daniel garber painting in a wood

Art in the Afternoon

Wednesday, May 31

Open Exhibition | 3:30 PM to 5 PM 
Gallery Tour I 4 PM

We invite you to our gallery to admire, discover, and learn. Browse our exhibition, enjoy a casual discussion with our specialists about our upcoming sales and feature works, and ask any questions you might have about auctions and the exciting art world.

On view will be a range of paintings, sculpture, books, and manuscripts from American Week which includes a first edition of Walt Whitman's masterpiece Leaves of Grass and masterworks by Pennsylvania Impressionists such as Daniel Garber, Edward Redfield, Fern Coppedge, and John Fulton Folinsbee.





feature AUCTION

Freeman's Presents the Esteemed Collection of Sydney F. Martin

Pride of Place: Works from the Estate of Sydney F. Martin
, a select 26-lot single-owner sale held June 4, highlights the passionate collecting activity and discerning eye of Sydney F. Martin, an early collector of Pennsylvania Impressionists and other Pennsylvania-related works, who has largely contributed to the newfound curatorial interest in this collecting niche, through prestigious loans to local institutions.

“We’re delighted and honored to bring the esteemed collection of Sydney F. Martin to market,” says Freeman’s Chairman Alasdair Nichol. “The selection itself is remarkable, having been carefully acquired by Martin and his wife Sharon over several decades, and reveals the couple’s deep Pennsylvania roots. It’s also an occasion to bring together the strengths for which Freeman’s is best known."

Sydney F. Martin spent most of his adult life in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and was an avid member of the Bucks County art community. Sydney and Sharon Martin were active philanthropists in and around Bucks County and supported some of the region’s most distinguished artists. Pride of Place: Works from the Estate of Sydney F. Martin presents a lifetime of devoted collecting from one of Bucks County’s most respected art connoisseurs.



Alasdair Nichol auctioneering for Freemans

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With single-owner sales and departmental auctions throughout the year, Freeman's is always accepting consignments of suitable art and objects.

If you are curious whether or not your item is appropriate for sale in one of our auctions, our specialists are always available to provide you with a free auction estimate.  





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