Ahlers & Ogletree's May 16th auction featured the Bridget and Jerome Dobson fine art collection

Names like Marc Chagall, Raoul Dufy, David Hockney, Pablo Picasso, Ludwig Bemelmans, Carlos Nadal and Georges Braque were represented, sometimes multiple times. In all, 201 lots were sold. Online bidding was available on multiple platforms.
By: Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc.
Painted earthenware ceramic jug by Pablo Picasso.
Painted earthenware ceramic jug by Pablo Picasso.
ATLANTA - May 20, 2024 - PRLog -- A signed 1980 tempera on Masonite painting by Marc Chagall soared to $199,700, a 1929 gouache and watercolor on Arches paper signed by Raoul Dufy realized $78,700, and an oil on canvas laid to board signed by Ludwig Bemelmans finished at $57,500 at an auction of the Bridget and Jerome Dobson collection held May 16th by Ahlers & Ogletree, online and live in the Atlanta gallery.

All prices quoted in this report include a 21 percent buyer's premium.

The Dobson collection featured many luminaries in the fine art world, names like David Hockney, Pablo Picasso, Carlos Nadal and Georges Braque.

As expected, it was the French/Russian artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985) who sat atop the list of top achievers. His 1980 tempera on Masonite titled Peintre, Ange et Amoreaux (Painter, Angel and Lover) carried a lofty estimate and bidders responded in kind. The Dobsons purchased the work at a Sotheby's auction in 1998.

One artist whose name was chanted more than once was Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953). His 1929 gouache and watercolor on Arches paper titled Chevaux de Courses (Racing Horses), signed and dated lower corner and framed, was the top earner, while another gouache and watercolor on Arches paper, this one titled La Plage d'Etretat (Etretat Beach), titled lower center and artist signed lower right, rose to $57,500. Both paintings easily surpassed their pre-sale estimates of $20,000-$30,000.

There were three paintings in the sale by Ludwig Bemelmans (Austian/American, 1898-1962).These included an oil on canvas laid to board titled Puppet Show, which was signed lower right and unframed ($57,500, against an estimate of $15,000-$25,000); an oil on canvas laid to board titled Oh, Genevieve, Where Can You Be?, unframed and unsigned ($36,300); and an oil on canvas laid to board titled Madeline and the Bad Hat, artist signed and unframed ($39,300).

Next up for Ahlers & Ogletree is a two-day Summer Auction on Wednesday and Thursday, June 5th and 6th; an online-only Books & Documents auction on Thursday, June 20th; a Modern and Design + Outsider Art auction on Wednesday, June 26th; an online-only Asian Arts & Antiques auction on Thursday, July 18th; and an auction featuring the estate of Greg Crawford on Thursday, Sept. 12th.

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