New York, London and Paris are not the only places where art–even Impressionist art–is auctioned in the six figures. Freeman’s in Philadelphia–along with two other local auction houses–is hold its June sales of European and American art:
The 100 lots of American works that will be offered next are where the main interest will probably lie, since many are by well-known local artists. They include a large landscape by the early Pennsylvania impressionist Daniel Garber that has the auction’s top presale estimate, $200,000 to $300,000.
According to the catalog description, the 36-inch-square oil on canvas, titled Old Farm in the Hills, was painted in 1946, by which time Garber was more and more interested in the upper reaches of the Delaware River.
The session also features works by several other Pennsylvania impressionists, including five by Isabel Fern Coppedge: The Hill Road, a winter scene with a presale estimate of $70,000 to $100,000; Winter Solitude Lambertville ($50,000 to $80,000); The Harbor Quay ($15,000 to $25,000); and Fishing Boats in a Harbor and Hot Springs, Virginia (both $10,000 to $15,000). […] The session’s second-highest presale estimate is $100,000 to $150,000 for an oil on canvas by William Glackens titled Girl in Peasant Blouse. Boy in Black Cape, one of seven works by Martha Walter, a somewhat lesser-known Pennsylvania impressionist, has a presale estimate of $80,000 to $120,000.
Auctions Offer Art, Ephemera and Dental Gear (Philly.com)