WILLARD LEROY METCALF, American (1858-1925), “The Road to Home”, oil on canvas, signed, 26 x 29 1/4 inches, Estimate: $200,000-300,000
Shannon Fine Art Auctioneers

MILFORD, CT. – Important American paintings from the 19th century to contemporary times will be available at the biannual Shannon American and European Fine Art Auction to be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Milford, Connecticut. With 238 lots, the auction will include quality examples of American Impressionism, American Coastal Scenes, Modernism and European Paintings.

Leading 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 fresh on the market and in very good condition. It will be listed in the next catalog raisonné on the artist. (est. $200,000-300,000)

Another highlight of American Impressionism is a cafe scene by Irving Ramsey Wiles. The gasp is dated 1887, just three years after the artist returned from his studies in Paris. Wiles undoubtedly encountered works by artists like Edgar Degas and Edouard Manet in Paris, their influences are apparent in this painting. (est. $100,000-150,000)

Other highlights of American Impressionism include an early work by Willard Leroy Metcalf of a young woman in a garden of sunflowers; a large-format winter landscape by 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 released snow scenes by Walter L. Palmer; a still life of chrysanthemums by Emil Carlsen; and many more!

Another landmark painting fresh from the market is a spectacular sailing scene by Edward Moran. In the painting, circa 1876, the Magdalene and the Countess of Dufferin racing around the buoy in the America’s Cup winning race. The Magdalene, at the time, was the fastest boat in the New York Yacht Club fleet. He easily defended the cup by beating the challenger at every stage of the race. Gasp has descended into a private Connecticut family since he was painted. It is in excellent original condition and will be offered at an estimate of $40,000-60,000.

IRVING RAMSEY WILES, American (1861-1948), The Loiterers, oil on canvas, signed and dated, 18 x 24 inches, Estimate: $100,000-150,000
Shannon Fine Art Auctioneers

The sale will also feature several other exceptional examples of 19th-century American art, including a luminist seascape by William Trost Richards (estimated at $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.

The previews will take place every day, from Monday October 15th until Wednesday October 24th (closed on Sundays). Preview hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.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 at 6 p.m. ET. Live, internet, telephone and mail order bidding will all be permitted.

Shannon’s produces an extensive color catalog, which is available for purchase 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]

EDWARD MORAN, American (1829-1901), “The Winning Yacht” (Madeleine and the Countess of Dufferin), oil on canvas, circa 1876, signed, 40 x 32 inches, Estimate: $40,000-60,000
Shannon Fine Art Auctioneers

Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers is still accepting quality submissions for future auctions. The next auction will be an online fine art auction in January 2019, followed by another cataloged fine art auction in April 2019. To consign a unique piece of art, domain or collection, you can call them at (203) 877-1711 or, email at [email protected]. To learn more about Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers and the auction on Thursday 25 October, please visit www.shannons.com. Updates are released frequently.


Sandra Germain

Shannon Fine Art Auctioneers

(203) 877-1711

[email protected]

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About Shannon

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.


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