THOMASTON, MAINE — Fine art dominated the top offerings at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ August 24–25 auction.
The top lot came early in the second session on Sunday, August 25, when a lovely oil on canvas landscape of West Greenland by Rockwell Kent, done in 1929, hammered for $150,000. The painting, which doubled its low estimate, was signed and retained its original Richard K. Larcada Gallery, New York City, label.
Two examples of fine art — both Italian — that also performed well were a Renaissance marble plaque, Fourteenth–Fifteenth Century, an Italian Carrara marble architectural bas relief of Madonna and Child, attributed to Tino di Camaino, that hammered for $95,000, and Giovani Boldini’s 1889 oil on cradled panel study of Contessa de Luesse nata Berthier, that went out at $110,000.
A full report on the auction will appear in a future edition.