Diverse Selection of American and European Work at Swann Galleries


NEW YORK, NY.- On Thursday, September 21, Swann Galleries offers a large selection of 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings at auction. The two-session sale is divided into sections devoted to 19th century prints and drawings, American works, and modern European prints and drawings. Two extraordinary drawings by renowned artists appear in the afternoon session. One of Pablo Picasso’s earliest drawings, Portrait de femme, pen and dark brown ink, circa 1900 ($30,000 to $50,000), begins a fine run of works by the artist. Another highlight is Henri Matisse’s Jeune femme assise (Monique), pen and black ink, 1942 ($200,000 to $300,000)–the sitter was the catalyst in convincing Matisse to design the Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence. The auction opens with 125 19th century prints and drawings. Highlights of these include Mary Cassatt’s drypoint, Hélène of Septeuil, circa 1890 (estimate $10,000 to $15,000)