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8172. LARGE MARBLE BAS RELIEF PLAQUE WITH ANGEL, c. early 20th century. The plaque finely carved with a standing angel with large outspread wings holding a cross to her breast, male and female supplicants crouched at her feet. 31.5 x 33.5 inches, 150 lbs. Minute chip to angel's nose and upper right corner. The detail is much better than shown especially in the upraised raise and the feathers of the wings. Excellent sensitive carving and would make a marvelous fireplace closure or display piece. $5000 estimate.
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8079. LIFE SIZED MARBLE BUST OF TYCHE SIGNED UMBERTO? FRILLI. The goddess facing with head turned to the left wearing her distinctive tiara. 29 x 19 inches including detachable base. 160 lbs. total weight. $7000 estimate.
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8080. SUPERB FRENCH BISQUE BUST OF MME. LAISTRE. Laistre, an. 1813 on the left side. On original ornate metal base which unfortunately does not show in image due to poor contrast capabilities of the digital camera. Genevieve de Laistre, (1643-1708), daughter of the lieutenant general of the compte of Clermont, whose valuable dowry of landholdings included the chateau de Thury in the Oise, became the wife of the famous astronomer Cassini and appears as the “Moon maiden” on Cassini’ maps of the moon. This hypothesis is now reinforced by the fact that Jean Dominique commissioned a pen-and-ink portrait of his wife in 1678. The name of the artist was... Jean Baptiste Patigny, the son of the artist and engraver of the map of the Moon. Jean Dominique (Giovanni Domenico) Cassini, (1625-1712), was one of the greatest astronomers of his time, and the creator of French astronomy, " the one who picked up the torch of Astrophysics, fallen off Galileo's hands" (Andre Danjon). He was born, on June 8, 1625, in Perinaldo, a village of the hinterland between Vintimiglia and Bordighera, today in the Ligurian province of Imperia (Italy), but then in the County of Nice. After his studies at the Jesuit College at Genoa, he was named professor at the University of Bologna in 1651. His first observations were devoted to the Sun, and carried out with the meridian line, that he had built in San Petronio church. In 1673 he married Genevieve de Laistre, daughter of the Count de Clermont's lieutenant-general, who was a King's adviser, and bought the castle of Thury, near Beauvais, which became his family residence. Superb quality early 19th century French art. 8 x 17.5 inches including metal base. $5000 estimate.
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8081. EARLY GERMAN WOOD CARVED PANEL, c. 17th-18th century. The sizable panel, once likely part of an altar piece, depicts two scenes of men with lions, at top a hermit dressed in skins and carrying a club encounters a lion, perhaps a version of the wildman of Brunswick and other German states seen on coins of the period, and below Sampson killing the lion. 17.5 x 57.5 inches. A couple of early wood plugs in back and some minor worm damage also mostly to rear but in generally excellent condition. Wire & screw-eye hanger currently in back. Interesting and impressive early German woodcarving. $3000 estimate. Wood is somewhat darker than photo. View of the back showing patches, wormholes and aging.

