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Connie M.

Connie M.
Oconomowoc, WI

Please Note: All sales are final, and all items sold as-is
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Original Miro, Picasso, Dali, Charles Levier, Renoir in Estate Sale

Fine Art Collection and Estate Sale

1690 Bollum Lane Long Lake

Friday, March 9

8:30 am to 7:30 pm

(numbers at 8am)

Saturday, March 10

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Picasso, Miro, Dali, Renoir, Levier paintings, etchings, lithographs, and watercolors.


Audubon’s Birds of America

Sylvia sialis
engraving with aquatint and hand-coloring, 1831, on J Whatman dated 1831, with margins, a few ink flecks, minor rubbing along platemark


Iceland or Jer Falcon (Plate CCCLXVI)
Falco islandicus
hand-colored engraving with etching and aquatint, 1837, on J Whatman, with margins, center text and Arabic plate number cropped, Roman plate number trimmed off, scattered black flecks, discoloration in the background, minor surface soiling, pale scattered foxmarks, pinholes along the margin edges, severe foxing on the reverse, laid down to muslin
P. 35 5/8 x 23¼ in. (905 x 590 mm.)
S. 37¼ x 24 3/8 in. (946 x 619 mm.)


 Catharine “Cotsy” Cramer Engle 1914-2009.  Trail Blazer

 Hippopotamus Jade (no marks)11.5” x 6”

 Lalique Champs-Elysees Bowl  7.5″ W: 18″

Dali, “Court Yard” pencil drawing (sketch)

 Frederick Hart Acrylic “Veil of Light” 176/350


 Joan Miro,  Sous la Grele ((Dupin 520)

 (aquatint printing and watercolor)  10/75

44/80 Joan Miro “Revolution II”

(Miro made additional 5,000 copies in the reprint)

 Pablo Picasso (47/50) Eau-forte 25 juillet 1968 I 9’x12’

 Picasso (24/50) Mameluk Enlevant une Femme, Attaqué par un Mousquetaire, Plate 106  Series 347

 Picasso (47/50) Sculptures et Vase de Fleurs

Date : 1933

“This same sculpted male head appears in several other of the Vollard studio scenes from which the artist himself is absent…. [This image], if stylistically different, offers a variation on the same theme. There the living model has been replaced by a sculpted figure, but one that is still female, still nude, and still clearly the object of the male head’s scopic desire. The head, placed on the floor, eye-level to the center of his interest, would seem to be in a much better position than in plate 61 [Bloch 170, see above]. However, the sculpted nude, as if intentionally to block his voyeuristic gaze, clutches her knees tightly together. The dark hatching that enshrouds the left half of the room cuts her off even more from her would-be admirer. Similarly, the curtain drawn over the window falls exactly between the two figures, again emphasizing their separation and the occlusion of his vision.” (from Myth and Metamorphosis: Picasso’s Classical Prints of the 1930’s, page 118 and 122)

 Picasso (7/50) Title : Trois vieux copains en visite: monsieur fume, madame surveille; Le Buste du peintre mort est couronné par l’académie: la veuve se moque, Plates 340 and 342 from Series 347

Date : 1968

Etching, on BFK Rives N.7/50, with full margins, in very good condition

 Picasso (20/50)

Beau Gentilhomme Espagnol et femme a Barbe (s. 6673) (Ou Femme “Coiffee” d’un Barbu
Two Bearded Heads surmounting a Nude
Medium: Original Aquatint and drypoint, 8/10/1968 (1), on Rives paper, signed by the artist in pencil with full margins
Size: Image size : 326 x 198 mms mms ; Paper size : 328 x 472 mms
Reference: B.Baer (Volume VI) 1743. B.b.2, Bloch 1743
Edition: 50. Baer notes that there were 17 artists proofs which were unnumbered. This must be one of those.
Note 1: Baer asks what this work represents. It may be an allusion to the celebrated “Femme a barbe de Ribere (Toldeo) or a clever pun about love in the French language where a woman is “coiffee” by her lover. The copper, which was cancelled in 1979, still exists.
Note 2: This etching is number 263 of the so called 347 series made by Picasso at the grand old age of 87. Despite the old age of the artist the works are dynamic and amusing – his longevity has taken away none of his creativity. In a 6 month period the artist created 347 etchings – sometimes doing several in the course of a single day. All are dated, signed and numbered.

 Pablo Picasso Leaning Woman (Femme Accoude, Scupture Et Dos Et Tete Barbue)

Original etching, 3rd May 1933, on small Montval fillegree paper, signed by the artist in pencil, with Vollard signature watermark.
The plate for this was cancelled in 1956 and still exists in the Musee Picasso, Paris
Edition : There was a regular ediion consisting of 50 proofs on large Montval paper and 260 proofs on smaller Montval paper (our example) with the watermark of Picasso or Vollard. There were also 3 numbered proofs on parchment.
Reference: Bloch 184; Ba 343. B. D
Note: The publication of the hundred etchings created by Picasso between 1930 and 1937 was one of Ambroise Vollard’s most impressive undertakings. Vollard was one of the greatest art dealers and publishers of his time and his championship of some of the most celebrated artists of the day deserves the thanks of later generations. His artists, to name but a few, included Cezanne, Renoir, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Rousseau, Rouault and Picasso. Picasso met Vollard in Paris in 1901 and worked with him over an extended period. When the Vollard Suite etchings were first made they were in fact rarely signed (with the exception of some rare proofs made on vellum in editions of 3). Vollard died tragically in a car accident in 1939 and eventually, after the Second World War, most of the Vollard Suite passed into the hands of the famous Dealer Petiet. Petiet knew that Picasso, would never sign anything until he was paid for it and the artist required a substantial fee for putting his signature on the Vollard Suite etchings. Accordingly Petiet gave his buyers the option of buying them either unsigned or, for 10% more on the cost, signed. This meant that Picasso signatures from 1939 until the artists death appear on Vollard Suite etchings. Obviously there is a difference in the artists signature as he aged and the signature on our piece probably dates from circa 1960. In this plate the sculptor is obviously an alter-ego for the persona of Picasso and the sculpted head of a woman represents none other then his new love : Marie Therese whose portrait or depiction is often to be found in the Vollard Suite.
Published by: Ambroise Vollard
Printed by: Lacouriere in 1939

 Pablo  Picasso (47/50) Plate 293 from Series 347 (1968)

 RENOIR Pierre-Auguste,

Une Mere Et Deux Enfants 1910, lithograph


Asian artwork: Embroidered and Hand Painted Silk, Watercolors, Rice Paper Japanese Ink, Folding Japanese Silk Screen (framed)

More Oil Paintings, Watercolor, Paintings on Leaves (gold and green)

Sterling silverware

 TIFFANY & CO. St. James Sterling Silver Tongs: 1898 Ornate Claw Foot Tongs, 4 1/2″L, Marked Tiffany & Co., 26.1gr

Frederick Hart Acrylic Figure of a Woman


Antique Furniture including: Roccoco Chairs, Armchairs, Wing back chairs, Natchez chair, Wicker Chairs, Thomasville end tables, German made Dresser, Black Lacquer/Glass Top Cabinet


Bronze: statue by Cotsy Engle, Statue of Girl Blowing Bubbles

Several Ivory Statues

Lalique Crystal Decorative Bowl

Jade Hippopotamus


Bavarian China


And much more wonderful treasures to uncover!

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