Paintings by George Rodrigue and Clementine Hunter for Crescent City Sale

Original oil on canvas paintings by renowned Louisiana artists George Rodrigue (1944-2013) and Clementine Hunter (1886-1988), plus a fine selection of designer purses by some of the most respected names in couture, are just a taste of what bidders will find in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s Estates Auction slated for the weekend of Sept. 11th-12th-13th.

The painting by George Rodrigue is from the artist’s famous Blue Dog series and is titled Flames of Hope (1992). The signed and titled work, 13 ½ inches by 10 ¾ inches, carries an estimate of $20,000-$40,000. The oil painting by folk art legend Clementine Hunter, titled Wash Day (circa 1985), is signed lower center right. It measures 17 ¾ inches by 23 ½ inches (est. $3,000-$5,000).

Rodrigue and Hunter are not the only local-grown art talent in the sale. Also offered will be an oil on board by Knute Heldner (1877-1952, New Orleans), titled Pirate’s Alley, Old New Orleans, signed lower right (est. $3,000-$5,000); and an oil on Masonite by Alberta Kinsey (1875-1952, New Orleans) titled Her Patio, 823 Royal Street (1934), signed lower right (est. $1,200-$1,800).

Pieces by American artists include a silkscreen ink on canvas by Deborah Kass (Texas, b. 1925, New York), titled 4 Black Barbaras (1993), signed, titled and dated verso (est. $5,000-$10,000); a 19th century oil on canvas by Wilson Henry Irvine (1869-1936 Conn./Ill.), titled Autumn Forest Landscape, signed lower left (est. $3,000-$5,000); and a 20th century oil on board by Guy Martin Chapel (1871-1954 Ill./Mich.), titled French Quarter, Patio (est. $1,000-$2,000).

Paintings by European artists will feature a canine-themed oil on canvas by Edouard Joseph Dantan (1848-1897, French), titled Two Dogs on Point, signed lower right (est. $2,000-$4,000); a 19th century oil on canvas by Auguste Henri Musin (1852-1923 Belgian), titled Harbor Scene with Sailboats, signed lower right (est. $2,000-$4,000); and an oil on panel by Niek van der Plas (b. 1954, Dutch), titled Brass Band in the French Quarter, artist signed (est. $2,000-$3,000).

Original oil on canvas painting by Clementine Hunter (Louisiana, 1886-1988), titled Wash Day (circa 1985), signed lower center right, 17 ¾ inches by 23 ½ inches (est. $3,000-$5,000).

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