Van Gogh painting (attribution), $96,000, Woodshed Art Auctions

Van Gogh painting

A tempera and gouache on paper attributed to Vincent Van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890), titled Morning, Going to Work, sold for $96,000 in an online-only Prestige Collection Sale held July 26th by Woodshed Art Auctions in Franklin, Mass. Also, a tempera on paper work attributed to Claude Monet (Fr., 1840-1926), titled Study for Gare Saint-Lazare, also gaveled for $96,000; and an ink drawing attributed to Roy Lichtenstein (Am., 1923-1997), titled Smiling Woman, rose to $32,500. Prices are inclusive of the buyer’s premium.


Edgar Payne painting, $223,500, Bonhams

Edgar Payne painting

A painting by Edgard Payne (1883-1947) titled The Jungfrau, one of the main summits of the Bernese Alps, sold for $223,500 at a California and Western Paintings and Sculpture Auction held August 1st by Bonhams in Los Angeles. Also, Desert (Prospector) by John Frost (1890-1937), painted in 1924, realized $112,500; a still life with narcissus and anemone by E. Charlton Fortune (1885-1969) hit $106,250; and a painting by William Wendt (1865-1946) of Mt. Ranier rose to $87,500. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


1956 Aston Martin DBR1 car, $22.55 million, RM/Sotheby’s

1956 Aston Martin

A 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 racing car sold for $22.55 million at an auction held Aug. 18-19 by RM Auctions/Sotheby’s in Monterey, Calif. It was a new world auction record for a British car at auction. Also, a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta sped off for $8.3 million; a 1959 Aston Martin  DB4GT prototype knocked down at $6.765 million; a 1955 Ferrari 121 LM Spider changed hands for $5.72 million; and a 1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series III coupe hit $5.335 million. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


Chinese carved bodhisattva, $16,250, Litchfield County

Chinese carved bodhisattva

A Chinese carved wood figure of a bodhisattva sold for $16,250 at an auction held July 22nd by Litchfield County Auctions in Litchfield, Conn. Also, a Steinway Model A Victorian parlor grand piano played a sweet tune for $6,875; a Chinese porcelain jardinière, famille verte, realized $4,875; a pair of 18th century Wedgwood & Bentley portrait plaques of Washington and Franklin climbed to $4,750; and a sketch of a church steeple by Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956) rose to $4,625. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


Harold Dunbar painting, $78,000, Eldred’s

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A figural rendering by Harold Dunbar of a young woman and a captain out on a stroll sold for $78,000 at an auction held Aug. 2-4 by Eldred’s in East Dennis, Mass. Also, an oil on canvas painting by Provincetown artist Anne Packard, titled Truro Beach, fetched $21,600; a circa-1917 blue-winged teal hen decoy by Mark Whipple (Bourg, La.) earned $19,200; and a very rare George Washington inaugural button, in the Linked States pattern, changed hands for $5,937. Prices include the buyer’s premium.