Auction Record Set for Asher B. Durand Painting

The top lot at a recent sale of American and European works at Freeman’s was a work simply titled “Landscape.” The auctioneer says the work has generated significant interest since its publication in Freeman’s catalogue and was chased by bidders on the phone and in the room.

Freemans Asher B Durand LandscapeIts final price of $386,500 is an auction record for Durand, one of the notable Hudson River School artists.

“Today’s results demonstrate that the demise of the 19th-century American art market has been greatly exaggerated,” says Freeman’s Vice Chairman and auctioneer Alasdair Nichol who adds the combination of quality and fresh to the market works are in high demand. The work has been in a private collection of a prominent New York family for decades.

Works by American painters Edwin Lord Weeks, George William Sotter and Edmund William Greacen also performed well.

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