Fitz Henry Lane, Oscar Bluemner and Norman Rockwell Lead Christie’s American Art Sale

fitz henry lane Fitz Henry Lane, Oscar Bluemner and Norman Rockwell Lead Christies American Art Sale

Fitz Henry Lane's "Gloucester, Stage Fort Beach" (1849). (Courtesy Christie's)

The 100 lots in Christie’s Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture sale on May 16 range from $10,000 to $3 million. Christie’s is expecting the sale to exceed $22 million in total.

At the head of the pack are Fitz Henry Lane, Oscar Bluemner and Norman Rockwell, each with work estimated at $2 million to $3 million.

Rockwell’s Dreams of Long Ago is particularly familiar: it features a forlorn cowboy about to put another record on a phonograph and was painted as the cover for the August 13, 1927, issue of The Saturday Evening Post.