Gorgeous marine rendering by Edward Moran soars to $300,000 at Shannon's, Oct. 24 A gorgeous marine rendering of boats in the early morning haze by Edward Moran (Am., 1829-1901), titled Summer Morning, New York Bay, sold for $300,000 in an auction held Oct. 24 by Shannon's.
lower left and painted circa 1917, 20 inches by 24 inches ($168,000). Redfield was from the New Hope School in Pennsylvania and was an Impressionist landscape painter, known for his snowy scenes.
The second was an oil on canvas depiction of the Grand Canyon by Arthur Wesley Dow (Am., 1857-1922), titled The Glory of Shiva, Shiva Temple, Grand Canyon ($120,000). The 24 inch by 18 inch painting was signed lower left and titled and dated (1912) on the reverse. The work is considered quite rare because it is only one of a few Grand Canyon paintings by Dow.
An oil on canvas by Walter Launt Palmer (Am., 1854-1932) titled Winter Stream, signed, 28 inches by 28 inches, brought $90,000. Palmer was famous for his use of color to exemplify reflections of snow in water. Also, a gouache painting by Surrealist Movement artist Gerome Kamrowski (Am., 1914-2004), titled Burning Spider Web, signed and dated 1946 made $50,400.
An oil on canvas painting by the Italian-born American artist Luigi Lucioni (1900-1988), done in Manchester, Vt., in 1939 and titled The Leaning Silo, breezed to $45,600. The 17 inch by 24 inch work was signed lower right and dated. Also, an oil on canvas by Dale Nichols (Am., 1904-1985), signed and dated (March 9, 1948) and titled For Sarah Day, commanded $43,200.
An oil on canvas by American artist John George Brown (1831-1913), titled Shoeshine Boy, 12 inches by 16 inches and signed lower right, went for $43,200. Brown was famous for painting children, especially poor street urchins. Also, an oil on canvas by French artist Marcel Dyf (1899-1985), titled Grand Bouquet, 12 inches by 16 inches, signed lower right, hit $38,400.
A wood sculpture by Nancy Grossman (Am., b. 1940), titled Vertical Message, 65 inches tall and 13 ½ inches wide, signed, titled and dated (1964) on the reverse, sold for $33,600. Also, an etching with extensive hand-coloring in watercolors by renowned French artist Camille Pissarro (1830-1903), titled Marche de Gisors, drawn circa 1894-1895, topped out at $33,600.
An oil on canvas by noted Russian-American artist David Burliuk (1882-1967), titled Still Life on the Beach, 30 inches by 25 inches, signed lower left and dated 1953, changed hands for $31,200. Also, a bronze sculpture by Harriet Whitney Frismuth (Am., 1880-1980), titled Crest of a Wave, 21 inches tall, signed and dated 1925 (Gorham Co., N.Y.) realized $28,800.
Historically, Shannon’s has specialized in American and European art executed between 1840 and 1940. In recent years the firm has expanded more into post-war Modern and Pop art. Shannon’s produces an extensive 132-page, color catalog, which is available for sale on their website (shannons.com). An 8-page, oversized color brochure is mailed out to 18,000 clients.
Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers conducts two fine art auctions per year -- in April and October. The firm is currently accepting quality consignments for their April sale. To consign a single piece of artwork, an estate or an entire collection, you may call them at (203) 877-1711; or, you can