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Original oil paintings by Igor Tulpanov (Russian-American, b. 1939), Jean Baptiste Van Loo (French, 1684-1745) and Eastman Johnson (American, 1824-1906) are a few of the expected top lots in Ahlers & Ogletree’s three-day, online-only Fine Estates & Collections auction planned for the weekend of August 25th-27th starting at 10 am Eastern time all three days.

Session 1, on Thursday, August 25th, will feature 362 lots of Asian and ethnographic arts. Session 2, the following day, will contain 396 lots of Mid-Century Modern and modern art and design, jewelry and silver. The final session, on Saturday, August 27th, will have 529 lots of period antiques and fine art, making for a three-day event bursting with a total of 1,289 lots.

The large oil on canvas by Igor Tulpanov, 36 inches by 59 ½ inches (less frame), is a colorful surrealist work titled Samurai (est. $35,000-$55,000). It’s one of Tulpanov’s most important paintings and is signed and dated (‘96’). It depicts chess boards, a ghost-like figure, a rolling hill of sleeping people and a red Samurai. The Russian-born Tulpanov makes his home in Florida.

The oil on canvas portrait painting by Jean Baptiste Van Loo is an 18th century three-quarter length painting of the actress and playwright Madame Marie Justine Benoit Duronceray Favart (French, 1727-1772), shown in a blue dress with jewels, against a red draped background (est. $15,000-$25,000). The apparently unsigned work is 37 ¼ inches by 31 ¾ inches (less frame).

The oil on board depiction of an Old Man Reading by Eastman Johnson depicts a gentleman with white hair reading a book on a table in a darkened interior, initial signed (“E.J.”) lower left, with two paper labels on verso, possibly in Johnson’s hand, and nicely housed in a 20 ¾ inch by 27 inch frame (est. $4,000-$6,000). The work is listed in the Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné.

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Large oil on canvas by Igor Tulpanov (Russian-American b. 1939), measuring 36 inches by 59 ½ inches (less frame), a colorful and vibrant surrealist work titled Samurai (est. $35,000-$55,000).