“Camden Mts. from the Graves,” painted as a memento and thank-you gift to a friend for a visit to Maine, sold for $1,384 ,000 at Skinner’s auction of American and European paintings last month.
The 13-by-22-inch luminist view of the harbor and mountains at Camden, was painted in 1862 by Fitz Henry Lane (1804-65), one of America’s foremost marine artists of the period and for whom Skinner set the world auction record in 2004 when it sold his painting “Manchester Harbor” for $5.5 million.
The second-highest price was the $66,000 paid for a 11-by-9-inch painting of the costume that Leon Bakst designed in 1921 for the Marchioness in the “Sleeping Beauty” ballet. The third-highest price was the $60,000 paid for a 1962 limited edition print by artist and printmaker Chuck Close (1940-) of his friend the composer Phillip Glass. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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