Schotel is regarded as the preeminent marine painter of the 19th century. His early illustrated studies can be found in the permanent collections of Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey; The Morgan Library & Museum, New York; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The painting, Low Tide Gun Salute From a Dutch Man o' War, measures a massive 63 1/2" tall and 84" wide. Until now, the paintings sold on the international market have dwarfed in comparison to this lot, which may be the largest of Schotel's paintings to public knowledge.

434_001 Johannes Christiaan Schotel, Low Tide Gun Salute From a Dutch Man o' War

Moving across the pond, the sale includes a stellar selection of American art by national academics such as Willard Leroy Metcalf, William Lester Stevens, Wilson Henry Irvin, Frederick Lester Sexton and Edward Henry.

Willard Leroy Metcalf, Pastel Impressions Willard Leroy Metcalf, Pastel Impressions

Works by giants of design including Knoll, Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames, George Nakashima and Isamu Noguchi will be going under the gavel. 

Herman Miller Eames lounge chair & ottoman, 20th century Herman Miller Eames lounge chair & ottoman, 20th century

Finally, the sale includes a private collection of clocks and timepieces which have been collected over generations, as well as fine Georgian pieces of furniture, which have been purchased from the best antiques dealers in England and collected over decades.

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Simpson Galleries Fine Art & Antiques Auction will take place on 7th & 8th November 7 & 8, 2015 at 1 p.m. (CST)

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