8082. FINE FRENCH BRONZE OF AUZOUX BY DANTAN, 1844. An excellent bust of the noted French physican Auzoux by the important French sculptor Antoine L. Dantan (1798-1878). 4.5 x 8 inches. Excellent condition. Louis Thomas Jerôme Auzoux (1797-1880), a French physician, improved and popularized anatomical models as a method of teaching anatomy. As a medical student in the early 19th century, Auzoux found it difficult to study anatomy when the human cadavers he was dissecting deteriorated rapidly. He began creating anatomical models, inspired by papier-mâché dolls, boxes, and other household items then popular in Europe. In doing so, he transformed the way physicians studied anatomy in the Victorian era. Auzoux's models quickly became popular for teaching anatomy across the world. Auzoux began experimenting with materials and methods of constructing flexible models at the age of 19. His attention was drawn to the quality of the materials used in making toy puppets sold on the streets of Paris. He succeeded in compounding a paper paste that was flexible and, when hardened, solid, supple, light, and unbreakable. The special features of Auzoux's models that made them easy to study were their ability to be taken apart and reassembled and their detailed system of anatomical markers. In 1822, the same year Auzoux received his medical degree, he presented his first complete anatomical male figure to the Paris Academy of Medicine, receiving a commendation for his work. This favorable reception launched Auzoux's career as a model maker. Five years later, he opened a factory to manufacture human, veterinary, and botanical models In 1830 he introduced a model of a complete man six feet tall that contained 129 major pieces and 1115 numbered details, but that was very expensive to produce. Under pressure to reduce cost, he compromised and produced a half-sized model three-and-a-half feet tall by 1839. Auzoux's models eventually were exported to many medical schools and institutions. Auzoux called these models, that could be taken to pieces and reassembled, Anatomie clastique (from the Greek Klastos: broken in pieces). "...in one single course, with the help of the Anatomie clastique, we will show you the organs and their functions. Our descriptions will be short; we will place the organ itself before your eyes, and better than with anything that we could say, you will thus appreciate the situation, the form, the colour and the connections." (Leçons élémentaires d'anatomie et de physiologie, Paris 1839). A fine early French bronze of an important figure in medical history. $3500 estimate.

8083. FINE FRENCH BRONZE BUST OF DR. BICHAT, FOUNDER OF HISTOLOGY, SIGNED DAVID DANGERS with Barbedienne Foundry mark. 19th century. François-Xavier Bichat, French doctor and anatomist (Thoirette, 1771 - Paris, 1802). The son of a physician, he was born at Thiorette in the French Jura, and studied at Montpellier, Lyons and Paris, where he later taught, and was physician to the Hotel Dieu. He conceived the idea of the "tissues" of the body, existing in various organs and susceptible to disease in various ways. Based on numerous post mortems, he identified tissues as the basic units of life. He identified 21 types of tissues in Anatomie Générale (General Anatomy) (1801) and Traité des Membranes (Treatise on Membranes), (1800), and may therefore be considered the founder of histology. He also studied pathology. He defined life as the sum of forces resisting death. DAVID, PIERRE JEAN (1789-1856), usually called David dAngers, French sculptor, was born at Angers on the 12th of March 1789. His father was a sculptor, or rather a carver, but he had thrown aside the mallet and taken the musket, fighting against the Chouans of La Vende. He returned to his trade at the end of the civil war, to find his customers gone, so that young David was born into poverty. As the boy grew up his father wished to force him into some more lucrative and certain way of life. At last he succeeded in surmounting the opposition to his becoming a sculptor, and in his eighteenth year left for Paris to study the art upon a capital of eleven francs. After struggling against want for a year and a half, he succeeded in taking the prize at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. An annuity of 600 francs (~24) was granted by the municipality of his native town in 1809, and in 1811 Davids Epaminondas gained the prix de Rome. He spent five years in Rome, during which he became enamoured of the works of Canova. Returning from Rome about the time of the restoration of the Bourbons, he would not remain in the neighborhood of the Tuileries, which swarmed with foreign conquerors and returned royalists, and accordingly went to London. Here Flaxman and others visited upon him the sins of David the painter, to whom he was erroneously supposed to be related. With great difficulty he made his way to Paris again, where a comparatively prosperous career opened upon him. His medallions and busts were in much demand, and orders for monumental works also came to him. One of the best of these was that of Gutenberg at Strassburg; but those he himself valued most were the statue of Barra, a drummer boy who continued to beat his drum till the moment of death in the war in La Vende, and the monument to the Greek liberator Bozzaris, consisting in a young female figure called Reviving Greece, of which Victor Hugo said: It is difficult to see anything more beautiful in the world; this statue joins the grandeur of Pheidias to the expressive manner of Puget. Davids busts and medallions were very numerous, and among his sitters may be found not only the illustrious men and women of France, but many others both of England and Germany countries which he visited professionally in 1827 and 1829. His medallions, it is affirmed, number 500. He died on the 4th of January 1856. Davids fame rests firmly on his pediment of the Pantheon, his monument to General Gobert in Pre Lachaise and his marble Philopoemen inthe Louvre. In the Muse David at Angers is an almost complete collection of his works either in the form of copies or in the original moulds. As an example of his benevolence of character may be mentioned his rushing off to the sickbed of Rouget de Lisle, the author of the Marseillaise Hymn, modelling and arving him in marble without delay, making a lottery of the work, and sending to the poet in the extremity of need the seventy-two pounds which resulted from the sale. Excellent early French bronze of an important figure in medical history. 6 x 10 inches. $3750 estimate.
