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Professor Marion James: An Intrepid Collector and Educator

Marion E. James (Image Courtesy of University of New Hampshire)

Professor Douglas Wheeler of the Department of History at the University of New Hampshire described his colleague Professor Marion James as “a true adventurer in the classic sense” when paying tribute to her at a memorial service last year. Born April 3, 1918 in Durham, New Hampshire, Marion James rose to the position of Chair of the Department of History, and was noted as an advocate of broadening the classes offered at the University to include world history.… Read More

Narrative Themes in Indian Art

Miniature Painting of Sisupala and his Retinue, India, Garhwal, 18th century (Lot 11, Estimate $10,000-$15,000)

An exquisite collection of Indian Art is being offered in the May 16th Asian Works of Art auction. The carefully selected pieces in this collection are not only visually stunning, but give a glimpse into the breadth and depth of Indian spirituality and mythology. The collection of Dr. Arthur L. Funk, former University of Florida History Professor, encapsulates the diverse beauty of Indian art and includes, Indian bronzes, carved wood architectural elements, and traditional and modern Indian paintings. … Read More

Indian and Persian Treasures Lead Skinner Asian Works of Art Auction, May 16

Four Leaves of Miniature Paintings, Iran, 18th century (Lot 28, Estimate $20,000-$30,000)

BOSTON, MA – May 8, 2015 – Strong examples of Indian, Persian, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese art covering miniature paintings, jade, ceramics, furniture and more will be on the block during Skinner, Inc.’s live Asian Works of Art auction on May 16th. From more than 500 lots, including several outstanding private collections, buyers will discover a wide range of fresh-to-market material with exceptional provenance.… Read More