Watercolor painting on paper by Anthony Thieme (Massachusetts/Calif., 1888-1954), depicting groups of men in boats floating on calm waters, surrounded by tropical trees ($12,500).

The top lot of the auction was this magnificent oil-on-canvas landscape painting by Hudson River School artist Julie Hart Beers (NJ/Mass., 1835-1913) ($20,000).

The highlight of the auction was this magnificent oil-on-canvas landscape painting by Hudson River School artist Julie Hart Beers (NJ/Mass., 1835-1913), titled Summer at Mossy Brook (20 $000).

Modern abstract oil on canvas painting by Sudanese Asian artist Hussein Shariffe (1934-2005), 32 inches by 24 inches ($11,250).

Oil on canvas modern abstract painting by Sudanese Asian artist Hussein Shariffe (1934-2005), 32 inches by 24 inches (at sight), signed lower left ($11,250).

Original portrait painting by Edgar S. Paxson (Mont., 1852-1919), of a Native American man with a strong side profile, long thick black hair ($12,500).

Original portrait painting by Edgar S. Paxson (Mont., 1852-1919), of a Native American man with a strong side profile, long thick black hair and a single feather adornment ($12,500).

Beautifully carved mahogany stained glass bronze bar from a mansion in Newport, RI, made in Europe, 19th century ($19,200).

Beautifully carved mahogany stained glass bronze bar from a mansion in Newport, RI, European made, 19th century, 10 feet high by 13 feet 6 inches wide ($19,200).

The auction included 386 lots from estates and collections across New England. Beers’ painting was a naturalistic depiction of birch trees alongside a lake.

The auction was an exciting start to the new year with plenty of auction action across all platforms and across all categories, from fine art to Asia, at all levels. We look forward to the rest of 2022.”

—Kevin Bruneau

CRANSTON, RI, USA, January 14, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — A landscape painting in oil on canvas by Hudson River School artist Julie Hart Beers (NJ/Mass., 1835-1913), titled Summer at Mossy Brook, was one of the top lots in an online-only Estate Fine Art & Antiques auction held Jan. 6 by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, fetching $20,000 including buyer’s premium. Other original artwork also worked well.

The auction included 386 lots, mostly from New England estates and collections. “The auction was an exciting start to the new year with lots of bidding across all platforms and across all categories, from fine art to Asia,” said Kevin Bruneau, President and Auctioneer of Bruneau & Co. “It was good to see. We look forward to the rest of 2022.”

Beers’ painting was a naturalistic depiction of towering birch trees beside a shimmering lake. The 17-inch by 11-inch (unframed) work was signed “Julie H. Beers ’78” on the lower right and titled on the reverse. Beers’ work conveys the intimacy of the Hudson River and the vast landscapes of New England. She was one of the few prolific female painters of the Victorian era.

Beers was the sister of two other Hudson River School artists: James McDougal Hart and William Hart. She learned to paint from them, as well as from her husband, who was also an artist. His work has been exhibited widely across the United States, including at the Boston Athenaeum, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the National Academy of Design.

“It was uplifting to see such strong results for Julie Beers and Anthony Thieme paintings, as more traditional subjects have been depressed,” said Travis Landry, Bruneau & Co. auctioneer and the company’s director of pop culture. “It was a good sign for the markets as we enter 2022.”

The painting by Anthony Thieme (Massachusetts/Calif., 1888-1954) was a watercolor on paper depicting groups of men in boats floating in calm waters surrounded by tropical trees. The work measured 19 ½ inches by 28 inches (as viewed, minus the frame) and was signed “A Thieme” in the lower right corner. The painting easily topped its $500-$800 estimate, ending at $12,500.

Thieme studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts under George Hacker, then later in Italy and Germany. He is best known for his depictions of boats, fishermen and ports. Thieme was a major figure in the Rockport (Mass.) School of American Regional Art and was an accomplished outdoor artist. But he suffered from depression and committed suicide at the age of 66.

An original portrait by Edgar S. Paxson (Montreal, 1852-1919), of a Native American man with a strong side profile, long thick black hair and a single feathered adornment against a rich blue background, changed hands to $12,500. The oil painting on panel, 5 ½ inches by 4 ½ inches, was housed in a 9 inch by 8 inch frame and signed and dated “ES Paxson 1906” at the lower right.

Paxson was a notable endangered western artist, born in New York City with his early art education received from his father, a sign painter and carriage decorator. He moved to Montana in 1881, where his studios became popular attractions for artists visiting the West. Paxson was primarily interested in painting the portraits of those who fought at Little Big Horn. This led to him befriending and eventually painting Gall, the leader of the Sioux.

A modern abstract oil on canvas painting by Sudanese artist Hussein Shariffe (1934-2005) has found a new owner for $11,250. The work depicted an abstract figure with an elongated, spindly neck and legs, next to a bird in deep, muted colors, with the setting sun as a backdrop. The 32 inch by 24 inch (by sight) painting was signed “Shariffe” on the lower left.

Shariffe attended Cambridge University and later the Slade School of Fine Arts in London, where he studied with Lucien Freud (1922-2011). In 1960, Shariffe began teaching at the School of Fine Arts in Khartoum, which marked a period of experimentation in his profession. Shariffe’s work has been exhibited at Gallery One in London, the Sao Paulo Biennale in Brazil, the Sharjar Art Foundation, as well as in Jordan, Egypt and Germany.

An early 20th century black “supercharged” Auburn pedal car, manufactured by Murray Mfg. Co. (Cleveland, Ohio), was a surprise auction sleeper, topping its pre-sale estimate by $300-$500 to sell for $5,938. The car came from the collection of a Plainfield, Conn. estate and was 52 inches long. There were scratches and paint loss from age and use.

The second batch, after the de Beers painting, was a beautifully carved 19th century European mahogany stained glass bronze bar. The bar, 10 feet high by 13 feet 6 inches wide, featured stained glass trim over a large mirror decorated with blue and white tiles on a marble top over three doors, an opening to reveal a sink, flanked by two large Figurative bronze columns depicting Herculean men with lion fur draped over their shoulders.

The bar was removed from the Miramar Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island and fell short of its $20,000–$40,000 estimate, selling for $19,200. It has some minor casting flaws on the bronze figural columns and slight surface wear, but was otherwise in good condition. Gorgeous mahogany bars like the one in the sale are a wonderful addition to any home.

Internet auctions were facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com, bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com and the “Bruneau & Co.” on iTunes or Google Play. Telephone and correspondence offers were also accepted. All prices include a 25% buyer’s premium.

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers always accept quality submissions for future auctions, with commissions as low as zero percent. This would be the perfect time to clean out your attic. To contact Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers regarding the consignment of a single piece or an entire collection, you can email [email protected] Or, you can call them at 401-533-9980.

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, please visit www.bruneauandco.com.

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