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8084. BRONZE PLAQUE OF CANDY MOGUL HENRY HEIDE, signed R.P. Golde SC(ulptor). Golde, a German emigrant who came to this country in 1884 was a noted American sculptor. Inscribed on verso “Commemorating the Fiftieth anniversery 1869-1919 Henry Heide incorporated New York. Henry Heide was the founder of the Henry Heide Candy company acquired by Hersheys in 1996. Many of the candies Americans loved as children were made by his company. Jujubes were first produced some time before 1920. and are likely related to one of the basic ingredients of both Jujubes and Jujyfruits, ju-ju gum. Jujyfruits were first made in 1920. Each box contains an assortment of fruit-shaped candy pieces. Both were originally made by the Heide Company which was started by German immigrant, Henry Heide in 1869. Today they are made by the Hershey Company. Other candies originally made by Heide are Red Hot Dollars, Mexican Hats and Chocolate Babies. 5.6 inches in diameter. Original suspension loop. Great memorabilia or present for candy lovers! $2750 estimate.

8085. HENRY-BONNARD BRONZE CO. BRONZE PLAQUE. Head of a young woman framed by berry sprigs. HENRY-BONNARD BRONZE Co. NY on verso. 8 x 8 inches. The Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company of New York City was a well know art foundry and did some of the finest casting in the United States. It operated under the name E. Henry & Bonnard from 1872 to 1881 and under The Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company from 1882-1926. They cast many large pieces and memorials dealing with American History and many art pieces including some by Frederick Remington. A few minor contact marks. Very sharply cast. $3000 estimate.
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8086. FINE SMALL BRONZE BUST OF HENRY L. DOHERTY with artist’s monogram (CB for Chester Black according to note taped to back, but artist identification appreciated). Henry L. Doherty, May 15, 1870, Columbus, Ohio, - Dec. 26, 1939, Philadelphia, Pa. Henry Latham Doherty, a noted American businessman and utilities expert who founded Cities Service Co. in 1910. Doherty's first job came at the age of 12 with the Columbus Gas Co. in Ohio. By the time that he was 20, he had become chief engineer. Because of his knowledge of gas operations, Doherty was hired by Emerson McMillin & Co., a financial institution. The Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation is a major supporter of oceanographic institutions. His family had emigrated to Columbus, Ohio, from Ireland. From his Philadelphia office he provided not only the engineering services but also the finance which ran the gas and electricity companies of thirty American cities. This engineer, who was said "to translate complex new techniques into goods and services by high pressure engineering methods", had his enterprise severely curbed by Roosevelt's New Deal. Fine quality small bust of an important American business pioneer. 2.25 x 3.5 inches on 5 inch chestnut? custom felted base. $2450 estimate.

