Works of Art sold to Benefit the Berkshire Museum 2018

22 Artworks Sold at Sotheby’s

Thomas Moran
Thomas Moran / The Last Arrow / 1867
George Durrie
George Henry Durrie / Hunter in Winter Wood / 1860
Albert Bierstadt
Albert Bierstadt / Giant Redwood Trees of California (King’s River, Big Tree Grove, California) / 1874
Thomas Wilmer Dewing
Thomas Wilmer Dewing / The White Dress / 1921
Charles Wilson Peale
Charles Wilson Peale / Portrait of General David Forman / 1784
Benjamin West
Benjamin West. P.R.A. / Daniel interpreting to Belshazzar the handwriting on the wall / 1775
Alexander Calder - Dancing Torpedo Shape
Alexander Calder / Dancing Torpedo Shape / wood, wire, sheet metal and paint / executed in 1932 / purchased by the Calder Foundation
Ten-Panel Coromandel ‘Birthday’ screen, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period, dated Jisi year, corresponding to 1689
Large Blue and White ‘Dragon’ vase, Qing Dynasty, 18th / Early 19th Century
Norman Rockwell's Blacksmith's Boy-Heel and Toe
Norman Rockwell / Blacksmith’s Boy – Heel and Toe / oil on canvas / painted in 1940 / Sold at Sotheby’s on May 23, 2018
Frederic Church - Valley of Santa Isabel
Frederic Edwin Church / Valley of Santa Isabel, New Granada / oil on canvas / 1875 / Did not sell at Sotheby’s on May 23, 2018. Sold privately to Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
John LaFarge - Magnolia
John LaFarge / Magnolia / oil on panel / 1859 / Sold at Sotheby’s on May 23, 2018
Rembrandt Peale - George Washington
Rembrandt Peale / 1778-1860 / George Washington / oil on canvas / Sold at Sotheby’s on May 23, 2018
William Bouguereau - Newborn lamb
William Bouguereau / The Newborn Lamb / oil on canvas / 1873 / Sold at Sotheby’s on May 22, 2018
William Bouguereau - The Pony Back Ride
William Bouguereau / La Bourrique (The Pony-Back Ride) / oil on canvas / 1884 / Sold at Sotheby’s on May 22, 2018
Adriaen Isenbrant / Bruges circa 1485-1551 / The Flight into Egypt / oil on panel / Sold at Sotheby’s on May 22, 2018
Adriaen Isenbrant_The Temptation of Adam and Eve
Adriaen Isenbrant / Bruges circa 1485-1551 / Adam and Eve / oil on panel / Sold at Sotheby’s on May 22, 2018
Charles Francois Daubigny
Charles Francois Daubigny / French 1817-1878 / Paysans allant aux champs (Le Matin) / oil on canvas / Sold at Sotheby’s on May 22, 2018
Alexander Calder Double Arc and Sphere
Alexander Calder / Double Arc and Sphere / wood, wire, rod and paint / executed in 1932 / Sold at Sotheby’s on May 16, 2018 / purchased by the Calder Foundation
Henry Moore
Henry Moore / Three Seated Women / pencil, crayon, charcoal, ink wash and pen and ink on paper / executed in 1942 / Sold at Sotheby’s on May 14, 2018
Francis Picabia
Francis Picabia / Force Comique / watercolor on paper/ executed in 1914 / Sold at Sotheby’s on May 14, 2018
Norman Rockwell - Shuffleton's Barbershop
Norman Rockwell / Shuffleton’s Barbershop / oil on canvas / painted in 1950 / A deal was struck with George Lucas to acquire the artwork for an undisclosed sum in early 2018

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SAVE THE ART (STA)
A grassroots citizens group established in 2017 with the intent of stopping the sale of the Berkshire Museum’s treasured art collection in order to find an alternate solution to its continued financial shortfall.

MISSION

The mission of Save the Art is to advocate for and protect the Public Trust — the art and objects belonging to all of us that document humankind’s creative and social history through time.

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We thank the Berkshire Eagle for their extensive investigative coverage, the journalists, op-ed writers and our community for their hundreds of letters of concern and applaud Larry Parnass / Investigations Editor for his 2018 Outstanding Journalism award. See The Berkshire Eagle page located in Press menu.