The Shorensteins, a San Francisco real estate family, had an unusual collection of Impressionist and Asian art that will be sold through Christie’s. It The Asian works will be sold in Hong Kong but the Impressionist paintings will join a few others in New York this November, according to Carol Vogel in The New York Times:
Among the best of them is Caillebotte’s “Seine à Argenteuil,” a sun-drenched scene of racing boats on the Seine from 1882. Estimated at $5 million to $7 million, it will go on the block Nov. 3 in Christie’s Impressionist and modern art auction. So will a portrait of three of Pissarro’s children in the family garden, a canvas that he painted in 1892 and that is expected to fetch $3 million to $4 million. There is also an early landscape by Seurat from 1882 that is expected to bring $1.8 million to $2.5 million and will be sold alongside four drawings and one painting from another seller. While Mr. Jordan would not say where they are coming from, experts familiar with the works say they belong to the Paris collector André Bromberg.
“Seraut died when he was only 31,” Mr. Jordan said. “So when good things by the artist come up, they are eagerly pursued.”
Inside Art: Christie’s to Sell Shorenstein Collection (New York Times)