Heritage Auctions, the collectible powerhouse, also sells a wide range of paintings. In a sale earlier this month, they made some noise in the Impressionist market, according to Dallas Art News:
Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Le Bouquet, 1910, brought $657,250 as the top lot in Heritage Auctions’ American & European Signature® Art Auction, Nov. 8, at Heritage’s Design District Annex, 1518 Slocum Street.
Le Bouquet came to Heritage from the family of renowned Texas artist Lucien Abrams, who acquired it from Renoir’s dealer, Durand-Ruel in New York during September 1933. Durand-Ruel originally obtained the painting from Renoir’s family.
“This wonderful still life has been with the Abrams family for nearly 80 years and has been kept in outstanding condition,” said Ed Beardsley, Managing Director of Heritage Auctions’ Department of Fine Arts. “Collector interest was high and bidding was spirited, proving that Abrams’ heirs made the right decision to bring the painting to market now.”
The auction’s cover lot, Daniel Ridgway Knight’s Young Woman Knitting, hailing from a private collection in San Diego, CA, took the second slot in the auction’s top lots, realizing an impressive $143,400, besting its pre-auction estimate of $80,000+ by more than $60,000.
Renoir’s Le Bouquet Brings $657,250 at Heritage Auctions (Dallas Art News)