8087. BRONZE PLAQUE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN BY CALVERLEY. 19th century. Charles Calverley was a noted American sculptor, born in Albany, New York, 1 November, 1833. He was educated in his native City, removed to New York in 1868, was chosen an associate of the national academy in 1872, and academician in 1875. Among his Works are "The Little Companions": "Little Ida," a medallion; and bronze busts, heroic size, of John Brown (1873); Horace Greeley, on his monument at Greenwood (1876); and Elias Howe, also at Greenwood (1884). He sent a bas-relief of Peter Cooper and his John Brown to the centennial exhibition of 1876. Calverley worked as an assistant to Albany's noted neoclassical sculptor, Erastus Dow Palmer for 15 years, preparing and cutting marble. During this time, he produced many portrait medallions of members of his family and friends. Calverley opened a studio in New York in 1868 where he advertised himself as a "Portrait sculptor of busts and medallions." In 1875 he was elected as a full member of the National Academy of Design. During his lifetime he completed over 250 busts, medallions, tablets and statues. 10.25 inches diameter. Original suspension loop on verso. Signed Calverley below neck. $1750 estimate.
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8088. LARGE SIGNED BRONZE RELIEF OF A MOOR. 19th century. Finely rendered high profile representation of a Moorish prince in Orientalist style. Signed Frapn? in ornate Orientalist script at top. Bronzed iron. 15 x 24 inches, 25 lbs. Suspension loop on verso. Artist identification appreciated. $5000 estimate.
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7964. FEDE E CARITA, FINE MARBLE SCULPTURE OF MOTHER AND CHILD. Signed A. Ciponi? on verso, Italian, 19th century. Finely carved bust of the beautiful young mother, her head turned toward the infant she cradles within her robe, FEDE E CARITA (Faith and Charity) inscribed on the front. 17.5 x 9.5 x 7 inches. A section of rim of the base reattached at the back but unobtrusive. Beautifully done. $5000 estimate.
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7965. DUAL COLORED MARBLE BUST OF A FRENCH GIRL, 20th century. She stands saucy and insouciant with arms folded over her ample bosom. Her scarf knotted atop her head as often seen in paintings of girls of the French revolution. The amber marble of her scarf and blouse expertly mated to the finely polished white marble of her flesh. 16.5 x 26 x 12 inches. 112 lbs. Choice condition. Our apologies for the image which is somewhat washed out in the lighter areas. Mounted on a fine dark gray marble stand. $3000 estimate.
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7966. CHOICE LARGE PARIAN GREEK LADY, c. 19th century. Finely detailed classical Greek lady in Parian porcelain. She holds pitcher and patera and stands in contraposto with weight on right leg. Wonderful neoclassical sculpture in choice condition. 21 inches. $2750 estimate.
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7967. ORIGINAL LARGE SIGNED RUBBER MOLD FOR A CLASSICAL RELIEF, late 19th - early 20th century. The mold depicting a semi-nude female artist holding brush and palette in a detailed studio setting, probably representing the muse of painting. 13 x 24 inches. Small split in one border should not affect casts made from the mold, each of which could be sold separately. Photographed with light from below to show form of cast (features will be clear and face will not be shadowed in cast). Signed K. Sterrer 892. $1750 estimate.
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7968. ORIGINAL LARGE SIGNED RUBBER MOLD FOR A CLASSICAL RELIEF, late 19th - early 20th century. The mold depicting a classical male figure holding scuptor’s chisel and hammer in a detailed studio setting, probably representing scupture. 13 x 24 inches. Excellent condition and fully capable of producing casts each of which can be sold separately. Photographed with light from below to show form of cast (face will not be shadowed in cast). Signed K. Sterrer 892. $1750 estimate.
