The highlight of a February 3 auction in Maine will be a single-owner collection of Marc Chagall lithographs, it has been announced.
The collection, which is comprised of six artist's proofs, will sell for an anticipated $63,000. The lead lot is Le Cirque Ambulant, which is expected to sell for $14,000-16,000.
All six of the prints are dated 1969 and have been signed by the artist. Le Cirque Ambulant is numbered in pencil 15/25 and appears to be in fine condition, though has not been examined outside of its frame.
A charming lithograph, entitled Intime, will follow with a $12,000-14,000 valuation, while La Famille au Coq is expected to sell for $7,000-9,000. The remaining three prints, which are smaller in size, have been valued at $6,000-8,000 each.
The top lot of the sale will be provided by the Royal Academy's Sir John Lavery, with a fantastic oil on canvas that will be sold for $125,000-150,000. Entitled Mrs Rosen's Bedroom, the piece was painted in New York in 1926, as revealed by the artist's inscription on the reverse.
Housed in the original custom built frame, the piece originates from the estate of Anne Bigelow Stern, a respected collector who passed away in New York in 2009. More of her collection was seen at the same auction house in November 2010, when it offered her Renaissance jewellery.
Paul Fraser Collectibles has already sold the fantastic Chagall print we had on offer, yet we still have a fine selection of signed artworks for sale, including this original sketch from Salvador Dali.