Proprietors of the Beautiful, Curious, & Rare.
For over thirty years, we have worked with public museums and private collectors around the world to preserve museum-quality fine art, antiques, and jewelry.
RECENT ACQUISITION | Golden October (c.1930) by Emile Gruppé
On April 23, 1930, the Dutch-trained, American artist Emile Gruppé wrote the following letter to his new client:
My dear Mrs. Scott, Mr. Beach met me here at my show at the R. Luben Galleires and informed me that you bought my "Golden October.” I consider this one of my best pictures. Very Truly Yours, Emile A. Gruppé
Considered among the greatest landscape painters of the 20th-Century, Gruppé studied at the National Academy (New York), then the Académie de la Grand Chamière (Paris). Gruppé became influential teacher of several artists, including Otis Cook, Bill Wray, and Nathalie Nordstrand.
Zion Art Exhibition
We are hosting the winners of the inaugural Zion Art Competition. Organized by the non-profit Zion Art Society to discover and promote the work of LDS artists, the competition features more than 70 artists selected by Peter Trippi (Editor, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine), Warren Winegar (former VP, Sotheby's), and Jeff Lambson (former Curator, BYU Museum of Art).
A Pair of Imari Vases from the Estate of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Two large and matching Japanese Imari baluster vases with covers, from the estate of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, listed as item number "506" in the auction catalogue. A golden pair of kissing koi fish surmount the octangular-edged lid of the baluster shaped body, both pieces decorated with blue-ground panels of intricately hand painted floral patterns. The central image on the body of the vase is of flowers overflowing an urn on a white ground panel, which is elaborately bordered. The decoration of the form is further enhanced by teal-coloured glaze details, and cartouches of flying phoenixes, butterflies, and dragons.