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7969. OLD MASTER PAINTING OF KING DAVID AND THE PSALMS. French, c. 17th-19th century, oil on canvas, Unframed, 10.5 x 10.5 inches. In a circular frame bordered with gold (indicating a halo) sits King David, author of the Psalms, dressed in robes with outstretched hand holding a banner on which is written a quote from Psalm 8. ELEVATA E(st) MAGNIFICETIA (the line over the ET indicating a contraction of MAGNIFICENTIA) TVA SVP (the P with a line through the stem indicating a contraction of SVPER) CELOS DS (the line over the S indicatig a contraction of DEVS (God)). The line from Psalm 8 reads in its entirety "Domine Dominus noster quam admirabile est nomen tuum in universa terra quoniam elevata est magnificentia tua super caelos". "O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have displayed Your glory above (upon) the heavens!" Actually the exact source of the quote as it appears on the banner ending with ‘devs’ appears to be from Aquinas' "Summa contra gentiles", where it appears in this passage: Caput XXVII Quod Deus non sit forma alicuius corporis. [257] "Huic autem veritati Scripturae concordat auctoritas. Dicitur enim in Psalmo: elevata est magnificentia tua super caelos, Deus. Et Iob 8: excelsior caelo est et quid facies? Longior terra mensura eius est et profundior mari." Also in Aquinas "Expositio super Isaiam ad litteram" Cap. LIII, beginning with "quoniam". The quote also appears in the Corpus Antiphonarum Italicum: Elevata est magnificentia tua super caelos deus alleluia 2634 CGBEMVHRDFSLrwlsP Elevata est magnificentia tua super caelos deus alleluia alleluia 2634 [ROM]. Several inscriptions in black ink on the verso: ‘REMIE RUGIN NANTES (France)”, ‘Por E( )ugin’, several other inscriptions faded or obscured by the frame. Also printed on the verso but partially obscured by the frame is ‘Manas( ) Papelerie/ (….TIN) /No. 5’ presumably refering to the Canvas maker or framer. Small tear on letter C stabilized with wax on the verso, otherwise excellent condition with bright colors and no repainting. A fine example of an Old Master painting. $4000 estimate.
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7970. MASSIVE AND UNIQUE EARLY PORTUGUESE MANUSCRIPT FROM THE MILITARY RELIGIOUS ORDER OF CHRIST, SUCCESSOR TO THE TEMPLARS, 1731-1735. Leather bound as a book. This handwritten manuscript is the archives of the Comenda of Pombal, Portugal under the jurisdiction of the Order Of Christ, the successor order to the Templars which had also been centered in this area. The book is a massive handwritten document of around 100,000 words, written by the judge of the Comenda. Much of the text deals with court cases and the resulting sentences. In generally excellent condition with tight binding and all the text legible though somewhat faded in some parts. On the spine: Tombo Archive Comenda Of The Comenda Pombal at Pombal 1731 1731 A Comenda was a benefaction given by the King, which entailed jurisdiction over a certain area with responsibilities for its well being. The Comenda here had its jurisdictional center in the church of Sao Martinho (Saint Martin) in the village of Pombal, the modern town of Pombal in North central Portugal. The Comenda de Pombal was associated with the Ordem de Cristo. This Order of Christ was a Military Order, like the Templars. In fact they were the perpetuation of the Templars. When the Templars were disbanded by the Pope the Portuguese king at the time managed to transfer their goods to this new Military Order he founded. The area around Pombal had a long association with the Templars and then the Order of Christ. The title page reads: TOMBO DA COMMENDA DE SAO MARTI NHO DA VILLA DE POMBALFEYTO NO ANNO DE MILE SETECENTOS TRINTA E TRIS A INSTANCIA do EXCELLENTISSIMO CONDE da Calheta Reposteiro mor (" reposteiro mor " Is an honorific title of the Count of Calheta. Literally it means the one in honorific charge to open the doors and windows to the king.) AFONSO DE VASCO CELLOS ESOUZA COMMENDADOR da mesma comenda de que soy Juiz O DOUTOR ANTONIO VIEIRA DE FREITAS which translates as: ARCHIVE of the Commenda of Sao Martinho of the village of Pombalfeyto in the year of one thousand seven hundred thirty and three by request of the most excellent Count of Calheta Afonso de Vasco (this was Afonso de Vasconcelos e Sousa Cunha Camara Faro e Veiga, 5º Count of Calheta, a town of the island of Madeira, born 17.1.1664, died Lisboa, S. José 2.2.1734) Célios e Souza, director of this same Comenda of which I am the judge the Doctor (of law) Antonio Vieira de Freitas (the writer of this archive) A massive and unique one of a kind early handwritten historical document from the Order of Christ, a famous military/religious order. Weight approximately 15 lbs. $12,500 estimate.
