The extraordinary sale features many examples of quality, fresh-to-market American art, primarily from private and institutional collections.
MILFORD, CT, USA, October 17, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers will hold its next fine art auction on Thursday, October 27 at 6 p.m. EST. The extraordinary sale features many examples of quality, fresh-to-market American art, primarily from private and institutional collections. Auctions will be available live at shannons.com, by phone or absentee. The catalog is available online at shannons.com and a color printed auction catalog is available by contacting the gallery.
American Impressionist Paintings by New Hope Artists Edward Redfield, Daniel Garber and John F. Folinsbee will be offered for the first time in more than a decade from an important private collection. The Redfield, titled 1917’s Drifted Road, measures 38 inches by 50 inches and depicts an early winter landscape with dappled sunlight (estimated at $200,000 to $300,000). The Garber, titled Elm Bough, is included in the artist’s catalog raisonné, where provenance traces it back to the original sale (est. $200,000 to $300,000).
Folinsbee’s, Goat Hill, from 1923 traveled to the 1924 Texas State Fair as part of an exhibition of loans of American paintings (estimated at $40,000-60,000). From another collection, an extremely rare large New Hope School painting by New England artist William Lester Stevens of Point Pleasant on the Delaware River, circa 1927-29, measures 42 by 48 inches inches (est. $20,000 to $30,000).
There are three works by members of the prominent American group Ashcan known as “The Eight”. The top lot is a Maurice Prendergast, oil on panel, depicting a Boston beach scene (est. $175,000-$275,000). From the same collection are a Robert Henri of Faith, an oil portrait of an Irish child (estimated between $100,000 and $150,000) and a rare oil by John Sloan, titled Croquet dating from around 1908 ( estimated between $25,000 and $35,000). By Walt Kuhn, an American modernist who painted with Sloan and Henri, Girl in Green, a portrait of a circus performer, is fresh on the market measures 30 inches by 25 inches and is from a private collection in the Midwest (est $80,000 to $120,000).
A rare monumental sculpture by Bessie Potter Vonnoh, titled Life and Love Springs from the Sea, will be offered between $180,000 and $220,000. Measuring over 9 feet tall, the bronze fountain was cast by Roman Bronze Works in New York as part of a private commission by the artist for an indoor pool in Port Chester, NY
Historic American paintings are led by a view of Venice by Thomas Moran from an important private collection. Venice became a favorite subject for the artist after his first visit in 1886. Of the city, Moran said: “Venice is an inexhaustible mine of pictorial treasures for the artist and of dreamy memories for those who have had the chance to visit it. These sentiments still ring true for many American visitors. It is estimated that the 20 inch by 30 inch painting will fetch between $150,000 and $250,000.
The modern and contemporary category will be led by modernist Lynne Mapp Drexler’s oil on canvas Untitled, 1963 (est. $50,000-$75,000). Drexler’s prices have skyrocketed recently and it will be exciting to see the results of Shannon’s sale. Similarly, Scott Kahn, a friend and contemporary of Matthew Wong, has recently achieved notable market success. Shannon’s will offer The Woods (2017) at an estimate of $80,000 to $120,000. A whimsical drawing of Alice by John Wesley will be offered (estimated between $10,000 and $15,000) and a colored gouache by Bob Thompson, estimated between $30,000 and $50,000. All of the aforementioned works are being auctioned for the first time.
A recently rediscovered masterpiece by Alice Mattern will be featured in the sale. Abandon measures 40 inches by 40 inches and was included in the 1945 “Alice Mattern Memorial” at the Museum of Non-Objective Painting in New York (estimated $25,000-$35,000).
Another exciting new commercial discovery is a study by Thomas Hart Benton for Over the Mountains. The boldly colored oil study closely resembles the composition of the finished wall panel at the Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City (estimated at $40,000-$60,000).
In-person previews will be by appointment October 17-26 (weekdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. EST) and Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in the Shannon Gallery , located at 49 Research Drive in Milford. To schedule an appointment, call 203-877-1711 or email [email protected]
Visit shannons.com for sales updates, to view the online catalog and to bid live online. To request a catalog, contact the gallery at [email protected] or by phone at 203-877-1711. To learn more about Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers and the Thursday 27th October fine art auction, please visit www.shannons.com.
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