Auctions | May 8, 2017

Fine Art, Decorative Prints, Botanicals, Birds at Worth Auctions

May21_01_pics.jpgITHACA, NY--Worth Auctions, located in Dryden, NY, announces the launch of their next auction catalog: May 21.   

Worth Auctions is pleased to present an extensive and carefully selected group of fine and decorative prints, watercolors, and drawings.

Central to this specialist art sale is a fine array of seventeenth- to nineteenth-century natural history prints by such masters as John James Audubon, Basil Besler, and Mark Catesby.          

The sale will also showcase numerous important views of the American West, such as Thomas Moran's "Grand Canyon of Arizona," George Catlin's "Wild Horses at Play," and Karl Bodmer's "Dog Dancer."

Equestrian enthusiasts will take interest in the trio of dressage scenes by George Simon Winter, the color print of polo ponies by W.S. Vanderbilt Allen, and the pair of race horse lithographs by Henry Stull.                     

Sporting art collectors will wish to inspect the early fencing engravings by Girard Thibault; the yachting lithographs by Frederic S. Cozzens, and the bare-knuckle boxing aquatint by Henry Heath.

Antiquarian cartography collectors will not want to miss the opportunity to acquire rare and desirable maps by the likes of Pieter van der Aa, Peter Schenk the Elder, and Jacques-Nicholas Bellin.    

Other works worthy of special mention include "The Old Violin" by William Michael Harnett, "Wreck of the US Steam Ship Arctic" by James Edward Buttersworth, and "The Vale of Calaat" by Henry Salt.

Further complementary material will be featured in future sessions in 2017. These cataloged live sales will take place in the Galleries at Worth Asset Brokerage in Freeville, New York and will be simulcast to a global bidding audience via Invaluable, LiveAuctioneers, and eBay Live.  

Worth Auctions is a public auction service specializing in estate work and collections.  The company conducts fully cataloged auctions with global bidding activity over three platforms. The upcoming auctions will feature a wide assortment of items, from pencils to airplanes. For more information, please contact the gallery at 607-330-0358 or email