MILFORD, CT. – Significant American paintings from the 19th century to contemporary times will be on display at the Shannon Biannual American and European Art Auction at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Milford, Connecticut. With 238 lots, the auction will feature quality examples of American Impressionism, American coastal scenes, Modernism and European paintings.
Topping the auction is a New England landscape by American impressionist Willard Leroy Metcalf. The painting, titled “The Road to Home,” romantically depicts a tranquil village scene. Metcalf masterfully captures the atmosphere and the shadows of the trees. The paint is freshly released and in very good condition. It will be listed in the artist’s next catalog raisonné. (estimated $ 200,000 to $ 300,000)
Another highlight of American Impressionism is a cafe scene by Irving Ramsey Wiles. The panting is dated 1887, just three years after the artist returned from studies to Paris. Wiles undoubtedly encountered works by artists like Edgar Degas and Edouard Manet while in Paris their influences are apparent in this painting. (estimated $ 100,000 to $ 150,000)
Other highlights of American Impressionism are a youthful work by Willard Leroy Metcalf of a young woman in a garden of sunflowers; a large-format winter landscape by the Pennsylvania impressionist Walter E. Schofield; a view of Washington Square in New York by Guy C. Wiggins; another view of Washington Square by impressionist Alfred S. Mira; two freshly sold snow scenes in the market by Walter L. Palmer; a still life of chrysanthemums by Emil Carlsen; and many more!
Another prominent painting fresh off the market is a dramatic sailing scene by Edward Moran. In the painting, circa 1876, the Madeleine and the Countess of Dufferin racing around the buoy in the America’s Cup victorious race. the Madeleine, at the time, was the fastest boat in the New York Yacht Club fleet. He easily defended the cup, beating the challenger every step of the way. The Pant has descended on a private Connecticut family since it was painted. It is in excellent original condition and will be priced at an estimate of $ 40,000 to $ 60,000.
The sale will also feature several other outstanding examples of 19th century American art, including a luminist seascape by William Trost Richards (est. $ 60,000-90,000); a painting of Grand Manan by Mauritz FH De Haas (est. $ 20,000-30,000) and quality paintings by Martin Johnson Headed, John J. Enneking, Hermann Herzog, William Wilcox, JF Peto, William Mason Brown, Albert Bierstadt , George H. Smillie, Virgil Williams, Louis Aston Knight and William Bradford.
Previews will take place every day, from Monday October 15 until Wednesday October 24 (closed Sunday). Preview hours are 11 a.m. to 6 a.m. (ET), except Saturday, October 20, when the preview will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be a preview on Thursday, October 25, the date of the sale, from noon to 5:30 p.m. The auction will begin promptly at 6 p.m. ET. Live, Internet, telephone and mail auctions will all be permitted.
Shannon’s produces an extensive catalog of colors, which is available for sale on its website (shannons.com) or by calling 203.877.1711. A large 8-page color brochure will be mailed to over 18,000 customers. If you would like to join Shannon’s mailing list, please email the gallery at [email protected]
Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers always accepts quality shipments for future auctions. The next auction will be an online art auction in January 2019, followed by another cataloged artwork auction in April 2019. To deposit a single artwork, an estate or a collection, you can call them at (203) 877-1711; or send an e-mail to [email protected]. To learn more about Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers and the Thursday 25 October auction, please visit www.shannons.com. Updates are posted frequently.
Shannon’s Art Auctioneers
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.