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Shannon's Fall Auction Preview

  • MILFORD, Connecticut
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  • September 04, 2019

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Grandma Moses - Over the Bridge depicting children playing in the winter and riding a sled over a covered bridge
A sporting scene by Percival Rosseau. The painting is a master work by the artist measuring 23 x 32 inches and depicting four pointers on the hunt.

Shannon’s recently announced their next major cataloged auction of Paintings, Drawings, Prints and Sculpture to be held at their Milford, Connecticut gallery on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 6PM EDT. The sale will feature 250 lots of quality Fine Art including American and European works from the 19th century, Impressionism, Modern and Contemporary Art. Quality consignments for this auction are still being accepted through September 15th.

Highlights from the sale include an exceptional Grandma Moses painting Over the Bridge depicting children playing in the winter and riding a sled over a covered bridge. The scene captures all the excitement after a heavy winter snow in Moses’ nostalgic, recognizable style. (Estimate $80,000-120,000)

Another highlight in American Art is a sporting scene by Percival Rosseau. The painting is a master work by the artist measuring 23 x 32 inches and depicting four pointers on the hunt. Each dog has unique identifiable markings and is painted in a highly realistic style. (Estimate $60,000-80,000)

Leading the 19th century American Art category is a view of “Half Moon Cove at Gloucester Bay” by James Renwick Brevoort estimated at $50,000-75,000. Brevoort, a second-generation Hudson River School artist, mastered the Luminist techniques of painters like J.F. Kensett, this painting is a rare example of a Hudson River School artist painting in Gloucester. Brevoort was elected to the NAD in 1863. Another view of Gloucester Bay by Brevoort is in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

Several paintings by British marine artist Montague Dawson will be featured in the catalog led by a dramatic depiction of a race around The Needles-- a top sailing destination off the coast of the Isle of Wight in the U.K. The painting, estimated at $80,000-120,000, measures 24 x 36 inches. It depicts three vessels sailing downwind around the lighthouse at the end of The Needles. Another Montague Dawson of the historic “Golden Hind” ship will be offered at $20,000-30,000. Several World War II naval works are also included.

Two paintings by Filipino master artist, Fernando Cueto Amorsolo, “Bathing” from 1957 and “Bathing in the River” from 1951 will be offered. The paintings depict young maidens bathing in a lush tropical landscape.

Shannon’s Fall Auction is not to be missed. Other extraordinary paintings include works by John George Brown, Daniel Ridgway Knight, Martha Walter, William Harnett, Edward Moran, Frederick Carl Frieseke, Walter Launt Palmer and more!

There is still room for quality consignments in the October 24th Fine Art Auction. Contact Shannon’s to find out when a specialist will be in your area. Consignment requests are always accepted online at shannons.com or reviewed via email at info@shannons.com.


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