This superb original oil painting by Henri Le Sidaner (Fr., 1862-1939) is expected to fetch between $ 300,000 and $ 500,000.
Shannon’s Art Auctioneers

MILFORD, Connecticut – Just over 250 American and European paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures – including original oil paintings by Henri Le Sidaner, Frederick Carl Frieseke and LeRoy Neiman – will be the subject of a call for offers at Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers on Thursday, May 1, in the Shannon Gallery located at 354 Woodmont Road in Milford, starting at 6 p.m. EST.

A major work by French impressionist painter Henri Le Sidaner (1862-1939), titled Le Moulin et la Maison, Montreuil-Bellay (1916), could very well be the first lot in the auction, with a pre-sale estimate of $ 300.00- $ 500,000. The signed artwork, depicting boats on the water against a backdrop of sky and houses, was from the artist’s dealer in 1917 and has been exhibited extensively.

“Our May 1 auction will kick off the spring season with very special offers at many different prices,” said Gene Shannon of Shannons’s Fine Art Auctioneers. “We have beautiful, high-end pieces that will appeal to the seasoned art collector, as well as works by lesser-known and emerging artists that the young collector can purchase at a reasonable price. “

A pretty figurative painting by Frederick Carl Frieseke (Am., 1874-1939), titled The Rose Gown (1915), is expected to fetch $ 250,000 to $ 350,000. The work is from a private collection in the Midwest and has previously been on display at the National Academy of Design. The 32 inch by 32 inch painting shows a lady in a pink dress, holding a mirror and clutching her necklace.

Four paintings will be donated by LeRoy Neiman (Am., 1921-2012), whose brilliantly colorful impressionistic renderings of sporting events and high international life have made him one of this country’s most popular artists. One in particular – an early 1958 work showing a confluence of Las Vegas roulette wheels titled The Gambling Set, is expected to change hands for $ 150,000 to $ 250,000.

The Hudson River School will be well represented, with Jasper Cropsey’s 1894 work View of the Palisades on the Hudson (est. $ 60,000- $ 80,000); three works by Alfred Thompson Bircher (Am., 1837-1908); Worthington Whittredge’s 1869 View of the Catskills (est. $ 40,000- $ 60,000); and the Desert Rock Lighthouse in Thomas Doughty, Maine (estimated between $ 40,000 and $ 60,000).

Other paintings from the Hudson River School will feature John Frederick Kensett’s Herding the Sheep by a River; The Stormy Day by William Trost Richards; renderings of Niagara Falls by Ferdinand Richardt; and William Rickarby Miller; as well as works by Edward Moran, William Bradford, Henry Ary and John Williamson.

The New York scenes are a big hit with collectors. One, by Paul Cornoyer (Am., 1864-1923), titled Rainy Day, New York, is a large oil painting with horse-drawn carriages and pedestrians (est. $ 50,000- $ 75,000). Contemporary artist Lawrence Campbell is pictured with Wall Street (est. $ 40,000 to $ 60,000), Parade on Fifth Avenue, Broadway North From 78th and The Boat Pond-Central Park.

Heading the Modernism category is a very powerful work from 1974 by Victor Vasarely (Fr., 1906-1997), entitled Stri-Arc (est. $ 30,000- $ 50,000). Also offered will be Paul Thek’s Red Forms (est. $ 20,000 to $ 30,000); Karel Appel’s Leaping Animal (estimated between $ 20,000 and $ 30,000); an untitled oil from Theodore Stamos (est. $ 12,000- $ 18,000); and the Apocalypse by Jules Olitsky (estimated between $ 15,000 and $ 25,000).

No less important in the Modernism category is a collection of five works by Blanche Lazzell (Am., 1878-1956). These are descended in the artist’s family to the present day and include a woodcut from Provincetown Studios (est. $ 20,000 to $ 30,000) and two Cubist-influenced oils from the 1920s. Also from the category is Gerome Kamrowski’s Cluster (est. $ 25,000 – $ 35,000).

The sale will feature works from different schools. Examples include Girl With Doll by John George Brown (est. $ 50,000- $ 70,000); Artistic Reverie by Theodore Butler (est. $ 50,000- $ 75,000); Chrysanthemums by Emil Carlsen (est. $ 40,000- $ 60,000); Western Winter by Dale Nichols (est. $ 20,000 – $ 30,000) and Gari Melchers Still Life With Flowers (est. $ 15,000 – $ 25,000).

From a local collection, two rare works by Ludwig Bemelmans (Am., 1898-1962), both illustrated in the book Madeline in London and each valued at $ 30,000 to $ 50,000. The sale is complemented by two major works by contemporary still life artist Jenness Cortez (Am., B.1944), Da Vinci’s Bookcase and Rothko’s Lilacs (each estimated between $ 30,000 and $ 50,000).

Previews will take place daily starting Monday, April 21 and will end on auction day, May 1 (except Sunday, April 27 when Shannon’s is closed). Preview times are 11-6 (EST), except April 30 (noon to 7 p.m.) and May 1 auction day (noon to 5:30 p.m.). Online auctions will be facilitated by (formerly Calls for tenders by telephone and by correspondence will also be taken into account.

Historically, Shannon’s has specialized in American and European art executed between 1840 and 1940. In recent years, the business has developed more into post-war modern and pop art. Shannon’s produces an extensive 164-page color catalog, which is available for purchase on its website (

Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers always accepts quality shipments for future auctions. To consign a single work of art, an estate, or an entire collection, you can call them at (203) 877-1711; or, you can email them at [email protected] To learn more about Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers and the upcoming May 1 Fine Art auction, please log on to

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Gene Shannon

Shannon’s Art Auctioneers

(203) 877-1711

[email protected]


About Shannon

Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers ~ Founded in 1997. Shannon’s pride themselves on providing each client with personalized service, educating shippers and buyers on fine art, the auction process and market trends. Spring and Fall Art Auctions: Each year Shannon’s holds two cataloged art auctions in the spring and fall. These sales present more than 200 lots of paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures from the 19th century to the contemporary. Winter and Summer Online Art Auctions: Shannon’s also hosts online art auctions in January and June of each year. These sales are hosted exclusively online with in-person previews available. Periodically, Shannon’s hosts online auctions of unique private owner collections or corporate collections. Our areas of specialization include American art, European art, modern art, contemporary art, prints, sculpture, impressionism, etc. First New England Fine Art Auction House: Shannon’s is aggressively positioned to compete with New York City auction houses in the mid-market. Shannon’s offers a bank of over 20 phone lines, online auctions and an app available to buyers. Targeted emails, full-color catalogs, an extensive mailing list, and a user-friendly website attract buyers from the US and around the world. Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers opened in 1997 as New England’s first fine art auction house. Founded by partners Gene and Mary Anne Shannon, the firm quickly established an international reputation for integrity, knowledge of the fine arts and personalized service. In 1998, their daughter, Sandra Germain, joined the firm, bringing her extensive experience in business, marketing and the fine arts. In 2014, Sandra assumed the position of Managing Partner. Shannon’s team of employees continue to provide their clients with a personalized and responsive service that is unmatched in the auction market.


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