Walter Launt Palmer Landscape Makes $34,500 at Cottone Auction

. May 24, 2009

A signed winter landscape watercolor and gouache by Walter Launt Palmer (American, 1854-1932) made $34,500 at a multi-estate sale held Mar. 21 by Cottone Auctions.

Walter Launt Palmer was born in Albany, NY in 1854. He was the son of the famous sculptor Erastus Dow Palmer. Through his father, Walter became acquainted with Frederic Edwin Church, John F. Kensett, and John Jarvis McEntee, all well-known landscape painters during the late nineteenth century.

Walter began his formal art training under the supervision of Church in 1878 which led him to Europe to study in Italy and France. He was fascinated with the works of the Impressionists as well as John Singer Sargent, John Henry Twatchman, William Merritt Chase, Frank Duveneck, and Robert Blum.

Other painting sold at the Mar. 21 auction include:

• An oil on wood still life of a glass of wine with fruit by Severin Roesen (American, 1815-1871), signed lower right, 12 inches by 16 inches, in original condition and frame, achieved $32,200.
• An original painting depicting farm animals by Eugene Verboeckhoven (Belgian, 1798-1881), 14 inches by 20 inches, in excellent untouched condition, hammered for $27,600.
• An oil on canvas rendering of five baby chicks by Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (American, 1819-1905), signed lower right, 8 inches by 12 inches, in original frame and condition, coasted to $13,800.

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