MILFORD, Conn. – Shannon’s Summer Online Auction on Thursday, June 23 at 2 p.m. EST offers something for everyone, with many works priced around $1,000. There are original oil paintings, quality prints, unique contemporary drawings and vibrantly colored works on paper.
Leading the auction is an oil painting of a New England covered bridge by American artist Eric Sloane. Below the bridge, identified as Conway Bridge in New Hampshire, there is a figure fishing in the stream (estimate between $6,000 and $8,000). Other highlights of the sale include a stormy sailing scene attributed to Robert Salmon (estimate $6,000-$8,000); a Jenness Cortez, titled Saratoga Horse Race (estimate $6,000-$8,000) and a Jennie Brownscombe, titled girl with flower (estimate $3,000 to $5,000).
There are many paintings by famous artists from the Gloucester, Massachusetts area. Highlights in this category include TM Nicholas’ Farm in the hills, a large 20 by 30 inch oil painting in excellent original condition (estimate $1,500-$2,500) and Shrimp Boats, Beaufort, South Carolina, a 30-by-40-inch oil painting from the same collection (estimate $5,000-$7,000); six paintings by Bernard Corey depicting scenes from Gloucester and other Massachusetts landscapes (estimates $500-$1,000); three colorful views of Gloucester street scenes by James Jeffrey Grant (estimates between $800 and $2,500); and a view of Gloucester Wharf by Paul Strisik (estimate $1,200-$1,800).
Other American Impressionist works in the sale include two snow scenes by Vermont artist Aldro T. Hibbard (estimates $800-$3,000); a view of Cos Cob Harbor in Greenwich, Connecticut by Leonard Ochtman (estimate $2,000-3,000); and a large double portrait of Robert Philipp, titled Friends (estimate between $2,500 and $3,500).
There are beautiful portraits of Ivan Olinsky featured in the sale. Collected, the paintings are each well framed and in good condition. At the head of the group is a portrait titled Madeleine, young woman in a patterned blouse, estimated between $4,000 and $6,000. There are also portraits of Daisya young woman with red hair, estimated between $3,000 and $5,000; The green bodice, a full-length portrait of a young woman in an interior, estimated between $3,000 and $5,000; and Dancer, estimated between $2,000 and $3,000. There are also two nudes by Olinsky and a view of Grand Canal, Venice (estimate $2,000 to $3,000).
A view of Seven gray trout by Walter M. Brackett (estimate $3,000 to $5,000) will appeal to collectors of sports art as well as prints by Aiden Lassell Ripley and Frank Weston Benson.
There are great deals on beautiful still lifes on sale. Two works by Bryant Chapin (estimates $1,000-2,000), a Frederick Batcheller by Three apples (estimate $700-$900) and an American school, Still lifeat 30 inches by 25 inches (estimate $800 to $1,200).
The online-only sale will be streamed live at shannons.com. Bidding will take place live online, before the sale, via online bidding and with bidding left directly with Shannon in person or by phone.
To view the full catalog, condition reports and to bid live online, visit shannons.com. Previews will be by appointment June 16-22, weekdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. EST. Virtual previews and additional photos are available upon request. Auctions are available online at shannons.com.
Shannon Fine Art Auctioneers
Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers ~ Established in 1997. Shannon’s prides itself on providing each customer with personal service, educating shippers and buyers about 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, fine engravings 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 each year. These sales are hosted exclusively online with in-person previews available. Periodically, Shannon’s holds online auctions of private owners’ collections or corporate collections. Our areas of specialization include American Art, European Art, Modern Art, Contemporary Art, Fine Art, Sculpture, Impressionism, and more. New England’s First 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 over 20 phone lines, online auctions and an app available to shoppers. Targeted emails, full color catalogs, an extensive mailing list, and a user-friendly website attract buyers from across the United States and abroad. 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 company quickly established an international reputation for integrity, fine art knowledge and personalized service. In 1998, their daughter, Sandra Germain, joined the firm, bringing her extensive experience in business, marketing and fine arts. In 2014, Sandra assumed the position of Managing Partner. Shannon’s team of employees continues to provide its clients with personalized and responsive service that is unmatched in the auction market.