Original Norman Rockwell Sells for Over $109K in Geneseo

Henry Moore’s ‘Reclining Figure’ (circa 1935-1936), the first work by the British sculptor to be featured in the collection of an American art museum (photo/ via Ken Hall)

GENESEO — Cottone Auctions sold an original Norman Rockwell along with over $2 million in other gorgeous art pieces and antiques from their auction house in Geneseo.

According to a press release from Cottone Auctions, the Norman Rockwell titled Bedtime sold for $109,250.

A bronze maquette for the sculpture titled Draped Reclining Figure, by Henry Moore, for $195,500. The art piece originally had a high estimate of $150,000, which the bidding quickly surpassed.

Some of the art contributors to this year’s auction included the Seymour H. Knox Collection out of Buffalo, the Strong Museum in Rochester, the Rochester Museum & Science Center, and the Everson Museum in Syracuse.

Approximately 150 people attended the auction live, in Cottone Auctions’ Gallery, with an additional 2,000 others registering online to bid via LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com

A total of 418 lots came up for bidding, including lamps and art glass, decorative arts, jewelry, Oriental rugs, 20th Century design paintings and furnishings, silver, clocks, and Native American items.

Cottone will hold another major auction on May 19-20 in the Geneseo gallery located at 120 Court Street. The two-day event will feature art, antiques, and clocks. For more information on the upcoming auction, visit www.cottoneauctions.com.

Original Norman Rockwell painting titled ‘Bedtime’ that sold for $109,250 (photo/ via Ken Hall)