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7861. RACCOLTA DI STATVE ANTICHE E MODERNE, DOMENICO DE ROSSI, 1704. Large folio (16 x 20 x 2.5 inches) book filled with superb full page original engravings of mostly classical statues. Approx. 100 text pages and 113 plates of at least 163 original remain in the book, the others having probably been sold separately at up to $100 apiece. The bindings and covers loose and with wear, the edge of the rear cover missing. Plates past ~#100 begin to show a growing damp stain from the upper right corner inward. Hopefully this rare book can be kept intact but as mentioned the individual plates could easily be sold at a considerable profit. An impressive addition to your library. $3750 estimate.

7862. SUPERB OLD MASTER OIL OF THE VIRGIN MARY DEPICTED AS QUEEN OF HEAVEN. c. 18th-19th century. Oil on canvas. She holds Easter lilies, symbols of the annunciation, a crescent moon below, crowned with nine stars around her head which is bathed in the radiant glow of the sun's halo. 24 x 28 inches in 38 x 43 inch wonderful original period frame of ornate openwork gilded gesso on wood. Excellent condition. A museum quality masterpiece. Possibly signed under frame. $15,000 estimate.
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7866. PAL FRIED, 1893-1976. NUDE PORTRAIT OF EVA. Oil on canvas, signed lower left. 24 x 30 inches. Excellent condition. The model is Eva who was Fried's wife and a frequent model. THIS PAINTING CAME FROM A GENTLEMAN'S CLUB IN THE CLEVELAND AREA IN THE '50's AND WAS TAKEN DOWN WHEN WOMEN WERE ADMITTED. A SIMILAR PAINTING SOLD AT DARGATES BAR ROOM ART SALE FOR $9000. Pal Fried, (1893-1976) was a Hungarian American artist. Born in Budapest, he studied at the Hungarian Academy under Professor Hugo Pohl & in Paris under Claude Monet and Lucien Simone. In 1947, after WW II, Fried emigrated to America where he taught at the Academy of Arts in New York & developed his own unique style. In the 1950's and 60's, Pal Fried lived and painted in Hollywood and painted high society women and celebrities, including Marilyn Monroe and the Gabor sisters. In New York, he painted portraits of Herbert Lehman, Governor and Senator from New York, Will Rogers and other notables. He is known for being an important figure painter, and most often depicted beautiful young women, nudes, ballerinas, Parisian society women, western scenes, horse racing, and an occasional seascape. His artwork has gained much deserved recognition and notoriety and has become highly collectible. Pal Fried died in New York City at his home on March 6, 1976, at the age of 82. Pal Fried always signed his paintings "FRIED PAL" even though his LAST name was Fried. He has a large American following. While traveling in Spain and Africa, Pal Fried widened and enriched his palette, which gave him mastery of light and movement. After returning to Paris, Fried concentrated on portraiture in which he also became a recognized master. He exhibited his work in Müücsarnok in Budapest. Many of his paintings hung in the famed Haussner Restaurant in Baltimore, Maryland. Pal Fried died in New York City at his home, 1737 York Avenue, on March 6, 1976, at the age of 82. He died only four days after the death of his beloved wife, Eva who is the subject of this painting. Eva was the model for many of Pal Fried's paintings and he painted several versions of this pose. From the Baltimore City Paper: Nostalgia is a mighty thing, the Nose thought as we fell in with the throng thronging to Richard Opfer Auctioneering in Timonium for the Dec. 18 sale of the Haussner Collection. Haussner's, the restaurant, is dead; there's no more antelope leg or strawberry soup to be had. But Haussner's, the idea, keeps going. More than