A Special Showing of the John F. Gale Collection of Outstanding New England Paintings

The exhibit will include a special showing of the John F. Gale collection and other fine paintings. These works will be subsequently sold at our Annual Winter Antique, Asian & Fine Art Auction which will be held January 30th through February 1st.

Mr. Gale is credited with assembling one of the largest and finest private collections of twentieth century Cape Ann School paintings to be sold in many years. Included are 35 works by William Lester Stevens, 26 by Aldro Hibbard, 5 by Frederick Mulhaupt, 3 by T.M. Nicholas, and one by Emile Grupp’, among others.

The collection speaks in terms of subject, palette, and style to the quintessential New England aesthetic. The event will also feature a presentation by Colleene Fesko, noted art expert and consultant, on the history and context of the Cape Ann School movement.

Three outstanding works that truly exemplify John Gale’s discerning eye are certain to be of great interest to global fine arts enthusiast, including Lot 1010, painted by Frederick John Mulhaupt. Entitled “Gloucester Gill Netters,” it features a peaceful, dockside view of traditional New England fishing boats. It is estimated at $50,000-80,000. The second, lot 1028, by Aldro Thompson Hibbard, is called “West River Valley VT. ” It presents an idyllic panorama of a sleepy riverside town in winter and is estimated at $30,000-40,000. And the third, lot 1022, was created by artist William Lester Stevens. “Mill Dam” pictures an aging yet still proud mill building on the snowy banks of a rocky, winding river. It is estimated at $15,000-20,000.

The public is invited to attend the Gale Collection exhibit event. It will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 2pm to 6pm in the Rockport Art Association’s Hibbard Gallery. The Association is located at 12 Main Street, Rockport, Massachusetts, 01966.

There is no admission charge and street parking is available. Space is limited; please reserve your place by RSVP’ing to us at 207-453-7125 or antiques@jamesdjulia.com by Friday, January 11, 2013.