Garber Headlines Strong Fine Paintings Sale at Freeman’s

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PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Led by the success of Daniel Garber’s “Old Farm in the Hills,” which realized $457,000 against an estimate of $200,000-300,000, Freeman’s June 13 sale of ‘Fine American & European Paintings and Sculpture’ was a testament to the strength and resilience of the current art market. Works by other Pennsylvania artists also fared well, as did a number of British and Continental paintings, with 87 percent of the lots offered selling (by value), for a total of $2,089,433. Two Dutch paintings, “Street Scene with Figures” by Cornelis Springer (estimate $60,000-100,000) and “At the Beach,” by Bernardus Johannes Blommers (estimate $80,000-120,000) in particular sparked transatlantic bidding wars, with the former, a fine ‘day-in-the-life’ Dutch selling for $193,000, and the latter, one of the largest seashore pictures by The Hague master to come to market recently, bringing $109,000. Other highlights amongst the E