2016 has kicked off with a number of outstanding opportunities for collectors of Old Master, European, and traditional art. One of them is the acclaimed Freeman’s, which is offering you a chance to bring a view of the world into your own home.
Over 250 exceptional lots will become available on January 25 during Freeman’s European Art & Old Masters Auction, including what the auctioneer states is “likely the single largest offering of oil, watercolors, and etching by Canadian artist Frank Milton Armington (1876-1941).” The auction will be hosted at Freeman’s Philadelphia headquarters, with an exhibition of the lots scheduled for today, January 21.

Fernando Cueto Amorsolo, “Lavanderas,” 1930, oil on canvasboard, 16 x 19 3/4 in. (c) Freeman’s 2016

In addition to a number of works by Armington, the sale is also strong in 16th- and 17th-century drawings that also display an array of subjects, including genre, landscape, and Neoclassical studies. Collectors with a taste for Russian artworks will also want to take note of the sale, which features a gorgeous sculpture by Prince Paolo Troubetzkoy and a number of oils by Henryk Siemiradzki, Lukian Popov, Konstantin Trutovsky, Konstantin Gorbatov, and Petr Vereshchagin. Continuing, the auctioneer suggests, “Other standouts in the sale include previously unknown works by Lesser Ury, John William Godward, and Franz Richard Unterberger. Post World War II works by Auguste Chabaud, Edouard Cortes, Jean Dufy, and Jorge Gonzalez Camarena round out this fine sale.”

Franz Richard Unterberger, “The Bacino di San Marco, Venice, Looking East,” oil on canvas,
43 3/4 x 40 in. (c) Freeman’s 2016

To view the full catalogue, visit Freeman’s.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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