Oil painting by Paul Cornoyer soars to $96,000 at Shannon's April 26 fine art auction A painting by Paul Cornoyer (Am., 1864-1923), titled A Spring Day, New York and depicting carriages in New York City, sold for $96,000 at an auction held April 26 by Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers.
by James McDougal Hart (Am., 1828-1901), an important artist of the Hudson River School, titled Sunset in the Adirondacks, signed lower left and dated 1864, 20 inches by 42 inches, demanded $32,400; and one of six nautical works from the renowned marine painter Antonio Jacobsen (Am., 1850-1921), titled The E.S. Atwood, breezed to $28,800.
A painting John Fulton Folinsbee (Am., 1892-1972), titled Shad Fisherman on the Delaware (Haul Before the Storm), garnered $28,800; and an oil on panel work by Dwight William Tryon (Am., 1849-1925), titled Sunset, signed lower left, 20 inches by 30 inches, commanded $28,800.
A work by Worthington Whittredge (Am., 1820-1910), titled Landscape With Brook, signed lower right and dated 1894, hammered for $28,800; an oil on canvas by Eduoard Leon Cortes (Fr., 1882-1969), titled Marche aux Fleurs, Madeline, went for $26,400; and an oil on canvas by Fern Coppedge (Am., 1883-1951), titled Boats in a Harbor, made $25,200.
Three works by the geometric abstract painter Rolph Scarlett (Am., 1889-1985) all brought identical prices of $24,000 (13 works by the artist were offered, 12 of which were sold); and a painted extruded aluminum sculpture by Robert Indiana (Am., b. 1928), titled 2000, signed, dated 1999, hit $24,000.
Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers’ next big art auction is scheduled for Oct. 25. The firm conducts two sales a year, in its gallery located at 354 Woodmont Road in Milford, Conn., just off Interstate 95 and not far from New Haven. Shannon’s is one of only two auction houses in the country that sells only fine art (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 an extensive, 132-page, full color catalog for each sale and an eight-page, oversize color brochure that is mailed to 18,000 clients. These are viewed by potential bidders worldwide.
Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. 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 Fine Art Auctioneers and its upcoming events, please log on to www.shannons.com.