LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – On Saturday, Feb. 9 at noon, the Rago Arts and Auction Center will host a sale of paintings, drawings and sculpture by American and European artists, including a dedicated sale for serious collectors of the art of the Delaware River Valley.
Laurence A. Campbell, Summer Reflections/Cooper River, oil on canvas (framed), signed and titled, 24 inches by 30 inches, $20,000-$25,000.
The sale opens with the session devoted to Pennsylvania area artists. It includes the cover lot, an exceptionally rare, fine and large drawing by Daniel Garber, a mainstay of the Pennsylvania Impressionist group of painters and one of the most significant and decorated artists of his generation.
Portrait of Elsa Laubach, circa 1910, is a 21?-inch by 15?-inch charcoal on paper that has remained with the Garber family since its origination. Estimated at $15,000-$25,000, it will be sold in support of the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa., and its Centennial Campaign to fund critical capital improvements.
Daniel Garber, Portrait of Elsa Laubach, circa late 1910s, charcoal on paper (framed), 21? inches by 15? inches, $15,000-$25,000).
Also of note is Summer Reflections/Cooper River by Laurence A. Campbell. This dulcet scene of sailboats on a fine afternoon is from a private collection. It is estimated at $20,000-25,000. Fern Isabel Coppedge is represented by Bucks County Landscape, an oil on canvas, estimated at $15,000-$20,000.
The second session of the auction features works by both American and European artists. Notable among these is a landscape by George Loftus Noyes; a recently discovered pastel on paper by Max Liebermann depicting trees in the artist’s garden on Lake Wannsee (authenticated and in the catalogue raisonne); seascapes by Frederick Judd Waugh, Howard Russell Butler and Hermann Herzog and two oils on canvas by Franklin Benjamn DeHaven (directly from the family of the artist).
Fern Isabel Coppedge, Bucks County Landscape, oil on canvas (framed), signed, 18? inches x 20? inches, $15,000-$20,000.
For more information, call 609-397-9374, or go online to www.ragoarts.com.