Shannon's fine art sale boosted by 'great last-minute consignments'

Late additions to what was already a packed sale are promising to make the Shannon's Fine Art Auction, slated for Thursday, October 27, an event to remember.

New consignments by prominent artists - including a pair of collections dedicated to Modernism, a category that is particularly hot right now - have poured in just over the last couple of weeks.

The auction already boasted original works of art by such renowned painters as Jasper Cropsey, Birge Harrison, Martha Walter, John White Alexander and others.

The new additions pushed the number of lots that will cross the block to 213. The pre-auction estimates for all the artworks combined total $2.5-$3.5 million.

Highlights include an original painting by Thomas Moran (U.K./Calif., 1837-1926), titled A View Near Cuernavaca, Mexico (estimated at $40,000-$60,000).

Mr. Moran is regarded as the primary artist of the final decades of Western exploration, working both in watercolour and oil.

A still life rendering by Robert Spear Dunning (Mass./N.H., 1829-1905, estimated at $30,000-$50,000). Mr. Dunning was a founder of the Fall River School in Massachusetts, which emphasised still life paintings, but he also painted portraits and landscapes.

 


Rolph Scarlett’s (American,1889-1984) "Self Portrait"


An original oil painting by Mary Bradish Titcomb (Mass., 1858-1927) is estimated at $30,000-$50,000. Ms. Titcomb was born in New Hampshire but lived mostly in Boston and frequently travelled out West to paint. She did marine, landscape and portrait work.

An original painting by Worthington Whittredge (N.J./N.Y., 1820-1910, estimated at $20,000-$30,000). Mr. Whittredge was born in a log cabin in Springfield, Ohio, but went on to become one of the foremost painters in the First Generation Hudson River School.

An original still life by Severin Roesen (Penn., 1815-1872, estimated at $20,000-$30,000) is also among the highlights. Mr. Roesen was known for his sumptuous, highly realistic still life renderings, done with a brilliant palette in the tradition of the 17th century Dutch and German painters.

Other paintings of interest will be by John George Brown, Walter Launt Palmer, Charles Courtney Curran, Richard E. Miller and F.A. Bridgman.

Fine prints will feature examples by Marc Chagall, Joan Miro, George Bellows, Chuck Close, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Grant Wood and others.


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