Quality consignments now being accepted for Shannon's Oct. 24 fine art auction Quality consignments are currently being accepted for an auction slated for Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers in Milford, Conn.
News-Antique.com - Aug 01,2012 - (MILFORD, Conn.) – Quality consignments are currently being accepted for an auction slated for Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers in Milford, Conn.
Offered will be works from the Hudson River School, the Cape Ann School, American Impressionists, European and American Modern and Abstract artists, 19th century European artists, Orientalist artists and more. Already consigned are notable works by artists such as Franz R. Unterberger, Arthur Wesley Dow, Dale Nichols and David Johnson.
“The fine art market is is still very strong for works of high quality, and this sale will offer an array of high quality works by both European and American artists,” said Gene Shannon of Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers. If the quality is there, people aren't going to hesitate to buy. We expect it to be a great auction with a strong turnout.”
Mr. Shannon said the firm’s last auction, in April, had a sell-through rate of 82 percent. “That’s very high,” he commented, “especially in this economy. The sale attracted bidders from 18 countries and 42 states. “We’re hitting all the marks we’ve aimed for,” he remarked.
The expected top lot of the October sale, as of this writing, is an original oil on canvas by Austrian painter Franz Richard Unterberger (1838-1902), titled Canal in Venice. A masterpiece measuring 31 ¼ inches by 47 inches, the painting is estimated at $150,000-$250,000. Unterberger is best known for his scenic paintings of Italy, both intimate views and large vistas.
A painting by Arthur Wesley Dow (Am., 1857-1922), titled The Glory of Shiva, Shiva Temple, Grand Canyon, carries a pre-sale estimate of $50,000-$75,000. The oil on canvas, which is 24inches by 18 inches, is signed, titled and dated (1912). This extremely rare painting is one of only a few known works by Dow of the Grand Canyon.
A very rare view of Lake Champlain, which is bordered by Vermont and New York, by the classical Hudson River School artist David Johnson (Am., 1827-1908), titled Split Rock, Lake Champlain, is estimated at $25,000-$35,000. The 12 inch by 20 inch oil on canvas is monogrammed lower left, signed and dated (1871).
A panting by Dale Nichols (Am., 1904-1995), titled Farm in Winter and measuring 20 inches by 25 inches, carries a pre-sale estimate of $20,000-$30,000. The work is signed, dated (March 9, 1948) and inscribed “For Sarah Day.” Renowned for his Midwestern scenes and depictions of American life, Dale Nichols is often viewed as the “Fourth Regionalist” after Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton and John Steuart Curry.
An oil on canvas by Luigi Lucioni (Am., 1900-1988), titled The Leaning Silo, signed and dated 1939, is estimated at $15,000-$25,000, The 17 inch by 24 inch work is a masterful work of compelling light, symmetry and composition. Lucioni became one of America’s premier landscape painters in the 1930s and '40s, known for his heightened realism and attention to detail.
American artist Alex Katz (b. 1927) is represented by Tiger Lilies, estimated at $10,000-$15,000. The 16 inch by 15 ½ inch painting