From Luminism to Pop: Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers’ Major April 28, 2011 Sale Presents Landmark Works Across Two Centuries

  • MILFORD, Connecticut
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  • April 26, 2011

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Louis Remy Mignot, "Travelers in a Tropical Landscape"
Roy Lichtenstein, "Reverie"

Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers is pleased to announce its major spring sale, to be held on April 28th, 2011 at 6pm. The sale offers an array of landmark paintings, including works by Louis Rémy Mignot, Sanford Gifford, Walter Launt Palmer, William Harnett, and more. The sale also features an important collection of Pop Art, including works by Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Gerald Laing, John Wesley, Marisol Escobar, Allan D’Arcangelo and many others.

Leading an impressive group of Hudson River School works is Louis Rémy Mignot’s Travelers in a Tropical Landscape, a rediscovered masterpiece based on his 1857 trip across Ecuador with Frederic Church. In addition to Mignot’s Travelers, the sale includes two Luminist gems by Sanford R. Gifford, Bend in the Juniata River and Lake Champlain. Other important 19th century paintings include a Brooklyn yachting scene by James Edward Buttersworth and a Long Island work by Edward Lamson Henry.

Sanford Gifford, "Bend on the Juniata River"

Still life is also well-represented. A rare floral by William Mason Brown is accompanied by a trompe l’oeil painting by William Harnett and John F. Peto’s Self-Portrait with Rack Painting, one of the artist’s most-exhibited works. Additional artists include Emil Carlsen, Levi Wells Prentice, Otis Kaye, and Robert Spear Dunning.

Childe Hassam, Paul Cornoyer, and Walter Launt Palmer lead an impressive group of American Impressionist artists. Other highlights include figurative works by William McGregor Paxton, Irving Ramsey Wiles, Mary Bradish Titcomb, Charles Hopkinson, and Abbott Fuller Graves.

Additional important works by George Boice Durrie, Charles Courtney Curran, Janet Scudder, Eastman Johnson, William Bradford, A.T. Bricher, and many more, are also offered.

Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers is especially proud to present an impressive tour of Pop Art and post-war modernism, including works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Gerald Laing, John Wesley, Robert Smithson, William Ronald, R. M. Watts, Marjorie Strider, Marisol Escobar, Allan D’Arcangelo, and many others. The majority of the grouping once belonged to the noted American collectors, John and Kimiko Powers, whose early support of Warhol, Lichtenstein, and others proved crucial in establishing Pop Art as an important post-war aesthetic movement.

Please visit Shannon’s website,, to view the full sale, including images and condition reports. Preview times and registration instructions may also be found online.

Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers
49 Research Drive
Milford, Connecticut
About Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers

Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers ~ Established 1997. Shannon’s prides itself on providing each client with personalized service, educating consignors and buyers on fine art, the auction process, and market trends. Spring and Fall Fine Art Auctions: Each year, Shannon’s hosts two cataloged fine art auctions in the Spring and Fall. These sales feature 200+ lots of paintings, drawings, fine prints, and sculpture from the 19th century through Contemporary. Winter and Summer Online Fine Art Sales: Shannon’s also hosts online auctions of Fine Art in January and June each year. These sales are hosted exclusively online with in-person previews available. Periodically, Shannon’s hosts online auctions of collections from single private owners or corporate collections. Our specialist areas include American Art, European Art, Modern Art, Contemporary Art, Fine Prints, Sculpture, Impressionism, and more. New England’s Premier Fine Art Auction House: Shannon’s is aggressively positioned to compete with New York City auction houses in the middle market. Shannon’s offers a bank of 20+ phone lines, online bidding, and has an app available to buyers. Targeted emails, full color catalogs, an extensive mailings list and a user-friendly website attract buyers from across the United States and internationally. Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers opened in 1997 as New England’s premier fine art auction house. Founded by partners Gene and Mary Anne Shannon, the firm quickly established an international reputation for integrity, knowledge of fine art, and personalized service. In 1998, their daughter, Sandra Germain joined the firm bringing her extensive background in business, marketing, and fine art. In 2014, Sandra assumed the position of Managing Partner. Shannon’s team of employees continues to provide personalized, responsive service to their clients that is unsurpassed in the auction market.

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