Pennsylvania Impressionists 

Edward Willis Redfield, Spring at Point Pleasant on the Delaware River

With our Philadelphia location, superb specialist team, and significant track record, Freeman’s is the market leader in and premier destination for sales of Pennsylvania Impressionists. With more than 100 works offered annually, Freeman’s has sold more works by artists associated with the New Hope School than any other auction house, and is the only house to offer designated sales in this exciting collecting category.

Our twice-annual American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionists auctions offer fresh-to-market works by leading Pennsylvania Impressionists, including Edward Redfield, Daniel Garber, Fern Coppedge, John Folinsbee, George Sotter, Mary Elizabeth Price, and Morgan Colt, among others.

Advantageously situated just south of New Hope, Pennsylvania—the hotbed of Pennsylvania Impressionist activity—Freeman’s is uniquely positioned to bring Pennsylvania Impressionist works to auction with unparalleled expertise.

Our track record speaks for itself: our June 2021 American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionists sale achieved $3.5M in a season in which American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionists drew $10M in fewer than 200 lots. The December 2021 white-glove sale of the Virginia and Stuart Peltz Collection of Pennsylvania Impressionists achieved $1.4M; Freeman’s sales of works from the collections of Heidi Bingham Stott (2020), Bonnie O’Boyle (2018), and Dorrance “Dodo” H. Hamilton (2017) featured strong results for Edward Redfield, Daniel Garber, Rae Sloan Bredin, and other Pennsylvania Impressionists.

 

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Records and Results

Exhibition view of The Collection of Heidi Bingham Stott

Freeman’s has sold more works by Pennsylvania Impressionists than any other auction house

 

We currently hold the world auction records for Fern Coppedge, Susette Keast, William Lathrop, Kenneth Nunamaker, Paulette Van Roekens, Fred Wagner, and Rae Sloan Bredin. In 2020, Freeman's sold 12 works by Edward Redfield, accounting for 70% of the market share, and from 2015-2020, we sold 40 works by Daniel Garber, accounting for 85% of the market share.

The Collection of Heidi Bingham Stott

The Collection of Heidi Bingham Stott 

June 14, 2020

Freeman’s proudly presented select works from the collection of Heidi Bingham Stott as a featured part of their American Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists auction. The daughter of Dr. Charles T. Bingham (1906-1993), Heidi Bingham Stott inherited the bold and eclectic collecting taste of her grandfather, the late Hiram Bingham (1875-1956), who famously rediscovered the famous archaeological site of Machu Picchu in 1911 before serving as Governor, and later as Senator, of Connecticut. The fresh-to-market collection showcased high-quality examples by the New Hope School artists, with important works by Daniel Garber, Edward Willis Redfield, George Sotter and Fern Coppedge each acheiving strong prices. 

 
Sell-Through Rate: 100%
Pre-sale Estimate: $758,000–1,198,000
RESULT: $1.3M
The George D. Horst Collection of Fine Art

The George D. Horst Collection of Fine Art

March 30, 2014

The fine art collection amassed by Pennsylvania businessman George D. Horst hung in a custom built gallery on his estate, unseen by the public for nearly a century. Mr. Horst’s collection reflected his special love for Pennsylvania Impressionists, such as Daniel Garber, Edward Willis Redfield, William Lathrop, as well as for American artists known as 'The Ten,' including Childe Hassam and Frank Weston Benson. Other sale highlights included a magnificent still life by Emil Carlsen, an impressive Jonas Lie, as well as an idyllic George Loftus Noyes landscape, which all set new world auction records for their respective artists. Overall, the white glove auction garnered much attention and elicited consistently strong bidding, setting new world auction records for 20 artists.

 
SELL-THROUGH RATE: 100%
PRE-SALE ESTIMATE: $1,268,800–1,904,200
RESULT: $4.3M

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Alasdair Nichol

Chairman | Head of Fine Art

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Raphaël Chatroux

Specialist | Head of Sale

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David Weiss

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Adam Veil

VP | Specialist

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Melissa Flack

Cataloguer I American Art

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Tori Craig

 

Tori Craig

Registrar, Fine Art

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