William Wendt

Rock Ledge

Found at Sothebys, New York
The American Scene including Important Photographs from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Lot 1056
9. May - 24. May 2022
Estimate: 40.000 - 60.000 USD
Price realised: 44.100 USD
Property from a Private Collection, California
William Wendt
1865-1946
Rock Ledge
signed - William Wendt - and dated 1928. (lower left)
oil on canvas
28 by 36 in.
71.1 by 91.4 cm.
Executed in 1928.
George Gardner Symons (acquired directly from the artist) | Acquired by descent from the above by the present owner

Auction result well in line with expectations

In May last year Sothebys in New York held the auction The American Scene including Important Photographs from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, which included the work Rock Ledge by William Wendt. The estimated price for the artwork was previously given by the auction house with a range of USD 40,000.00 – 60,000.00, the actual price achieved of USD 44,100.00 (€ 41,095.89) could thus just exceed the lower estimate. Admittedly, works by William Wendt have also been auctioned for a multiple of this price - according to our records, the highest result so far was achieved by the work The Silence Of Night in June 2016 with an auction result of USD 286,000.00 (€ 259,245.83).

Auktionsergebnis im Rahmen der Erwartungen

Im Mai letzten Jahres führte Sothebys in New York die Auktion The American Scene including Important Photographs from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation durch, in der auch die Arbeit Rock Ledge von William Wendt zur Versteigerung kam. Der Schätzpreis für das Kunstwerk wurde von dem Auktionshaus zuvor mit einer Spanne von USD 40.000,00 – 60.000,00 angegeben, der tatsächlich erzielte Preis von USD 44.100,00 (€ 41.095,89) konnte den unteren Schätzpreis somit knapp übertreffen. Freilich wurden Arbeiten von William Wendt auch schon für ein Vielfaches dieses Preises versteigert – das bisher höchste Ergebnis erzielte nach unseren Aufzeichnungen die Arbeit The Silence Of Night im Juni 2016 mit einem Auktionsergebnis von USD 286.000,00 (€ 259.245,83).

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