a thousand people put down a $250 deposit just to crowd into the auction house and have a try at 500 items' worth of Frances Wilke Haussner's art and other holdings. It was a banner day for Fried Pal, the artist behind the voluptuous pinup girls of the restaurant's Stag Bar. One bare-bottomed figure in a corset went for $15,000; standing in front of the Nose, Joe Werner of Towson spent $4,000 on another busty Pal pastel. He reminisced about passing through the bar's pneumatic, pink-nippled nudes as a young boy en route to the men's rest room. "The Haussner's bar introduced me to the realization that men and women were different," he said. Recorded: Benezit, Emmanuel. Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs. (Paris: Librairie Grund, 1999). PAL FRIED WAS A HUGARIAN/AMERICAN ARTIST WHO WAS BORN IN BUDAPEST IN 1893 DIED IN N.Y. IN 1976. HIS WORKS ARE LISTED IN FINE ART BOOKS. SOME VERSIONS OF HIS WORK SOLD AT AUCTION AT SOTHOBYS, PRICES RANGE FROM $1500 FOR AN OIL 16 X 20 TO $6000 FOR 30 X 24 SIZE. HE WAS KNOWN AS AN IMPORTANT FIGURE PAINTER OFTEN DEPICTING BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMEN, NUDES, BALLERINAS, PARISIAN SOCIETY WOMEN, WESTERN SCENES, HORSE RACING, SEA SCAPES AND HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITIES. MANY OF HIS PAINTINGS HUNG IN THE FAMED HAUSSNER RESTAURANT IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND. HAUSSNER'S IS NO MORE. WHEN HAUSSNER'S ART WAS AUCTIONED ONE BARE-BOTTOMED FIGURE IN A CORSET WENT FOR 15,000 AND ANOTHER BUSTY PAL PASTEL WENT FOR $4000. THIS GORGEOUS 24 X 30 OIL TITLED "EVA" HAS DOMINANT COLORS OF RUSTY BRONZE BLOND, SKIN TONES AND A PINK DRESS. SHE HAS A VOLUPTUOUS, PROVOCATIVE, SEXY LOOK OF INNOCENCE. THE OIL IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AS IS THE FRAME. IN A BEAUTIFUL GOLD PERIOD FRAME MEASURING 31 BY 37. I DO NOT KNOW IF THIS WAS ONE OF HAUSSNER'S NUDES BUT IT MAY WELL HAVE BEEN. Provenance: Purchased by the present owner at an upscale New Jersey estate auction around 2001. $8000 estimate.
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7867. NICE GRAND TOUR BRONZE BUST OF CALIGULA, c. 19th century. Nicely detailed bust of the emperor Caligula togate on a tall marble base. Bust 3.5 x 4 inches, total height 7.25 inches. Excellent condition. $2250 estimate.

7863. OLD MASTER JOHN THE BAPTIST. c. 18th century. Oil on canvas. The baptist depicted as a nude youth in the wilderness, finger raised to haloed cross. 16 x 18 inches. Tear on left shoulder, flaking at bottom edge and small area of upper right, otherwise in excellent condition with no repair or repainting. Old master musuem quality. Worth much more with proper restoration and cleaning. $5000 estimate.
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7864. VICTORIAN ALABASTER BUST OF A GIRL, 19th century. The young maiden depicted wearing a lace cap and collar. A few minor abrasions commensurate with age including a small scrape on back of cap. 10.5 x 8 x 18 inches. Very nice work with sensitive alert expression. $2000 estimate.
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7621. LIFE SIZE MARBLE BUST OF PAN, c. early 20th century. The god with head turned to one side with large goat ears and small knobby horns protruding from his forhead, a wreath of grapes and vines around his curly hair and trailing down over his right shoulder. 14 x 19 x 9 inches. Excellent condition. $8000 estimate.
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7622. LARGE BRONZE NUDE FOUNTAIN, c. early- mid 20th century. The fountain in the form of a large completely nude proud breasted dancing girl dancing on a lotus leaf from which four sprays rise. 51 inches. $1500 estimate.
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