Burchfield's Promise of Spring could realise $175,000

Charles Ephraim Burchfield's The Promise of Spring (1956) is valued at $125,000-175,000 ahead of a sale of American art at Sotheby's New York.

It last sold for $168,000 at Christie's New York in 2006.

Burchfield watercolour
 Burchfield painted the Promise of Spring in the mid 1950s

Burchfield's work has proven increasingly popular of late, as wider audiences discover his strange and unearthly watercolours.

He was described by critic Jerry Saltz in a 2005 edition of the Village Voice as "the mystic, cryptic painter of transcendental landscapes, trees with telekinetic halos, and haunted houses emanating ectoplasmic auras."

In 2012, a painting titled Golden Dream made a record $1.2m at Christie's New York.

George Innes' (1825-1894) The Passing Storm is also on offer, with a valuation of $80,000-120,000.

Innes is regarded as a key figure in the history of American landscape painting. This present lot was painted towards the end of his life (circa 1892-1894).

The sale will include works from other well known American artists, including Edward Willis Redfield and Thomas Worthington Whittredge.  

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