Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present "Rembrandt to Yoshida" featuring over 160 lots – an intriguing selection of artworks, sculptures, decorative arts and more that span more than two millennia. Highlights include etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn, an original engraving by Albrecht Dürer, ancient Roman or Greek and Etruscan antiquities; a 19th-century folio of color lithographs of ancient Greek ceramics; and letters signed or written by U.S. presidents.
Among items offered from ancient times are, from the 4th-century BC, an Etruscan chalice and ewers, and a two-handled Greek pottery bowl from Gela (Sicily); and from 200 BC — 200 AD, a Roman bronze of a cherub and a Greek or Roman marble head. From the 15th-17th centuries are works on paper by Agostino Veneziano, Samuel Van Hoogstraten, Augustin Hirschvogel, a number of etchings of Venice by Luca Carlevaris, and a Ming dynasty Chinese porcelain figure. Items from the 18th century include artworks by Paul Sandby, Francisco Goya, Richard Earlom and William Hogarth; two letters signed by Louis XV of France; an Austrian-Hungarian patent of nobility; and 14 maps of Paris. Among the items from the 19th century are works by Maurice Galbraith Cullen, James McNeill Whistler, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir; drawings of nudes; a ship's masthead; and Japanese wine bottles. Paintings from the 20th century include artists such as Douglas Fenn Wilson, Claude Marechal, Rene Cottet, Stanley Friedman, Edward Wolverton and Stanley Morel Cosgrove; a collection of poems and drawings entitled "Song of Songs" by A. B. Spellman; a 1938 limited edition collection of 346 Albrecht Durer etchings; and books and photo albums.
An extensive offering of Japanese woodblock prints from artists from the 18th-20th centuries includes from Toshi Yoshida, Tanaka Ryohei, Tokuriki Tomikichiro, Rokushu Mizufune, Hirokazu Yamaguchi, Utagawa Kuniyoshi and Kikagawa Eizen. Signed or written letters or envelopes by U.S. presidents include Franklin D. Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, Martin Van Buren and James Monroe.
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