TribLIVE

| USWorld


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Rare Sargent painting coming to NYC auction

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Monday, May 13, 2013, 9:33 p.m.
 

NEW YORK — A rare painting by American artist John Singer Sargent is coming to a New York City auction.

“Marionettes,” painted in 1903, could bring between $5 million and $7 million in Sotheby's May 22 sale.

Sargent kept the work until his death in 1925. It then passed through his descendants to the current owner.

The painting depicts a group of men from an Italian-American community in Philadelphia performing Sicilian puppet theater.

It's being sold as part of the American Art auction. All the works will be in Sotheby's beginning May 18.

The sale coincides with an exhibition of Sargent's watercolors at the Brooklyn Museum.

Sargent's “Group with Parasols” holds the auction record for the artist. It sold in 2004 for $23.5 million.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Nation

  1. Truck carrying 13.7M bees overturns
  2. Collection gives insight into Oklahoma City federal building bomber McVeigh
  3. Social media makes it difficult for ‘hero’ to stay anonymous
  4. Work crew triggers Calif. blast
  5. Shuster admits to ‘personal relationship’ with airline industry lobbyist
  6. Foggy Interstate 70 pileup injures dozen in Colorado
  7. Accused terror plotter pleads not guilty in Ohio
  8. Cardinal Francis George of Chicago dead at 78
  9. Deportations of detained immigrants wasted millions, watchdog report finds
  10. Sunken carrier used in atomic bomb tests found off Calif.
  11. Deputy tells ‘Today’ how he mistook pistol for stun gun in shooting death in Oklahoma