by Antiques and the Arts Weekly
DOWNINGTOWN, PENN. — Pook & Pook will host an auction weekend event April 22, 23 and 25. Boasting something for bidders of all interests, the sale starts with a Friday sale of international highlights, followed by Saturday’s Americana sale and concluding with an online decorative arts auction Monday.
Saturday’s Americana auction features a wealth of fine art. Pieces of note include a Hobson Pittman oil on board titled “The Garden” ($15/25,000) and an Edward Hicks oil on canvas landscape with three figures ($25/35,000) exhibited at the Princeton University Art Museum from its American Art from the Class of 1953 Collection. From fine to folk art, the fraktur of Johann Adam Eyer and Johann Conrad Gilbert add interest, as does a watercolor by Jacob Maentel. Maentel’s portrait of John George Kitzmiller of York County and his wife, Anna Christina, features the two in blue ladder back chairs with a courting mirror between them and was exhibited by the Historical Society of York County.