Shannon’s presents Fine American & European Paintings on Artfact Live! Bid online exclusively through Artfact Live! on nearly 250 lots of Fine American and European Art, including work by Winslow Homer, at the Shannon's auction on October 29, 2009.
News-Antique.com - Oct 21,2009 - (Boston MA) Artfact Live! is pleased to announce the Shannon’s auction of the Fine American & European Paintings on October 29th 2009 is available for online bidding exclusively through Artfact Live! Highlighted by rare estate artworks and fine paintings and sculpture from private collections, the one-day auction offers nearly 250 lots of fine art. Featured artists include Winslow Homer, Colin Campbell Cooper, Ernest Lawson, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Camille Corot, William Morris Hunt, Georges Braque, Wassily Kandinsky, and Ross Bleckner. Works range in date from the nineteenth through twentieth century, with minimum starting bids ranging from $200-$120,000. If you can’t join the live auction action in Milford, Connecticut, visit Artfact.com, or its sister site in the UK, Invaluable.com, to login or register free to bid live online at this exceptional auction. If you’re not ready to bid, simply watch the activity live from the auction floor using the Artfact Live! console.
Highlights of the sale include:
Bidding opens at $120,000 on Lot 43, "Gloucester Harbor, Ten Pound Island," initialed by Winslow Homer (American 1836-1910). This small, colorful watercolor from a Massachusetts estate was given by Homer to his friend Samuel T. Preston; period photographs show it hanging in Preston’s rooms in New York in 1880.
Lot 32, “The Terrace Samarkand,” 1927, titled, dated and signed by Colin Campbell Cooper (American, 1856-1937) and offered in a period frame, opens for bidding at $120,000. This recently rediscovered oil on canvas from the property of a private collector has an opening bid of $120,000.
Lot 59 “American View, Greenwood Lake,” 1888, is signed and dated by Jasper Francis Cropsey (American 1823-1900). For sale from a private collection, this oil on canvas will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonne being compiled by the Newington-Cropsey Foundation on the Hudson River School Painter. Bidding begins at $120,000.
Also of interest, the sculpture offerings include two rare bronzes Lots 30 and 31 “Lyric Muse” and “Danae” by Paul Manship (American, 1885-1966); and Lot 102 a large bronze “Girl with Goat” by Edward McCartan (American 1879-1947). Minimum bids on these lots are: $9,000; $15,000 and $18,000 respectively.
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