On The Square

Moran in The House

By Bidsquare

Sep 24,2015 | 14:50 EDT

Thomas Moran was an English-born American painter of the Hudson River School with a penchant for painting the Rocky Mountains. Residing in NYC, he was chief illustrator at Scribners Monthly, a position that helped launch him as one of the premier painters of the American landscape.

Lot 262 - Thomas Morans Feudal Castle

Morans vision of the West was critical to the creation of Yellowstone National Park. Commissioned by the United States Geological Survey to travel to the unknown region, he produced a series of paintings and sketches that captured the nations attention and helped inspire Congress to establish Yellowstone as the first national park in 1872. Today, his work is held in the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and is exhibited as part of the White House Collection.

Barack Obama and Shimon Peres meet under the watchful eye of Morans The Three Tetons (right)

You won’t however, need an audience with Barack Obama to see a Thomas Moran every day if you play your cards right this Sunday, September 27, when Abell Auction stage their Fine Art, Antique & Jewelry sale. Selling at Lot 262, “Feudal Castle” is an oil on canvas created by the artist in 1905 that is expected to sell upwards of $100,000.

Abell Auctions Fine Art, Antique & Jewelry sale is 625 lost strong and covers a diverse range of categories. The Jewelry section is particularly strong and includes Lot 45 (above), a pear-shaped diamond and platinum ring sure to make a splash at Christmas.

Lots 287 & 288 - Pitchers by the great Picasso

Other categories represented include Furniture, Watches & Clocks, Carpets, Asian Works of Art, Pianos, Crystal, Glassware, Silverware, and 20th Century Design. Look now at the full catalog.