Great Gatsby’s Auction Gallery

ATLANTA, Ga. – The museum-quality contents of a home in Tampa, Florida, that was occupied by the late cattle ranching pioneer James W. Mitchell and his late wife Dorothy – avid collectors in a wide range of categories – will headline a two-day auction planned for Oct. 24-25 by Great Gatsby’s Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery at 5180 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Atlanta.

The Mitchell estate auction will feature over 200 original works of art, including paintings by world renowned artists Pierre Auguste Renoir, John Frederick Kensett, Jean Baptiste-Camille Corot, Albert Bierstadt and Guillaume Seignac; exceptional pieces of 19th century marquetry inlaid and doré bronze mounted French furniture; more than 40 19th century Continental carved marble sculptures, many artist signed and dated; 19th century firearms; several magnificent 18th century Flemish tapestries; and hundreds of pieces of late 19th and early 20th century German porcelains.

The more than 200 works of art will include several monumental canvases, among them, an oil on canvas standing portrait of Queen Anne of Britain, measuring 104 inches tall; a matched pair of oil on canvas standing portraits of Lady Jane Jenkinson and Sir George Jenkinson, both artist signed R(ichard) Buckner, (Br., 1816-1886), each measuring a palatial 92 inches in height; and an 18th century oil on canvas depicting Diana and Endymion, by a follower of J. Christophe Janneck (Austrian, 1703-1761) measuring 82 inches tall.

The star of the auction, however, will be the oil on canvas landscape painting, titled Paysage de Cagnes, artist signed (Pierre Auguste) Renoir (1841-1919), arguably one of the world’s most famous French impressionist and post-impressionist figural and landscape painters. Also sold will be an oil on canvas landscape painting by John Frederick Kensett (New York/Connecticut, 1816-1872), renowned for his landscape and coastal scene paintings; an oil on canvas river landscape by Jean Baptiste-Camille Corot (Fr., 1796-1875); and an oil on canvas lake scene by Albert Bierstadt (Am./Germ., 1830-1902), famous for his romanticized Western landscape paintings; and an oversized oil on canvas painting titled La Jeune Nymphe, signed Guillaume Seignac (Fr./Am., 1870-1924), known for his classical and almost ethereal representations of the female figure.

Previews will be held Thursday and Friday, Oct. 22-23, from 9-5; and on both auction days (Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24-25) from 9 a.m. until the first gavel falls at 11 a.m. For those unable to attend in person, online bidding will be facilitated by Invaluable.com, BidSquare.com and LiveAuctioneers.com. Bidders may also register via the website greatgatsbys.com.

The team of specialists at Great Gatsby’s Auction Gallery is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning a single item, an entire collection or an inherited estate, you may call them at (770) 457-1903; or, you may send them an e-mail, at auction@greatgatsbys.com. To learn more about Great Gatsby’s and the Oct. 24-25 auction, please visit greatgatsbys.com; updates are posted often.

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