Bruneau & Co.’s Estate Fine Art & Antiques online auction on April 4 features paintings by Bendre, Bemelmans, Farquharson

Outdoor genre painting in oil on canvas by Narayan Shridhar Bendre (India, 1910-1992), nicely housed in a 31 ¼ inch by 36 ¾ inch frame and signed by the artist (est. $40,000 – 50,000 $).

Gouache on board by Ludwig Bemelmans (NY/France, 1898-1962), best known as the creator of Madeline, a series of children's books (est. $8,000-$12,000).

Gouache on board by Ludwig Bemelmans (NY/France, 1898-1962), best known as the creator of Madeline, a series of children’s books about a Parisian schoolgirl (est. $8,000-$12,000).

Oil on canvas farm landscape by Joseph Farquharson (UK/Scotland, 1846-1934), 20 ¼ inches by 29 ¾ inches and artist signed (est. $8,000 - $12,000).

Oil on canvas farm landscape by Joseph Farquharson (British/Scotland, 1846-1934), 20 ¼ inches by 29 ¾ inches and artist signed “J Farquharson” lower right (est. $8,000 – $12,000) .

Ceramic faceplate by Pablo Picasso (Spain, 1881-1973) for Madoura, titled Jacqueline's Profile (est. $2,500-$4,000).

Ceramic faceplate by Pablo Picasso (Spain, 1881-1973) for Madoura, titled Jacqueline’s Profile (after Picasso’s wife, Jacqueline Roque) (est. $2,500-$4,000).

Pair of Chinese carved wooden figurines, including a Guan-Yin, from the late Ming dynasty or early Qing dynasty (est. $500-$800).

Pair of Chinese carved wooden figurines, one Guan-Yin, from the late Ming dynasty or early Qing dynasty, one 5 ¾ inches high and the other 8 inches high (est $500 to $800).

The 300-lot Fine Arts and Antiques Auction, which begins at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time, will feature fine items from estates and collections across New England.

This auction features a comprehensive group of interesting items from New England estates. A marvelous selection of Indian paintings will be led by modern artist Narayan Shridhar Bendre.

—Kevin Bruneau

CRANSTON, RI, USA, March 18, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Original paintings by Narayan Shridhar Bendre (India, 1910-1992), Ludwig Bemelmans (NY/France, 1898-1962) and Joseph Farquharson (UK/Scotland, 1846-1934) are the expected headliners of an Estate Fine Art & Antiques online auction scheduled for Monday, April 4, from 6 p.m. Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, based in Cranston.

There will be no live bidding in the gallery for the sale, which includes 300 lots from leading estates and collections. “This auction features a well-rounded group of interesting items from New England estates,” said Kevin Bruneau, President and Auctioneer of Bruneau & Co. “A wonderful selection of Indian paintings will be led by l ‘modern artist Narayan Shridhar Bendre.’

Bendre’s work is an outdoor genre oil on canvas depicting a young girl on a swing with another seated at the base of the trunk caring for two young children. The painting, nicely housed in a 31 ¼ inch by 36 ¾ inch frame, is signed by the artist in the lower right and is expected to fetch between $40,000 and $50,000. It is a fine example of a revered landscape artist.

Bendre first studied at the State Art School before graduating from the government in art in Mumbai. He attended the Indore School and received a Silver Medal of Art from the Bombay Art Society in 1934, followed by a Gold Medal in 1941. Bendre taught at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Baroda and was a member of the Progressive Artists Group.

“We’re thrilled to have another Ludwig Bemelmans in the gallery, as I’m a fan of his illustration,” said Travis Landry, Bruneau & Co.’s auctioneer and the company’s director of pop culture. The gouache on board depicts Paris on a snowy, windswept night. It is signed lower right (“Bemelmans”) and measures 15 ½ inches by 15 inches (sight) (est. $8,000-$12,000).

Author and illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans was born in Austria and emigrated to the United States before the outbreak of World War I. He dreamed of becoming a cartoonist and left a lasting impact on children’s literature with his whimsical drawing style. He is best known as the creator of Madeline, a series of children’s books about a Parisian schoolgirl, first published in 1939.

Joseph Farquharson’s oil on canvas farm landscape measures 20 ¼ inches by 29 ¾ inches and depicts a woman and her dog standing in the middle of a winding dirt road leading to a cattle field beside a small House. The work is signed “J Farquharson” on the lower right and is expected to fetch between $8,000 and $12,000. Farquharson frequently included a human figure in his work to demonstrate the magnitude, and sometimes the severity, of the surrounding landscapes.

Farquharson studied at Edinburgh’s Academy of Administrators in Scotland under Peter Graham before traveling to Paris to spend his time in Carolus-Duran’s studio, where he befriended John Singer Sargeant. He is best known for his snowy winter landscapes, usually featuring sheep or other animals and often at dawn or dusk. He was nicknamed “The Painting Laird”.

A ceramic faceplate by Pablo Picasso (Spain, 1881-1973) for Madoura, titled Jacqueline’s Profile (after Picasso’s second wife, Jacqueline Roque) has an estimate of $2,500 to $4,000. It measures 7 ¾ inches in diameter and depicts a female profile in a white on dark brown glaze, and is marked “”Madoura Empreinte Originale de Picasso” on the reverse.

A modern seven-piece Italian burl-veneer dining set, made in the 20th century, costing more than $6,000 new, should fetch between $800 and $1,200. The set includes a rectangular figured burl wood center with a twin leaf cord inlay border top on a curved column base and six chairs upholstered in black fabric made by Excelsior Furniture in Italy.

A pair of Chinese carved wooden figurines from the late Ming Dynasty or early Qing Dynasty are expected to change hands for $500 to $800. The figures, one 5 ¾ inches tall and the other 8 inches tall, consist of a sculpted Guan-Yin wearing a flowing robe carrying a bowl and holding a single peach, and a character wearing a flowing dress with one hand touching the floor.

An early 20th century Japanese metal and enamel cloisonné foot box should sell for $200 to $300. The box with avian and botanical polychrome decoration in rich cobalt blue hues is supported by six feet, with an engraved and gilded interior. It was acquired from the George Yamaoka estate, currently from the collection of an estate in Rumford, RI.

A preview is available by appointment weekdays and day of the sale, with doors opening at 9 a.m. EST. The auction will begin at 6 p.m. EST. Auctions are made by purchase order, by telephone or Internet, with a buyer’s commission of 20% (or 18% in cash, check or bank transfer).

Internet auctions will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com, bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com and the “Bruneau & Co” mobile application. on iTunes or Google Play.

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers is still accepting quality submissions for future auctions, with commissions as low as zero percent. This would be the perfect time to clean out your attic. To contact Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers regarding the consignment of a single piece or an entire collection, you can email [email protected] Or, you can call them at 401-533-9980.

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the online auction of 300 lots of art and antiques from the estate scheduled for Monday, April 4 at 6 p.m., please visit www.bruneauandco.com.

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Travis Landry
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