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Alex Cooper to Auction Two Important Works Attributed to John Singer Sargent

Jul 17,2020 | 10:00 EDT By Alex Cooper Auctioneers

TOWSON, MD — July 16, 2020 – Baltimore-based Auctioneer Alex Cooper will host a two-day Gallery Auction on Thursday, July 23rd and Saturday, July 25th, featuring an expansive collection of modern and contemporary art, a capsule collection by Nathaniel K. Gibbs, fine jewelry, sterling silver, currency, fine rugs, period, mid-century modern, quality reproduction and period furniture, and decorative arts.

Lot 1011, Attb. John Singer Sargent. Boy with Flute, Charcoal; Estimate $10,000-$15,000

The auction is headlined by two stunning works attributed to the artist John Singer Sargent, Turkish Baths, oil on canvas, c.1891, and Boy with Flute, charcoal drawing on paper, 1891. Both works were accepted by Elizabeth Oustinoff, American Associate of the the John Singer Sargent Catalogue Raisonne directed by Richard Ormond and were examined by the Raisonne vetting committee on October 2, 2019.  The pieces remain under academic review by the Raisonne committee.  Turkish Baths, was additionally inspected and tested by Simon Parkes Art Conservation, New York, NY, on November 21, 2019.

Lot 1010, Attb. John Singer Sargent. Turkish Baths, Oil on canvas; Estimate $30,000-$50,000

The pieces have long been owned by one family out of the Chicago area and were acquired in the early part of the 20th century as part of a much larger collection of works. Turkish Baths, lot 1010, is being offered at an estimate of $30,000-$50,000 and Boy with Flute, lot 1011, is offered with an estimate of $10,000-$15,000. Both pieces are signed.

“We are very pleased to offer these important works at our auction,” said Paul Cooper, Vice President of Alex Cooper. “We look forward to assisting these impressive pieces in finding their new home.”

The Thursday, July 23rd, auction will begin promptly at 12 noon EST; the Saturday, July 25th, auction will begin at 10 am EST. These auctions will take place at Alex Cooper Auctioneers, located at 908 York Road in Towson, Maryland.

By Alex Cooper Auctioneers