Works by Redfield, Sotter lead Rago auction

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – Brook near Weldon by Edward Willis Redfield (1869-1965) sold for $84,000 in the Sept. 15 sale conducted at Rago Arts and Auction Center. The price includes a buyer’s premium of 20 percent.

Estimated at $70,000-$90,000, the winter landscape was exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1899, the year of its creation. It was sold to aid the Aark Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center of Newtown, Pa.

An untitled painting by George Sotter (1879-1953), consigned by a family in western Canada, realized $66,000, also within estimate. Cropsey.jpgSet in its original, signed Bernard Badura frame, it depicted a barn with figures in a woodland setting.

Autumn Morning by Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823-1900), $45,000.

Paintings by Walter Emerson Baum and Jasper Francis Cropsey both sold for $45,000. Autumn Morning by Cropsey (1823-1900) had been estimated at $10,000-$15,000. Covered Bridge, Thatcher, Pa., by Baum (1885-1956) measured 25 1/2 inches by 30 inches. Baum.jpgA second painting by Baum sold for $8,400.

Covered Bridge, Thatcher, Pa., by Walter Emerson Baum (1885-1956), $45,000.

Auction records were set for New Hope, Pa., artists Bernard Badura ($7,800), Joseph Crilley ($2,280) and Anthony Michael Autorino ($4,200).

A small work by Charles Warren Eaton realized $11,400; an oil by John R. Grabach reached $7,800; a portfolio of ten collotypes by Andrew Wyeth hit $19,200; and two works by William Aiken Walker sold for $33,600 and $16,800.

A complete list of sale results is available at www.ragoarts.com. For more information, contact Meredith Hilferty, director of fine art, at 609-397-9374 or meredith@ragoarts.com.

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