Original works by Rembrandt, Cropsey, more at Shannon's fine art auction Oct. 27 Original works of art by such renowned painters as Jasper Cropsey, Birge Harrison, Martha Walter and others – plus two original etchings by Rembrandt -- will be sold Oct. 27 by Shannon's in Conn.
by the Dutch master (1606-1669). Both are original etchings and one, a diminutive self-portrait, has a pre-sale estimate of $30,000-$50,000. Another etching, by the Italian master Domenico Campagnola (1484-1550) is exceedingly rare, but has been estimated conservatively, at $20,000-$30,000.
A museum-size harbor view by Jonas Lie (N.Y./Norway, 1880-1940) should realize $50,000-$75,000; a still life of cherries tumbling from a basket by the still life master John F. Francis (Pa., 1808-1886) is expected to garner $40,000-$60,000; and White Birches, a Vermont masterpiece by Luigi Lucioni ((N.Y./N.J./Vt./Italy, 1900-1988) should also hit $30,000-$50,000. (Note: Shannon’s set a world record for a work by Mr. Lucioni, selling a painting for $153,000).
A portrait of a seated young woman by Irving Ramsey Wiles (N.Y., 1861-1948) should cross the block for $30,000-$50,000; Arizona Twilight, by Dale Nichols (Neb./Ill./Kan., 1904-1995), is expected to reach $30,000-$50,000; a lost masterpiece by William Holbrook Beard (N.Y./Kan., 1824-1900), depicting bears and goats cavorting, should fetch $30,000-$50,000; and a painting of the Andes by Elizabeth Gilbert Jerome (Conn., 1824-1910) will also be offered.
Collectors will also be interested to know that works by Richard E. Miller, Frederick Bridgman, Robert Vickrey, George Russell and Hans Dahl will also be featured in the sale.
Among the Modern artists, several works are worthy of mention. They include Test Pilot by Gerald Laing (U.K., b. 1936), expected to bring $12,000-$18,000 (Shannon’s set a new world record for this artist, too, in its April sale, when a work soared to $96,000). Carnival Abstraction, by Rolph Scarlett (N.Y./Calif., 1889-1984), meanwhile, should garner $30,000-$50,000 (and Shannon’s established a new auction record for this artist, too, selling a piece for $84,000).
Other Modern art notables will include a rare Provincetown pointillist work, executed circa 1917 by Blanche Lazzell (Mass./W. Va., 1878-1956), which should sell for $25,000-$35,000; a powerful early 1950s abstract work by Charles Green Shaw (N.Y., 1892-1974), titled Polychrome (est. $15,000-$25,000); and a vibrant colored print by the pop imagery cartoon painter Roy Lichtenstein (N.Y., 1923-1997), titled Crying Girl (est. $20,000-$30,000).
Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers is one of only two auction houses in the country that sells only fine art. Its auctions include paintings, watercolors, drawings and rare prints. Historically, Shannon’s has specialized in American and European art executed between 1840 and 1940. But in recent years the firm has expanded more into post-war Modern and Pop art.
Shannon’s produces a 180-page, full-color catalog and an eight-page, oversize color brochure that is mailed to 18,000 clients. Paintings consigned to Shannon’s are viewed by collectors, museum directors, appraisers and clients with an interest in fine international art. The firm markets itself online worldwide and in newsletters and magazines in Europe and the U.S.
Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers will be accepting quality consignments for the Oct. 27 sale through Sept. 13. To consign a single piece of artwork, an estate or an entire collection, you may call them at (203) 877-1711; or, you can e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Shannon’s and the upcoming Oct. 27 fine art auction