The 2ft x 18in (60 x 46cm) oil on canvas depicts Charles-Etienne-Raymond Victor de Verninac, the artist’s nephew, who was just five years younger than Delacroix.
It has a provenance to the sitter, after which it was apparently sold along with other personal effects by the public administrator of New York – where de Verninac died in 1834, having contracted yellow fever on the return from a diplomatic voyage to South America. After that the painting entered collections in Connecticut and New York. It is offered with an estimate of $300,000-400,000.
New York – Swann
A poster for the LMS and LNER railways promoting travel to Scotland by the night train in 1932 will be one of the highlights of Swann Auction Galleries’ travel poster auction to be held on October 25 in New York.
Designed by Philip Zec, who was a political cartoonist and journalist as well as a commercial artist, it has an estimate of $12,000-18,000.
Leslie Hindman Chicago
Les Arrancheurs de pommes de terre by French artist Henri Lebasque (1865- 1937) carries an estimate of $80,000-120,000 in a sale at Leslie Hindman of Chicago on October 15.
The 2ft 2in x 2ft 8in (66 x 81cm) oil on canvas, signed lower right, has a provenance to a sale in Paris in 1969 and was included in the artist’s catalogue raisonné of 2008.