Valued at $1.2m-1.8m, La Vie Des Champs, an oil on canvas of Provence, 10 x 14in (26 x 35cm), executed in 1876-77, is part of the 150-plus lot collection of the heiress and philanthropist Dorrance Hamilton which Freeman’s of Philadelphia will offer for sale next month.
Dorrance ‘Dodo’ Hamilton (1928-2017) was the granddaughter of John Thompson Dorrance (1873-1930), the American chemist who discovered a method to create condensed soup, and served as president of the Campbell Soup Company from 1914-30.
The collection in Philadelphia will also include works by Childe Hassam, Daniel Garber, Henri Fantin LaTour and Eugène Boudin. A 16.56ct diamond and platinum ring with a central stone of F-colour with VS-2-clarity is expected to bring more than $500,000.
Highlights from the Freeman’s sale will be available to view in London at Lyon & Turnbull’s 22 Connaught Street office from January 29-30 before heading to Paris and then Hong Kong.
The Cézanne will be offered at Freeman’s at an April 29 auction and the diamond ring will be sold as part of a Fine Jewelry auction on May 9.
The Cézanne picture appeared at auction on a number of occasions in the 20th century before entering the Hamilton collection at Christie’s New York in 1977.