Important American Furniture, Paintings, Folk Art and Decorative Arts – January 22, 2013 Auction Results

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Lot 83

83: Edward Lange (American, 1846-1912) 83: Edward Lange (American, 1846-1912) 83: Edward Lange (American, 1846-1912) 83: Edward Lange (American, 1846-1912) 83: Edward Lange (American, 1846-1912) 83: Edward Lange (American, 1846-1912) 83: Edward Lange (American, 1846-1912) 83: Edward Lange (American, 1846-1912) 83: Edward Lange (American, 1846-1912)

Edward Lange (American, 1846-1912)

Residence of Selah Bunce, Northport, Long Island, 1872
Signed lower left corner: ÒE. Lange 1872Ó
Watercolor and ink on paper
11 _ x 17 _ inches

Captain Selah Bunce returned to California after the ÒGold RushÓ and found his friend Captain John Lidell had died of cholera leaving a wife Susan and a little girl Alice. In 1852, Bunce married Susan and the family moved to this home, which is still standing. Lange was especially interested in the early-19th century architectural features and geometric order, which he accented by placing the house in the background of a geometrically ordered natural environment.

Provenance: On the verso of the painting is an attached letter from Mrs. Jonathan Hendrie the great-granddaughter of Susan Bunce, and granddaughter of Alice Bunce describing the descent of this work from her great-grandmother to her;
Susan Bunce;
Alice Bunce;
Mrs. Jonathan Hendrie;
South Bay Antiques;
V.F. Jacobsen, 2000

Estimate: $5,000 - $10,000

Price Realized: $9,920