15 - 16 January 2008
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A CARVED AND PAINT-DECORATED MERCHANT CAPTAIN GENTLEMAN
PROBABLY FROM THE WORKSHOP OF SAMUEL ROBB (1851-1928), NEW YORK CITY, LATE 19TH CENTURY
50½in. high (overall), 47in. high (the figure), 15in. wide, 9in. wide
The Haffenreffer Collection of Cigar Store Indians, Parke-Bernet Galleries, October 10, 1956, lot 7.
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Frederick Fried, Artists in Wood (New York, 1970), p. 238, fig. 229
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Pop art was not an all-American phenomenon — the UK, in fact, was where it started. Illustrated with works from our Modern British Art sales in June
Christie’s specialists discuss Haring, Banksy and Stik, and how to bring the street into the home
Offered on 6 December in London, Anthony van Dyck’s Portrait of Princess Mary, Daughter of King Charles I of England