Oceans, Rivers, Lakes, and Ponds

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from The Magazine ANTIQUES, November/December 2013 | Fig. 3. Lake George Autumn by Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986), 1922. Oil on canvas, 15 by 27 inches. © 2013 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Museums are a fairly recent development in human history, dating back scarcely more than two hundred years. But the founding of such institutions has accelerated so …

All About Eats: Art and the American Imagination in Chicago

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from The Magazine ANTIQUES, November/December 2013 | Fig. 7. Melons and Morning Glories by Peale, 1813. Inscribed “Raphaelle Peale Painted/Philadelphia Septr. 3d. 1813” at lower right. Oil on canvas, 20 ¾ by 25 ¾ inches. Smithsonian American Art Museum, gift of Paul Mellon. Not so long ago you could learn how to cook an opossum by consulting The Joy of Cooking. …

1735-1790: Painters, Paintings, & the American South

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from The Magazine ANTIQUES, January/February 2013 | The history of the paintings and painters associated with the American South begins in the sixteenth century with maps and natural-history drawings created by the first artist-explorers to arrive in the region. By the mid-seventeenth century the southern colonies also boasted portraiture and other types of paint­ings, all of which increased in number …

Rose Fever: The paintings of George Cochran Lambdin

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from The Magazine ANTIQUES, November/December 2011 | After his death in 1896 George Cochran Lambdin was remembered by friends and me­morialists alike for his paintings of roses. Ac­cording to the Philadelphia Inquirer, “Mr. Lambdin is known wherever there is anything known of American art as the facile princeps in this specialty.”1 At the height of the tea rose craze during …

This Week’s Top Lots: August 3 – 7

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*  The top lot of the August 3 sale of Californian and American paintings at Bonhams in San Francisco was Roses by Franz A. Bischoff that sold for $798,000 (estimate $600,000-800,000). Other top lots were and Spring by Granville Redmond that sold for $170,000 (estimate $150,000-200,000), and Lowtide Honfleur by Guy Rose that sold for $398,000 (estimate $400,000-600,000).*  The top …