The exquisite Still Life with Summer Fruits and Champagne, 1875, a newly-discovered work by Germany’s important still-life painter Emilie Preyer, set a world record for the artist at $81,250 in Heritage Auctions’ European Art Auction June 19 in Dallas. The auction realized $707,188 on enthusiastic bidding for fresh-to-market masterpieces from private collections, such as Snow in Spring, 1877, a celebrated mid-career oil by George Henry Boughton — which the artist debuted to enthusiastic reviews at London’s 109th Royal Academy Exhibition of 1877 — sold for $30,000. “Bidders focused on classic landscapes but we were pleased to see solid results for the Preyer still life, which is an important contribution to the artist’s body of work. “Discoveries of like this just don’t happen every season,” said Ariana Hartsock, Consignment Director for European Art at Heritage. We’re already looking

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