The Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale, to take place on May 6th, will offer rare masterpieces from seminal movements in the late 19th through mid-20th centuries. Boasting resplendent coastal scenes by Eugène Boudin and a magnificent portrait of a young woman by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (lot 167), a Private French Collection acquired in Paris in the 1930s provides a highlight of the Impressionist offerings. Subsequent progressions towards Modernism are represented by boldly colorful Post-Impressionist works such as Henri Lebasque's Saint-Tropez, Au jardin en été (lot 132), Henri Le Sidaner's superbly painted La Table près de la fenêtre, reflets (lot 157) and Théo van Rysselberghe's La Pointe du Rossignol, I (lot 353).
The Modern works to be offered range from early and rare examples of Fauvism, Albert Marquet's La Pavillon bleu à Saint-Cloud (lot 138) and Kees van Dongen's La femme à la toilette (lot 347), to a monumental oil by Sonia Delaunay entitled Rythme Couleur - the highlight of a Private European Collection acquired directly from the artists estate (lots 123-129). Other esteemed private collections include a Private Maryland Collection focused around a fantastical circus scene by Marc Chagall (lot 141), a Distinguished American Collection presenting a boldly abstracted portrait by Alexej von Jawlensky (lot 370), and one of the most comprehensive and carefully curated gatherings of sculpture by Rembrand Bugatti from the collection of S. Joel Schur (lots 148-154) .
In addition to works by Bugatti, the sculpture to be offered in the Day Sale represent vital moments in the development of Modern art. A wide range of works by Auguste Rodin, including the Age d'Airain, petit modèle from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation (lot 358), is complimented by two stunning examples of portraiture by Alberto Giacometti (lots 155 & 337).