family of the Pheasants,</i> 1870-1872, coloured plates. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b><br>Georg Braun und Franz Hogenberg. <i>Civitates orbis terrarum.</i> Cologne, 1597-c.1606, 5 volumes, hand-coloured, calf. £140,000 to £200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b> Qianren Huang. "Blue Map" of China. [Daoguang, 19th century]. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Travel, Atlases, Maps<br>and Natural History<br>Online Auction<br>27 April – 13 May 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b> Abraham Ortelius. <i>Theatrum orbis terrarum,</i> 1595. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b> Maxime Du Camp. <i>Egypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie. Dessins Photographiques.</i> Paris, 1852. £100,000 to £150,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b><br>China, Canton School. A superb album of 141 watercolours, c.1800. £70,000 to £100,000.
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