PHILADELPHIA The art collection of Reading hosiery magnate George D. Horst, squirreled away for decades in a building on the family's Berks County compound, was sold by Freeman's auction house Sunday for $4.3 million.
The top three works from the Horst sale were sold to private collectors across the United States, according to Freeman's. Auction records were achieved for 18 artists. The names of purchasers were not disclosed.
Winter Sunlight, a snow scene by Edward Willis Redfield, attracted the top price for an individual work. It went for $710,500. Marshes of Long Point, a landscape by Frank Weston Benson, went for $662,500. Glen Cuttalossa, a woodsy scene by Daniel Garber, sold for $398,500.