NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle's auction on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 10am will offer Old Master Paintings and Drawings spanning the Italian Renaissance through the early 19th century. The sale will showcase over 100 lots including landscapes, still lifes, portraits and religious and mythological subjects. Highlighting the sale is property from two distinguished collections: the Collection of Donald and Leona Kuba and the Collection of Gustav and Mira Berger
The public is invited to the exhibition on view Saturday, October 24 thru Monday October 26 from Noon - 5pm and by appointment at other times. Safety protocols will be in place. Doyle is located at 175 East 87th Street in Manhattan. View the catalogue and place bids at Doyle.com
The Collection of Donald and Leona Kuba
Donald and Leona Kuba shared a gift for art. By profession he was a highly regarded attorney; she was an artist. Both had a keen eye for quality, a delight in discovery, and a scholar’s interest in the history and meaning of the objects they loved. They eagerly visited galleries and auction houses on the lookout for beautiful and interesting works of art, and along the way befriended dealers and art historians on both sides of the Atlantic. Together they built a personal and distinctive collection, notable both for its quality and its historical interest. They were connoisseurs in the old style: thoughtful, erudite, and enthralled.
The Collection of Gustave and Mira Berger
Gustav and Mira Berger were the proprietors of Berger Art Conservation, Inc., in New York for almost 40 years. Mr. Berger was a paintings conservator of international renown, known for his innovative approaches to his profession. Most notably, he was the developer of BEVA, a now widely used adhesive in the art conservation field. He was also a teacher or considerable importance, having trained several generations of younger art conservators.
Other Property to Be Offered
Also offered in the auction on October 28 will be special sections devoted to Russian Works of Art (Read More) and English & Continental Furniture, Silver & Decorative Arts (Read More).