East to West: The American Landscape | Selected Works from American Art and Photographs

22 September–6 October | New York

T his autumn Sotheby’s is pleased to present a series of online auctions dedicated to American Art and Photographs. Across these distinguished sales is a curated section of 19th and 20th century artworks picturing the American landscape. The artists represented in this collaboration include important painters and photographers such as Ansel Adams, Milton Avery, George Inness, Eastman Johnson, Annie Leibovitz, Carleton E. Watkins, Edward Weston and many more. From the East to West coast, and everywhere in between, each of the artists highlighted here have through their work captured the diverse topography and enduring spirit of the American landscape. This selection of works will be on view in our York Avenue galleries from 29 September to 5 October.

Landmark: The American MonumentExploring the most recognizable American landmarks and historical monuments captured in paintings and photography

The 20th Century LandscapeDepictions of the American landscape by important artists of the 20th century
From East to West: The American Landscape
Explore this map of the United States to discover landscapes featured in the autumn sales of the American Art and Photographs departments.
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  • Lot 19

    David Benjamin Sherry
    Cobalt Cliffs, Oregon
    2012

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  • Lot 69

    Robert Polidori
    Industrial Canal Breach, Reynes Street
    2006

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  • Lot 2

    Matthew Brandt
    Lake Steilacoom, WA 6
    2012

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  • Lot 72

    Annie Leibovitz
    Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
    2009

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  • Lot 23

    Richard Misrach
    Battleground Point 14
    1999

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  • Lot 18

    Liz Deschenes
    170 Feet Below Sea Level
    1999

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  • Lot 31

    William Eggleston
    Memphis (Tricycle)
    circa 1969

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  • Lot 63

    Edward Weston
    Dunes, Oceano
    1936

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  • Lot 2

    Ansel Adams
    Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico
    1941

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  • Lot 71

    Robert Adams
    North of Brigsdale, Colo.
    1973

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  • Lot 137

    Carleton E. Watkins
    ‘Pompomasos, Three Brothers, 4480 ft., Yo Semite’
    1861

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  • Lot 112

    Robert Frank
    Butte, Montana
    1956

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  • Lot 115

    Stephen Shore
    ‘Palm Beach Mall, West Palm Beach, Florida, November 8, 1977’
    1977

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  • Lot 41

    Julian Onderdonk
    Untitled (Texas Hill Country Landscape)
    circa 1915-16

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  • Lot 37

    Aldro Hibbard
    Late October (South Windham, Vermont)

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  • Lot 15

    Jasper Francis Cropsey
    Hudson River Landscape

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  • Lot 18

    Edward Moran
    Niagara Falls
    circa 1865-75

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  • Lot 40

    Albert Backus
    Everglades Dawn

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  • Lot 80

    Rackstraw Downes
    S-Bend in an Elevated Section of the New Jersey Turnpike
    1996

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  • Lot 16

    George Inness
    Eagleswood, Hudson County, New Jersey
    circa 1863-66

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  • Lot 92

    Guy Wiggins
    Winter in New York

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  • Lot 20

    Eastman Johnson
    The Tomb of Washington, 1857
    1858

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  • Lot 110

    Robert Swain Gifford
    Seconnet Rock, New Bedford, Massachusetts

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  • Lot 57

    Alfred Thompson Bricher
    On the Meadows of Old Newburyport
    1873

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  • Lot 47

    Wolf Kahn
    Victorian Barns in New Jersey
    1985

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Rural LifeScenes in the American Countryside

From Sea to Shining SeaThe American landscape as explored from the East to West coast and everywhere in between

Exhibition Information

A pre-sale exhibition will be on view at Sotheby’s New York, from 29 September to 5 October. Please contact the Photographs or American Art departments directly with any viewing requests, as not all art is exhibited, and we want to ensure the works are available to view upon your arrival.

Photographs

On View: 30 September–4 October
Contact: +1 212 894 1149

American Art

On View: 29 September–5 October
Contact: +1 212 606 7280

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